Open call: ~in waves~ intensive residency of feminist curating in Espoo


Hanasaari, Espoo 26. – 30.11.2018 for curators & artists based in Finland and Sweden

Residency 26th-30th of November 2018

Application deadline 30th of July 2018

Hanaholmen – the Swedish-Finnish Culture Centre announces an open call for ~in waves~ intensive residency of feminist curating. The residency is organised by feminist curatorial duo nynnyt (Hanna Ohtonen & Selina Väliheikki) and it is formed around workshops from invited speakers: Helena Reckitt, the Read-in group and Timimie Märak.

Situating itself on the island of Hanasaari, the residency takes flight from the notion of waves – waves, as Sara Ahmed(*) puts it, as both a movement that reaches outward through a series of motions and as something that needs to be built into a shelter. Waves can be the indefinite and the nonspecific, the in-between and the billowing. Waves can shape us and become a movement of change, but they can also be painful, they can also be painstaking, as they return to us, return us, make us return.

Together with invited guests and the participants of the residency, nynnyt wish to think about the essence of waves in relation to both feminism and the curatorial, and to search for connections between questions that come from thinking of waves and those that come from daily practices of curating:

In the face of waves that precede us, how can we act and practice with consistency and renewal?
How to embrace the vague and endure the uncertain?
How can we build shared shelters on the grounds that are constantly shaken?
How to practice what we preach – how to build and not only represent?
If change is a wave whetting a stone, how can we stay with the wave?

Residency includes:

– Travel within Finland & Sweden (up to 200e costs)

• Staying at Hanaholmen

• Vegetarian / vegan meals (3 per day)

• Workshops and other programme

Application guidelines:

• Open to curators and artists working in Finland or Sweden

• The language for the residency will be English

• The programme can host a maximum of 10 participants

• Send a motivation letter and / or a statement of interest, including a short bio or CV all together maximum 1000 words by 30th of July via email to

• Notifications of participation will be sent by 10th of August

More info:

For further information about the residency and the application procedures, contact

For further information about nynnyt, visit

For further information about Hanaholmen, visit

The intensive residency is supported by the Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland and the Swedish-Finnish Cultural Foundation; it is a collaboration between Curatorial Residency in Stockholm, Frame Contemporary Art Finland, Hanaholmen – Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre and Pro Artibu