Interior architect Laura Karhunen has over ten years of experience in designing interiors for numerous offices and residential houses. During her residency in New York she plans to delve into the design and feel of the delis, restaurants and grocery stores of the city.
Designers Johanna Vainio and Merja Seitsonen were brought together by a straightforward punk attitude––a no-nonsense approach to the unknown borders between fashion and art. In 2002 they started launching collections as the designer duo Vainio.Seitsonen and their direct and feminist approach has since been seen in showrooms around Europe.
Media artist and researcher Heidi Tikka’s works often explore the interfaces between affect and technology, the private and the public. Her context-specific and site-specific installations often involve participatory processes, placing the spectator in a performative, embodied relation with the work.
Suomen New Yorkin kulttuuri-instituutti ylläpitää New Yorkissa kahta residenssiasuntoa, joita voivat hakea SAFAn, Ornamon ja Suomen Taiteilijaseuran jäsenet. Hakuaika vuodelle 2016 alkaa 1.4.2015 ja päättyy 30.4.2015. Sähköinen hakulomake on ladattavissa instituutin nettisivuilta 1.4.2015 alkaen.