The starting point for Marja Kanervo’s artistic practice is almost without an exception a certain existing space, or a documentation of it. What is most characteristic to her spatial installations are on the one hand their emptiness, and on the other hand the strong sense of presence, evoked by her actions taken in the specific space. Kanervo will be starting her 6-month artist-in-residency in January 2016 at ISCP, the International Studio and Curatorial Program.
Toni Kauppila is FCINY's artist-in-residence in December. Kauppila holds a degree in architecture, and in his ongoing PhD dissertation work he also has a strong foothold in pedagogical studies in art. Under the rubric "The Space for Unforced Errors – Choreographing the Architectural Drama of the Everyday" his research asks how to develop architectural design methods to better serve dynamic and active urban spaces.
Olli Hakanen is FCINY’s artist-in-residence for November and December 2015. Hakanen has an extensive career in architecture, with the specialization in urban culture, co-creation and their relation to architectural spaces. In respect of his recent projects concerned with re-thinking urban structures, in New York he will be studying the city’s urban presence and mobility, and producing architectural concepts applicable to the development of metropolitan Helsinki.
Triangle Arts Association’s artist-in-residence Pia Männikkö’s oeuvre can be characterized through sculptural mass and movement. For Männikkö’s artistic practice the concepts of body and space are not only mere starting points, something from which something else may be found, experimented, and contested. They are the primary concepts that establish the ontology of her art, and through which all the decisions and details can be grounded and understood.