After his FCINY’s artist-in-residence period in 2013, Santtu Mustonen decided to stay in New York. For Mustonen, the biggest achievement so far has been the possibility to work with prominent cultural organizations, such as Brooklyn Academy of Music and New York City Ballet. Mustonen’s work is currently presented in the New York City Ballet’s Art Series.
Starting this month, FCINY will publish a series of interviews called 'Creative Conversations' written and photographed by Liisa Jokinen. Jokinen is a freelance writer and photographer, curator and entrepreneur specialized in style design and Finnish fashion. Her street style sites Hel Looks and SF Looks have been recognized internationally.
In 2016 FCINY focused on the tensions and conflicts of human mind. The curated program consisted of two psychologically charged exhibitions and an accompanying publication. The institute’s artist-in-residence program and MOBIUS fellowship program continued setting people and ideas in motion, enabling international working periods for independent and institutional visual arts professionals.