ARTISTS
(art professionals from all disciplines) 

Introduction

Since its foundation in the year 2015, AARK has hosted hundreds of artist in residency from all around the world, we are so proud that all of them have chosen the Archipelago Art Residency in Korpo.

The residency feels like a big family for most of our visitors, they enjoy the inspiration that comes with the day-to-day contact with other artists and the proximity to Nature. They also love the passion that Renja and Benkku invest in making them feel welcomed and integrated into the small community of the island.

The building that host the residency is quite unique in Korpo. Built-in the late 50s, it was home for the ferry crew and their families. The combination of intense red and white and the fact that it is located just by the ferry makes this building an iconic and recognizable place. But what the resident artists generally love the most is the proximity to Nature, as it is located 100 meters from the seashore, and surrounded by forest.

Would you like to apply to AARK? Then visit this link!
Since its foundation in the year 2015, AARK has hosted hundreds of artist in residency from all around the world, we are so proud that all of them have chosen the Archipelago Art Residency in Korpo.

The residency feels like a big family for most of our visitors, they enjoy the inspiration that comes with the day-to-day contact with other artists and the proximity to Nature. They also love the passion that Renja and Benkku invest in making them feel welcomed and integrated into the small community of the island.

The building that host the residency is quite unique in Korpo. Built-in the late 50s, it was home for the ferry crew and their families. The combination of intense red and white and the fact that it is located just by the ferry makes this building an iconic and recognizable place. But what the resident artists generally love the most is the proximity to Nature, as it is located 100 meters from the seashore, and surrounded by forest.

Would you like to apply to AARK? Then visit this link!

Artist at AARK

2024
2023
2022
2021
2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
  • Thomas.C.Chung, Australia [link]
  • Susan Mabinart, New Zealand [link]
  • Leah Fryer, US
  • Kamari Brown, UK
  • Alex Morris, US [link]
  • Sandra Simmonds + daughter, US [link]
  • Helena Vallee Dallarte artist family, Canada [link]
  • Ruth McDermott Baxter, Australia [link] [link]
  • Cheryl J. Fish, US [link]
  • Karsten Kronas, Ger [link]
  • Ruth O'Leary & family, Australia [link]
  • Ulla Halkola, Fin [link]
  • Kaiju Harinen, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Turku, Fi [link]
  • Tamás Ördög, HU [link]
  • Maria Ahmed, UK [link] & Brian Cody, IRL [link]
  • Gill AKASAKA, UK living in FI [link]
  • Jean - Louis Lemoin, FR [link]
  • Elodie Céline Glerum, DK & CH [link]
  • Gary DeMichele, USA [link]
  •  Janika Haataja, FI
  • Linda Barlow, UK [link]

 

Artists via HIAP supported by KONE Foundation:

 

Arts House Turku / Taiteen Talo Artists visits:

  • Tommi Parkko, FIN [link]

 

AARK Grant 2024 (Thank you Sparbanksstiftelsen för Korpo)

  • 1-2 graduating artists from TUAS Fine Arts

 

 

Artists via HIAP supported by KONE Foundation:

 

AARK Assistant

  • Mariel Helovirta, Turku Arts Academy, Fine Arts 4th year student, FIN [link]
  • Heli Lundström, FI [link]
  • Salla Sillgren, FI [link]
  • Jaakko Autio, FI [link]
  • Venla Ilona Blom, FI [link]
  • Johanna Matruka, FI [link]
  • Gill AKASAKA, UK living in FI
  • Rubuzak artist duo / AARK grant 2020 Salla Sillgren & Appe Leppänen, FI [link]
  • Linda Granfors, FI  [link]
  • Kaarina Karjalainen, FI
  • Heidi Anttila, FI
  • Sini Piri, FI [link]
  • Rita Anttila, FI [link]
  • Maria Björklund, FI [link] [link] 
  • Mia Mäkelä, FI [link]
  • Johanna Vehkoo, FI [link]
  • Kimmo Ylönen | Timo O Nenonen (Barefoot Path 10 years exhibition [link])
  • Maria Ylikoski, FI [link]
  • Nina Mutik, FI [link]
  • Matilda Palmu [link]
  • Molly Balcom Raleigh & co
  • Helena Lacy & Lawrence Artitzone, UK [link] - postponed
  • Chris Sheridan, US [link]  postponed
  • Kate Protage, US [link] postponed
  • Daniel van Benthuysen & partner, US https://www.danvanb.com/home 1 month
  • Molly Balcom Raleigh [link] with Janaki Ranpura [link] & Valentine Cadieux [link]
  • Jessica Koivistoinen [link]
  • Frances Cocksedge, US [link]
  • Candy Chang, US [link]   [link]
  • James A Reeves, US  [link]  [link]
  • Justina Vilčinskaitė, Lt /NL [link]
  • Dovilė Aleksandravičiūtė, Lt / NL [link]
  • Eric du Bellay, FR [link]
  • Emmi Kallio, FIN [link] 
  • Turku Arts Academy (TUAS) Fine Arts graduating students. Thesis workshop with Ilona Tanskanen ( cancelled)
  • Amy Clay, US [link] (cancelled)
  • Jura Bardauskaite & Kestutis Montvidas, Lt (cancelled)
  • [link]  Barefoot Path 2020 (cancelled)
  • Anna Binta Diallo, CAN, [link] (cancelled)
  • Jaakko Autio, FIN [link]
  • Helena Lacy, UK  [link] (postponed)
  • Lawrence Artizone, UK [link] (postponed)
  • Marjut Brunila, FIN
  • Susanna Tuuliainen, FIN
  • Sun Ho Kim, US (cancelled)[link]
  • Marja Salo, FIN [link]
  • Laura Marconi, US [link] (postponed)
  • Tim Sullivan, UK (postponed)
  • Gillian Grabbe UK/FIN
  • Venla Blom
  • Marissa Mehr
  • Laura Manninen
  • PRZ invited artist duo Swe/FIN
  • Molly Balcom Raleigh
  • Hanna-Leena & Jyrki Paloposki
  • Grace Wood & Tim Bass, Australia 1 month[link]
  • Mirjam Zimmermann, Switzerland  1 month [link]
  • Odysseus Atlas: Jura Bardauskaite & Kestutis Montvidas Lithuania  [link] 3 months
  • Alice Duncan, Australia  [link]
  • Sari Nieminen  1 month FIN
  • Laura Hypponen, FIN [link]
  • In May-June AARK is filld with artists from 3 Archipelago area residencies BETWEEN ISLANDS.
    [link] Projects 3rd year.  Invited artists By Örö Residence [link], Kökar Artist Residence [link] and AARK:  
  • Between Islands: Lilli Haapala, Fin.  [link]
  • Between Islands: Marco Dessardo, Ita/Fra. [link]
  • Between Islands: Grace Phillips, US
  • Between Islands: Maria Windschüttel (GER) [link]
  • Between Islands: Elisa Matikainen FIN [link]
  • Nodoka Yamaura, Japan, 1 month, [link]
  • Acadia Kandora, US 1 month  [link]
  • Milla Nummikoski, FIN
  • Niklas Feinik, FIN
    [link]
  • Roxanna Walitzki, US 1month
    [1]
  • Redd Walitzki, US 1 month
    [link]
  • Rachel Keranen, US [link] 1month
  • Marie Docher, Fra [link] 1month
  • Karen Knorr, US/UK  [link] 1month
  • Laura Ruotsalainen, FIN 1 month
  • Kaisu Lundelin, FIN 2 month
  • September Month: TUAS Arts Academy, Fine Arts. Graduating students. Thesis workshops by senior lecturer in finnish language, Ilona Tanskanen
  • Chris Sheridan, US  http://www.sheridanart.com 2 months
  • Giuliana Grippo, Argentina  [link] 1month
  • Rochyne Delaney McNulty, UK 2 months [link]
  • Sabeen Omar [link] 1month
  • Candy Chang & James A Reeves, US NYC, 1 month  [link]  [link]

 

  • Brian Cheung, Australia, 3 months
  • Inka Kynkäänniemi & Iiris Kaarlehto, Fin short visit
  • Aleksi Liimatainen, FIN 2weeks
  • Juho Kuusi, FIN 2weeks
  • Clement Berauld, France 1 month
  • Redd Walitzki, US 2 months
  • Nicole Banowetz, US 1 month – participating art exhibition Barefoot Path
  • Ellery Royston & Adam Bach, US 1 month
  • Marija Tiurina, UK / Lithuania, 1 month
  • Niklas Feinik, FIN 1 month. AARK Grant 2018 when graduated TUAS Arts Academy.
  • Paul J Woods, US, 3 months
  • Marco Dessardo, Ita/Fra. Invited artist in Between Islands -project 2019
  • Shannon Toth, Australia 1 month
  • Emma York, UK 2weeks
  • Hannah Gatland, Australia 1 month
  • Deanna Fogstrom, Canada 1 month
  • Lilli Haapala, FIN 1 month. (Invited artist in Between Islands -project 2019)
  • Lisa Lavery, UK 2 weeks
  • Stephanie Tudor, UK 1 month
  • TUAS Arts Academy, Fine Art graduating students for 1-2 weeks work shop
  • Ariel Cotton, US
  • Pom Bouvier_b, France
  • Mounia Steimer, Schwitzerland
  • Emily Coussins, UK
  • Jiro Ishihara, Japan
  • Eleanor Cepko, US
  • Laura Nevanperä, FIN, TUAS Arts Academy
  • Shinobu Terada, Japan
  • Marjolein Witte, Netherlands
  • Mari Miyamoto & Hisayoshi Miyamoto, FIN & Japan
  • Kendra Bell, US
  • Jessie Imam, Australia
  • Phillip Buenger, Germany [link]
  • Sea Heikes & doughter, US [link]
  • Maia Flore, FR (Photographic Centre PERI:  Finland - France Residency Programme)   [link]
  • Mario Marzan & Roxana Perez-Mendez, Puerto Rico, US [link] & [link]
  • Christian Kintz, Germany  [link]
  • Grace Ellen Wood, Australia ( cancelled, coming 2018)
  • Dan and Elin Snow, US [link]
  • Alisa Tanaka-King, Australia (2nd time at AARK) [link]
  • Aleksi Liimatainen, FIN. AARK grant for  1 month residency at AARK. He graduated from TUAS Arts Academy, Fine Arts.
  • Cydney Puro, US [link]
  • Anna Domnic, Germany
  • Brian Cheung, AU [link]
  • Pom Bouvier-b, France. [link]
  • Lucy Crowder, UK. [link]
  • Nina Weyman, Germany. [link]
  • Darla Murphy US/France. [link]
  • Shinobu Terada, JP (Barefoot Path Artist)
  • Marco Dessardo, FR (Barefoot Path Artist) [link]
  • Abigail Smithson, US
  • Missy Dunway US, [link]
  • Marjolein Witte, NL [link]
  • Dana Neilson, Can [link]
  • Tuomo Savolainen & Dana Neilson Family & Eelis,  Fin
  • Christopher Luther US. [link]
  • Robin Luther, US. [link]
  • George Ramsay, UK [link]
  • Claire Ducene, Belqium. [link]
  • Simo Kellokumpu, Fin. [link]
  • Vincent Roumagnac, France. [link]
  • Hannah Eaton, UK.  www.myriadeditions.com
  • Cat Lauigan & Matt Brownell, US [link]
  • Sif Ankergård, Denmark/Norway. [link]
  • Vivian Ross-Smith, Scotland. [link]
  • Patti Lean, Scotland.   [link]
  • Viliina Koivisto, Fin. [link]
  • Nina-Maria Oförsagd, Fin. [link]
  • Melodie Reay, Canada/ US. [link]
  • Lori Hepner, US. [link]
  • Beata Szparagowska, Pol/Belgium. [link]
  • Nanna Saarhelo, Fin. [link]
  • Mark Nixon, UK. [link]
  • Paul Corcoran; Ire/UK. [link]
  • Susi Summ Suberbiene, Austria. [link]
  • Laura Pakarinen, Fin. [link]
  • Lilli Haapala, Fin. [link]
  • Anni Saijonkivi, Fin
  • Ikko Alaska, Fin
  • Tommi Vasko, Fin. [link]
  • Katie Goodwin, UK. [link]
  • Ville Kurki, Fin, [link]
  • Sofia Molin, Fin, [link]
  • Sophie Lannefranque, France
  • Hannaleena Hauru, Finland. [link]
  • Anna Jaaniste, Australia.
  • Pom Bouvier-b, France. [link]
We encourage a dialogue inside AARK, between both national and international guests as well as a dialogue with local people and the environment.
AARK in Korpo Bladet
The local & rural monthly magazine Korpo Bladet ("our lovely local magazine" in words of Renja Leino), has featured AARK artists in residency in numerous ocassions.  Here you can find all the articles in PDF, click the image to download. You can find the full version of the magazines here.
A flyer for the book, no place to return.

KBN81 - Tetiana Slobodianyk - No Place To Return

KBN79 - December 2023 - Polina Choni

KBN79 - December 2023 - Polina Choni

KBN77 - October 2023 - Susann Rittermann

KBN77 - October 2023 - Susann Rittermann

KBN75 - August 2023 - Chris Sheridan

KBN75 - August 2023 - Chris Sheridan

AARK - KBN74 - Hanna Sukare

KBN74 - July 2023 - Hanna Sukare - Austria

KBN73 Olga Zaremba

KBN73 - June 2023 - Olga Zaremba - Ukraine

KBN61 - June 2022 - Oksana & Tata - Ukraine

KBN61 - June 2022 - Oksana & Tata - Ukraine

KBN58 - March 2022 - Birds, birds and more birds - Jessica Koivistoinen

KBN58 - March 2022 - Birds, birds and more birds - Jessica Koivistoinen

KBN57 - February 2022 - Escaping the rat race - Matilda Palmu

KBN57 - February 2022 - Escaping the rat race - Matilda Palmu

KBN56 - January 2022 - Renja Leino Egentliga Finlands konstpris

KBN54 - Nobember 2021 - Daniel van Benthuysen

KBN54 - Nobember 2021 - Daniel van Benthuysen

KBN53 - October 2021 - Maria Björklund

KBN53 - October 2021 - Maria Björklund - Creating Fictional Lifeforms

KBN48 - May 2021 - Rubuzak

KBN48 - May 2021 - Rubuzak

KBN51 - august 2021 - one island, two art residencies

KBN51 - august 2021 - one island, two art residencies

KBN45 - February 2021 - Love is in the AARK

KBN45 - February 2021 - Love is in the AARK

KBN40 - September 2020 - Nick Balcom Raleigh Futures Literacy

KBN40 - September 2020 - Nick Balcom Raleigh (Futures Literacy)

KBN39 - August 2020 - Marja Salo Marjut Brunila Susanna Tuuliainen

KBN39 - August 2020 - Marja Salo Marjut Brunila Susanna Tuuliainen

KBN36 - May 2020 - Chris Sheridan

KBN36 - May 2020 - Chris Sheridan (Rediscovering silence)

KBN35 - April 2020 - Eric du Bellay

KBN35 - April 2020 - Eric du Bellay

KBN33 - February 2020 Candy Chang & James A. Reeves

KBN33 - February 2020 Candy Chang & James A. Reeves

KBN32 - January 2020 - Chris Sheridan

KBN32 - January 2020 - Chris Sheridan

KBN30 - Nombember 2019 - Chris Sheridan Rochyne Delaney McNulty Giuliana Grippo Sabeen Omar

KBN30 - Nombember 2019 - Chris Sheridan, Rochyne Delaney McNulty, Giuliana Grippo & Sabeen Omar

KBN31 - December 2019 - Rochyne Delaney McNulty

KBN31 - December 2019 - Rochyne Delaney McNulty

KBN29 - October 2019 - Kaisu Lundelin Ilona Tanskanen

KBN29 - October 2019 - Kaisu Lundelin & Ilona Tanskanen

KBN27 - August 2019 - Nodoka Yamaura Acadia Kandora Redd & Roxanna Walitzki

KBN27 - August 2019 - Nodoka Yamaura, Acadia Kandora, Redd & Roxanna Walitzki

KBN26 - July 2019 - Between Islands

KBN26 - July 2019 - Between Islands

KBN24. - may 2019 - Odysseus Atlas

KBN24 - May 2019 - Odysseus Atlas

KBN21 - February 2019 - Grace Woods Mirjam Zimmermann

KBN21 - February 2019 - Grace Woods & Mirjam Zimmermann

KBN18 - November 2018 - Aleksi Liimatainen

KBN18 - November 2018 - Aleksi Liimatainen

KBN17 - October 2018 -

KBN17 - October 2018

KBN14 - Deanna Fogstrom Redd Walitzki AARK

KBN14 - Deanna Fogstrom & Redd Walitzki AARK

KBN16 - September 2018 - Hannah Gatland Lilli Haapala

KBN16 - September 2018 - Hannah Gatland & Lilli Haapala

KBN15 - August 2018 Paul Woods Marija Tiurinia Emma Yorke Shannon Toth - AARK

KBN15 - August 2018 - Paul Woods, Marija Tiurinia, Emma Yorke, & Shannon Toth - AARK

KBN3 - Renja Leino AARK

KBN3 - Renja Leino AARK

Note from Aarón Blanco Tejedor (co-founder of Korpo Bladet): "For us, AARK is really important to our community. We live in a small island, connected to the mainland by two ferries, and the residency gives the community the opportunity to receive artists from around the world that enrich our lives with their experiences, stories, creativity and their interest for diving in the local culture and discover the natural environment.

Personally, I have made really good friends between some of the artists in residence, and the open doors days have always been an opportunity to bring some of my beloved ones to interact with people that shows their creativity in the intimacy of their own space in the residency. I am very grateful for every experience that the residency has brought to my life, and for the future, I wish a deeper mixture between the artists in residency and locals."

~ AARK is a non-profit, artist-run, independent association run by a small family team. We cooperate with local people and professional artists.

~ The residency was founded by the couple: contemporary artist Renja Leino and her husband Bengt Andersson.

~ Renja is the artistic director/coordinator for AARK.

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