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

2021
2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
  • 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])
  • ​Heidi Anttila

 

International artists in Autumn (if possible by COVID situation)

  • 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. 
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.

Would you like to support us?

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  • Address: SOMMARTORGET 1, 21660 NAUVO, Finland
  • Account Number: FI40 5560 0920 0269 61
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Wepbage created by Ubuntu Productions (Korpo)
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