June 2024
Interview with Renja Leino and Benkku Andersson in Korpo Bladet

The local and rural monthly magazine Korpo Bladet, has been publishing profiles of local people with interviews done by Ida-Kajsa Johansson and photography by Peter Mustelin for over two years. Renja Leino and Benkku Andersson, directors of the AARK residency in Korpo, were interviewed in issue number 82, published in March 2024. Here you can […]

May 2024
Contrasting Times exhibition by Renja Leino on Galleria Aski (15.05 - 26.05.2024)

In Renja Leino's solo exhibition Contrasting Times, some of her works meet for the first time. Perhaps even surprising associations are formed, as the themes of the works arise from the times in which we live. The works inevitably crystallise the world that is troubling the mind of the artist at any given time. The […]

September 2023
Traversing the body as a dividing line | Ukraine Solidarity Residency Programme | Gallery Titanik | 20.9.–8.10.2023

The exhibition Traversing the body as a dividing line spans many mediums, the human body can appear to be the central narrative, however, often humanness is used as a tool to highlight the nature of the landscape; social-political, emotional or environmental. Exhibiting artists Alexandra Krolikowska, Anastasiia Sviridenko, Maria Kulikovska, Polina Choni, Sergii Shaulis and Stanislava Ovchinnikova have been […]

August 2023
BLACK SOIL exhibition by Polina Choni on Art House Turku (4.-13.08.2023)

I seek to explore the intersection of national culture, environment, and resilience by referring to the beauty of Ukrainian bread traditions. Bread is not just a food product for Ukrainians; it holds a sacred status and symbolises protection, prosperity and life. In the Ukrainian tradition, there are more than 70 types of ceremonial bread, that […]

April 2023
Oksana Mykhanko exhibition on B-galleria (Turku)

Oksana Mykhanko: Continue living Exhibition: 20.04.–07.05.2023 - B-gallery’s Main Space (link)Opening: Wed 19.04.2023 at 18–20 Ukrainian designer and visual artist Oksana Mykhanko arrived in Finlandfor the first time one year ago due to the full-scale invasion launchedby Russia. With support from the Ukrainian Solidarity Residency ProgramOksana was based for eight months as artist-in-residence at AARK(Archipelago […]

March 2023
Renja Leino "Hiostamo 5" exhibition

Renja Leino, Hiostamo 5 15.-19.3.2023 Köysiratagalleria: Varviontori, Linnankatu 56, Turku Link to Facebook event

March 2023
AARK Satellite in Turku Arts House

AARK is happy to announce that we got own space in the heart of Turku: we call it AARK Satellite, located in fabulous The Taiteen talo arts centre. We are looking for a dialogue between the international and national artists coming to stay with us in Korpo island on the Turku Archipelago, and the art […]

March 2023
Astrid Menzel's Award-winning documentary Blue Sky White Clouds at Kuvateatteri 7.3.2023

The German filmmaker and artist resident at AARK, Astrid Menzel, will screen her award-winning documentary Blue Sky White Clouds at Kuvateatteri (Turku Arts Academy - TUAS). After the screening, there will be time to hold an informal discussion with the artist. Don't miss it! Information about the event:Date: 7.3.2023Time: 15.00 (3.00pm)Place: Kuvateatteri (link) Blue Sky […]

October 2022
Ukrainian Solidarity Residencies Exhibition

The splitting and the space between: Ukrainian Solidarity Residencies Exhibition Dates November 5 – November 12, 2022 Opening hours Monday to Sunday, 12:00–17:00 (extended to 20:00 on November 5th and 12th) Location HIAP Gallery Augusta, Suomenlinna (Building nr. 33 on Suomenlinna map) "A splitting can occur in a second or be a long drawn out […]

October 2022
Building Artists’ Futures

On 22 September 2022, a diverse group of European artists’ union leaders, artists and people who work in the fields of visual arts and artist residencies came together at the Maijansali hall in the Helsinki Central Library Oodi to take part in the Building Artists’ Futures – Strengthening Solidarity symposium. The event drew a large audience interested […]

August 2022
"Wind" by Renja Leino is avaiable in Souncloud

As a very special treat, artist Renja Leino’s sound work Tuuli – Vind is available on SoundCloud before, during and after the ABOAGORA 2022: Wind event! 🙌 ABOAGORA Instagram page Wind (2011)In her sound work Wind Renja Leino, an artist based on the island of Korpo, makes tangible the constant presence and significance of […]

July 2022
Open studios 26.07

Next Tuesday, 26.07, the artists in residency will open their studios to welcome everybody that wants to get to know them and their art practices. Open Studios are a great opportunity to meet creative people for around the world in a relaxed environment. If you haven't been in the residency before, Open Studios are also […]

July 2022
AARK with Ukraine

When you are an art residency on a small island on an archipelago, and a new and horrible war hits a "nearby" country... what is the best you can do to help those people in the best way you can? Yes, you are right, make an open call and offer a residency for those artists […]

June 2022
Artist Jukka Hakanen painting mural at AARK

The artist Jukka Hakanen has been invited by Renja Leino and Benkku Adersson to AARK to paint Corpa bird on the building facade. The artwork is an interpretation of the original Coat of Arms of Korpo by Gustaf von Numers. Jukka Hakanen is a well known Finnish artist and mural painter. Have a look at […]

May 2022
Open studios & Ukraine Solidarity Residencies

Next Saturday, AARK will host an open studio with Tata Asteri & Mykhanko Oksana, artist from Ukraine that are staying at the residency as a part of Ukraine Solidarity Residencies. The open studio is a great opportunity to get in touch with the international artists staying at the residency, and their work. It is an […]

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Wepbage created by Ubuntu Productions (Korpo)
Most of the pictures by Renja Leino  |  Drone and pictures of the studios by Ubuntu Productions (Korpo)