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Helsinki Biennial 2023
11 June to 17 September

Helsinki Biennial is an international art event that brings outstanding contemporary art to Vallisaari Island, HAM Helsinki Art Museum and locations around Helsinki.


“The Helsinki Biennial could be Europe’s coolest new arts festival”


“An international extravaganza which – two months in – has outstripped even the expectations of its organisers, and simultaneously brought life and meaning back to a forgotten island with a chequered past.”

The Telegraph

“Long recognized as an environmental leader, Finland’s capital may soon be seen as a burgeoning art hot spot as well, propelled by projects like this summer’s inaugural Helsinki Biennial.”




Helsinki Biennial emphasises responsibility and maintaining nature’s ecological sustainability, and these values are being respected as much as possible in the implementation of the event. An environmental programme has been created for the biennial with the help of the EcoCompass environmental management system.

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