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Due to the exceptional global situation caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19), the opening date of Helsinki Biennial will be postponed. The first Helsinki Biennial will be held in the unique surroundings of Vallisaari Island 12.6.–26.9.2021.


Helsinki Biennial will present 40 international artists or groups of artists from both Finland and around the world. The artists have been invited to come to Vallisaari and create new site-specific and temporary artworks or to exhibit existing artworks that will engage in a dialogue with the island. The first artists of Helsinki Biennial 2020 will be announced in October 2019. All artists, artworks and the Helsinki Biennial programme will be announced in spring 2020.