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IF Screening N°27 : TOVE - 16.12.21
Aerodream 6.10.2021 - 14.2.2022
Hanna-Maria at Exo Exo Paris 18.10 - 4.12.2021
Carte blanche à Matias Karsikas at Institut finlandais 10/9/2021 – 19/2/2022
Interview: Matias Karsikas


Join Institut finlandais’ team!

Institut finlandais is recruiting a manager for its new café concept, starting in January 2022. The position is full time, 39 h per week (CDI).

We are looking for someone dedicated and creative, mastering strategic planning and leading the café team with enthusiasm and professionalism. We offer an inspiring and unique opportunity to be a central part of developing a new cultural café in the heart of Paris.

We wish the new café to be a solid part of the institute, sharing its values to the fullest. The manager, together with the rest of the team will be responsible for the day to day management of the café in a manner that is sustainable and zero-waste.

Do you have a passion for nordic cuisine? Is working in a societally and environmentally sustainable manner important for you? Do you wish to develop your professional competences in an international environment? If you recognise yourself, please send us your CV together with your motivation letter by 30 November 2021. 

Read the full description in French here


Aerodream. Architecture, design et structures gonflables


Another Generosity by Studio Lundén is displayed in Paris as part of  Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine’s exhibition Architecture, design et structures gonflables, 1950-2020. The exhibition, open until 14 February 2022 offers the visitors the change to discover glorious inflatable objects in architecture and design from the past and present. 


Hanna-Maria Hammari's exhibition at Exo Exo from 18 November till 4 December 2021

Artist Hanna-Maria Hammari’s work is exhibited at the Sillon Festival 8/10 – 1/11/2021, and later in the year in her solo exhibition at Exo Exo in Paris from 18 November till 4 December 2021. The exhibitions follow Hammari’s artist residency at Moly-Sabata in Sablons, France. The residency was organised in collaboration with Institut finlandais, Moly-Sabata and  Exo Exo.


Our new exhibition: Carte blanche à Matias Karsikas

Carte blanche à Matias Karsikas is now open in our gallery. The exhibition opened during Paris Design Week on 10 September, showcases work by the young ceramist, nominated as Young Designer of the Year 2020 by Design Forum Finland. The works will remain on display until 19 February 2020.

Café Coutume Institut  is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 9am to 6pm and on Sundays from 10am to 6pm. 


A I S T I T / ​coming to our senses

How can art awaken us and guide us to our sensory experiences of the world? A I S T I T / coming to our senses explores the complexities of perception and will be presented in five countries in 2021–2022.

A I S T I T / ​coming to our senses​ sets its course to explore the complexity and wonder of our sensory perceptions and how they shape us as humans. Visual artist Hans Rosenström together with curator and choreographer Satu Herrala were invited to explore the topic of “senses” (“aistit” in Finnish) by the Finnish Institutes in Germany, Benelux, France and London. By bringing together different artists with a variety of visual and performative practices, A I S T I T unfolds a fragile world that is interconnected and full of nuance.

A I S T I T / ​coming to our senses takes place in Paris, Berlin, London, Helsinki and Belgium in 2021 and in January 2022. Newly commissioned artworks, as well as adaptations of existing works, will be shown in each city by artists whose practices are very rooted in the sensorial. A unique programme with additional artists will be presented in each location, in collaboration with local institutions and festivals.

A I S T I T is generously supported by the Alfred Kordelin Foundation, the Finnish Cultural Foundation, the Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, the Ministry of Education and Culture (Finland), The Niilo Helander Foundation and Saastamoinen Foundation.

When our eyes touch – A I S T IT / coming to our senses

Carte Blanche à Laura Väre, vue de l'exposition. Photographie : Aurélien Mole.


Institut finlandais proposes a multidisciplinary programme through its various on-site events and off-site collaborations.
Image from Emilia Kuurila's MA collection. Photo: Sofia Okkonen


Institut finlandais supports the mobility of artists and other cultural professionals through the IF Studios and TelepART programmes.

About us

Institut finlandais is an independent and multidisciplinary platform between Finland and France.