Photo: Mikko Ryhänen
Institut finlandais serves as a platform for multidisciplinary dialogue through its onsite and off-site programming and seeks to explore how a cultural framework can foster international conversations in creative fields, such as design, fashion, architecture, cinema and performing arts.

IF Galerie

The IF Galerie programme consists of carefully curated collections that present contemporary Finnish design, arts and crafts. The exhibitions are closely linked with the overarching programme of Institut finlandais.

Institut finlandais is pleased to introduce a Carte Blanche exhibition to Antrei Hartikainen in the spring of 2019. The laureate 2018 of the Design Forum Finland’s Young Designer of the Year prize, Hartikainen is a master cabinetmaker and designer based in the village of Fiskars in Finland, and well known for his exquisite works in wood.

Carte Blanche à Antrei Hartikainen 10.01.–13.04.2019


Antrei Hartikainen
Design Forum Finland
POIAT Products Oy

Keep Your Garden Alive 23.04.–13.07.2019


the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux
Galerie Spazio Nobile

Duddjot 06.09.-20.12.2019


Gallery Lokal
Association Sámi Duodji
Rosebud Fleuristes

Carte Blanche à Laura Väre 17.01.-28.03.2020

Image from the film "Maj Doris" by Jon Blåhed.

IF Screenings

Institut finlandais proposes a rich program of short, medium-length and feature films of all the Nordic scenes. As part of the program, Institut finlandais organises and hosts regular talks and presentations with film industry experts. IF Screenings events take place either in our 60-seat downstairs screening room or in other partner cinemas. The IF Screenings program provides an excellent opportunity to discover Institut finlandais, simultaneously echoing its overarching programme.