The Finnish Institute in Rome was established 60 years ago as a base for Finnish students and researchers working in Italy. The aim of the Institute is to promote Finnish work in the humanities related to Italy as well as in the arts.
Alongside the researchers there is always one artist working in the beautiful Villa Lante, a 16th century summer house, the home of the institute on top of the Gianicolo hill. The atelier at Villa Lante was built in 1966 and since then dozens of Finnish artists have been able to work enjoying the unique view and light. I have been happy to have spent already one month in the Institute´s artist residency. I will stay in Rome until the end of the year 2017.
The artist atelier with its own terrace in Villa Lante