Art goes Kapakka

Art goes Kapakka is a ten-day cultural city event in Helsinki, Finland. The festival is held 16.-25.8.21018 at the best restaurants, bars and cafes in the center of the city. The festival is full of music, performance, poetry, improvisation and other performing arts, and it brings a broad and interesting collection of visual arts to the restaurants.

My masking tape installation can be found in Krog Roba, Pieni Roobertinkatu 3. Festival info:

Pia Männikkö: Some people knit, 2018

Phaser is up and running at Gallery Lapinlahti

In kinetic installation Phaser two room-size vinyl mesh fabrics are hanging next to each others, and programmed devices slowly push the fabrics closer together. The movement of the viewer and the pushing devices create constantly changing moire patterns, that effect viewers´ perception of the distance of the fabrics.

In another room I present sculptures that I made, or started to make, during my residency in Villa Lante, Rome last autumn.

The exhibition Phaser (Vaiheinen in Finnish) at Gallery Lapinlahti, a former mental hospital in Helsinki, is open until 11.3.2018, tue-fri 12-18 and sat-sun 12-17.

Pia Männikkö: Phaser, 2018Phaser, 2018, vinyl mesh and pushing devices, 780 x 315 x 150 cm. Pia Männikkö: Phaser, 2018

Déjà Vu in Capitel Magazine

Capitel Magazine has published images of “Déjà Vu” in their October 2017 issue, themed “Movement”. My works are illustration for article “The idea of ​​movement as an obstacle in clinical psychology.” The paper is published by Universidad Humanitas in Mexico.

Pia Männikkö: Deja Vu, Capitel MagazinePia Männikkö: Deja Vu, Capitel Magazine

Greetings from Rome!

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 Finnish Institute in Rome


The artist atelier with its own terrace in Villa Lante

Summer exhibitions in the papers

Summer exhibitions are one of the delights in Finnish summer. Many newspapers  are writing about them and giving tips of where to.  Haihatus and Näkymä -exhibitions, where my works can be found at the moment, have also received nice publicity. My Näkymä-work Pyykkärin paraabelit was in the cover of Hämeen sanomat:


Here is an image of the whole installation in the ruins of an old wall paper factory. Photo taken by Enja Elomäki:


Näkymä is open every day until 31.8.2017. Free entrance!

Helsingin_sanomat_08_07_2017_sHaihatus-exhibition was in the list of recommended summer exhibitions to visit in Helsingin Sanomat. You can read the article here (only in Finnish). Haihatus is open until 25.8. 2017.

Summer exhibitions 2017

This summer my works can be found in three different exhibitions, two in Finland and one in Spain:

IN – OUT  –   The theme of the 18th summer exhibition at Haihatus is landscape and environment. Art works from 30 artists are in the main building and it´s attic, the garden, the sculpture field and small huts around the area. Open every day 18.6. – 25.8.2017. Jousitie 68-70, Joutsa, Finland.

Pia_Mannikko_Still_Live_2017My installation Still Live in Haihatus. I have also three other works in the exhibition.

Finlandia – el País de las cuatro estaciones  –  Exhibition presents over 20 artists from Finland, and is part of the official program of Finland´s 100 years independence celebrations. Open until 9th July, closed mondays and tuesdays, free admission. Sala de Exposiciones Vista Alegre, Torrevieja, Spain.


Näkymä 2017  –  The environmental art exhibition in Akaa, Finland has works from educated and self-taught artists. Art works can be found in the ares surrounding the lake and the railroad museum in the city center. Exhibition is open 1.7.-31.8.2017, 24/7, free admission. Opening is Friday 30.7. at 18:00, the tour starts at Sampolantie 3. Welcome!


Landscape Machine has a new home in Kiasma

My latest work Landscape Machine has been purchased by Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, and is now part of the Finnish National Gallery´s collections. The collections comprise more than 35,000 works of art as well as archival material and objects. The collection is owned by the State.

pia_mannikko_landscape_machine_01Pia Männikkö: Landscape Machine, 2016. Materials: rya, steel, electromechanics. Size: 430 cm x 245 cm x 48 cm. 

Browse through the works, artists and collections of the State owned art museums at Finnish National Gallery Collection´s website.

Landscape Machine´s page at Finnish National Gallery Collection´s website.