Run by founder and director Kaj Forsblom and his son Frej, Galerie Forsblom was established in 1977 and was the first contemporary art space to open in Finland. It moved to its current premises in central Helsinki in 2011. Featuring two exhibition spaces with around 20 exhibitions a year, Forsblom showcases a mixture of works by international contemporary artists and established and up-and-coming Finnish creatives. Artists that Galerie Forsblom has exhibited in the past include Scottish Finland-based visual artist Charles Sandison, who creates installations by projecting computer generated videos and won Finland’s highly regarded Ars Fennica Art Award in 2010, and acclaimed Helsinki-based sculpture and installation artist Kaarina Kaikkonen, who has represented her country at several international art fairs including the 2010 Liverpool Biennial.
Galerie Forsblom, Lönnrotinkatu 5, Helsinki, Finland, +358 9 680 3700