Exhibitions

Mikko Rikala | Paradigms of Chance

Mikko Rikala | Paradigms of Chance

We are pleased to present Paradigms of Chance, Mikko Rikala’s second solo exhibition at Persons Projects | Helsinki School that continues his research into spatiality and temporality emerging from both philosophical and scientific nature related thoughts and practices.

Opening: Friday, 20 November 2020, 12 – 8 pm
Exhibition: 21 November 2020 – 9 January 2021
Venue: Persons Projects | Helsinki School, Lindenstr. 34, 10969 Berlin

The exhibition’s most prolific group of works A Year in My Pocket, features photographs that Rikala took over four seasons from specific places in the Finnish archipelago, where he focuses on the water in its various seasonal cycles.

Searching for the Shapes Within

Persons Projects is delighted to announce the upcoming group exhibition Searching for the Shapes Within, which will present works by Grey Crawford | KwieKulik | Teresa Murak | Riitta Päiväläinen | Finnbogi Pétursson | Ragna Róbertsdóttir | Anna Rún Tryggvadóttir | Ryszard Wasko.

Opening: Friday, 20 November 2020, 12 – 8 pm
Exhibition: 21 November 2020 – 27 February 2021
Venue: Persons Projects, Lindenstr. 35, 10969 Berlin

The Art World of the 1960-70’s experienced a healthy transformation in perception with the emergence of Performance and Land Art. These new modes of artistic expression challenged the traditional white cube scenario of what art is and how it should be exhibited. Using our natural environment as its own stage for creative interpretations in whatever form, helped in laying the foundations in how art is perceived in this century.
Searching for the Shapes Within
Eeva Karhu | Shadows Within

Eeva Karhu | Shadows Within

Opening: 11 September, 2020, 12 – 8 pm 
Exhibition: 11 September – 14 November, 2020 
Venue: Persons Projects | Helsinki School, Lindenstr. 34, 10969 Berlin

Persons Projects | Helsinki School is thrilled to present Eeva Karhu’s solo exhibition Shadows Within, opening on Friday, 11 of September 2020, on the occasion of the Berlin Art Week. The show will also be part of the European Month of Photography Berlin.


Santeri Tuori | Time Is No Longer Round

Opening: 11 September, 2020, 12 – 8 pm
Exhibition: 11 September – 14 November, 2020 
Venue: Persons Projects, Lindenstr. 35, 10969 Berlin

Persons Projects is delighted to present Santeri Tuori‘s solo exhibition Time Is No Longer Round, opening on Friday, 11 of September 2020, on the occasion of the Berlin Art Week. The show will also be part of the European Month of Photography Berlin.

Santeri Tuori | Time Is No Longer Round
The Helsinki School – The Nature of Being

The Helsinki School – The Nature of Being


Exhibition: 27 June – 5 September 2020 
Venue: Lindenstr. 34 – 35, 10969 Berlin 

Persons Projects | Helsinki School is proud to present our group exhibition The Helsinki School – The Nature of Being. This show will take place in both of our spaces Lindenstr. 34 and 35, and will be accompanied with our latest publication from the Helsinki School series volume 6 by Hatje Cantz.
This exhibition focuses on how these selected artists from the Helsinki School use their internal compass to intrinsically measure and guide their perspective in interpreting the landscape they live in. Historically, Nordic culture abides by the power generated by the changing of the four seasons. Each of these natural time periods either by its wrath or grace, notches its mark upon its passing, leaving a reminder in its wake of how fragile our human presence is within it.

A Kiss Given by Time to Light

Opening: 23 – 24 May, 2020, 12 – 6 pm 
Exhibition: 23 May – 25 June, 2020 
Venue: Persons Projects | Helsinki School, Lindenstr. 34, 10969 Berlin 

Persons Projects welcomes you to join us 23 and 24 May 2020 for the opening of A Kiss Given by Time to Light, a group exhibition featuring Timo Kelaranta, Niko Luoma, Pertti Kekarainen, Niina Vatanen, and Kira Leskinen. 

It’s a tribute to Timo Kelaranta’s influence as a mentor, teacher and artist in how his experimentations with abstraction has inspired one generation after another from the Helsinki School. This exhibition reflects upon how all these artists use the photographic process as a means to exercise their own sense for essentiality in defining how they collect time through multiple exposures inspired by sound, space, color and light. Looking back over the past thirty years, Timo Kelaranta must now be considered one of the first photographic pioneers in the Nordic region to explore the numerous possibilities of abstraction as a voice in visual poetry.

A Kiss Given by Time to Light
Timo Kelaranta | Strange Love

Timo Kelaranta | Strange Love

Exhibition: 14 March – 21 May 2020  
Venue: Persons Projects | Helsinki School, Lindenstr. 34, 10969 Berlin


Persons Projects | Helsinki School is thrilled to announce Timo Kelaranta’s solo show, Strange Love. Whether it be in prose, poems or photographs, Kelaranta exercises his own sense of essentiality in how he defines one moment in time. Think of his photographs as words within his own visual poem. This group of images has been selected from the most recent body of works Numeritos as conduits for reflection.

Jyrki Parantainen | Poetic Realities

Exhibition: 14 March – 25 June, 2020 
Venue: Persons Projects, Lindenstr. 35, 10969 Berlin


Persons Projects proudly presents a collection of Jyrki Parantainen’s photographs that focus on his fascination with poetic realities. The selected works reflect Parantainen’s interest in how we define our internal viewpoints in order to understand our emotional horizons. Parantainen states "it’s much more than just a sum of shapes, colours, and light. It’s the universe with all its manifestations: grief, longing, dreams, beauty, world politics, environmental disasters, and violence. It’s about the past, the present and the future. The landscape is a canvas permanently open to interpretation”. These works form a collection of perspectives, where words intermingle with each other or rest alone upon the image, ushering in new meanings in how we identify, observe or experience a landscape within his conceptual context.
Jyrki Parantainen | Poetic Realities
Arno Rafael Minkkinen | Going the Distance

Arno Rafael Minkkinen | Going the Distance

Opening: 24 January 2020, 6 – 9 pm
Exhibition: 25 January  – 7 March 2020 

For the upcoming exhibition at Persons Projects / Helsinki School, we are proud to announce the solo show Arno Rafael Minkkinen - Going The Distance. The opening reception will also host the presentation of his last publication Minkkinen, 2019.

Ragna Róbertsdóttir | Configured Landscapes

Opening: 22 November 2019, 6 – 9 pm
Exhibition: 23 November 2019 – 29 February 2020  

Persons Projects proudly presents Ragna Róbertsdóttir’s first solo exhibition Configured Landscapes. This collection of works, from the 1980’s to the present, reveals the diversity as well as the tactile sensitivity that Róbertsdóttir has continuously exhibited throughout her illustrious career. Her minimalistic roots reach back to the early 1980’s, beginning with her earliest experimentations with textiles and organic materials that were inherently common within her Icelandic environment. Róbertsdóttir’s approaches her work methodically, leaving each element used, enough space to define its own presence of being. 
Ragna Róbertsdóttir | Configured Landscapes