© SIC & artists 2021

Opening hours:
Thu– Fri: 2 – 6 pm
Sat – Sun: 12 – 4 pm


Welcome to Fragile Hug, a solo exhibition by Bogna Luiza Wisniewska.

Exhibition is on view from Friday 22nd of January to 21st of February 2021.

Due to the current situation within COVID-19; SIC will limit the number of visitors to 5 persons at a time. We offer face masks and hand sanitizer at the gallery. Please pay attention on physical distance to other visitors and the staff. If you are feeling ill, please postpone your visit.

From thursday the 4th of June 2020 we will re-open Mika Palonen’s exhibition Fantomimia.
The exhibition will be on view until the 18th of June during our normal opening hours.

To keep the space safe for everyone, we are giving special attention to hygiene & cleanliness and will limit the maximum number of visitors in the space to 9 persons at a time. Please remember to keep a safe distance between other visitors and the staff of the gallery during your visit. Please do not come to the gallery if you are experiencing any known COVID-19 symptoms.

Hope to see you soon!

Due to the pandemic we have been forced to postpone some exhibitions but we will realize them later on and make sure to not cancel anything.
The gallery will be closed in July and will open again on the 7th of August with Konsta Ojala’s solo exhibition Monumental Changes.


Helsingin kaupunki ilmoitti kuluvan vuoden tammikuussa irtisanovansa kaikki L3-makasiinin vuokrasopimukset tulevan remontin takia. Näin ollen on todennäköistä, että myös SIC-gallerian toiminta Jätkäsaaressa päättyy.

Tällä hetkellä SICin työryhmä etsii toiminnalle sekä väliaikaisia että pysyviä uusia tiloja suunnitellun näyttelyohjelman toteutumiselle ja toiminnan uusille muodoille.

Vuonna 2018 SIC on toivottanut lisäksi tervetulleeksi neljä uutta työryhmän jäsentä. Ryhmään on kutsuttu kuvataiteilijat Aino Lintunen, Mika Palonen, Niina Tervo ja Bogna Wisniewska. Työryhmän jäseninä jatkavat Olli Keränen, Maija Luutonen, Konsta Ojala, Sauli Sirviö, Timo Vaittinen, Laura Wesamaa ja SICin tuottajana toiminut Elina Hämäläinen.

Järjestämme viimeisen näyttelyn nykyisissä tiloissa huhtikuussa. Näyttelyn avajaisia vietetään 13.4.2018. Tiedotamme tulevasta näyttelystä sekä muusta huhtikuun ohjelmasta ja SICin toiminnan jatkosta lisää myöhemmin.


In the beginning of the year the city of Helsinki announced that they will terminate all the leaseholds of the L3 building. Due to this, the operation of SIC Gallery will most likely end in Jätkäsaari.

We are currently looking for new spaces for the scheduled exhibition programme and new forms of operation, both for temporary and permanent use.

In addition, we are pleased to welcome four new members to the working group in 2018. The new members are artists Aino Lintunen, Mika Palonen, Niina Tervo and Bogna Wisniewska. Former members Olli Keränen, Maija Luutonen, Konsta Ojala, Sauli Sirviö, Timo Vaittinen, Laura Wesamaa and producer Elina Hämäläinen will continue as members of the working group.

The last exhibition in the current spaces will open on Friday 13 April 2018. We will inform about the upcoming show and our future plans more in detail later on.

Laura Wesamaa at Titanik Gallery

Laura Wesamaa´s solo show misha,mise-en-scène at Titanik Gallery is on view | 10.1-2.2.2020

Bogna Wisniewska Titanik Gallery

Bogna Wisniewska’s solo shoe crushing on resting hard at Titanik Gallery is on view 8-24.11.2019

Bogna Wisniewska at 427gallery

Bogna Wisniewska´s solo show First thirst Flesh blush curated by Katie Lenanton at 427 Gallery in Riga, Latvia is on view | 8.-11.04.2019

Maija Luutonen at Titanik Gallery

Maija Luutonen´s solo show Warm Grey Light at Titanik Gallery is on view | 8.-30.12.2018

Sauli Sirviö at Vanhan Raatihuoneen galleria

Sauli Sirviö´s solo show Näköpurppura (Rhodopsin) is on view

Maija Luutonen at Kiasma

Maija Luutonen´s new work Patch is on view at Kiasma 9.2.–29.7.2018, at Studio K. Maija Luutonen is the first Kiasma Commission by Kordelin artist. Kiasma Commission by Kordelin is a new Finnish concept for promoting and producing contemporary art.

Laura Wesamaa at Titanik Gallery

Laura Wesama is participating in the Mustarinda group exhibition Works with me at Titanik Gallery, in Turku. The exhibition is on view 1.–30.12.2018

SIC is closed during July

We´re on summer holidays 3.7.–4.8.2017. Have a good summer and see you in August!

Laura Wesamaa at Taidekeskus Mältinranta

Laura Wesamaa´s solo exhibition is on view at Taidekeskus Mältinranta Studio 27.5.2017 – 13.6.2017.

Sauli Sirviö at MU

Sauli Sirviö is taking part in #Viralvandals exhibition at MU in Eindhoven, Netherlands 5.5.–2.6.2017.

SIC´s opening hours during the Easter weekend

13.4. 14–18
14.4. Good Friday, CLOSED
15.4.–16.4. Easter Saturday and Sunday, 12–16

Konsta Ojala at Bomuldsfabriken

Konsta Ojala is participating in Nordiske Relasjoner exhibition at Bomuldsfabriken in Arendal, Norway. The exhibition is open 18.3.–30.4.2017.

Maija Luutonen at kim? Center for Contemporary Art

Maija Luutonen´s solo exhibition will be shown at kim? Center for Contemporary Art in Riga, Latvia March–May 2017

SIC is closed during the holiday season 19.12.2016–13.1.2017

SIC opens 2017 exhibition programme with Eeva-Leena Eklund´s solo show on the 13th of January. See you then! Meanwhile, we wish everyone a great holiday season.

Sauli Sirviö at Titanik Gallery

Sauli Sirviö's solo exhibition Step into the whole new realm at Titanik Gallery in Turku is open 1.–31.12.2016.

SIC is expanding!

We are opening a new space next to our gallery at L3 in Jätkäsaari on the 28th of October. The new space will be used for contemporary arts in all of its forms: exhibitions, events and happenings of performative arts and music etc. We aim to create a space that is open for discussion, experimentation, and life. The expansion is generously supported by Kone Foundation.

SIC at ArtHelsinki

SIC is participating in the Art Helsinki's Signature show with artist Maija Savolainen. Savolainen was part of the recent Basic Photography group exhibition at SIC gallery in spring 2016. Art Helsinki is held in Messukeskus Helsinki 7.–11.9.2016.

Maija Luutonen is participating in the

(In)visible Dreams and Streams-The Nordic-Baltic contemporary art group exhibition curated by Maija Rudovska. The exhibition is shown in Bergs Bazaar in Riga, Latvia 15.9–4.10.2016, Narva Art Residency, Estonia 15.10–20.11.2016 and Contemporary Art Center in Vilnius, Lithuania 3.12–8.12.2016.

Laura Wesamaa at Mustarinda House

Laura Wesamaa is participating in the Mustarinda: EARTHLINGS exhibition held at Mustarinda House in Hyrynsalmi 17.6.–7.8. The exhibition is the second part of the two-part exhibition. The artists of the exhibition are members of Mustarinda Association.

Sauli Sirviö at Pori Biennale

Sauli Sirviö takes part with Suomi kuvaa collective in the Pori Biennale's Saatanan kesänäyttely. The summer exhibition organised by Porin kulttuurisäätiö is open 9.–17.7.2016 at Generaattori Gallery.

We are on summer holidays

SIC will be closed 4.7.–5.8. Have a nice summer!

Sauli Sirviö at Galleria Civica di Modena

Sauli Sirviö is participating in the 1984. Evoluzione e Rigenerazione del writing exhibition. The exhibition investigates the phenomenon of urban art. The exhibition is open 23.6.–18.9. at Galleria Civica di Modena, Palazzina dei Giardini.

Opening hours during Midsummer week

During Midsummer week Fucked Up in a Bad Way exhibition will be open only on Thursday 23rd of June (14:00-18:00). SIC will be closed 24.–26.6.

Sauli Sirviö at HAM gallery

Bad Gateways exhibition by Johannes Rantapuska and Sauli Sirviö at HAM gallery in Helsinki 11.6. - 24.7.2016

Maija Luutonen at Sinne

Maija Luutonen is participating in The Pleasure Principle exhibition. The exhibition is open 3.6. - 31.7. at Sinne gallery in Helsinki, Finland.

Timo Vaittinen at Mänttä Art Festival

Timo Vaittinen is participating in XXI Mänttä Art Festival. The summer exhibition is open 12.6. – 31.8. in Mänttä, Finland.

Maija Luutonen at KRETS

Maija Luutonen’s solo exhibition Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey is open at KRETS in Malmö, Sweden 14.5. - 12.6. 2016.

Timo Vaittinen at The Window

Timo Vaittinen’s work is presented as a part of video programme selected by Hanna-Maria Anttila from AV-arkki, the Distribution Centre for Finnish Media Art, on May 3 - May 6 at The Window, Paris. The Window participates in Hors Pistes 2016 Festival organised by Centre Pompidou.

Laura Wesamaa at Sinne

Laura Wesamaa is participating in Mustarinda: EARTHLINGS exhibition. The exhibition’s artists are members of Mustarinda Association. The first part of the two-part exhibition is hosted by Sinne gallery on 29.4. - 22.5. in Helsinki, Finland.

Timo Vaittinen at Helsinki Contemporary

Timo Vaittinen is participating in Field trip exhibition presenting five painters who all studied at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in the early 2000s. The exhibition is open between June 3 – July 3 at Helsinki Contemporary in Helsinki, Finland.

Opening hours during holiday season

Current Futhark group exhibition will be open until 3.1. SIC will be open during the holiday season on Sun 27.12., Sat 2.1. and Sun 3.1. (12:00-16:00). Welcome!

Timo Vaittinen awarded by Finnish Art Society

Timo Vaittinen receives William Thuring prize. The prize is awarded by Finnish Art Society.

SIC closed on December 6th

SIC will be closed on Sunday December 6th, Independence Day of Finland.

Laura Wesamaa at Galerie Forsblom

Laura Wesamaa is participating in Clear Form exhibition curated by Carolus Enckell. Presenting a wide array of artists, the exhibition celebrates the synergy of color, line and form in geometrical art. The exhibition is open between October 30 – November 22 at Galerie Forsblom in Helsinki, Finland.

Kalle Leino at Jyväskylä Art Museum

Kalle Leino is participating in Matkalla maan keskipisteeseen exhibition presenting contemporary art in Central Finland. The exhibition is open between 2.10.2015 – 10.1.2016 in Jyväskylä, Finland.

SIC artists at KARST

Olli Keränen, Maija Luutonen and Laura Wesamaa are participating in an exhibition project by Linda Reif and Andreas Walden titled ‘ABOUT THE FEELING WHEN YOU ARE GOING UP THE STAIRS IN THE DARK AND YOU STUMBLE, BECAUSE YOU ARE EXPECTING ANOTHER STEP, BUT YOU’RE ALREADY AT THE TOP’. For the exhibition, eight artists are brought together in a way that represents a particular state of mind in which expectations unravel and tricks are played. The exhibition is open 27th September - 17th October 2015 at KARST in Plymouth, UK.

SIC closed on September 18th

Sauli Sirviö’s exhibition NWE will be closed on Friday September 18th

Laura Wesamaa at Sorbus Gallery

Exhibition by Laura Wesamaa at Sorbus Gallery in Helsinki 4.9. - 13.9. 2015

Olli Keränen and Maija Luutonen at Galerie Anhava

Exhibitions by Olli Keränen and Maija Luutonen at Galerie Anhava in Helsinki 6.8. - 30.8. 2015

Konsta Ojala in Haihatus

Konsta Ojala is participating in Haihatus 2015. The summer exhibition is open daily between June 7th – August 16th in Joutsa, Finland.

SIC artists in VALTIO+

Konsta Ojala, Sauli Sirviö and Timo Vaittinen are participating in VALTIO+. The exhibition exploring free space in the society takes place in a former Turku county prison. The prison will be opened for art in 11. - 31.7. 2015 in Kakolanmäki in Turku, Finland.

Sauli Sirviö in Pori World Expo

Sauli Sirviö is participating in Pori World Expo 2015. The exhibition is open between July 11th – July 19th in Pori, Finland.

SIC closed for Midsummer

SIC will be closed on Friday June 19th and Saturday June 20th.

May Opening Times

SIC will be closed on May 1st for May Day and on May 14th for Ascension Day.

Easter Opening Times

SIC will be open over the Easter weekend (Fri 14-18, Sat and Sun 12-16). Welcome!

Special grant for SIC

Finnish Cultural Foundation awarded SIC / Musta Saukko ry a three-year special grant for developing and establishing SIC's functions. Thank you!

Timo Vaittinen at Moving Image New York

SIC is exhibiting Timo Vaittinen’s work at Moving Image art fair in New York City on 5–8 March.

We are happy to have Inkeri Suutari and Vappu Renko joining SIC!

Inkeri Suutari will start work as executive director and Vappu Renko as producer beginning in January 2015.

Maija Luutonen at Galleri Bo Bjerggaard

Maija Luutonen is taking part in the exhibition Affective Attunements at Galleri Bo Bjerggaard in Copenhagen 16.1. - 14.2. 2015

Finland Represented at the UNTITLED. Miami Beach
3-7.12. 2014

Finland Represented at the UNTITLED. Miami Beach
December 3-7, 2014, South Beach, Miami FL


Initiatives for Individuality gives a content and concept driven introduction to the Finnish contemporary art scene. The selection of galleries and art spaces showcases a variety of actors from the independent to the commercial, from the agency to the collaborator. With this focus, the project presents how the multifaceted scene facilitates for and develops contemporary art, its processes and productions. 

The participating artists are internationally exhibiting, conceptually individual and methodologically distinct. All their practices have a dialogic relation to a site of operation. With the variety of mediums the project takes into account the countless, cutting-edge installation possibilities at the UNTITLED.

ARTag (FI): Emma Helle, Teemu Korpela, Hans Rosenström
Komplot (BE): Jakup Auce, Laurie Charles, Sonia Dermience, Benjamin Jaubert, Park Myers, Damon Zucconi
SIC (FI): Maija Luutonen & Olli Keränen
Sinne (FI): Anastasia Ax
In collaboration with Carl Palm, Rincon Projects (CO)

Initiatives for Individuality is curated by
Aura Seikkula // Agency Auteur

The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Consulate General of Finland, New York and Frame Visual Art Finland. The Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland support the exhibition.

Kalle Leino:
Bridge Over Troubled Water
@Kluuvin galleria
4. - 19.10.2014
Sauli Sirviö at Art Prospect Festival 2014, September 25-28, St.Petersburg, Russian Federation
Maija Luutonen in The Moderna Exhibition 2014 – Society Acts at Moderna Museet Malmö, Sweden

In autumn 2014, the third edition of the Moderna Exhibition will be presented at Moderna Museet Malmö. Unlike the two previous exhibitions, the selection has been widened geographically beyond Sweden, to include artists from a large part of the Baltic region.  The exhibition features some 35 contemporary artists and artist groups from, or based in, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. A few historical elements will also be included. The widened geographical scope coincides with the 100th anniversary of the Baltic Exhibition in Malmö in 1914The Moderna Exhibition 2014 – Society Acts is open September 20 2014 - January 25 2015

Sauli Sirviö at URB 2014
Seminääri-Discoveries of Identity, Suomi kuvaa collective: Quite Cube
Sauli Sirviö in Pori Biennale 2014

Sauli Sirviö is participating in Pori Biennale 2014. The biennale is open between July 12th – July 18th.

Timo Vaittinen in Fin(n)ish: Fresh Contemporary Art from Finland at RARE Gallery in NYC

The exhibition presents six emerging artists who live and work in Finland. Participating artists are Ville Andersson, Hanna Kanto, Katri Mononen, Aleksi Tammi, Timo Vaittinen, and Ea Vasko. The exhibition is open June 26 - August 7 2014.

Konsta Ojala’s Everything Is Better with Bacon at Make Your Mark Gallery July 4 - July 31 2014

New Opening Times

Note that the gallery has new opening times. Thursday-Friday 14-18 and Saturday-Sunday 12-16. Other times by appointement only.

Timo Vaittinen in Cosmogramma at Blanca Soto Arte / Madrid / Spain

The group show curated by Toni Ledentsa with Ilari Hautamäki, Samppa Törmälehto and Timo Vaittinen is open 5.4. -16.5.2014.

Sauli Sirviö in Kuvan Kevät

Sauli Sirviö is participating in Kuvan Kevät 2014. The exhibition is open between May 9th – June 1st

Sauli Sirviö in Alkovi

Sauli Sirviö in Alkovi Galleria April 30th – June 1st 2014

Maija Luutonen and Konsta Ojala at Mänttä Art Festival

Maija Luutonen and Konsta Ojala are participating in
Mänttä Art Festival
, "Hetkinen",
15.6.–31.8.2014, in Mänttä.

SIC at ARCOmadrid 2014 / Opening

SIC will be taking part in the #FocusFinland programme at ARCOmadrid 2014. SIC will present a project at the Opening section of the art fair.

Timo Vaittinen in
"Kimpassa" at Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art

Timo Vaittinen is participating in the exhibition "Kimpassa" at Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art. The exhibition brings together designers working at Marimekko and contemporary artists. It will open in May 2014.

Olli Keränen in
"Gravitation" at the Finnish Institute in Stockholm

Olli Keränen with Ebba Bohlin at the Finnish Institute in Stockholm 21.11.2013–11.1.2014 The exhibition is curated by Elina Suoyrjö.

Muriel Kuoppala in
Galerie Anhava

Muriel Kuoppala's paintings will
be shown in Galerie Anhava's Exhibition "Emerging 2013"
1.11. - 24.11.2013 in Helsinki.

Olli Keränen and Maija Luutonen
at Galleri Opdahl

Maija Luutonen and Olli Keränen are participating in the exhibition Disclaimer at Galleri Opdahl in Stavanger, Norway 11 October – 24 November 2013

Maija Luutonen
at Fold Gallery London

Maija Luutonen is participating in the exhibition Stopped Clocks in Places of Busyness at Fold Gallery, London 12th October - 9th November 2013

Konsta Ojala at
Helsinki Art Museum Kluuvi Gallery

Konsta Ojala's exhibition "the other ear of Van Gogh"
at the Helsinki Art Museum Kluuvi Gallery 14.9.-29.9.2013.

Olli Keränen receives
the 2013 Raimo Utriainen
Art Foundation grant for young artists.

23/08/2013 - 12/10/2013

Felicia Atkinson, Olli Keränen, Bitsy Knox, Maija Luutonen, Kalle Leino, Konsta Ojala, Jurgen Ots, Benoit Platéus, Sauli Sirviö, Timo Vaittinen and Laura Wesamaa

Curated by Komplot and Aura Seikkula

Hosted by Komplot (Brussels) and SIC (Helsinki)

Exhibition at SIC, Helsinki
Opening: Friday 23rd August / 6 - 9 pm
Until 6.10.2013

Exhibition at KOMPLOT, Brussels
Opening: Friday 6th September / 5 - 10 pm
Until 12.10.2013

KOMPLOT Opening hours: Frid. - Sat. / 2 - 6 pm
295, Avenue Van Volxemlaan
B-1190 Brussels

SIC is participating in
24 Spaces - A Cacophony
at Malmö Konsthall

With the exhibition 24 Spaces, Malmö Konsthall is presenting a number of non-commercial artist- or curator-driven activities. This is an attempt to use the Nordic region as a starting point to examine various alternative exhibition spaces. The intention is to highlight all the diverse artistic forms of expression which are currently being created or exhibited in the Nordic region and our geographic vicinity.
Participating spaces: 1857 (NO), Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi (DK), Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation (SE), kim? Contemporary Art Centre (LV), Kling & Bang gallerí (IS), Koh-i-noor (DK), Konstfack, Stockholm (SE), Konsthögskolan i Malmö (SE), Kungliga Konsthögskolan, Stockholm (SE), Lilith Performance Studio (SE), NoPlace (NO), OEI (SE), PARENT (SE/IS), Pist Protta (DK), Ruler (FI), SIC (FI), The Gardens (LT), The Living Art Museum (IS), Tidens Krav (NO), Toves Galleri (DK), Transmission Gallery (GB), Umeå Konsthögskola (SE), Valand, Göteborg (SE), VI, VII (NO)

Malmö Konsthall
Malmö Nordic

Olli Keränen in
Anhava's project space

Olli Keränen's video work TANSTAAFL will
be shown in Gallery Anhava's project space
14.3. - 7.4.2013 in Helsinki.

Maija Luutonen receives
the 2012 Ducat Award

Maija Luutonen is the 2012 recipient of the Finnish Art Association Ducat Award.

Karri Kuoppala in
Kiasma's Reality Bites

Karri Kuoppala's video installation Helsinki Black Book is in The Contemporary Art Museum Kiasma’s collection exhibition Reality Bites. 10.11.2012 - 20.01.2013

Maija Luutonen
at Overgarden

Maija Luutonen is exhibiting at Overgarden, in "Dimensions of Sharing" with Suzanna Asp,
Sini Pelkki and Pilvi Takala. 10.11.2012 - 20.01.2013, Overgarden, Copenhagen, Denmark.

HIAP Peer-to-peer
review at SIC

HIAP Peer-to-peer review at SIC with Sauli Sirviö,
Pilar Mata Dupont, Federico Del Vecchio.
20th September 5–7 pm.
For more info, please see HIAP website:

Sauli Sirviö in
Encontros da Imagem 2012

Sauli Sirviö is in Encontros da Imagem 2012,
Facing Youth exhibition,
14.9–28.10.2012 in Braga, Portugal.

Laura Wesamaa in

Laura Wesamaa in the exhibition LUMPS OF WOOD (PAPER, COLOR, PLASTER) at Tollbodallmenningen 39 in Bergen, Norway 13.9. – 30.9.2012

Timo Vaittinen in
Anhava's project space

Timo Vaittinen's video work Central Park will
be shown in Gallery Anhava's project space
6.–30.9.2012 in Helsinki.

Timo Vaittinen's Central Park
in Split Film Festival

Timo Vaittinen's video work Central Park is
in Split Film Festival's short film competion
on 18th September 2012 in Split, Croatia.

Sauli Sirviö is in POLAROID

Sauli Sirviö is participating POLAROID exhibition
in Finnish Museum of Photography
18.8.–2.12.2012 in Helsinki.

Motherboard in
Mousse Magazine
Sauli Sirviö is in Megacool 4.0

Sauli Sirviö is participating Megacool 4.0 –
Jugend und Kunst in Künstlerhaus k/haus
15.6.–7.10.2012 in Wien, Austria.

KARIEL in Camouflage

SIC artists Muriel Lässer's and Karri Kuoppala's
duo project KARIEL is participating "Camouflage"
in Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art,
15.6.–7.10.2012, in Helsinki.

Laura Wesamaa and
Olli Keränen in Mänttä

Laura Wesamaa and Olli Keränen are participating
Mänttä Art Festival
, "Finders Keepers",
10.6.–31.8.2012, in Mänttä.

SIC is participating Stockholm's independent art fair Supermarket.