Helsinki Biennial

Helsinki Biennial is an international art event that will bring outstanding contemporary art to maritime Helsinki. The first Helsinki Biennial will be held in summer 2020 in the unique surroundings of Vallisaari Island.

Helsinki Biennial will present the highlights of international art from Finland and around the world to Helsinki’s residents and tourists. There will be workshops, multidisciplinary art performances and a programme of associated events on Vallisaari Island and elsewhere in Helsinki.

Vallisaari Island is located between the open sea and the urban landscape. The Helsinki Biennial’s artworks will be built on an island, which is layered in cultural history and has returned to nature, in a way that respects its nature and buildings. The Helsinki Biennial is based on environmental-friendliness and responsibility, and these values are being respected as much as possible in the implementation of the event.

Helsinki Biennial is free to attend.

Helsinki Biennial