NOBA Nordic Baltic contemporary art platform

In May, the annual exhibition Kuvan Kevät showcased the works of students completing their master’s degrees at the Academy of Fine Arts. Students from all four subject areas—painting, sculpture, printmaking, and time and space arts — participated in the exhibition.

Kuvan Kevät 2024 showcased the works of up to 51 fine arts students. The exhibition was be spread across the Kuva/Tila gallery, other floors of the Mylly building and outdoor spaces around the Sörnäinen campus: the massive empty lot next on Haapaniemenkatu will create an exceptional exhibition space for land art, installations, and performances.

Works were arranged in the gallery space to engage in conversation with each other, while forming thematic ensembles. Through abstract visual expression, the viewer was taken to the intersections of science, art, and technology, through memory and trauma, towards a speculative future, encounters between species and finally to the warm spirit of humanism.

Check out the exhibition gallery by Raido Krutto. 

UniArts graduates are also invited to participate in the Nordic-Baltic Young Artist Award. The competition gathers the best works of BA and MA graduates of 6 art academies (Estonian Academy of Arts, Pallas University of Applied Sciences, Art Academy of Latvia, Vilnius Academy of Arts, Finland, Uniarts, Turku University of Applied Sciences and Konstfack, Sweden) to the online platform, promotes the graduation shows and brings international attention to the graduating students, who are facing the hardest moment in starting their careers.

Some of the artworks have already been submitted for the competitions; check those on the website