2018/ 3rd edition - Kaapelitehdas Cultural Center

July 26th to August 5th, 2018

Kaapelitehdas Cultural Center
Helsinki, Finland

The theme of the third ediiton of Bela Biennial was Sustainability. The goal was showing the general public the importance of preserving nature as a whole. With a series of works in different artistic styles produced in contemporary times, it promoted a cultural dialogue between European and Latin American art.

The set of works selected to participate in the exhibition offered a representative panorama of the main trends in contemporary art, both in Europe and Latin America. The themes of the art works was designed in such a way to display what was produced in terms of contemporary art, having nature as the basis for creation.

The target audience of the exhibition were entrepreneurs, professionals, collectors, teachers, students and art buyers in general.

Justification

The search for the development of a show that values ​​nature and its components through works of contemporary art is justified not only by the inherent diversity, but also by the wide range of different creative processes. It is not just about the diverse uses of the best known techniques, but also about the added value that certain technological improvements bring to the current creative process, highlighting the importance of sustainability in art.

Therefore, the exhibition was composed by works of contemporary art conceived using various techniques, showing the importance of preserving nature, and the concern to promote social balance and well being.

BELA Biennial was designed to be held alternately in Europe and Latin America. In this edition, it showed how we can help improve the quality of life, not only in Brazil, but also on the planet.

Participating artists from Latin America

Convidados especiais

Vitor Brecheret
Neville de Almeida
Ivald Granatto

Argentina

Teresa Stengel
Saez Moller
Marcelo Bertolini

Brazil

Ana Goldberger
Anderson Bolcato
Antonio Bandeira
Carmen Thompson
Cuscua
Daniel Laucas
Danilo Di Prete
Emerson Murikami
Eugene Sigaud
Figorelle
Gisa Nogueira
Goretti Gomide
Glaucia Cupertino
Gustavo KuklinskiHenrique Piantino
J Vasconcellos
Jose Antonio de Lima
João Francisco Muzzi 
Julio Leite
Leopoldo Raimo
Lila Hamdan
Lucas Rehnman
Luisa Dequech
Marcio Goldzweig
Roberto Micoli
Rodrigo Cid
Sonia Lima
Teresa Asmar
Umberto Nigi

Finland

Aino Ulmanen
Angela Oker-Blom
Anna Wilhelmus
Anna-Kaisa Ant-Wuorinen
Anne Tompuri
Antero Toikka
Antti Minkkinen
Antti Raitala
Anu Osva
Bambu Hellstedt
Carita Maury
Eeva Tervala
Eeva Valkeisenmäki
Eeva-Liisa Isomaa
Eija Keskinen
Hanna Holma
Helka Immonen
Iiris Pessa
Ilona Cutts
Ilona Rytkönen
Inari Krohn
Inka-Maaria Jurvanen
Ipi kärki
Iria Ciecka Schmidt
Jaakko Rönkkö
Janna Syväoja
Jari Järnström
Jertta Ratia,
Jonna Johansson
Juha Sven Korhonen
Juho Karjalainen
Juri Saarikoski 
Jussi Tiainen
Kaija Poijula
Kaisu Lundelin
Kalevi Liski
Katja Öhrnberg
Kiba Lumberg
Kirsi Neuvonen
Kristina Isaksson 
Leena Mäki-Patola
Leena Rantanen
Leena Turvanen
Maaria Märkälä
Maj-Lis Tanner
Maria Wolfram
Marja Hakala
Marjukka Korhonen
Marjukka Paunila
Meeri Koutaniemi
Merja Ranki
Merja Salonen Di Giorgio 
Mikko Paakkola
Minna Kangasmaa
Misa Saraste
Outi Heiskanen
Panu Ruotsalo
Pekka Parviainen
Peter Maury
Päivi Kukkasniemi
Raija Heikkilä
Riitta Nelimarkka
Sakari Kannosto
Sari Vennola
Sari Tenni
Sini Hodju
Sirkka-Liisa Lonka
Sirkku Ala-Harja
Tanja Ahola
Tapio Lötjönen
Tarmo Paunu
Tatu Vuorio
Topi Ruotsalainen
Ulla Karttunen
Ulla Kuronen
Ursula Kianto
Veikko Myller
Vesa Arjatsalo
Virpi Kanto
Virpi Lehto

Sweden

Bo Alström
Kerstin Svanberg
Lisa Burenius
Monika Kiviniemi
Sackarias Luhanko
Titti Hammarling

​Denmark

Bjorn Eriksen
Ole Skovsmose

​Serbia

Marija Jovanovic

​Norway

Calina Pandele Yttredal
Ole Jakob Ihlebaek

Poland

Prezemek Soim Pawlik

​France

Jacques Stemer

Portugal

Maria Emilia Araujo
Antonio Franchini
Pedro Marques
Duarte Meirinho
Moises Preto Paulo