Galerie Anhava focuses on contemporary Finnish and Nordic art, playing an active role in the art world on an international level.
The gallery was founded in 1991 and merged with Galerie Artek in 1997. The exhibition programme encompasses all forms of contemporary visual art, from painting and sculpture to photography, video and installation, with a special emphasis on conceptual art.
Antti Laitinen (b. 1975) works with photographs, videos and installations. Looking at his work one can sense the physical labour behind the artworks: hours of chopping, moving, building and reorganising his subjects. Laitinen is often pushing the boundaries of his physical endurance in order to engage with nature and thus question stereotypes around romantic ways of experiencing nature, national identity and masculinity.
Laitinen is an internationally acclaimed artist, who recently has had solo exhibitions at Galerie Valérie Bach and Tornay Solvay Parc in Brussels, the Günther Grass Gallery in Gdansk and Galleri Andersson/Sandström in Stockholm. He has participated in several international group exhibitions, e.g. at the Beijing Riverside Art Museum, Salon Dahlmann in Berlin, the Art Gallery of Alberta and Mile End Art Pavilion in London. In 2013 Laitinen was one of the representatives of Finland at the Venice Biennale.
"Broken Landscape VI", 2019, digital c-print diasec, 130 x 180 cm. Image credits Galerie Anhava and Antti Laitinen.
Noora Schroderus' (b. 1982) works abound with inventiveness and surprise the viewer with their diversity. Schroderus chooses the materials with care and is interested in their possibilities. Her works share a serial thinking, slow processes and sense of humour.
Schroderus graduated from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2014. She has had solo exhibitions, e.g. at the Turku Art Museum and Gallery Sculptor in Helsinki and has participated in group exhibitions at the Oulu Art Museum, the Hyvinkää Art Museum and the Kerava Art Museum.
"Artist in the residence", 2017 - 2019, pigment print on aluminium, 62 x 42 cm. Image credits Galerie Anhava and Noora Schroderus.