Galerie Anhava


About the gallery

Galerie Anhava focuses on contemporary Finnish and Nordic art, playing an active role in the international art world.

The gallery, originally founded in 1991, 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.

Featured artists

Karoliina Hellberg (FI)

Grönlund–Nisunen (FI)


Karoliina Hellberg

The enigmatic nature and narrative tensions of Karoliina Hellberg’s works lead viewers to the realms of imagination and memories. Her paintings are rich in detail, employing colour intensely, sensitively and in an explicitly sensuous manner.

By painting, Hellberg restructures and reorganises time – interweaving new layers into it and taking apart others to create weaves of concentrated moods and meaning. Her works range from large, sumptuous paintings to palm-sized works on paper.

Hellberg (b. 1987) lives and works in Helsinki. She has had her work shown in many exhibitions, most recently in Helsinki, Copenhagen, London and Reykjavik. In 2018, Hellberg received the Pro Arte award.

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Karoliina Hellberg, 'Cabinet', (2022). Ink, acrylic and oil on canvas. 150 x 150 cm. Image courtesy of Jussi Tiainen.

Karoliina Hellberg, 'The Last One', (2022). Ink and watercolour on paper. 33 x 37 cm. Image courtesy of Jussi Tiainen

Karoliina Hellberg, Installation view Galerie Anhava (2019). Image courtesy of Jussi Tiainen



Tommi Grönlund’s and Petteri Nisunen’s architectural and kinetic installations are minimal yet poetic, restrained and precise, rigorously rational. While using technology, sound and light as the primary material, their art addresses issues of space and physical phenomena through the sophisticated installations that often play with physical laws of nature.

Grönlund (b.1967) and Nisunen (b.1962) live and work in Helsinki. They have exhibited extensively, including at Times Art Museum, Beijing; Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai; Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka; and Moderna Museet, Stockholm. In 2013 they received the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts.

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Portrait of Grönlund–Nisunen. Image courtesy of Antti Viitala.

Grönlund-Nisunen, 'Liquid Diagram', (2019). Detail. Image courtesy of Galerie Anhava and the artists.

Grönlund-Nisunen, 'Wave of Matter', (2012). Mixed media. 150 x 150 x 36,5 cm. Image courtesy of Galerie Anhava and the artists.

Grönlund-Nisunen, 'Large Movement', (2013). Watch movement lens. Image courtesy of Galerie Anhava and the artists.