nordiSKulptur – Nordic contemporary sculpture


Nordic Culture Point and Association of Finnish Sculptors organized during years 2019–2022 Nordic contemporary sculpture project nordiSKulptur. The project increased the visibility of Nordic contemporary sculpture with four duo exhibitions of Nordic sculptors in Helsinki. The project also improved international work prospects for Nordic sculptors and strengthened the co-operation among the organizations within the field.

Materiality, work and conceptuality intertwine within sculpture in a fascinating way, and in the end sculpture is always in connection with its surroundings. Characteristic for Nordic contemporary sculpture is mixing different techniques and materials candidly. Traditions of craft and new technologies meet in Nordic sculpture.

During 2019–2022, Nordic Sculpture Point and the Association of Finnish Sculptors’ project nordiSKulptur presented altogether eight Nordic contemporary sculptors in Helsinki via four yearly duo exhibitions. The artists of nordiSKulptur exhibitions were: Ida Brockmann (DK), Kim Hankyul (NO), Páll Haukur (IS), Minna Kangasmaa (FI), Anna-Lea Kopperi (FI), Mattias Nordéus (SWE), Pia Männikkö (FI), and Kimmo Schroderus (FI). Nordic Culture Point was the main sponsor for the nordiSKuptur exhibitions held at Gallery Sculptor.

The artists were selected via an open call. The jury was formed by professionals from Nordic Culture Point and Association of Finnish Sculptors.

During the project The Association of Finnish Sculptors enhanced also working possibilities for Finnish sculptors in other Nordic countries and coordinated counter exhibitions with the Nordic collaborators in question.

The first interchanging exhibition SUBURB administered by the Myndhöggvarafélagið í Reykjavík took place during the summer of 2019. Artist Anssi Pulkkinen, member of the Association of Finnish Sculptors, was elected via an open call.

The second interchanging exhibition nordiSKulptur i Denmark was curated by Danish artist Peter Holmgård/HOLMGÅRD’s gALLERIA and was held in two different locations in Denmark during the autumn 2022 – early 2023: BAGHOLD space and Odense’s Art Academy’s Sculpture Hall (Skulptursalen). Artists Petri Eskelinen, Anni Laakso, Anna-Lea Kopperi and Pia Sirén, all members of the Association of Finnish Sculptors, were invited to the exhibition by curator Peter Holmgård.

The third interchanging exhibition will be organized in collaboration with Linköping’s Kunstahalle Passagen. Noora Schroderus, member of the Association of Finnish Sculptors, is selected to the exhibition.


The first exhibition collaboration took place with the Icelandic Myndhöggvarafélagið í ReykjavíkReykjavik Association of Sculptors in 2019. In November, Gallery Sculptor presented the joint exhibition of Páll Haukur, member of the Reykjavik Association of Sculptors together with Pia Männikkö, member of the Association of Finnish Sculptors.

Read more about the exhibition here.

Read the interview of Páll Haukur and Pia Männikkö here.


Galleria Sculptor hosted the second joint exhibition of the project in the autumn of 2020, this year with Norway as the collaborating country. The artists chosen for the exhibition were Minna Kangasmaa, member of the Association of Finnish Sculptors and Kim Hankyul, member of the Norsk Billedhoggerforening, Norwegian Sculptors Society.

Read more about the exhibition here.

Read the interview of Kim Hankyul and Minna Kangasmaa here.


Artists Ida Brockmann and Anna-Lea Kopperi were chosen to the third collaborative nordiSKulptur exhibition, held at Galleria Sculptor in November 2021. In 2021 collaborating country was Denmark. The exhibition associate was Peter Holmgård, Danish artist and curator. who also curated the counter exhibition in Denmark in 2022.

Read more about the exhibition here.


The last nordiSKulptur exhibition brought together works by Malmö-based artist Mattias Nordéus and Finnish sculptor Kimmo Schroderus. The exhibition was on display at Galleria Sculptor in December 2022. 

Read more about the exhibition here.