Contact info and street address:
Uudenmaankatu 35, Helsinki

Postal address:
PL 200, 00221 HKI

+ 358 9 676330
info( at )galleriahuuto.net

Contact info and street address:
Tyynenmerenkatu 6, Helsinki

Postal address:
PL 200, 00221 HKI

+ 358 9 676330
info( at )galleriahuuto.net

About Huuto

Galleria Huuto is an independent artist collective located in Helsinki, Finland. Currently
Huuto maintains two galleries at the center of Helsinki: on Uudenmaankatu and on Jätkäsaari.


Galleria Huuto member artists have together built a multi-purpose space in the
rough Warehouse L3 in Jätkäsaari. In Huuto Jätkäsaari space of 900 m2 we have:

– two gallery rooms of about 170 m2, Jätkä 1 & Jätkä 2
Pikkujätkä, a smaller room of about 30 m2 for videos, installations and smaller exhibitions
Living room, space for happenings and events for the public and artists and to be used
as a pop-up gallery room where it is possible to arrange international exhibition changes with a quick timetable
– a terrace with an urban harbour view and a small garden
– six artist studios for the member artists

The Jätkäsaari spaces were opened in the beginning of 2013, in that we are greatful of the support from:
Kone Foundation
Ministry of Education and Culture

Find us:
Tram nr 9 to stop ”Bunkkeri”, walk back towards the city ca 100 m, warehouse L3 is a
very big brick red building on you right side, you can´t miss it.

is a smaller and more traditional gallery space on the gallery street Uudenmaankatu, founded in 2005.


Galleria Huuto is an independent artist collective located in Helsinki, Finland.
Currently Huuto maintains two galleries, both located at the center of Helsinki. Galleria Huuto is
not restricted merely within these premises, however, but can also be
realized elsewhere in a form of various events, projects and visits.
Annually Huuto organizes as many as about 70 contemporary art exhibitions.

Galleria Huuto came into being in November 2002, when more than 25 young artists, frustrated with
the rigidness of the traditional art institutions, decided to establish a gallery for themselves. Right from
the start Huuto artists have shared a common initiative with a desire to
communicate directly with the audience. Huuto founders wanted to show their work
in a place free of middlemen and narrow hierarchical structures.

The freedom and independence of artistic work are the core values of Huuto, according to which
all conditions are arranged. The gallery is run on a voluntary basis
and costs are kept minimal. Huuto is especially
aimed to stand as a forum for young and experimental art. Performances, multi-disciplinary and cross-over projects,
acoustic and electronic music events, video and film screenings and
public discussions are organized in Huuto in addition to solo and group exhibitions.

Huuto does not hold any general artistic view or policy. Exhibiting artists formulate their own policies
and are solely responsible for their own show. Huuto does not constitute an artists’ group
in the traditional sense, since not any commitments to artistic manifestos or styles are expected.
To work within Huuto requires merely an interest for constructive collaboration with other artists.

Huuto organizes special projects, the aim of which often is to intertwine the social and
individual aspects of artistic work. Dozens of artists might take part in creating a
collaborative art work, for example. Huuto also takes part in a wider social dialogue through
various art events or exhibitions, and often works in collaboration with other cultural organizations
(Avanto – Helsinki Media Art Festival, HIAP – Helsinki International Artist-in-Residence Programme, NIFCA, etc).

As an organization Galleria Huuto is focused on creating new institutional practices in art, promoting
co-operation among artists and offering a platform for individual artists. Participants often see Huuto as
an alternative art infrastructure: a place, a time and an opportunity to act.

Hundreds of artists from Finland and abroad have taken part in exhibitions and other projects
in Galleria Huuto, from which 111 have joined as members of the collective by now.

Gallery Huuto has been supported by:
Alfred Kordelinin rahasto
Helsingin kulttuurikeskus
Koneen säätiö
Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriö
Suomen Kulttuurirahasto
Suomen Taideyhdistys
Svenska Kulturfonden
Taiteen keskustoimikunta
Valtion kuvataidetoimikunta
Uudenmaan Taidetoimikunta
Suomalais-norjalainen kulttuurirahasto
Suomalais-ruotsalainen kulttuurirahasto

Galleria Huuto (Mehiläispesä ry) members of the board 2016-2017:
Antti-Ville Reinikainen (chairperson), Marjo Levlin, Paula Puoskari, Marja Viitahuhta, Kalle Turakka Purhonen,
Azar Saiyar, Beata Joutsen, Kaarina Ormio, Maiju Salmenkivi, Aino Jääskeläinen.
Vice-Members of the board: Elina Strandberg, Terhi Heino, Satu Rautiainen, Kasper Muttonen, Aleksi Tolonen, Heli Änkö

Contact information:
Henni Oksman, executive director, director_ät_galleriahuuto.net, tel. +358 400 653 461