Terike Haapoja turns her gaze to human at ANTI Festival

Media release 10.8.2017 The 2016 winner of ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art, Terike Haapoja returns to Kuopio and ANTI Festival 19-24 September 2017 with a series of new works; Studies on Freedom I-II and Gravitation (images). After more than a decade of working on our relationship with nature and the nonhuman world, Haapoja […]


Terike Haapoja: Everything comes back to the body

Our relationship with technology, nature and the nonhuman world has been the focus of my practice for more than a decade. The boundary that I have explored for so long has never been only about ‘interspecies connection’, but about connection in general. It has been driven by the question of how to connect with what […]


Jury and Shortlist announced for world’s only International Prize for Live Art

Media release 28.7.2017 The ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival returns to Kuopio, Finland this September and the highlight of this year’s event will be the announcement of the 2017 winner of International Prize for Live Art. The Prize – now in its 4th year – is the world’s only International Prize for Live Art, and […]


Newsletter 6/2017

Enjoy the summer! The ANTI Festival team will be having summer holidays in July. Between 1st and 16th July, we are all on holiday. We will stay silent for a while but will be back and loud soon again! Dive into our watery world ANTI Festival has built a programme of projects around water, and […]


ANTI Festival 2017 relies on multidisciplinary collaboration

Media release 22.6.2017 ANTI Festival has built a programme of projects around water, and this year, as always, we will work in collaboration with varied local and international partners. Below some of our most exciting local collaboration projects! Politics and Poetics of Water seminar This year, ANTI Festival will organise a seminar in collaboration with […]


ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival 2017 – Politics and Poetics of Water

Media release 5.6.2017 ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival will take place between 19th and 24th September 2017 in Kuopio, Finland. The festival has built a programme of projects around water as, this year, it has partnered with Our Water-Conscious Land, A project that proposes Finland, in its centenary year, should work as a global advocate for clean […]


Curatorial Statement 2017

It’s difficult to walk for ten minutes in Finland, in any direction, and not encounter a lake. Of course that’s an exaggeration and it’s entirely possible to avoid a shoreline, but the country’s romanticized topography as a land of lakes and islands isn’t entirely fictional either; a flight into any Finnish airport reveals just that, […]


Newsletter 5/2017

Festival programme 2017 coming up! Think about the majority of the Earth’s surface – water – also being the most abundant substance in the human body.  #antifestival2017 ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival 2017 will produce a programme of projects that respond to the theme of water. The first programme release coming up on Monday 5th […]


New Start Finland! workshops start

May through October 2017 VAMOS! Kuopio | Sepänkatu 9 A pilot project by artist Ernest Truely, ANTI Festival and the New Start Finland! research project will start in May in Kuopio. The project includes a series of workshops for a group of young people, both who have recently been granted with asylum in Finland and […]


ANTI Festival awarded EFFE Festivals Label and new Creative Europe project EX(S)PORTS

Media release 4.5.2017 ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival has been selected to receive the EFFE Label (Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe). ANTI is now a part of the EFFE festival community, facilitated by the European Festivals Association, which consists of festivals that stand for artistic quality and have a significant impact on local, national […]