New additions to ANTI Festival 2018 programme!

Media release 26.6.2018 The 17th edition of ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival will take place between 25th and 30th September 2018. The festival focuses on the themes of play, playfulness, games and gaming. We are excited to announce the below additions to our festival programme: Anna Maria Häkkinen, Lotta Suomi & Emil Uuttu (FI): Wrestling […]


260 proposals from around the world submitted in ANTI Festival’s open call

Media release 9.1.2020 The 19th edition of ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival will take place between 8th and 13th September 2020 in Kuopio, Finland. We invited artists, working in any field, to propose projects that directly engage with the theme of food. The open call was organised between 21st November and 19th December 2019. We […]


Newsletter 12/2019

Happy Holidays and New Year 2020! ANTI Festival sends a big warm thank you for the year 2019 to all our partners, artists, team members, voluntary assistants and audiences! We wish you Happy Holidays and all the best for the year 2020! During the past year, ANTI Festival worked in several multidisciplinary projects, both local […]


Call for proposals on the theme of Food – One week left to Submit!

Newsletter 12.12.2019 The 19th edition of ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival will take place between 8th and 13th September 2020 in Kuopio, Finland. We now invite artists, working in any field, to propose projects that directly engage with the theme of food. This year, in addition to the general call-out we have five specific call-outs […]


Newsletter 11/2019

ANTI Festival 2020 – Call for proposals on the theme of Food For our 2020 festival ANTI is thrilled to announce partnership with Kuopio Region of Gastronomy, coordinated by ProAgria Eastern Finland and Savonia University. The 19th edition of ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival will take place between 8th and 13th September 2020 in Kuopio, […]


ANTI Festival 2020 – Call for proposals on the theme of Food

Media release 21.11.2019 For our 2020 festival ANTI is thrilled to announce partnership with Kuopio Region of Gastronomy, coordinated by ProAgria Eastern Finland and Savonia University. The 19th edition of ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival will take place between 8th and 13th September 2020 in Kuopio, Finland. We now invite artists, working in any field, to […]


Honorary diploma for Promoting Internationalization in the City of Kuopio

The City of Kuopio awarded ANTI Festival with an honorary diploma for “Promoting Internationalization in the City of Kuopio”. According the City of Kuopio, “ANTI Festival is the most international art festival in Finland, the most significant Finnish festival for contemporary art and performance art. Also, awarding the world’s only Prize for Live Art.” Artistic […]


Thank you for the 2019 ANTI Festival

Media release 4.10.2019 The 18th edition of ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival was organised in Kuopio, Finland between 10th and 15th September 2019. The festival brought together artists and audiences from across Finland and around the world. The programme traced various iterations of death in an attempt to open-up thinking around our relationship to it […]


Dana Michel is the 2019 Winner of ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art

  Dana Michel was announced as the 2019 winner of ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art on Saturday 14th September. Dana Michel was revealed as the 6th winner of the prestigious prize during the ANTI Prize Party in Kuopio, Finland. The 2019 shortlist comprised of four celebrated artists from across the globe: Cuqui Jerez […]


Four essays on four Live Art Artists

Shortlist LIVE! publication provides comprehensive texts on the careers and practices of this year’s ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art. Cuqui Jerez, Dana Michel, Keijaun Thomas and Mammalian Diving Reflex were asked to suggest authors to write about their careers and practices. Each writer responded “yes” to the writing invitation. As a result, we […]


One Week to ANTI Festival 2019

Starting in one week on Tuesday 10th September 2019, ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival traces various iterations of death in an attempt to open-up thinking around our relationship to it and to the many sets of phenomena that surround it. The presentations and events of ANTI Festival are free for the audience, but some events […]