Exhibition call for 2023 is open

Näyttelynäkymä, Merkintöjä muotokuvasta näyttelystä 19.4.–29.5. Pohjoisen valokuvakeskuksen galleriassa. Kuvassa Johannes Romppasen sekä Lauri Erikssonin teoksia. Kuva: Jaani Föhr.

The Northern Photographic Centre (PVK) exhibition call for 2023 is open until August 2 2022 23:59 (Finnish time). Exhibitions will be selected by the NPC exhibition committee. Three to five exhibition periods are available for application in 2023. The exhibitions are for a duration of 5–8 weeks. Northern Photographic Centre is profiled for high-quality, contemporary […]

Christelle Mas has been selected as the visual artist of Oulunsalo Soi Chamber Music Festival 2024

Christelle Mas (b.1984 in Paris, France) is a photographer and mixed media artist currently residing in Oulu, Finland. Christelle Mas’s creative process involves a fusion of artistic and scientific methodologies, using soft materials, installations, videos and photography. The selection for the visual artist of Oulunsalo Soi has been conducted in collaboration with Photo North. Executive […]

Photowalks continue in Heinäpää

Photo North – Northern Photographic Centre invites residents living in Heinäpää and people who are fond about the place to be local guides to places that are important to them. There will be a series of photowalks, where visual artist Tuomo Kangasmaa will lead the participants into the world of viewing. The monthly photowalks continue […]


Spring exhibitions at Photo North – Northern Photography Centre feature photographic sculptures, recorded performances, darkroom-printed analogue photographs and video works. The themes of the exhibitions highlight intersections of past and present, outline interlacing parallel worlds and reflect on the sense of place across spaces and environments. The first exhibition of the spring season is Sebastian Reis‘ Sala […]


PINO2023 photo book event will take place on December 2. from 12 to 16 at Cultural House Valve.  The PINO photo book event, launched in 2022, will be held again in December 2023 at Culture House Valve’s Paljetti Cafe. Through an open invitation, artists and photographers are invited to present their own photo books and  […]

SAVE THE DATE: Questions about ethically and ecologically sustainable exhibition practices

Utopias Lahti 2023 (kuva: Toivo Heinimäki)

Seminar: Questions about ethically and ecologically sustainable exhibition practices, Tuesday 10 October from 9:30 am to 3 pm. What impact and what contributions can visual art exhibitions make as our living environment changes? What are the moral and ethical issues involved in organising and curating exhibitions? What ecological solutions should be taken into account in […]

<strong>Photo North at Ars Electronica 2023</strong>

Photo North – Northern Photographic Centre will participate in the international Ars Electronica Festival from 6 to 10 September 2023 with the More-than-Planet project. First held in 1979 as an offshoot of the early days of the digital revolution, the Ars Electronica festival is one of the world’s key media art festivals. Spread over the […]

More-than-Planet opening event 12 December at 2 p.m. in the Cinema Studio

How can climate change be studied from space? What form do knowledge and experiences from the Oulanka Research Station and the Pyhäsalmi Mine take in the hands of contemporary artists? How do research data, environmental sensor and satellite information and local knowledge come together through art and how can they change our view of the local environments […]

More-than-Planet residency selections have been made

The artist collective Cesar & Lois has been selected for a residency at the Oulanga research station and the artist Felicia Honkasalo at the Pyhäsalmi mine. There were about 280 applications, congratulations to those who have been selected! Residency participants are paid a residency and production allowance of €15,000 for a two-month (2-month) period of […]