Sea Views 2019

31.8.-30.9.2019 Dalsbruk, Finland

We Meet at the Seaside

Sea Views 2019: We Meet at the Seaside exhibition in Dalsbruk, Finland presents works form five Nordic as well as five Asian artists: Anna Fríða Jónsdóttir (IS), Jo Kjaergaard & Leydi Giney Uyaban (DK/CO), Mauritz Tistelö (SE), Nayab Ikram (AX), Nuutti Koskinen (FI), Rain Wu (TW / UK), Jen-Pei Cheng (TW), Chih-Chung Chang (TW), Kuen-Lin Tsai, (TW) and Lesley-Anne Cao (PH).

The theme of the exhibition is based on our multiple and different perspectives and concepts of the sea. Our relationship with the sea is rooted in our different cultural backgrounds. With an open dialogue between artists from both the Nordic and Asia we produce alternative viewpoints and reflections.

Sea Views is a mobile art exchange platform that brings together artists from the Nordic and Asian countries. The artists in the exhibition have been working in the Örö island and in Dalsbruk during August 2019. The exhibition is a part of a two-year project where groups of artists are invited to work and exhibit first in Finland and the following year in Taiwan.




Anna Fríða Jónsdóttir
Chih-Chung Chang
Jen-Pei Cheng
Jo Kjaergaard & Leydi Giney Uyaban
Lesley-Anne Cao
Mauritz Tistelö
Nayab Ikram
Nuutti Koskinen
Rain Wu
Tsai Kuen-Lin

A Cooperative Project

Erica Huang & Nina-Maria Oförsagd

The curators Nina-Maria Oförsagd and Erica Huang met in a residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris in 2016, and then initialed this Nordic- Asia art exchange platform, inviting artists from two different continents for a month residency at a harbour community and share their perspectives about the sea, water and the ocean. Nina-Maria Oförsagd is a media artist and curator from Helsinki. Erica Huang is a curator based in Taipei and Hong Kong.


ÖRES, Örö Residency Programme

ÖRES, the Örö Residency Programme offers artists and researchers a chance to work in a unique natural environment in Finland. The facilities are located on Örö, a former military fortress island in the Archipelago National Park. The artists-run programme, launched in 2015, focuses on new and experimental fields of art, art-science collaborations and interdisciplinary projects.


Bamboo Curtain Studio

The Bamboo Curtain Studio (BCS) in Taiwan aims to promote cross-cultural exchanges by providing a meeting point for visitors from national and international art related fields. BCS has been focusing on five principles: Environment Sustainability, Social Engagement, Talent Incubation, Institution Sustainability and International Cultural Exchange. Through practice, BCS truly believes that artists have contribution towards society.


Sea Views is supported by the Nordisk Kulturfond, Svenska Kulturfonden, Arts Promotion Center Finland, Konstsamfundet and the National Culture and Arts Foundation in Taiwan.