About LOKAL (FI)
Lokal is a concept store and gallery, home to independent Finnish art, design and craft. Besides the unique art pieces in the gallery space, Lokal offers a wide array of selected products from some of the leading names in ceramics, jewellery, art prints and home interiors. Lokal is run by photographer Katja Hagelstam. Inspired to create a space where all the elements of a strong Finnish heritage of both art and design can meet, she opened Lokal in April 2012.
Since opening six years ago Lokal has become one of the leading places in Helsinki to showcase new up and coming artists and designers and has been recognised worldwide. Collaborations include exhibitions in Paris, Seoul, Switzerland and Iceland. The founding principle of Lokal, is to have to change-themed group exhibitions where art, design and home interiors can be showcased within a homelike environment. In combining all these elements Lokal is breaking boundaries of how to exhibit in a small gallery space, creating warm and welcoming exhibitions for everyone.
For CHART 2018, Lokal will present artworks from Inka Kivalo, Aimo Katajamäki, Sasha Huber, Veera Kulju, Renata Jakowleff, Matias Liimatainen, Outi Martikainen, Hanni Koroma, Janna Syvänoja, Klaus Haapaniemi and 1+1+1.