Galleria Huuto
Visiting address: Kalevankatu 43, inner court, 00180 Helsinki, Finland
Postal address: PB 105, 00121 Helsinki, Finland
Tel. +358 (0)50 3955 255

Exhibition coordinator
Emmi Kattelus, emmi.kattelus(at)

Executive director
Henni Oksman, director(at)

Galleria Huuto is an artist run space for art. Galleria Huuto is conducted by a non-profit collective Mehiläispesä ry – Bikupa rf, which consists of ca. 120 artist members.

Galleria Huuto is focusing on professional and highly skillfull exhibitions at Galleria Huuto’s current location. Additionally Galleria Huuto executes artistic projects in Finland and abroad.

Collective’s accomplishments in organizing exhibitions begun in 2002, when 25 young artists founded the first Galleria Huuto at Viiskulma, Helsinki. Huuto was back then one of the first artist run galleries in Helsinki and in Finland.

At the moment Huuto operates at Kalevankatu 43 inner court.
About 550 sq-meters of previous machinery hall is turned into an artistic haven that encompass:

– four galleries (Huuto I, Huuto II, Huuto III ja Huuto IV)
– space for events such as discussions, concerts and other cultural happenings
– two ateliers for member artists.
– access for disabled through courtyard on Kalevankatu 43 along a ramp. In the stairway of the building there is a toilet for disabled, that has door width of 80 cm.

Huuto has had several locations throughout its history:
Galleria Huuto Viiskulma (2002-2013)
Galleria Huuto Uudenmaankatu (2005-2018)
Galleria Huuto Jätkäsaari (artists’ multipurposeroom, that included four galleries, a space for various events and six artists’ ateliers, 2013-2018)
Galleria Huuto Eerikinkatu (1.8.2018 ->)

In August 2018 we built and opened new gallery Kalevankatu 43, Helsinki


Galleria Huuto is an independent artist collective located in Helsinki, Finland.
Currently Huuto is located at the center of Helsinki. Galleria Huuto is not restricted merely within these premises, however, but can also be realized elsewhere in a form of various events, projects and visits. Annually Huuto organizes as many as over 50 contemporary art exhibitions.

Galleria Huuto came into being in November 2002, when more than 25 young artists, frustrated with the rigidness of the traditional art institutions, decided to establish a gallery for themselves. Right from the start Huuto artists have shared a common initiative with a desire to communicate directly with the audience. Huuto founders wanted to show their work in a place free of middlemen and narrow hierarchical structures.

The freedom and independence of artistic work are the core values of Huuto, according to which all conditions are arranged. The gallery is run on a voluntary basis and costs are kept minimal. Huuto is especially aimed to stand as a forum for young and experimental art. Performances, multi-disciplinary and cross-over projects, acoustic and electronic music events, video and film screenings and public discussions are organized in Huuto in addition to solo and group exhibitions.

Huuto does not hold any general artistic view or policy. Exhibiting artists formulate their own policies and are solely responsible for their own show. Huuto does not constitute an artists’ group in the traditional sense, since not any commitments to artistic manifestos or styles are expected. To work within Huuto requires merely an interest for constructive collaboration with other artists.

Huuto organizes special projects, the aim of which often is to intertwine the social and individual aspects of artistic work. Dozens of artists might take part in creating a collaborative art work, for example. Huuto also takes part in a wider social dialogue through various art events or exhibitions, and often works in collaboration with other cultural organizations.

As an organization Galleria Huuto is focused on creating new institutional practices in art, promoting co-operation among artists and offering a platform for individual artists. Participants often see Huuto as an alternative art infrastructure: a place, a time and an opportunity to act.

Hundreds of artists from Finland and abroad have taken part in exhibitions and other projects in Galleria Huuto, from which about 120 have joined as members of the collective by now.

Gallery Huuto has been supported by:
Alfred Kordelinin rahasto
Helsingin kulttuurikeskus
Koneen säätiö
Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriö
Suomen Kulttuurirahasto
Suomen Taideyhdistys
Svenska Kulturfonden
Taiteen keskustoimikunta
Valtion kuvataidetoimikunta
Uudenmaan Taidetoimikunta
Suomalais-norjalainen kulttuurirahasto
Suomalais-ruotsalainen kulttuurirahasto

Galleria Huuto (Mehiläispesä ry) members of the board 2021-2022:
Päivi Allonen (chairperson), Azar Saiyar, Anna Broms, Sampsa Indrén, Aleksi Martikainen, Tiina Mielonen, Kaarina Ormio, Hanna Saarikoski, Maiju Salmenkivi, Kalle Turakka Purhonen and Marja Viitahuhta
Vice-Members of the board: Jesse Avdeikov, Terhi Heino, Beata Joutsen, Aino Jääskeläinen, Kasper Muttonen, Paula Puoskari, Satu Rautiainen and Elina Strandberg