Amos Rex’s Generation triennial offers a bold and fascinating glimpse into the art and thoughts of the young, emerging generation of artists. Held every three years, the exhibition features a broad selection of works by approximately 40 young artists aged 15-23, chosen by a jury from open call submissions. Generation artists move freely between different art forms; the triennial brings together a wide array of techniques and styles, from performance art to painting, ceramics, textile art, games, video, and more. Alongside their attitude and spirit, the works often reflect recent years of shared life and world events.

The works are selected by a jury composed of representatives from the previous Generation artists, Amos Rex representatives, and an invited chairperson who represents fresh, exciting, and emerging trends in the art world.

Generation 2026 will open at Amos Rex in the spring of 2026.

SAVE THE DATE: the exhibition’s open call begins in October 2024!

Generation 2026 -juryn puheenjohtaja Harold Hejazi. Kuva: Stella Ojala / Amos Rex

Gen­er­a­tion 2026 Jury

The chair of the Generation 2026 jury is Canadian artist, game designer, and educator Harold Hejazi. Working extensively in participatory performing arts, game design, and community engagement, Hejazi, who is based in Helsinki, has in recent years explored the use of video games in theatre, addressing themes such as race, marginalisation, and contemporary multiculturalism.

Representing Amos Rex on the jury are museum director Kieran Long, assistant curator Krista Mamia, curator of public programmes Laura Porola, and curator Terhi Tuomi. The Generation 2023 artists are represented by Yoonsik Kim and Aino Kontinen. Aino Kontinen works with writing, performing arts, and lense-based art, while Yoonsik Kim operates at the intersection of fashion and art.

Open call

SAVE THE DATE – OPEN CALL: Apply for the Generation 2026 Exhibition

The Generation 2026 open call starts on 1st October 2024! Subscribe to receive notifications about application workshops and the opening of the submission process by leaving us your contact details.

You can apply for the Generation exhibitions with one or more proposed works. The open call is available for those aged 15-23, born between 2001 and 2009, and who are active in Finland. We welcome submissions from the entire spectrum of art; your work can be from the performing arts, painting, photography, sculpture, video art, textile art, installation, game, and so on. Your work does not need to be completed when you apply. You can apply alone or as a group.

The Generation 2026 exhibition open call is open from 1 October to 31 October 2024.

We will organise application workshops remotely. Workshops will be held in Finnish, Swedish, and English. In the workshops, we will explain the application process and assist with using the application platform. The open house at Amos Rex will also offer an opportunity to explore the spaces where your work could be exhibited.

All selected artists will have the opportunity to apply for a project grant from Konstsamfundet, the owner of Amos Rex, to support their exhibition work.

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