Myymälä2 cooperative members:

Timo Tuhkanen, director
Kemê Pellicer
Pedro Aibéo
Egle Oddo
Ramiro Camelo
Yiling Wu
Suvadeep Das
Natalia Alekseeva

For information on how to organize activity with us click here.


Myymälä2 cooperative of artist running a gallery exhibition and event space in the centre of Helsinki since 2002. Over the years, it has strengthened its position in Helsinki as an alternative space dedicated to visual arts, experimental music, design and street culture. It also includes a small shop of independent publishing. Myymälä2 is presenting dedicated artists from different disciplines of various cultural and educational backgrounds, whose attitude toward art is experimental and unconventional.


Myymälä2 osuuskunta on vuonna 2002 perustettu taiteilijavetoinen näyttely- ja tapahtumatila Helsingin keskustassa, Uudenmaankadulla toiminta alkoi vuonna 2003. Vuosien aikana se on omistautunut vaihtoehtoisena tilana kuvataiteille, kokeelliselle musiikille, suunnittelulle, ja katukulttuurille. Tilaan kuuluu kirjakauppa joka painottuu itsenäisiin kustanteisiin. Myymälä2 esittelee omistautuneita tekijöitä eri taiteen alueilta ja eri koulutus-ja kulttuuritaustoista, joiden asenne taiteeseen on kokeileva ja normeista poikkeava.


Myymälä2 är ett konstnärsdrivet galleri som finns på Nylandsgatan 23 i Helsingfors sedan 2003. Galleriet står utanför det komersiella systemet av gallerier och strävar till att öka på möjligheterna att ställa ut konst samt att utgöra en mötesplats där samtidskonsten kan samspela med andra samhällsområden. Myymälä2 är ett andelslag som utöver utställningsverksamheten på Nylandsgatan ordnar och kuraterar utställningar och konstnärliga projekt utanför galleriets egna väggar.


Галерея Myymälä2 – это пространство для выставок и культурных мероприятий, расположенное в центре Хельсинки. Галерея была основана содружеством художников в 2002 году. За это время она укрепила свои позиции в Хельсинки как альтернативное пространство, посвященное изобразительному искусству, экспериментальной музыке, дизайну и уличной культуре. В галерее находится небольшой магазин, в котором можно приобрести литературу независимых издательств. В Myymälä2 проходят выставки художников-представителей разных видов и жанров искусства, разнообразных среды и культурных направлений, чьё отношение к искусству является экспериментальным и нетрадиционным.
Галерея Myymälä2 получила финансовую поддержку от Сектора культуры и отдыха города Хельсинки, Регионального и Центрального фонда культуры Финляндии, Центра содействия искусству Финляндии, Фонда современного искусства Финляндии Frame, Фонда Stftelsen Tre Smeder, Оскара Офлундса Стифтельсе.


Myymälä2 has received funding from Helsinki City Culture and Leisure Sector, The Finnish Cultural Foundations – Regional and Central Fund, The Arts Promotion Center Finland, Frame Contemporary Art Finland, Stftelsen Tre Smeder, Oskar Öflunds Stiftelse, and the Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland.


Timo Tuhkanen, director
Timo Tuhkanen received their PhD from the University of Leeds, and their Master of Music from Brunel University of West London. Tuhkanen has been the director of Myymälä2 since 2017 and is also an Affiliate Research at the Turku University Department of Musicology and artistic researcher at die Angewandte University of Applied Arts Vienna. Currently, their works intersect between contemporary art and music. Researching artistically the aesthetics between the fields of sound and touch in everyday life and archives, their practice involves imagining, institutioning, designing and creating instruments that act as social interventions and political tools for encountering and including non-humans in the decision-making process. Tuhkanen’s subject matters often adapt themselves inside an occupied environment of urban landscapes and hydrosocial-spaces. Their work has been featured in Manifesta12; Kunsthalle Exnergasse WUK, Vienna; Museo delle Trame Mediterranee, Italy; luftArt in Neue Music Berlin; Sound Museum, St Petersburg; Nordham Recorder Festival, Germany; 3éme Biennale de l’Art Contemporain Casablanca, Morocco; XX Mänttä Art Festival, Finland; European Mediterranean Art Association, Nicosia, Cyprus; Emma Museum of Modern Art, Finland.


Kemê Pellicer is a multidisciplinary artist, poet, and cultural worker based in Helsinki, Finland.

Pedro_Aibeo_2022 photo by Virpi Velin_1

Pedro Aibéo
Pedro Aibéo is an internationally awarded MSc Architect, MSc Civil Engineer with over 50 buildings built in 20 countries. Founder of the Gamified Cohousing Oy, of the World Music School and of the “Cidadania” theatre+games group. A PhDc on ”Architectural Democracy” at Aalto University, a drawing teacher, a Graphic Novelist and a Deputy Member of Lohja’s Urban Planning Board.


Egle Oddo
Egle Oddo b. 1975 in Italy. Her work focuses on linear and non-linear narrative as an art form. Interested in operational realism, meant as the presentation of the functional sphere in an aesthetic arrangement and its inter-relations, she combines photography, moving image, installation, sculpture, environmental art, and experimental live art. In her pieces industrial production morphs towards delicate handcraft, life forms appear and emerge out of sculptures and objects, film photography appropriate digital images, selected trash mix with fashion, precious edible minerals and ancestral recipes are served as part of ritual meals. Her work is present at international biennials, Museums and relevant institutions, as well as cutting-edge and independent alternative spaces and events, to mention a few: MAXXI Museum of 21st Century Art, Manifesta12, Zilberman gallery, 3me Biennale Internationale de Casablanca, Finnish National Museum of Photography, 54th Venice Biennale, Triennial Agrikultura, MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art, gallery Bikini Wax, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Club Solo, Kunsthalle Exnergasse Vienna, Transmediale, Pace Digital Gallery New York, Loop Barcelona. Her research is awarded and supported by private and public foundations internationally. She lives and works in Helsinki.

Ramiro Camelo (photo Antti Ahonen)

Ramiro Camelo
Ramiro Camelo is curator at Myymälä2. He obtained a Master’s in Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art, London. Professional experience includes Guest curator, Stacion Center for Contemporary Art, Pristina, (2008); Supporting curator at HIAP, (2022) Peer Curator Artist at Risk AR (2022).
A selection of his previous curatorial projects: “Songs of Life and Death”, Myymälä2, Helsinki (2022), “Quantum Critic 2021”, (Co-curator) Masters Art School, St Petersburg & Myymälä2, Helsinki (2021); “Of modest Conditions, part 2” Myymälä2, Helsinki (2020); “Sugarryy Wonderryy”, Kallio Stage, Helsinki (2018); “Travesía”, Sala Alterna, Uniandinos, Bogota (2016); “Off Axis Colombia”, Justmad 6, COAM. Madrid (2015); “Paradise Stacion”, Stacion Center for Contemporary Art, Pristina (2008); “Of this tale, I cannot guarantee a single word” (Co-curator) Royal College of Art Gallery, London (2008) and “Somatofilia Express”, Galeria Santa Fe, Bogota (1999).
He is the project manager of Myymälä2 Baltic Fellowship Network, a curatorial programme of exhibitions, public events and residences whose aim is to promote collaboration, foster partnerships, and facilitate artistic cooperation with art institutions, exhibition spaces, individuals based in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
More Info about Baltic Fellowship Network here.
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Photo by: Antti Ahonen

Yiling Wu

Suvadeep Das
He is interested in the aspect of public anatomy – making and doing something with the public. The tools of intervention, interaction, anticipation, perception and the sense of community. Interest in engaging people to perform to have access to the collective understanding of Art form. He combines the notion of Body and material in his performances.
The question of the existence of ‘the Other’ in the space of ‘An-Other’ formed into an important area of his work. His status as an outsider, intermingling through performances and actions in a foreign land, is an important approach, more in the line of hyphen rather than a slash.
He combines Music, Visual Art, and Bodily writing in his creative process.
Suvaś Facebook Artist Page


Natalia Alekseeva
Natasha Alekseeva is Russian curator residing and working in Finland. She started her career in the State museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral (St Petersburg) in 2006. She had worked there for 11 years as an exhibition manager and later she was promoted to a head of international affairs department. She was responsible for international projects. Then she worked as a curator in Yusupov Palace for a year. She became the resident co-curator in Myymälä2 gallery in 2019.
Among the projects she was curating the most prominent were French digital art and Miraculous those images by Greek icon painter Manolis Betinakis at Smolny Cathedral, Imperial Russia by Nikos Floros (Greece) at St.Isaac’s Cathedral, Resemblance by Vugar Muradov (Azerbaijan) at Erarta museum of contemporary art and Art on Ice at Yusupov Palace.


Veera Kuusisto, gallery manager
Veera (b.2001, Helsinki) coordinates the general activity of Myymälä2. She’s currently doing her BA in visual arts and pedagogy in Aalto University. Her artistic practice holds an emphasis on writing, photography, video and drawing.

Photo by: Kamilla Śladowska

The Air We Share 2.0 live art event at Yö galleria. Photo by Mariia Solodiankina

Kamila Śladowska (she/her) is a visual artist born in 1996 in Warsaw, who works with various media, focussing on painting. She graduated from Painting Faculty at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, as well as from Costume Design at MSKPU in Warsaw, both in 2020. Being raised in anthropocene, Śladowska tries to learn about painting from more-than-humans. She researches around topics of diversity and cultural anthropology in context of post-humanism. Her creation is associated with eco-eroticism or eco-feminism. The artist also sources inspirations from hydrofeminism, transhumanism/anarcho-primitivism, investigating the relationship of human and more-than-human through the lence of painting. In the past years she has been working on interconnected painting ecosystems. She believes that regard on colour perception might be a clue to understand homo sapiens as part of evolutionary mechanisms. Śladowska makes effort to work with recycled materials or to use slow techniques in order to reduce the harmful footprint of painting process. Her work has been shown in multiple countries in Europe (including for example Biennial of Palermo, STØND LEEG festival in Antwerp, Optižuns in Latvia, Sinfonia Varsovia or In Feminis Veritas in Berlin).

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Photo by Mariia Solodiankina. The Air We Share 2.0 live art event at Yö galleria.

Maryam Jalali, gallery assistant
Maryam Jalali is a young Iranian artist, graduated in English literature and linguistics, and currently studying Fine arts at Novis UAS in Finland. She works in various art mediums (mainly oil painting and sculpture), and is passionate about experimenting with non-visual mediums and literary texts.


Itamar Fortes, gallery assistant