Nastja Säde Rönkkö

salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears

Below Zero Finnish Art Prize UK Residency & Exhibition

Residency: 23 January – 15 March (open by appointment)

Press view: 17 March, 5-6pm
Opening celebration: 17 March, 6-8pm
(To view the documentation from the opening

Exhibition: 16 March – 6 May 2023 (Wednesday – Saturday, 12-5pm)

Below Zero, the unique UK based contemporary art prize for Finnish artists emerging on the international scene, returns to Beaconsfield London in association with the Finnish Institute in the UK and Ireland. This is the third time the prize has been awarded. We are excited to announce our new collaboration with Serlachius Museums, one of Finland’s most important cultural institutions.

Below Zero offers something different. Beaconsfield commissions are unique in their collaborative nature. Mentored residencies support artists to be brave and take risks. An objective of this creative support is to make the excitement of innovative practice accessible to all: an ambition that matches the founding principle of Serlachius Museums. The prizewinner is offered a solo exhibition of the London commission at Serlachius Museums in 2024 with the option of a residency in Mänttä.

Nastja Säde Rönkköthe third recipient of the Below Zero Finnish Art Prize, describes her practice as investigating relationships between the digital era, power, humanity and the future of our planet. For this commission she will develop three new moving image works on site, produced with Beaconsfield under the working title salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears.

Interview: Nastja Säde Rönkkö :“Exploring the symbols of blood, tears and sweat in contemporary culture”


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The Below Zero Finnish Art Prize is generously supported by an anonymous patron.