About Us

Photographic Gallery Hippolyte is an exhibition space for contemporary art. The program focuses on photographic art and its extended field. Inside the gallery there is a bookshop specializing in volumes of photographic art. Hippolyte is an artist-run, non-profit organisation managed by the Association of Photographic Artists.

Association of Photographic Artists promotes the status and appreciation of Finnish photographic art and artists. Association’s members include the majority of Finnish photographic artists. Finnish photographic art has been internationally renowned for decades.

Photographic art can be bought from the exhibitions at Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, from its upcoming online sales collection, and from events held by the Association, such as Art Fair Suomi.

Art Fair Suomi is an international contemporary art festival that brings thousands of artworks together under the same roof, ranging from performances to photographs, installations and sound art. The festival happens in Helsinki every other year. Art Fair Suomi is organised in collaboration by Association of Photographic Artists and Artists’ Association MUU.

Contact Information

Contact Information

Yrjönkatu 8-10 courtyard, 00120 Helsinki
+358 (0)9 612 3344, info [at] hippolyte.fi
Exhibitions open Tue-Fri 12–17, Sat-Sun 12–16 (July Mon-Fri 12–17)
Free entrance


How to find us and accessibility

Hippolyte is located in an idyllic inner courtyard in Helsinki city centre. The Gallery has two exhibition spaces, a bookshop and a reception area. Access to the larger exhibition space from the courtyard is barrier-free – and to the reception area via four steps up. There is a primarily accessible WC inside the Gallery.

Association of Photographic Artists’ office is on the gallery’s second floor and can only be reached via stairs.

Details of how to get here and accessibility.



Director Henna Harri
+358 40 591 0770, henna.harri [at] hippolyte.fi

President Joonas Ahlava
joonas.ahlava [at] hippolyte.fi

Exhibition coordinator Petronella Grönroos, on a study leave
+358 50 379 9036, petronella.gronroos [at] hippolyte.fi

Exhibition coordinator Darja Zaitsev, 1.10.2018–30.11.2020
+358 50 379 9036, darja.zaitsev [at] hippolyte.fi

Association coordinator
Eija Mäkivuoti
(Fri-Sun 12-16)
+358 (0)9 612 3344, eija.makivuoti [at] hippolyte.fi

Pictures: Neo Aarnikotka & Milla Talassalo

Information for the Association’s biweekly newsletter

Information for the members’ newsletter (details of grants, residencies, work opportunities, exhibition applications, and so on) can be sent to: jasentiedote [at] hippolyte.fi

The members’ newsletter is sent out on alternate Thursdays.


In July, Hippolyte is open Mon-Fri 12-17 and on weekends closed

Welcome to meet artist Laura Böök at Hippolyte on Sun 28.6. at 14-16!

Photographic Gallery Hippolyte and Hippolyte Korjaamo will open again in June

How to make a good exhibition application!

Application period for exhibitions in autumn 2021 and spring 2022 open until 31.5.2020!

Photographic Gallery Hippolyte and Hippolyte Korjaamo will be closed during COVID-19 epidemic

Photographic Gallery Hippolyte open normally

Discussion: Enchantingly disgusting body on Sat 25.1. at 15-16

Karl Ketamo at the gallery on Saturday 14.12. at 12-16

Niina Vatanen’s Time Atlas at Hippolyte Foyer

Gallery closed on December 6th 2019

Banana Mummy Workshop, 4 Oct 2019

Apply for an exhibition period for spring 2021!

Gallery closed during summer 29.6.–8.8.2019

Talk by Marco Campanini, the scanner of Thomas Struth, Niko Luoma and Thomas Ruff works, Wed 10 April at 17.30

Apply for an exhibition for autumn 2020 until 30.4.!

Open Call for exhibitions at Hippolyte Jan–July 2020

Gallery closed 1 May 2018

Matthew Cowan’s para field notes is the newest exhibition collaboration between Saari residence and Hippolyte.

Hippolyte’s Open Call for the year 2019 is open!

A discussion and a walking tour on Independence Day, 6 Dec 2017

Sun 8 Oct 2017, DISCUSSION: Monuments talk

4–27 August 2017 Maarit Mustonen, Who

29 April, 4.30 p.m. Concert: Robert Aeberhard performs “Sounds That Shouldn’t Be There”

Young Hero – Jouko Lehtola Foundation Award goes to Joel Karppanen

8 Oct 2016, ARTIST TALK: Nadija Mustapić & Toni Meštrović

CONCERT AUG 25, 2016
On the Verge of a Catastrophe – Audiovisual Ambient at Hippolyte

5 – 28 Aug 2016 PAULA LEHTONEN
Harmaja +10 west-northwest 35m/s

Applying for an exhibition at Hippolyte for 2017

Sat 19 March, Workshop: Shape of Sound

28.2.2016 12-16 pm Workshop: Light and Growth

27 Nov – 20 Dec 2015 Ben Kaila, Photographs from Das Berlin Buch

12–22 November 2015, Book Shop

Apply now for exhibitions at Hippolyte (deadline 31 Oct 2015)

4–27 September 2015 Noomi Ljungdell, Inventory

Events at Hippolyte in August
– Restaurant Day and The Night of the Arts

7–30 August 2015 Merja Hannikainen, The Waterfall

22 May –31 July 2015 Summer Sales Exhibition KNOWLEDGE

ART FAIR SUOMI 2015 – Platform applications welcome!

24 April – 17 May 2015 Johanna Väisänen, Tabernacolo

Application deadlines combined for Hippolyte

27 March – 19 April 2015 Susanna Iivanainen, It is said we die twice

27 Feb – 22 Mar 2015 Aura Saarikoski, Research Into Grey

30 Jan –22 Feb 2015 Heta Saukkonen, Powyłamywanymi

31 Oct – 23 Nov 2014 Aulis Harmaala: Metamorphose

Exhibitions at Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Autumn 2015. The deadline has gone

Bodies of Resistance
Reflections on contemporary Chinese performance art and experimental photography

3–26 Oct 2014 Anne Tamminen: Zoological Garden III

5–28 Sept 2014 Salla Lahtinen: howwewanttobeseen.tumblr.com

The Bill Burns Show – Discussions 14.8. and 22.8.2014

Apply now for exhibitions at Hippolyte Studio, winter 2015. The deadline has gone

Artists’ talk on July 10, 2014: Nana & Felix with Claire Gould

3.7.–1.8.2014, Anna Hyrkkänen: Fringe

30.5.–27.5.2014, Sirpa Päivinen: Homo Fluctuaris – Floating Human

Exhibition times at Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, spring 2015. The deadline has gone

, Hanna Ljungh: Vivisections

Talk 3.4.2014: Kong Yen Lin, Tropical Heatwave – The Rise of Conceptual Photography in Singapore and Southeast Asia

28.2.–23.3.2014, Alisa Javits, Inside Yard

Hippolyte at ARCOmadrid, 19 – 23 Feb 2014

31.1.-23.2.2014, Noora Geagea, Watch Me

3.-26.1.2014, Laura Konttinen, The day that sank to the bottom of the lake, and other memories

29.11.–22.12.2013, Hippolyte Vintage

1.–24.11.2013, Mari Hokkanen, Set & Setting

APPLY NOW (deadline 31 Oct 2013):
Exhibition at Photographic Gallery Hippolyte / Autumn 2014

6.–29.9.2013, Kanerva Cederström & Riikka Tanner: TRANS-AMERIKA

Night of the Arts, 22.8.2013: Riikka Puronen’s e-book launch

9.8.-1.9.2013, Aino Huhtaniemi: Autuas aina – Photographs of Finnish Schools

4.7.-2.8.2013, Dawn Woolley: Visual Pleasure

31.5.–28.6.2013, Kati Rapia: The Party

Discussion 8.5.2013: Lea Kantonen, Pekka Niskanen & Morten Torgersrud

3.–26.5.2013, Morten Torgersrud: Circulating Sites

5.4.–28.4.2013, Hwanhee Kim, 3 : 2

Discussion 14.3.2013: Diego Bruno & Taru Elfving

Apply now for an exhibition time in Hippolyte Studio!

11.1.–3.2.2013, KONTORprojects: Louise Bøgelund Saugmann & Jenny Nordquist

7.12.2012 – 5.1.2013, Anna Nykyri & Hanna Ojamo: Archive Films 2006–2011

Hippolyte November 17, 4-6 p.m. discussion: Not in my back yard

Hippolyte Studio 9.11.-2.12.2012, Fredrik Weerasinghe: Natura Morte

Evening Sale and Drinks – Benefit Auction Thursday 25 Oct 2012

Anna Bitkina

Hippolyte Studio 12.10.-4.11.2012, Christelle Mas: Science Fiction Food