Hidden – Forms of the Senses

The Copper Smithy, Fiskars
Daily 11-18

Onoma’s summer exhibition 2022 explores multi-sensory experience through art, design and craft.

In everything we do and experience, we engage with our senses. Consciously and unconsciously. When one of our important senses fades, breaks, is lost, or otherwise acts up, the other senses come to the rescue to remedy the whole. This is when we realise how multi-sensory experience works, and what a perfect whole it is in terms of our mental and physical functioning and balance. This perfect whole comes in a variety of forms. Its individuality and uniqueness are very fascinating.”

“The changes in our sensory experience brought about by rapid digitalisation, as well as our recent physical and mental isolation, have stirred in us the need to use our senses more holistically. We long for sensory experiences and the thoughts they evoke. I feel that the theme of the exhibition is especially relevant right now.

– Laura Sarvilinna, curator of the Hidden exhibition

Artists and creatives operate in a sensory world that is strongly determined by the materials they use. The artists featured in the Hidden exhibition reflect on the meanings and possibilities of the various senses in their own work. What about the interpreter of a work of art or the user of an object? A number of factors contribute to how someone experiences and senses a work or an object. Often, however, the interpreter is strongly led by the creator of the work or object.

HIDDEN is part of the Fiskars Village Art & Design Biennale, which is co-produced by Luovi Productions and Onoma. Fiskars is biennales main partner.

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Visitors can explore the works in the exhibition at their leisure or on guided tours. The exhibition seeks to consider the diverse needs of visitors and offers guided tours for a variety of tastes. As the summer goes on, there will be a greater variety of guided tours available. A total of ten guides work at the Hidden exhibition, each of whom creates a unique experience for visitors to enjoy. Visitors can explore the works in the exhibition on an audio-description tour, conversational tour, or an intensive quick tour. Guided tours are available both for groups and for individual visitors. Our online shop lets you explore the guided tour options in Fiskars Village Biennale and buy tickets in advance.


Onoma’s exhibitions will be admitted to the museum card from this summer. Visit all three main exhibitions at the Fiskars Village Biennale with the museum card.


Hidden: Kuparivasarantie 5. Open daily 11am-6pm. Hidden tas built to be as accessible as possible and accessibility has been considered in the design of exhibition texts, tours and presentation.  We will gladly supply more information by phone (050 440 3727) or e-mail ()

Artists, designers, and artisans in the Hidden exhibition

Aapo Repo
Anna Ulff
Annatuuli Saine and Ulla-Maija Alanen
Annika Lintervo, Inka Yli-Tepsa, Hermanni Yli-Tepsa and Tuukka Haapakorpi
Antrei Hartikainen
Anu Mykrä
Anu Tuominen
Beili Liu
Camilla Moberg
Eija Koski and Ananya Tanttu
Elina Brotherus
Elle Valkeapää
Hemmo Honkonen
Jaakko Pakkala
Jenni Ahtiainen
Jenni Mikkonen
Jenni-Juulia Wallinheimo-Heimonen
Kari Hannola
Karin Widnäs
Katriina Haikala
Kustaa Saksi
Laura Merz and Rudi Merz
Saarits & Sippola
Lulu Halme
Mafune Gonjo
Mattila & Merz
Naoto Niidome and Nathalie Lautenbacher
Pekka Ijäs, Eero Alho and Risto Musta
Petri Eskelinen
Renata Schirm
Riitta Talonpoika
Ron Nordström
Sonja Löfgren-Birch
Tero Kuitunen
Theresa Storbacka
Timo Junttila
Tuulia Penttilä

The team behind the Hidden exhibition

curator Laura Sarvilinna
exhibition architect Elina Aalto
graphic designer Ilkka Kärkkäinen
project planner Tuulia Penttilä
exhibition manager Susanna Louneva


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