Pilvi Takala


Pilvi Takala is an artist who lives and works in Berlin and Helsinki. Her video works are based on performative interventions in which she researches specific communities to question social structures. In her practice she shows that implicit normative rules for behaviour are often only revealed through disruption. The resulting projects have been on view at venues including Seoul Mediacity Biennale (2021); Moscow Museum of Modern Art (2021); Künstlerhaus Bremen (2019); Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki (2018); CCA Glasgow (2016); Manifesta 11, Zurich (2016); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2015); MoMA PS1, New York (2014); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2013): New Museum, New York (2012); Kunsthalle Basel (2011); Kunstinstituut Melly (FKA Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, 2010) and 9th Istanbul Biennial (2005). Takala won the Dutch Prix de Rome in 2011 and the Emdash Award and Finnish State Prize for Visual Arts in 2013.




Christina Li


Christina Li is a curator and writer who works between Hong Kong and Amsterdam. As director at Spring Workshop, Hong Kong from 2015 to 2017 she curated projects such as A Collective Present (2017), Wu Tsang: Duilian (2016) and Wong Wai Yin: Without Trying (2016). Her upcoming and recent shows include Xinyi Cheng’s solo presentation Seen Through Others, Lafayette Anticipations, Paris (2022); the 2nd edition of Ghost – a triennial series of moving image and performance in Bangkok (2022); …pausing barely, barely pausing…, A Tale of A Tub, Rotterdam (2021); Palms, Palms, Palms, Z33, Hasselt (2020); Shirley Tse: Stakeholders, Hong Kong’s presence at the 58th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia (2019) and Dismantling the Scaffold, Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong (2018). Li has contributed to publications including Artforum, Art Review Asia, LEAP, Parkett, Spike and Yishu Journal of Contemporary Art.



Raija Koli, Frame Contemporary Art Finland


Frame Contemporary Art Finland


The exhibition in the Pavilion of Finland is commissioned and produced by Frame Contemporary Art Finland. Frame, an advocate for Finnish contemporary art, supports international initiatives, facilitates professional partnerships, and encourages critical development of the field through grants, visitor programme and residencies, seminars and talks, exhibition collaborations and network platforms.


Exhibition Credits 

Project Manager

Maikki Lavikkala

Project Coordinator

Francesco Raccanelli

Head of Communications

Rosa Kuosmanen

Exhibition Architects

Studio L A

Graphic Design

Vela Arbutina

Copy editor

Janine Armin



Film Credits


Director of Photography

Katharina Dießner


Elisa Purfürst

Studio Manager

Iona Roisin

Project Consultant

Stine Marie Jacobsen

Workshop Development

Pilvi Takala, Annukka Valo

Workshop Anti-Racism Consultant

Susheela Daniel

Workshop facilitators

Reeta Annala, Annukka Valo


Reeta Annala, Mika Kiviniemi, Aleksi Lankinen


Teppo Koskinen, Jere Rantala, Taha Sabbane, Jonna Välimäki

Line Producers

Danai Anagnostou, Elina Kukkonen, Iona Roisin

Production Assistant

Mikael Saukko

Set Designer

Julia Jäntti

Audio Engineer

Rasmus Pietilä, Sergei Talja


Sara Kilpeläinen


Santeri Siirtonen


Jaana Viertola, Joonas Vohlakari


Aino Aksenja, Aleksi Mörttinen / Saga Vera, Iona Roisin


Jordana Maurer, Giorgio Poloni



Sound Editing

Christian Obermeier


Gunar Meinhold

Post-Production Assistant

Amelie Befeldt, Paris Helene Furst


Stefan Gohlke / Concept AV


Beta Viewers

Gilad Baram, Joni Barnard, Minna Henriksson, Reetta Huhtanen, Matida Jammeh, Lindiwe Matshikiza, Anthea Moys, Mire Mroué, Ahmed Al-Nawas, Melisa Salazar, Nastaran Tajeri-Foumani


Hanna Arvela, Joni Barnard, Vanessa Carlos, Taru Elfving, Satu Herrala, Kari Holmström, Suvi Keskinen, Timo Korander, Hille Koskela, Jarmo Mikkola, Marc Mori, Minna Partanen, Ana Patel, Maria Pulli, Hans Rosenström, Otto Tiuri, Sara Vallioja, Ellen Wettmark and those who wish to remain anonymous


Publication Credits 

Texts and Images

Pilvi Takala, Christina Li


Christina Li

Copy Editor

Janine Armin


Vela Arbutina


Simo Vassinen



Editorial Assistants

Jessie Bullivant, Paris Helene Furst, Iona Roisin


Grafiche Veneziane


Frame Contemporary Art Finland in collaboration with Mousse Publishing, Milan


Website Credits



Vela Arbutina

Web developer

Jonathan Sachse Mikkelsen


Partners and Supporters


Saastamoinen Foundation is the main partner for Close Watch.
The main supporter of Close Watch is the Ministry of Education and Culture in Finland. Other supporters include EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art, AVEK The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture, the Finnish Cultural Foundation, the Arts Promotion Centre Finland and Embassy of Finland in Rome.
Further support was given by Helsinki Contemporary, Carlos/Ishikawa, London and Stigter van Doesburg, Amsterdam representing Pilvi Takala.


Special thanks to Securitas for working with Pilvi Takala on Close Watch.