Finnish artist Tero Annanolli brings art to Jakarta

Kuvataiteilija Tero Annanolli, toimittaja Tiina Tikkanen, Opettaja
Kuvataiteilija Tero Annanolli, toimittaja Tiina Tikkanen, Opettaja

Tero Annanolli from Finland, a gold medal winner at the London Cultural Olympiad in 2012, is bringing some of his masterpieces to Jakarta this month. His art exhibition will start celebrations of 100 years of Independence of the Republic of Finland in Indonesia. To celebrate the century, various events in Finland and across the world will be taking place in 2017. These events invite Finns and friends of Finland to come together.

By exhibiting Finnish art in Jakarta Indonesian audience receives an authentic touch to the current field of art from Finland. The centenary of Finland’s Independence in 2017 will be the most significant commemorative year for this generation of Finns. The centenary emphasises Finland’s strengths, such as equality and democracy by offering diverse and international centenary program. The centenary year provides opportunities to better understand the past, experience the jubilee together and set the course for Finland’s future success.

Annanolli was awarded the gold medal by London Cultural Olympiad in 2012 and has been a member of the Olympic Fine Arts Association since 2014. This year he has spent periods painting in both artistic capitals of Europe: Paris and Rome.

Annanolli’s work has been praised for his versatile use of materials and closeness to nature. Recycled fabrics are used as a base material for paintings, and he combines fabrics with sheet metals in a surprising way.

Annanolli typically chooses flowers, plants, landscapes and boats as themes for his paintings. In portraying humans, Annanolli approaches his subject in relation to the environment and space. Key issues in his artworks are surface structure and the use of recycled fabrics, such as cast-off tablecloths, bedspreads and curtains.

Tero Annanolli’s four pieces of work are exhibited at Grand Kemang Hotel in co- operation with Indonesian Contemporary Art and Design (ICAD). Exhibition “Flora by Tero Annanolli” will be open to public at Kunstkring Paleis in Menteng from 24 November until 4 December, 2016. For this exhibition in Jakarta, he has created two paintings on Indonesian textiles. Audience can meet with Mr Annanolli on Saturday 26 November from 12:00-14:00 at Kunstkring Paleis.
Come and join the celebration! #Finland100

For further information please contact: Ms Pirjo-Liisa Heikkilä, Embassy of Finland in Jakarta, [email protected]; +62-816-882100 or visit or

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