Haihatus was founded by artists Merja Metsänen and Raimo Auvinen in 2000. Today art center is run by a group of artists and volunteers.
Anni Auvinen and Ben Phillips are your hosts in Haihatus Artist Residency. They are here for you, everyday, every night (ok, not e-v-e-r-y, but almost). Ben is a Haihatus’ house artist too, so you can find him often from the basement studio of Utopia house.
Jenni Sarolahti is the woman behind the firstname.lastname@example.org -email, so she is the one you’ll be the first to get in touch when applying to residency.
(Ben Phillips, see above)
Raimo Auvinen is a retired artist and the founder of Haihatus (Raimo lives in Haihatus, as Anni and Ben).
Virpi Lehto is a visual artist living in Joutsa. She comes and goes around a lot. Inspiring and active make-things-happen-kinda-woman.
Pauliina Turakka Purhonen, Kalle Turakka Purhonen, Tiia Matikainen and Pasi Mälkki are artists and curators of Haihatus Summer Exhibition (since 2015).
BOARD OF HAIHATUS ASSOCIATION (Haihatuksen henki ry)
Ellinoora Auvinen (chair)
Jenni Sarolahti (vice-chair)
(Miika Tammisto, Yrjö Similä)