Residency Unlimited

Sini Rinne-Kanto

Credit: Mark Peckmezian

Curator Name: Sini Rinne-Kanto
Residency Dates: February – March 2023
Born: 1988
Hometown: Rovaniemi, Finland
Lives & Works: Paris, France
URL: https://thecommunity.io/ | Instagram: @thecommunityparis & @sinirinnekanto
Education:
PhD Candidate in Visual Arts and Photography, Master in Public Affairs (Sciences Po Paris)

Bio/Statement:

Sini Rinne-Kanto is the Co-Founder and Head Curator of The Community, a collective-run, non-profit multidisciplinary art institution based in Paris. Founded in 2016, The Community exhibits and fosters critical discourse and work of artists and creatives in different forms – through exhibitions, events, concerts, performances, conferences, and talks – and across various disciplines, from art to fashion and music to publishing. In 2023, The Community will present a group exhibition AllTogether in New York, featuring the permanent art collection of Tom of Finland Foundation in dialogue with other artists’ work exploring the underground queer scene and nightlife in New York from the 1960s until today. The previous iterations of the show opened in Venice, Italy, in April 2022 on the occasion of the 59th Venice Biennial, and the second one in May 2022 in Paris, France. Other recent exhibitions and curatorial projects include RUN 14 FIELD of existence, a solo exhibition by NYC-based multidisciplinary artist Susan Cianciolo, which took place in spring 2022 at The Community Centre. In 2019, Rinne-Kanto co-founded Salon de Normandy by The Community, a multidisciplinary art fair that brings together an international community of galleries, exhibition spaces, projects, fashion collectives, art publishers, and experimental music labels during the Parisian art week in October.

Support: Sini Rinne-Kanto’s residency is made possible with support from the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York (FCINY).

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