Rauma Triennale

Sari Palosaari’s installation ”It’s a silent agent doing its thing” (2016–19) in the abandoned shopping centre of Tarvontori. Photo: Titus Verhe.


Rauma Triennale dates back to the Rauma Biennale Balticum, highlighting contemporary art around the Baltic Sea, that was run by the Rauma Art Museum from 1977 to 2016 and established itself as one of the most important contemporary art events in the region. The Rauma Art Museum is located in the wooden old town of Rauma, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The first Rauma Triennale invited its audience to explore boredom – a phenomenon seemingly to be avoided at all costs in our time, the stimulus-packed era of digitalisation and globalisation. Rauma Triennale 2019 – In Praise of Boredom was held on June 8 – September 15, 2019.

The second edition of Rauma Triennale takes place in summer 2022.