Welcome to Art Ii Biennial

Art Ii Biennial will be held from 13th June to 31st July 2024. "Fire Unbound”, the 9th edition of the Art Ii Biennial, invites visitors to explore the entangled history of fire and its contemporary implications. The Biennial also celebrates the 650th jubilee year of the Municipality of Ii.

Art Ii Biennial addresses current themes, participates in the public discussion through the methods of art and boldly combines the rich cultural heritage of Ii with contemporary art.

The Biennial has hosted dozens of international artists since 2008 in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. The site-specific artworks are mostly placed around the village centre of Ii and the environmental art park on the bank of the river Iijoki. A pivotal part of the event is to facilitate interactions between the local community and international art professionals. The main focus of the event is ecological, economical, social and cultural sustainability.