Galleria Huuto is an artist-run organization in Helsinki, active since 2002, with more than 100 members. In August 2018 Huuto moved to the city center, and now runs four gallery spaces in Eerikinkatu. Huuto functions as a platform for contemporary art exhibitions, collaborations, screenings, and events. Huuto is managed by a board and an executive director. Selection committee for the upcoming exhibitions is chosen from Huuto member artists and changes every half a year.
Galleria Huuto is an independent artist collective located in Helsinki, Finland. Currently Huuto maintains two galleries, both located at the center of Helsinki. Annually Huuto organizes as many as 35 contemporary art exhibitions.
Galleria Huuto came into being in November 2002, when more than 25 young artists, frustrated with the rigidness of the traditional art institutions, decided to establish a gallery for themselves. Right from the start Huuto artists have shared a common initiative with a desire to communicate directly with the audience. Huuto founders wanted to show their work in a place free of middlemen and narrow hierarchical structures.
A great amount of artists from Finland and abroad have taken part in exhibitions and other projects in Galleria Huuto, from which 88 have joined as members of the collective by now.
The freedom and independence of artistic work are the core values of Huuto, according to which all conditions are arranged. The gallery is run on a voluntary basis and costs are kept minimal. Huuto is especially aimed to stand as a forum for young and experimental art.