Axel Straschnoy

Born in Buenos Aires, 1978. Lives and works in Helsinki, Finland.


For Axel Straschnoy, any object can be considered a work of art or a subject of scientific study based on personal interpretation, with a particular focus on expeditions of any kind: both literal and metaphorical, scientific and artistic. It is precisely from these acts, from these “interpretative” rituals, from the opportunity to dance around objects, that his research emerges, aimed at investigating social practices in science and art through the use of various media. His works, which are always part of larger research projects, range from films for planetariums to performances, from cinematic installations to editions, from traveling exhibitions to museum collections, and VR films. Furthermore, his work often has a collaborative nature. He is interested in alternative spaces and new ways of framing the interaction between the artwork and the audience. He has established the production company Kolme Perunaa as a tool to realize his work.

A graduate of art history from the University of Buenos Aires, he has attended several seminars over the years organized by international universities and institutions such as the Palais de Tokyo, the Rojas Cultural Center in Buenos Aires, and the Kuvataideakatemia in Helsinki.

Straschnoy’s recent exhibitions include The Permian Projects (2023), IPERCUBO, Milan; Subterranean (2022), Amos Rex, Helsinki The Permian Extinction (2021), Turku Museum di Turk; Lights in the landscape (2021), Pippulhalli Museum  Savonranta; The Finnish Astronautical Society, Forum Box, Helsinki (2019); Float, Andrée Polarcenter Grenna Museum, Gränna (2019);  Hoy, / ¡gran mañana!, / en los pinos soplan vientos / del pasado, Del Infinito Arte, Buenos Aires (2016);  Le rappel à l’ordre, Forum Box, Helsinki (2016); Neomylodon Listai Ameghino, Inter Arts Center, Malmö (2016); Neomylodon Listai Ameghino, Galleria Augusta, Helsinki (2015); Neomylodon Listai Ameghino, Evolutionsmuseet, Uppsala (2015); La Figure de la Terre, Museo del Cine, Buenos Aires (2014); La Figure de la Terre, Del Infinito Arte, Buenos Aires (2014); Kilpisjärvellä, Mirta Demare Gallery, Rotterdam. (2013 ); Opening Archive, Ateneum Museum Library, Helsinki (2013).

Some of Axel Straschnoy’s works are part of the public collections of several international museums such as the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires; the Rauma Art Museum in Rauma; Fundación arteBA, Buenos Aires; and the National Art Archive in Helsinki.

Winner of several grants and residency programs that have supported him, such as FRAME, AVEK, Arts Council of Finland, Van Abbe Museum in Eindhoven, Planetarium and Observatory Morro Solar in Lima, Institute for Contemporary Art in Copenhagen, Palais de Tokyo in Paris.


Corso di Porta Ticinese, 87 Milan