AVA Galleria is a small and cozy art gallery located in the heart of Helsinki, very close to HAM / Helsinki Art Museum, Taidehalli and Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art.

Established in February 2005 by Brazilian gallerist Edson Cardoso, AVA Galleria organizes exhibitions in Helsinki, as well as abroad in collaboration with other galleries in Osaka, Tokyo, New York, Berlin and Rio de Janeiro. The gallery also participates in several Art Fairs around the world every year.

AVA Galleria’s exhibitions in Helsinki showcase works by Finnish and international contemporary artists. Exhibitions change every third week.  

Arte Vida Arte

Since 2005, AVA Gallery has been organizing art-based activities with children living in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas. 

We believe that through art we are able to change the lives of children that would otherwise have little – if any – possibilities. Arte Vida Arte project in Rio De Janeiro’s favelas enable children to dream, create and have faith in a better future. Our hope is to give them a new direction and perspective in their lives, one that brings them one step closer to fulfilling their dreams. / Edson Cardoso, Gallerist, AVA Galleria

BELAlogosmallAVA Gallery is also an organizer of BELA Biennial of European and Latin-American Contemporary Art, that takes place in different cities around the world. The last Biennial was organized in 2014-2015 in Rio de Janeiro – read BELA catalogue.

Visit AVA Galleria

Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 17 B 8, FI-00100 Helsinki
Tue – Fri 11am – 6pm
Sat – Sun 12pm – 4pm


AVA Galleria / +358 9 444876
Helena Cardoso / +358 50 4430276
Edson Cardoso / +358 40 0765576

You can also drop us a line below and we will be in touch as soon as possible.