The seventh Turku Biennial presents 18 artists or artist groups. Half of them were chosen for the exhibition through an open artist application in spring 2014. The other nine were colleagues from Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Germany, Netherlands and United Kingdom – suggested by the chosen artists themselves.

The theme of the exhibition, The Unexpected Guest, is already fulfilled in the way the line-up of the artists has come together. In the exhibition itself, the title has given the artists impulses to examine the unexpected turns life and art take – both delightful and threatening or suspicious.