Perpetuum Mobile (PM), co-founded by Ivor Stodolsky and Marita Muukkonen (in alternating order) in 2007, is a curatorial vehicle which brings together art, practice and inquiry. It acts as a conduit and engine to re-imagine certain historical, theoretical and practical paradigms in fields which often exist in disparate institutional frames and territories. PM has worked extensively in the Nordic, European and international field.

PM develops longer-term thematic projects and platforms such as Artists at Risk (AR), The Re-Aligned Project and The Arts Assembly which come to include conferences, workshops, residencies, small and large exhibitions, festivals, public and street art, publications, films and new formats.

PM is a non-profit association (501c-3 equivalency) registered in Finland as Perpetuum Mobile ry.


  •  Artists at Risk (AR) by Perpetuum Mobile (PM) was honoured by the European Parliament with the CIVI EUROPAEO PRAEMIUM (the European Citizens’ Prize) in 2016.  
  • AR-Safe Haven Helsinki won the Annual Art Act Award in 2016.  
  • AR was also awarded the Thematic State Prize of Taike, Finland in 2017 
  • AR was featured on the first  SUBSTANCE 100 list in 2020. 
  • Artists at Risk (AR) received the key State Prize of Finland in 2021. 
  • AR won the Arts and Culture Champion Action of the Year by the Trade Union for Art and Culture Professionals (TAKU Prize) in 2022. 
  • Artists at Risk (AR) won the highest State Prize of Finland, marking a 10th anniversary with the inauguration of the new category of Social Impact (50,000 Euros) in 2022.


Co-Founders and Directors

Marita Muukkonen and Ivor Stodolsky (in alternating order)

Artists at Risk (AR) Secretariat
Contact: [email protected]

Akram Ati, Regional Coordinator, Afghanistan
Ahmed Mourad Khanfir, Matchmaking Curator, MENA
Natalya Kravchuk, Matchmaking Curator, Ukraine
Helmi-Sofie Rissanen, Intern
Anton Trofimchuk, PR Manager
Sonia Yukhimova, Administrative Coordinator
Nadja Zdravkova, Matchmaking Curator, Global
IT Consultant

Back Office
Not public
Thank you to Greenhost – via Kaustubh Srikanth – for the free hosting

Members of the Board of Perpetuum Mobile ry

Sari Paronen (Chairperson)
Ray Langenbach (Vice-Chairperson)
Adriano Galante (Treasurer)


Perpetuum Mobile is regularly called Perpetual Mobile and PM and also appears as Perpetuum Mobilε, PerpetualMobile or just Perpetuum.

Facebook Page: Perpetuum Mobile – PM
Diaspora*: https://diasp.org/
Instagram: PerpetualMobi
General hashtag: #perpetuum
Recent Project hashtags: #ArtistsatRisk #EcologistsatRisk
Email: pm(at)perpetualmobile.org
Sign up for PM’s AR Newsletter 

Secure communications: https://artistsatrisk.org/2017/04/02/secure-communications

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