@ Vaasankatu 15
Wed–Fri: 14 – 18
Sat –Sun: 12 – 16

Who is Lou?!

I wanna look like what I am but I don’t know what someone like me looks like [...]

I mean, when people look at me I want them to think - there’s one of those people

– that has their own interpretation of happiness. That’s what I am.

(We both Laughed in Pleasure:
The Selected Diaries of Lou Sullivan)


Lou is a non-profit, curator-run art space, which hosts exhibitions and performances. Lou is inhabiting Outo Olo gallery in Vaasankatu 15, Helsinki from May 2024 until May 2025.

The exhibition programme is based on invitations. Currently, we are not able to accept any new work proposals.

Lou is supported by Kone Foundation.


founder & curator Remi Vesala
project manager Teo Paaer
gallery elf Tuomo Tuovinen
graphic design by Juulia Jokinen


Lou is located 300m from Sörnainen metro station. The space is wheelchair accessible with assistance: there is a movable ramp that covers the two steps in the entrance. The staff will assist with the ramp upon arrival. The door is 67 cm wide. The toilet is very small, and there are two steps on the way there. It's possible to visit an accessible toilet at Solmu pub across the road during their opening hours. Please email us with accessibility needs, and we'll do our best to accommodate them.

Opening hours:

Wed–Fri: 14 – 18
Sat –Sun: 12 – 16


Vaasankatu 15
00500 Helsinki



Vaasankatu 15
00500 Helsinki