Al Paldrok alias Anonymous Boh, Taje Paldrok as Devilgirl, Hobo, Jaan Malin
Born in 1977 Tromsø, Norway Marita is a chanter, a musician and a visual artist focusing on sound, performance art and installation. She has throughout her upbringing been surrounded by meaningful materials closely related to nature, crafts and seasonal work, and exploring artistic expressions, singing and different musical genres since childhood. Growing up in Manndalen […]
Cleaning Women. Photo Klaus Welp
Cleaning Women (FIN) – a three-piece band who build their own instruments from household objects to create fascinating music that defies categorisation. Originally formed back in 1996, the band utilise electronically reinforced household utensils such as laundry racks, washing-machine trolley wheels and coffee-bean tubs to create their work, turning them from junk into incredibly characterful […]
Hansina Iversen is a Faroese artist educated in Iceland and Finland. She primarily explores non-figurative painting. The interplay between the world and the spirit, between nature and mankind is perhaps the most prevalent theme in Faroese art. Faroese painters have through generations sought images that can portray the states of mind, the moods and the […]
Irma Optimist has for a number of years been a prominent figure in Finnish performance. She has adopted Optimist as a last name to counterbalance the Finnish melancholy. She has presented over 160 performances since 1989 in Finland, USA, Japan, Canada, Germany, Austria, Poland, France, Lithuania, Estonia, Belarus, Romania, Denmark, Sweden, Slovakia, Hungary, Israel, United […]
Norwegian filmmaker- and performance artist based in Tromsø. He studied from 2010 to 2015 at the Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe (GE) in the class of Prof. Stephan Balkenhol. With his background of biology and expeditions his works plumbs the relation between man and nature with the use of surreal artistic created performances and sceneries.
Niina-Anneli Kaarnamo (born. 1978) is a Finnish artist and producer, currently working in the fields of culture, art, and entertainment in Tallinn. She has a BA in culture and art producing, has studied sculpture in Slovakia, and finished her MA in Estonian Academy of Arts. At Copper Leg Art Residency Kaarnamo has done snow research, […]
(b. 1975) makes photographs, videos and installations, constructs islands and conceptual objects, digs and documents, and rows with icebergs. Looking at his work one can sense the physical labour behind them: the hours of digging and chopping, moving, building and reorganizing.
Visual artist living and working in Helsinki, Finland “As a visual artist I like to combine different materials and techniques to fuel the creative process. Drawing and painting are the backbone of my work, the place where my stories and characters come from. The alluring glittery pop aesthetics are reminiscent of the nostalgic world of […]
Roi Vaara is one of the most internationally recognized performance artists in Scandinavia. He was born in 1953 in Moss (Norway), but grew up in Helsinki, Finland, where he has caused constant controversy in the art world since the early 80s. His critical point of view is not to attract public sensation but to challenge […]
Kenneth Bamberg (born 1981 in the Åland Islands) graduated with an Master of Arts from the Aalto University in Helsinki in 2011. He has exhibited extensively in solo and group exhibitions in Finland and abroad. Bamberg has held soloshows in The Finnish Cultural Institute in Madrid and at Gallery VU in Quebec City. He has […]
Jóhan Martin Christiansen’s first exhibition was Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2008 at Charlottenburg udstillingsbygning in Copenhagen in 2008, and the most recent exhibition was Conversations About Fog at Nordatlantens Brygge / The North Atlantic House in Copenhagen in 2020. JóhanMartin Christiansen is mostly exhibited in Denmark, but also had exhibitions in Sweden, Faeroe Islands and elsewhere. […]
Linda and Aura (Linda Granfors and Aura Hakuri) is a performance duo, friends and artists who have been working together since 2001. They met in the Fine Arts Academy in Helsinki in 2001 and performed together for the first time the same year. They are also painters and share the language of painting, which is […]