Anu Pennanen

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Anu Pennanen

Anu Pennanen creates cinematic narratives with people situated or living in alienating architectural structures of power. Urban spaces serve as backdrops for events acted by people, over a given period of time. Film is used as a reflexive medium and a productive space to re-negotiate with reality. Anu Pennanen has been exhibiting widely internationally since 2004: CCA Glasgow, CAC Vilnius, Centre Pompidou, Montehermoso Cultural Center, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Manifesta 5 Donostia San Sebastián, Ars Baltica Triennale, Grand Café Saint-Nazaire, KunstenFestival des Arts Brussels and Kiasma Museum Helsinki, among others. Film Festivals: Rotterdam, Hamburg, Barcelona, Glasgow, Kassel DocFest and KINO DER KUNST.

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Artor Jesus Inkerö

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Artor Jesus Inkerö

Artor Jesus Inkerö (b.1989) is a visual artist working in performance, moving image, photography, sound and drawing. Inkerö is currently in a residency at the Somerset House in London. Prior to that they attended the 2,5-year residency at the Rijksakademie. Inkerö studied time and space arts at the University of the Arts in Helsinki. Their work has been presented at New Museum in New York, Beursschouwburg-theatre in Brussels, Museum of Photography CCP in Melbourne, Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki.

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Moe Mustapha

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Moe Mustapha

Moe Mustapha is a Helsinki-based visual artist and theatre-maker born in Kuwait. He is the writer and director of When a Rainbow is Black, staged at Teatteri Telakka in 2017 and invited to Porin Lainsuojattomat Festival), and writer-director of play Not for Men, staged at Teatteri Telakka in 2018. Under the name Atheer Soot, he has been composing ambient atmospheric and drone music, exploring the past, and his childhood.

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Heidi Piiroinen

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Heidi Piiroinen

Heidi Piiroinen is a filmmaker and a photographer. She studied photography in the Arts Academy at Turku University of Applied Sciences and photojournalism at the Institute of Design at Lahti University of Applied Sciences before pursuing documentary production as Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley. Her film Black Hole Mama premiered at DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival, International Debut Documentary Film Festival Rudnik and Nordic Film Days Lübeck (2017), Available Light Film Festival, Canada (2019). Piiroinen's photographic work has been recently exhibited solo at Galleria Uusi Kipinä, Lahti 2020, Finnish Museum of Photography 2018. Her book Ohikuljetut -erään kerjäläisperheen tarina, done in collaboration with writer Kimmo Oksanen, won the State Award 2019. Heidi Piiroinen is based in Helsinki.

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Pinja Valja

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Pinja Valja

Pinja Valja (1984) is a media artist from Helsinki, Finland. Valja works mostly with short films. Frequent themes in her work evolve around the questions of the structures of reality. For example, she questions the common and institutionalized, monogamous approach to love and relationships. Her last experimental documentary To make a film just to meet Vera, about an encounter between the artist and model Vera Ruuska, was nominated for Best Nordic Short, Malmö at Nordisk Panorama in 2021, and will be on view at Turku Art Museum in 2022.

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varialambo

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varialambo

A duo resisting conformity and definition who experiment with the interaction of performance, media art and sculpture to propose exit strategies against violence and broader systems of power. Exhibitions and festivals: solo exhibition Partners in Crime I-V at Myymälä2 Helsinki, group shows ARTSI Vantaa Art Museum, Mänttä Art Festival & New Performance Festival Turku (with Ali Akbar Mehta), Today is our Tomorrow, PUBLICS Helsinki. Artist in residence 2022 in NART, Narva Estonia.

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