Artist Statement

Socially Engaged Art.

The questions of presence, absence and representation.

I believe that the art – as everything else in the society as well – is an inherently political space. Therefore I want to create art work to affect positive change in our society. The power of art as a way to concretize abstractions allows it to illuminate, reconstruct and reinvent our world.

The core of my work is built on socially engaged practices that underline the importance safe spaces. It requires openness to be in an open dialog with people and willingness to let go of my own ego. I produce my art work together with communities with aesthetic interest and a critical eye on our social environment.

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Katriina Haikala Curriculum Vitae

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