Katriina Haikala


Selected works.

My work emerges from norm criticism and passion to reveal prevailing power dynamics in society.

In my artistic work I explore crossovers between community and visual art, fashion, design and performance art. My work emerges from norm criticism and passion to reveal prevailing power dynamics in society. I am especially interested in the challenges women face due to gender biases and I address as well as explore the role of women in western culture and in society. I produce works together with communities with aesthetic interest and a critical eye on our social environment.

I am a certified coach, facilitation trainer and university (Aalto University) educated educator. I’m also a member of MUU Artist Association and AV-Arkki.

I am the founding member of the art duo Tärähtäneet ämmät (2007 – 2017) and the founder and owner of HerStrory Oy Ltd.

For the past 15 years, I have worked with socially engaged art and challenged individuals and communities to become more creative and courageous. In my projects, I combine my artistic talent, inspirational fearlessness, tools of facilitation and coaching and have worked together with over two thousand people around the world.

I have worked in collaboration with dozens of international art and cultural entities such as:

Fondazione Volume, Hippolyte Gallery, Amos Andersson museum, Kiasma, EMMA Espoo Modern Art MuseumFinnish museum of photography and Helsinki Art Museum, Spiral Art Center in Tokyo, Parsons New School Gallery in New York City, Women of the World Festival in London, Kunstplass10 in Oslo, Embassy of Finland in Berlin, Finnish Cultural Institutes in New York CityStockholm, London, Tokyo and Oslo, The Fine Art Museum in Murmansk and Pink Line Project In Washington D.C.

Featured projects

Decent Women

Lupta Femeilor – Women’s Fight

Hate Couture


Katriina Haikala | Unboxing humans preview

Unboxing Humans

Monokini 2.0

Social Portrait

Katriina Haikala | Hate Couture preview

Hairy Underwear

Katriina Haikala | Triptyykki_OskarOsmonen


Katriina Haikala | Room with a view 2