Bio: Hanna Saarikoski (b. 1978 Kannus, Finland) is a Helsinki/Somerniemi-based visual artist who graduated from Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2008. In her artistic practice she combines painting, drawing, video art, installations and performative elements. Saarikoski’s works have been on display in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Finland including Mänttä Art Festival 2012, Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova in Turku, Kiasma and Espoo Museum of Modern Art.
Current & upcoming projects and exhibitions:
Musta verho ja muita piirustuksia,
Taide Vionoja, Haapalantie 121
Tue – Sun 11 – 18, until 21.8.2022
“The Black curtain and other drawings” is an exhibition based on drawings made by artist and professor Veikko Vionoja and 7 contemporary artists. The curator of the exhibition is Veikko Halmetoja.
Suddenly it’s Evening
Solo Exhibition at gallery Forum Box, 2021. The work is now included in the Wihuri Art collection and donated to Rovaniemi Art Museum.
”Everyone stands alone at the heart of the world/ pierced by a ray of sunlight, / and suddenly it’s evening” – Salvatore Quasimodo
In Hanna Saarikoski’s new video-installation, seven separate videos build an illusion of a coherent landscape. The material of the installation was gathered during 2015-2021 in seven different locations.
It appears as if nothing much is happening. A crow flies to the top of a tree, a fresh pile of logs appears at a logging square. Each screen is like a moving, living painting (of a landscape) Not everything can be seen at the same time. An abandoned building collapses behind one’s back, just as one’s attention is drawn to a flock of birds fluttering in the southeastern sky. It is snowing, somewhere else, a moon rises.