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:
Group Exhibition CATCH, Serlachius Museum Gösta 4.11.2023—14.4.2024
What can we extract from the flow of life? The word ‘catch’ may mean, among other things, gathering a moving object as well as grasping, observing and understanding. It may also mean discovery or recognition.
In the works of the exhibition, the world is in motion. The goal was to stop at fleeting moments and attempt to capture fragments of them. Life is incredibly rich and precious in its details. What do we want to stop at, what do we notice and what do we remember?
The contributing artists include: Rita Jokiranta, Vappu Rossi, Janna Syvänoja, Hanna Vihriälä, Hanna Saarikoski, Grönlund-Nisunen, Eeva Karhu, Tiina Pyykkinen and Heli Rekula. Exhibition’s curators are Laura Kuurne and Eeva Ilveskoski.
aineenvaihdunta – stoffwechsel
plan.d. Düsseldorf 24.9.-16.10.2022
Galleria Huuto member artists have made an exhibition to the artist-run gallery plan.d. in Düsseldorf. The theme of the exhibition is metabolism, but also as an exhange of thoughts, ideas and atmospheres, just like in the exhibition that plan.d. artists made to Galleria Huuto.
In the exhibition in Düsseldorf participate Päivi Allonen, Beata Joutsen, Saija Koponen, Nuutti Koskinen, Tiina Mielonen, Pilvi Ojala, Paula Puoskari, Hanna Saarikoski, Maiju Salmenkivi, Katariina Salmijärvi, Laura Ukkonen and Marja Viitahuhta.
The exhibition is supported by Frame Contemporary Art Finland.
Hanna Saarikoski, After Icarus, 2022 Installation: willow charcoal, string, wood, textile
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.