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.
Upcoming projects and exhibitions:
ANHAVA UNDERGROUND 8 August – 1 September, Galerie Anhava, Fredrikinkatu 43, Helsinki
Hanna Saarikoski (born 1978) combines drawing and painting with video, installation and performance. In her video piece ”C”, a figure dressed in a costume of black charcoal follows a circular route in a white space, leaving light marks on white paper. In this video, drawing, leaving marks and the concrete looping path of the figure acquire the form of an occurrence; despite its fragility charcoal can leave conspicuous marks; and the carbon cycle is an essential part of the global ecosystem.
OBJEKTI 5.0 EXHIBITION 12. 6 – 8.9.2019, Espoon keskus Hanna Saarikoski’s performance C participates in OBJEKTI 5 programme on Espoo Day, 31 Aug 2019, when C can be seen walking in and around Espoon keskus.