Curator Satu Oksanen is interested in exploring the possibilities of public art as situations, fleeting moments, or processes rather than static landscape elements. She aims to bring more interdisciplinary collaboration to public art in order to elaborate new curatorial and artistic practices. The idea of public art as infiltrating the everyday is one of the driving forces in her curatorial work. As public space is shrinking, it becomes more important to find new ways of appropriating space. Oksanen reflects on how art can act as a platform for community dialogue applying the methods of participatory art and shared authorship.
Satu Oksanen (born 1979, Espoo, Finland) holds a BA in Design and an MA in Art History from University of Helsinki. Since 2007 she has held the position of Assistant Curator at HAM Helsinki Art Museum. Her curatorial work includes public art commissions and contemporary art exhibitions. She also holds a position in the museum’s collection acquisition committee and is a member of the curatorial team for HAM gallery, the art space run by HAM for emerging artists. Her recent projects include Tatzu Nishi’s Hotel Manta of Helsinki, and Vieno Motors How to Prepare 1.0 by Ilona Valkonen.
Residents from Finland
Kim Dokyun (KDK)
Dokyun Kim’s photography work draws inspiration from abstract painting. He pushes the boundaries of photography to create virtual spaces, much in the tradition of science fiction films.
Dokyun Kim (born 1973, Gwangju, Korea) holds degrees from the Seoul Institute of the Arts and the Dusseldorf Art School, Germany. Kim has had solo exhibitions at the Perigee Gallery, Seoul; Gallery 2, Seoul; and Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin. He also participated in numerous group shows at Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, PLATEAU, and the Nam June Paik Art Center. His work is in the collections of the IKB Deutsche Industriebank, Germany; Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Korea; UBS, Switzerland; the Seoul Museum of Art; and the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea.
Events & Exhibitions
Residents from South Korea
Aarti Sunder graduated from the Dutch Art Institute in 2015. She has worked with If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution and Open!, and has exhibited her work at the the Museum of Yugoslav History, Belgrade over the past two years. She has written fiction and non-fiction for publications, most recently an essay titled Drawing on a 1:1 Scale. She received a Sarai Fellowship in 2012.