Olli Keränen’s works often address shared spaces. The focal point of his practice is the dialogue created in gallery spaces, where discussions happen between the artist, viewer and the art works. The physical presence of a viewer is pivotal to Keränen’s works.
Olli Keränen has had solo exhibitions in Copenhagen and Helsinki in addition to group shows in Finland and abroad, including SIC, Helsinki; Galerie Anhava, Helsinki; and Malmö Konsthall. Keränen is the recipient of the William Thuring Prize, 2016, and the Raimo Utriainen Art Foundation Award for Young Sculptor, 2013.ollikeranen.com
Residents from Finland
Sondra Meszaros’ work is concerned with representations of gender and female sexuality in relation to nature and fetishism. Through her collage-based practices, she aggregates and alienates depictions of women by introducing themes in the overall work, such as power dynamics or nostalgia, to dismantle and re-consider images. Taking cues from Dada and feminist collage as well as 19th century correspondence practices, Meszaros strives to research and articulate an expanded intimate archive that straddles different radical points in history.
Residents from Canada
Lise Duclaux intervenes into humanity’s ways of being, looking and understanding. Self-determination is her raw material, she cultivates and looks at life in all its complexities while capturing its poetic and precarious dynamisms. She is particularly interested in making invisible and underground lives apparent. She works in drawing, writing, gardening, typographic composition, performance and photography. Duclaux’s works are constantly evolving, from one project to the next as she reuses and adapts her strategies.
Lise Duclaux lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. She has exhibited work at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp; Lille Métropole Museum of Modern, Contemporary and Outsider Art (LaM), Villeneuve-d’Ascq Lille Métropôle; and MAC Musée des Arts Contemporains, Grand-Hornu, amongst others.liseduclaux.be