© Henriikka Kontimo 2020

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I'm a Finnish visual artist working mostly with mediums of installation and performance. My works are often participatory and site/situation-specific and they are often based on self-written textual elements. Themes in my works include language, the mind and the self, identity, and the relationship of body, mind, and memory; in essence, how to exist as a human being in relation to oneself, others, and the world.

I see my working often as stage setting or algorithm writing: I create spaces and situations that encourage audience interaction and often depend on it, too. Over the last years, I've made and shown my works increasingly in other contexts than the white-wall context.

My works are often quite minimal in their expression and visually humble: often the visuality of my works is largely contained within the textual part of the works. I like making works that are easily approachable and seemingly simple, but that at the same time offer many layers to unfold. I also place increasingly more value on not making artworks whose production or final form would accumulate to an unnecessary material burden.