Author Archives: Pia Männikkö

About Pia Männikkö

I am an artist currently living and working in Helsinki, Finland.

Humans

My new Déjà Vu -installation is currently presented in HUMANS, the 28th edition of Miniartextil. The exhibition is open tue-sun until 18th November in the ex church of San Francesco in Como, Italy. www.miniartextil.it

Pia_Mannikko_Deja_Vu_ComoPhoto by Andrea Butti / Miniartextil.

In this video from the exhibition preview Déjà Vu appears first time in 00:10 :

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Art goes Kapakka

Art goes Kapakka is a ten-day cultural city event in Helsinki, Finland. The festival is held 16.-25.8.21018 at the best restaurants, bars and cafes in the center of the city. The festival is full of music, performance, poetry, improvisation and other performing arts, and it brings a broad and interesting collection of visual arts to the restaurants.

My masking tape installation can be found in Krog Roba, Pieni Roobertinkatu 3. Festival info: http://www.artgoeskapakka.fi/en/

Pia Männikkö: Some people knit, 2018

Phaser is up and running at Gallery Lapinlahti

In kinetic installation Phaser two room-size vinyl mesh fabrics are hanging next to each others, and programmed devices slowly push the fabrics closer together. The movement of the viewer and the pushing devices create constantly changing moire patterns, that effect viewers´ perception of the distance of the fabrics.

In another room I present sculptures that I made, or started to make, during my residency in Villa Lante, Rome last autumn.

The exhibition Phaser (Vaiheinen in Finnish) at Gallery Lapinlahti, a former mental hospital in Helsinki, is open until 11.3.2018, tue-fri 12-18 and sat-sun 12-17.

Pia Männikkö: Phaser, 2018Phaser, 2018, vinyl mesh and pushing devices, 780 x 315 x 150 cm. Pia Männikkö: Phaser, 2018

Greetings from Rome!

The Finnish Institute in Rome was established 60 years ago as a base for Finnish students and researchers working in Italy. The aim of the Institute is to promote Finnish work in the humanities related to Italy as well as in the arts.

Alongside the researchers there is always one artist working in the beautiful Villa Lante, a 16th century summer house, the home of the institute on top of the Gianicolo hill. The atelier at Villa Lante was built in 1966 and since then dozens of Finnish artists have been able to work enjoying the unique view and light. I have been happy to have spent already one month in the Institute´s artist residency. I will stay in Rome until the end of the year 2017.

The Finnish Institute in Rome

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The artist atelier with its own terrace in Villa Lante