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Suvi Härkönen is an installation artist and a sculptor living and working in Finland. Her large-scale installations are shaped by light and sound as well as strong sculptural elements. Härkönen's works form in the tension between the built structure, human body and empty space. They are, by their nature, more minimalistically oriented and meditative rather than excessively stimulating.
Härkönen's sculptural work is largely textile based. She uses fabrics to create pieces inspired by nature, art historical features, architectonic elements as well as the fantastic in the worlds of cinema and stage arts.
Her work has been exhibited since 2011 in both solo and group shows. Recent exhibitions include solo shows Need at Gallery Huuto in Helsinki, Dreams at the End of the Night at Porvoo Art Hall and Let Them at Photographic Gallery Hippolyte in Helsinki as well as a group show at Gallery Sculptor in Helsinki.
She has also collaborated with other artists from both fine and applied arts. Her most recent collaboration was a dance performance choreographed into her installation Robots Don't Dream. In 2015 she also designed a sculptural pavilion for an exhibition organized by a curatorial collective Porin Kulttuurisäätö.
Suvi Härkönen has a BA in Fine Arts (Sculpture) from Lahti Institute of Design and Fine Arts and an MA in Visual Culture from Aalto University of Arts, and is a member of The Association of Finnish Sculptors. She is currently working on her upcoming solo shows that will take place in 2022.
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