Annika Kivi

10 February 2017 – 5 March 2017


Annika Kivi: Avocadopasta, 1,34 x 1,34m, mixed media, 2017

Those who go beneath the surface, do so at their peril.
– Oscar Wilde, The picture of Dorian Gray

I am a photographer who constructs images layer by layer. While shooting, I feel pressure to create something dazzling,and same time just being present can feel uncomfortable.

Glow of the screens and terminals excites me, but at times, I do not know whether they bring me a pleasure or disappointment.
Under the dirt and glossiness I can hide and enjoy the mess of contradiction.

Although life runs faster than the captured photos of it, traces of life are repeated in them from the macro to infinity.

While working I try to see myself and my subject as close as possible, but I notice that I have only distanced myself from

My works are based on the time in which we live. Where the surface has an important role for visibility and carnality can eat the seductiveness.

Annika Kivi is graduating as a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Arts
Academy of Turku.

With her artwork she contemplates the personal and social issues and discusses how a digital entertainment and information flood affects us while being in constant contact with endless stimulations through the screens.

This exhibition is part of her thesis.

Welcome to the Opening on Thursday, February 9th at 6-8 pm!