SINI PELKKI

4 October – 24 November 2024

The installation by Sini Pelkki consists of photographic works, an invisible, changing rhythm and movement determined by the viewer. Also on display is Pelkki’s 16 mm film work Present (2024).

“In Present, Pelkki continues the themes of image construction and placement begun by Sheet No4 in 2018 and Departing Shadow two years later. Keiko Yamamoto, who appears in Present, also appears in two other films. The three works are linked by their canonical nature, each commenting in some way on its predecessor.

Present, which refers to gift, presentation and presence in its title, has three narrative levels. Spatiality, the camera’s eye and the human body appear in the work as symbolically recurring groups of three, such as the three hands and the three mirrors.”

-Excerpt from the text Presence by Sini Mononen.

Sini Pelkki is an artist working with photography and film. She is interested in the subjectivity of the gaze, the limits and possibilities of seeing. Body, spatiality and movement as well as spaces within spaces and the lives they inhabit, matters visible and invisible to the eye.

Sini Pelkki (b. 1978) is a Helsinki-based visual artist working with photography and film. She is interested in the subjectivity of the gaze, the limits and possibilities of seeing, spatiality and movement as well as spaces within spaces and the lives they inhabit. Pelkki obtained MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki (FI) in 2008 and BA (Hons) Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art and Design, London (UK) in 2002. In 2014, the Finnish Art Association awarded him the William Thuring Prize and in 2017 Pelkki was one of the nominees for the Below Zero Prize. Pelkki’s works belong to the collections of the Saastamoinen Foundation, Kiasma and HAM Helsinki Art Museum, among others.

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The artist’s work has been supported by the Arts Promotion Centre Finland and the Uusimaa Fund of the Finnish Cultural Foundation.