“What we need to question is bricks, concrete, glass, our table manners, our utensils, our tools, the way we spend our time, our rhythms. To question that which seems to have ceased forever to astonish us. We live, true, we breathe, true; we walk, we open doors, we go down staircases, we sit in a…

Collaboration with Oona?

Finnish word “vikuri” means a horse, which is a bit tricky but still manageable. Vikuri is curious and energetic, having its own insight and whims but at the same time being relatively easy to co-operate with. Oona Tikkaoja‘s Vikuri projects comment various phenomena with curiosity, open-mindness and joy.   Oonas main interests and strenghts are: > using artistic thinking for…

Kaikki voittaa / Everybody Wins

Everybody Wins is an art game for two or more players. In a valise there are different materials in small boxes. These materials are tactile and odorous, so they activate many senses. All players have their own turn to pick up something from the boxes and locate it to the “game board” which will also…

Apilaniitty / The Clover Meadow

Apilaniitty (The Clover Meadow)  is a public sculpture at the yard of a kindergarten in Laitila, Finland made together with sculptor Ann Sundholm. The clover sculptures are 250-300 cm tall, and there will be a meadow of red and white clovers planted around the sculptures. The sculpture was published in 2018, but the plants need…

Piiloleikki Oy / Hide&Seek Ltd.

Hide&Seek Ltd. is a company founded by Oona Tikkaoja. It works with a continuosly growing contemporary art piece: local art-paths, which are made of bronze-casted self-portraits of the participants and combined to a network via a digital map. More information in Finnish: piiloleikki.fi, in English: piiloleikki.fi/en

Out of the Blue

Site-specific installation in the Objekti 2016 exhibition in the center of Espoo, Finland // Taped images of fish on the windows of the corridor of Espoo station. // Video interview (in Finnish) Photos: Pekka Tallqvist  

Silver Box

An artist book for the Liber Mundi project //Silver box consists of 3 triangular shaped accordion books in a carton box. Size 9 x 9 cm, 2016 //  

PaPu – Playable Sculpture

2015-16 Playground sculpture in Kupittaa park / Turku, Finland. Commissioned by the city of Turku. Collaborating artists: Jan-Erik Andersson, Eero Merimaa, Jani Rättyä, Ann Sundholm, Oona Tikkaoja. The playground sculpture was planned as an open co-operation process with 5 Turku-based artists and the (child) residents of the city. More information (in Finnish): https://www.facebook.com/patsaspuistoturku

Hyvinvoinnin välitystoimisto

Agency for Cultural Well-being 2015-2017, I worked in the project as co-manager. EU project promoting productizing and marketing art-based services to the social and healthcare sector. Project partners: Humak University of Applied Sciences, Turku University of Applied Sciences, Saimaa University of Applied Sciences, Jyväskylä University, Arts Promotion Centre Finland. More info (in Finnish): http://www.hvvt.fi https://www.facebook.com/hyvinvoinninvalitystoimisto


2014 Installation with variable measures. Aluminium, acrylic, polycarbonate, plywood. Photos from Mänttä Art Festival, Finland 2014.