“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…
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…
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…
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
Helix is a public sculpture commissioned by the city of Espoo for a new hospital building opening on 2017.
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
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 //
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
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 A game about the fine line between “normal” and the other possibilities in the everyday life. More info: http://branchingrealities.com/8-x-8-x-8/
2014 Installation with variable measures. Aluminium, acrylic, polycarbonate, plywood. Photos from Mänttä Art Festival, Finland 2014.
2010 – My ongoing artistic PhD project in Aalto University, Finland http://www.branchingrealities.com