“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 development…

Piiloleikki / OnSiteStories

Piiloleikki a project started by Oona Tikkaoja in 2011. It produces a continuously growing art piece: local art-paths, which are made of sculptural marks made by different participants and combined to a network via a digital map. The marks can be casted in bronze, 3D printed or they can be immaterial stories, which will be…

Yhteispeli / Playing Well Together

An art game for (work) communities. The concept was developed as a part of IRM-Tool EU project in 2019. The game encourages its participants to make small tasks which boosts positive social relationships and creative atmosphere in the workplace. Below longer description in Finnish: Yhteispeli, konseptin esittely Yhteispeli on taidepeli, joka tukee yhteisöllisyyttä ja verkostoitumista, tuo…

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…

Portaali / Portal

A proposal for an art competition in Redi, Helsinki 2017.This sculpture was not implemented. Teoksen esittelymateriaali (in Finnish)


Helix is a public sculpture commissioned by the city of Espoo for a new hospital building opening on 2017.

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