Alma Heikkilä (b. 1984) lives and works in Helsinki and Hyrynsalmi, Finland. The art of Heikkilä consists painting, installation, video and photography. She received her MFA from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2009. Her work has been shown in galleries and museums in Finland, Sweden, Germany, Italy and Estonia. Heikkilä is the co-founder of two artist run projects: the Helsinki based gallery Oksasenkatu 11 and the Hyrynsalmi based MUSTARINDA, association and artists/researchers-in-residence program.The core activities of the association consist of independent and critical art,research, and education. The activity is centered in the Mustarinda House,which is located next to the Paljakka Nature Reserve in the Kainuu region.