Photo by Jojo Erholtz
Anikó Kuikka, Wednesday 12, installation view at GAO Gallery, 2019. Photo by Jonathan Bassett
Anikó Kuikka, White Sugar, installation view, 2017. Photo by Andy Keate
Anikó Kuikka is an artist working with narrative moving image installation that depicts the absurd construct of reality, social issues and trauma often by using archetypal characters who play out power structures, aiming to deconstruct pre-existing values, the psyche and identity. Anikó’s installations function as portals into the world of the moving image, creating an immersive experience for the viewer.
Anikó is a graduate from the Academy of Fine Arts at the University of the Arts Helsinki and the Royal Academy Schools at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.
I am working on two solo exhibitions – at Fiumano Clase in London and MAA-tila in Helsinki. In both exhibitions I will be presenting new moving image installations that I will be working on during my residency at HIAP. During my time in Suomenlinna I will also be developing a large scale live performance.
The one-year residency and studio space for Anikó Kuikka was granted by The Academy of Fine Arts Foundation in collaboration with HIAP.