Anna Mikkola (b. 1984) is an artist and a curator. Her work engages with the tensions between human, nature and technology. Besides her own work, she often works collaboratively. Recently she has worked with mapping out and creating structures through which gestures are performed.
Mikkola’s work has been shown, among other places, at Lighthouse in Brighton and at Jupiter Woods and Arcadia Missa in London. Her work has been featured in publications such as Kaleidoscope, Rhizome and DIS Magazine. She is the co-founder of V4ULT, a platform that explores boundaries and interfaces. V4ULT edited ‘a gesture waves us on answering our own wave’ and will be contributing to a forthcoming book by Rhizome (Sternberg Press, 2016). She has co-curated projects at CCS Bard in NY and at the Architecture Museum in Helsinki to name a few. Additionally she has lectured at Goldsmiths University in London, at ECAL in Lausanne and at the New Museum in NYC. She is the recipient of the Mobius 2015 curatorial/research fellowship in NYC.
During her residency at HIAP, Mikkola will be working with Matilda Tjäder on their performative project ‘Human Interference Task Force’ which combines philosophical tools and aesthetic exploration, such as movement research, sound, video and text. HITF emerges in episodes as a continuously evolving research. The residency will culminate in a performative exhibition.