Elina Vainio, un (installation view from Coexistence, Kiasma), 2019. Photo by Pirje Mykkänen.
Elina Vainio, The rights of things (installation view from Fictional Frictions, Gwangju Biennale), 2018. Photo by Doyun Kim.
Elina Vainio, Tools buried in future (installation view from Edge Effects, Mustarinda), 2017. Photo by Salla Lahtinen.
Elina Vainio is a Helsinki-based artist interested in pressing divisions between nature and culture. Her conceptually motivated practice is informed by intuition and curiosity, while her works, often in the form of installations or spatially specific compositions, testify to a knowledge and sensitivity of materials and space.
During my three spring months at HIAP, I will observe the sun’s path in the sky and the rapid increase in daylight hours. In addition to actively observing, the working methods I will employ on the island will be experimental investigations into elemental chemistry and stripped-down language, and any resulting works will be procedural and ephemeral in nature.