Johanna Ketola

Johanna Ketola (b.1978) is a Finnish artist based in Jämsä, Finland. She works with the media of moving image, installation, photography and text. Ketola is a MFA graduate at the time-based arts department of the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki and also studied photography both at the Lahti Institute for Design in Lahti, Finland and the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Through her simultaneously analytical and highly intuitive working process, and an interest in the potential of uncanny in mundane, she investigates the human condition, the non-human, and the boundaries of our shared reality. Ketola draws inspiration from music, ritual, literature, the ever altering natural world, somatic and the questions of language and matter.


During the HIAP residency I hope to work intensively with a multi part, mixed-media installation work and a publication of poetry connected to it. Currently I am led by a thick sensation of the body being deeply intertwined with the surrounding material world.