JP Kaljonen (b. 1976) is a Helsinki based visual artist working in the fields of social and participatory art. His projects are focused on intercultural communication and interplay between different social groups. The works are based on societal grounds and vary from video or photography to projects in public space. Kaljonen´s latest projects have been concentrating on migration in the Finnish as well as in global context.
At the HIAP residency Kaljonen is working with two video works dealing with trans-European migration and developing art project to be realized in refugee camps in Bangladesh.