Terike Haapoja is a Finnish visual artist based in Berlin and New York. Haapoja’s large scale installation work, writing and political projects investigate the mechanics of othering with a specific focus on issues that arise from the anthropocentric world view of western modernism. Haapoja represented Finland in the 55 Venice Biennale with a solo show in the Nordic Pavilion, and she has been rewarded with numerous grants and prizes, including Dukaatti-prize, Ars Fennica prize nomination and the Kiila-prize for History of Others, a collaboration with writer Laura Gustafsson. Haapoja contributes to journals and publications internationally, and is the co-editor of publications Altern Ecologies – Emergent Perspectives in the 55. Venice Biennale (Frame 2016), History According to Cattle (History of Others, 2015), Field Notes – From Landscape to Laboratory (The Finish Bioart Society, 2013), among others.
In HIAP residency Haapoja will be preparing for a new large scale installation exhibition by History of Others. The Museum of Non-Humanity will focus on the history and presence of dehumanization and will open 4.9. in Suvilahti, Helsinki.