Verneri Salonen

Verneri Salonen (b. 1989) is a visual artist from Finland. He is exploring the shared experience of living in Western vulture culture. Salonen uses various technics and materials to mediate and confront this experience through his art.

Salonen holds an MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts at the University of the Arts
Helsinki. Prior to art studies, Salonen has graduated as a mechanical engineer. Understanding manufacturing processes and operating principles of machines has contributed to the topics and technical approaches he has chosen in his practice.

During my HIAP residency I will continue to nose around the fossil capitalistic lust machine. My goal is to diversify and strengthen my own artistic language and that cannot happen in a vacuum. I look forward to spending time with other residents and sharing inspirational ideas. I hope that together we can find healthier ways of spending our earthly days.

Verneri Salonen’s residency at HIAP is realised in collaboration with University of the Arts Helsinki Foundation.