Nastja Säde Rönkkö (b.1985) is an artist working internationally. She creates projects that explore presence, intimacy and love across human interactions and social rituals, from the everyday to the profound. Performance, video, text, the Internet and various social interventions are used as an extension or outcome of the projects.
Her works has been exhibited in numerous festivals and exhibitions internationally, recently at Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland, Museum of Moving Image, New York, Sydney Opera House, Sydney, FACT, Foundation for Art and Technology, Liverpool, UK and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Recent lectures/teaching include institutions such as California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, USA, Royal College of Arts, London, UK and Oxford Union, Oxford University, UK. Forthcoming projects include a solo exhibition at Saariaho Järvenpää, Helsinki, Finland (2017).
I create projects that explore presence, intimacy, emotions, and care across interactions and social rituals between humans and non-humans alike. Performance, video, text, the Internet and various social interventions are used as an extension or outcome of the projects.
My works seeks to operate within the socio-political and emotional space in which a fresh need for sincerity and affection have been born throughout the world at large, evoked by our crises-ridding times. My practice explores the modes and possibilities of being together: through creating performative situations, gestures and events, I attempt to elevate the viewer to a place of shared experience and connection.
I would like to use the opportunity of the lab to explore unknown territories in my practice and make new connections with the other lab artists as well as the local community. I am particularly interested in to explore new ways and thoughts on how technology can be used to connect people and create intimate and meaningful encounters between strangers.