The starting point for my artistic work is both visual and political. The political in my work means criticality within everyday life. I explore power relations in social communication. I am interested in the borderline between private and public space. Private experiences are often the basis of my work, which aims to open up wider questions in society. The private transforms itself into a shared question through artistic working process and thus becomes part of the conversation within public space.
Fanni Niemi-Junkola (1962) is a graduate of Glasgow School of Art, Scotland (MFA). She has actively worked as an artist since 1995. Her video installations and short films have been widely exhibited in Finland and internationally. Previously a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki. Currently a Senior Lecturer of Fine Art in Tampere University of Applied Sciences.