Heikki Mäntymaa

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b. 1944, Messukylä
Visual Artist, Performance Artists, Photographer, Environmental Artist, Installation Artist, Body Artist, Other
Residence: Helsinki

Artist’s Statement

Performance and photographic artist, art model. 700 performances both solo and with dancers, poets and musicians since 1985. Galleries, museums, streets, rooftops and cliffs function as platforms for his performances. Creative slacking, free loafing, partner dance, ice-skating, sleeping and dream tasting are his training methods. First Prize at Mänttä Art Festival in 1997 together with dancer Sari Lievonen with the performance Henk.Koht.Urban. Performances in Finnish Art Galleries Association’s gallery tours since 1999, solo and with dancers. More than 200 photo and other exhibitions.
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Performance and photographic artist, art model. 700 performances both solo and with dancers, poets and musicians since 1985. Galleries, museums, streets, rooftops and cliffs function as platforms for his performances. Creative slacking, free loafing, partner dance, ice-skating, sleeping and dream tasting are his training methods. First Prize at Mänttä Art Festival in 1997 together with dancer Sari Lievonen with the performance Henk.Koht.Urban. Performances in Finnish Art Galleries Association’s gallery tours since 1999, solo and with dancers. More than 200 photo and other exhibitions.