Marjatta Oja

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s. 1962, Forssa
kuvataiteilija, Kuvataiteen tohtori
Asuinpaikka: Helsinki

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Marjatta Oja lives and works in Helsinki. She has studied in Free Art School in Helsinki, Accademia di Belle Arte in Milan and in the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, where she completed her doctoral studies in 2011. Oja uses different media, mainly photographs, videos and objects. She aims to infuse image with depth, liveliness and three-dimensionality into “situational sculptures”. The works of Oja have been presented in exhibitions and events since the late 1980s in Finland, Scandinavia, Europe, Asia and the USA.

Marjatta oja works and co-operates with other artists. Two years ago she started a co-operation with visual artist Jukka Rusanen and she runs Local Energy projects together with her co-operators https://web.facebook.com/LahienergiaLocalenergy/ . She is a member of AV-arkki, the Distribution Centre for Finnish Media Art, http://www.av-arkki.fi/en/about-av-arkki / The Association of Finnish Sculptors https://sculptors.fi/en/union/ and the Collective Intelligence- group http://www.collectiveintelligence.fi
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Ajankohtaista

-IL TRAFFICO at Manifesta12 Biennial, 5x5x5 program – artist open studio and events. October 4 – November 4 2018, in Palermo, in Helsinki and online at www.iltraffico.fi

-In the middle of September 2018 I was building the second Growing A Language exhibition in Myymälä2 Helsinki, with the other members of the group Collective Intelligence.

-In the beginning of September 2018Jukka Rusanen invited me to show my situationsculpture Hands 2010 in his retrospective exhibition ELEMENTS in the Lachenmann Art Gallery in Frankfurt am Main. I have been in dialogue with Jukka couple of years about our common interest concerning  body and how it is experienced.

-August 2018 I participated remotely in Re-excavations exhibition in CDEx UQAM, Montreal. The exhibition is a continuation of the research project, which started In Helsinki 2017 with DFA Shoji Kato and DFA Paul Landon. The participants work with certain place together, creating individual artworks for the exhibition.

-During 2018 summer I have been participating the exhibitions in Sicily in the group called Collective Intelligence. At first In Dimora Oz ‘KaOZ’ (curated by Andrea Kantos) exhibition place in Palermo as collateral event of Manifesta 12 and secondly in ‘Growing A Language’ exhibition in Gibellina Sicily run by Fondazione Orestiadi.

Bio

Marjatta Oja lives and works in Helsinki. She has studied in Free Art School in Helsinki, Accademia di Belle Arte in Milan and in the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, where she completed her doctoral studies in 2011. Oja uses different media, mainly photographs, videos and objects. She aims to infuse image with depth, liveliness and three-dimensionality into “situational sculptures”. The works of Oja have been presented in exhibitions and events since the late 1980s in Finland, Scandinavia, Europe, Asia and the USA.