Antti Laitinen statement
In my performances, I place myself in different absurd situations that underlie an ironic and personal take on various social and cultural phenomena. The absurdity comes from the seriousness with which it is performed.
My artistic practice is located between performance art and visual arts. I make performances that are sometimes then translated into photographs, videos and-or sculptural work.
I am interested in transforming physical activity in works of art and in this sense, my art practice is very much process oriented. My artistic practice has been close to nature, it has often taken place in wilderness.
More About Antti Laitinen:
Laitinen was born in 1975 and he currently lives and works in Finland. In both 2011 and 2008, he had solo exhibition at Nettie Horn gallery, London. He also had solo exhibitions at Exprmntl galerie, Toulouse, France (2008); Scope New York, USA (2008); Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK (2005). He has participated numerous important international exhibitions including Liverpool biennale, UK (2010); Weimar Arts Festival, ACC Gallery, Germany (2009); Athens Biennale (2009); The Rhinelander Contemporary Art Center, France (2008); Peri, Turku (2007, 2001); Helsinki City Art Museum (2005); Benaki Museum, Athens Greece (2004); Tampere Hall, Tampere (2001). He also had outstanding performances in Liverpool biennale, UK (2010); Rauma biennale (2010); Athens Biennale (2009); Verbo Performance art festival, Galeria Vermelho, Sao Paulo, Brasil (2007).