In the poster I photographed Leena in her backyard in Korkalovaara, mouring the firs cut down. Please, join us in June to celebrate trees and respect the nature near us!
2022 Art activism in Our Earth’s Richness Conference, Rovaniemi, Finland
Free Rivers Art collective, 2022, Twenty-five kilometres walk, video 5:46 min (short version). Performative walk and video filmed near Kittilä’s goldmine in Finnish Lapland. Under the road is a pipe for the polluted water from the mine. Polluted waste water runs in river near by the Levi tourist center.
Water and soil samples from the polluted rivers near mining industries in Northern Finland. Water and Soil, ink-jet photgraphy, 2022
2021-2022, Girls Who Dance, Exhibition in Valo Gallery, Arktikum & Visual Essay in Kide-journal
Being in the Air, Gallery Exhibition curated by: Pirjetta Brander
Kide-journal: Editor in chief: Marjo Laukkanen Lay-out: Reetta Linna
2021 Corona Guys, Gallery Exhibition in Northern Photographic Centre, Finland
During the covid 19 I started to photograph my neighbourhood men living on my home street. These men, like many of us, needed to stay isolated during the pandemia.
2021 My River My Home, Research Pavilion #4, Helsinki, Finland
Artistic research events and gallery exhibitions curated by Denise Ziegler, Mieke Kanno & Tero Nauha.
Video and photography installations by Mari Mäkiranta
2019–2020 Borderlands gallery exhibition, Port Pirie Regional Gallery in South-Australia
Group exhibition in collaboration with Satu Miettinen, Taina Kontio & Melanie Sarantou 21.12.2019–26.1.2020
2017 Visible Grounds Exhibition curating
Poster Design by Meri Heikkilä
Visible Grounds exhibition and art curating in collaboration with Professor Eija Timonen and Kalevala Society, Valo Gallery, Rovaniemi, Finland 18.10.–9.11.2017.
2017 Sincerely Yours group exhibition
My photography series On Foreign Grounds in a group exhibition in the Faculty of Art and Design, University of Lapland. The exhibition was curated by the director of the Photographic Gallery Hippolyte Henna Harri.
2017 Meetings Gallery Exhibition, Vaasa City Art Hall
Photograph by: Tomi Kosonen
Our Meetings exhibition in Vaasa City Art Hall consists of young peoples’ dreams and future hopes in Namibia, South-Africa and Europe. During the exhibition we organized two workshops in order to develop and study decision-making, communality and city planning in youth communities. The exhibition brings together young people living in different countries and continents, and asks how the political, regional and societal changes affect on young people. The exhibition was organized together with Professor Satu Miettinen and Service-Designer Reetta Kerola.
2014 Such an Early Spring, Valo Gallery, Arktikum, Rovaniemi, Finland
Over a period of a spring and summer in 2013, 16 young artists photographed their living environments in Finland, Estonia, the Netherlands, Poland, Croatia, Slovenia and Russia. The Such an Early Spring exhibition demonstrates how young people interpret the social changes, cultural diversity and everyday experiences that are attached to their living surroundings. The exhibition and research has been funded by the Finnish Cultural Foundation.
Photographs by: Daria Akimenko, Roselinde Bon, Daria Maroń-Ptak, Mari Mäkiranta, Anka Simoncic, Alexandra Shpiro & Ana Žolnir.
Detail of the installation. Photographs by: Daria Akimenko, Rovaniemi, Finland and Ana Žolnir, Celje, Slovenia. Installation by: Daria Akimenko & Mari Mäkiranta
2013 Possible Worlds, The Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw
2014 Possible Worlds, Short Film
Film by Nuno Escudeiro, Mari Mäkiranta & Daria Akimenko.
The material of the film contains the still photographs and stories related on young people’s living environments. Thank you all the participants from Poland, Finland, Croatia, Russia, Slovenia, Estonia and the Netherlands.
2012 Sincerely Mine, Gallery Exhibition, Show Room, Finland & Iceland
We organised with Asta Jónsdottir, Outi Ylitapio-Mäntylä and Emilia Haukka an international arts-based workshop in Finland and Iceland. The workshop was collaboratively held among the University of Lapland, the Iceland Academy of the Arts, and Cirrus – the Nordic and Baltic Network of Art and Design Education. Fourteen art students from seven countries participated in the workshop. The aim was to create a space for internationally and culturally diverse artists with the goal of supporting critical and sustainable thinking and consciousness, art-making and creativity across national and cultural boundaries. After the workshop, we held a Sincerely Mine gallery exhibition in the Rovaniemi Show Room. The exhibition embraced and made public the outcomes of the workshop, such as photography installations, short films and animations.