Nastja Säde Rönkkö
Nastja Säde Rönkkö (b. 1985, Helsinki, Finland) lives and works in Helsinki, Finland and London, UK. Rönkkö works with video, performance, installation, the internet and text. She investigates the relationship between the digital era, power, humanity and the future of our planet. Rönkkö is particularly fascinated with how concepts such as love, slowness or affection can be silent yet radical ways to be and act in the world. Working with performance, video, text and installation, she creates projects that explore presence, intimacy, love and community across human interactions and social rituals, from the everyday to the profound. Performance, text, video, technology, the Internet and various social interventions are used as an extension or outcome of the projects.
She has exhibited internationally including at The Royal Academy of Arts, London; FACT, Foundation for Art and Technology, Liverpool; Sydney Opera House, Sydney and Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki. Recent residencies include Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge and Somerset House Studios, London. She is the 35th recipient of the Young Artist of the Year 2019 title and award, one of the most prestigious art awards in Finland.
Forthcoming exhibitions include a solo show at EMMA Museum of Modern Art, Espoo, Finland (2020). For more information visit: nastjaronkko.com