2014 | NYC | Artist
Artist: Liinu Grönlund
Dates of residency: March-May
Lives and works: Helsinki, Finland
Education: MFA The Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, 2012; BA in Documentary Film at University of Arts and Design, Helsinki, 2008
BIO/ STATEMENT: Liinu Grönlund is a visual artist based in Helsinki, Finland. Through her use of film and video, she investigates the preservation of time. Her work is drawn to extreme and remote locations, with a particular focus on natural sciences and environmentalism. She explores the relation of human and nature in the age of environmental and humanitarian crisis through the process of archiving disappearing worlds.
For her MFA final work she gave an old super8 camera to biologists who took it with them to isolated research stations, such as the Amazonian rainforest. She asked the researchers to film one take every day, which lead to the production of films which became silent field diaries. She has recently collaborated with biologists and conservationists in Madagascar. Grönlund's work has been shown in solo shows at Galleria Huuto (2014, Helsinki), and at Cable Gallery along with Johanna Eliisa Laitanen (2011, Helsinki). She has also participated in group shows such as Studio Voltaire's members exhibition 2010 in London. Her short films have been in various screenings and film festivals in Finland and abroad.
SUPPORT: Liinu Grönlund's 3 months residency is supported by The Alfred Kordelin Foundation and The Finnish Cultural Foundation and The Arts Promotion Center.