Our place in the world, where we are now, defines our identity. With whom we are associated with and where do we live and work build the foundation of our identity as well as the virtual reality that we choose to immerse into. Identities are accumulations of multiple fragments and they expand when we connect with people who we find important for us.
By the defocused images Sari Tervaniemi lays out views at the same time familiar and uncanny and alters commonplace views and moments into surreal intimacy. Searching for dream like visions that the out of focus nature of the photographs emphasize.
Sari Tervaniemi works with moving image and photography. She received her MA at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, in London. She is fascinated of infinite possibilities camera and photographic techniques offer as means of cinematic expression. She likes to push the borders from fiction to documentary style and yet still have a conceptual approach.
The recent exhibitions include Endurance, Showroom Berliini, Berlin, 2015, Shape, Wind and Words, with Yolana Relinque and Elisa Terroba, curators: Andrea Piedralzar, Pedro E. Simon and Boyer Tresaco, Theredoom Gallery, Madrid, 2014, About Darkness, Huuto!/Project, Helsinki, 2014, Frankenstein on the Beach, curator Raul Zamudio, White Box, New York City, 2012, Cosmopolis, Pristine galerie, curator Raul Zamudio, co-curator Daniel Gonzalez Lozano, Monterray, Mexico, 2011-2012, Cosmopolis, Pristine galerie, curator Raul Zamudio, co-curator Daniel Gonzalez Lozano, Monterray, Mexico, 2011-2012Adventure to Video Art, curator, Raul Zamudio, Other gallery, Peking, 2011Recorded Stories, Elia Alba, Sara Blokland, Claudia Joskowicz, Carina Skvirsky and Sari Tervaniemi, Kuraattori Louky Keijsers-Koning, LMAKprojects, New York City, Breakable Child, Curator: Director Elina Heikka, The Photographic Museum of Finland, Helsinki, 2010, Memento Mori, curators Miina Hujala and Arttu Merimaa,Gallery Alkovi, Helsinki, 2009, Danger!, Photography GalleryHippolyte, Helsinki, 2008. The recent international group exhibitions include Media Facades, m-cult and M2HZ, curators Miina Hujala and Arttu Merimaa, Gallery Alkovi, Helsinki, 2010, 10x10 Decade-End Art Sale, Curators: Juan Puntes ja Susie Lim, White Box, New York City, 2009, Tricle-down Theory, Curators: Riiko Sakkinen, Judas Arrieta and Aura Seikkula, Korjaamo gallery, Helsinki, 2009, Garden of Delights, Yeosu Artfestival, Curator: Raul Zamudio, Yeosu, South Korea, 2008,URB 08, Urban Festival. Kiasma, Contemporary Art Museum, Finland, 2008, Backlight 08, triennial of international photography, TR1, Tampere, Finland, 2008, Body Double, Curator: Raul Zamudio, National Museum, Potsdna, Poland, 2008.
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