In HEINI AHO’s works, the analytical meets the intuitive, and the material meets the immaterial, offering alternative, insightful and even humorous interpretations of reality. Aho combines elements of sculpture, installation and moving image into works that blend keen observations with contemplative thought. One of the distinctive characteristics of her work is the union of different natural elements, whether at the level of materials, form or linguistic expression.
Heini Aho (b. 1979) lives and works in Turku. She has participated in numerous exhibitions and screenings, including at venues such as the Harris Gallery in Los Angeles, Kunsthalle Helsinki, WAM Turku Art Museum, Quartair Gallery in The Hague, OpenART biennial in Örebro, and Riga International Short Film Festival. Her work is included in the collections such as Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, the Finnish State Art Collection and Wihuri Collection, among others. She’s been commissioned several public works of art at school and hospital buildings in Finland. Aho was awarded the William Thuring Foundation’s main prize in 2016.