Heini Aho

Fridge Essay, 2022
10:30 min
ed. 5

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.

Touching the Modern Life, 2020
4 K video
9:30 min (excerpt)
edition of 5

Corner is a Place Where Two Sides Meet, 2020
mixed media
83 x 83 cm

In Turku Art Society collection

The Inner Life of Things, 2019
4K video, stereo
8 min (still)
edition of 5

Full Door Stop, 2020
acrylic resin, mixed media
size variable

Pastel Lemon Yellow Soft Passive Aggressive
6 Feb – 1 Mar 2020

Heini Aho, Surreal Salad, 2020. Video still

Stalagmites, 2017
installation, video
size variable

In private collection

Joy of Being Together, 2016–2017
furniture, cut off corners, video
122 x 290 x 155 cm

In HAM Helsinki Art Museum collection

Earth Tone, 2016
video, acrylic resin, fabric, bleach, wire netting, metal hook
184 x 120 x 58 cm

Selection of available works. For the full list, please contact galerie(at)anhava.com

Enamel (Chewing Gum, Lost And Found At The Bottom Of The Backpack), 2022
3D-print, putty, laquer
ed. 3
27,5 x 16 x 4 cm

Enamel (Chewing Gum, Lost And Found At The Bottom Of The Backpack)
multipart series
3D-print, putty, laquer

Several pieces, shape and size varies

Image: Kuusi-O house, Turku

Corner is a Place Where Two Sides Meet, 2020
mixed media
166 x 166 cm

Blush Powder Lullaby, 2020
motor, wood, acrylic resin
size variable

Earth Tone, 2016
mixed media
184 x 120 x 58 cm

Hard to Digest, 2020
glass, smoke
150 x 345 x 15cm

Things Seem to Fit Together, but Nothing Makes Sense, 2016
mixed media
118 x 119 x 91 cm

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