Jani Ruscica

No Dot on the I (still), 2021, 4K video, stereo sound, 10’36” loop

The works of JANI RUSCICA combine a wide range of different forms of artistic expression, including video, sound, performance, sculpture, murals and wood cuts, characterised by a humane and explorative approach mixed with humour. Their practice investigates the ties and slippages between interpretation and representation, questioning categories and binaries and collapsing boundaries of language, matter and meaning. In their works, Ruscica extensively explores the relationship of the image to sound and language, the image as symbol or sign, and the themes and elements of performativity, materiality, sculpturality and transitions between different forms of expression and spaces. 

Jani Ruscica (b. 1978, Finland/Italy) lives and works in Helsinki. They studied sculpture at the Chelsea College of Art & Design in London and media art at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki. Ruscica has held many solo exhibitions, most recently at Kunsthalle Helsinki; 1646 Art Space, the Hague; and Otto Zoo, Milan. Their works have also appeared in numerous group exhibitions, including Kiran Nadar Museum, New Delhi; 6th Dhaka Art Summit, Dhaka, Bangladesh; HAM, Helsinki; MMOMA, Moscow; AGWA, Perth; and the 1st Riga Biennial. Ruscica has work in the collections of the Centre Pompidou, the Saastamoinen Foundation and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, among others. In 2018, the Finnish Art Society awarded the William Thuring Prize to Ruscica.

No Dot on the I, with dancer Suzanna Pezo
Kunsthalle Helsinki, 2022, installation view

Photo: Patrik Rastenberger

About Us (Refrain to Refrain)
4K algorithmic installation, stereo sound
endless duration (excerpt)
edition of 5

No Dot on the I
Kunsthalle Helsinki, 2022, installation view
Photo: Patrik Rastenberger

Human Flesh, 2019
2K video, stereo
16 min (excerpt)
edition of 5

In Saastamoinen Foundation Collection

Hope is the thing with feathers, 2019

In HAM Helsinki Art Museum Collection

T for Terracotta
4 – 28 Aug 2016

The Keel Row for Solo Lyre, 2016
pencil and ink on paper
33 x 25 cm

In Saastamoinen Foundation Collection

P, 2018-2019
wood relief
90 x 53 cm

Conversation in Pieces
custom made objects, live performers

Ring Tone (en plein air), 2016
HD video (still), stereo sound
loop 1:47 min
Edition of 5

In Saastamoinen Foundation Collection

Felt the Moonlight on My Feet, 2017
Bespoke leather tap shoes adapted with felt, accoustic platform, three dance pieces as poetry readings made in collaboration with a tap dancer

Screen Test for a Living Sculpture, 2012
with Sini Pelkki
multi-channel installation, monitors
loop 1 min

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

No Dot on the I, 2021
4K video, stereo sound
10’36” loop
edition of 5

U for Ultramarine, 2016
96 x 98 cm

Human Flesh, 2019
2 K video, stereo
16 min.
edition 5

Ring Tone (en plein air), 2016
HD video, stereo sound
loop 1:47 min
edition of 5

A, 2018-2019
wood relief
90 x 84 cm

J for Jade, 2016
97 x 85 cm

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