EIJA-LIISA AHTILA

The Wind

EIJA-LIISA AHTILA THE WIND

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Eija-Liisa Ahtila (born 1959 in Hämeenlinna,Finland is a video artist and Photographer. She lives and works in Helsinki.

Her first conceptual works were motivated by art philosophy, by a critique of art institutions and by Feminism. She focused on the construction of the image, language, Narrative and space. In her recent films she focuses more deeply into individual identity and the limit of the self and body in relation to the other.

In 1998 Eija-Liisa Ahtila participated in the second edition of Manifesta. She was the winner of the inaugural Vincent Award in 2000. In 2002 she had a solo show at Tate Modern, and in 2006 her multi-screen video piece The Wind (2006) was exhibited at Museum of Modern Art(MoMA). In the same year she won the £40,000 Artes Mundi Prize in Cardiff, Wales.

Her work is held in the collection of the Tate. She is a former professor at the Department of Time and Space-based Art at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts (Finland).

“The moving image is the medium through which people see what’s happening around them and how they get information about society.It’s the most common way of interpreting our society.It’s no wonder that artists want to make work with moving images.’

where is where ? 2008

This video connects two violent incidents that occurred during the Franco-Algerian War of the 1950S..
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b. 1959 in Hämeenlinna, Finland. Lives and works in Helsinki.)

Eija-Liisa Ahtila studied filmmaking at the London College of Printing, UCLA, and at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. In 1990 she received the Young Artist of the Year Award, Tampere, Finland. Since then, she has received numerous grants and awards, including an AVEK-award for important achievements in the field of audio-visual culture (1997), the Edstrand Art Price (1998), a DAAD fellowship (1999), honorary mention at the 48th Venice Biennale (1999), the Vincent Van Gogh Bi-annual Award for Contemporary Art in Europe (2000), and a five-year grant from the Central Committee for the Arts (2001), as well as the Artes Mundi Prize (2006). Most recently she was awarded the Prince Eugen Medal for outstanding artistic achievement (2009). She has participated in Documenta XI (2002) and the 50th Venice Biennale (2005). She will also be a participant in the forthcoming 5th Moscow Biennale (2013). Important recent solo exhibitions have been shown at the Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2012), the Jeu de Paume, Paris and the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Dusseldorf (2008).
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Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Finlandia, 1959. Artista, trabaja con fotografía y video arte e instalaciones.

Aborda temas sobre el Amor, el Sexo, los Celos, la Ira, Vulnerabilidad y Reconciliación o la formación y la destrucción de la identidad. En sus series fotográficas la historia cobra un gran protagonismo, llamadas por ella misma “dramas humanos”, que son historias basadas en la investigación de hechos reales o ficticios. En su producción la “otredad” está muy presente, el límite entre el yo y el otro. Muchas de sus obras invitan al espectador a inmiscuirse en la mente de individuos captados en momentos de gran fragilidad psicológica.
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A auto-denominada criadora de “dramas humanos”, Eija-Liisa Ahtila é, antes de mais, uma ficcionista que se interessa pela psicose humana e recorre a casos de estudo de doenças mentais para construir um mundo imaginário. A pesquisa de Ahtila inscreve-se assim numa corrente neo-romântica que firma uma crença absoluta na psicologia como instrumento privilegiado para analisar e descrever a realidade. Deitar-se-á até final de Março no divã do Jeu de Paume para um check up – co-produzido pelo K 21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen (Düsseldorf) – que, à guisa de retrospectiva, passará em revista uma parte substancial do trabalho produzido pela artista finlandesa desde 1992 até ao presente. A mostra, que não é exaustiva, compreende seis instalações vídeo, duas séries fotográficas e um conjunto de quatro esculturas, deixa de fora algumas obras emblemáticas – como “Anne, Aki and God” (1998), “The Present” (2001) ou “The Wind” (2002) –, mas apresenta, em contrapartida, um trabalho inédito – “Where is Where?” (2008) – produzido especificamente para a presente exposição, num esforço de adaptação da linha de pesquisa que tem vindo a ser desenvolvida por Ahtila ao contexto social e político francês.