VAPPU JALONEN (FIN) | Sámi Dáiddaguovddáš/Sami Center for Contemporary Art, Karasjok, Sápmi/Norway, March 22-April 14, 2017
Photo: Vappu Jalonen
Vappu Jalonen is an artist, writer and curator. She grew up in Southern Finland and lives and works in Helsinki and Berlin. She is doing her doctorate in the Department of Art at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture in Helsinki. Her work in 2016 included text-based performances in Geneva, Switzerland and Warsaw, Poland as well as in Byron Bay and Melbourne in Australia, and collective editing and writing of the publication No play Feminist Training Camp (nGbK, Berlin, 2017). She was selected for the Transfer North curatorial and critical writing residency programme (residencies in Galleri Syster, Luleå and Sámi Dáiddaguovddáš/Sámi Center For Contemporary Art, Karasjok, both in 2017). She is the drummer of a feminist metal band Lithalsa.
In the three weeks residency in Sámi Dáiddaguovddáš Vappu Jalonen will concentrate mainly on research and learning but she will also begin to produce a new text and sound work, inspired by an old recording studio in the building of the center.
About Sámi Dáiddaguovddáš/Sámi Center for Contemporary Art
SDG – Sámi Dáiddaguovddáš/Samisk Senter for Samtidskunst/Sámi Center for Contemporary Art – is a center for Sámi visual art and a profiled arena of contemporary expression.
The SDG Galleri, presents a year-round program of temporary exhibitions, international contemporary art with a particular focus on Sámi visual art. The shop and sales gallery, SDG Butik, offers art, craft, design and duodji. Under the heading SDG c/o they carry out various external projects, national and international, in collaboration with others in the art field.