Minna Henriksson (b. 1976, Oulu, Finland, lives in Helsinki) is a visual artist working with a disparate range of tools including text, drawing, painting and linocut. She studied art in Brighton, Helsinki and Malmö. Henriksson’s work relates to leftist, anti-racist and feminist struggles. Her works are often based on extensive archival research and draw from real historical events aiming to bring forth marginalisation and oppression, and to highlight positions of power. Dealing with historical cases she aims to politicise processes in the present that seem neutral and inevitable. A thematic in her work is the ideological nature of history writing itself. Henriksson is also interested in exploring the language of political art and modes of representation.
Henriksson has been active in various collectives, and often works collaboratively. She is member of leftist art workers’ association Kiila (The Wedge). In 2017 she was awarded the Anni and Heinrich Sussmann Artist Award, a Viennese foundation promoting artistic work committed to the ideal of democracy and antifascism.
Her work has been shown widely in art context, as well as in institutions of history and science, among them in Editorial Tables: Reciprocal Hospitalities, The Showroom, London, 2023; Mapping (Un)solidarity, A.M. Qattan Foundation, Ramallah, 2022; Little did they know, Guest Program of EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary Art 2020, Limerick, 2021; Actually, The Dead Are Not Dead, Third Bergen Assembly, Bergen, 2019; “We are not alone”: Legacies of Eugenics, the Wiener Holocaust Library, Oxford Brookes University, 2021; History Unfolds, Swedish History Museum, Stockholm, 2016–17 and Public and Privatized, Lenin Museum, Tampere, 2013.
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