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Johanna Lecklin works with moving image, participatory art projects, and photography. In her recent works she explores narrativity and storytelling. She is interested in experimenting on the border of documentary and fiction. She uses archives and recorded interviews in her research for her moving image installations. Her early works are performance videos with a feministic approach, which mimic gestures or habits that reveal power relations. She has also made interviews, video portraits of people.
Lecklin has had several solo exhibitions, for example in Galleria Heino and Forum Box in Helsinki, Finland, in Haninge Art Hall in Sweden and in Linna Gallerii in Tallinn, Estonia. She has also taken part in many international group shows and festivals such as the collection exhibitions Face to Face. Contemporary Portrait 2015 and It’s A Set-Up in the Contemporary Art Museum Kiasma in Helsinki 2010-2011, the Nordic Pavilion in the City States exhibition in Liverpool Biennial 2010, and she has been invited to the Limerick Biennial EV+ A in Ireland 2006. She received the second prize from FOKUS Festival in Kunsthal Nikolaj in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2017.
Johanna Lecklin is a Helsinki based-artist. She graduated with an MFA from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts 2003 and an MA from Helsinki University 2008 and made an exchange at Slade School of Fine Art, UCL in London 1998-1999. She will receive her PhD from the Finnish University of Arts, the Academy of Fine Arts in the autumn 2018. Lecklin won the Year Prize of the Artists’ Association of Finland in 2001.