Artfield: Art Management

Helen Kaplinsky

Helen is an independent curator based in Helsinki (FI). She is undertaking practice-based research at the Exhibition Research Lab at Liverpool John Moores University (UK) with the provisional title ‘Monstrous subjectivities: A re-evaluation of the posthuman in born-digital storytelling’, supervised by Joasia Krysa. Her most recent exhibitions include ‘GENDERS: Shaping and Breaking the Binary’ at …

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Saara Mahbouba

Saara Mahbouba (b. San Jose, CA) is a visual artist, writer, and artistic researcher currently based in Helsinki. Her research interests are primarily in the intersection of identity and labor. Saara’s projects typically engage with a mix of critical theory and pop culture, using the languages and strategies of others fields in an attempt to …

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Ali Akbar Mehta

I create immersive cyber archives that map narratives of history, memory, and identity through a multifocal lens of violence, conflict, and trauma. Such archival mappings – as drawings, paintings, new media works, net-based projects, poems, essays, and theoretical texts, as well as performances both of bodies and networks – are rooted in datafeminist, posthumanist critical …

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Farbod Fakharzadeh

Farbod Fakharzadeh (born 1986, Rasht) is an Iranian artist, curator and storyteller based in Helsinki. In 2018 he received a Master’s degree in Visual Culture and Contemporary Art at Aalto University. He occasionally assembles objects, images and words together. His works often circulate around the themes of absurdism, power structures and failure and he works …

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