Artfield: Visual arts


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 …

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Zahrah Ehsan is a visual artist from Lahore, Pakistan and is currently doing her MA in Visual Cultures, Curating and Contemporary Arts from Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Finland. She received her BFA with Honours in 2012, with a concentration in painting from the National College of Arts, Pakistan. Her training at …

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Adnan Mirza

My practice initially started with experimenting surfaces; often these surfaces were created on canvases that were made to look like walls, stone and floor. I was interested in replicating surfaces that observed all around me. After graduating in Painting from National College of Arts in Pakistan, I pursued my career working in the gaming industry …

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My work explores our connections of personal identity and memory. My research investigates how we remember both individually and collectively. Primary research is collected through qualitative interviews with people where I gain insight into their memories, perspectives and origin stories. I engage with secondary sources such as found photographs that present an opportunity for analysis …

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Vidha Saumya is a poet, drawer, cook and a bookmaker. Currently researching conceptual perspectives, experiments in authorship, future of the book, core curatorial activities and artistic positions through practices of self-publishing from a testimonial position of a brown immigrant woman in the non-brown environs of Helsinki.