An artist whose participatory work combines ecological issues with social issues, centred on engaging with people, lived experience of migration, displacement, inequalities, belonging and rural landscapes.
Finnish artist Henna Asikainen is based in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
Her artwork explores questions surrounding the human relationship with nature. Since 2015 most of her work has been participatory, combining ecological issues with social issues and has centred on engaging people with lived experience of migration and displacement.
These projects have been built around communal and social experiences within rural landscapes and have examined issues including inequalities in access to nature and green spaces, migration, the sense of belonging and humans’ complex relationship with nature while advocating the philosophy of friendship and radical hospitality.