Henna Asikainen

I am a Finnish mixed media artist.  My work uses different mediums to explore the poetics of our fundamental relationship with our world and environment and the social and political significance of these things. Recently my work has been to develop participatory projects involving the creation of artworks and installations from foraged natural materials with refugees and asylum seekers.
My work intends to weave the cultural, social and political together to decipher humankind’s complex and often destructive relationship with the natural world we inhabit and with the other people we share it with.
My work is focused on the concept of beauty and notions of trauma, as well as commitment to socially and politically engaged practices.
This commitment to socially and ecologically engaged art practices has evolved throughout my career and since I completed the practice led PhD in Fine Art at the University of Northumbria in 2004.

I have undertaken numerous residencies both nationally and internationally as well as developing projects with a number of agencies and partners.


The Newbridge Project