Outi Pieski (b. 1973) lives and works in Ohcejohka (Utsjoki) and Numminen, Finland. Since graduating from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki (2000), she has exhibited nationally and internationally, including at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, UK (2017), EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Finland (2018), the Sami Center for Contemporary Art, Karasjok, Norway (2019), and Norwegian Sculptors Sociaty, Oslo (2021). Pieski has also been presented at biennials such as the Venice Biennale 2019, where she as a member of The Miracle Workers Collective (MWC) was part of an exhibition at the Finnish Alvar Aalto pavilion. At the 13th Gwangju Biennale (2021), Pieski presented an installation co-produced by Bonniers Konsthall. Pieski was also part of the inaugural Helsinki Biennale (2021), where she collaborated with her daughters Birit and Katja Haarla in their first joint artistic collaboration. Pieski also works with public art, as the new entrance to Nordiska museet that was unveiled in Stockholm in 2020. Outi Pieski is one of the curators to the exhibition Mäccmõš, maccâm, máhccan, about the repatriation of collections of Sami artefacts to the Sami museum Siida in Inari, Finland. The process and the objects were featured at the National Museum of Finland in 2021. Pieski has received several awards, including the Finnish Acadamy of Fine Arts award in 2017, and the Finnish Cultural Foundation’s Grand Prize for the promotion of outstanding cultural endeavours (2020). Pieski is represented in collections such as the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Sámi Parliament of Norway/Samí Art Collection, National Museum in Norway, and Moderna Museet, Stockholm.
This exhibition has been produced with support from Frame Contemporary Art Finland. We are grateful to Nordiska museet for generously lending us two ládjogahpirs for the exhibition
Outi Pieski’s exhibition is a co-production by Bonniers Konsthall and the 13th Gwangju Biennale.
Image: Jean-Baptiste Béranger.