MIRKA RAITO

visual artist

work

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VESIHIISI SIHISI HISSISSÄ

solo exhibition with painting drawing collage installation, 2020

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RESERVOIR

How about sip of WONDER LOVE HATRED DESIRE JOY or SADNESS?

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FEE! FIE! FOE! FUM!

I do smell the flesh of a human!

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KLAPPE ZU - AFFE TOT

Gettogether among the cardboard boxes before leaving the longtime space. A wall and a barrier with a hidden entrance and a mini bar.

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PALASINA / IN PIECES

a play with the body and contours of a painting. Collages and objects with a temporary and variable look made out of sketches, cardboards, plants, paintings and photos. Things that were found, things that were laying around on the street or in the bush, small treasures. Things that disturb and/or fascinate.

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LOOSE THINGS / IRRALLISIA ASIOITA

Life is loose things: loose memories, loose moments, loose thoughts, loose relationships. To-Do lists, odd socks, stray cats, movabels, waste, displaced persons or people who lost themselves. Takeoffs, layoffs, missing pieces...

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GLÜCKSZUG

Pull the string and participate the game. An interactive mobile. All the parts are movable but which strings belongs to which object? Each pull wins but there is only one jackpot...

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DAS MEER

collages about the sea and longing, yearning,hankering...since 2016

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CLOSE YOUR EYES

Many years ago I took a series of photographs of my sleeping friends.

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AAARGH!

sketches of midsummer night's dream

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THEY DON'T TELL IT TO ANYONE

About present and absence. About viewing and observing. About feeling of spying or beeing spyed.

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PALMU KOIVU ARMI

2003 solo exhibition, gallery Huuto, Helsinki

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I DREAM SO I AM

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INSEL DIE ES NIE GAB

ISLAND THAT NEVER EXISTED

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PLANTING KNOTS

Next to the big public park PLANTEN & BLUMEN in Hamburg is a remand prison. The prisoners and their relatives or friends can comminicate with each other by shouting. These dialogues are part of the daily audiovisuals of that certain place.

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JOKAklubi

since 2009. JOKAklubi combines performance, music, video and paintings in their engaging shows and exhibitions. Inspired by people, JOKAklubi welcomes guest stars to their acts. Local audiences and other artists find space on JOKAklubi´s stage and depending on who, what and where, unique ambience emerges. JOKAklubi´s members, Finnish visual artists Niina Lehtonen Braun, Mirka Raito and Tellervo Kalleinen, have a long history performing together – including the group Voukkoset (1999-2001).

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STATION NOX

is painting dreams, missing persons, lost persons, secretly loved persons, Alter Egos and muses

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KABINETTi

I asked friends and relatives to write down a memory based description. This description should tell about an important or unforgettable person, place or even a situation. I asked the description to be as visual as possible, like a picture. No name should be mensioned.

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PÄÄNSÄRKIJÄT

Notices about small disturbing or exhiting things and situations. Something like a flirt or embarrassment or unclear hunch. Or that thing when friend of mine took secretly a photo of a woman he was enamored in. A beautiful photo came out. Based on this photo I made a painting. I gave this painting as a birthday present to this friend. He was kind of embarrased and hided the painting.

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DOORSTEP // SISTER AND BROTHER

two installations from the year 2013