Pilvi Takala

Pilvi Takala (born 1981 in Helsinki) is a Berlin and Helsinki-based artist working with video and performance. Takala's approach relies on a slow process starting from a research period. Her video works are based on performative interventions in which she researches specific communities in order to process social structures and question the normative rules and truths of our behaviour in different contexts. Her works show that it is often possible to learn about the implicit rules of a social situation simply through its disruption.
Takala's work has been shown at MoMA PS1, New Museum, Palais de Tokyo, Museum of Contemporary art Kiasma, Kunsthalle Basel, Manifesta 11, CCA Glasgow, International Film Festival Rotterdam, HotDocs, Witte de With, and the 9th Istanbul Biennial. Takala won the Dutch Prix de Rome in 2011, the Emdash Award in 2013, and the Finnish State Prize for Visual Arts in 2013.

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Pilvi Takala - Close Watch - The Pavilion of Finland – 59th International Art Exhibition, la Biennale di Venezia
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Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
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Pilvi Takala's project for the Finnish Pavilion at the 2022 Venice Biennale.

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