Lectures & Literary past

Virtual Studio Visit with Pekka and Teija Isorättyä

Photo credit: Lapin Kansa/ Anu Jormalainen

SAT—November 21—5 PM ET

**This event will take place via YouTube & Facebook Premiere; check back closer to the date for links/viewing instructions.**

Join us on Saturday, November 21 at 5 PM ET for a Virtual Studio Visit with the Finnish artist duo Pekka and Teija Isorättyä! The artists recently  invited Scandinavia House for a virtual tour of their five-room studio complex in central Helsinki, Finland, where they are currently working on multiple public art installations. Tune in to see the spaces, and to hear about their latest projects!

This event will launch a series of Virtual Studio Visits with Nordic artists; more will be announced in the coming months.

The event will take place as a Virtual Premiere on both Facebook and YouTube. Set reminders at the links above to watch and chat with us on the platforms!


About the Artists

Pekka and Teija Isorättyä were both born in 1980 in Tornio, Finland. They met at kindergarten and later studied at Aalto University, where they received Masters of Arts in 2010. The couple has lived and worked all around the world – including Japan, Mexico, and Europe. The Isorättyäs previously ran the art space Invalid Robot Factory in Berlin until 2013. They have held residencies at Gängeviertel of Hamburg, C.A.P Kobe in Japan and the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York.

The Isorättyäs have exhibited internationally at a number of galleries, museums, and institutions, including Galleria Sculptor, Helsinki; Kobe studios, Japan; Finland Institute in Deutschland, Berlin; and at the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, where they were nominated for the 2017 Ars Fennica Award. Their son Iisakki (born 2015) is also a large inspiration on their work and accompanies them on their travels.