Hinni Huttunen (b.1990)
graduated as a visual artist from the Tampere University of Applied Sciences in 2014 and gained the degree of Master of Fine Arts from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm in 2018. She is from Pieksämäki, but now lives and works in Stockholm. Hinni is passionate about art. It is the most important thing for her and the answer to everything. “I think about art almost all the time. Sometimes it feels hard, but I also feel that l am happiest when I am completely surrounded by art.” Hinni works with video and photography and often appears in her own works. Self-portraiture is easy, hard-core and instant representation. Using the self-portrait form permits identification with different emotions and states of being. Portraits, the crushing of standards regarding the body, romance, trending colours, feminism and identity are all of interest her. Feelings of enthusiasm and rage, visual art, punk, the classic Finnish actor Tauno Palo and memes are her sources of inspiration. The M_itä? Biennale of Contemporary Art at the Kuopio Art Museum features an installation by Hinni Huttunen, in which she explores roles and rules, posing and the states of being a viewer and being viewed. In her installation, she has reversed the customary roles of people and dogs, presenting a person in the role of a dog and asking the viewer with which one do you identify and how does it feel.
Photos: Harri Heinonen