Sini Pelkki is an artist working with photography, film and installation. She is interested in the subjectivity of the gaze, the limits and possibilities of seeing. Body, spatiality and movement as well as spaces within spaces and the lives they inhabit. Matters visible and invisible to the eye.
Pelkki obtained MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki (FI) in 2008 and BA (Hons) Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art and Design, London (UK) in 2002.
Sheet No4 / HAM / EDIT/Sanna Lipponen, in Finnish (2018)
Embarkation / Eleanor Wright/Sam Watson: Continuous material / text by Josh Wilson (2015)
Dimensions of Sharing / Overgaden / Privately Exposed by Elina Suoyrjö (2012)
Echo for Two / Hippolyte / Mustekala journal / Saara Hacklin, in Finnish (2011)
Current and recent:
Dialogues at EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art, 24th November 2023 –
New exhibition of the Saastamoinen Foundation Art Collection, features pairs or groups of works that engage in free dialogue with one another.
The artists featured are Henni Alftan, Rasheed Araeen, Jesse Darling, A K Dolven, Giorgio Griffa, Åsa Hellman, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Roni Horn, Emma Jääskeläinen, Lucy McKenzie, Olli Keränen, Christine Sun Kim, Lee Lozano, Leena Luostarinen, Sandra Mujinga, Rashaad Newsome, Berenice Olmedo, Sini Pelkki, Silja Rantanen, Maja Ruznic, Kain Tapper, Rose Wylie and Haegue Yang.
Sini Pelkki: In Reality, Present, Pigment ink prints from film negative, mounted on glass, textured glass, 2020-2021.
Olli Keränen: Black Leg (2020), Giorgo Griffa: Oblique Polychrome (1970), Sini Pelkki: Emergency (2021), Exit (2021). Installation photographs: Paula Virta.
Erno Enkenberg & Sini Pelkki, curated by Aura Seikkula
Helinä Rautavaaran museo, Espoo (FI), 31 March – 29 October 2023
Sini Pelkki: Attention, 2022/2023, Pigment Ink Print from film negative,
mounted on aluminium, wooden frame, 125cm x 105cm
Forum Box / Mediabox, Helsinki, 13 January – 5 February 2023
Sini Pelkki‘s video work Is All (2021) brings together different elements, through which text and image meet as material and gestures. The work reflects on time, its transience and presence, through interpretation, repetition, and the resulting alterations. The texts in the work, read out and to be read, are Emma Hammarén‘s and Mikko Kuorinki‘s variations on Sini Pelkki’s photographic works, that are not named here. Pelkki in turn varies the texts again in her video piece. The words read aloud by Emma Hammarén first come to the viewer as instructions (do this, watch like this), but their relationship to the flow of the work is not that. Once more, with feeling, the voice says and together with the images words create again new gestures, new variations. -Petronella Grönroos
Departing Shadow is included in the exhibition Tanssi! Liikettä kuvataiteessa 1880-2020 /
25 March – 11 September 2022.
Curated by art and culture historian Hanna-Reetta Schreck and curator Arttu Merimaa.
The exhibition is on at Oulu Art Museum from 8 October 2022 until 15 January 2023
17 March 2022 at 6pm and 7pm
Screening at Titanik Gallery curated by Jordan Loeppky-Kolesnik
Rindon Johnson: Diana Said… (2019) | Ozhopé Collective: Row 1 (2017) | Abigail Lucien: Gentle Treatment I (2018) | Vijay Masharani: Command | Plea (2021), Thunder scene (2021) | Jordan Loeppky-Kolesnik & Coco Klockner: Jane Eyre, Los Angeles (2021) | Justine Melford-Colegate: ambition, suspensions, broken chord (2020) | Sini Pelkki: Length (2016) | Lewis Teague Wright: TOYOTA00 (2018)
at Cité internationale des arts Paris, Petite Galerie
21 January – 20 February 2022
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with Timo Andersson, Elina Autio, Maria Duncker, Miko Hornborg, Eetu Huhtala, Mikko Jalavisto, Saija Kivikangas, Tuomo Laakso, Benjamin Orlow, Sini Pelkki, Antti-Ville Reinikainen, Pentti Sammallahti, Astrid Strömberg, Marja Viitahuhta, Niina Villanueva, Laura Wesamaa
Glasshouse Helsinki 18 November 2021 – 8 January 2022
Curated by artist Anna Tuori
Sini Pelkki: A Replacement (2013)
Solo exhibition at Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki 3-26 September 2021
AV-arkki’s series of artist interviews. AV-arkki is the Distribution Centre for Finnish Media Art.
A Space for Contemporary Art, Helsinki
28th November to 20th December 2020 – extended to 10th January 2021.
Sheet No4 at Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin 2020,
Exhibited at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin on Sunday 30th August
additionally there will be an online screening of the programme.
Sheet No4 in “Protocol”, streamed on Sunday 30th August at 3pm (CET) . Free entry/access
Embarkation as a Visual Overture, The Media Wall of Helsinki Music Centre.
Screenings: 6/11/12/20/25/26 March at 6.30
Sheet No4 selected for Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin 2020,
Screening on Wednesday 26th February 6pm at Grand Palais auditorium
Visual Overture, The Media Wall of Helsinki Music Centre, November 2019. Jani Ruscica & Sini Pelkki: Screen Test (For A Living Sculpture)
Helsinki Music Centre
Film screening: Relational Capacities
9 September 2019
Bio Rex, Helsinki
Films by Azar Saiyar, Laure Prouvost, Nazli Dincel, Sini Pelkki, Jacqueline Goss, Colectivo los Ingravidos. Curated by Rachael Rakes.
Frame Contemporary Art Finland / Rehearsing Hospitalities
Cafe OTO, London (UK) / 9 June 2019
A REPLACEMENT – Interactions and reflections by
Emma Hammarén / David Toop / Ashley Paul / O Yama O
Cafe OTO, London
Aller Park Studios / 14 June 2019
Film Screening and conversation
Aller Park Studios, Dartington, Devon, UK
EMAF-European Media Art Festival No32, Osnabrück, DE 24.-28.4.2019
Arranged Lines (2018) Photographic works in book form.
The Artists Book was released at Bookies 2018 held 23-25 November 2018 at PUBLICS, Helsinki
HAM Helsinki Art Museum / HAM-galleria
18th January – 25th February 2018
Artor Jesus Inkerö, Essi Kausalinen, Reija Meriläinen, Sini Pelkki & Jani Ruscica, Aurora Reinhard, Iiu Susiraja, Niina Tervo, Masi Tiitta, Anna Torkkel, Salla Tykkä
Curated by Piia Oksanen
Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku FI
20th October 2017 – 14th January 2018
SIC, Helsinki FI
28th April – 15th May 2017
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, Turku FI
23th September – 20th November 2016
Eleanor Wright/Sam Watson: Continuous Material
Incorporating works and contributions by Eric Bainbridge, Paul Becker, Ralf Brög, Aleksandra Konopek, Sini Pelkki, Josh Wilson
Drop City, Newcastle UK & Durham Castle Museum, Durham UK
27th April – 24th May 2015
Yhdeksän elämän museo / The Nine Lives Museum
Maija Blåfield, Happy Magic Society, Mikko Kallio, Pasi Mäkelä, Sini Pelkki & Emma Hammarén, Pia Sirén, Miroslav Varga ja Ilona Valkonen
29th November – 21st December 2014