Sasha Huber has just received the State Art Award of 2018.
Read her speech held at the award gala here.
We are honoured and proud to respresent her in Helsinki.
Learn more, browse and purchase her work on ARTSY
Sasha Huber is a visual artist of Swiss-Haitian heritage, born in Zurich (Switzerland) in 1975. She lives and works in Helsinki (Finland) since 2002. Huber’s work is primarily concerned with the politics of memory and belonging, particularly in relation to colonial residue left in different landscapes. Sensitive to the subtle threads connecting history and the present, she uses and responds to archival material within a layered creative practice that encompasses video, photography, collaborations with researchers, and performance-based interventions. Although Huber works primarily in lens-based formats, she has also claimed the compressed-air staple gun, aware of its symbolic significance as a weapon, while offering the potential to renegotiate unequal power dynamics. She is known for her artistic research contribution to the “Demounting Louis Agassiz” campaign, aiming at dismantling the glaciologist’s lesser-known but contentious racist heritage. Huber has participated in numerous international exhibitions, including the group exhibition Frontiers Reimagined (Collateral Event, 56th la Biennale di Venezia in 2015), the 19th Biennale of Sydney in 2014, and in the 29th Biennale of São Paulo in 2010. She holds an MA from the University of Art and Design Helsinki. Presently Huber is undertaking practice-based PhD studies at the Department of Art and Media at the Zurich University of the Arts. Huber also works in a creative partnership with artist Petri Saarikko and together they have been invited to artist residencies around the world. Alongside her practice, Huber has edited the book Rentyhorn (2010) and was co-editor (with Maria P.T. Machado) of (T)races of Louis Agassiz: Photography, Body and Science, Yesterday and Today (2010) on the occasion of the 29th Biennale of São Paulo (Brazil).