Hanna-Kaisa Korolainen

Hanna-Kaisa Korolainen is Finnish multidisciplinary artist, designer, and researcher. She started out as a photographer, specializing in autoportraits and polaroids, later moving to France to work in the field of fashion and nourish her aesthetics through the decadence of the Parisian rock scene, French countryside antiques markets and Saint Laurent. A decade later, she returned to her natal Finland, and after designing prints for Marimekko, she concentrated herself on art textiles (rya rugs and silk jacquards), glass and ceramics.

Korolainen has been showing her artworks in exhibitions in Finland and abroad, from Beijing to Milan and New York. Her latest exhibitions include, for example, EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Design Museum Helsinki, Craft Museum of Finland, Ostrobothnian Museum, historical art nouveau site Hvitträsk or Collectible Fair in Brussels. In addition to her artistic practice, she teaches and does research at the Aalto University, Department of Design.

Hanna-Kaisa Korolainen

Hanna-Kaisa Korolainen is Finnish multidisciplinary artist, designer, and researcher. She started out as a photographer, specializing in autoportraits and polaroids, later moving to France to work in the field of fashion and nourish her aesthetics through the decadence of the Parisian rock scene, French countryside antiques markets and Saint Laurent. A decade later, she returned to her natal Finland, and after designing prints for Marimekko, she concentrated herself on art textiles (rya rugs and silk jacquards), glass and ceramics.

Korolainen has been showing her artworks in exhibitions in Finland and abroad, from Beijing to Milan and New York. Her latest exhibitions include, for example, EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Design Museum Helsinki, Craft Museum of Finland, Ostrobothnian Museum, historical art nouveau site Hvitträsk or Collectible Fair in Brussels. In addition to her artistic practice, she teaches and does research at the Aalto University, Department of Design.

Korolainen is fascinated by the idea of time travelling to a fictional past. For her, this dialogue between the past and the present represents an inexhaustible source of inspiration. In her creative practice, Korolainen is constantly influenced by old craft techniques. Consequently, developing her work is often laborious and time–consuming. During the slow process, a special bond is formed between the author and the material that she uses, somehow creating the feeling that the author becomes one together with the material and is no longer fully decisive about the outcome of the process. The work is made together with the “world”.

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