Maarit Mustonen is a Helsinki (FI) based artist working with text, installation art, lens-based images and performance. Questions of language and communication are central to her work. By examining language’s relation to image and body her work creates connections with poetry. Mustonen's working process often has a personal starting point which she combines with conceptual and/or experimental working methods. Different kinds of translations, chance and play recur in her work. She frequently collaborates with artists from different fields. Mustonen holds an MFA in time and space arts from the University of the Arts Helsinki (2015), BA in photography from Lahti Institute of Art and Design (2012) and B.Soc.Sc. in communication & media studies from the University of Helsinki (2009). In 2021-23 her work is supported by Kone Foundation.

contact:
maarit.mustonen (at) outlook.com
upcoming
​​​​​​​Anne Naukkarinen & working group (Natalia Castrillón, Maarit Mustonen & Niina Tervo): Carried by Invisible Bodies
Titanik, Turku, Finland
28.-29.5.2022
The Octopus. Group exhibition with the Octopus Program and guests. Curated by Basak Senova.
Postsparkasse, Vienna, Austria
2.-17.6.2022

past
Duologue. Group exhibition with the Octopus Program. Curated by Basak Senova. 
B7L9 Art Station, Kamel Lazaar Foundation, Tunis, Tunisia

6.-8.5.2022
Nuoren Voiman Liiton Koettelevan kirjallisuuden klubin kuratoiminen Milka Luhtaniemen ja Tarleena Laakon kanssa / Curating the Club for Experimental Literature (NVL) with Milka Luhtaniemi and Tarleena Laakko
Magito, Suvilahti, Helsinki
27.4.2022
Octopus Programme research days & Ideation days / Season 9 
The Center for the Less Good Idea, Johannesburg, South Africa 
11.-12.4.2022


together, noting
Group exhibition in the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
Curated by Margarita Osepyan
29.11.2021-30.1.2022

Artist in residency with Arja Karhumaa in Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium
3.-10.11.2021


Nykähdyksille ja tunteille avoin.
Joonas Pulkkisen kirjoittama seassa-kollektiivin haastattelu Nuori/Voima-lehden numerossa 5/2021


seassa-kollektiiviKatsojan kokemuksen esityksellistämisestä 
Kritiikki näkyy! -hankkeen tilaama kritiikkiperformanssi ANTI-festivaalin ohjelmistosta
Nuori/Voima-klubi, Tiivistämö, Helsinki
26.10.2021


Presenting the publication Parts (for Muuri): scores with Kaisa Siirala
The Month of Books at Publics, Helsinki
9.10.2021 


Patsastellaan: Parts (for Muuri) with James Prevett, Kalle Hakosalo, Tiia Toivanen, Stephen Webb, Rachel McIntosh and children's workshop participants
Muuri, Zodiak Helsinki / Helsinki Biennial
14.8.-4.9.2021 

Play. Group exhibition with the Octopus Program in the Angewandte Festival. Curated by Basak Senova. Die Angewandte University, Vienna, Austria
29.6.-2.7.2021 

On keeping a notebook. Workshop with Anne Naukkarinen at Mad House Helsinki
28.-29.5.2021 


A party in the parking lot of Helsinki icehall. A group show in the form of a publication. Curated by Mikko Kuorinki as a part of Patsastellaan / Parties for Public Sculpture
April 2021 

Participating the Octopus Programme
April 2021 - June 2022

The Finnish book art committee selected /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ in the collection of the most beautiful books of 2020

April 2021​​​​​​​
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