Paulina Egle Pukyte and Minna Haukka
Minna Haukka (born in 1963) is a Finnish artist based in London since 1999.
She graduated from Turku Art School in 1993 and from the Slade, University College London (MFA) in 2003. Haukka works with mixed media, including sculpture, installations, video and photography. Her works can vary from observations of everyday life issues to global news and events. In 2014 she co-curated 13 Finnish artists as part of the Northern Souls exhibition in London.
Paulina Eglė Pukytė is a Lithuanian artist, author, essayist, and cultural commentator. She lives and works in London and Vilnius. She graduated from the Vilnius Academy of Art, and received a Master’s degree from the Royal College of Art in London. In 2001- 2003 and 2006 she was a guest lecturer at the Vilnius Academy of Art Kaunas Art Institute.
In her visual art practice she works with moving image and found artefacts, creating absurdist miniature stories and strange image/image or image/text juxtapositions that subvert conventional meanings. She writes for the cultural weekly 7 meno dienos (7 Days of Art, www.7md.lt), and contributes to other publications in Lithuania; in 2007 she received the Ministry of Culture award for her articles. She published a collection of essays and two fiction books, which were shortlisted for The Book Of The Year Award and The Most Creative Book By A Lithuanian Author Award.
Minna Haukka & Paulina Eglé Pukyté: Kalashnikov, 2005, video.
(Still photos: Timo Nieminen.)