February 4th - May 31st, 2014
Mia Damberg observes the emotional realm of the individual in her work. Her main focal points have included differences and conflicts between the sexes, sexual power, power dynamics within families and romantic relationships, the presence of parents in the lives of children and young people and shame as well as taboos and other fears. Her art calls attention to these themes through photography series, video pieces and installations. She does not render scientific facts about human life, but rather integrates landscapes and moods into her visual stories in order to convey social experiences. The artist has studied at Seinäjoki Polytechnic and the Koivulahti School of Arts & Crafts, both in her native Finland. She has exhibited her work widely at venues such as the Galleria Sinne (Helsinki, Finland), the Tikanoja Art Museum (Vaasa, Finland) and the Finland-Norway Cultural Institute (Oslo, Norway). The artist has received grants and awards from the Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland and the Arts Council of Finland, among others.