Art Ii Biennial 2014

The theme of the Art Ii Biennial 2014, “Landscapes of Mind and Language”, explored the interaction among language, mind, culture and environment. This biennial challenged the artists, urging them to research into their language and mind with the means of environmental art.


Jaakko Pernu

The curator of the 2014 biennial was Jaakko Pernu. Pernu works as a sculptor and environmental artist, and lives in the city of Oulu. He has created several works of public art in e.g. Mexico and France. In his works he uses primarily wood, especially willow.


The partners involved in the selection of artists to the 2014 biennale comprised The National Art Museum of Estonia (Kumu), which is known as the largest art museum in the Baltic region; the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art (LCCA), which provides independent information on contemporary art; the NIDA Art Colony, founded by the Vilnius Academy of Art in order to promote work in the field of arts and research into arts; and the Troms County Council, which has a high profile in encouraging artists to bemobile. These partners preliminarily selected artists working in their regions, and the main curator of the Art Ii Biennale, Jaakko Pernu, made the final choice of the artists to be invited to the exhibition.


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