Antti Tenetz is a visual artist. His works are situated at the interface between media arts, activism, bio arts and urban art. In his works he combines and fearlessly uses different forms of expression, media, technological platforms and materials. His focus is on multi-disciplinary and multi-artistic cooperation between art and science, he often uses technologies such as drones and satellite tracking, and he has made digital representations of animal sensory systems.
Tenetz approaches and uses his art across these hybrid systems to bring new themes to discussions across the arts and science concerning experience, our relationships with nature, privacy, law, landscape and natural values, other species, and the formation, respect and survival of our living space. Tenetz is one of the founders and the head of the curatorial team for Pohjavirta, the Finnish Cultural Foundations project.
He currently works as a regional artist of biological arts for the Art Promotion Centre of Finland. Tenetz’s works and cooperation projects have been exhibited in Finland and internationally, including at the Istanbul Biennale parallel programme (2017); Tate Exchange at the Tate Modern, London (2017); Venice Biennale (2013-2015); Lumipalloefekti exhibitions, X-Border, ISEA Istanbul, Science Gallery, Pan-Barentz, and e-mobiLArt. He has also won three national snow-sculpting competitions.
Tenetz is a founding member of the Subzero group (2012), he leads the Public Art Purchase Committee, he is a member of the board of the Northern Osthrobothnia Cultural Fund, and he was chair of the board of the Finnish Bioart Society between 2011 and 2013.