The Finnish artist Pia Lindman will give a performance titled ‘Sompio Lokka Journey’ on Sunday, November 23 at 3.41pm. The workshop is part of the exhibition ‘Let the field of your attention…. soften and spread out‘ taking place in Kai Art Center until December 1.


Sompio Lokka Journey is based on the artist’s travels, interviews, and encounters in Kuusamo and Sompio areas in Finland. Part performance, part healing session, part a story told meandering, returning, and journeying this event will give the visitors a sneak peek into Pia Lindman’s artistic practice.


PIA LINDMAN (b. 1965, Espoo, Finland) received her second master’s degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S.A. in 1999. After ten years residing in New York, teaching at Yale University School of Art, and as a research fellow at M.I.T., she is now building an eco­village in Fagervik, Finland. In 2011, Lindman was commissioned to create Poison and Play, an exhibition at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin. Her residencies include Field_Notes (2013 and 2018) at the Biological Research Station in Kilpisjärvi, Lapland, hosted by Bioartsociety. Lindman’s Nose Ears Eyes was commissioned by the 32nd São Paulo Biennale, Incertezza Viva (2016). Pia Lindman was Professor of Environmental Art at Aalto University from 2013 to 2018 and while there initiated the art/science network Chill Survive focusing on the Arctic, summoned the interdisciplinary think tank The Trouble Group, and organized the first global Radical Relevances Conference (2018). Since 2017, Lindman is doctoral candidate at the programme of Nordic Cultures and Environmental Politics at Lapland University researching her concept of the subsensorial. A result of many years of investigation into the body and its place within the cultural space, Lindman’s work responds to a contemporary desire to mend the fission between science and art, healing and creativity – and moves beyond the human body proper to multiple realms of life.