Juha Pekka Matias Laakkonen

Juha Pekka Matias Laakkonen (Finland, 1982) makes work that tease out complex yet universal relations in time and space by consequence of consistently executed actions (often including physically laborious acts or hikes) that result in images and objects. Born in Helsinki, he has studied at Nordiska Konstkolan in Kokkola, Finland, and Malmö Art Academy in Sweden. The inaugural exhibition at Kohta in November 2017 was also Laakkonen’s first solo exhibition in his hometown.