Disappearing Acts

Juha Pekka Matias Laakkonen

Juha Pekka Matias Laakkonen (b.1982 in Helsinki, Finland, lives and works in Helsinki and Skövde, Sweden) graduated from the Malmö Art Academy in 2011. Laakkonen has a multifaceted working method, seeking to reveal attempts at understanding existence as such and one of attachment. These methods include diverse phases of development that can run over longer periods of time. They may involve repetitive everyday actions as well as the making of handcrafts, such as sewing, weaving and knitting. Laakkonen has exhibited his work at The /// Project, Bergen, Norway (2014); Museum of Modern Art Antwerp, Belgium (2014); Malonioji 6, Vilnius, Lithuania, (2012); Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö (2011); and Pleasant Gallery, Copenhagen (2012).

Juha Pekka Matias Laakkonen, Visitation Rights, 2015. Mixed media. Photo: Jon Benjamin Tallerås