Minna Henriksson

Minna Henriksson (b. 1976, Oulu) is a visual artist currently living in Helsinki. She has graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki and ensued Critical Studies at Malmö Art Academy. Her work is research-based and relates to artistic post media practices exercising a disparate range of tools including text, drawing and photography. Henriksson is currently working on a project with the aim at breaking silence about race science in the Nordic countries in the second half of the 19th and early 20th century.

She has had an ongoing theoretical engagement on nationalism together with Sezgin Boynik since 2006. Henriksson co-edited book Art Workers - Material Conditions and Labour Struggles in Contemporary Art Practice focusing on problematic aspects in art workers' labour conditions in Finland, Sweden and Estonia. Henriksson is member of the group Helsingin Nuorisofestivaali 1962 – Muistityöryhmä, which has produced a radio play 'Festivaali 62' that focuses on mechanisms of silencing.

Ahmed Al-Nawas and Minna Henriksson are members of Muistityöryhmä-62 together with Araba Evelyn-Johnston Arthur.

Watch 2 min video interview with Minna here