JP Kaljonen (b.1976) is a visual artist working in the field of social practice art. His projects are focused on interplay between different social and cultural groups. The works are based on social grounds and vary from socially engaged projects, and public events, to documentary videos portraying the production processes of his community based works. Kaljonen´s latest works consists of artistic community development projects with youths and subordinate groups in Finland and South-Asia.
Among other places Kaljonen´s works has been exhibited in Finnish Museum of Contemporary Art Kisma Theater´s URB festivals; Backlight Photo Festival; Kunsthalle Helsinki; Rauma Art Museum; Muu Gallery; Huuto Gallery and Helsinki City Art Museum´s Kluuvi Gallery. The recent public art projects include Rebuilding Recaptured, Kathmandu and Sipapokhare, Nepal 2017; Puhos ♡ People festival, Helsinki, Finland 2017; Behind the blackboard, Helsinki Finland, Chittagong Bangladesh, Bungamati and Sipaopkhare Nepal 2015-2017; Down-low at the Nuclear Plant, Olkiluoto Nuclear Plant Accommodation Village, Rauma, Finland 2014; Floating Peers – International Scial Practice Workshop at Chittagong, Bangladesh 2013 and Dublin2 Stockholm at Sergels Torg, Sweden 2012.