Puhos Loves People (2017-2022)
A socially engaged project at Puhos, a diverse shopping centre in Itäkeskus area of Helsinki, Finland. The project consists of a cultural festival (2017-) and an art space (2019-2020), established to foster cultural activity and collaboration in the area to counter the negative news coverage about the centre and the demolition of the mall.
A social realist video documentary about Puhos, a diverse shopping centre in Itäkeskus area of Helsinki, Finland. The documentary depicts everyday life at the mall to counterbalance the negative media coverage about the centre. The video consists of shots of the mall´s architecture, daily life and labor, demos and festivals between 2016-2021.
Behind the Blackboard (2015-2017)
A socially engaged project consisting of 1-3 months long workshops, where youths in Bangladesh, Finland and Nepal envisioned their school environments more desirable and transformed those visions into reality. The workshops and the transformation processes were documented and edited to video works.
Border Around Abandoned Church (2020)
A public installation where Herttoniemi Church in Helsinki (Finland), which is closed due to mold, is surrounded by EU border signs. In the work, the church left by the congregation and the EU border are juxtaposed with right-wing populist movements using christianity as a secular identity and culture to distinguish Europeans from outsiders.
Down-low at the Nuclear Plant (2014)
A video installation about a project to establish a cultural space into the Olkiluoto Nuclear Power Plant migrant workers accommodation village in Rauma, Finland. In the middle of the project the building was put on hold and the workers sent home. The installation depicts local cultural and migrant workers experiences about the project.
Rebuilding Recaptured (2017)
A socially engaged project where 18 artists from Bangladesh, Finland, India and Nepal assembled in Nepal to develop artistic means to participate in the country´s rebuilding work after the 2015 earthquakes. The project consisted of site visits, lectures, artist talks, workshops and engaged projects with dalit communities and school students.
A video and photo installation depicting a socially engaged project, where artists JP Kaljonen and Abu Naser Robii developed a cultural festival to connect and deepen interaction between the inhabitants of middle class Bijoy Nogor neighbourhood and nearby Laldiarchor slum in Chattogram, Bangladesh.
Floating Peers (2013)
A socially engaged project where 37 artists from Bangladesh, Finland, Japan, Nepal and South Korea gathered together in Bangladesh to provide visibility to the displaced population of Laldiarchor slum, and to implement engaged art projects useful for the Laldiarchor residents. The project included also artist talks, seminars and an exhibition.
Dublin 2 (2011-2012)
Dublin2 is a socially engaged project, where the European Union asylum policies are dealt through an experimental and performative live action role-play. The play took place in a staged refugee camp, offices and a detention centre installed at Sergel´s Square in Stockholm, Sweden and at Lasipalatsi Square in Helsinki Finland.
Tribunal 12 Helsinki (2012)
A pop-up art event that gathered together artists, NGO´s and citizens interested in migration. The event dealt with Europe´s moral, legal and political responsibility of asylum seekers in EU. Tribunal consisted of talks, video screenings, a dance performance and an art exhibition and was organised as part of TRIBUNAL 12 at Kulturhuset, Sweden.
Asylum Diaries (2011)
Asylum Diaries is a single channel video installation, where a man born in Afghanistan reconstructs his childhood house into a scale model During the reconstruction process the man goes through his life story from the childhood to the present day. The video juxtaposes the man´s story to a process of building the model.
Refugee Air (2010)
Refugee Air is an Artist in Residency Programme organised in Kyläsaari Asylum Seeker´s Reception Centre in Helsinki, Finland. The programme brought together 10 socially motivated and socially engaged artists to carry out projects with the residents of the reception centre.
Made in Bangladesh (2009)
Made in Bangladesh consists of a series of photographs where Bangladeshi garment workers pose wearing west ern fast fashion clothes.The clothes are the same the workers make every day but never wear themselves.
A photo series portraying a compilation of recent Russian legislation that has caused a decline in the linguistic-cultural status of minorities in contemporary Russia. In the photos these conceptual texts, constructed in far-away legislative bodies, are put side by side with individuals from minorities and their immediate environments.