Terike Haapoja

Terike Haapoja is a visual artist based in New York. Haapoja’s large-scale installation work, writing, and political projects investigate the mechanics of othering with a specific focus on issues arising from the anthropocentric world view of Western modernism. Haapoja represented Finland in the 55 Venice Biennale with a solo show in the Nordic Pavilion, and her work has been awarded the ANTI Prize for Live Art (2016), the Dukaatti Prize (2008), and an Ars Fennica prize nomination. Haapoja’s work has been exhibited widely internationally, including at the Taipei Biennale, Momentum Biennale, Museum of Modern Art in China, Chronus Art Center Shanghai, ISCP New York, House of Electronic Arts Basel, and ZKM, Germany. Haapoja is also the co-editor of multiple publications, including The Helsinki Effect: Public Alternatives to Guggenheim’s model of Culture-Driven Development (with Andrew Ross and Michael Sorkin), Altern Ecologies: Emergent Perspectives on the Ecological Threshold in the 55. Venice Biennale (with Taru Elfving and Frame Contemporary Art Finland), History According to Cattle (with Laura Gustafsson), and Field Notes: From Landscape to Laboratory (with The Finnish Bioart Society). Haapoja is currently an adjunct professor at Parsons School of Design and New York University.