Artist of the month

Sofia Okkonen

Sofia Okkonen is a Helsinki-based visual artist and photographer who works with staged photography and various types of creative work. In the spring of 2017, Okkonen was one of the ten finalists in the internationally renowned Hyères Photography Competition with her series of works on the performativity of gender, titled Rose. The series has been exhibited in the Project Space of the Finnish Museum of Photography as a solo exhibition, among other places. Currently Okkonen is working with a solo exhibition and project on the existence of insect pollinators and babies called Honey, Please, which is on display at Kunsthalle Turku.

Sofia describes the work done for Post Bar: “The picture displayed on the poster is part of the Honey, Please series and is inspired by thoughts around the decline in insect populations, future threats and experiences of loving co-existence.”