Portrait of the President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö, 2017

Portrait of President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö, 2017. Finnish state. © Prime Minister's Office. Photo: Vilhelm Sjöström

The portrait of President Sauli Niinistö is a collective artwork made up of a hundred smaller works created by as many artists. Among the creators are sculptors, printmakers and visual, photographic, video and performance artists, all of whom belong to the younger generation of artists who work or have worked in Finland. All artists were free to create their own segment of the portrait without knowing how the others would approach the task.

The portrait bears witness to the diversity of contemporary art, while the mosaic-like structure evokes digital pixel technology.

The collectively created portrait was produced by visual artists Atro Linnavirta and Anita Naukkarinen.

The artists:
Linda Emily Al-Ghussein / Kristoffer Ala-Ketola / Jyri Ala-Ruona / Roma Auskalnyte / Felipe de Avila / Gabriel de la Cruz / Marie El-Ahmar / Erika Erre / Jiri Geller / Anu Haapanen / Jenni Haili / Miikka Halonen / Hannah Hamberg / Ilari Hautamäki / Viljami Heinonen / Karoliina Hellberg / Juha Arvid Helminen / Inma Herrera / Maiju Hukkanen / Riikka Hyvönen / Suvi Härkönen / Niklas Ingelius / Veera Inkeri / Artor Jesus Inkerö / Kristian Jalava / Maaria Jokimies / Kim Jotuni / Anssi Kasitonni / Mari Kasurinen / Johanna Ketola / Saija Kivikangas / Klaus Kopu / Sami Korkiakoski / Päivi Koskinen / Arja Kärkkäinen / Tuomo Laakso / Maria Laine / Antti Laitinen / Heidi Lampenius / Maija Lassila / Kalle Leino / Anna Leppä / Carl Sebastian Lindberg / Atro Linnavirta / Aino Lintunen / Harrie Liveart / Iisa Maaranen / Susanna Majuri / Aleksi Martikainen / Jaakko Mattila / Tommi Mustaniemi / Kalle Mustonen / Riku Mäkinen / Anita Naukkarinen / Katri Naukkarinen / Reima Nevalainen / Akuliina Niemi / Jenni Niskala / Tero Niskanen / Cecilia Nykvist / Konsta Ojala / Fabian Olovson / Ari Pelkonen / Emma Peura / Olli Piippo / Tiina Pyykkinen / Erno Raitanen / Tiina Raitanen / Bita Razavi / Aurora Reinhardt / Gregoire Rousseau / Kirsikka Ruohonen / Jarkko Räsänen / Nastja Säde Rönkkö / Raimo Saarinen / Stiina Saaristo / Sampsa Sarparanta / Angelica Saukkonen / Maija Savolainen / Pia Sirén / Kim Somervuori / Saku Soukka / Kaarlo Stauffer / Maria Stereo / Suvi Sysi / Tuukka Tammisaari / Tuija Teiska / Niina Tervo / Tommi Toija / Jenni Toikka / Toni R. Toivonen / Anna Träff / Lauri Tujula / Katja Tukiainen / Anna Tuori / Anne Törmä / Lasse Ursin / Timo Vaittinen / Miikka Vaskola / Kari Vehosalo

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Portrait of President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö on display in Ateneum Art Museum

The portrait of President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö will be placed on display in Ateneum Art Museum on Tuesday 5 June. It will be on exhibition to the public until 2 September, after which it will be returned to the Presidential Room in…

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