Artist Katriina Haikala draws portraits of individuals who identify themselves as women at Kunstahalle Helsinki.
“Social Portrait” is a performance and an empowering art project which embraces diversity and intimate encounters and where the models are seen and accepted as they are. The drawing takes a form of a performance. While Katriina is drawing she is not looking at the sketch at all – instead she looks at the model intensely.
Kunsthalle Helsinki is a non-profit exhibition space founded by various Finnish artist and art associations in 1928. Presenting annually 5–7 major exhibitions and special events, the main focus of the exhibition programme lies in contemporary art, as well as design and architecture. The Kunsthalle has been a central place for changing exhibitions since the beginning, and does not hold a permanent collection.