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Elina Vainio’s artistic work functions in the shadow zones of the modern, Western, human-centred worldview. Her pieces often bring to the fore the inadequacy of knowledge and language in understanding the world, the fragility of life, and the connection between humans and nature.

Vainio’s installations, which often are site-specific, have in recent times found their materiality thought textiles, sand and incense. Vainio’s conceptual practice relies on intuition, and the characteristics of her chosen materials.

Vainio has graduated from the Uniarts Helsinki’s Academy of Fine Arts and the Chelsea College of Art.