BIOGRAPHY

Aulis Harmaala is an independent visual artist. He was born in Ranua, Northern Finland, 1966. Currently he works and lives in Helsinki, Finland. He graduated, with a MFA degree, from Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture in 2011. The study period in Aalto University inspired Harmaala to work in between visual and performing arts, encouraging the spectator to become a participant.

His multidiscipline work involves several different ways to catch and handle material. The present works are installations in which sculptures, paintings, photographs, ready-made artifacts, and participatory elements form the core. The themes are related to human interaction: emotions, personal relations, autobiographical events. In many works, the means of expression diverge directly into instruments of communication.

He has exhibited in several private and joint shows in Finnish galleries and museums since the beginning of 1990.

jokeri2017
Candide, a work in progress, installation with carved items and paintings, 2017, ongoing project.

 

Installation view

Installation view. Art Center Haihara, Tampere, Finland 2010.
Aulis and Heikki talking about everyday matters. Installaton with audio.