SuomeksiIn English

Anna Puhakka


Studio Mustanapa
Kairatie 3, Rovaniemi, Finland

Tuesday-Thursday at 12-18
Friday at 11-17
Saturday at 12-16

Desolati Piscis

Desolati Piscis - Nature, technology, ritual

The Desolati Piscis exhibition delves into questions of global warming, technology and multiculturalism through the use of traditional Finnish mythology. The exhibition itself is a large site-specific artwork that consists of mono-prints, sculpture and sound art created between 2016-17. Together the individual pieces dive into a watery world where time and sound flows down mysterious paths.

In Puhakka’s world the Ancient Fish Trap echoes technological utopian inventions that defy an age – built in a Medieval winter using traditional himmeli techniques. Here the fish wander the waters quoting mystics, shamans and technological pioneers. The story of Ahti becomes an incantation and an indicator for the state of our nature.

Anna Puhakka (b.1983 Tampere) is an interdisciplinary artist and cultural worker from Finland, who primarily creates site-specific artworks. The balance between nature, ritual and  technology are recurrent themes in her work. Other favourite themes include multiculturalism, Karelia, myths and evolution. Puhakka’s art attempts to gently provoke performative responses from viewers through movement, sound and touch. Puhakka lives and works in Helsinki.

Contact:, info(at)