antisocially-engaged art

Antisocially-engaged art investigates and introduces spaces for communication.  Power relations and the utilitarian meanings of socialisation and participation are deconstructed while investigating the line between accessibility and manipulation. Tangibly, the projects are focused on normal everyday activities, as there is nothing more strange and violent. Spaces for antisocial behaviour, such as streets, prisons and schools are particularly precious subjects for this work.

Anastasia Artemeva is a visual and socially-engaged artist and researcher. Anastasia was born in Moscow, Russia, and lived in Ireland for many years before moving to Helsinki. Her socially-engaged creative projects are aimed at exploring and creating space for communication and interaction. Conceptually, its activities are based on codes of social norms and accepted truths, which are influenced by socio-political, cultural and personal limitations and boundaries. Anastasia works in the genre of art installation, performance, creates artwork for theatrical productions and conducts art workshops.

She graduated from Limerick School of Art and Design (Ireland) with a BA in 2012, and from Aalto University (Finland) in 2016, and exhibited work in Ireland, Russia, Finland, Sweden and the UK. Recent projects include Prison Outside art and research work on issues of incarceration. Anastasia has received training in Criminology, as well as Human Rights protection studies. She has worked in collaboration with Helsinki Prison (Helsingin Vankila), Kriminaalihuollon tukisäätiö, M-cult, and Esitystaiteen Keskus, International School of Helsinki, amongst many other institutions. She is always happy to find new collaborations.