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Leena Pukki (b. 1984) is a visual artist who is interested in cultural hegemonies, humanity, relationship between human and other species, history, utopias, power relations and activism. Pukki’s techniques expand from large scale mural painting to media art and wearable artwork. She often works in a public space and in different artist groups or communities, also combining art to activism. She is member of Miracle Workers Collective, that represented Finland at the 2019 Venice Biennale. She is a founding member of artist group Route Couture and activist performance group Scandinavian Punks.
Pukki received MA from the Aalto University School of Art and Design in 2015 and BA from Lahti University of Applied Sciences Art Institute in 2007. She has also studied in Kunsthochschule Berlin- Weissensee in Germany and in PUC-Rio in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. Pukki lives and works in Helsinki but comes from Luumäki, southeast Finland.
Pukki is chairperson of Cultural Cooperative Makasiini and member of board in Leftist Artists’ and Writers Association Kiila.