“I focus on experimenting with interactive installations. Research and grasp into the sci-fi and supernatural thoughts chain these ideas with my interests in ancient handcraft, traditional architecture and myths. Anti-thinking is a good way for me to approach the process. This provokes ideas to grow in my mind that I otherwise wouldn’t come up with.”

Rokka mainly works with sculpture, interactive installations and video. Monochrome installations, parties, dance, past-now-future, fiction and the ocean are some of the thematic that her work encircle. In 2014 she showed her 'Deep Talk - Spheres in Swiftness' a large scale installation at Arco art fair in Madrid, the work also traveled to MACRO Testaccio in Rome during the summer month. Anna Rokka together with Rut Karin Zettergren have a continuous collaboration called Inna di Video Light which is a multidisciplinary artwork investigating the raw creative art form of Dancehall, the project will result in a loud and energetic video installation.

Born in 1986 Delsbo Sweden. Since 2006 based in Helsinki, Anna Rokka holds an MFA in Sculpture from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts. Currently supported by Svenska Kulturfonden, KONE, Finnish Art Society and Arts Promotion Centre Finland for her artistic work and projects, earlier years support from SKR and Kordelin. Raimo Utriainen Foundation just gave her their annual prize.

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Contact: annarokka (a) gmail .com

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Solo Exhibitions
2017 Inna di Video Light, collaboration with Rut Karin Zettergren, Galleri 54, GIBCA Extended, Sweden
2014 Sorbus, Helsinki Finland
2014 ARCO/Sinne, Madrid, Spain
2013 Merely+Anna Rokka, Revenue, Stockholm, Sweden
2012 Reminisces of a Past Future, Gallery Sinne, Finland
2010 A small fox nearly crossed the river gets its tail wet. Lasiboxi, collaboration Laura Wesamaa, Finland
2009 That Thihi Island, FAFA, Finland
2005 Installation 1, Gallery Korn, Stockholm, Sweden

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Group Exhibitions / Screenings

Generation Disorder
Galleria Rankka
Helsinki, Finland
6.12.2015-31.01.2016

Relative Distance
Intimate Space
St Petersburg, Russia
15.12.2015

Astray
with Corinna Helenelund and Carolina Sandell
Galleria Rantakasarmi
Helsinki, Finland
14.11-6.12 2015

Collage Party
Unfinished Business Workshop Exhibition
Stockholm, Sweden
28.11-6.12 2015

Kräftskivan
Vaasa Art Gallery, Pro Artibus
Vaasa, Finland
7.8.2015-20.8.2015

Kräftskivan
Elverket, Pro Artibus
Ekenäs, Finland
15.8.–19.10.2014

Shifting Identities
MACRO Testaccio, The Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome
Rome, Italy
21.5-14.9 2014

HETKINEN. XIX Mäntän kuvataideviikot
Mänttä Art Festival
Finland
15.6.-31.8 2014

OpenART 2013
Örebro
www.openart.se
15.6 – 1.9 2013

The Spring Exhibition
Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
www.charlottenborg-fonden.dk
1.3 - 12.5 2013

Självporträtt
Fullersta Gård, Huddinge, Sweden
Curated by Josef Bull and Roger von Reybekiel.
1.3 -2.4 2013

EEA DECENNIAL
Kunstfabrik A. Flutgraben
Berlin Germany
17.8-19.8.2012

MUSTARINDA
in Suomussalmi Finland
28.7.-29.7.2012

ART IS SO GAY
at Galleria Forum Box, Helsinki Finland
26.6.-22.7.2012

LJUSNES SOMMARSALONG
at Konstkraft, Ljusne Sweden
30.6.-4.8.2012

Välkommen till bästa svängen!
at Hökarängen, Sweden
Rut Karin Zettergren, Fabian Olovson, Anton Wiraeus, Anna Rokka, Fredrik Lindberg
6.7.-8.7.2012

FUN!
Riihimäki Art Museum, Riihimäki Finland
Timo Vaittinen, Jussi Goman, Antti Laitinen, Robin Lindqvist, Anna Rokka, Hannaleena Heiska, Michael Swaney, Misaki Kawai, Laurent Impeduglia, Emil Holmer.
28.1-29.4.2012

ISTANBUL: STREAM AND BRIDGES
Kaiku Galleria Helsinki Finland
23.2-4.3. 2012.

AT THE END OF THE RAINBOW
WHAT THE SHOP, Barichgasse 6/1. Wien, Austria
Curated by Rymdgymnasiet. 28th January.

2011
SNOOZE I + II arranged and participated, Stockholm, Sweden
www.snooze-exhibition.info
Snooze I at Plattform + Snooze II at DETROIT.

Artissima Lido with Motel Lucie, Torino, Italy

Pop-up Galleria Kymmenen (kalhama & piippo old space), Curated by Karoliina Hellberg, Sofia Okkonen and Terhi Suuronen.
Helsinki, Finland

'One Minutes' ART FESTIVAL 'De Wereld van WItte de With', Rotterdam, Netherlands

Art Craft, Ljusne, Sverige

Kuvan Kevät/Degree Show of the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Finland

Soppa, Meri Linna and Tuomo Tovinens project collaboration wth C. Helenelund, Oksasenkatu11, Helsinki, Finland

Sintiendo los Polos, Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales, Montevideo, Uruguay

2010
Real Presence Exhibition, Grad and House of Hope, Belgrade, Serbia

Version festival Terriorium, Zhou Brothers House, Chicago, USA

Luckily she had a sense of humor, Gallery Oro Goteborg, Sweden
is a group show, curated by Emma Tryti.

2009
Luckily she had a sense of humor, Gallery Myymälä2, Finland

Real Presence Exhibition, House of Hope, Belgrade, Serbia

Faces Ethno Festival exhibition, Billnäs, Finland

Ei saa peittää, Site specific, Eskilstuna Konst Museum, Sweden

Premonitions, Anders Bergman, Olle Essvik, Alma Heikkilä, Petri Junttila, Olli Keränen, Antti Leppänen, Maija Luutonen, Pia Läspä, Muriel Lässer, Anna Rokka, Nicolas Schevin, Marja-Leena Sillanpää, Kalle Turakka-Purhonen, Laura Wesamaa. HIAP, Helsinki, Finland

Samenhang, MAP Gallery, Leeds, UK

2008
Have you ever walked to Crowtown...
Kaiku Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

Ownership, Lenspolitica film festival
Exhibited in Academy of Fine Arts entrencehall, Helsinki, Finland

The battle of Art–Dialogue of Culture.
European Exchange Academy, Beelitz, Germany

Fantasizing about the future is my main hobby, Hanne Maren Meldahl, Fabian Olovson, Anna Rokka. Galleria Välivuosi, Helsinki, Finland

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Publications
15 Helsinge Sanomat, FI
15 Taiteilija-­lehden, FI
14 arttop10.com
14 culturajoven.es
14 exibart.com
14 blouinartinfo.com
14 proartibus.fi
14 elcultural.es
14 artsnet.com
14 S Moda El Pais, ES
14 www.mondayartproject.com
14 artsy.com
14 Helsinge Sanomat, FI
14 El Pais, ES
13 RealRuns.net
13 Örebro Open Art 2013, Cataloge, SE
13 Shamaaneista lasimiehiin, book, FI
12 Taide ja Design, Lehti 8/2012 FI
12 Hufvudstadsbladet, FI
12 Basso Lehti 1/2012, FI
12 Fun! Cataloge, FI
12 Suomenkuvalehti, FI
12 Aamuposti, FI
11 Helsingin Sanomat, FI
11 Pop-up Galleria Kymmenen Cataloge,FI
11 Hufvudstadsbladet, FI
11 Kuvan Kevät, FI
11 Hippie Houne, Blogg, FI
11 Lauraschoice, Blogg, FI
10 MVDShopping Nº4, Uruguay
10 Kuvan Kevät, studio pictures, FI
10 Spesial Nord, nordic young art magazine, NO
09 Hevosburger, Blogg, FI
09 NoNo, art magazine, IT
09 Real Presence, art magazine, Serbia
08 KUVA, art magazine, FI
03 Gävle Dagblad, SE

Artist in Residency & Workshops
14 Matera, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, FI/IT
14 Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa, Palermo, Siciliy IT
13 Butho in Nature, Workshop, Wales, UK
11 Utö, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts
10 Real Presence, Workshop, 10-years anniversary, Belgrade Serbia
09 Real Presence, Workshop, Belgrade Serbia
09 Kuno Workshop, Paldiski - a Town as a Living
08 European Exchange Academy, Germany



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