Marika Markström is an audiovisual artist born 1987 in Finland, currently working in Stockholm. She has a Master in Fine Arts from Malmö Art Academy 2014 and a Bachelor from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki 2012.

Her artistic expression consists of painting, sound and three-dimensional elements. Accents of video, installed light, poem and performance may coexist. The works are separate but often compose spatial worlds together. Her visual language turns towards traces, signs and fragments loaded with ambiguous layers of meaning. Materiality, geometry and colours are also carriers of potential content in her works.

Conceptually she dwells in the borderlands of civilization where urban excrements of the collective unconscious are produced against a backdrop of rural areas deprived of their actual value. In these psychogeographical contexts the interdependence of mental, social and environmental ecologies becomes extra clear.

Spiritual and existential issues are also tangible in Marika’s art. Like dualisms between eternal – ephemeral, material – immaterial, conscious – unconscious, evil – good, personal – political and artificial – natural.

Interview in Tidningen Åland, June 2017

MFA external examination by Jochen Volz, May 2014