Doctor of Arts, Sculptor and Visual Arts Teacher, www.riikkamakikoskela.fi
Riikka Mäkikoskela’s sculptures and installations have been exhibited in a number of happenings, galleries and museums both in Finland and abroad. Additionally, she is doing practice-led and artistic research from the point of view of a practitioner, emphasizing working by hand, materiality, and movement. By making art and portraying the process in writing, she studies the experiential events where the sculptor's material body confronts the active working material. Her aim is to clarify how phenomena are identified in sensory, material, and bodily experiences and how thinking is intertwined with this activity. Through this, Mäkikoskela is developing artistic thinking. She is also interested in the methodology of artistic research and how it can be applied transdisciplinary.