Iiri Poteri is a visual artist who lives and works in Helsinki, Finland. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts at the University of the Arts Helsinki and has a background in photography. Poteri's work has been exhibited both in Finland and internationally, among recent solo show Näkemisiin! / See you and Let’s see! (Rovaniemi, FI, 2024) and group shows Out of Nowhere – Mänttä Art Festival (Curated by Minna Suoniemi and Petri Ala-Maunus, Mänttä-Vilppula, FI, 2023), In Continuous Dialogue: Tracing Memories (Curated by Noora Lehtovuori, Helsinki, FI, 2023) and Opus One '21 (arranged by BreedBeeld, Bruges, BE, 2021). Her work can be found in the Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation art collection.

Vulnerability, immediacy and interaction are the recurring themes in my artistic practice; through video, performance, installation, photography and sound my focus is to engage my audience and to open conversations.

Art can create a safe playground for collaborative moments and inquiry; in particular, the space between the artist, artwork, and audience. We need more those spaces to be confrontated, heard and surprised.