Vulnerability, sincerity and memory 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.


Artist who lives and works in Helsinki, Finland.
Contact: iiri.poteri (at) hotmail.com


2021    Ma
ster of Fine Arts, University of the Arts Helsinki / Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki (FI)
2018    Student exchange, Zürich University of the Arts, Zürich (CH)
2018    Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of the Arts Helsinki / Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki (FI)
2014    Vocational degree in Visual Expression, Study Programme Area in Photography, Pekka Halosen Akatemia, Tuusula (FI)
2011    Finnish Matriculation Examination, Helsinki Upper Secondary School of Visual Arts, Helsinki (FI)


Solo exhibitions
2020    Here we are, Project Room, Helsinki (FI)
2019    when we shatter we matter, Zürich University of the Arts, Zürich (CH)

Group exhibitions
2023    Out of Nowhere, Mänttä Art Festival, Pekilo, Mänttä-Vilppula (FI)  
2023    In Continuous Dialogue: Tracing Memories, Oksasenkatu 11, Helsinki (FI)
2021    Opus One ’21, Bruges (BE) 
2020    Kuvan kevät, Helsinki (FI)
2019    Can’t Leave Home Without It, Multimedijalni Kulturni Centar, Split (HR)
2019    Semesterfazit MFA, Zürich University of the Arts, Zürich (CH)
2018    Rajallisia tilaisuuksia, Exhibition Laboratory, Helsinki (FI)
2018    Elektrophonics, Musiikkitalo, Black Box, Helsinki (FI)
2017    BFA exhibition 2017, Exhibition Laboratory, Helsinki (FI)
2017    Storage, Galleria Lapinlahti, Helsinki (FI)
2017    Thresholds, KASKL Gallery, Berlin (DE) / Free Art Space, Helsinki (FI)
2017    S/N – signal-to-noise ratio, Exhibition Laboratory, Helsinki (FI)
2014    Hiljaista huutoa, Pekka Halonen Academy’s graduation exhibition, Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki (FI)


2019    Let Your Earthly Spoils Be Soiled, Linda Straehl, Zürich University of the Arts, Zürich (CH)
2018    Multispecies Salon, Interspecies, Manifesta 12, Palermo (ITG)
2017    Part 1 – White, Vibrating raspberries, Arabia Street Festival, Helsinki (FI)
2016    Part 1 – White, Vibrating raspberries, Kiasma, Helsinki (FI)


Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation


2017    Finnish Academy of Fine Arts Residency, Berlin (DE)


2023    Arts Promotion Centre Finland
2023    Héléne and Walter Grönqvist foundation
2022    The Young Visual Artist Award, Outi and Jan Vapaavuori Foundation
2022    Paulo Foundation
2022    Arts Promotion Centre Finland
2021    Frame Contemporary Art Finland
2020    Finnish Art Society