Hanna Ijäs is a multidisciplinary artist and a performer currently based in Helsinki, Finland. In her recent work Ijäs is trying to make sense of collective needs and desires for control, manipulation and communication through performed games and texts. In the center of her research stands the on-going interest of mapping out the modern human at large in the digital and physical realities.
Ijäs received a BA of Fine Arts from the Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague in 2018. In 2019 Ijäs’ first international solo exhibition “Thirst Trap” was presented in Quebec City, Canada. The show was the culmination of a residency at The Contemporary Art Center L’Oeil de Poisson. In 2020-2021 she took part at the Finnish Artist’s studio foundation residency in Tapiola. During her residency she
developed work for various group exhibitions such as Mirrored – Photo performance exhibition (2021) in the MUU Helsinki Contemporary Art Center at the Cable Factory and End-to-End performance event in Den Haag, NL (2020). Her first solo show in Finland took place in the fall 2021 at the ThirdSpace gallery in Helsinki where Ijäs presented an adaptation of her performance “Thirst Trap.” In the spring of 2022 Ijäs created and hosted a performing arts workshop called “Loitering” at Oranssi Ry cultural center.
Ijäs has presented performative work at collaborative events such as “Is This Thing On” – Symposium (2019, NL), the Cinema Under Exposed Festival (2019, NL) and Page Not Found. Ijäs has returned to the Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague as a visiting lecturer, designing and delivering workshops together with Tina Jeranko on performing and fictive writing.
Ijäs’ work and artistic research has been kindly supported by Arts Promotion Center Finland, Paulo Foundation and Stroom Den Haag.
Hanna Ijäs residency results will be presented at the group show in Atletika gallery at the end of October.
This residency is supported by Nordic Council of Ministers and is organised by Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association.
Activities of Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association are funded by Lithuanian Council for Culture and Vilnius municipality.