Aurora Reinhard // Arabella
Pispalan valtatie 131, Tampere, Finland
Aurora Reinhard (b. 1975)
Lives and works in Helsinki, Finland.
Aurora Reinhard is an visual artist who has observed gender identity and the stereotypes attached to the binary gender structure in a very attentive way. Her experimental documentary Boygirl (2002) won the International media art award from ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Germany.
In her early career Aurora Reinhard has worked mainly with video and photography but has now moved more towards multidimensional mediums by sculpting hyper realistic objects fetishizing the everyday. Her most famous piece Flowers (2006) is made of gloves with artificial fingernails and it is in the collection of German Historical Museum.
Yösäilö Gallery presents Aurora Reinhard’s photograph Arabella (2015) from her ongoing series Perfect that includes both photography and objects.
Yösäilö (eng. Night Safe) gallery is vitrine gallery founded in 2016. The gallery is located at the entrance of Tampere Kunsthalle. Each exhibition is curated by one of the members of Tampere Kunsthalle. Works that consider the historical, political and economical context and the public space surrounding the gallery are emphasized in the curating process. Yösäilö gallery is free of charge for the artist.
Tampere Kunsthalle (former Tesoma Kunsthalle) is a is a collective, self-organized studio and do-it-yourself-exhibition space all in one.