Niina Lehtonen Braun
Pispalan valtatie 131, Tampere
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Niina Lehtonen Braun (b. 1975)
Niina Lehtonen Braun (b. 1975) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki in 2000 and has been living in Berlin since that. In addition to collages, her artistic work includes paintings, installations and performances. Lehtonen Braun is a founding member of the performance group JOKAklubi (FI/DE) and she regularly works in co-operation with the group Sabotanic Garden (FI/CZ).
Lehtonen Braun has published two art books; “Mother Said” (Kerber Verlag, 2013) and “These Foolish Things Remind Me Of You” (Kerber Verlag, 2016). SAIMA SAYS … is based on the poem by Saima Harmaja and it is part of the ongoing series “SAYS…”.
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.
Pispalan valtatie 131