Sari Tervaniemi makes cinematic and photographic artworks.
The main themes are social and environmental concerns, power issues, observations on media images and perceptions of violence in society. Critical notions of physical, psychological and institutional violence appear in her works constantly. Works of moving image are based on broken narratives seen or heard in real life situations. She creates ambiguity of the real and fiction by shooting the video on location. The locations tell about the society and they show the mental atmosphere the characters live in. Sari Tervaniemi currently lives and works in Helsinki, Finland. Her works have been shown in several international exhibitions, including White Box in New York, Pristine Gallery in Monterrey, Mexico (2012), the Finnish Museum of Photography (2010) She graduated with a BA degree from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 1997 and with MA from the Slade School of Fine Art in London in 1999. In M4gastatelier she will continue research for her recent video project.