Eeva-Liisa Puhakka


The practice of Eeva-Liisa Puhakka leads the artist herself and the audience to sense. Encountering her works, we should see or close our eyes, smell or hold our breath, and listen carefully. Her practice that penetrates into our awareness through the senses is actually based on basic concepts like the mutual awareness of the different species that she advocates, a meaning of time that goes through the world of different species, an understanding of life and death, and the expression of different emotions.

Eeva-Liisa Puhakka is an interdisciplinary artist who works in practices that include olfactory art, installations, sculptures, sound and text. Themes in her works are the investigation of human and animal dependence, rural depopulation, smells (that are often considered unpleasant or overlooked) and bio-based materials. She also works regularly in a curatorial/production role.