Niina Tervo (b. 1983) creates multimedia art, using mostly sculpture and installation. Her works are based on scientific and philosophical reflections on life, its structure and the underlying forces. The materiality of Tervo’s sculptures alludes to the existence and imperceptibility of forces, through which she explores the interrelations between things and their intrinsic connections with the environment, alluding thereby to the structures of life. Tervo’s works form an abstract, yet seemingly ordinary space, a process that makes the artist and the spectator alike a part of the research as well as the artwork itself. In the exhibition in HAM Gallery, Tervo uses a quantum-theoretical experiment as a springboard to explore the meaning of energy as an component of our life and identity. The exhibition consists of a sculpture installation and text.
Tervo recently earned an MFA degree from the Academy of Fine Arts at University of the Arts Helsinki, and she also has a BA in science from the University of Oulu. Tervo has exhibited her work at Wäinö Aaltonen Museum in Turku and at Helsinki Art Museum, as well as the SIC space for contemporary art, a member of which she was made in spring 2018.