Aukea is a collective of visual artists Eveliina Hämäläinen and Petri Saarikko based in Helsinki Finland since 2017. Works concern the natural emergence of painting. Aukea’s works have been seen in solo exhibition at Aine Art Museum in Tornio 2019 and in group exhibitions at Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art in New York 2019, Enia Gallery in Athens and at Das Esszimmer Gallery in Bonn 2018. Aukea has worked in sea and island related sites and residencies in Finland; Utö, Örö and Saari Manor. Aukea worked for Healing Garden exhibition in Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden (NY) 2019 and produced a temporary public artwork in Tammisaari with Pro Artibus: Throw, edible garden, 2019.


Utö, 2018

Decomposing red fucus, photograph, dimension variable (∞).

Location: 6" ammunition storage