About

I am a creative professional working conceptually and hands-on with sartorial matters. I work as an artist, designer and facilitator in different projects. I am interested in material culture in its entirety and in my work often explore the themes of emotional value and passage of time.

At the moment I am working on a knitted underwear project Melonit launching soon. I also co-run Tilaa Tekstiilille organization that aims in establishing a textile lab in Finland. Our first demo Softislab was held in August 2021. I am also a part of the Working Class Background Embodied initiative, which sheds light on the effects of class origin on a person’s physicality, experiences, and agency. The working group includes a wide array of artists who share an interest in working with class matters. Sketches on Class V premiered at JoJo – Oulu Dance Centre in northern Finland in November 2021.

I hold a master’s degree in Fashion, Clothing, and Textile Design from Aalto University (2018) and my work has been supported by the Finnish Cultural Foundation, the Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Kone Foundation, and The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture.

mari@nurmenniemi.com