About

Kirsti Kotilainen is a visual artist originally from Finland but living and working in Dublin.

Her work explores the notions of home and belonging.

She explores themes of identity, body and space often from the perspective of a migrant, or somebody struggling to belong. Her current work explores the dreams, hopes and insecurities of those uprooted by economic circumstance, a generation turned almost vagrants in their own land, a generation struggling to find their place in society, struggling to belong.

Her works are constructed out of everyday materials, often found materials discarded by others. These found materials reflect chance, uncertainty and temporality.