“I focus on experimenting with interactive installations. Research and grasp into the sci-fi and supernatural thoughts chain these ideas with my interests in ancient handcraft, traditional architecture and myths. Anti-thinking is a good way for me to approach the process. This provokes ideas to grow in my mind that I otherwise wouldn’t come up with.”

Rokka mainly works with sculpture, interactive installations and video. Monochrome installations, parties, dance, past-now-future, fiction and the ocean are some of the thematic that her work encircle. Born in 1986 Delsbo Sweden. Since 2006 based in Helsinki, Anna Rokka holds an MFA in Sculpture from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, graduate 2011. Currently supported by Suomen Kulttuurirahasto for her artistic work, and Sculptor-project supported by Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, The Arts Promotion Centre Finland, The association Föreningen Konstsamfundet. Rokka received Raimo Utriainen Foundation grant to young sculptors in 2015.


Contact: annarokka (a) gmail .com

Off work periods
1.8.2016-30.5.2017 Parental leave
3.3.2018-31.1.2019 Parental leave

Solo Exhibitions
Up coming - 2020 Sculptor Solo project
2018 Inna di Video Light, collaboration with Rut Karin Zettergren, Sinne, Finland
2017 Inna di Video Light, collaboration with Rut Karin Zettergren, Galleri 54, GIBCA Extended, Sweden
2014 Sorbus, Helsinki Finland
2014 ARCO/Sinne, Madrid, Spain
2013 Merely+Anna Rokka, Revenue, Stockholm, Sweden
2012 Reminisces of a Past Future, Gallery Sinne, Finland
2010 A small fox nearly crossed the river gets its tail wet. Lasiboxi, collaboration Laura Wesamaa, Finland
2009 That Thihi Island, FAFA, Finland
2005 Installation 1, Gallery Korn, Stockholm, Sweden

Group Exhibitions / Screenings

Generation Disorder
Galleria Rankka
Helsinki, Finland

Relative Distance
Intimate Space
St Petersburg, Russia

with Corinna Helenelund and Carolina Sandell
Galleria Rantakasarmi
Helsinki, Finland
14.11-6.12 2015

Collage Party
Unfinished Business Workshop Exhibition
Stockholm, Sweden
28.11-6.12 2015

Vaasa Art Gallery, Pro Artibus
Vaasa, Finland

Elverket, Pro Artibus
Ekenäs, Finland

Shifting Identities
MACRO Testaccio, The Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome
Rome, Italy
21.5-14.9 2014

HETKINEN. XIX Mäntän kuvataideviikot
Mänttä Art Festival
15.6.-31.8 2014

OpenART 2013
15.6 – 1.9 2013

The Spring Exhibition
Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
1.3 - 12.5 2013

Fullersta Gård, Huddinge, Sweden
Curated by Josef Bull and Roger von Reybekiel.
1.3 -2.4 2013

Kunstfabrik A. Flutgraben
Berlin Germany

in Suomussalmi Finland

at Galleria Forum Box, Helsinki Finland

at Konstkraft, Ljusne Sweden

Välkommen till bästa svängen!
at Hökarängen, Sweden
Rut Karin Zettergren, Fabian Olovson, Anton Wiraeus, Anna Rokka, Fredrik Lindberg

Riihimäki Art Museum, Riihimäki Finland
Timo Vaittinen, Jussi Goman, Antti Laitinen, Robin Lindqvist, Anna Rokka, Hannaleena Heiska, Michael Swaney, Misaki Kawai, Laurent Impeduglia, Emil Holmer.

Kaiku Galleria Helsinki Finland
23.2-4.3. 2012.

WHAT THE SHOP, Barichgasse 6/1. Wien, Austria
Curated by Rymdgymnasiet. 28th January.

SNOOZE I + II arranged and participated, Stockholm, Sweden
Snooze I at Plattform + Snooze II at DETROIT.

Artissima Lido with Motel Lucie, Torino, Italy

Pop-up Galleria Kymmenen (kalhama & piippo old space), Curated by Karoliina Hellberg, Sofia Okkonen and Terhi Suuronen.
Helsinki, Finland

'One Minutes' ART FESTIVAL 'De Wereld van WItte de With', Rotterdam, Netherlands

Art Craft, Ljusne, Sverige

Kuvan Kevät/Degree Show of the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Finland

Soppa, Meri Linna and Tuomo Tovinens project collaboration wth C. Helenelund, Oksasenkatu11, Helsinki, Finland

Sintiendo los Polos, Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales, Montevideo, Uruguay

Real Presence Exhibition, Grad and House of Hope, Belgrade, Serbia

Version festival Terriorium, Zhou Brothers House, Chicago, USA

Luckily she had a sense of humor, Gallery Oro Goteborg, Sweden
is a group show, curated by Emma Tryti.

Luckily she had a sense of humor, Gallery Myymälä2, Finland

Real Presence Exhibition, House of Hope, Belgrade, Serbia

Faces Ethno Festival exhibition, Billnäs, Finland

Ei saa peittää, Site specific, Eskilstuna Konst Museum, Sweden

Premonitions, Anders Bergman, Olle Essvik, Alma Heikkilä, Petri Junttila, Olli Keränen, Antti Leppänen, Maija Luutonen, Pia Läspä, Muriel Lässer, Anna Rokka, Nicolas Schevin, Marja-Leena Sillanpää, Kalle Turakka-Purhonen, Laura Wesamaa. HIAP, Helsinki, Finland

Samenhang, MAP Gallery, Leeds, UK

Have you ever walked to Crowtown...
Kaiku Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

Ownership, Lenspolitica film festival
Exhibited in Academy of Fine Arts entrencehall, Helsinki, Finland

The battle of Art–Dialogue of Culture.
European Exchange Academy, Beelitz, Germany

Fantasizing about the future is my main hobby, Hanne Maren Meldahl, Fabian Olovson, Anna Rokka. Galleria Välivuosi, Helsinki, Finland

18 Helsinge Sanomat, FI
17 Åbo Underättelser, FI
17 By Any Means, New Finnish Sculpture FI
17 www.omkonst.com Artikel by Susanna Slöör, SE
17 Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, catalogue, SE
17 Titanik gallery publication FI
17 Text´s not to be viewed as art, SE
15 Helsinge Sanomat, FI
15 Taiteilija-lehden, FI
14 arttop10.com
14 culturajoven.es
14 exibart.com
14 blouinartinfo.com
14 proartibus.fi
14 elcultural.es
14 artsnet.com
14 S Moda El Pais, ES
14 www.mondayartproject.com
14 artsy.com
14 Helsinge Sanomat, FI
14 El Pais, ES
13 RealRuns.net
13 Örebro Open Art 2013, Cataloge, SE
13 Shamaaneista lasimiehiin, book, FI
12 Taide ja Design, Lehti 8/2012 FI
12 Hufvudstadsbladet, FI
12 Basso Lehti 1/2012, FI
12 Fun! Cataloge, FI
12 Suomenkuvalehti, FI
12 Aamuposti, FI
11 Helsingin Sanomat, FI
11 Pop-up Galleria Kymmenen Cataloge,FI
11 Hufvudstadsbladet, FI
11 Kuvan Kevät, FI
11 Hippie Houne, Blogg, FI
11 Lauraschoice, Blogg, FI
10 MVDShopping Nº4, Uruguay
10 Kuvan Kevät, studio pictures, FI
10 Spesial Nord, nordic young art magazine, NO
09 Hevosburger, Blogg, FI
09 NoNo, art magazine, IT
09 Real Presence, art magazine, Serbia
08 KUVA, art magazine, FI
03 Gävle Dagblad, SE

Artist in Residency & Workshops
16 Sim, Reykjavík, Iceland
14 Matera, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, FI/IT
14 Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa, Palermo, Siciliy IT
13 Butho in Nature, Workshop, Wales, UK
11 Utö, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts
10 Real Presence, Workshop, 10-years anniversary, Belgrade Serbia
09 Real Presence, Workshop, Belgrade Serbia
09 Kuno Workshop, Paldiski - a Town as a Living
08 European Exchange Academy, Germany


Seminars and educational experience.
2020  Sculpture, University of the Arts Helsinki, Academy of Fine Arts, held a course on Active installation.
2017 Gothenburg City Library, seminar Rokka Zettergren collaboration Inna di Video Light.
2017 KIN * K Kino Capricious at Blo-Ateliers, Berlin seminar and screening from the process Inna di Video Light collaboration Rokka Zettergren.
2014 European exchange academy, Berlin Beelitz-Heilstätten, Seminar and intensive course, on the artistic process, various exercises and experiments, individually and in groups, body, mind, butho, nature.
2013 Nordic Art School, art course for children aged 6-12, teaching together with Meri Linna.
2011 Extra worked at NGS Vikariepoolen as a teacher of visual arts at various high schools in the Stockholm area.
2011 Basic course in visual arts at Bernadotte Gymnasiet in Stockholm. This is my only experience with grading.
2009-2010 Extra work at the Child Welfare Association in Finland BMR as a preschool teacher.
2008 Kontula Luuppi Nouris talo arranged an art workshop for teenagers.
2007-2008 Extra work at the Child Welfare Association in Finland Tölö Daycare as a preschool teacher.

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