Jenni Toivonen
Photographer

Jenni Toivonen is a Finnish photographer and visual artist. Her artistic work revolves around the interconnectedness of life, ecology, identity and memory, which she often explores through the materiality of the human body and the earth. She sees the body as a vessel for a primal creative force and a deeper existential understanding.

In her latest project ‘Are We There’ Toivonen investigates her personal connections to Finnish utopia migration to Brazil in the 1930s. Her great grandparents and their children were part of this group whose mission was to live in harmony with nature and lead a life based on vegetarianism in the tropics. The project reflects the histories of today’s world, as well as exploring the concept of utopia and the longing for something distant as a catalyst for human action.

Toivonen’s practice is motivated by the entanglements of personal and environmental narratives and informed by intersectional theories. Besides moving between various media such as photographs, film, text, sound and performance, Toivonen is interested in incorporating different methods and approaches to broaden her take on artistic narratives. Through performative and ritualistic methods the artist seeks reciprocity and expanding the ways of knowing and coexisting with her surroundings.

Jenni Toivonen
Photographer

Jenni Toivonen is a Finnish photographer and visual artist. Her artistic work revolves around the interconnectedness of life, ecology, identity and memory, which she often explores through the materiality of the human body and the earth. She sees the body as a vessel for a primal creative force and a deeper existential understanding.

In her latest project ‘Are We There’ Toivonen investigates her personal connections to Finnish utopia migration to Brazil in the 1930s. Her great grandparents and their children were part of this group whose mission was to live in harmony with nature and lead a life based on vegetarianism in the tropics. The project reflects the histories of today’s world, as well as exploring the concept of utopia and the longing for something distant as a catalyst for human action.

Toivonen’s practice is motivated by the entanglements of personal and environmental narratives and informed by intersectional theories. Besides moving between various media such as photographs, film, text, sound and performance, Toivonen is interested in incorporating different methods and approaches to broaden her take on artistic narratives. Through performative and ritualistic methods the artist seeks reciprocity and expanding the ways of knowing and coexisting with her surroundings.