JAAKKO MYYRI — ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
JAAKKO MYYRI (*1991) is a Finnish artist based in Amsterdam. He has graduated from Gerrit Rietveld Academie and his community-based and personal projects have seen presentations in NEVERNEVERLAND (Amsterdam), Het Nieuwe Instituut (Rotterdam), Linz FMR 21 (Austria) and Rietveld UNCUT in Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam).
From figuring the terms of usage of erotic terminology and constructing language of the queer narrative for their collective memory, Myyri accumulates work around encounters and language. Recently he has worked on community projects to build queer intimacy archives both for the digital interface and the public domain. He continues to work with these interface bodies-of-work, aided with a pictorial and romantic interest in the setting where intimate encounters are first seeded and overlapped while their conditions might change.
Jaakko will be living and working in Bucharest for two and a half months.