During his stay in Lásságámmi, artist Matti Aikio will be working with three upcoming exhibitions in Sweden and Finland. These exhibitions connect to topics like cultural appropriation of Sámi culture in tourism, indigenous relationship with nature and nature politics.
Aikio will also continue to work on an art project on Nils-Aslak Valkepää’s book “Greetings from Lappland”. He is also assisting Marjut Aikio’s biography on Nils-Aslak Valkeapää. Other ongoing projects include NåDa with Alta Kunstforening and “Correction” Vera List Center fellowship at The New School, New York.
During his residency he will will also give an artist presentation at Nordisk fagkonferanse i eksistensiell helse, Honne & at BEK symposium “The Only Lasting Truth is Change: Anarchy, Changes, Mountains”, Bergen.