Anu Pennanen & Stéphane Querrec

Artist and Filmmaker Anu Pennanen (1975), originally from the community of Kirkkonummi, graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2003.

She wrote and directed several short films which, in addition to art exhibitions, have been screened in international film festivals including the Rotterdam, Hamburg and Glasgow film festivals, the URB Festival at Kiasma in Helsinki and exhibited at:  MOMA in New York, the Pompidou Centre in Paris or the Ludwig Museum in Budapest, among many others.

She has won the Golden Cube award in Kassel Documentary Film Festival for her film installation “The ruin of the gaze” (2011). Many of her films have been broadcasted and co-produced by the Finnish TV channel YLE.

Born in 1979 in the Basques and living in Helsinki, Stéphane Querrec is a published author a producer.  As a writer, Querrec addresses themes of place. He is interested in nowadays socio political tragedies (« Staande! » and « An old poem to read when I m gone») as well as from an intimate crisis (book « And Ordinary Sorrow », radio narrative « A Journey backwards »).

As a producer, Querrec has a range of experience. He started producing documentary shorts: “Black Flower”, about forgotten actors of the Velvet Revolution in Slovakia. The film was distributed at the MK2 Francois Mitterrand Cinema in Paris and selected for the Altadis Prize in 2006. He went on making “Si se puede!”, about anti-corruption participatory budgeting processes in villages of Ecuador and Colombia. The project was commissioned by UN Habitat/CIGU the International Centre for Urban Management.

Querrec is passionate about building audiences through community engagement. In 2014 he made and produced in France « I would like to tell you this », a film-essay about and made with immigrant women being isolated by radicalized Muslims. The film had its avant-premiere at the Meliès Cinema in Villeneuve d’Ascq. In 2018 came the community based radio narrative « The Journey Backwards », made by 15 cities in North France, broadcasted on Potsdam FM in Germany, and officially selected at 5th UK Radio Drama Festival 2019.

Artor Jesus Inkerö

Experiencing the world and responding to it through self-reflection and recognition, Artor Jesus Inkerö points at the Western notions of masculinity that shape the overall culture as well as their persona in an attempt to interpret and find refinement in conflicting ideals for the body. Inkerö examines how language, gestures and, for example, a tone of voice can deny or allow access to specific groups. By inserting themselves into unfamiliar situations with masculine connotations, they get to interrogate their personal history and former appearance as their body has changed from non-passing to passing. In asking you to look closer at structures of power, Inkerö creates space for a fantasy of norm defiance.

Inkerö works in moving image, photography, sculpture, performance, text and installation. Latest exhibitions and screenings: Screens Series: Artor Jesus Inkerö, New Museum, New York City; Kiasma Museum Of Contemporary Art and Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki; SALTS, Basel Switzerland; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; EMMA Espoo Museum Of Modern Art.