Kunsthalle Helsinki was meant to kick off its spring season with an exhibition featuring the latest work by the half-Finnish, half-Italian artist Jani Ruscica (b. 1978).
Ruscica is a cross-disciplinary artist who works across many fields of contemporary art, often weaving together sculpture, video and performance art in his exhibitions. Ruscica’s art revolves around the themes of representation and signification, delving into topics such as the layering and iteration of culture-bound imagery. The exhibition will be curated by Piia Oksanen.
Ruscica studied at London’s Chelsea College of Art and Design and at the Fine Arts Academy of Finland in Helsinki. He has held solo exhibitions in Finland and abroad at venues including Helsinki’s Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, at Contemporary Art Galleries in Connecticut and at the Otto Zoo Gallery in Milan. The Finnish Art Society chose Ruscica as the winner of the William Thuring Foundation’s main prize in 2018.