Minna Pöllänen (b.1980) is a Finnish visual artist living and working in London.
Pöllänen’s installation-based practice weaves together various media including sculpture, textile, photography and drawing. The overarching theme of her recent works is the investigation into the relationship between the body and Western capitalism. She has looked at this relationship more specifically through feminism, consumer culture, information overflow, and symbols of power and protest. Pöllänen’s works often carry interactive and/or site-specific elements. She is interested in the touch of the viewer on the object and what a feminist installation might be.
Pöllänen holds an MA with distinction (2011) in Fine Art Photography from London College of Communication.
Her works have recently been shown in Gallery Forum Box in Helsinki (2017), Queens Museum in New York (2016), Galerie Projet Pangéee in Montreal (2016), Shonibare Guest Projects in London (2014). Pöllänen is the recipient of multiple residency fellowships including: Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris (2017), Triangle Arts Association in New York (2015), HIAP in Helsinki (2015-2016), Skaftfell Center for Art in Iceland (2014) and Kone Foundation Saari Residence in Mietoinen (2013).