Minna Pöllänen 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 art object and what a feminist installation might be.
Pöllänen is currently studying towards a PhD by project at School of Arts and Humanities in Royal College of Art. Her practice-led research explores the experience of intimacy and its potential in bodily encounters with sculptural objects.