Henna Asikainen

Future Pasts (2023)


Henna Asikainen is a multidisciplinary artist with socially engaged practice. Her artwork is concerned with human relationships with nature, and its intersections with climate and landscape (in)justice, migration and notions of belonging. Her recent artwork has been made by people with lived experience of forced displacement and of seeking asylum. These projects have explored ecological and social questions through communal experiences in various landscape settings. They have also examined issues such as access to green spaces and how a sense of homelessness – of not belonging – is produced through exclusion. The underlying conceptual framework has been to develop an understanding of how place underpins the important aspects of our identities, which is linked to our sense of belonging and how we make our homes.