LB°24 Participants

Jenni Laiti & Outi Pieski

Jenni Laiti (b. 1981) & Outi Pieski (b. 1973) are artists based in Finland and Sweden.

Čiskke-Jovsset Biret Hánsa Outi, Outi Pieski (b. 1973, Helsinki, Sápmi/Finland) is a Sámi visual artist based in Ohcejohka/Utsjoki, Finland. Her paintings and installations delve into the Arctic region and the interdependence of nature and culture. Her work combines craft traditions as somatic and familial vocabularies to reopen intergenerational conversations about the Sámi people within discourses in the region of Sápmi. Pieski’s work raises questions around revitalisation, rematriation and actualisation of the larger biocultural reality of the Sámi people.

Outi Pieski holds a Master of Fine Arts from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki, FI. Previous exhibitions include Tate St Ives, UK (2024), Gothenburg Biennial, SE (2023), Gropius Bau, GE (2022), Bonniers Konsthall, SE (2022), the Biennale of Sydney, AU (2022), Gwangju Biennale, KR (2021), and the 58th Venice Biennale, IT (2019).

Gánddáš-Sámmol Leinná Mihku Ilmára Jenni Unni Áile, Jenni Laiti (b. 1981, Enare, Sápmi/Finland) is an artist based in Jokkmokk, Sweden, who works with activism, installation, performance art and land-based community art. Positioned within the extensive legacy of Sámi duodji craftsmanship, Laiti serves as a crucial link in a millennium-long continuum, contributing to the perpetuation of Arctic Indigenous survival practices.

Jenni Laiti is a Duojár (Master of Traditional Sámi Crafts), an Indigenous Rights Activist, a Climate Justice Advocate, and has actively engaged with Sámi communities, advocating for Sámi self-determination and local governance, emphasising a commitment to crafting alternative futures.