Patrik Aarnivaara (b. 1977) is a Swedish artist based in Malmö. His works are influenced by the interaction between viewers, optical devices and architecture, employing sculpture, video and photo-based works to explore the act of observation.
Aarnivaara’s previous solo exhibitions include Tuners, Galleri Charlotte Lund, Stockholm (2016), A Monument Which Needs a Shape, Which Needs a Story, Which Needs a Text, Which Needs Letters, Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö (2010), and Slow Motion is Monumental Sculpture, Galleri Charlotte Lund, Stockholm (2012) to name a few.
He also featured in recent group shows such as Society Acts – The Moderna Exhibition, Moderna Museet Malmö, Malmö (2014), as well as other exhibitions in various cities including The Ghost of a Movement, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland (2013), Muted Fanfare for the Shy, Narrative Gallery, London (2013), Inside and Out, kim? Contemporary Art Center, Riga, Latvia (2012).
In June 2015 he held his solo exhibition Hours of Oblique Attention in our London gallery. More recently, he launched artist monograph, Viewing Devices (designed by VARV VARV and co-published by Woodpecker Projects and VARV VARV). In November 2016, he co-curates an exhibition, The Primal Shelter Is the Site for Primal Fears at the Living Art Museum in Reykajavik, Iceland.
He is represented by Galleri Charlotte Lund, Stockholm.
He lives and works in Malmö.
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