2014 Santtu Koivu bio

Santtu Koivu is a Finnish visual artist who lives and works in Helsinki.

Born in 1980 in Vehkalahti, Southern Finland she graduated from Lahti Polytechnic, Institute of Fine Arts in 2005. In 2010 she became a mother. Koivu works mainly with experimental video. Her work often focuses on a person, telling a story through hands or body movement, and her videos convey a sense of carefree playfulness.

Koivu’s work has been displayed in Finland, Ireland, Germany and Greece. In 2009, Koivu’s video “Iris” won the Best Video Art international category in the International Film Festival of Patras City in Greece. Her work is also represented in the Finnish State Art Collection and Helsinki City Art Museum.