Janne Nabb & Maria Teeri

Janne Nabb's (b. 1984) and Maria Teeri's (b. 1985) joint practice is based on observations of encounter, interaction and fusion between artists and other things, which often happen to be commodities. Nabb's and Teeri's works and projects, many of which are temporary, examine in particular the levels of artistic labour in the relationship with everyday society. The physical matter they work with is often the material surplus or in-situ material traces left by human or non-human activity. Discovering, scavenging, collecting and rediscovering, focality, experiments with objects, 'object ringing' and the observation of circulation and swarming of objects form the vicious circle of Nabb's and Teeri's current practice. Diverse modes of representation and documentation have a central role in their work.

Nabb and Teeri are graduates of the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki (MFA, 2011) and Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, School of Fine Art Kankaanpää (BFA, 2009). They have been working together since late 2008. Nabb and Teeri were selected as the Young Artists of the Year 2014 by Tampere Art Museum, FI. Recent duo exhibitions include Mesh at EMMA Museum of Modern Art, FI, Tuntemattomien juhlien jäänteet at Tampere Art Museum (2014), FI, Thingness at Pori Art Museum Gallery Poriginal, FI (2013), Indications of Spring at Galerie Anhava, Helsinki (2012), Schwarzwald wird immer bunter at T66 Kulturwerk, Freiburg, DE (2012) and a place for everything and everything in its place at Helsinki Art Museum Gallery Kluuvi (2011).