Backlight 2021
Jaakko Kahilaniemi

Jaakko Kahilaniemi

© Jaakko Kahilaniemi


(b. 1989, Finland)
Currently based in Helsinki, Finland.



100 Hectares of Understanding is the artist’s attempt to understand the 100-hectare area of the forest he owns. Throughout adulthood, his relationship with the forest had been somewhat discordant and his attitude towards his future inheritance had been one of indifference. However, his recent explorations in the forest as well as the world of forestry have provoked in him an interest towards the unfamiliar property. He studies what nature has to offer to urbanised people. Kahilaniemi’s project is based on the objects that he has found, the acts that he has photographed, the sculptures that he has made and the visual secrets that he has created.