ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Me and Maria both involve other people in our art practices. It is a way to relate to - and a way to exist in the world. We focus on various challenges that exist in today's society and attempt to facilitate an empathetic and user friendly involvement. At the same time we try to produce site specific and formally innovative art productions.
Maria Nordbäck (born 1957 in Vaasa, Finland) studied at Novia University of Applied Sciences in Nykarleby (1996-2000) and at Turku University of Applied Sciences (2006-2007) on the subject of community art. Her work is often site-specific and interactive with the community, to highlight art as a meaningful part of people's lives.
Brynhild Bye-Tiller (born 1968 Levanger, Norway) studied at the Art Academy in Trondheim, Norway (1990-1995) and Academy of the Arts, Reykjavik, Iceland (1992). Her artistic practice explores the borders between camera-based art, documentary photography in particular and socially engaged art. Nordbäck and Bye-Tiller has previously participated in a Mid-Nordic workshop ÆØÅ (2010) and together they completed the project Forgo (2011). Bye-Tiller was an Artist in Residence at Platform and Nordbäck is a member of Platform and a resident in Vasa.