Sara Ahde

In recent years, my way of working has been highly process-oriented. I mainly work with photography, video and sound. My image-world is both emotionally familiar and devoid of precise attachments. I use simplified and easily approachable expression to portray the simmering complexity that bubbles beneath the surface of everyday reality. I work on small series of images that converge through their diversity to form a single holistic entity. The narrative nature of my works, as well as their technical execution, varies greatly between series. I work every day at my studio in Kallio, Helsinki.

In the pdf ’s you can find a selection of my work /past exhibitions as well as my CV.


Selection of Works

Remebering the Present

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Alongside my own artistic work I have run my own non-commercial gallery of contemporary art, Gallery Bässen. The gallery is situated in an old locomotive garage in Mustio Manor in Raseborg. It opened in the spring of 2020 and will serve as a summer gallery from June to the end of August. Its changing fine art exhibition programme presents contemporary art by Finnish and international artists. In 2022 the gallery expanded outdoors to exhibit sculptures and installation works in the surrounding nature. The exhibitions are also part of Fiskars Village Biennial.

In addition to curating and coordinating I have also been active and long-standing in the organisational side of the arts with board of Directors, exhibition committees and grant committees.

My website is currently under construction due to change of server.