Noora Sandgren is a Finnish visual artist and photographer. She´s currently pursuing her Masters both in Photography and Art education at Aalto University of Arts and Design. She also holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences, Social Psychology at Helsinki University.
Sandgren´s methods are experimental and immersive, calling for closeness, warmth and seeing with all senses - with fingertips. Influenced by Julia Kristeva´s ideas: we are strangers to ourselves, she´s drawn to one´s inner geographies as well as the interconnectedness of all. Her viewpoint is often post human and echo with philosopher Luce Irigaray´s ideas on femininity.
In her work Fluid Being she seeks to understand the state of things in nature. By using the photographic process and her body, she creates a dialogue with familiar garden space. The record of a slow performance is a "photogenic drawing* on a light sensitive paper from 1970s, created by sun and her breathing, fluids like saliva, sweat and tears as well as the seasonal weather. Thereby creating an evidence of being and becoming in space and time.
Her works have been presented in various group shows in Finland as well as in CHART, Vienna Contemporary, Paris Photo 2016. Der Greif also selected her work for the Issue 9 magazine, published her artist feature and invited her as a quest blog writer (articles published on Der Greif´s website). She is represented by Gallery Taik Persons and belongs to Helsinki School -photographer group.