Minor Characters

Minna Henriksson
& Tero Nauha


In a shared exhibition Minna Henriksson and Tero Nauha present their working processes, which deal withthe conditions for production and practices of marginalisation.

Minna Henriksson’s work ‘Kiila Feminist Archive’ is an attempt to compile artists’ group Kiila’s lost archivethrough readings of works by its early female members. The archives of Kiila from its founding in 1936 until1944 have gone missing. The history of Kiila has been written after WW2 from a male perspective, althoughmajority of Kiila’s founders were women.

The work ‘Détroit Oceanique’ by Tero Nauha is based on a collaborative project with Karolina Kucia and theimmigrant workers in Andalucía. This work opens up the on-going process. It uses the textual and visualmaterials through the methods of ‘fictioning’. Here, fictioning is not understood as uses of narrative means,but how the artistic process may condition the possibility for futures.Minna Henriksson was born in 1976 in Oulu, Finland. She has studied art in Brighton, Helsinki and Malmö,and since then lived long periods in South East Europe. In 2009 she returned to Helsinki and was faced withurgency to respond to increased nationalism and racism. In 2017 she was awarded with the Anni andHeinrich Sussmann Award of artistic work committed to the ideal of democracy and antifascism.


Tero Nauha is a performance artist, the professor in Live Art and Performance Studies (LAPS) at the TheatreAcademy of the University of the Arts Helsinki, and a postdoctoral fellow at the Academy of Finland fundedpostdoctoral research project ‘How To Do Things With Performance?’. He was a postdoctoral fellow at theHelsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies in 2017. He defended his doctoral research at the Theatre Academyof the University of the Arts in Helsinki in January 2016. He is the member of Performance Philosophy,Performance Studies International and the International Federation for Theatre Research. In 2015, hepublished his first fiction novel Heresy & Provocation for a Swedish publishing house Förlaget. Hisperformance art projects have been presented at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, Theatrediscounter in Berlin,CSW Kronika in Bytom, Poland, Performance Matters in London, and at the New Performance Festival inTurku, among other venues.