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Máret Ánne Sara, b. 1983, is an artist and an author. She is from a reindeer-herding family in Kautokeino, Northern Norway, and currently works in her hometown. Sara’s work deals with the political and social issues affecting the Sámi communities in general, and the reindeer-herding ­communities in particular.

Sara has created posters, CD- and LP-covers, visual sceno­graphy and fabric prints for a number of Sámi artists, designers and institutions. She is the initiator and founding member of Dáiddadállu Artist Collective Kautokeino.

In 2014, Sara was nominated for the Nordic Council’s Children and Young People’s Literature Prize for her debut book Ilmmid gaskkas (In Between Worlds).

Sara’s project Pile o’ Sápmi was presented at Documenta 14 in Kassel in 2017. In 2022, Sara will be one of three Sámi artists who will transform the Nordic pavilion into the Sámi pavilion at the Venice Biennale.

Crowned by foreign fate
Print on aluminum, 900 x 1220 mm, 2021

Moder Jord I  (Mother Earth I)
Sculpture made from a globe and scooter spring, 2015

A komsekula is a silver amulet you see adorning most baby buggies, strollers, or Sámi cradles, called komse, all across Sápmi. In the Sámi tradition, the komsekula is believed to have protective powers.


Tomas Colbengtson
Marie Louise Somby / Árvu

Crowned by foreign fate

Moder Jord I (Earth I)
Photo: Elisabeth Ohlson

Moder Jord I (Earth I) (detail)
Photo: Elisabeth Ohlson

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