Matti Aikio, b. 1980, is a Sámi visual artist from the Finnish side of Sápmi. He has a background in Sámi reindeer herding culture. He holds an MA in contemporary art from Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art. Aikio’s art has been exhibited in various countries in Europe, Asia and Latin America. He works with mixed media, photography, sound, installations, video, sculpture and text. His main interest as an artist is to try to offer the spectators a possibility to shift perspective on often marginalised issues. Lately he has been focused on topics like the concept, the idea and the image of nature and how the indigenous cultures seem to be squeezed by the schizophrenic nature relationship of the nation states and capitalism. Aikio also performs as a DJ.
Video, 13:18 min., 2021
Composition and vocals: Katarina Barruk
Sound design, mix and mastering: Nils Johansson,