Sasha Huber is a visual artist of Swiss-Haitian heritage, born in Zurich, in 1975. She lives and works in Helsinki. Huber’s work is primarily concerned with the politics of memory and belonging, particularly in relation to colonial residue left in the environment. Sensitive to the subtle threads connecting history and the present, she uses and responds to archival material within a layered creative practice that encompasses video, photography, writing, stapling, collaborations with researchers, and performance-based interventions. She has participated in numerous exhibitions including the Biennale of Sydney 2014, the Venice Biennale 2015 and artist residencies together with regular collaborator artist Petri Saarikko. She holds an MA from the University of Art and Design Helsinki, and is currently undertaking doctoral research on racism through the lens of art at the Department of Art at the Aalto University Helsinki.
Portrait by Kai Kuusisto