HMJokinen, visual artist
born in Helsinki, Finland, working in Hamburg, Germany
 
Studies of applied linguistics, arts, cultural education and culture management
 
Film, photography, spatial installations, performance and internet/multimedia, community art, participatory and interventionist art work in public space
 
Exhibitions in European and African countries, the USA and China
 
Research, curatorship, publications
 
 
Selected solo exhibitions and projects
 

2012

Wandsbek World White Revisited, performance in Hamburg-Wandsbek
within the conference 'Structures and Processes of Commemorating in Academe and History Teaching: The commemoration of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and of the National Socialist Crimes in Comparison',
Faculty of Education, Dept. for History Didactics, University of Hamburg

2011

Kasernenechos: Widerstand und Widerhall, performance
(with Christian Kopp and participants)
on the compound of the former Lettow Vorbeck barracks in Hamburg-Jenfeld

2011

Uncanny Neighbourhoods. Ten Years After Nine-Eleven. Hamburg - New York, photography (with Philipp Lange)
Bey's, Hamburg

2009

Echos unter der Weltkuppel/Echos under the World Dome, performance
in and at the main building of the Hamburg University
(with Gordon Uhlmann)
www.afrika-hamburg.de/echos.html (in German)

2009

An Maria Ernestina/To Maria Ernestina, intervention and performance,
cultures of remembrance in the sister city project Hamburg - Dar es Salaam
www.afrika-hamburg.de/mariaernestina.html (in German)

2004 -
2005

afrika-hamburg.de
one year participation project in urban space in Hamburg and in the internet,
installation in Kunsthaus Hamburg
www.afrika-hamburg.de

2003

Sehnsuchtsformeln/Cantations of Yearning, video-space-object installation
festival 'eigenarten'
Kampnagel Hamburg
www.festival-eigenarten.de/sehnsuchtsformeln

1999 -
2000

MehrFachLastig, spatial installation
Art space, Museum der Arbeit/Museum of Work, Hamburg (film)

1996

My Sweet Little Thing, Performance
symposium 'Inner Spaces', Skoki, Poland (film)
 

 
Selected group exhibitions and projects
 

2016

installations
Greener Pastures
Prints Left/Das Unbehagen im Hafen
Troubled Waters
exhibition 'ort_m [migration memory]' in Frappant Gallery in Hamburg
www.ort-m.de

2014

on that third of october (lampedusa)
installation in the exhibition 'Gesamtfassungsvermögen 1560 Personen'
in the bunker Friedensallee in Hamburg (catalogue in German)

2012

EAT INN UTOPIA, eat art in urban space
with COOKING GARDENS
www.cooking-gardens.de (in German)

2012

zongo. caravans of hope (ghana works), installation
exhibition within the program Annual Grants for Visual Artists 2011
by the Ministry of Culture Hamburg
Kunsthaus Hamburg (catalogue)
www.away-is-a-place.de/zongohope.html
www.away-is-a-place.de/exhibhh2.html

2011

Ayigya Voices, photography, urban intervention
Troubled Waters, installation
'AWAY IS A PLACE. art approaching local resistance against globalized injustice',
Urban Art Workshop within the 2nd Biennial 'Community Arts in Focus', a cooperation between Nka Foundation, Center for Cultural and African Studies with Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) as well as Center for National Culture in Kumasi, Ghana

2010

Wißmannklappe, installation in urban space in Shanghai
'Shanghai-Hamburg (urban public) Space [SHupS]'
www.shanghai-space.net/2010/hmjokinen.html

2009

FHH Küche/Hamburg Kitchen, spatial installation
The Senator for Cultural Affairs as a Monument, graphics
exhibition 'Hamburger Ansichten'/'Hamburg Views'
in the squatted houses and artists' community in Gängeviertel, Hamburg

2009

Echos unter der Weltkuppel/Echos under the World Dome, performance
in and at the main building of the Hamburg University
'Die Stadt hören', Freies Sender Kombinat (with Gordon Uhlmann)
www.afrika-hamburg.de/echos.html (in German)

2009

Sankofa Space, participative installation
projection posthum: Heaven above Wandsbek - Guinea - St. Croix, installation
exhibition 'Kumasi Crossroads - global kiosk affairs', KNUST Museum,
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
(with Gordon Uhlmann)

2009

Branded Environments , photography
within the project 'Re-Painting the Red' by Charlie Michaels, Rex Akinruntan,
Kwadwo Apori, Ralitsa Diana Debrah
exhibition 'Kumasi Crossroads - global kiosk affairs', KNUST Museum,
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

2008

The Agaricus Monument in Bergedorf, performance
a fictive home story, 'going public 4', art in public space
in Schlosspark Bergedorf, Hamburg (with Yolanda Gutiérrez) (catalogue)

2008

100.000 Körper/100.000 Bodies, installation
exhibition 'Prototypisieren'
thealit Bremen (catalogue)

2007 -
2008

Wißmannklappe, installation in urban space and exhibition 'wandsbektransformance'
www.wandsbektransformance.de/klappe.html (in German)

2007 -
2008

Wißmannstraße, vorübergehend/Wißmannstraße, passing by
installation in urban space and in the exhibition 'wandsbektransformance'
www.wandsbektransformance.de/tafel.html (in German)

2007 -
2008

projection posthum: Heaven above Wandsbek - Guinea - St. Croix,
projection and reading in urban space as well as installation in the exhibition 'wandsbektransformance' in Kunsthaus Hamburg
(with Gordon Uhlmann)
www.wandsbektransformance.de/posthum.html (in German)

2007

afrika-hamburg.de, installation
exhibition 'Everything will be fine', Kunsthalle Lüneburg (catalogue)

2007

Grenzsoldatenhaus, Border Soldier's House, photographic sequence
Art Space, University Lüneburg

2006

100.000 Körper/100.00 Bodies, installation
exhibition 'Invasionen in den Körper',
in Frappant, Hamburg-Altona

2006

Murphys Fall, a six days performance
with 12 artists during the festival 'altonale'
Kulturforum Altona

2005

nachgebaut, installation
Blühende Landschaften, text work
'going public 3', exhibition in 'Gartenparadies', Hamburg-Bergedorf

2005

Grenzsoldatenhaus/Border Soldier's House, photographic sequence
Wiesbadener Phototage (catalogue)

2003

Standort Barmbek, photographic scenario
exhibition 'Kunst ist weiblich'
Cultural Center of the Baltic Countries, Gdansk, Poland

2003

Standort City Nord, video film
Project 'City-Nord-Mehr', Hamburg

2003

fleur du mal, photography
Los Angeles Biennale Independent Art Exhibition, USA (catalogue)
and 11st Wave Art Fair, Los Angeles, USA

2002

slipping codes, photo text work
exhibition 'Desiring Landscapes', Ricsovary Major, Hungary
www.a-site.org/tr_jokinen.html

2002

Love Room, installation
exhibition 'Desiring Landscapes', Ricsovary Major, Hungary

2001 -

Hybridenmuseum, a virtual museum
body, maschine, identity

1999

Home: Come to Finn Crisp, installation and performance
'International Multimedia Exhibition Sites Abroad',
Forefront Gallery, England (catalogue)

1998

Umrundung, performance, slides
intervention in urban space during the festival 'altonale', Hamburg

1998

Standort Barmbek, audio photo scenario
exhibition 'Standortbelichtung'
art space Museum der Arbeit/Museum of Work in Hamburg

1997

Nullpunkt (Kunstraum bitte nicht fegen), space installation
Nullpunkt (Apu, Voima, Varma), performance
exhibition 'Suche Arbeit - Brauche Zukunft',
Museum der Arbeit/Museum of Work (catalogue, book)

1997

Blockkopf, engelsgleich/Me Enemy Mine, video installation
NO Galerie, Poznan, Poland

1996

22 Touches and Traces, video film installation
NO Galerie, Kunstakademie Poznan, Poland (film)

1997

Virtualitäten, three objects
City Gallery Arsenal, Art Academy Poznan, Poland (catalogue)

1994

Memorial, spatial installation in urban space
in Park am Weiher, Hamburg
 

 
Awards, grants
 

2016

altonale Art Prize, Hamburg
for the installation Greener Pastures

2011

AWAY IS A PLACE, with Charlie Michaels, 2. price in the international
'Apexart Franchise Two' Call for Art Projects (5000 jury votes worldwide),
exhibition in the Apexart Gallery in New York

2011

One year working grant of the City of Hamburg

2004

afrika-hamburg.de, concept installation
exhibition M 1:50, Kunsthaus Hamburg,
awarded with the first prize of Hamburgische Kulturstiftung

1996

22 Touches and Traces, video flm installation
award of the City Poznan and the NO Gallery Poznan, Poland
 

 
Curatorship
 

2015 - 2016

ort_m [migration memory]
art workshops and exhibition in Hamburg with refugee artists
www.ort-m.de/welcome.html

2014

freedom roads! colonial street names · postcolonial cultures of remembrance,
touring exhibition, second station: Kunsthaus Hamburg, third station: Münchner Stadtmuseum
www.freedom-roads.de (with Christian Kopp)

2011

AWAY IS A PLACE. art approaching local resistance against globalized injustice,
urban art workshop and exhibition (with Charlie Michaels),
2nd Biennial 'Community Arts in Focus', cooperation between Nka Foundation, Center for Cultural and African Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) as well as Center for National Culture in Kumasi, Ghana
www.away-is-a-place.de

2010 -
2013

freedom roads! colonial street names · postcolonial cultures of remembrance,
touring exhibition, first station: August-Bebel-Instut in Berlin
www.freedom-roads.de (with Christian Kopp)

2008

Schimmelmann > pp. Hamburg entfernt ein Kolonialdenkmal
congress in artists' house FRISE, Hamburg
within 'Raum geben'

2008

wandsbektransformance - the Colonial in the Present
exhibition in Kunsthaus Hamburg
www.wandsbektransformance.de

2007

wandsbektransformance - the Colonial in the present
research and interventions in urban space in Hamburg-Wandsbek,
a cooperation with 18 artists, historians as well as local residents
www.wandsbektransformance.de

2006

Murphys Fall, a six days performance,
cooperation with 12 artists during the festival 'altonale', Kulturforum Altona

1996 -
1999

Exhibition and participation projects
over 30 cultural events in 'Forum Zukunftsarbeit',
Museum der Arbeit/Museum of Work in Hamburg,
exhibition Suche Arbeit - Brauche Zukunft
exhibition Standortbelichtung - Oder wo beginnt die Zukunft im Stadtteil?
projects with young people HipHop Working Week and Straßenkrach!

1996

Zugzwang, spatial installations in the metro station U2 Jungfernstieg, Hamburg (catalogue)
 

 
Publications
 

2016

Das Unbehagen im Hafen
Psychogeographical mappings und photographic explorations
of Hamburg's harbour area

2014

an jenem dritten oktober · on that third of october · ce trois octobre là
Photography from Lampedusa

2013

Memory from below: Colonial monuments and public-participative art in urban space, In: "Politics of Memory. Practices of Remembrance", conference documentation "2013 WCU Alltagsgechichte Transnational Workshop", Research Institute of Comparative History and Culture, Dept. of History, Hanyang University, Seoul, Südkorea

2012

Catalogue zongo. caravans of hope, Exhibition Annual Grants for Visual Artists 2011 of the City of Hamburg, Publisher: Ministry of Culture, Hamburg
www.away-is-a-place.de/AIPpdf/caravansofhopecatalogueHMJ.pdf
 

2009

Digital catalogue
Kumasi Crossroads - global kiosk affairs
(editor with Gordon Uhlmann)
www.wandsbektransformance.de/PDF_WT/KumasiCrossroadsArtistsCatalogue.pdf
(16 MB)

2009

Reader (editor)
Schimmelmann > pp. Hamburg entfernt ein Kolonialdenkmal
hyperzine Verlag Hamburg, ISBN 978-3-938218-31-0

2008

Art catalogue (editor)
wandsbektransformance - die Gegenwart des Kolonialen
Dölling und Galitz Verlag Hamburg, ISBN 978-3-937904-67-2
(with Gordon Uhlmann)

2008

Text Blicke umkehren. Das Denkmalensemble des "Afrika-Forschers" und Kolonialgouverneurs Wissmann als postkoloniales Debatten-Mahnmal
im öffentlichen Raum
congress reader, Berliner Blätter: 'Ethnographische und ethnologische Beiträge',
Institut für Europäische Ethnologie der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Gesellschaft für Ethnographie e.V.

2007

Text Die Kunst des Postkolonialen: Raum für Wahrnehmung und Debatte, in
GAL Reader 'Hamburg und Kolonialismus. Kolonialspuren und Gedenkkultur
im Selbstverständnis der Handelsstadt'
www.wandsbektransformance.de/PDF_WT/Aufsatzsammlung.pdf

2006

Text Kolonialdenkmäler und partizipative Plastik - Erinnerungskulturen, Mythen,
Antithesen, Inversionen, congress reader Postkoloniales Deutschland -
Erinnern und Versöhnen, Königswinter

2003

Text KunstMensch. Reflexionen des Hybriden in der zeitgenössischen Kunst
in: Nicole C. Karafyllis (Hg.): Biofakte - Versuch über den Menschen zwischen Artefakt und Lebewesen, mentis verlag Paderborn, ISBN-13 9783897853843
(with Gordon Uhlmann)

2003

Text Das Eigentor zur Welt: der Hafen und die Kolonien
Magazine 'querlight' Nr. 29

2002

Text Viele Welten in Europa
Magazine 'querlight' Nr. 26

2001

Text Zukunft revisited
Magazine 'querlight' Nr. 23
(with Gordon Uhlmann)

2000

Text Packing for Our Future - The Activating Role of Art and Culture Work in
Participation Projects, lecture and publication for the congress of the
Council of Europe Strassburg 'The New Social Function of Culture and Cultural
Heritage' the European Cultural Center in Delphi

1999

Text Menschentechnik - Technikmensch. Bildersammlung für ein virtuelles Hybridenmuseum - ein interaktives Kunstprojekt im Netz,
in 'kunstwerk journal', nr. 1

numerous publications of photos in press and media

 
Papers, workshops, coaching
 

2016

Paper "Remember history!" Forced Migration and Colonial History
for Umdenken / Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung,
together with Prof. Louis-Henri Seukwa, Hamburg University for Applied Sciences

2016

Paper Memorising Migration Routes: The Project ort_m [migration memory]
Workshop 'Borderscapes, Memory and Migration', Finland Institute Berlin

2016

Paper for 'Ein Gedächtnis der Stadt / Hamburg und seine Kolonialgeschichte:
Nach Kolonialakteuren benannte Straßen in Hamburg' (in German)
Landeszentrale für Politische Bildung Hamburg

2015

Paper Memory from Below: Colonial Monuments and Public-Participative Art
in Urban Space, Workshop for Franklin University/Switzerland in Hamburg

2014

Paper Die Stadt Neu Erinnern: Dekolonisierung des Öffentlichen Raums
Conference Ratschlag Stadtteilkultur, 'Mach Dir ein neues Bild von der Stadt'
in HafenCity University Hamburg

2014

Paper Hamburg Neu Lesen: Dekolonisieirung des Stadtraum
mit Medien und Methoden der Kunst
Faculty Education, Hamburg Highschool for Applied Sciences

2014

Paper"Remember history - wir sind hier, weil ihr dort wart"
Lampedusa, Kolonialgeschichte und Kunst
Symposium "Black Box: Lampedusa, Hamburg und die Kunst"
Highschool for Visual Arts Hamburg

2013

Paper Nachdenkmalräume am 'Tor zur Welt'. Kunst auf Kolonialen Spuren
im Öffentlichen Raum
Inauguration Open Memorial Day/ 'Troublesome Memorials'
Patriotische Gesellschaft Hamburg

2013

Weiße Flecken der Erinnerung
Project with the community school Hamburg-Eidelstedt;
urban research of colonial vestiges, art books
www.afrika-hamburg.de/eidelstedt.html (in German)

2013

altona macht auf!
Coaching for residents within performative guided tours through the city district,
theater altonale/altonale 15

2012

altona macht auf!
Coaching for residents within performative guided tours through the city district,
theater altonale/altonale 14

2012

Paper The Slave Trader Heinrich Carl Schimmelmann and
Cultures of Remembrance in Wandsbek: Vestiges, Myths and Protests,
Conference 'The slave business and its material and moral hinterlands in Continental Europe (18th to 19th centuries)"', International Slavery Museum, Liverpool

2011 -
2012

Workshop jenfeldtransformance: Kleine Exerzitien in Transkulturellen Räumen. Performance als Methode der Geschichtsvermittlung (performance as a method of conveying history), winter semester in the senior seminar History Didactics 'Postcolonial Remembrance in Transcultural Spaces', University of Hamburg

2011

Paper Anders erinnern. Transformationen des kolonialen Gedenkortes auf dem Gelände der Lettow-Vorbeck-Kaserne in Hamburg-Jenfeld: Debatte, Proteste, Alternativen in the senior seminar History Didactics 'Postcolonial Remembrance in Transcultural Spaces', University of Hamburg (with Christian Kopp)

2011

Paper Right to the City and to the Land. art, public space and activism,
2nd Biennial 'Community Arts in Focus', a cooperation between Nka Foundation, Center for Cultural and African Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and Center for National Culture in Kumasi, Ghana

2009

Paper Postkoloniale Interventionen im Stadtraum: Hamburger Thesen - Hamburger Fragen, congress 'Der Hamburger Mythos vom >Tor zur Welt<',
Eine Welt Netzwerk Hamburg (with Gordon Uhlmann)

2009

Paper Participating Art Interventions in Urban Space in the Former
Colonial Metropole Hamburg: afrika-hamburg.de, wandsbektransformance -
the Colonial in the Present, park postkolonial, symposium 'Tapping Local
Resources For Sustainable Education Through Art', Kwame Nkrumah University, Kumasi in cooperation with University of Oklahoma

2009

Paper Visual Arts and Colonial Experience. Images along the Transatlantic
Slave Route, symposium 'Tapping Local Resources For Sustainable Education Through Art', Kwame Nkrumah University, Kumasi in cooperation with
University of Oklahoma

2008

Paper Wohin mit Wissmann, Woermann, Schimmelmann?
Park postkolonial - Raum für Wahrnehmung und Debatte
congress 'Schimmelmann > pp. Hamburg entfernt
ein Kolonialdenkmal', FRISE Hamburg

2008

3 papers
symposion 'Schimmelmann > pp. Hamburg entfernt ein Kolonialdenkmal'
in Künstlerhaus FRISE, Hamburg

2008

Paper Kunst und koloniale Erfahrung.Bilder entlang der transatlantischen Sklavenroute
von der Renaissance bis heute
exhibition 'wandsbektransformance' in Kunsthaus Hamburg

2008

Paper Blicke umkehren: Das Denkmalensemble des ?Afrika-Forschers' und Kolonialgouverneurs Wissmann als postkoloniales Mahnmal
im öffentlichen Raum
exhibition 'wandsbektransformance' in Kunsthaus Hamburg

2008

Paper Stand und Fall. Zur Konfliktgeschichte des Hamburger
Wissmann-Kolonialdenkmals
lecture and film
exhibition wandsbektransformance in Kunsthaus Hamburg

2007

Paper City History / Global History
Colonial Monuments, Participative Plastic and Politics
ESA European Sociology Association
Sociology for the Arts Conference, Lüneburg April

2007

Paper Alt und Neu in Sicht: Das Gedenken als transdisziplinäre und
beteiligungsorientierte work-in-progress
symposion ?Die Wißmannstraße - öffentliche Erinnerung
auf der Probe", lecturing on ?Zukunft des Gedenkens",
Werkstatt der Kulturen in Berlin Februar

2007

Paper Kolonialdenkmäler als postkoloniale Debatten-Mahnmale im öffentlichen Raum - Rezeptionsgeschichte, Erinnerungskulturen, Inversionen
Institut für Volkskunde, Hamburg University

2006

Paper Harburg postkolonial
Geschichtswerkstatt Harburg Hamburg

2006

Paper Kolonialdenkmäler und partizipative Plastik - Erinnerungskulturen, Mythen, Antithesen, Inversionen
conference 'Kunst und Ethnographie', Gesellschaft für Ethnographie in cooperation
with Institut für Europäische Ethnologie, HU and Museum Europäischer Kulturen, State Museums, Humboldt University, Berlin

2006

Paper Kolonialdenkmäler und partizipative Kunst
conference Postkoloniales 'Deutschland - Erinnern und Versöhnen',
Königswinter

2006

Paper Sprung über die Elbe: Harburg Postkolonial
Hamburger Architektursommer, Kulturwerkstatt Harburg

2006

Paper Recalling City History - in Whose Name?
Colonial Monuments, Participative Plastic and City Politics
conference 'Urban Contact Zone', Deichtorhallen Hamburg

2005

Paper ?Preussische Schießbudenfiguren aufs Kreuz gelegt" -
Kolonialgeschichte und Denkmalstürze in Hamburg
Gallery Pony Bar, Hamburg

2005

Paper Was ist Interkultur?
'Frei und Unerhört?' symposion Möglichkeiten,
Grenzen und spezifische Impulse interkulturellen Kulturschaffens,
festival eigenarten Hamburg

2005

Paper Projekt afrika-hamburg.de, Kunst in zwei öffentlichen Räumen
seminar 'Gegenwartskunst in Hamburg', Faculty of Education,
Hamburg University

2005

Paper Projekt afrika-hamburg.de, Kunst in zwei öffentlichen Räumen
symposion 'Wasser gegen Gewehrkugeln - 100 Jahre Maji-Maji',
Ökumenische Werkstatt Wuppertal

2005

Paper Mapping Colonial Traces in Hamburg and Bagamoyo -
Social Space, Process, Participation, Exchange
Bagamoyo College of Arts, Tanzania

2003

Paper Projekt afrika-hamburg.de, Kunst in zwei öffentlichen Räumen
Galerie für Landschaftskunst, Hamburg
 
 

 
Fundings
 
 

These projects, exhibitions and publications were funded by:
 
Council of Europe, France
Elbkulturfonds Hamburg
Finland Institute Berlin
German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation
State Museum Berlin and Humboldt University Berlin
Hamburg University
Landeszentrale für Politische Bildung Hamburg
Ministry of Culture, Hamburg
Ministry of Culture, München
IFA Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen
Hamburgische Kulturstiftung
Foundation Erinnern, Verantwortung, Zukunft
Nordelbisches Mission Center
NUE Norddeutsche Stiftung für Umwelt und Entwicklung
Foundation Umverteilen!
Foundation Do:
Foundation Erinnerung, Verantwortung, Zukunft EVZ
Cultural Center of the Baltic Countries, Poland
Kulturagenten für kreative Schulen
and several sponsors
among others