Sofie Grevelius


Sofie Grevelius

ID:I Gallery 170810-170818

Private view Thursday 10 august 18 – 20

(thurs-fri: 12-18, sat-sun: 12-16)

A REST revolves around a choreography of isolation.

It refers to the Swedish word ’rest’ meaning residue or paraphernalia. 

It refers to resting, and to an involuntary stop – an arrest. 

Sofie creates a world of signs, symbols and objects that appear familiar but are not quite what they seem. She finds her inspiration in the many shapes, forms and colours that animate and demarcate our built environment, from road markings and signage to physical fixtures such as railings and doors. By a process of subtle modification, she turns these everyday reference points into something altogether more elusive and perplexing. Her colourful prints and three-dimensional objects remind us of everyday urban experience, but also hint at the complex inter-relationship between autonomy, dependency and control. 

Grevelius did her BA at Central St Martins and graduated with an MA in Fine Art from the Royal College of Art in 2012. She lives in Stockholm, Sweden.

Ella Tahkolahti Hanna Marno


Ella Tahkolahti

Hanna Marno

Visiting hours Sat – Sun 8.-9.7 at 12 to 4 PM

Opening reception on Friday 7.7. at 6 to 8 PM, warmly Welcome!

Grey Heron is a collaborative installation between Hanna Marno and Ella Tahkolahti of the Oksasenkatu 11 gallery. It is the first part of a gallery swap between ID:I galleri Stockholm and Oksasenkatu 11 Helsinki.

Grey Heron is a site-specific installation built for ID:I gallery that is a staged replication of the street view of Tjärhovsgatan. The taxidermic heron in the window of Öppet becomes a patient witness and a motive. In Egyptian mythology the Fenix bird is represented as a Grey Heron.

Having that there is no knowledge of the reality that lies within the facade of Tjärhovsgatan, we decided to provide an alternative interior from the perspective of the Grey Heron.

Ella Tahkolahti (born 1981 in Espoo) is a visual artist who works with installation and performance. Her main interest is in the relation of reality and image, the dynamics between spectator and the space, or the “non existing” artwork that only occurs in the encounter with the piece.

Graduated from the Time & Space departement of  Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2010. Member of Oksasenkatu 11 collective since 2014.

Hanna Marno b.1981 is a Helsinki based artist who lives and works in Nummi-Pusula. Her work consists of fictional narratives, translation and manuscripts. She works with sculpture, poetry, still and moving images. She’s a member of the Oksasenkatu 11 gallery – artist collective since 2013.

Concurrently she’s working on a street art project Horse Poem No. 1-23.

Thank You ID:i gallery, Dan Lageryd and Alex Mood, Nordisk Kulturkontakt, Svenska Kulturfonden and Finska Kulturfonden