Aurora Reinhard

Photo: Mark Maher

Aurora Reinhard (b. 1975 lives and works in Helsinki) is known for her photographs, sculptures and videos dealing with themes of gender and sexuality, moving between documentary and surreal approaches. Reinhard often uses her own body as material and inspiration. Reinhard graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki in 2003 and her works are found in numerous public and private collections such as the Finnish National Gallery, the Saastamoinen Foundation, Amos Anderson Art Museum and the German Historical Museum’s collection. Her sculpture Flowers, 2006 has been widely shown in the traveling exhibition The Desire for Freedom (2012-2014), originating in the German Historical Museum, Berlin and a large selection of her works were shown in Invisible Lady at Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki (2013). Reinhard’s video Boygirl, 2002 was awarded the international Media Art Award by Zentrum Für Kunst und Media ZKM, Karlsruhe. Most recently Reinhard was selected as one of the five Ars Fennica 2019 prize nominees.