Samos YoungArtists Festival


Born in Eura, Finland in 1983; lives and works in Helsinki, Finland.

Nestori Syrjälä works with sculpture, installation, and video. For the past ten years, he has been obsessed with the crisis in our relationship with the environment: The ground under our feet, the air we breathe, and the oceans that surround us are all being altered. In the so-called Anthropocene era, the more we know, the stranger things appear.

Recently, Syrjälä´s work has been shown at Kiasma – Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki and the Helsinki Art Museum (both 2016); and Max Estrella Gallery (Madrid, 2017). In 2018, Syrjälä will take part in the Gwangju Biennale in South Korea. In 2016, Syrjälä was awarded the Ducat Prize by the Finnish Art Society and also shared the First Prize in Kiasma Public Art Competition.


2014 (still, detail)
Single-channel HD video, colour, sound, 10’
Courtesy of the artist and Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Finland