Heidi Kilpeläinen (HK119) lives and works in London, UK. She graduated from Central St Martins 2004 (M.A.) and has since explored crossovers between visual art and music merging their boundaries in 'total works of art' and creating combinations of video, installation art and performance.
Her work is equally inspired by the contemporary world and its technological fascinations, as well as the ancient, mythological forms that run through collective memory. She produces works of aesthetic interest with a critical eye on our social environment, reflecting on our human condition within it.
Kilpeläinen has widely exhibited and performed in galleries and prestigious institutions, with a rich record of participations in shows and festivals, such as Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art (2019) Kajaani Art Museum, Finland (2019) Tate Modern / Tate Exchange, (2018) Camden Arts Centre, London (2016) Beaconsfield Gallery, London (2016/2015) Performa 07, New York (2007) Kiasma, Helsinki (2005) New Contemporaries, London / Liverpool (2004). She has also released 3 albums under the title HK119 (One Little Indian Records, 2005 - 2013) and has performed internationally in music venues, galleries and museums such as Tate Gallery, Victoria & Albert Museum, ICA, Casa da Musica and Kiasma.
Text by Antigoni Pasidi.