Eija-Liisa Ahtila has exhibited at numerous museums, biennales and film festivals, including Tate Modern, MoMA, Documenta, Berlinale, and Sundance. In 2011, she was appointed to the main jury of the Venice Film Festival, and in 2013, she was the Chair of the jury in FIDMarseille.
Ahtila experiments with narrative storytelling in her films and cinematic installations. In her earlier works she has dealt with the unsettling human dramas at the centre of personal relationships, dealing e.g. with teenage sexuality, family relations, mental disintegration and death. Her later works deal with profound and basic artistic questions where she investigates the processes of perception and attribution of meaning, at times in the light of a larger cultural and existential thematic like colonialism, faith and posthumanism.
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