Arja Kärkkäinen (b. 1986) is a Helsinki based visual artist with a background in fashion design. She graduated from the Lahti University of Applied Sciences as a fashion designer and the Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki with a BA in sculpture. Kärkkäinen works mainly with moving image but a variety of techniques play an important role in her work. Her current themes explore questions of involvement, structures of society and social life. Kärkkäinen's works have been presented in exhibitions in Finland and internationally.