Paavo Räbinä lives and works in Helsinki. He graduated from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 1991. The main topics of Räbinä’s art include war, violence, struggle for power, suffering and life as a refugee. He was selected as the Young Artist of the Year in 1993 and he has participated in exhibitions, festivals and events in Finland and abroad. He has also worked as a teacher in sculpture at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 1998–2000.