Martta Tuomaala’s Under Pressure in the exhibition WOMEN, (BE)COMING II at UGM Studio, Maribor, Slovenia

Martta Tuomaala’s new video Under Pressure (2019) is included in the Wom@rts exhibition Women, (Be)Coming II at UGM Studio, Maribor, Slovenia from April 26 to June 1.

The video is collaboration with Sepideh Rahaa. Under Pressure deals with intersectionality and the complexity of privileges and power relations. In the artwork, statistical facts about discrimination against women in Finland are intertwined with metaphorical and fictional storytelling based on real life situations.

Martta Tuomaala (b. 1983) is a multidisciplinary artist based in Helsinki and she gained a Master’s degree in Fine Art from Aalto University in 2014. She focuses on various forms of film, video and installation. Tuomaala’s artistic practice also involves elements of socially engaged art and militant research. Common themes in her artworks are workers’ everyday life, struggles of different individuals and communities, and abuse of power. Tuomaala has worked in different low-income fields for several years, and her own experiences have inspired her to create projects emphasizing workers’ rights issues.

Women, (Be)Coming II, April 26 – June 1 2019, UGM Studio, Maribor, Slovenia

More information: UGM Studio 

Photo: Sara Rezar