Born 1968, lives and works in Vaasa.
Peter Rosvik, Finland, is an emergent performance, video and sound artist dealing with issues as the signification of excluded people or material/phenomenons and its implications in political, cultural, media, symbolic or other normative systems in contemporary society. His work focus on the friction and tension that appears between normative and subversive aesthetics. An exploration which he doesn’t see as a violence on political, cultural or other kinds of predominant forces but a means of subverting ideas of the normative represented culture. Rosvik is also one of the founders of the Finnish organisation Platform, which promotes, produces and shows international contemporary art and running a residency program in Vasa, Finland.
He is also one of the co-founders of the artist collective CFL – Cheap Finnish Labour, which develops a kind of social sculpture exploring alternative strategies for producing and presenting contemporary art. He participated in and organised CFL goes Istanbul Biennale in 2009, as well as Cheap Finnish Labor in collaboration with Huysein Alptekin at the Turkish Pavilion at the Venice biennale in 2007.
« How do we position ourselves? How do we create ourselves? Do we create by nature? Do we create by culture, by social construction? White box? Black box? White surface? Black surface? »