James Prevett

Twenty-Three Sculptures and a Painting


An exhibition by Helsinkibased artist James Prevett (UK/FIN) with interjections from Mikko Kuorinki (FIN), Hikari Nishida (FRA/JPN/FIN) and Luis Sagasti (ARG). Previous discarded titles for the show include: Everyday (orOrdinary’) Magic, Tea and biscuits with an Angel, Modest Sculptures and other proposals, Presence, Bags, Tubes and Things, I thought this was a fancy dress party, and Recent Works.

James Prevett makes things to gather around – objects, events, text, video, often combined together as sculpture. He is interested in sculpture as means to explore the limits of minds and bodies, both personal and collective. He has exhibited widely including in UK, Finland, Thailand, USA, Austria and Brazil, and was part of a team that represented Great Britain at the Venice Biennale of Architecture 2006. In 2021 he was awarded the inaugural Linnamo Prize, by the Olga and Vilho Linnamo Foundation. His works are in the Kiasma, Finnish National Gallery collection as well as numerous private collections. James lives and works in Helsinki, Finland where he is a Sculpture Lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts of Uniarts Helsinki.