Riitta Ikonen & Karoline Hjorth
Visual Arts Residency

Riitta Ikonen received her BA from the University of Brighton and her MA from Royal College of Art in London. She lives and works in New York City and London. She has exhibited her work at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki, London 2012 Olympic Park, Seibu Shibuya in Tokyo, Winzavod Art Center in Moscow, Hockney Gallery and the annual RCA Secret exhibition at Royal College of Art, Photographer’s Gallery, Tate Britain, Gulbenkian foundation headquarters and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Karoline Hjorth is based in Oslo and works as a photographer, journalist and sailor. She received her BA in Photographic Arts from University of Westminster in London and her MA in International Journalism from the same university. Her photographic work has received the Deloitte Award at the National Portrait Gallery in London and has been exhibited internationally. For their work at Pioneer Works, Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth created landscape portraits of seniors using costumes made from organic scavenged materials.