In her work, Eeva Hannula is trying to form a paradoxical structure in which she deals with the uncertainty of perceptions, feelings and essences. For Hannula the photograph is an uncertain matter between a fact, fiction, language and the body. She creates contradictional atmospheres in her series "Structure of Uncertainty” as combinations of lightness and weight. For her working process experiment and coincidence are essential. Of special interest for Eeva Hannula is Sigmund Freud´s concept of the uncanny. She is intrigued to create feelings of sprain, error, uncertainty and fear in her works. "The feeling of the uncanny is something familiar”, the artist explains, "but at the same time it is also unfamiliar, something that is to be prevented – it is threatening discretely and simultaneously cosy and hidden.” By combining documentary and staged photography Hannula forms visual bridges to deal with the ambivalence between the uncontrollable and the controllable. 


Eeva Hannula was born in Helsinki in 1983. She lives and works in Helsinki. Hannula has been studying at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture since 2012. Selected exhibitions include Foam Magazine Talents, the State Russian Museum and Exhibition Center ROSPHOTO, St. Petersburg (2013), Cyclone (audiovisual installation) together with Hertta Kiiski and Tiina Palmu, Listasafn Árnesinga Art Museum, Hveragerði, Iceland (2014), and Summer School, the Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki (2013).