Saana Inari (born 1983 in Eura, Finland) works with multimedia installations, video art, animation, illustration, performance and photography – often combining several techniques simultaneously.
Her work is dreamlike, drawing strong and continuous inspiration from movement and anatomy. She often incorporates animal figures into her work as metaphors for human feelings and states of being.
Using emptiness as a space for thought, she thinks that a sense of poetry arises from leaving things unfinished and subtly surreal. In live installations, she aims at a direct physical and emotional affect on the viewer.
Her work has been presented on several international exhibitions and festivals, for example in competition of Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen. She has had solo exhibitions in New York, Melbourne and Helsinki.
She graduated from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki with an MA in media arts and sculpture. She lives and works in Berlin.