Jani Ruscica was born in 1978 in Finland and raised in Italy, currently he lives and works in Helsinki. He obtained an MFA from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki in 2007 & a BFA from Chelsea College of Art and Design, London in 2002.
Ruscica probes the spaces that disconnect various art forms. As a result, one finds a multifaceted inquiry into these interim spaces and what they have in common. Using a variety of mediums – wood cut, sound, video, performance, photography and sculpture – his practice investigates the ties between interpretation and representation, collapsing boundaries of matter, language and meaning.
Ruscica’s interdisciplinary practice has taken him to realize a wide range of commissions; amongst others by Camden Art Centre and Animate Projects in London, MoMA PS1, Creative Time and MTV global in New York. His works have been exhibited internationally and are held in public and private collections (e.g., the Pompidou in Paris and Kiasma, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki).
Portrait: Pirje Mykkänen / National Archives