Artists and Projects


Lena Séraphin



about the artist

Lena Séraphin is a visual artist based in Helsinki, Finland. Her practice is based on sensitive text/writing, and her postdoctoral project, Sharing Text, studies how text can be published site purposely and written collectively in public space.

about the residency

Lena Séraphin had a residency during winter 2011-2012.

Dubbelgångare//Kaksoisolento – a workshop about roleplay and double life was carried out at the Multicultural Centre by Lena Séraphin from Finland, PhD student at Aalto University’s College of Art, Design and Architecture in Helsinki, where she wrote a thesis on fiction in contemporary art.

In 2007, Lena Séraphin participated in a workshop at Botkyrka Konsthall together with art students from the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki, the Art Institute in Lahti, Konstfack and the Royal Inst. of Arts in Stockholm, which later resulted in the exhibition Om väggar kunde tala (If walls could speak).


phd research

The doctoral dissertation The Don Quixote Complex and Investigations into Fictionality is based on the notion of mutable identity: The impulse that if I were another, the work I create would also be other. During my research I have experimented with conveying a fictional character as my colleague and introduced that wea together have created the art productions that are part of this dissertation...

The Don Quixote Complex and Investigations into Fictionality
Aalto University publication series

collaboration and support

The programme has received funding for the residency from the Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture.

Mångkulturellt centrum, Uusi Teatteri, Botkyrkabyggen.