Coyote Park: Divinely Protected, 2022

Roza Ahmad, Coyote Park, Iida Valmé
Your Body Changes Everything 

Your Body Changes Everything, presenting works from three artists, Roza Ahmad, Coyote Park, and Iida Valmé, is an exhibition about the relationship between contemporary photography and trans and queer identities. It talks about the joys of shared resistance, and about how living trans and queer lives becomes possible through stories that are told of them.

For marginalised identities, images of others who share our experiences can enable us to find ourselves, and to realise that we do exist - and have always existed – as pluralities. At best, they show us that different kinds of lives and bodies can be nourished, loved, and celebrated.

Today, cultural shifts and social media platforms have made it possible to share images of diverse experiences that are pushed to societies’ margins. This has granted access to stories about more than just the difficult parts of living trans and queer lives.  

The works of Ahmad, Park and Valmé talk about trans and queer flourishing, nurtured by its surrounding communities. Continuing to exist in the world despite the structures that try to make it impossible can alone create radical change. 

The exhibition is curated by Orlan Ohtonen from The Finnish Museum of Photography. 

 

 

The exhibition opens the museum’s new gallery space, for which the program will be selected through an open call, starting from autumn 2023. The theme of the exhibitions from 2023 to 2024 is “Rebellious body”.

 

The Finnish Museum of Photography
Basement floor

The Cable Factory, Kaapeliaukio 3, staircase G, Helsinki

22.4.–3.9.2023

Events
ELEMENTS MINI BALL x Night at the Museum is organised on Friday 21st of April at 20-00.30 at the Cable Museums, by artist Roza Ahmad aka Mother Coco Ninja, founder of ELEMENTS, and the Cable Museums: Finnish museum of photography, Theatre museum and Hotel and restaurant museum. The event tickets cost 15e (more info below). 
Events
The artists of the exhibition Your Body Changes Everything will talk about their work at an artist meeting at the Finnish Museum of Photography on Sunday 23.4.2023 at 2pm - 3pm.
Address
Kämp Galleria
Mikonkatu 1, 00100 Helsinki
See on the map Kämp Galleria
Opening hours
Mon–Fri 11am–8pm, Sat–Sun 11am–6pm
Tickets
16/6/0 €
Museokortti
Under 18 y.o. free admission
Address
The Cable Factory
Kaapeliaukio 3, staircase G, 00180 Helsinki
See on the map The Cable Factory
Opening hours
Tue–Sun 11 am. – 6 pm. Wed 11 am – 8 pm
Tickets
12/6/0 €, 16/6/0 € from January 1st 2024
Museokortti
Under 18 y.o. free admission