Tärähtäneet ämmät

Tärähtäneet ämmät is a Finnish art duo established in year 2007 by artists Katriina Haikala and Vilma Metteri. Our vision is to create social impact and female empowerment with socially engaging art projects. We provoke public conversations that challenge the prevailing power dynamics and social inequality in societies and communities. 

We believe that oppressive norms, inequality and social injustice prevent societies from developing. This is why it is crucial to reveal prevailing power dynamics and norms, and communicate these to the target audiences. We get our message across by working within the areas of contemporary art using participatory workshops, photography and video art and exhibiting the artistic outcomes in public spaces, galleries and museums. Our art work is norm critical (but not judgemental) disruptive (but not destructive), humorous (but not entertaining) and societal (but not politically orientated).  

Tärähtäneet ämmät's art work and projects have been exhibited i.a. in Berlin, St Petersburg, New York City, Washington DC, Tokyo, Oslo, Stockholm and Helsinki.  Since the beginning Tärähtäneet ämmät's art work has been recognized by the international medias and have been featured in hundreds of media outlets such as The Huffington Post, NBCEl Pais, Le MondeIl FotografoNYC Daily News and French Liberation, AlJazeera and Upworthy.