MA, visual artist
Kalle Hamm graduated as a visual artist from the Lahti Fine Art Institute in 1994 and as a Master of Arts from the University of Art and Design in 2002. Hamm worked as a leading teacher at the Taika Design and Art School from 2000 to 2003 and as a museum lecturer at the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma from 2003 to 2007. Hamm has dealt with the relationship between humans and plants in his works. In his works, plants are active agents that interact with their environment. Hamm is also one of the founding members of the Band of Weeds sound collective. Hamm has also collaborated with visual artist Dzamil Kamanger since 1999. The works made together examine the relationship of marginal groups with the mainstream population: exclusion, inclusion, and equality. Key themes are cultural interaction, multiple identities, and the individual’s position in society.