Kosti as a man who after four years and ten months of daily visits to his wife’s grave has decided to stay home and let go. from the series civil courage
Sergey as a man who, having promised his family not to touch the bottle during his two-year absence, drinks from a teapot to stave off the demons of depression. from the series Civil Courage and The Place of no Roads
Ieva as a woman who came to rake the yard of her burnt-out home so as to be able to leave for the city with dignity, although without her belongings or a place to stay. from the series civil courage
The Ill-fated City – Four Ukrainian Naval Cadets paying Tribute to the Heroic Defenders of Sevastopol as the Fighting over the soon to be Lost Naval Port during the 349 Day Siege Rages on at Five o’clock in the Morning of June 18th, 1855. from the series from our time
Ville Lenkkeri (born in Oulu, Finland in 1972) lives and works in Stockholm. Graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) in Prague (BA) and The University of Arts and Design, Helsinki (MA).
Ville Lenkkeri’s work deals with the reasons behind human behavior in general and the forms the private and shared dreams end up taking in particular. Lenkkeri has published two books with Hatje Cantz: Reality in the Making, 2006, and The Place of no Roads, 2009. He currently works on and dreams of a continuation to the latter of the books, a volume that will combine images and texts from the Southern ends of the world dealing with fragile things that may or may not exist or only exist in oblivion and disappear once exposed to knowledge, certainty, classification and other characteristics of the contemporary culture of ours.
Ville Lenkkeri works with La Galerie Particulière in Paris, Galleri Flach in Stockholm, MOMENTUM Galerie in Vienna, Peter Lav Gallery in Copenhagen and maerzgalerie in Leipzig/Berlin.