Currently based in Helsinki visual artist Heta Kuchka was born in Helsinki in 1974 to a Finnish mother and American father. Her media are drawing, large-scale photography and video. Kuchka’s subject matters combine autobiography, reality documentation and fiction, bringing up discussions about identity, communication, media and society with a humoristic touch. Lately Kuchka has studied death in the western society as well as the themes of growing old. Kuchka’s work is increasingly collective. Her projects have included elderly people including her own parents as subject matter.