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Pekka&Teija Issorättyä *1980, Tornio, Finland. Lives and works in New York, US *1980, Tornio, Finland. Lives and works in New York, US

The Isorättyäs (both born 1980, Finland) work together in a shared process of creating. They work with various media, but perhaps most notably with kinetic sculptures and electromechanical sculptures. The Isorättyäs sculptures reflect the problematic and close relationship between man and machine and between nature and machine. How do we convey our human values and conceptions by creating machines for different purposes?
The Isorättyä couple live and work in various places. Their artistic career started in Mexico City 2007 where they exhibited in various art museums and worked with the Polka Madre orchestra until 2010. Isorättyäs then ran their own art space called Invalid Robot Factory in Berlin’s Neukölln neighborhood until 2013. From 2013-2015 the Isorättyäs were traveling in different environments related to the sea in Japan, Mexico, and around the Baltic in a sailboat. The Isorättyäs have been working in art communities such as Gängeviertel of Hamburg and C.A.P Kobe in Japan. Currently they work in ISCP residency in New York.
Pekka & Teija Isorättyä met each other in kindergarten. They studied together at Aalto University department of Art and Design in Helsinki and completed MA in arts 2010. Since November 2015 their son Iisakki was born Isorättyä family involves the whole family to creating process where work, family time, travels and adventures mixes.