Born 1953, lives and works in Helsinki.
Roi Vaara is the internationally best known performance artist in Scandinavia. His work emphasises an aesthetic discourse between the artwork and its specific place or situation, rejecting the objectification of art destined for a vacuum.
So far, Vaara has carried out about 300 unique performances. His work has been presented at some 200 international exhibitions/festivals in more than 30 countries. He has exhibited throughout Europe, as well as in Canada, Mexico, the USA, South Korea, Thailand, China, Cuba and Japan.
Vaara worked for Künstlerhaus Bethanien’s International Atelierprogramm in Berlin 1997-1998. Since 1988, Roi Vaara is a member of the performance art group Black Market International.