Ilona Kivijärvi (b. 1960) is best known as a visual, performance and textile artist. Kivijärvi's exhibition The Living Daylights - Incognito and the Last Rhino will be on show at Rovaniemi Art Museum in the winter 2020.
Ilona Kivijärvi combines the techniques of art in a unique way. As the artist of the north, the experience of nature also becomes a strong theme and is reflected in the name of the exhibition.
- The name of the exhibition took shape when I read the news about the fate of an animal soon to be extinct. I feel that all our actions affect the balance of the world which we have transformed into a laboratory of our own needs.
The exhibition combines past and future. In her own words, Kivijärvi looks back "just a little", continuously updating what has already been seen and done.
-New works are always the children of their predecessors. I am a servant of the intuition. My respect for the energies of both art and life is sacred to me.