Sasha Huber is a visual artist of Swiss-Haitian heritage, who was born in Zurich and lives and works in Helsinki. Her work is primarily concerned with the politics of memory and belonging, particularly in relation to the colonial residue that is left in the environment.
Sensitive to the subtle threads connecting history and the present, Sasha works with performance-based interventions, video, photography, publications, archival material and the compressed-air staple gun (remaining aware of its symbolic significance as a weapon). She is known for her artistic contribution to the long-term project Demounting Louis Agassiz, which promotes an awareness that Swiss-born Louis Agassiz (1807-1873) was a proponent of scientific racism, and a pioneering thinker of segregation and ‘racial hygiene’.
Sasha has participated in international exhibitions, including the 2014 Biennale of Sydney, 2015 Venice Biennale, and artist residencies, alongside regular collaborator and artist, Petri Saarikko. She holds an MA from the University of Art and Design Helsinki, and is currently undertaking doctoral studies at the Aalto University and the University of Arts Zurich.