New Material Award 
New Material Award

Saara Vallineva

Jupperi, My grandparent’s house

Saara Vallineva is an artist and picture-book maker. She studied at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam. Vallineva’s work builds on the use of simple, recycled everyday objects such as cardboard, doormats, tea towels, tablecloths and other discarded, forgotten items for her installations. She cuts or tears the objects into pieces, using the strips to create something new.

Vallineva’s project Jupperi is a combination of small artworks that were inspired by her memories of her grandmother’s house. The works are made using cheap materials, often found on the street or at flea markets, that she transforms into something new.


year: 2009
Materials: Art, Waste