Sasha Huber is a Swiss-Haitian visual artist based in Helsinki who works with performance-based interventions, video, photography, publications, and a compressed-air staple gun – aware of its symbolic significance as a weapon.
Her work often draws attention to historic trauma and its ramifications in the present. She is known for her artistic contribution to the long-term project “Demounting Louis Agassiz”, which promotes awareness that the Swiss-born Louis Agassiz (1807-1873) was a proponent of scientific racism, and a pioneering thinker of segregation and “racial hygiene”.
Sasha Huber has participated in numerous exhibitions including the Biennale of Sydney 2014, the Venice Biennale 2015 and artist residencies together with regular collaborator artist Petri Saarikko. She holds an MA from the University of Art and Design Helsinki, and is currently undertaking doctoral research on racism through the lens of art at the Department of Art at the Aalto University Helsinki