Caroline Slotte

Caroline Slotte (1975, Finland) has an MA in Ceramics from Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Norway, in addition to studies in Denmark and Finland. From 2007 to 2011 Slotte was a research fellow in the Norwegian Artistic Research Fellowship Programme.


Caroline Slotte lives and works in Helsinki, Finland. Affiliated with Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Dept of Specialised Art, she was a member of the interdisciplinary research project Creating Art Value, funded by the Research Council of Norway.

Slotte´s works have been exhibited internationally and acquired by, among others, the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Museum of Decorative Arts in Oslo.

Artist statement

The reworking of second hand objects play a pivotal role in Caroline Slotte´s practice. She manipulates found materials, primarily ceramic everyday items, so that they take on new meanings. The tensions between the recognizable and the enigmatic, the ordinary and the unexpected are recurring thematic concerns. More recent explorations reveal an expanded interest in material perception and material recognition, teasing out situations where the initial visual identification fails resulting in an unsettling state of material confusion. Demonstrating an engaged sensitivity towards the associations, memories and narratives inherent in the objects, Slotte´s intricate physical interventions allows us to see things we would otherwise not have seen.