Anna Knappe & Amir Jan: Sham Marriage

Anna Knappe (b. 1982, Helsinki, Finland) lives and works in Helsinki. She holds a Master from The Academy of Fine Art in Oslo (2016) and received a Bachelor in Fine Art from TAMK, Finland, in 2012, and Bachelor in Graphic Design from EVTEK, Finland, in 2008. She has shown her works in exhibitions and screenings in Norway, Finland, Estonia, Sweden, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, Canada, Bangladesh, and India. 


Anna Knappe and Amir Jan have been working as an artist duo since 2010, producing cinematic works, media installations and photographic works dealing with the various aspects of global migration from different perspectives including both humans and other living species. They collaborate closely with the Afghan diaspora communities in Finland and Europe, aiming to empower the minority migrant communities to narrate their own collective stories instead of being the actors or subjects in the narratives created by and for the purpose of the majority groups.