ITE art is Finnish contemporary folk art

The acronym ITE comes from the Finnish ‘itse tehty elämä’, i.e. ‘self-made life’. ITE is art that is dependent on its maker’s environment and experience. It is a way to live a good life that emphasises aesthetic values.

ITE Artist of the Year 2021: Jori Tapio Kalliola

The Association for Rural Culture and Education has named Jori Tapio Kalliola the 2021 ITE Artist of the Year. He is a Rauma-born self-taught artist and musician, who now lives in Hanko. Kalliola’s works are comments on the current ways of the world and life in general. This nomination aims to raise awareness of the views of self-taught artists who have produced a significant body of work.

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