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Diana Soria Hernández (MX/FI)

Diana Soria Hernández: Devil’s Flower

Sunday 5.9. 12:00-16:00

Ruissalo Botanical Garden (Ruissalon puistotie 215, 20100 Turku)
Please note that the admission fee to the Botanical Garden should be paid at the entrance. The festival offers limited amount of community tickets that are free of charge so that everyone has a possibility to join.

Book a free ticket here!

Ticket can be used any time during the performance (12:00-16:00) according to the restrictions.
Little waiting can be possible when you arrive to Botanical Garden.
The value of unused tickets will be donated to the Ruissalo Botanical Garden.

According to the current restrictions we are able to get in 10 people at a same time. Wearing a face mask is highly recommended and participants must avoid close contact with each other as visiting the Botanical Garden. Please arrive only if you are healthy.

Arriving by own ride or for example by Föli Buss number 8.

We highly recommend that the audience wears a mask in all our events.


Poppies grow wild on Europe’s fields in summer and have been represented many times in their modern art and contemporary design; but these flowers in different continents are feared, controlled and prohibited to grow. Devil’s Flower is a site specific performance based on the classic Marimekko design.

Text from La flor del diablo, a Podcast from Radio Ambulante NPR
Translation from Spanish Raita María Mäki
Voice over Katriina Kettunen and Moritz Cartheuser

Diana Soria Hernández (México 1983) is a visual artist focused on counteracting hegemonic structures through the physical and corporeal practice of her human scale, mainly with performance art, live installations and drawing. She studied her BA in Fine Arts at ENPEG La Esmeralda in Mexico City, an MFA in Printmaking by the Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki and a MA in Live Art and Performance Studies at the Theatre Academy Helsinki, both belonging to the University of the Arts, Helsinki. Her work has been shown internationally in exhibitions and festivals. Her practice includes self-organised events as an effort to contextualize and expand views of Latin America in Finland. She has received working grants by Kone Foundation (2019-2020, 2017) and the Finnish Cultural Foundation (2018); an international residency at La Chambre Blanch by CALQ and FONCA (2020).