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Eija-Liisa Ahtila (born 1959, Hämeenlinna / Finland), based in Helsinki, is a contemporary visual artist and filmmaker. In 2000, she won the Vincent Award (50,000 euros); In 2001 she participated in the 49th Venice Biennale "Plateau of Humankind"; In 2002 she showed her video work "The House" at documenta 11 in Kassel and in 2006 she was awarded the Artes Mundi Prize. Since then she has had numerous exhibitions worldwide.

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