Antti Laitinen was born in 1975 at Raahe, Finland. He received his bachelor’s degree from the Turku Arts Academy in 2002 and he received his master’s degree from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2004. He currently lives and works in Somero, Finland.
In his works, he primarily stages performances that he then documents or records. Works begin with a plan, but the final pieces are usually the result of circumstances and outcomes beyond his control. Often his projects involve open-ended, experimental, or durational activities. Themes of chance, endurance, communion with nature, and the passage of time are important in his art, as well as absurd humor.
Previously Laitinen's works were often realized near the sea, at his childhood home of Haukipudas on the western coast of Finland. After moving to countryside in Somero, surrounded by forests and fields, he has increasingly used forests and wood as a raw material of his work.