Taken by the Tide

Maria Lax

June 23 to July 13 | Tue. – Sat. 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

There is a liminal place between our world and the unknown lands of eternity, and Maria Lax, the Finnish photographer who is the focus of our sixth personal exhibition at Rifugio Digitale as part of the SuperNatural cycle, explores it with her pictures.

Le opere fotografiche sono acquistabili in due formati sul sito di Forma Edizioni al seguente link: SHOP OPERE

È possibile acquistare gli NFT(s) di alcuni video selezionati dall’artista sul sito di Knownorigin:  SHOP NFTS

Cover: © Maria Lax, Taken by the Tide.

Returning to the city of her birth after many years abroad, Lax realized that the beloved places of her childhood were gone, and that the map of her memories no longer matched that of current geography. Taken by the Tide, curated by Irene Alison and Paolo Cagnacci, is a voyage between space and memory, in search of a home that probably no longer exists. The artist has always been attracted by popular legends and folklore, by the sense of a collective identity transmitted from generation to generation through storytelling, and she takes us into a universe that appears familiar and at the same time hopelessly alien where, between the ancestral power of nature, and the glimpses we get of phantoms from the past, the rising waves of the incoming tide seem to push the artist farther and farther away, toward the open sea.

Maria Lax


Maria Lax is a Finnish artist based in London. Her work deals with the concepts of identity, faith and folklore as interpreted through photography and video art. Her work has participated in international exhibitions and in 2019 Lax was awarded the Female in Focus prize by the British Journal of Photography, and was a finalist for the BJP Portrait of Humanity Award for 2020 and the Photography Grant of the PhMuseum. She was selected among the “Best New Talent of Photo London 2020” by the Guardian. In 2021, Maria Lax was awarded the Finnish Art Promotion Centre’s One Year Grant.



Maria Lax’s NFT is available as a single edition on the KnownOrigin platform at the following link: SHOP NFT

A selection of the photographic works featured in the exhibition are available on the Forma Editions website at the following link: SHOP OPERAS

© Maria Lax, Taken by the Tide.

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