Andy Best

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Artistic and research interests

Andy Best-Dunkley (MFA) is a media artist and sculptor, specialising in playful and provocative interactions in physical spaces such as galleries and museums, in the public city space, as well as in the online virtual realm of cyberspace.  Andy is one half of the internationally acclaimed artist duo Andy and Merja, a collaboration with his wife and partner Merja Puustinen. Andy’s work is powerful, provocative and often tackles social and political themes in playful, physical ways. He uses his interest in physical computing and electronics to seek collaboration in other diverse spheres such as data visualisation, live performance, and physical interaction design. Andy is lecturer in charge of sculpture teaching and development within the Center for General Studies, Aalto ARTS.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Board member, Association of Finnish Sculptors

1 Jan 2018 → …


  • Participatory Action Resarch
  • Participatory design
  • Media Art
  • Fine Art
  • HCI
  • Interaction design
  • Sculpture
  • Social empowerment


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    Translated title of the contribution: OBJECT 6Best, A. & Puustinen, M., 10 Jun 2020

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    Best, A., 25 Jun 2020.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperScientific

  • Uncertain Practices: Ars Electronica Garden Espoo/Helsinki

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  • Art Fair Suomi 19

    Translated title of the contribution: Art Fair SuomiBest, A. & Puustinen, M., May 2019

    Research output: Artistic and non-textual formExhibitionArt in coproductionpeer-review

  • Cul-de-sac

    Best-Dunkley, A. & Puustinen, M., 2019

    Research output: Artistic and non-textual formExhibitionSolo art productionpeer-review