One of Them Is a Human (2017) is a conceptual work that presents three androids, human-looking robots, and possibly one human. It is not told which image depicts a human, if any.

One of the images, #1, Erica, won two awards at the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize Competition hosted by the National Portrait Gallery in London in 2017. The mere shortlisting of the portrait as one of the finalists became a media event; The New York Times wrote: “Do androids dream about being featured in portrait competitions?”

The rules of the competition state that the image “must have been taken by the entrant from life and with a living sitter.” Whether or not an android is a living sitter naturally depends how “alive” is defined.

Selected exhibitions:
MU Hybrid Art House, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2021
NRW-Forum, Düsseldorf, Germany, 2020–2021
House of Electronic Arts, Basel, Switzerland, 2020
MoCP, Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, USA, 2020.
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland, 2020.
Jarvis Dooney Gallery, Berlin, Germany, 2018–2019.

One of Them Is a Human #1, Erica. Archival pigment print, 60 × 65 cm, framed. Photograph by Miikka Pirinen.
One of Them Is a Human at Gallery Huuto, Helsinki, Finland, 2017. Photograph by Miikka Pirinen.
One of Them Is a Human at Gibellina Photoroad, Sicily, 2019. Photograph by Camilla Marinelli.
Special edition booklet in a box. Design by Jesper Vuori. Photograph of the book by Sheung Yiu.