(1967–, born in Lapua, Finland) is an artist, writer, theatre/film director and researcher (Doctor of Fine Arts, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts 2005). Since 1990 he has been an independent, freelancing artist, except for the years 2008–2013, when he was the Professor of Fine Arts in Aalto University. At the moment he is also the chairman of The Artists’ Association of Finland.
Mäki describes his activities in the following way: _I work in the fields of art, philosophy and politics by whatever means necessary.
The results are usually some kind of visual art, literature, theatre, film or theory. To me art is the most flexible, versatile and holistic form of philosophy and politics.
Mäki has had 51 solo exhibitions, participated in about 200 group shows, written seven books and directed and written numerous theatre plays, films and operas.