KARIEL is the duo project of visual artists Muriel Kuoppala (b. Lässer, 1981, Zurich) and Karri Kuoppala (b. 1976, Helsinki). They both received their MFAs in the Painting Department of the Helsinki Academy of Fine Arts (2010, 2008). They began working together as KARIEL in Helsinki in 2009. KARIEL is currently based in Glarus, Switzerland. As Kariel they have exhibited in Finland, USA and Switzerland. In 2012 they exhibited in Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Arts in Helsinki and 2013 they received the Fokuspreis of Kunsthaus Glarus. Karri and Muriel are co-founders of the artist-run exhibition space SIC in Helsinki and were members until 2013. Besides there joint work as KARIEL they have both exhibited individually in their home countries and abroad.