The inspirational theme for my artistic practice and research is currently the feminine principle and enlarged concept of ”I” for human beings – meaning especially the planet earth being our body and consciousness. How can artistic practices bring these forward? How does the enlarged view direct the choices one makes or the stories one tells? How distinct are the actions based on the feminine principle? I work with creative writing, visual art and performance as means for storytelling on various levels. My work is often site-specific, emphasizing the moment of the now and possible theories used must be tangible in the practices.
My backround with art reaches to my childhood and youth theatre background in North Carelia. 1998 I studied in Universidad Central de Ecuador in the department of Fine Arts. 2000 I entered the School of Applied Sciences, Art and Media in Finland (Environmental Art) of which one year in the department of sculpture in Estonia in Tartu Art College and an internship period in France outsider art scene. Since 2004 I have worked in contemporary art scene as well as with different companies and groups in the fields of butoh dance, somatic techniques and physical theatre. 2014 I completed MA Program in Visual Culture in Aalto University, Finland. Having lived in various cultures and studied the heritage of different spiritual traditions has influenced my work significantly. Collaborations with the community of artists internationally and organizations (e.g. TreeSisters) form enriching and inseparable part of my practice continually.
MAIN WORKING EXPERIENCE
2014 – Volunteer and Grove Keeper for TreeSisters, Global Community.
2017 Mandala. Feminine Nature Based Process Work with Allan Jorch Dehn Kristensen, Denmark & Finland.
2015-2017 Producer of womens workshops on Feminine Principle for Rosa Omayni (UK), Finland.
2016 Concept Development, New Circle Movement, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2016 Pyhiä lahjoja muurahaisille – Charity to Ants, exhibition with Heini Mikkonen, Linnan Pyöräverstaan Kahvila, Hämeenlinna, Finland.
2016 Assistant for IDE Dance Company, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2015 Workshop in Den Frie Udstilligen w Iselin Veronika Brandt, Copenhagen.
2012-2015 Volunteer coordinator, World Tango Festival, Tampere, Finland.
2015 Book Kävely Brysselistä Istanbuliin published by Ntamo, Helsinki.
2014 Host for Sound & Yoga Retreat for Bhavana & Shabad Deep Kaur, Längelmävesi Retreat, Finland.
2014 Assistant for Handicap Art Festival, Mørk Dans Company, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2014 Walk from Brussels to Istanbul written as a Final Thesis for Visual Culture Master program, Aalto University, Finland.
2013 Producer and performer, Ahoi Performanci. Scandinavian performance group, performances and working periods in Finland, Helsinki, Tampere and Norway, Posrgrunn.
2011 Producer of performances and a workshop for the butoh dancer Mehdi Farajpour (Iran/France), Helsinki, Finland.
2009 Producer of Tanssi Outo Paikka-festival; performances, workshops, Pispala Contemporary Art Centre, Tampere, Finland.
2009 Radiodocumentary Distance Bryssel – Istanbul, 50 min. Finnish National Radio, Soundversum, together with Teemu Takatalo.
2007-2008 Series of columns. The magazine of Joensuu University. Together with Teemu Takatalo.
2007 Field Coordinator. ITE-outsider art, Union of Rural Education and Culture.
2007 Article A Condensed Space in a book Folk Aesthetics. About butoh dance and visual arts.
2006 Dancer, Mørk Dans Company, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2004 The aesthetics of the absence. Final Thesis, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Art And Media.
2004 The artistic part ot the Final Thesis The Uncertainty Principle, Vapriikki, Tampere, Finland.
2014 Master of Arts. Aalto University, Visual Culture.
2013 Integral Yoga Instructor, 200 hrs. Yoga Alliance.
2006 Instructing Creative Dance, Eastern Finlands Sports Institute.
2006 Butoh Intensive course, Nordic School of Butoh.
2004 Bachelor of Arts, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Art and Media.
2000 Sound Recording Studies, Studio Punaportti.
1999 Baccalaureate, Tammerkoski High School.
GRANTS, RESIDENCIES, PRIZES
2015 Artist in Residence, Copenhagen City, Denmark.
2014 Aalto University. Grant for collaboration w Mørk-Dans, Cph, Denmark.
2013 Tampere City. Production grant for Ahoi Performanci.
2010 Pirkanmaa Art Council. Working grant.
2009 Tampere City. Production grant for Tanssi Outo Paikka-festival.
2008 Artist in Residency, Barcelona, Spain.
2007 Pohjois-Karjala Art Council. Working grant.
2007 Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland. Grant for group.
2006 Sleipnir. Grant for further studies in art, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2006 Tampere City. Grant for further studies in art, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2005 Kinos Film Festival 1. Prize for video work.
2005 Foundation for Environmental Art. Grant for environmental art.
2004 Nokia City. Grant for group exhibition and cultural event.
2004 Finland – Lithuania Foundation Travel grant for a group.
2015 Walking Exhibition. Curator: Matilde Mörk, Saeby, Århus, Denmark.
2013 Paintings. Group Exhibition Generaattorigalleria, Pori, Finland.
2012 To Draw. Group Exhibition, Generaattorigalleria, Pori, Finland.
2010 Etäisyys Bryssel – Istanbul. W T. Takatalo, Pakkahuone, Jns, Finland.
2009 0db, video works, Practice as Research in Theatre, Tampere, Finland.
2009 Naisen Tila. Group Exhibition, Kemi Art Museum, Kemi, Finland.
2008 Screendance: the state of art II. Video work in sreening, American Dance Festival, Durham, North Carolina, USA.
2008 100 % Finlande. Video work in screening, Theatre l’Aquarium/Theatre Chaudron & La Cartoucherie, Paris, France.
2008 Dance Trade Fair. Video work in screening, Pavilion of Finland, Dusseldorf, Germany
2008 Linssin Takaa III. Video work in screening Zodiak Uuden Tanssin Keskus, Helsinki, Finland.
2007 Lintu ja Nainen. Sound piece in Marianne Laiti’s exhibition. Galleria Napa, Rovaniemi, Finland.
2007 Livejournal – Naisen Tila. Group exhibition. Anna Ahmatova museum, Sant Petersburg, Russia.
2005 Silmänlumetta. Group exhibition, St Petersburg Finnish Institute, Sant Petersburg, Russia.
2005 Ansojen kokija. Solo Exhibition. Pispala Contemporary Art Center, Tampere, Finland.
2005 Taidelehto. Environmental Art. Tampere, Finland.
2005 Naulantaivutus. Environmental Art and performance happening, Tampere, Finland.
2005 Kinos, Video work in screening , Lahti, Finland.
2004 RATAS – Finnish-Lithuanian Art Expedition. Group exhibition. Siuronkosken Voimala, Nokia Finland.
2004 RATAS – Finnish Art Expedition. Group exhibition. Klaipedos Dailes Parodurumai, Klaipeda, Lithuania.
2004 PAM! Group exhibition, Vapriikki, Tampere, Finland.
2003 Mielen maantiedettä. Group exhibition. Aulagalleria, Lahti, Finland.
2003 Salavalssi. Group Exhibition, Tampere-maja, Tartto, Estonia.
2001 Puun Syyt. Group Exhibition, Forest Museum Lusto, Punkaharju, Finland.
1999 Die Fier Sterne. Group Exhibition. Tampere, Finland.
2014 The Green Queen, group process work, Tampere – Mont Blanc – Tarragona.
2013 Ahoi Performanci, performances in Galleria Koppelo, Tampere, Gallery Huuto, Helsinki, Finland.
2009 Undercover. Solo, Tukkateatteri, Tampere, Finland
2009 Butoh Dance Pieces, coreography Grigory Glazunov, Athens, Greece.
2009 Yksi/kaksi. Group improvisations, Kerman Himinät, Heinävesi, Finland.
2009 Annikinkadun Butokioski. Interactive installation/ group performance, Tampere, Finland.
2009 Maisemanainen. Solo performance, Kemi Art Museum, Kemi, Finland.
2009 Lost Dolls, Butoh dance piece, coreography Grigory Glazunov, Kaapelitehdas Helsinki, Finland.
2007-08 Walk From Brussels to Istanbul. Process work with Teemu Takatalo. Europe.
2007 Kampamaneettien invaasio ja Vedenalaiset jouset. Group performance, Helsinki, Finland.
2007 Butoh dance solo. Pienmäki house museum, Hankasalmi, Finland.
2007 Under White. Dance piece with Anna Jussilainen Livejournal event, Anna Ahmatova Museum, Sant Petersburg, Russia.
2007 Whirl. Dance piece with Martina Elo, Dora Farkas. Body and Word -festival, Sant Petersburg, Russia.
2007 Kaupunki-score kävelykadulla. Day of the Dance performances. Joensuu, Finland.
2006 Butoh Dance solos, Autiokuu, Hankasalmi., Finland.
2006 Meet the Mind that Moves. Mørk Dans Company, choreography Matilde Mørk. Roskilde Festival -06, Roskilde, Denmark.
2006 Natur, kropp og människa, choreography Anita Saij. Frederiks Bastion, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2005 Spoonful of Tea, Sound performance, Vintti Gallery, Tampere, Finland.
2005 Butoh Dance, with Iida Airasmaa, Tahmela, Tampere, Finland.
2004 Varsinainen. Tanssi- ja ääniteos. Coreography Anna Jussilaien, Kiisu Theatre, Outokumpu, Finland.
2003 Kuja. Art event, Tampere, Finland.
2001 Performance against nuclear plants. Central Square, Tampere, Finland.