Kuvan Tutkimuspäivät 2015

Taideyliopiston Kuvataideakatemian Tohtoriohjelma järjestää nyt ensimmäistä kertaa 7.–9.12.2015 yleisölle avoimet Tutkimuspäivät. Kolmen päivän aikana osallistujat saavat tilaisuuden osallistua KuvAn tutkijoiden, tohtorikoulutettavien ja heidän kutsumiensa vieraiden puheenvuorojen ja esitysten herättämiin keskusteluihin taiteesta ja tutkimuksesta.



Parin viimeisen vuosikymmenen aikana on käyty paljon keskusteluja siitä, mitä taiteellinen tutkimus on, mitä se voisi olla ja miksi sitä tulisi kutsua. Kuvataideakatemian (KuvA) Tutkimuspäivät ei jatka näitä jo hieman toisteisiksi muodostuneita keskusteluja vaan keskittyy valottamaan, pohtimaan ja problematisoimaan niitä konteksteja, joissa taiteilija-tutkijat toimivat ja ajattelevat.

Nykyään puhutaan paljon transdisiplinaarisesta tutkimuksesta, tutkimuksesta joka tapahtuu osin tutkimustiedon soveltamisen konteksteissa ja yhteistyössä siellä toimivien toimijoiden kanssa. Usein tällainen tutkimus löytää motivaationsa kansallisten ja ylikansallisten tutkimusrahoitusohjelmien piiristä, ja lähtökohtana on tyypillisesti pyrkimys jonkin konkreettisen ja yhteiskunnallisesti haastavan ongelman ratkaisuun. Viimeaikaisissa keskusteluissa on kuitenkin tuotu esiin myös se kriittinen näkökulma, että tällaisissa valtiojohtoisissa tutkimusohjelmissa ongelmanasettelu on usein melko teknokraattinen ja että sitä ohjaava ongelman käsite on alikehittynyt.

Taiteilija-tutkija ei välttämättä kehittele ongelman käsitettä, mutta tutkimuksellinen taiteellinen toiminta voi parhaimmillaan kytkeytyä yhteiskunnallisiin prosesseihin tavalla, joka haastaa kehittelemään ongelmanasetteluja monitahoisemmiksi. Tässä mielessä taiteilija-tutkija on transdisiplinaarinen toimija par excellence.

Nyt ensimmäistä kertaa järjestettävillä KuvAn Tutkimuspäivillä pureudutaan muutamaan Kuvataideakatemian taiteilija-tutkijoita lähellä olevaan aihepiiriin kolmen itsenäisen symposiumpäivän puitteissa.

Tervetuloa mukaan ajattelemaan näitä asioita yhdessä!

Mika Elo,
Taiteellisen tutkimuksen professori


KuvAn Tutkimuspäivät 7.–9.12.2015
Exhibition Laboratory, Merimiehenkatu 36, Helsinki

Lataa ohjelmaesite-pdf täältä.

Maanantai 7.12. 
klo 13.30-20.00: OBJECTS OF FEMINISM
Puhujat: Maija Timonen, Mona Mannevuo, Hannah Black, Josefine Wikström, Hannah Proctor, Cara Tolmie.

       18:30–20:00 Filminäytös: Born in Flames (Lizzie Borden 1983)

Tiistai 8.12.
klo 9.30–14.00: TAKING POSITIONS Avant-Garde and Common Politics 
Puhujat: Margarita Tupitsyn, Jyrki Siukonen, Sezgin Botnik, Ilya Orlov. 

klo 15.00-18.00: PANEELIKESKUSTELU ”Elohopeapisara vuoren huipulla” – tohtoriopintojen ohjaus, esitarkastus ja henkilökohtainen suunnittelu 
Kuvataideakatemian tohtoriohjelman vastuuprofessorin Mika Elon kanssa keskustelijoina professori Hanna Johansson (ohjaaja), kuvataiteilija Satu Kiljunen (esitarkastaja) ja taiteilija-tutkija Tuula Närhinen (tohtoriopiskelija, KuvA) ja Petri Kaverma (taiteilija, tutkijatohtori, KuvA). 

Keskiviikko 9.12.        
klo 10:00-17:00: WORLDS WITHIN WORLDS
The symposium is a part of Henna-Riikka Halonen’s Doctorate Staging F(r)iction, Art as a strategy of world making. 
Puhujat: Henna-Riikka Halonen, Amelia Barikin, Jani Ruscica, Harri Laakso, Lena Seraphin. 

17:30-20:30 Filminäytös: Pierre Huyghen, "THE HOST AND THE CLOUD" (2009), jonka jälkeen keskustelu. 

Filminäytöksen jälkeen, KuvAn Tutkimuspäivien päätteeksi, tarjoilua - Tervetuloa!

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Pierre Huyghe was born in Paris in 1962, and attended the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (1982–85). His work has been exhibited in numerous solo exhibitions at leading institutions across the world including LACMA (2014); Centre Pompidou (2013); Tate Modern and ARC, Musée d’art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (2006); Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (2003); and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2000). He lives and works in Paris and New York. 

Katso päivien tarkat ohjelmat ja puhujien esittelyt alta. 



Maanantai 7.12. Monday


Objects of feminism are the subject/object relations of contemporary capitalism, pieces of inorganic mat- ter embedded in living tissue, bits of flesh, chunks of fleshed out knowledge. Through the specific and varied inquiries of the invited guests the event ap- proaches feminism from a range of angles relating to its artistic, academic and political significance, taking it as both discourse and method. The day will contain presentations and a panel, followed by a film screening.


13:30    Brief introduction to the event Maija Timonen


13:45    Female Complaints and the question of Personal Equilibrium in Neuroleadership  Mona Mannevuo


14:30    TBC Hannah Black


15:15     COFFEE

15:30    The Materiality of the Social Josefine Wikström


16:15    She Dead: on Gender, Death and the Death of Gender Hannah Proctor


17:00    Shes Singing: I can feel boxes break (performance) Cara Tolmie


17:30    BREAK


17:45    Panel discussion with participants


18:30–20:00 SCREENING: Born in Flames (Lizzie Borden 1983)

Maanantain puhujat

Maanantain puhujat


Maanantai 7.12. Monday 


MONA MANNEVUO has a background in cultural history, gender studies and cultural studies. She holds an MA and she has defended her doctoral dissertation Affektitehdas. Työn rationalisoinnin historiallisia jatkumoita (Affect Factory: Rationalisation of Labour in Historical Continuums) in 12th September 2015. Her research interests are capitalism, labour history, affect theory, class and gender. Her latest publications include Reading the Faces of Hunger: Disturbing Images of Child Malnutrition in the World Press Photo Competition (European Journal of Cul- tural Studies, 2014) and Caught in a bad romance? Affective Attachments in Contemporary Academia (The Post-Fordist Sexual Contract: Working and Living in Contingency, eds. Adkins & Dever, Palgrave MacMillan, forthcoming 2015). She is also one of the editors of a special issue on ‘Affective Capitalism’ for the journal Ephemera. 

HANNAH BLACK is an artist and writer from the UK. She lives in Berlin. She graduated from Goldsmiths in 2013 and was a studio participant on the Whitney ISP in New York from 2013 to 2014. Recent exhibitions include Not You at Arcadia Missa in London, and group shows at Yarat in Baku, Azerbaijan and at Chateau Shatto in LA. She is working on a book for Martine Syms’ imprint Dominica, scheduled to be published in January 2016. 

JOSEFINE WIKSTRÖM is a writer, critic and lecturer whose research revolves around performance and labour. She is a lecturer at DOCH (Stockholm University of the Arts) and a visiting lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London. She writes for MUTE, Texte Zur Kunst, Afterall, Paletten and Frieze and is an associate editor of the peer-reviewed journal Philosophy of Photography. She is currently undertaking a PhD a the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, Kingston University, where she investigates the concept of performance within contemporary art and from the standpoint of concepts of labour in Marx, Adorno and other thinkers.


HANNAH PROCTOR recently completed a PhD at Birkbeck, University of London exploring the relationship between psychological research and communist ideology in the Soviet Union. She has also written on queer theory, feminism, the history of sexuality, psychoanalysis and the oppressive aspects of contemporary neuroscientific discourse. She is currently an ISSF Wellcome Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Birkbeck where she is embarking on a new project which intends to investigate collective non-professional therapeutic experiments that arose from various activist milieus in Britain in the 1970s. She co-runs the utopian discussion group Under the Moon at May Day Rooms, London.

CARA TOLMIE is an artist living in Stockholm and London. Her practice experiments from within the intersections of performance, experimental music and moving image and draws from debates surrounding feminisms, the politics of music and radical pedagogy. For the next year she will be undertaking a research project as part of Mejan Residents at KKH, Stockholm and in 2009/10 was included in the LUX Associate Artists Programme. She is also on the editorial collective for Cesura//Acesso Journal, a publication exploring music, poetics and experimental politics. She often works collaboratively and has recently made performances with Patrick Staff for Open File at Outpost, Norwich; Paul Abbott for the Counterflows festival in Glasgow, Plastic Words at Raven Row and Music for Museums at the Whitechapel Gallery; and Kimberley O’Neill and France-Lise McGurn at Tramway, Glasgow and South London Gallery. In 2013 she made two major solo projects; Pley, commissioned and produced by Picture This and exhibited at Spike Island, Bristoland Artissima, Turin; and Otiumfold commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery, London. 


The day is programmed by MAIJA TIMONEN, who is an artist, writer and researcher living in London and Helsinki. Her work has in recent years been concerned with interpreting the consequences of the changing economic landscape on women’s lives, with a focus on the troubled interrelation of the body and mind. Her writing spans from critical texts to fiction. She has contributed, among others, to Afterall Journal and May Magazine. Her book The Measure of Reality is out this year with Book Works, London. During 2015 she has worked as a Professor of Artistic Research at the Academy of Fine Arts at University of the Arts Helsinki. 

Tiistai 8.12. TAKING POSITIONS Avant-Garde and Common Politics

Tiistai 8.12. TAKING POSITIONS Avant-Garde and Common Politics

Tiistai 8.12. Tuesday


Avant-Garde and Common Politics

The seminar looks at the different ways the Leftist Avant-Garde acted and reacted in the changing political climates from the 1920s onward, and asks if there are the lessons to be learned in the present age.


10:00 Spectres of Formalism (Keynote) Dr. Margarita Tupitsyn

11:00 Informal Disagreement. Making of the Formalist Surrender Jyrki Siukonen, Visiting Research Fellow at the Academy of Fine Arts at the University of the Arts Helsinki

11:30  LUNCH  (not included)

12:30 Asymptopic Futurity. The October Revolution and the Yugoslavian Avant-Garde Dr. Sezgin Boynik

13:00 Future in the Past as the Imperfect Tense or What Can the Leftist Avant-Garde Give for Today’s Artistic Practice? Ilya Orlov, Doctoral Student, Academy of Fine Arts at the University of the Arts Helsinki

13:30–14:00 Discussion and Closing Remarks

15:00–18:00 PANEELIKESKUSTELU ”Elohopeapisara vuoren huipulla”
– tohtoriopintojen ohjaus, esitarkastus 
ja henkilökohtainen suunnittelu

Kuvataideakatemian tohtoriohjelman vastuuprofessorin Mika Elon kanssa keskustelijoina professori Hanna Johansson (ohjaaja), kuvataiteilija Satu Kiljunen (esitarkastaja) ja taiteilija-tutkija Tuula Närhinen (tohtoriopiskelija, KuvA) ja Petri Kaverma (taiteilija, tutkijatohtori, KuvA). (In Finnish) 

Tiistain puhujat

Tiistain puhujat

8.12 Tuesday


Avant-Garde and Common Politics


Specters of Formalism

In this talk I will present several examples of the u-turn that Soviet avantgardists made from production art to modernist painting in the 1930s as a reaction to official naturalism and leicism. Kazimir Malevich, Aleksandr Rodchenko, and Valentina Kulagina’s diaries and letters are my primary sources. These documents were suppressed by official historians and are now being ignored by scholars who insist on building a bridge between the avantgarde and Socialist Realism. My aim is to undermine the historical validity and even ethical responsibility of such a history, by constructing an alternative canon developed on the margins of Soviet culture industry’s seemingly impenetrable totality. I will also demonstrate that even during the worst periods of official censorship in the Soviet capital, modernist thinking and practice endured. It is this undying commitment to formalist and leftist think- ing that permitted the comeback of modernist counterculture after Stalin’s death in 1953.


DR. MARGARITA TUPITSYN is an independent curator, scholar, and art critic. Her many exhibitions include Sots Art, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; The Great Utopia (co-curated), Guggenheim Museum, New York; Global Conceptualism: Points of Origin, 1950s–1980s (co-curated), Queens Museum, New York; El Lissitzky: Beyond the Abstract Cabinet, Sprengel Museum, Hannover; Bauhaus: Dessau, Chicago, New York, Museum Folkwang, Essen; Malevich and Film, Fundação Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon; Verbal Photography: Ilya Kabakov, Boris Mikhailov and The Moscow Archive of New Art, Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Serralves, Porto; Against Kandinsky, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich; Rodchenko and Popova: Defining Constructivism, Tate Modern, London.

Tupitsyn is the author of many books and catalogues including Margins of Soviet Art: Socialist Re- alism to the Present (Politi Editore, 1989), The Soviet Photograph (Yale University Press, 1996), and Moscow Vanguard Art, 1922–1992 (Yale University Press, forthcoming). She has written art criticism for Flash Art, Artforum, Art Journal, and Art in America. In 2015, Tupitsyn curated the Russian Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale.

DR. JYRKI SIUKONEN is an artist and Visiting Research Fellow at the Academy of Fine Arts at the University of the Arts Helsinki. He has exhibited internationally since 1982 and published several books. His main research interests range from the early 18th-century philosophy and cultural history to the early Soviet avantgarde, and from the methodology of artistic research to the history non-conformist Lappish art of the 1960s. His most recent publications are Hammer and Silence. A Short Introduction the Philosophy of Tools (Academy of Fine Arts, 2015) and Tapaus Avantgarde (Taide, forthcoming 2016).

DR. SEZGIN BOYNIK is an independent scholar. He has published on punk, relations between aesthetics and politics, on cultural nationalism, Situationist International, and Yugoslavian cinema. He has co-edited the reader Nationalism and Contemporary Art (with Minna L. Henriksson, Rhizoma & EXIT, Prishtina, 2007), and co-authored the book History of Punk and Underground in Turkey, 1978-1999 (with Tolga Guldalli, BAS, Istanbul, 2008). Since 2014, he has been editor of Rab-Rab: Journal for Political and Formal Inquiries in Art.

ILYA ORLOv is an artist, historian, and a Doctoral Student at The Academy of Fine Arts at University of the Arts Helsinki. He has exhibited at the State Museum of Political History, St. Petersburg, the National Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow, and the Moscow Museum of Modern Art. He also partic- ipated in the 4th Moscow Biennale and in the Manifesta 10, St. Petersburg. 

Keskiviikko 9.12. WORLDS WITHIN WORLDS

Keskiviikko 9.12. WORLDS WITHIN WORLDS

Keskiviikko 9.12. Wednesday


The symposium is a part of Henna-Riikka Halonen’s Doctorate Staging F(r)iction, Art as a strategy of world making.

By putting specific emphasis on both fictional, visual and ambiguous dimensions of the artwork, the focus of this symposium will be in artist research projects that aim towards creation of works of ‘sci-fiction‘, creation of different realities, forms and meanings, different worlds and different spatiotemporal systems.  These works unfold amongst durations and spaces, engage with a non-linear mode of history and different temporalities. By deliberately cultivating ambiguity through, texts, and open scenarios with indeterminate outcomes, they exert their force as something that cannot easily be pinned down and question the when and how of artistic production.

10:00 Introduction: Throws of Dice Henna-Riikka Halonen

11:00 Sound Fossils and Arche-Fossils: Towards a Mineral Ontology of Contemporary Art   Dr. Amelia Barikin

12:00 LUNCH (not included)

13:00 Conversation in Pieces Jani Ruscica discusses his multidisciplinary work in progress Conversation in Pieces.

14:00 The apartment and its proxy Professor Harri Laakso

15:00–15:30 COFFEE

15:30–16:15 On Doubling, a Staged Encounter Lena Seraphin with Henna-Riikka Halonen

16:15–17:00 Discussion 

17:30-20:30 SCREENING: Pierre Huyghe: "THE HOST AND THE CLOUD" (2009)

The screening will be followed by a discussion led by Dr Amelia Barikin and joined by Henna-Riikka Halonen.

The Research Days then end with refreshments and food – Welcome! 


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The Host and the Cloud  was filmed over the course of a year in the disused building that once housed The National Museum of Arts and Popular Traditions (Musée national des Arts et Traditions Populaires) in Paris.

‘The Host and the Cloud’ experiment was a real situation that occurred in a closed folk museum which lies at the far end of an attraction park. It was witnessed live by an audience and partially recorded on three days: Halloween, Valentine’s Day and May Day. The experiment was conceived for a group of actors placed under certain conditions, facing influences they could alter and metabolize. It was created as a game of roles. The roles and behaviors of the actors, here the personnel of the museum, are changing through their encounters with the collection of displays, situations and fragmented narratives. The actors are subjected to the influence of interpreters of our recent history and/or archetypical professional performers. ‘The Host and the Cloud’ is a tale, a journey in the mind of an absent subject. The fictional character that appears in the film is the alter ego, the actuality in the mental landscape of this absent subject. A white rabbit wanders through the film of his imagination.


Duration 2hours, 1min, 30 sec



Keskiviikon puhujat

Keskiviikon puhujat


Keskiviikko 9.12. Wednesday




Sound Fossils and Arche-Fossils: Towards a Mineral Ontology of Contemporary Art

As a material index of acoustic activity, the term 'sound fossil' has gained currency in the fields of paleosonics and contemporary art both as a means of accounting for the appearance of the past in the present, and as an embodiment of cosmic time. Drawing upon projects by a variety of artists including Melissa Dubbin and Aaron S. Davidson, Pierre Huyghe, and Laurent Grasso, this enquiry begins with Roger Callois' musings on the writing of stones, detours through the accidental discovery of the sonic record of the Big Bang in New Jersey in 1964, and culminates in a consideration of the relationship between sound fossils and 'arche-fossils' (Meillassoux) to sketch out the significance of mineral ontologies to contemporary artistic production.  This talk is part of Barikin’s current research into art and science fiction.


The apartment and its proxy

In art things often are out of place and sometimes not what they seem. Art creates worlds from this out-of-placeness and this seeming. “The apartment and its proxy” is a presentation that explores that created space, taking as its departure point Maurice Blanchot’s novella The One Who Was Standing Apart From Me (1953), Pierre Huyghe’s Roof Garden Commission (2015) and the films of the anonymous Syrian collective Abounaddara.


DR AMELIA BARIKIN  is a contemporary art historian based in Brisbane, Australia. Her ork often focuses on perceptions and representations of time. Publications include Parallel Presents: The Art of Pierre Huyghe (MIT Press, 2012) and the co-edited anthology Making Worlds: Art and Science Fiction (Surpllus, 2013). Barikin is currently researching the intersection of art and science fiction at the University of Queensland, where she also teaches. 


DR. HARRI LAAKSO is professor of Visual culture and Art, and director of the Visual Culture and Contemporary Art MA program at Aalto University. Laakso is a researcher, artist and curator with a background in photography. He has studied at Ithaca College, School of the Art Institute of Chicago and University of Art and Design Helsinki. His primary interests are photographic images and theory, film, artistic research and word/image relations. He has also led many research projects including “Figures of Touch”. In addition to art projects and publications he has curated many exhibitions, most recently co-curating the Falling Trees exhibitions in the Finnish and Nordic Pavillions at the Venice Biennale (2013). In 2015 Laakso has been a visiting scholar at Porto University and at Columbia University in New York.


JANI RUSCICA was born in 1978 in Savonlinna, Finland and currently lives and works in Helsinki. He obtained an MFA from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki in 2007, a BFA from the Chelsea College of Art and Design, London in 2002, and a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design from the Camberwell College of Arts, London in 1999. He attended residencies at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, the Camden Arts Centre in London, and De Ateliers in Amsterdam. Ruscica’s application of video, photography, and sculpture exact a compelling exploration into the intersections of cinema, video art, theatre and performance. He is interested in how one defines one’s location, one’s placement in the world, and how this definition changes – continuously if necessary – according to personal, cultural, representational or even scientific factors. Ruscica’s practice articulates an expansive narrative of collective perception when temporal chronology is paralleled with biographical deductions of the contemporary zeitgeist. The “continuous present” is the overarching theme of his work (and title of a past exhibit), which refers to Gertrude Stein’s conception of humanity’s interpretive interplay with time. Stated simply: “Continuous present is one thing and beginning again and again is another thing. These are both things. And then there is using everything.” It is not a bureaucratic attempt to interpret the meaning of such “things” for the audience. Instead, Ruscica implores the audience to take the idea of “using everything” in the present and at each new beginning in order to recreate the myth of the self and its relationship with history, geopolitical boarders, and cultural philosophy. 


Recent exhibitions include: Space Release#16 – Scene Shifts in Six Movements, CIRCA Projects, Newcastle (2013); Conversation in Pieces (Pt.1), Galerie Anhava, Helsinki (2013); Parallel Acts, Otto Zoo Gallery, Milan (2010): Travelogue, Camden Arts Centre, London (2010). Recent group exhibitions include: I See You, Kunsthalle Detriot, Museum of Contemporary Art (2013); Shadows of a Doubt, Tallin Art Hall (2013); Sounding Selves, Dalhousie University Art Gallery, Halifax, Canada (2012); Travelogue, Louis Vuitton Store, Rome (2012); Me, You, We and the Others, Museo Civico di Reggio, 7th European Photography Festival, Reggio, Italy (2012). In addition to presenting screenings in institutions such as Centre Pompidou, Paris, TATE Modern, London and MoMA, New York, Roscica is the recipient of a five-year grant from the Arts Council of Finland, the Norwegian Fremtids Blikket Award for “Best Innovative Film,” and the AVEK award for Achievements in the Field of Audio Visual Culture. His works are held in such institutions as the Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne, Paris, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, State Art Collection, Fin- land, and The Finnish-Institute in London.


LENA SéRAPHIN is a visual artist and has graduated from Goldsmiths College, London, and UIAH, Helsinki. She is currently finalizing her doctoral thesis People Who See Themselves – Laborations in Fictionality at the Aalto University. The forthcoming dissertation is based on artistic research and productions titled The Don Quixote Complex, and in her essays she observes the artist as a varying assembly of roles in post-media practices and analyses the double/Doppelgänger as a figuration and an artistic device. In her work Séraphin proposes (academic) writing practises as a means to stretch through and beyond knowledge production. Whilst a doctoral candidate Séraphin has focused on how to mediate artistic research. Her radio essay Shadow Thirsting for Life was broadcasted in 2013 for YLE. In it she approaches the motif of the double as a comparison between an expert’s voice and a lay-woman’s words. She also conducted a workshop titled Kaksoisolento –Dubbelgångare (Finnish-Swedish for the double) addressing the issue of the double in a tilting and imploding multicultural scene. Writer Jean Paul coins the Doppelgänger in 1796 in his novel Flower, Fruit and Thorn Pieces: or the Mar- ried Life, Death, and Wedding of the Advocate of the Poor, Firmian Stanislaus Siebenkäs as a response to transcendental identity and instigation of iden- tity as abundance. Lena Séraphin takes part in the research project Microhistories steered by visual artist, professor Magnus Bärtås, Konstfack, Sweden.


HENNA-RIIKKA HALONEN (b. 1975) uses a wide range of historical and cultural references, including Avant-Garde theatre and science fiction literature and cinema – testing the tensions between performers, audience and acting and non-acting. Her projects often examine the present and future through pre-existing events, and fictions, highlighting the problem in showing courses of events though isolated images. She creates stories within stories, spaces within spaces, events within events, in which social possibilities are both rehearsed, performed and re-performed. In this, historical and contemporary and futuristic references are brought together through an intertextual playfulness in collage like process. The narrative structure of her video and performance work remains enigmatic and the reality and fiction are hard to distinguish and the temporal and spatial relationship of the events is open to question.


Halonen graduated with MFA Fine Art from Goldsmiths College, London in 2006. and is currently doing a Doctorate in Fine Art at the Academy of Fine Arts at the University of the Arts Helsinki. She has worked on and produced many collaborative large scale video projects and commissions in UK, Israel, Ireland, France, Sweden and Finland and has shown her work widely in international exhibitions and festivals such as Research Pavilion, Venice 2015, You Imagine What you Desire, Biennale of Sydney 2014, Eden The Pow(d)er of Fear, Lilith Performance Studio. Malmo, Sweden, Fictitious Entry, Uqbar, Berlin, Ny Finsk Videokunst, Kunsthall, Grenland, Norway, Video Dumbo festival, Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, New York, Gallery Factory, Seoul, Korea, Saison Video, France, Transmediale, 2012, Berlin, Hors Pistes, Centre Pompidou, Paris, Festival De Nouveau Cinema, Montreal, Brussels Short film Festival, Musrara Mix, Jerusalem, Israel, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, Berwick Gymnasium Gallery, UK, Loop Video Art Fair, Barcelona, Grimmuseum, Berlin, Gstaad Film festival, Switzerland, Incheon International Biennale, Korea and ARTE TV Chan- nel(France/Germany) etc.



KuvAn Tutkimuspäivät 7.–9.12.2015
Exhibition Laboratory
Merimiehenkatu 36, Helsinki

Mika Elo, Taiteellisen tutkimuksen professori

Michaela Bränn, Tutkimuskoordinaattori