My Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

2016 – 2018 Master of Arts, Nordic Visual Studies and Art Education (NoVA), Aalto University, Helsinki
2005 – 2010 Photographer & Visual Communication, BA | University of Lahti, Institute of Design, Dep. of Photography
2003 – 2005 Specialising studies: New Photography 20 cr. | University of Lahti, Institute of Design
2003 Graphic Design and Publishing Studies 19 cr. | University of Art and Design, Helsinki
1996 – 2000 Visual Artist, 160 cr. | Vocational Institute of Western Lapland, Institution of Arts and Audio-Visual Communication, Tornio, Finland

MEMBERSHIPS

2018 – The Multi-Collective / The Supernova Network 2002 – Finnish Union of Photographic Artists’ 2011 – Tjaldur – The Friendship Association Finland-Faroe Islands | Chair of the Board 2012 – Färöfonden (Faroe Foundation) | Chair of the Board 2016 – artArctica Network 2006 – Mikropaliskunta Artist Group

ARTISTIC PRACTICE Selected Solo Exhibitions & Screenings

2016
Birgit’s Garden, Invited Anniversary Exhibition, Pohjola-Norden Leppävirta, Leppävirta Library 2015 Birgit’s Garden: An exhibition and a photo book launch, Kulturkontakt Nord, Helsinki 2013 Ferðin til Heljar: A journey with Hamferð, G! Festival Film programme, Faroe Islands / Sirkus, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands 2012 Fighters They Bleed - Revisited, Performance Center, Helsinki 2011 Entertainment Island 5: Exhibition, Kana Theatre, OKNO Festival, Szczecin, Poland 2011 Entertainment Island 5: Exhibition, Tjóðpallur, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands 2011 Entertainment Island 5: Exhibition, CCA, Glasgow, Scotland 2010 SIC: Fighters They Bleed, Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki 2010 Entertainment Island 5: Exhibition & Lounge, Kiasma, Helsinki 2010 SIC: Fighters They Bleed – Installation, The Nordic House on the Faroe Islands, Tórshavn 2008 TUSKA 2003–2007 – The story of Us, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki 2008 TUSKA 2003-2007 (warm up) – The story of Us, Gallery Sinne, Helsinki 2007 AS ANYONE ELSE/ SIINÄ MISSÄ KAIKKI, Kotka Photographic Centre 2006 AS ANYONE ELSE/ SIINÄ MISSÄ KAIKKI, Gallery K, Helsinki 2005 AS ANYONE ELSE/ SIINÄ MISSÄ KAIKKI, Photographic Centre Peri, Turku 2004 AS ANYONE ELSE/ SIINÄ MISSÄ KAIKKI, Galleri Zebra, Karjaa 2003 AS ANYONE ELSE/ SIINÄ MISSÄ KAIKKI, Kemi Historical Museum 2000 – 2001 I support the equality of the disabled people – exhibition / Kauhava Art House / Pihlajanpuisto school, Kauhava / Pori Jazz 2000, Antinkartano, Ulvila / Town Hall, Tornio / Kiviranta school, Tornio / Tornion yhteislyseo 2000 fugit.irreparabile.tempus -graduation exhibition, VIWL, Tornio

ARTISTIC PRACTICE Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 
Visual Conversations with Cosmic Silence, NODE Gallery, Aalto University of Arts, Design and Architecture 2017/2016 Polar self Portraits – the artist and the curious case of the vanishing ice caps,  @eARTH – XI Florence Biennale, Italy / Ilulissat Kunstmuseum, Greenland / British Antarctic Survey's Research Station, Antarctica / Maison D´Árt Contemporain, Marocco / UCL Art Museum, London / Boz´Art en Baz´ Art Festival, France | 2016 Birgit’s Garden - exhibition, artArctica festival, Helsinki | 2014 The Sailor King, The King Billy, Nottingham, UK 2013 Light from Darkness, Performance Center, Helsinki 2012 Kuvia Nyky-Suomesta – 2000-luvun teatteria, Theatre Museum, Helsinki 2002 Sky Scrapers/Pilven Piirtäjät, Aine Art Museum, Tornio 2002 Taivas feat. reAktio, Kellarikalleria, Suonenjoki 2002 I´m..., Association of Kemi Visual Artists exhibition, Tullimakasiini, Kemi 2002 reAktio, O.space, Kivipankki, Jämsä 2001 reAktio, O.space, Rantagalleria, Oulu | reAktio, O.space, Old Railway Station, Tornio 2001 Feel the Love, Association of Kemi Visual Artists exhibition, Tullimakasiini, Kemi 2000 JunkFoodHighway, installation, Kontti, Kiasma, Helsinki 1999 Open Doors/The Last Images of the Millenium, Rantagalleria, Oulu 1999 reAktio, Akti-exhibition, Exhibition Hall, Haparanda, Sweden 1999 reAktio slideshow screening, Tornio city centre | reAktio exhibition, Town Hall, Tornio 1998 Young Photographers from the North, Rantagalleria, Oulu 1997 Young Artists from Lapland, Rovaniemi Art Museum

OTHER ARTISTIC PRACTICES Selection

2015
Birgit’s Garden – photo book launches on the Faroe Islands w/ interdisciplinary events / Reinsaríið, Tórshavn / G! Festival, Syðrugøta / Tutl-shop, Tórshavn 2012 Journey to the Holy Land: a photo documentary of Hamferð in W:O:A Metal Battle, Germany 2011 Ferðin til Heljar-concert tour photo documentary | Iceland and Faroe Islands 2009 – 2010 mikroPaliskunta: Finland is travelling –project | mikroPaliskunta.net 2009 mikroPaliskunta at Pixelache-festival 2008 Under the Northern Star – interdisciplinary art event | underthenorthernstar.org 2007 mikroPaliskunta: Berlin round tour 2007 –project | mikroPaliskunta.org 2007 Remote Presence: Streaming life – workshop & live streaming event Muu gallery / Muu ry. & Pixelache 2006 – 2009 mikroPaliskunta –pilot project [Finland from North to South] | mikroPaliskunta.net | mikroPaliskunta has been featured on many new media and art festivals in Finland and in Europe. 2005 A Photo Workshop for disabled children and young adults in connection to the exhibition AS ANYONE ELSE in Photographic Centre Peri in Turku. 2004 Artist-in-Residence, Finnish Artist’s Association, Berlin, Germany 2004 Participation in Grüss Marcella -project | Volkspalast in Palast der Republik, Berlin, Germany 2004 Participant of Trans Barents Highway Symposium of Art 2004 – project | in Finland, Sweden, Norway 2002 Several Photographic Workshops for disabled children | in connection to the SkyScrapers / PilvenPiirtäjät -project at Aine Art Museum, Tornio, Finland

PUBLICATIONS AND ONLINE ART WORKS Selection

2018
Master’s Thesis: Missing the Mountains or Being the Children of the Sea (or Not), Aalto University 2015 Photo book: Birgit’s Garden – My Wondrous Journeys to the Faroe Islands (in 4 languages; published by Sprotin, FO) 2014 Blogger of the month, Suomen Taiteilijaseura ry. | http://artists.fi/blogit/kuvataiteilijablogi-2/ 2010 Oblivia: Entertainment Island. The Book. (Photo Book | Exhibition Catalogue) | oblivia.fi 2010 Oblivia: Att vara cool i barer, 10 år av Oblivia. | oblivia.fi 2008 Under the Northern Star & Tuska 2003-2007 | Documentation and Project's Website | Offline 2006 – 2010 All mikroPaliskunta – projects | Documentation and Project's Website | mikropaliskunta.net 2006 Rethinking Nordic Colonialism | Documentation DVD and Website | rethinking-nordic-colonialism.org 2005 Trans Barents Highway Symposium of Art | Catalogue 2004 Tuska 2003 + 2004: Art Inkjet Prints Folder, ed. 3/3

PUBLISHED WORK Live Performance Photography, Photo Reportage, Tour Documentary etc.

A list of works and project presentations on my website | www.eijamakivuoti.net

WEB DOCUMENTARY | Digital Storytelling

My experimental movies / web documentaries are published on my Vimeo | www.vimeo.com/eijamakivuoti

BOOK FAIRS / FESTIVALS

2016
Birgit’s Garden–photo book (artArctica Festival, Helsinki / Gothenburg Book Fair, FarLit / Frankfurt Book Fair, FarLit / Book Fair, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki / Book Event, Photographci Artists’ Association, Hippolyte Gallery, Helsinki / PhotoIndependent Book Salon, Los Angeles, USA (PhotoIndependent Photo Festival)

GRANTS, FUNDING, AWARDS

2017
Mobility Funding, Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture 2015 mesenaatti.me / a Nordic Crowd Funding campaign for Birgit’s Garden photo book 2015 Mobility Funding, Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture 2014 Nordiska kulturfonden | Svenska kulturfonden | Letterstedtska Föreningen | Mentanargrunnur Landsins | Eugène, Elisabeth och Birgit Nygréns stiftelse | Tórshavnar Kommuna 2010 Mentanargrunnur Landsins (Arts Council of Faroe Islands) 2009 Konstsamfundet 2008 mikroPaliskunta – Finland is Travelling -project | Finnish Cultural Foundation, Arts Council of Finland (group) 2008 Finnish-Danish Culture Fund | Arts Council of Finland | Helene och Walter Grönqvists Stiftelse 2007 Patricia Seppälä Foundation | Finnish Cultural Foundation - Uusimaa Regional Fund 2006 mikroPaliskunta: AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture, Art Council of Finland, Samuel Huber Art Foundation and The Foundation for Environmental Art - Stiftelsen för miljökonst (group) 2006 SLEIPNIR travel grant: Greenland 2004 SLEIPNIR travel grant 2002 Finnfoto ry. | Lapland Arts Council 2001 Tornio City Cultural Grant | Lapland Arts Council 2000 Lapland Arts Council

INTERNATIONAL PHOTO AWARDS

2018
Part of the curated selection of 18 projects from the inaugural Der Greif - Organization for Contemporary Photography and the World Photography Organisation open call. 2017 Honorable Mention, International Photography Award, Family of Man Award: Youth / Pro  2010 A series of photographs from Fighters They Bleed got a Honorable Mention in the 2010 International Photography Award (Lucie Award) by Lucie Foundation (US) in the category People: Culture / Pro.

WORKING EXPERIENCE

2015 – 2016
Administrative Assistant, Nordic Culture Point, Helsinki, Finland 2003 – 2014 Photographer | Webmaster & Web Coordinator, Performance company Oblivia, Helsinki, Finland 2012 – 2014 IT-consultant, Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture (Nordic Council of Ministers), Riga Office 2012 – 2015 IT-consultant, Nordic Culture Point, Helsinki, Finland 2007 – 2014 Advisor, Nordic Culture Point, Helsinki, Finland 2003 – 2006 Project Coordinator | Project Assistant | Communication Coordinator, NIFCA – Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art, Suomenlinna, Helsinki 2000 – 2004 Teacher: Analog Photography and Digital Photography, Vocational Institute of Western Lapland & Western Lapland University of Applied Sciences, Tornio, Finland 2000 – 2002 Museum Assistant, The Aine Art Museum, Tornio 1998 Photographic Assistant, Phil Flowers Photography, Somerset, England, UK

OTHER WORK Selected Freelance Based Work

2005 – 2019
Live Performance Photography (Rock and Metal Photography | Performance Art) | Commissioned by bands and performers 2009 Photographer | Imagematch Oy and Korjaamo Gallery 2004, 2007 Layout & Graphic Design | FRAME, Finnish Museum of Photography, NIFCA etc. 2006 Photography | Rethinking Nordic Colonialism -project, NIFCA | www.rethinking-nordic-colonialism.org 2006 Performance Documentation | Amorph´06 - performance festival, MUU 2006, 2008 Performance Documentation | Magnus Logi Kristinsson, Lucy Cash and other performance artists 2006 Juror at the Photographic Contest for Mundo -project | MUNDO - Finnish Broadcasting Company´s education project for immigrants 2002 Photography | The Aine Art Museum & Tornio Region School project SKY SCRAPERS/PILVENPIIRTÄJÄT 2001 – 2005 Documentation Photography: Exhibition, Event & Workshop Documentation | Aine Art Museum, Tornio, Finland

VOLUNTEER WORK

2014 – 2019 Web/Communication Coordinator, Editor, Graphic Designer, Producer etc. | Tjaldur – the Friendship Society Finland-Faroe Islands
2016 – 2019 Photographer | The Metal Phenomenon
2007 – 2019 Photographer/journalist | Inferno-magazine
2012 – 2016 Photographer/journalist | Allmetalfest.com
2012 – 2013 Photographer/journalist | Imperiumi.net
2009 – 2010 Photographer | Noise.fi

OTHER

Documentation photography | crew member 2006: Rethinking Nordic Colonialism - project
Photographer 2004: Gruss Marcella-project at Volkspalast, Palast der Republik, Berlin
Artist | photographer 2004: Trans Barents Highway Symposium of Art 2004