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 2002 – Finnish Union of Photographic Artists’ 2011 – Tjaldur – The Friendship Association Finland-Faroe Islands | Chair of the Board 2012 – Färöfondet (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-section, Leppävirta Library 2015 Kulturkontakt Nord, Helsinki // An exhibition and a photo book launch: Birgit’s Garden (October 2015) 2013 Ferðin til Heljar: A journey with Hamferð (experimental film; web documentary) | G! Festival Film programme, Faroe Islands & screening at 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 – experimental film screening & Installation, The Nordic House on Faroe Islands, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands 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 2016 Polar self Portraits – the artist and the curious case of the vanishing ice caps, Ilulissat Kunstmuseum, Greenland / British Antarctic Research Centers / Maison D´Árt Contemporain, Marocco / UCL Art Museum, London / Boz´Art en Baz´ Art Festival, France | 2016 Birgitin Puutarha - valokuvanäyttely, artArctica festivaali, 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 centre | reAktio exhibition, Town Hall, Tornio 1998 Exhibition of the Northern Young Photographers, Rantagalleria, Oulu 1997 Exhibition of the Young Artists from Lapland, Rovaniemi Art Museum

OTHER ARTISTIC PRACTICES Selection

2015
Birgit’s Garden – photo book launches on the Faroe Islands: 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 Participation in Pixelache-festival 2009 (w/ mikroPaliskunta project) 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 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

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

OTHER WORK Selected Freelance Based Work

2007 – 2018
Freelance photographer | Inferno magazine | inferno.fi 2011 – 2016 Freelance photographer | All Metal Festivals | allmetalfest.com 2012 – 2013 Freelance photographer | Imperiumi | imperiumi.fi 2009 Photographer | Imagematch Oy and Korjaamo Gallery 2009 – 2010 Freelance photographer | Noise | noise.fi 2005 – 2015 Live Performance Photography (Rock and Metal Photography | Performance Art) | Commissioned by bands and performers 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

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

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, Photographi 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

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

VOLUNTEER WORK

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