CV - Elina Aho, b. 1981 Finland, lives and works in Helsinki, visual artist and art lecturer; portfolio: elinaaho.carbonmade.com, email: aho.elina@gmail.com, instagram: elinaahostudio

EDUCATION

2012 Master in Fine Art, Painting with Merit,

The Glasgow School of Art, UK

2006 Master of Psychology, University of Helsinki

Further education

2015

Post-Degree Specialization Studies (30 credits), Artistic Interventions in Organizations, University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland

2011-2012 Specialization in Dance-Movement Therapy – one-year foundation course in psychotherapeutic body and movement work, Eino Roiha Institute

2009-2011 Theatre Academy, Univertsity of the Arts, Helsinki: short courses: Awareness Perception

Presence; Gestures - Translating the mind; Bodyschool; Advanced improvisation and somatics; Movers & Witnesses; Exploring Arts for a social change

2008-2009 University of Art and Design, Helsinki; Museums as Artistic Medium

2008 The Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, Summer School – Painting

2006-2010 Critical Academy Art School, Drawing, Painting, Critic Workshop, courses

Artist-in-Residencies

2017 Fine Art Summer Residency, Royal College of Art, London

2016 Ars Bioarctica, Kilpisjärvi, Finland, Finnish Bioart Society

2015 Triangle Arts Association/ Finnish Cultural Institute in New York, funded by Finnish Cultural Foundation

2015 Helsinki city Transport company,

2011 Summer residency - School of Visual arts, New York

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019 Galleria Theodor, Loviisa

2018 Galleria Katariinan Studio, Helsinki

Galleria Aarni, Espoo

Galleria Napa, Rovaniemi

2017 Keholataamo, Helsinki

Lauttasaaren kirkkokahvila, Helsinki

2016 OHO Gallery, Helsinki

Galleria Malmitalo, Helsinki

Linnoituksen krouvi, Lappeenranta, Finland

2015 Kotkankadun Suoja-Pirtti, Shelter Home for Homeless, Encounters - Memories - Portrait Project 2014 Galleria Jangva, Helsinki, Finland, Extended Body - Gesture, Action, Trace

2013 Drawing Gallery D5, Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki, Corporealities

00130Gallery Project Room, Helsinki, Extended Body - Gesture, Action, Trace

2012 Helsinki City Hall, Helsinki, Your Body Speaks

2011 Rööperin Taidesalonki, Art Salon Rööperi, Helsinki Embodied Painting

Gallery Nax-et, Helsinki Tangible

2010 Galerie Oljemark, Helsinki Body/images

Kulmagalleria, Helsinki, Bodily perceptions

2009 Linnoituksen krouvi, Encounters, Lappeenranta, Finland

Galerie oljemark, Identity, Helsinki

2007 cable gallery, c2-gallery and restaurant Hima & Sali, Helsinki

PERFORMANCES/ LIVE ART

2018 Life drawing meets contemporary dance, with dancer Sami Rekola, Galleria Aarni

2017 Life drawing meets contemporary dance, collaboration with dancer Laura Pietiläinen, Encounters-Festival @Asematila- Gallery

2016 Routes of Helsinki/ Sound Landscapes, Young Artists-Series, Helsinki Music Hall, Aug. 4th

2015 Routes of Helsinki/ Sound Landscapes, Virka-Galleria, Night of the Arts, 20.8.2015

2014 Routes of Helsinki/ Sound Landscapes, Taideyliopiston kontti, 7.-8.12.2014

2014 Design of Trace, concept planning, multidisciplinary performance project, performer, Taidelaboratorio Viiskulma Helsinki and Lenkkiteatteri, granted by Helsingin kulttuurikeskus, 7 performances, choreography: Jenni Sainio

2013 Body Moving – Painting in Action, multidisciplinary performance project, performer, 4 performances, choreography: Jenni Sainio

2012 Role in short lm ’Sharkey ́s’ by Beth Shapeero, Glasgow, UK

2010 Performer in Yhdessä / Together, Nine dance performances, Zodiak – Centre for New Dance choreography: Eeva Muilu

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 Play & Love, Galleria Pato, Kuusankoski

Arteground Art Festival, Viljandi City Gallery, Estonia

2016 Lapinlahti Gallery, Helsinki “On embodiment”

Kuja Bar & Bistro, Helsinki, with Nina Iso-Herttua ja Minna-Karoliina Heino

oFFLINE @The Central Booking, New York City, “No Toxic Factor”

Art Lab Viiskulma Helsinki, collaboration with Winston Lee Mascarenhas and Glasgow School of Art

2015 Helsinki City Museum, Sofiankatu (collaboration with musician Mikko H.Haapoja) Embodied City Art Fair Suomi 2015

Open Studio Exhibition, Triangle arts association, Brooklyn, NYC, Embodied City

Taidelinja, The Art Line/ Helsinki City Transport, cross-disciplinary exhibition

2014 Library 10, Helsinki, Finland

Kuusankosken Taideruukki, Kuusankoski, Finland, On womanhood

Aho-Lindén-Sainio: Metamorphosis, Taidelaboratorio Viiskulma, Helsinki, Finland

Arteground Art Festival, Viljandi City Gallery, Estonia

2013 Erotus +/- US, The Glue Factory, Glasgow, UK

2012 Master of Letters Group Show, Exchange Project with MFA Students AALTO University, Helsinki, Mediakeskus Lume

Master of Letters Degree Show, The Bermondsey Project, London

The Graduate Degree Show 2012

The Lighthouse, Centre for Design and Architecture, Glasgow

Master of Letters Degree Show, Mackintosh Building, Glasgow

AFTERWARDNESS, Garage Space, Barnes Building, Glasgow

Print Portfolio Project, Mackintosh Building, Glasgow School of Arts, Glasgow

Masters of Letters Painting Exhibition, Mackintosh Building Studio 48, Glasgow

Guest curated show by Hazel Blake/ The Open Show at Inc Tank, Edinburgh

2011 Christmas Exhibition, Art Salon rööperi, Helsinki

Open Studio Exhibition, School of Visual arts, New York City

Ruoholahti Metro Station, Helsinki

2010 Itäkeskus Psychiatric Clinic, Helsinki

Galeria do Palácio, II Finland-Portugal Art Festival, juried exhibition, Porto, Portugal

2009 Gallery SYKE, Finnish Environment Institute, Helsinki

Galerie Oljemark summer exhibition, Jokelan kartano, Hämeenkoski, Finland

Cafe & Bar Vanhan kuppila, Helsinki

Ruoholahti Metro Station, Helsinki

Helsinki City Museum, Sofiankatu, Helsinki, Recharged collections

Nordea Window gallery, Helsinki

2008 ABB, Helsinki

Gallery SYKE, Finnish Environment Institute, Helsinki

2007 Nordea Window gallery, Helsinki Folkhälsan Senior House, Helsinki

PUBLIC WORKS

2018 Embodied City, Tunturikatu 9, Helsinki, permanent art work/ electricity cabinet, SixFive Cru meets Artists-project, collaborator: Helen Sähköverkko

2018 Inhale – Exhale, Aurorankatu 13, Helsinki, permanent art work/ electricity cabinet, SixFive Cru meets Artists-project, collaborator: Helen Sähköverkko

2018 Encounters, Arkadiankatu 17, Helsinki, permanent art work/ electricity cabinet, SixFive Cru meets Artists-project, collaborator: Helen Sähköverkko

2017 Embodied city II, directing the making of the collective work of art, Drawing D5 Gallery, Helsinki 2015 Embodied City, directing the making of the collective work of art, Helsinki City Museum, Sofiankatu

2014 The Bigger Picture, collective painting, GE Health Care Village

LECTURES/TEACHING/PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE

2018-2020 Mentor and visiting lecturer in the specialization program in artistic interventions, University of the Arts, Helsinki

2018-2019 Coach and mentor for visual artists/ Arts & Organizations, Kaakon Taide and Taiteen edistämiskeskus, Lappeenranta

2013-2018 Kriittinen korkeakoulu and Otavan opisto – Ruumiinkuvia/ Corporealities, developing and teaching a further education course aimed at art professionals and art therapists, main themes: corporeality, movement and drawing, life drawing, mark-making, self-portrait, movement workshop, experimental workshop, lectures, critiques

2018 Portrait Now-course, Critical Academy

2017 Visiting Lecturer, Tevere/ HY +, art-led workshop

2016-2017 Visiting Lecturer at Theatre Academy, University of the Art, Corporealities-art course

2016 Panelist at Science Corner/ Tiedekulma, Helsinki on Climate Change

2015-2016 University of Helsinki & SITRA, developing pedagogies on climate change

2015 Helsinki City Museum, visual artist/ developing and leading a community art project, August-September

2015 Sibelius Academy, The University of the Arts, Helsinki; visiting lecturer

2015 Theatre academy, The university of the arts, speaker at the seminar, 2 workshops

2014 Helsinki City Executive Office, Helsinki Creates Work-project, visual artist, developing artistic methods in promoting well-being of the citizens, working in organizations, development projects, urban city planning, 6 months

2014 Art School Maa Ruumiinkuvia –Corporealities – workshops for 1st year students, visiting lecturer

2013 Lenkkiteatteri, Free Professional Theatre, Fine Art Meets Urban Art Revolution! Workshop aimed at Art Professionalsls

2012 Your Body Speaks-seminar Lecturer

2011 Art workshop for the elderly, 10 sessions, Kantti ry

2006-2008 Hepsy ry, writing articles on art and well-being

CURATING/ CO-CURATING

NÄYTTELYKURATOINNIT


2017 August-Decembet Helsinki Hairdressers, exhibition program

PoT Up LaB, Helsinki, June 2017, exhibition Corporealities

Drawing D5 Galleria, Helsinki, May-August 2017 Embodied City II- community art program and exhibition

2016 Constant Cravings, ArtLab Viiskulma, with artist-curator Winston Lee Mascarenhas, Glasgow- Helsinki- exhibition

2016, 2017 Kantin Galleria, On Human Form- group exhibition

2014 Corporealities - 10 female artists on embodiment, ArtLab Viiskulma

014 Self-portrait, Dancer Anni Rissanen´s performance, ArtLab Viiskulma


2013 Ruxandra Balboa-Pöysti´s exhibition, ArtLab Viiskulma


2012 Masters of Letters- touring exhibition (Glasgow- Lontoo- Helsinki), responsible for the Helsinki exhibition, in collaboration with the Aalto-university and its MFA-program, Mediacenter Lume

2012 Psychoanalysis in Art and Culture-exhibition, Glasgow, Barnes Garage

Works of art in collections

British airways – Glasgow Airport Business Lounge, Double Effect Kiss Cool

Elävän musiikin yhdistys ry – Live Music Association of Finland,

Private collections in Europe

BIBLIOGRAPHY (AUTHORED BY ARTIST, selected)

Elina Aho (2015). Jaettuja jälkiä - kuvataiteilijana organisaatiossa. antologia-julkaisu, Teatterikorkeakoulu.

Elina Aho (2015). Routes of Helsinki and Sound Landscapes, IssueX (University of the Arts-Magazine), cover photo and article

Elina Aho (2012). Extended Body – Gesture, Action, Trace. Book-on-demand from Blurb.com

Aho (2012) Corporealities. Psychoanalytic works and writing from the body. Book-on-demand from Blurb.com

Elina Aho (2012). Art and corporeality - Your Body Speaks.

OTHER ARTICLES AND PUBLICATIONS

(selected)

Finnish Cultural Institute in New York, introduction: http://www.fciny.org/program/elina-aho

YLE radio 1: Haastattelu sarjaan Tekijä - kulttuuriohjelma uuden sukupolven huipuista. Julkaisupäivä 7.1.2015, haastattelija Tiina Harpf. http://areena.yle.fi/radio/1405256

Installation of video work (performative drawings) featured in GSA annual e-card, directed by Craig Kirk, 2012, The Glasgow School of Art http://vimeo.com/55435872

Ruxandra Balboa-Pöysti: Elina Aho – Body parts freed by movement, inner history and intuition. Meet the Artists- blog, http://ruxandrabp.wordpress.com/2010/11/04/elina-aho-body-parts-freed-by-movement-inner- history-and-intuition/. Publication.

GRANTS Helsinki Cultural Center, Moving Art-Project 2014, Finnish Cultural Foundation/ Finnish Cultural Institute, 2015

Other interests

contemporary dance, psychoanalysis, art and science, nature