Born in Finland
Lives and works in UK/Netherlands

2007 Doctor of Arts, University of Lapland
2009 Master of Theatre, Amsterdam University of the Arts

2001 Master of Arts, Faculty of Art and Design, University of Lapland
2000 The Institute of Media Arts, Faculty of Visual Arts and Music, University of Pécs

1999 Bachelor of Arts, Faculty of Art and Design, University of Lapland
1994 Matriculation, Music program, Savonlinna Senior Secondary School of Art and Music

2020– Associate Professor in Art and Design at Lab4Living, Sheffield Hallam University
2014– Adjunct Professor in Arts-based research, Tampere University

2015-2020 Academy Research Fellow (Academy of Finland), T7, Tampere University
2019 Visiting research fellow, University of Copenhagen, Section of General Practice
2016 Visiting research fellow, Rice University, Medical Futures Lab, Houston TX
2011-2013 Postdoctoral researcher (Academy of Finland), University of Lapland
2012 Postdoctoral fellow, Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, Plymouth UK
2011 Postdoctoral fellow, Arts and Humanities in Health and Medicine, University of Alberta
2010-2014 Researcher, University of the Arts Utrecht, Research Centre Performative Processes
2002-2005 PhD researcher, Doctoral School of Audiovisual Media Elomedia
1998-1999 Actor, Rovaniemi City Theatre

2022 Solverberget Gallery, Stavanger, Norway
2022 The Art Bypass Gallery, London
2021 Gallery Ronga, Tampere, Finland
2021 Publika, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2021 McMaster Art Gallery, Hamilton, Canada
2021 Creativity&Cognition21, GatherTown/Venice, Italy
2021 MUU Contemporary Art Center at Cable Factory, Helsinki
2020 Lawndale Art Center, Houston TX (solo)
2019 Kunsthalle Turku, Finland (solo)
2018 Galleria Ronga, Tampere, Finland (group)
2018 Kunstmuseum Ahrenshoop, Germany (group)
2018 CICA Museum, Gimpo, Korea (group)
2018 InSEA Congress, Aalto University, Helsinki (group)
2017 UNAIDS/WHO, Geneva (group)
2017 KiT Gallery, Trondheim (group)

2016 Augusta Savage Gallery, Amherst MA (group)
2015 Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Vancouver (group)
2015 ArtVenture, Over Het Ij Festival, NDSM Amsterdam (group)
2015 ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community (group)
2015 Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax (group)
2015 Art Centre Mältinranta Studio, Tampere (solo)
2014 Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Toronto (group)
2014 Linus Art Gallery, CA (group)
2014 ArtisTTable Online Art Gallery (group)
2014 Estonian Museum of Applied Arts and Design, Tallinn (group)
2014 Megaron Athens International Conference Hall, Athens (group)
2013 Lahti City Museum, Lahti Finland (group)
2013 The FAB Gallery, Edmonton (group)
2013 Descartes-centrum, Utrecht (solo)
2013 Upstream People Gallery, Omaha (group)
2012 Studio Stage, Aalto University, Helsinki (group)
2012 DaSpectrum, Utrecht (group)
2012 The FAB Gallery, Edmonton (group)
2012 Hasselt Triénnale, Belgium (group)
2011 ISMB Art & Science, Austria Center Vienna (group)
2011 00130Gallery, Helsinki (solo)
2011 National Pharmaceutical Museum, Gouda (solo)
2011 Hippolyte Studio, Helsinki (solo)
2010 Centrum Beeldende Kunst Utrecht (solo)
2010 Oude Kerk, Amsterdam
2010 Northern Media Culture Association, Rovaniemi (group)
2010 The Lab, San Francisco (group)
2010 Frascati, Amsterdam
2010 Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam (group)
2010 Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt
2009 MUU studio, Helsinki (solo)
2009 Scheltema-complex, Leiden (group)
2009 Zeebelt Theater, The Hague
2009 Gallery Kunstliefde, Utrecht (group)
2009 De Veemvloer, Amsterdam (solo)
2007 Theater Huis a/d Werf, Utrecht
2006 New York/Manhattan, PSG, (group)
2005 Theater Huis a/d Werf, Utrecht
2004 Akademietheater, Utrecht
2002 Mediaspace, Rovaniemi
2000 Pécsi Galéria, Pécs, Hungary

2022 International Festival of Science Documentary Films, Olomouc, CZ
2022 BIDEODROMO International Experimental Film and Video Festival, Bilbao, Spain
2020 Science on Screen Film Festival, Galway Ireland
2020 Luleå International Film Festival, Sweden
2020 Vienna Science Film Festival, Austria
2020 Ethnografilm, Paris
2019 Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase, Fort Worth TX
2019 Avanca Film Festival, Portugal
2018 Raw Science Film Festival, Santa Barbara
2017 Docs Without Borders Film Festival, Delaware
2016 Raw Science Film Festival, Zanuck Theater, Los Angeles
2015 WNDX Festival of Moving Image, Winnipeg
2015 Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy
2015 Artova Film Festival, Kino Sheryl, Helsinki
2015 Athens Animation Festival, Athens
2015 Future Shorts Finland, Helsinki
2014 Modern Body Festival, Old Europol building, The Hague
2014 Netherlands Association for Medical Education, Egmond aan Zee
Medical History Museum, Gothenburg
2013 TEDMEDLive, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens
2012 SCINEMA Festival of Science Films, Canberra
2010 Cartes Flux 2010, Festival of New Media Art, Helsinki
2010 Opening: The Show, Centrum Beeldende Kunst Utrecht
2009 Waag Society, Theatrum Anatomicum, Amsterdam
2008 InsideOut Laboratory Ecologies, Museum Volkenkunde, Leiden
2008 Amsterdam Shorts!, Cinema De Balie & Filmtheater Kriterion, Amsterdam
2008 Louis Hartlooper Complex, Utrecht

2022 Ars BioArctica, Kilpisjärvi Biological Station, Finland
2010 Eckerö Post and Customs House, Åland Islands
2010 Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt

2021 Reviewer for Leonardo
2021 Reviewer for Arts and Humanities Research Council
2020 External examiner PhD Medical Humanities, Drew University
2020 Evaluator for the H2020-Twinnings call
2019 Reviewer for Imaginations
2018 Evaluator for the H2020-MSCA call
2018 Reviewer for Perspectives in Public Health
2018 Reviewer for Narrative Matters conference, University of Twente
2018-2022 Scientific Advisor, “In Search of Stories”, Academic Medical Center Amsterdam
2017-2018 Executive board member (deputy), T7 Research Centre, University of Tampere
2017 Reviewer for Qualitative Research in Psychology
2017-2019 Research Committee board member, Faculty of Communication Sciences, UTA
2017- Peer Review Board Member, Journal of Artistic Research
2016 Peer-reviewer for Academic Mindtrek, University of Tampere
2016 Peer-reviewer for RUUKKU Studies in Artistic Research
2016 Peer-reviewer for BODY TALK: Whose Language? AMH2016 University of Greenwich
2016 Guest lecturer, McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics, University of Texas
2015 Peer-reviewer for JAR Journal for Artistic Research
2015-2019 PhD advisor, Aalto University
2015 Guest editor for International Journal of Cinema
2015 Peer-reviewer for Ruukku Studies in Artistic Research
2013 Peer-reviewer for Studies in Material Thinking
2010-2013 Guest lecturer in Medical Humanities, UMC Utrecht
Final project adviser, Theatre and Lighting Design, Tampere University of Appl. Sci.
2012 Master students’ adviser, Faculty of Theatre, University of the Arts Utrecht
2011 Peer-reviewer for Journal of Research Practice
2010/2014 Guest lecturer, MA-scenography, Frank Mohr Instituut, Groningen/HKU Utrecht
2009-present Guest lecturer in Art&Science, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, Leiden University

2008-2009 Adviser for ‘Lectoraat Theatrale Maakprocessen’, University of the Arts Utrecht
2006 Graduation Comiteé, MSc Media Technology, Leiden University
2006-08 BA/MA adviser, Faculty of Theatre, HKU University of the Arts Utrecht
2001 Guest lecturer, University of Masaryk and University of Brno, Czech Republic
2000 Guest lecturer, University of Tarto, Estonia
1999-2000 Board member at the Students’ Theater of Lapland, Rovaniemi

2020 International Health Humanities Conference, Japan
2019 Ethics and Knowledge about Health and Illness -seminar, University of Turku
2019 Health Psychology Days, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki
2019 Art & Medicine: Skilling the Senses, Utrecht University, University Medical Center Utrecht
2017 Invited film screening & discussion, Health Humanities Conference, Houston
2015 Theorizing the Body in Health and Medicine -workshop, Maastricht University
2013 Invited speaker, Colloquium of the Health, Ethics and Society, Maastricht University
2012 Keynote speaker, The Art of Research-conference, Aalto University, Helsinki
2012 Invited speaker, Finnish Society for Philosophy of Medicine, Helsinki
2012 Invited speaker, Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry
2012 International Association for Medical Education AMEE conference, Lyon
2012 Invited speaker, Art and Medicine -seminar, Aalto University, Helsinki
2011 Invited speaker, AHHM, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta
2011 Keynote speaker, Arts-based Research Symposium, University of Alberta
2011 Ethics of Arts-based Health Research -workshop, University of Toronto
2011 Colloquium on Artistic Research in Performing Arts, Theatre Academy Helsinki
2010 Artistic research debate, Utrecht University/Utrecht School of the Arts
2008 Graduate School ELO, University of Art and Design, Helsinki
2006 IFTR Conference, Intermediality working group, University of Helsinki
2005 IFTR Scenography Conference, University of Amsterdam
2004 Cumulus-conference: The Zone ’The Area of Transition’, Utrecht School of the Arts
2004 Cross-overs in Audiovisual Arts, University of Art and Design Helsinki
2004 Planetary Collegium: Consciousness Reframed; Qi and Complexity, Peking University
2003 Convergences In Media -conference, University of Art and Design Helsinki
2003 Conference for Non-linear Science and Chaos Theory, Vienna
2002 Crossroads 2002- cultural conference, Tampere
2002 Digital Narration -seminar, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

2021 Making and Doing Award, STS conference Toronto
2020 Winner of the Best Short Documentary, Luleå International Film Festival
2020 Special Mention, Science on Screen Film Festival
2017 Kudos Endeavor Award, Docs Without Borders Film Festival
2015 Honorable Mention, Artova Film Festival Helsinki
2015 Humanities Research Center Rice University, faculty research project funding
2015 The Academy of Finland, Academy research fellow funding 2015-2020
2013 Special Recognition, 15th Annual Faces Juried Exhibition, Upstream People Gallery
2013 Arts Promotion Centre Finland
2012 Publication award, University of Lapland
2012 Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture AVEK
2011 Oskar Öflunds Stiftelse
2011 The Portuguese National Science Foundation (FCT), postdoc scholarship

2010 The Academy of Finland, Postdoc research funding 2011-2013
2010 Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture AVEK
2010 The Finnish Cultural Foundation
2010 Arts Council of Finland
2009 Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture AVEK
2009 Oskar Öflunds Stiftelse
2009 Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture AVEK
2008 Stimulation prize, Film- and literature festival Utrecht over Utrecht
2008 Picnic Academy-Hot100 up-and-coming creative media talent, Virtueel Platform
2005 Cultural Foundation of Lapland
2004 Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture AVEK
2004 City of Utrecht
2004 Alfred Kordelin Foundation
2003 Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture AVEK
2003 Cultural Foundation of Lapland
2002 Rovaniemi Art Council
2002 The Finnish Cultural Foundation

AV-Arkki, The Distribution Centre for Finnish Media Art
Finnish interdisciplinary artists’ association MUU
Finnish Bioart Society
Finnish Institute of Bioethics