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Aalto and Daata present Animal Charms

In Aalto, Aalto University, Animal Charms, Art Video, Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, Finland, Helsinki, Jakob Kudsk Steensen, Ollie Dook, Puck Verkade, Uncategorized, Video, Video Art on 17/12/2018 at 9:11 pm


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Aalto Studios and Daata Editions are excited to announce their first collaborative exhibition taking place in January 2019.

ANIMAL CHARMS consists of newly commissioned artworks by Ollie Dook, Jakob Kudsk Steensen and Puck Verkade recently presented at NADA Miami during the Art Basel Miami Beach week of events.

Aalto Studios Gallery, Otakaari 7, 0210 Espoo, Finland

Exhibition: 17 January – 15 February 2019
Private View: 16 January 2019 5-7pm

More information coming soon!


Image: Puck Verkade, LUCY LIVE, courtesy of the artist and Daata Editions

Artprojx Cinema and AV-arkki presents Mystery Show feat. Liisa Lounila, Erkka Nissinen, Pilvi Takala, Timo Vaittinen – at SVA Theatre March 10

In Art, Artprojx, Artprojx Cinema, AV-arkki, Chelsea, Erkka Nissinen, Film and Video, Liisa Lounila, New York, Pilvi Takala, SVA Theatre, Timo Vaittinen, Video Art on 28/02/2012 at 3:01 pm


Saturday March 10 at 7pm and 8pm

Artprojx Cinema & AV-arkki, The Distribution Centre For Finnish Media Art presents

“Mystery Show”

Featuring Four Finnish Artists:

Liisa Lounila, Erkka Nissinen, Pilvi Takala, Timo Vaittinen
program 45 minutes (played twice) – followed by a reception and meet the artists

Supported by the Consulate General of Finland in New York, The Finnish Cultural Institute in New York and The Finnish Cultural Foundation.


SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues), New York, NY 10011
ENTRY IS FREE. RSVP artprojxcinema@gmail.com to reserve your seat and confirm which screening/s you prefer.


Liisa Lounila: PLAY>> (2003)

Timo Vaittinen: In Da Club (2006)

Erkka Nissinen: Rigid Regime (2011)

Timo Vaittinen: Central Park (2012)

Pilvi Takala: Broad Sense (2012)

Liisa Lounila: GIG (2007)

Pilvi Takala: Players (2010)

Timo Vaittinen: Mystery Show (2007)

Artist info:

Liisa Lounila

(born 1976 in Finland) lives and works in Helsinki. She gained an MFA from Academy of Fine Arts in 2005 in Helsinki. Lounila has exhibited nationally and internationally, including at the 8th Istanbul Biennale; Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt; MAXXI, Rome; and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki. She represented Finland at the 50th Venice Biennale. Lounila is currently in residency at the ISCP in New York. Her works are also featured at VOLTA NY 2012. Lounila’s main mediums are experimental film/video, photography and painting. Her works usually deal with an obscure need for change, great expectations and places of potential. Usually her pictures, both still and moving, have their background in movies, yellow papers, lifestyle magazines and pop lyrics.

Erkka Nissinen

(born 1975 in Finland) lives and works between Helsinki, Hong Kong and Amsterdam. He studied in The Slade School of Fine Art in London and gained an MFA degree from the Academy of Fine Arts in 2001 in Helsinki. He went to Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten residency in Amsterdam in 2007. His works have been exhibited internationally, latest solo exhibitions at Ellen de Bruijne Project Space in Amsterdam, Smart Projects Space in Amsterdam, Helsinki City Art Museum’s Kluuvin Gallery and 1646 in Den Haag. He won the acclaimed Illy Prize during 2011 Rotterdam Art Fair. His latest work Rigid Regime (2011) was selected to the international competition of the Rotterdam Film Festival 2012. Erkka combines acting in an actual studio with simplified computer animations within his videos. His videos are characterized by absurdity, humor and deliberate clumsiness.

Pilvi Takala

(born 1980 in Finland) currently lives and works in Amsterdam. She received an MFA from The Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki in 2006. She went to Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten residency in Amsterdam in 2009-10. Takala’s works have been shown in museums and film festivals worldwide. She was awarded Prix de Rome 2011 for the work Broad Sense, of which a screening version will be included in the program. Her works are narratives based on site-specific interventions and actions, sort of exceptions in everyday life. The actions aim to reveal and question unwritten rules and shared truths of the specific social setting in a subtle way. The actual artworks produced based on the actions are mostly videos, but also photographs and publications.

Timo Vaittinen

(born 1976 in Finland) lives and works in Helsinki. He has studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki and gained an MFA in 2007. Vaittinen’s works have been recently shown in Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, Living Art Museum in Reykjavik, A.L.I.C.E. gallery in Brussels and Helsinki Art Museum. His latest latest solo show was held in Pori Art Museum in Finland. Timo Vaittinen works with collage and painting and turns this mixture into a moving, spatial animation. He likes to play around with the polarities of analog and digital, import painterly approaches to producing videos and confuse the material appearances of paintings.


is the Distribution Centre for Finnish Media Art. AV-arkki’s main purpose is to distribute and promote Finnish media art to festivals, events, museums and galleries worldwide. AV-arkki has been a pioneering distributor for over 23 years and has opened up opportunities for artists to get their works recognized internationally. The activities of AV-arkki have contributed to the success that Finnish media art enjoys today. These activities are unique in both Finland and the other Nordic countries. http://www.av-arkki.fi

Artprojx promotes and screens artist’s film and video programs in the context of the cinema. Working in collaboration with galleries, artists, art museums and art fairs. Artprojx has worked with Art Basel Miami Beach, Frieze, ICA, Tate, Whitney Museum, Sadie Coles HQ, Gavin Brown enterprise, Gagosian, White Cube, Hauser & Wirth, Victoria Miro Gallery and many more leading international contemporary art galleries, art fairs and artists. http://www.artprojx.com https://davidgryn.wordpress.com

More Links

Mystery Show – Facebook link


Artprojx at SVA Facebook link


Artprojx Cinema facebook page


FAD website


Artist at Large


Artprojx website