Curriculum vitae (CV) 0620 

Kikka Rytkönen b. 1953, Helsinki

- visual and performance artist, in Finnish Artist Matrix

Education

  • Visual artist, contemporary art. Art school MAA, 2008.

Other education

  • Master of Education. Universtity of Helsinki, 2005. 
  • Monumental art -course, Saimaa college, Imatra. 2015. 
  • Thematic course. Pekka Halonen Academy of Arts. 2016 
  • Text to Television, script writing. University of Helsinki, Palmenia. 2008.
  • Drawing & painting -evening course, Art school MAA. 2004-05
  • Charm and Power of Theatre, complementary learning. University of Arts. Helsinki. 1999-2000.
  • Albers ́ interaction of colour -evening course. University of Arts, Helsinki. 1994.

Exhibitions, performances and videos

  • 2019-20 Little did I know...joint exh. Eve´s Rib -space. St Petersburg. Russia.
  • 2019 100% CIVIL -joint exhibition. FI, SE, UA, RU, EE, BR. In curatorteam, artist. Almintalo, Loviisa. Finland.
  • 2019 DECOMPOSE-installation and Queen of PLASTEEK -performance. Art Fair Suomi. Helsinki.
  • 2019 GENDERFLUID- videoperformance. Script, performing, co-director, casting, documentary footage. Transitions -happening. Art Center Ahjo, Joensuu. Finland.
  • 2019 Host / moderator in Let´s talk about performance -talks. MUU r y -organisation.
  • 2019 Demilitarised Galaxy 2, solo exhibition. Taidekeskus AHJO, Joensuu.
  • 2018 Zines and pictures. Feminist comics residency. Villa Salin, Helsinki.
  • 2018 NO FILTER- communal zine. Workshop of Henna Räsänen/ URB-festival. Oranssi. Helsinki.
  • 2018 Believe or not?, performance and documentation. ”Get us out of Evil” -joint exhibition ( cur. Eeva-Liisa Puhakka). Art Center Antares, Sippola. Finland.
  • 2018 Staying Alive -performance, Artist talk & Not Your Profit -video. Kunstplass and Sentralen. Oslo. Norway.
  • 2017 All that junk -plastic light art piece. Window of PAND, Helsinki.
  • 2017 Demilitarised Galaxy, joint exhibition. Curating and artist. Rantakasarmi Gallery. Helsinki.
  • 2017 Staying alive -performance and Not Your Profit-video in Performance Voyage 7-screening, Berlin.
  • 2017 Staying Alive -performance. Stour Space. Org. The Finnish Institute in London.
  • 2017 Not your profit -video, Performance Voyage 7-international videoperformance -tour. LADA, London.
  • 2017 Staying Alive -performance, Not Your Profit -video. Performance Voyage 7 -opening. Berlin. 
  • 2017 Satellite of Love 7- plasticsculpture & My nipples are ready for you, vampires! -works. Art Fair Suomi, Helsinki. 
  • 2017 Kantele -interactive instrument ( Arvela- Lönnqvist- Rytkönen). Double Appearances. MUU gallery. H:ki. 
  • 2017 My nipples are ready for you, vampires! -garlic peel light art piece. Särö, joint exh. Loviisa. 
  • 2016 Tram of Solitude -environmental art work. Save Vartiosaari-island. Helsinki. 
  • 2016 Coffee break, joint exhibition by students of Pekka Halonen Academy. Gallery Alli. Kerava. 
  • 2015 PAIKKA LOC MяCTO- digiphotos & stories of Roma migrants. Lasipalatsi -square. Helsinki. 
  • 2015 We can do it!- trash lightwork, PLASTEEK! video & Circusdog photo. Art Fair Suomi. Helsinki. 
  • 2015 Head, seam -textile environmental work. Tarts of Lapinlahti, joint exh. Helsinki. 
  • 2015 PLASTEEK! -video & We can do it! -plastic light work. Gallery Artika. Helsinki
  • 2015 Burghfield-case – anatomy of a blockade. Kammari, Helsinki. 
  • 2015 Territory of Pigeons -environmental art work. Franzén-park. Helsinki. 
  • 2014 Performer. Seven Deadly Sins -production. Academy of Fine Arts. Helsinki. Dir. Cris af Enehjelm.
  • 2013 Satellite of Love -environmental art piece of 6 plastic parts. Jättömaa-festival. Kouvola. FI.
  • 2013 Old Indian –environmental art work. Save Vartiosaari joint Exhibition. Helsinki. 
  • 2013 Workshop and communal trash plastic work. Taito-tori. Kausala. FI.
  • 2013 Gardening is most important -joint exhibition, drawings & aqurelles. Drawing Gallery. Helsinki. 
  • 2013 Subject, plant. Group exhibition. Free drawing group. Wintergarden. Helsinki. 
  • 2013 Harjutori - park Bling Bling –environmental art work. Kallio kipinöi -local festival. Helsinki. 
  • 2013 Memory –environmental art work. Save Vartiosaari Joint exhibition, Helsinki. 
  • 2012 Collages, a dada-poem. Da Ta Da Da- joint postart -exhibiton. Harakka. Helsinki.
  • 2012 Window -light work. City- exhibition ( Granlund- Larsson- Rytkönen). AVA Galllery. Helsinki. 
  • 2011 Utopia / Planeet Vaarikas -joint exh. Vadelma-association. Polymeer Gallery. Tallinn, Estonia. 
  • 2011 Lap of Light -plastic light art piece. Tower of Snellu. Helsinki.
  • 2010 Kenen joukoissa...? -communal, interactive music performance. JOKA-club ( N. Braun- T. Kalleinen ). Helsinki. 
  • 2010 Disproportionate practice –environmental art work. Joint exh. Jättömaa- festival, Kouvola. FI.
  • 2010 Grave of Democracy -communal performance. With Women for Peace. Stairs of the Parliament. Helsinki. 
  • 2008 Painting–installation, performance & video. Art school MAA presents. Joint graduation exh. Helsinki 
  • 2008 What ́s the news? - performance. Maa-tila Gallery. Helsinki. 
  • 2008 Coincidences -performance & documentation. Joint student exh. Maa-tila Gallery. Helsinki. 
  • 2007 Wasteland to use. Joint exhibition. Textile environmental works. Nokia-park. Helsinki. 
  • 2006 It ́s miserable to be born. Joint exhibition. Maa-tila Gallery. Helsinki. 
  • 2006 Sex and other furnishing art. Joint exhibition NIFCA. Augusta Gallery. Sveaborg, Helsinki. 
  • 2006 Warmth -installation, joint exhibition. Maa-tila gallery. Helsinki.

Other artistic activity

  • 2020 Dancer in communal dance perf. Lihadisko, ZODIAK. Dir. Anna Koskela. Helsinki
  • 2019 Role in TV-series Hillo/ Jam 3/12. YLE - Finnish Broadcasting Company.
  • 2016 Singer. Opening of Matin mielikuvat 1957-1990 -photoexhibition. Museum of Central Finland. 
  • 2016 Päivikki -role. Short film Mercy All the Way. Dir. Hannaleena Hauru. 
  • 2014-15 Revalucion Chick -performative character in social media, festivals & happenings. 
  • 2012 News transformation agency - workshop participant & performer. YKON. Helsinki Festival.
  • 2011 My Own Book, a project of 3-graders. Leading the illustration. Jelgava printing house.
  • 2008 -2013 Videoimprovisations. Group ASKY. Vimeo. ( see: kikkarytkonen.net ).
  • 2000-02 Producer. Yksisiipinen enkeli- production, songwriter Sirkka-Liisa Sass, singer Anneli Saaristo. Dir. Markku Arokanto.
  • 1990 Singer - actress. Movie Räpsy & Dolly. Dir. Matti Ijäs.
  • 1987-88 Music for radiodocument In Tracks of the Great Goddess. 8 parts. Dir. Marja-Sinikka Väänänen. YLE- Finnish Broadcasting Company.

Memberships 

  • Suomen Taiteilijaseura - the Artists ́Association of Finland.
  • Artists ́ association MUU.
  • Finnish Light Art SocietyFLASH

Grants

  • VISEK Centre for the Promotion of Visual Art. Project grant, 2016.
  • Osuuskunta Kanslia, project grant. 2015.
  • Helsinki City Cultural- and Library Board. Production grant , 2001.