~ F U T U R E ~


2019 Rauma Biennale Balticum, Rauma, Finland

2018-2022 In various stages of ruins, Vyborg, Russia


~ P A S T ~


2018 Review (in Finnish) of the HIAP Pavilion, Gwangju Biennale, by Edit Taidemedia

2018 Fictional Frictions, HIAP Pavilion, Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea

2018 Artist-in-Residence, Artspace, Sydney, Australia

2018 The rights of things, Artspace Ideas Platform, Sydney, Australia

2018 Deposits, a collaboration between SEB and EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Helsinki, Finland

2018 Screen Age I: Self-Portrait, Riga Photography Biennial, Riga, Latvia

2018 Review (in Finnish) of the exhibition Spells by Edit Taidemedia

2018 Review (in Swedish) of the exhibition Spells by HBL

2018 Spells, HAM – Helsinki Art Museum gallery, Helsinki, Finland

2017 PET, open-ended performance/installation (member of work group), ARS 2017 exhibition programme, Kiasma Theatre, Helsinki, Finland

2017 Cache, group exhibition utilising sub-surface and forgotten spaces in the city of Turku, organised by Arte ry, Turku, Finland

2017 Review (in Finnish) of the exhibition Glorious Time by Edit Taidemedia

2017 For the Cow to Dance, Drag it on the Ice, group exhibition, Samuelis Baumgarte Galerie, Bielefeld, Germany

2017 Edge Effects, group exhibition, Mustarinda, Hyrynsalmi, Finland

2017 Glorious Time, group exhibition, Purnu Art Center, Orivesi, Finland

2017 Featuring in the latest issue (03/2017) of Ny Tid

2017 Review (in Finnish) of the exhibition Dugout by Edit Taidemedia

2017 Dugout, solo exhibition, Oksasenkatu 11, Helsinki, Finland

2016 Night Schoolers’ Reading & Screening event, 11th Dec

2016 Night Schoolers’ Reading Group event, 29th Nov

2016 Jalka ja puu ja jalka, solo exhibition, ti-la 2016, Jyväskylä, Finland

2016 launch of the 3rd issue of Rab-Rab (contributor), Vapaan Taiteen Tila, Helsinki, 5th Nov

2016 Night Schoolers’ Film Screening, 8th Oct

2016 Chekhov Machine goes Beckett, stage co-design with Pia Männikkö, Cultural Centre Stoa, Helsinki, Finland

2016 Where does poetry nest?, group exhibition, Tampere, Finland

2016 Night of the Arts @ Sinne, come for a chat, questions, and criticism, 25th Aug

2016 Remote Sensing, solo exhibition, Gallery Sinne, Helsinki, Finland

2016 Triangle Art Association’s and FCINY’s artist-in-residence, Brooklyn, New York, USA

2016 A Rendering in Seven Fits, Open Studios at the Triangle Arts Association, New York, USA

2015 Jää, site-specific public installation, curated by Checkpoint Helsinki in collaboration with Art Advisor, Pakastamo, Helsinki, Finland


~ A B O U T ~


I live and work in Helsinki, Finland. I graduated with an MFA from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2013 and hold a BFA from Chelsea College of Art & Design. The vast array of media I utilise include techniques ranging from video and photography to installation, sound, and poetry. My works attempt to trace historical developments of images, ideas and concepts, and the forces that shape present-day cultures.

I work collaboratively with the performance group Chekhov Machine and also currently operate as a member of the collective Night Schoolers.


~ C O N T A C T ~



elinvainio(at)gmail.com <<< pls note the missing ‘a’