2019 In Various Stages of Ruins, different locations, Russia


2019 In Praise of Boredom, Rauma Triennale, Rauma, Finland

2019 Coexistence, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland


2019 Featuring in a blog post (in Finnish) Maailma toisin silmin – ihmiskeskeisyydestä kohti yhteiseloa by Saara Hacklin, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma

2019 The Exercise Park, an online publication by Sakari Tervo as part of The Lottery Project founded by Jacquelyn Davis

2019 Night Schoolers: Polyphonic Texts & Toolkit, publication launch, Publics, 6th March

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


Elina Vainio’s works often draw attention to conditions that sustain or diminish prospects of beings and organisms in their indefinite forms. She is a keen amateur student of geology and an observer of rock strata, which as veins, bands, beds, dunes, and other deposits bear the weight of time and stretch our conceptions of it. Lately Vainio has also been paying attention to social interactions, the power of free association and unforeseen connections that arise in exchanges of acceptance and openness.

Vainio lives and works in Helsinki, Finland, where she graduated with an MFA from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2013. She holds a BFA from Chelsea College of Art & Design, London, UK.


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