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Video artist. Works in Helsinki, Finland. B. 1995

Agency: Six Six & Mose Management
Art gallery: Galleri KANT, Copenhagen
Instagram: irenesuosalo

Contact: 
suosalo.irene(at)gmail.com / kirmo(at)066studio.com

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STUDIES

2015-2019      BA in Photography

Lahti University of Applied Sciences (Institute of Design)

2015-2016      Art History

Turku Open University

SELECTED ILLUSTRATION CLIENTS

The New York Times, Bottega Veneta, Burberry, Bloomberg Businessweek, Condé Nast, The New Yorker, Wired, The Atlantic, 

Suomen Kuvalehti, ProPublica, Hyundai Artlab, Dropbox, Spotify, Sanoma, A-lehdet, Long Play, ELO Film School Finland, Warner Music Finland, Universal Music Finland, Warner Bros International, Helsinki Design Week, Finnish Cultural Institute in Denmark, Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux, Iittala, Lokal, Djusie, Kobra Agency, Veli Creative, Tour De Moon UK, Post Bar, Let Me Wine

EXHIBITIONS

2024               REMIX

Aboa Vetus Ars Nova, solo exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Turku, Finland

2023               Graphic Days

Motion Exhibition, group exhibition, visual design festival, Turin, Italy

2022               What If? Alternative futures

Design Museum, group exhibition, SITRA, Helsinki, Finland

2022               Illustrator of the Year 2022

KÄMP Galleria, Garden Room, solo exhibition, Helsinki, Finland

2021               Demo Festival

International Biennale of Graphic Design, group exhibition, Chaumont, France

2021               ”OVNi” Objectif Video Nice

Video Art Festival, group exhibition, Nice, France

2020               Nonsense Reality

Art Rotterdam CitizenM Projections, solo booth, Galleri KANT, The Netherlands

2020               Collisions

Amos Rex Art Museum, Generation 2020, group exhibition, Helsinki, Finland

2020               The Island Easter Show

Galleri KANT, group exhibition, Fanø -Island, Denmark

2020               Passage

”Var Inte Rädd för Mörkret” Arvika Ljus! Light Art Festival, Kolonin Arvika, Sweden

2019               Collisions

Auditorium Parco della Musica, AuditoriumArte, solo exhibition, Rome, Italy

2019               Demo Festival

Amsterdam Centraal, group exhibition, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2018               Bloom

Lokal, group exhibition, Helsinki, Finland

Works are part of the Collection of The Museum of Contemporary Art KIASMA and private collections in Finland and Denmark.

SITE-SPECIFIC INSTALLATIONS

2023               Slottis

Raseborg Castle, Retriitti VI, Raseborg, Finland

2021               Kernel and the Stalk

Music For Plants, Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden, Helsinki, Finland

2020               Carte Blanche

Kallio Municipal Office Building, Helsinki, Finland

2019               Filament View

Vallisaari, Curiosity Trip, Helsinki, Finland

2019               MAGIC 120

Ruka Fell, Solstice Festival, Ruka, Finland

2019               Mystery Box

Raseborg Castle, Retriitti IV, Raseborg, Finland

2018               Motion in 5 layers

Raseborg Castle, Retriitti III, Raseborg, Finland

LIVE VIDEO PERFORMANCES

2024               Permafrost

Contemporary concert visuals for composer Cecilia Damström

2023               Oracle

Contemporary audiovisual concert with the composer Lauri Supponen,

percussionist Kalle Hakola & Radio DR Vocal Ensemble.

Two performances at DR Bye Studio 2 & The Royal Danish Academy of

Music Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark

2023               Jyväskylän Kesä

Live visuals for Linda Fredriksson Juniper, Jyväskylä, Finland

2021-2023      Club Secreto

Three VJ live gigs at REX CLUB PARIS, France

2022               Flow Festival

Main Stage visuals for Vesta, Helsinki, Finland

2022               Ruisrock Festival

Beach Stage visuals for Vesta, Turku, Finland

2021               Lahti Green Capital Awards

Sibeliustalo, Lahti, Finland

2020               New Ro

Ääniwalli, Post Bar, Korjaamo Culture Center, Helsinki, Finland

2019               Academy of Philosophy 10y

Old Student House, Helsinki, Finland

2019               Vyner Articles: The Bad Batch

Club Tavastia, Helsinki, Finland

2018               Turku Modern -festival

Turku, Finland

2018-2020      Multiple VJ performances

Kaiku Club, Helsinki, Finland

TV BROADCASTS

2023               The Secret Song Suomi

MTV3, Visuals for a performance with Hanna Pakarinen

2022               YLE New Years Eve

YLE, Visuals for the DJ ”Paha Vaanii”

2022               YLE Finnish Independence day

YLE, Visuals for the live broadcast concert for the artist Arppa

2022               Emma Gala

Nelonen, Visuals for the live broadcast concert for the artist Arppa

MUSIC VIDEOS

2022               Juttele Mulle

Animated lyric video for Vesta, Universal Music Finland

2021               Flying Cars

Animated lyric video for Connor Kelly And The Time Warp

2021               1/2

Spotify animations for the album 1/2 by Karina

2020               Coincidence

Animated music video for Club De Lay

2020               Elokuvissa

Animated music video for Miro-Benjamin Lindström

PUBLICATIONS & INTERVIEWS

2024               HS Helsingin Sanomat

2023               Creative Review

Artist's Interview. Published on November.

2022               YLE Kulttuuriykkönen

Radio interview: ”What if? Alternative futures” exhibition.

2022               HS Helsingin Sanomat

2022               Kuvittajat

Artist’s Interview. Published on September.

2022               Töölöläinen

Artist’s Interview. Published 19.6.2022

2022               Turun Sanomat

”Illustrator of The Year 2022”

2021               HS Helsingin Sanomat

2021               It’s Nice That

2021               Salon Seudun Sanomat

Artist’s Interview. Published 23.5.2021

GRANTS & AWARDS

2024               Grant for artistic work

The Finnish Cultural Foundation, SKR

2023               Grant for artistic work

The Finnish Cultural Foundation, SKR

2023               The Saari Residency

Kone Foundation

2022               ”Illustrator of the Year” winner

The Finnish Illustration Association

2021               Grafia Vuoden Huiput

Special mention in the category ”Rising Stars”, Graphic Design competition

2021               COVID-19 grant

Arts Promotion Centre Finland, TAIKE

2020               COVID-19 grant

Arts Promotion Centre Finland, TAIKE

OTHER

2022               Grafia Vuoden Huiput

Part of the jury for the ”Image” category, Graphic Design competition

2022               Visiting lecturer

AALTO University, Helsinki, Finland

2021               Visiting lecturer

LAB Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Lahti, Finland

2020               Visiting lecturer

HUMAK University of Applied Sciences, Turku, Finland

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