Helinä Hukkataival

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b. 1941, Helsinki
Visual Artist, Performance Artist, Media Artist
Residence: Tampere

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Phone number: 0407240071
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Current information

March: P.E.P.A (Pequeno Evento de Performance Art), Madrid
May: Art Fair Suomi2019
November: Valparaiso, Chile and Curtiba, Brasil, performnce art festival CuerpAs International

Jyväskylä Art Museum,Finland, Group exhibition Five Rooms ( Helasvuo, Hukkataival, Ilvessalo, Rapinoja, Tompuri, Vertanen)


Helinä Hukkataival
visual artist, performance artist, media artist

Practice as an artist since 1969, while working as an art teacher of comprehensive and upper secondary school until 2001. Since 1990 concentrates mainly in performance art. 2002 starts working with video. Since 2011 works also with photographs. 2004 received The State Prize for Visual Art.
Solo and group exhibitions, performances, live performance- and video installations in Finland and other countries.

My work – whether performance, photo or video - deals mostly with life seen though a woman’s eyes. In spite of their ordinary and everyday premises, the course of actions
has an unpredicted, perhaps dreamlike logic and viewers are free to interpretations.
I am trying to find the universal level within personal experiences by showing small incidents, subtle shades and relations, which influence us even if unnoticed

e.g.in NIAN Nordic Islands Action in Nature Gothenburg 2018;; Frise Künstlerhaus Gallery, Hamburg, 2018; Munch Museum, Oslo, in the exhibition Emma & Edvard – Love in the Time of Loneliness 2017; Venezia Live 2017;
Performancear O Morir in Norogachi, Mexico 2017; LP Art Space, Chongqing, Kiina, performance Duality (Human - Nature) together with Inari Virmakoski); International Forest Art Center, Darmstadt, Germany 2016 ; Kajaani Art Museum, Kajaani, Finland 2016;
Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere, Finland 2015; KNIR (The Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome) 2015; Perfomedia Festival, Krakow, Poland 2015; South Karelia Art Museum, Finland 2015;

Videoworks shown in:
e.g MUU GALA 2018 collection; Hysteria Magazine (http://hysteria.mx ) and Oueretaro City Museum, Mexico 2018; Chongqing Changjiang Museum of Contemporary Art, China.2016; International Forest Art Center, Darmstadt, Germany; Kajaani Art Museum, Kajaani, Finland 2016; Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere 2015; Gallery TOOLBOX, Berlin 2015; Gallery Jangva, Helsinki 2015, 2014, 2012; Nordic Filmfest Roma, Italy 2014, 2018;

Eg. Photographic Centre Nykyaika, solo exhibition 2018; IWZ Internationales Waldkunst Zentrum, Darmstadt solo exhibition 2016; Solo exhibition in Gallery Jangva Studio, Helsinki 2015, 2014, 2012;

Helinä Hukkataival – Between Ritual and Carnival
Authors: Mervi Appel, Mieke Bal, Helinä Hukkataival
Publisher: Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg, October 2015
ISBN 978-3-86828-628-1