into the inner shrine of my being you are invited. love, toûa

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TOÛA TOÛA.

Tiia Heinonen
born 1990 in Jyväskylä, Finland
based in Tampere, Finland
email art.of.toua@gmail.com
phone +358 456768654

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Pagan Poets Collective website (PT/FIN), 2017 -
Harhama website (FIN), 2016 -
Runksmatiks (FIN), 2015 -

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."My intention is to create performances, installations and video artwork that are true to myself, the present moment and the phenomenons that emerge from the surroundings I'm in. I commit to explore all there is to existence, to perform and exhibit my findings as truthfully as I can, aspiring to portray the depths of the subconsciousness and our collective mind. I will use tools such as ritual, time, sound and movement to discover and display. 

I'm drawn to the hypnotic ways of the nature of suffering in this existence and all the omnipresent contradictions here as well as the resonation, energy and restfulness that I find in emptiness, in pure water and in fire. I gravitate to symmetry, geometry, arbitrary shapes and forms, loops and waves of sound that lure you into meditative states and awe. I research human nature, human and nature, egodeath, ecological death, life, balance and imbalance and the all connecting and separating emptiness. The primal urge of mine is to create and set in motion that charged matter one can join and reflect on.

In my practice I aim towards the immaterial and arts utilizing found, recycled and natural materials. I aim not to harm my beloved earth and quite the contrary aim to develop deeper feelings towards it. Through my current ongoing process of examining ecosexuality and worship of nature I hope that through my actions as an artist our environment is reveiled in a light that inspires to connect oneself deeper to the ground. "

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RECENT AND UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS

 Artist residecy: Marpha Foundation Artist Residency Program, Marpha, Mustang, Nepal // march 2018

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ARTISTIC EDUCATION

Fine Art (BA), Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, Kankaanpää, Finland 2013-2017

Visual Artesan, Photography, Jyväskylä College, Jyväskylä, Finland 2010-2012

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OTHER

Cross-cultural Communication, International Leadership, Anyang University, South Korea 2016

Art Education, Art History, Museology, University of Jyväskylä, Finland 2009-2013

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SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Samsara Hypnosis, solo exhibition, DARC Desterro, Lisboa, Portugal 2018 

A Year Without Water, solo exhibition, Galleria Ratamo, Jyväskylä, Finland 2018 

Mapping Fluidity Within, videoinstallation, Researchers’ Night, Jyväskylä, Finland 2017 

Ihmistiloja - Human Spaces/Conditions, solo exhibition, Vakiopaine, Jyväskylä, Finland 2017

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SELECTED GROUP, COLLABORATION AND COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

Documenta Exhibition, Open Arts Space Merge, Busan, South Korea 2018

Nasty Women PT Exhibition, Anjos70, Lisboa, Portugal 2018

Harhama - Support System, installation at  Luppoaikaa – environmental art exhibition, Niihama Trail, Tampere, Finland 2018

A Surreal Vision, juryid group exhibition, Millepiani, Rooma, Italy 2017

Relic Radiation: Filling dead space, collaboration w/Anna Matveinen, Hirvitalo, Tampere, Finland 2017

Riitti - Kankaanpään taidekoulun lopputyönäyttely, group exhibition, Seinäjoki, Finland 2017

Magic Carpet Rides, collaboration w/Johanna Alanko, Kankaanpää Art School Gallery, Finland 2016

Liskojen Yö, collaboration w/Aeon Lux, Hanna Joronen, Tatu Airikka, Gallery of Kankaanpää, Finland 2016

Maasta seireenin mahla orastavi. video installation w/Julia Kukkonen and Enda Mattila, H2Ö Festival, Finland 2015

Maasta seireenin mahla orastavi. video installation w/Julia Kukkonen and Enda Mattila, Käsitekesä Korkeaoja, Kokemäki, Finland 2014

Traditional Sculpture, group exhibition, Jyväskylä Library Gallery, Finland 2013

Muistoja unista, group exhibition, Jyväskylä College, Finland 2012

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SELECTED PERFORMANCES (r/GROUP, s/SOLO) 

Between chaos and order, Busan Performance Arts Festival, Busan, South Korea 2018 s 

Circumstances from which it is difficult to escape, Jeonju International Performance Art Festival, Jeonju, South Korea, 2018 s

Messenger, w/ 성백, 李蕢至, Lee Kuei-Chih, 콜린 Collin Mura-smith, 拉飛邵馬 Lafin Sawmah, JIPAF, Jeonju, South Korea, 2018 r

Conversations with mother snake, Open Arts Space Merge, Busan, South Korea 2018 s

Pagan Poets Collective - Urban Explore, Largo do Carmo, Lisbon, Portugal 2018 r

Stories of Takers, Galleria Ratamo, Jyväskylä, Finland 2018 s

Rajat - Boarders/Limitations, Seinäjoki Art and Design Week Karonkka, Seinäjoki, Finland 2017 s

Harhama - Esitysparannustoimisto, Tampere UG Midsummer Festival, Finland 2017 r

For the dead journey, Gwanghwamun Square, Seoul, South Korea 2016 r

Harhama -  Abyss, T.E.H.D.A.S. ry & Lá-bas, Lyhytaaltoasema, Pori, Finland 2016 r

Harhama - Sensory Overload, La-Bas, Helsinki, Finland 2016 r

Harhama - Nuuttipukki, Live Cultural Heritage Seminar, Pori, Finland 2016 r

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GRANTS // STIPENDS // PRIZES

First prize for "Halki kesyttömän maan" w/Julia Kukkonen, Lappeenrannan Villimies - competition for public artwork, 2018

For exhibition "A Year Without Water", Paulon Säätiö, 2017

 For artistic research, University of Jyväskylä, 2017

Highest rank, Taidetta Kujalaan - competition for public artwork, 2017

Audience favourite, Taidetta Kujalaan -competition for public artwork, 2017

First prize, Taidetta ympäristössä – löytäjä saa pitää - competition for public artwork, 2017

Stipend of Fine Art, Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, 2017

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RESIDENCIES

Art in Nature, Open Arts Space Merge, Busan, South Korea 2018 

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CURATING // PRODUCING

Founder, producer and curator // Morffest – festival, Kankaanpää, Finland 2016

 Founder, producer and curator // Morffest – festival, Kankaanpää, Finland 2015 

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PUBLIC ARTWORK

Order // Chaos // Pulse, Gudeok Mountain Temple, Busan, South Korea 2018 

Aves Prehistorica - Prehistorical birds, Art in Environment- art happening, Pirkkala, Finland 2017

 Ahti, environmental sculpture w/Anna Matveinen, Kankaanpää, Finland 2015 

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IN COLLECTIONS

Samsara Hypnosis (V & VI of series), DARC Collection 2018 

Aves Prehistorica - Kantaäiti, Pirkkalan kunta 2017

 Onnen hippusia, Jyväskylän Kaupunki 2012 

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ARTICLES // REVIEWS // PUBLICATIONS

Waterwall by Toûa Toûa & Anna Horvárth, Gangneung Nature Art Pre-Biennale Catalogue, 2018 

Vavisuttavia löydöksiä, Keskisuomalainen 14.3.2018 

Ajatuksia ihmisluonnosta ja luontosuhteesta, Suur-Jyväskylän Lehti 14.3.2018 

Määritelmien ulkopuolelle, Keskisuomalainen 27.7.2017 

Surreal Vision Exhibition Catalogue, 2017 

Pimeässä hohtavaa maalia vai lahottajasieniä?, Etelä-Suomen Sanomat 29.6.2017 

 Se nuoruuden oikea luonto, Taide-lehti 3/2017 

Löytäjien ovat muinaislinnut, Pirkkalainen 31.5.2017 

Tässä ovat taiteen uudet kyvyt, Ilkka 12.4.2017 

Riitti näyttelykatalogi, 2017 

Käsitekesä näyttelykatalogi, 2015 

Taide puutarhassa, KSML 2015