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TOÛA TOÛA

born 1990 in Jyväskylä, Finland
based in Tampere, Finland
art.of.toua@gmail.com
+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.



Now


Group exhibition: Documenta Exhibition 3.–12.9.2018
Residency exhibition, Open Art Space Merge, 금정구 부산대학로50번길 4946285 Busan, South Korea

Coming up

Artist Residency: Marpha Foundation march 2019
Marpha Foundation’s Artist in Residence program, Marpha Village, Mustang, Nepal

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Artistic education

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

Visual Artesan, Photography, Jyväskylä College 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 2009-2013


Memberships

Tampere Artists' Association


Selected solo exhibitions and screenings

Samsara Hypnosis, solo exhibition, DARC Desterro, Lisboa, Portugal 2018
A Year Without Water, solo exhibition, Galleria Ratamo, Jyväskylä 2018
Mapping Fluidity Within, videoinstallation, Researchers’ Night, Jyväskylä 2017
Ihmistiloja - Human Spaces/Conditions, solo exhibition, Vakiopaine, Jyväskylä 2017


Selected collaboration and group exhibitions and screenings

Nasty Women PT Exhibition, Anjos70, Lisboa, Portugal 2018
A Surreal Vision, juryid group exhibition, Millepiani, Rooma, Italia 2017
Relic Radiation: Filling dead space, collaboration exhibition w/Anna Matveinen, Hirvitalo, Tampere 2017
Riitti - Kankaanpään taidekoulun lopputyönäyttely, group exhibition, Seinäjoki 2017
Magic Carpet Rides, collaboration exhibition w/Johanna Alanko, Kankaanpää Art School Gallery 2016
Liskojen yö, group exhibition, Kankaanpään Galleria, Kankaanpää 2016
KUDOS Encore, group exhibition, Porin Kirjasto, Pori 2016
Maasta seireenin mahla orastavi, videoinstallaatio w/Julia Kukkoi & Enda Mattila, H2Ö festival, Turku 2015
VAKAVATAIDE, juryid group exhibition, Popup-gallery, Kankaanpää 2015
Maasta seireenin mahla orastavi,videoinstallation w/Julia Kukkoi & Enda Mattila, Käsitekesä Korkeaoja 2014
Traditional sculpture, group exhibition, Jyväskylän Kirjasto, Jyväskylä 2013
Muistoja unista, group exhibition, Jyväskylän Aikuisopisto, Jyväskylä 2012


Performances (r/group, s/solo)

Circumstances from which it is difficult to escape, Jeunju International Performance Art Festival, Jeunju, South Korea 2018 s
Between chaos and order, Busan Performance Arts Festival, Busan, South Korea 2018 s
Conversations with mother snake, Open Arts Space Merge, Busan, South Korea 2018 s
Messenger, Busan Performance Arts Festival, Busan, South Korea 2018 r
For the uniting, Jeunju International Performance Art Festival, Jeunju, South Korea 2018 r
Pagan Poets Collective - Urban Explore, Largo do Carmo, Lisbon, Portugal 2018 r
Stories of Takers, Galleria Ratamo, Jyväskylä, Finland 2018 s
Harhama - Avauksia, Vakiopaine, Jyväskylä, Finland 2017 r
Harhama - Esitysparannustoimisto, UG-Juhannus, Tampere, Finland 2017 r
Rajat - Boarders/Limitations, Seinäjoki Art and Design Week Karonkka, Seinäjoki, Finland 2017 s
For the dead journey, Gwanghwamun Square, Seoul, South Korea 2016 r
Harhama - Whispering to nature, Gangneung, South Korea 2016 r
Opening and closing performaces, Jeju International Butoh Festival, Jeju, South Korea 2016 r
Harhama - The Opening Ritual, Morffest 2016, Kankaanpää, Finland 2016 r
Harhama - The Hole Abyss, Lyhytaaltoasema, Pori, Finland 2016 r
Harhama - Sensory Overload, La-Bas, Helsinki, Finland 2016 r
Harhama - Nuuttipukki, Live Cultural Heritage Seminar, Pori, Finland 2016 r
Invading space, Space invaders, Pori, Finland 2014 r
Christ, Kankaanpää Art School, Kankaanpää, Finland 2014 r
Periaatteessa, 3H+K, Pori, Finland 2013 r
Born to dive, Kankaanpää, Finland 2013 r
Noitaorkesteri, Pumppu-klubi, Kankaanpää, Finland 2013 r

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

Curator
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Founder, producer and curator // Morffest – festival, Kankaanpää, Finland 2016
Founder, producer and curator // Morffest – festival, Kankaanpää, Finland 2015
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Public Art Work

Order // Chaos // Pulse, Gudeok Mountain Temple, Busan, South Korea 2018
Aves Prehistorica - Prehistorical birds, Art in Environment- art happening, Pirkkala 2017
Ahti, environmental sculpture w/Anna Matveinen, Kankaanpää 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


Scholarships, grants, prizes

For exhibition "A Year Without Water", Paulon Säätiö, 2017
For artistic research, Jyväskylän yliopisto, 2017
Highest rank, Taidetta Kujalaan - taidekilpailu, 2017
Audience favourite, Taidetta Kujalaan - taidekilpailu, 2017
First prize, Taidetta ympäristössä – löytäjä saa pitää - taidekilpailu, 2017


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
Proseduraalinen matka Marokkoon, Kankaanpään Seutu 11.4.2016
Käsitekesä näyttelykatalogi, 2015
Taide voi hyvin puutarhassa, Suur-Jyväskylän Lehti 17.5.2014