Curriculum Vitae

Marita Liulia, artist-director (s. 1957, Perho, Finland)

Exhibitions, performances and selected lectures

(Bold = premiere, S = solo show, G = group show, P = performance, L = lecture, F = film)

2014

Marita Liulia Tarot, Techfest 2014, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India (P)
Golden Silence, The Finnish Embassy, Washington DC, United States (S)
Golden Silence, Goldrush, Strathmore Mansion, Washington DC, United States (G)
Return of the Goddess, Hanasaari Cultural Center, Helsinki, Finland (F)
Golden Silence, Galleria Bronda, Helsinki, Finland (S)
Swan Song (dance theatre) Alexander Theatre, Helsinki, Finland (P)

2013

Hunt (with Tero Saarinen Company), Theater Bonn, Bonn, Germany
Hunt, Teatro Ariosto, Reggio Emilia, Italy
Return of the Goddess, Terrace Theater, The Kennedy Center, Washington DC, USA
Hunt, The Joyce Theater, New York, USA
Hunt, The Kennedy Center, Washington DC, USA
Return of the Goddess, Loikka Dance Film Festival, Helsinki, Finland
Hunt, Opera Théatre de Saint Ètienne, France
Hunt, Dublin Dance Festival, Dublin, Ireland
Hunt, Finnish National Theatre, Helsinki, Finland
Photography, Gumbostrand Konst och Form, Sipoo, Finland
Hunt, Oriente Occidente Festival, Trento, Italy
Hunt, euro-scene, Leipzig, Germany
Hunt, Alliance Français, Nairobi, Kenya

2012

Return of the Goddess (short film) / Savoy theater / Helsinki Festival /Helsinki / Finland (F)
Summer exhibition / Taidekartano / Veteli / Finland (G)
Hunt (Tero Saarinen Company) / schrit_macher Festival / Theater Heerlen / Heerlen / Netherlands
Hunt / Poznan Opera House / Poznan / Poland (P)
Hunt / European Dance Festival / Nicosia and Limassol / Cyprus (P)

2011

Flow (permanent interactive installation) / Ritaharju School / Oulu / Finland (S)
Choosing My Religion / Bomuldsfabriken Kunsthall / Arendal / Norway (S)
Hunt / Bard SummerScape / The Fisher Centre / New York / USA
Hunt / Tanssikuu / Pori Theatre / Pori / Finland (P)
Hunt / Teater Winterthur / Winterthur / Switzerland (P)

2010

Choosing My Religion / Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art / Vaasa / Finland (S)
Hunt / Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro de Bogotá, Teatro National La Castellana, Bogotá, Colombia
Hunt / Shanghai Centre Theatre, Shanghai / China (P)
Secret / Fiskars Summer Exhibition / Fiskars Village / Finland (G)

2009

Choosing My Religion – Uskontoja jäljittämässä / KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art / Helsinki / Finland (S)

Choosing My Religion / Tampere Art Museum / Tampere / Finland (S)
Choosing My Religion and Tarot / Wäinö Aaltonen Art Museum / Turku / Finland (S)
Hunt / Festival Internacional de Buenos Aires, El Portón de Sánchez, Buenos Aires, Argentina (P)
Hunt / Alexander Theatre / Helsinki / Finland (P)
Hunt / Bergen International Festival / Bergen / Norway (P)
Hunt / La Coursive / La Rochelle / France (P)
Hunt / Oldenburgisches Staatstheater / Oldenburg / Germany (P)
Hunt / Magdalenazaal / Bruges / Belgium (P)
Hunt / Teatro Gayarre / Pamplona / Spain (P)

2008

The Accordion Man, animation film with Kimmo Pohjonen / Retretti and TV1 / Finland
Time Perspective, opening performance and installations with Valérie Gabail (soprano) and Mikko Perkola (viola da gamba) / Retretti / Finland (G) (P)
Photographs from Christianity series / Honkahovi / Mänttä / Finland (G)
Photographs / Fennofolk – New Nordic Oddity / Design Museum / Helsinki / Finland (G)
Hunt / VSA North Fourth Art Center / Albuquerque / New Mexico / USA (P)
Hunt / White Bird / Portland / Oregon / USA (P)
Hunt / Le Phénix – Scène Nationale de Valenciennes / France (P)
Hunt / La Maison de Musique / Nanterre / France (P)
Hunt / Tampere-talo / Tampere / Finland (P)
Hunt / Theatre de Chatelet / Paris / France (P)

2007

Sublime / photographs / Gallery Uusitalo, Helsinki (S)
Ajan ja hitauden arvot / multimedia installation / Container Village / Habitare / Helsinki (G)
Marimekko / multimedia installation / Habitare / Helsinki / Finland (G)
Artek / multimedia / Design Fair / Milano / Italy (G)
Tarot / Galerie Montcalm / Ottawa / Canada (S)
Hunt / Territory Festival / Moscow / Russia (P)
Hunt / National Arts Centre / Mexico City / Mexico (P)
Hunt / Alexander Theater / Helsinki / Finland (P)
Hunt / L´Ermitage Compostelle / Le Bouscat, France (P)
Hunt / CCN Centre Choreographique Nord / Pas de Calais Roubaix / France (P)
Hunt / Dresdner Musikfestspiele / Dresden / Germany (P)

2006

Tarot / National Gallery / Bangkok /Thailand (S)
Hunt / Atelier de Paris / Paris / France (P)
New York University (TISCH) / New York / USA (L)
Parsons School for Design / New York / USA (L)
Animator / Savoy Theatre / Helsinki / Finland (P)
Hunt / Opera Lausanne / Lausanne / Swizerland / France (P)
Hunt / The Joyce Theatre / New York / USA (P)
Hunt / The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust / Pittsburgh / USA (P)
Hunt / National Arts Centre / Ottawa / Canada (P)
Hunt / Harbourfront Centre / Toronto / Canada (P)
Hunt / Alexander Theatre / Helsinki / Finland (P)

2005

Sublime (photography exhibition, premiere), Youkobo Art Space / Tokyo / Japan (S)
Animator / Teatro Comunale / Ferrara / Italy (P)
Animator Portugal Tour / Casa da Musica, Porto / Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Guimaraes /Teatro Aveirense, Aveiro / Teatro Académico Gil Vicente, Coimbra /Teatro Municipal da Guarda, Guarda (P)
Tarot / FIT Conference / Tampere / Finland (P)
Hunt / Theatre Lantaren / Rotterdam / Netherlands(P)
Hunt / Altstadtherbst / Dusseldorf / Germany (P)
Hunt / SIDance / Seoul / South Korea (P)

2004

Animator (with Kimmo Pohjonen, premiere), Savoy Theatre, Helsinki (P)
Animator / Wiener Festwoche / Ronacher Theatre / Vienna / Austria (P)
Animator / Altstadtherbst / Dusseldorf / Germany (P)
Tarot / Conde Duque / Madrid / Spain (S)
Tarot / Fotografiska Center / Copenhagen / Denmark (S)
Tarot / Amos Anderson Art Museum / Helsinki / Finland (S)
Tarot / Finnland-Institut / Berlin / Germany (S)
Hunt / PACT Zollverein / Essen / Germany (P)
Hunt / Dansens Hus / Stockholm / Sweden (P)
Hunt / Cuarta Pared / Madrid / Spain (P)
Hunt / Posthof Linz / Linz / Austria (P)
Hunt / Dance Week Festival / Zagreb / Croatia (P)
Hunt / Movimentos Gala / Wolfsburg / Germany (P)
Hunt / Teatro della Corte / Festival Internazionale del Balletto / Genova / Italy (P)
Hunt / Teatro Ponchielli / Cremona / Italy (P)
Hunt / Teatro Rossini / Civitanova Marche / Italy (P)
Hunt / Maison de la danse / Biennale de la danse de Lyon / Lyon / France (P)
Hunt / Alexander Theatre / Helsinki / Finland (P)

2003

Tarot (premiere) Museo Laboratorio d'arte Contemporanea dell'Universita La Sapienza / Rome / Italy (S)
Tarot / HARA Museum of Contemporary Art / Tokyo / Japan (S)
Tarot / Kunsthalle Lophem Center of Contemporary Art / Belgium (G)
Tarot / Waseda University / Tokyo / Japan (L)
Tarot / Prix Möbius International / Athens / Greece (L)
Ambitious Bitch (AB) / Dissonanze Festival / Rome / Italy (G)
Hunt / Dansescenen / Copenhagen / Denmark (P)
Hunt / Finnish National Opera / Almi Hall / Helsinki / Finland (P)
Hunt / Lithuanian Drama Theatre / Vilnius / Lithuania (P)
Hunt / Cinema Teatro / Chiassodanza festival / Chiasso / Switzerland (P)
Hunt / Kuopio Dance Festival / Kuopio / Finland (P)
Hunt / Festival de la nouvelle danse / Uzès / France (P)
Hunt / Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele / Ludwigsburg / Germany (P)
Hunt / Kalamata International Dance Festival / Kalamata / Greece (P)
Hunt / Full Moon Dance Festival / Pyhäjärvi / Finland (P)
Hunt / Turku Music Festival / Turku / Finland (P)
Hunt / Aleksandrinsky Theatre / Visit Festival / St. Petersburg / Russia (P)
Hunt / Suzanne Dellal Centre, DancEuropa / Tel Aviv / Israel (P)
Hunt / Centre Dramatique National, Les Boréales / Hérouville Saint-Clair / France (P)

2002

HUNT (live multimedia) choreography and solo dance: Tero Saarinen, music: Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring, premiere / Teatro Piccolo Arsenale / La Biennale di Venezia / Italy (P)
Hunt / Park Tower Hall / Jade 2002 / Beyond Butoh / Tokyo / Japan (P)
Hunt / Alexander Theatre / Helsinki Festival / Helsinki / Finland (P)
Hunt / Le Rayon Vert / Octobre en Normandie / Saint-Valery-en-Caux / France (P)
Hunt / NuNorden / Tallinn / Estonia (P)
Hunt / Grimaldi Forum / Salle de Nijinsky / Monaco Dance Forum / Monaco (P)
Manipulator (with musician Kimmo Pohjonen and dancer Aki Suzuki, premiere)
/ ARS 01 / Kiasma Theatre / Helsinki (P)
Manipulator / Finnish Cultural Centre / Stockholm / Sweden (S,P)
Manipulator / Cultural Centre in Brugge / Brugge / Belgium (P)
Manipulator / Symptomania / Kunsthalle Lophem / Brugge / Belgium (G)
SOB, AB / Bildmuseet / Umea / Sweden (G)
SOB / F2F / Parsons School of Design / New York / USA (G)
SOB / F2F / Saidye Bronfman Centre des Arts / Montreal / Canada (G)
SOB / Maison Populaire Montreuil / Paris / France (G)
SOB / Attachment + / Brugge / Belgium (G)
AB+SOB / Kulturhuset & Kungliga Konsthögskolan / Stockholm / Sweden (L)

2001

SOB / Equator Conference / Art Node / Stockholm / Sweden (P)
SOB / Mois de la Photo / Maison de Photographie / Montreal / Canada (G,L)
SOB / F2F / Vancouver / Canada (G)


2000

Tarot Mobile / Bitch Goes Wireless (premiere) / Gloria Theatre / Helsinki (P)
AB, SOB / Watari-Um Museum of Contemporary Art / Tokyo / Japan (L)
AB, SOB / Batofar / Paris / France (G)
La Reine du Multimedia / Institut Finlandais, ISEA / Paris / France (S,P)
SOB / GameOver / Institute of Old and New Media / Amsterdam / The Netherlands (G)
SOB / National Arts Centre & Gallery 101 / Ottawa / Canada (P)
SOB / F2F / UCLA / Los Angeles & Washington / USA (2001) (G)
SOB / Urban Futures 2000 / Johannesburg / South Africa (G)
AB, SOB / MENAGE / St. Petersburg / Russia (G)
SOB / All You Need Is Love / Bathouse / Gdansk / Poland (G)
SOB / Prix Möbius International / Centre Pompidou / Paris / France (P)
Maire, AB, SOB / Nordic Postmodern / Kiasma / Helsinki / Finland (G)
AB, SOB / Centre d'Art Santa Monica / Barcelona / Spain (G)

1999

SOB / Ars Electronica / Linz / Austria (G)
AB, SOB / Melbourne Film Festival / BUG / Australia (G)
AB, SOB / The dLux Media Arts / Artspace / Sydney, Perth, Darwin / Australia (G)
AB, SOB / Mäntän kuvataideviikot / Finland (G)
Marita Liulia Retrospective / Pori Art Museum / Pori / Finland (S)
SOB (Son of a Bitch) premiere / Kiasma theatre, The Museum of Contemporary Art of Finland / Helsinki / Finland (P)
SOB / MILIA / Cannes / France (P)
SOB / SADC La Maison des Auteurs / Paris / France (P)
AB / Femme Totale International Film Festival / Dortmund / Germany (L)
AFRODISIAS (multimedia) chor. Ismo-Pekka Heikinheimo / Stoa /Helsinki (P)

1998

AB / ARCO International Art Fair / Madrid / Spain (G)
AB / Technoculture / Fri-Art Centre D'Art Contemporain / Fribourg / Swizerland (G)
AB / SIME 98 (Scandinavian Interactive Media Conference) / Stockholm / Sweden (L)
AB / La FEMIS / Paris / France (L)
AB / ArtNode / Stockholm / Sweden (P)

1997

AB / XVe Festival International du Film sur l'Art / Montréal / Canada (G)
AB / Stuttgarter Filmwinter / Germany (G)
AB / Finland weeks / Moscow / Russia (G+P)
AB / Ars Electronica / Linz / Austria (G)

1996

AB / Elektra 96 / Henie Onstad Art Center / Norway (G)
AB / Woman as an Artist / Lönnström Art Museum / Finland (G)
AB Ambitious Bitch (cd-rom, www and installation) premiere / Breaking Ice / MUU ry / Helsinki, Oslo, Stockholm (G)
AB / Institut Finlandais / Paris / France (G)
Jackpot (interactive laser disc installation) / WebBar / Paris / France (S)
Maire / x/y, Scandinavian Contemporary Art / Oulu Art Museum / Finland (G)
Artist's 100. exhibition / Helsinki Art Hall / Finland (G)
Jackpot / ANA LOGOS / Stockholm Art Fair / Sweden (G)

1994

Maire / x/y, Turku Art Museum / Finland (G)
Maire / ISEA, International Symposium on Electronic Art / Helsinki / Finland (G)

1993

Jackpot / Art by Freight / Museu de Arte Contemporanea / Sao Paulo / Brazil (G)
Maire CD ROM & installation (premiere) / Pori Art Museum / Finland (S)
Maire / Galerie Artek / Helsinki / Finland (G)
Prejudices (telematic performance between Finland and Sweden)/ Liljevalch Art Hall / Stockholm / Sweden & Tele Gallery / Helsinki / Finland (P)
Jackpot / Electric Art Exhibition / Rauma / Finland (G)
Jackpot / Savonlinna Art Museum / Finland (G)

1992

Jackpot / MuuMedia Festival / Exhibition of Interactive Art (G)
Jackpot / Rovaniemi Art Museum / Finland (G)
Jackpot / Aine Art Museum / Tornio / Finland (G)
Jackpot / Exhibition of Interactive Art / Kuopio Art Museum / Finland (G)
Jackpot / Lahti International Audiovisual Biennale / Finland (G)
Jackpot / Virtual Zone / Turku / Finland (G)
Jackpot / Finland i da'92, Royal Art Academy / Stockholm / Sweden (G)
Hommage aux Voyeurs (photography installation with Arto Forsblom) / Galerie Pelin / Helsinki (S)
Hommage aux Voyeurs / ARCO International Art Fair / Madrid / Spain (G)
HOME From Privacy To Operation Centre (curator) / Kajaani Art Hall / Finland
Art And Reception (a radio play, an essay etc.)
Crisis (installation) / Oulu Art Museum / Finland (G)

1991

Jackpot / Museum of Contemporary Art / Helsinki (G)
Jackpot (interactive installation) / premiere / Mesenaatti / Oulainen / Finland (G)
Two Serious Ladies (installation with Anna Trap, Netherlands) / Galleri Franciska / Arhus, Denmark (G)
zet (curator) / Rotuaari / Oulu / Finland
Artist, The Image And Reality / Museum of Contemporary Art / Helsinki / Finland


1990

Religion and Prostitution (paintings) / Malta National Museum of Fine Arts (S)
Selfportraits 1980-90, from Schjerfbeck to Video Grate Helsinki Festival / Galleria Okra / Finland (S)
The Garden (installation and performance) / Otso / Espoo / Finland (G, P)
The Garden / Kajaani Art Hall / Kajaani / Finland (G, P)

1989

Arbeit Macht Frei (sound and light installation) / Muu ry / Billnäs / Finland (G)
Religion and Prostitution (paintings) / Galerie Pelin / Helsinki / Finland (G)
Testament (sound and light installation) / The Esplanades / Helsinki / Finland (G)
Brandi (visual designer) / Helsinki Festival / Savoy Theatre / Helsinki / Finland


1988

Testament (interactive sound and light installation) / Kluuvi Gallery / Helsinki  / Finland (G)
Daimonion (sound and light installation) / Suvi PinX / Sysmä / Finland (G)
Mummies (sound and light installation) / Jacobsberg Art Hall / Stockholm / Sweden
One woman show / Galerie Pelin / Helsinki / Finland (S)

1987

8 Min. From The Sun (visual designer), approx. 200 performances and versions for Swedish and Norvegian TV. Dir. Idalotta Backman / Dalvadis Theatre / Kiruna / Sweden

1986

Zenon (sound and light installation) / De Galerie / Leeuwarden, Netherlands (G)
To Indonesia (a radio play script, dir. and edit.) / YLE / Finnish Broadcasting Company

1985

Zenon / Glass House, Stockholm, Sweden (G)
/ Old Student House, Helsinki / Finland (G)
Svoboda / J. H. Renlund Art Museum, Kokkola / Finland (G)
Bone and Wing (sound and light installation) Galeria Brama, Warszawa / Poland
Bone and wing / Old Student House, Helsinki / Finland (G)

Publications

2009 Choosing My Religion – Uskontoja jäljittämässä, Marita Liulia, Maahenki (English, Finnish)
2004 Tarot, Marita Liulia and Tiina Porthan, Publishing House Teos (2004, 2009), Finland (Finnish)
2003 Marita Liulia, Art in the Age of Availability, Stella Bottai and Antonella Sbrilli Eletti:, La Sapienza, Italy (English, Swedish)
1999 Marita Liulia Manual, Marita Liulia, WSOY, Finland (English, French)

Videos and documentaries about the artist

2009 Choosing My Religion – Uskontoja jäljittämässä / dir. Jakke Kastelli / Medeia
2007 OH-HOH MIKÄ PÄIVÄ! / dir. Tiina-Maija Lehtonen / YLE TV 1 Finland
2004 Elämän peli / Kosmos / dir. Minna Kilpeläinen / YLE 1 Finland
2002 Swedish TV / Sweden
2001 NetTV / USA
1998 TV5 / France
1997 ARTE / Germany
1992 Three Women, A Self Portrait / Oulu Art Museum
zet (manus with Jari Aalto-Setälä)
1991 Three Women, A Self Portrait / Museum of Contemporary Art / Helsinki / MuuMedia Festival / Helsinki
1990 Ad Astra / Kuopio Video Festival / VIP Video Festival / Berlin
A Self Portrait / Galleria Okra / Vantaa
Shadows (documentation of The Testament by Mara Kovski)
Prosessio (documentation of The Garden by M. Kovski and T. Penttilä)
1989 Ad Astra / AVE Biennale, Arnhem, Netherlands / Contemporary Photography, Helsinki
1988 Ad Astra / Lahti International Audiovisual Biennale

Memberships

University of Art and Design, Helsinki (UIAH), vice member of the board (2007–)
AVEK – The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture, member of the board (2002–2011)
Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques, France (2000–)
Prix Möbius Nordica, founder and director, member of international jury (1999–2005)
The Finnish Artist Association (photographer) and MUU (chair 1990–91)

Studies

1977–86 University of Helsinki, B.A.1986
1977–81 University of Art and Design Helsinki (UIAH)
1976–77 Savonlinna Secondary School of Arts

University career

2011 – 2013 Artist in Residence, Aalto University, School of Art and Design
2009– 2011 Aalto University, School of Art and Design, (visiting artist / lecturer (Media Lab) / curator 0f Masters of Arts 2010-2011)

Awards and major grants

2008
Stina Krook Foundation: Honorary Prize           
Finnish Cultural Fund grant

2003
Arts Council of Finland: 5-years artist grant
Erik Enroth Memorial Award

2000

Prix Möbius International: La Mention Spéciale pour SOB
Finland Award (Suomi-palkinto)
Grafia: Honorary Mention for SOB (The best multimedia of the year)

1998

Pori Art Museum: Maecenas of the Year 1998

1997
Prix Ars Electronica: Honorary Mention to Ambitious Bitch

1996
Finnish Cultural Fund Main Award (Suomen kulttuurirahaston palkinto)
Prix Möbius International: La Mention Spéciale du Jury (Ambitious Bitch CD ROM)
II Festival Internacional de Video y Artes Electronicas (Argentina): Best CD ROM
GRAFIA (Finnish Graphic Designers): Honorary mention
Media & Message Conference: Bronze Award

1995
Arts Council of Finland: 5-years grant