Orenius Marika

Curriculum Vitae

Born 1971 in Jyväskylä, Finland

Studies

  • 2011- Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Doctoral programme
  • 2006-2007 Gothenburg University, Pedagogy studies in Higher Art Education, Sweden
  • 2001-2002 Valand School of Fine Arts, New Media Studies, Gothenburg University, Sweden
  • 1999-2001 Academy of Fine arts, Vasari, Art Theory and Writing on Art, Helsinki, Finland
  • 1997-1999 Academy of Fine Arts, Time and Space Department (MA), Helsinki, Finland
  • 1995-1997 Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France
  • 1993-1997 Academy of Fine Arts, Time and Space Department (BA), Helsinki, Finland
  • 1992-1993 The School of Art and Communications, Turku, Finland

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2010 Gallery Konstepidemin, I see,I am seen, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 2009 Gallery Candyland, Heavenly bodies video installation, photos and drawings, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2007 Gallery 21, Choice, video installations, prints, light boxes, Malmö, Sweden
  • 2005 Gothenburg Art Museum – Stenasalen, Paths 2-channel video, photos and badges, Sweden
  • 2003 Helsinki Kunsthalle – Studio, Hidden video installation and photos, Finland
  • 2001 Paletten Gallery, Posture video installation and photos, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 2001 Gallery Sculptor, Posture video installation and photos, Helsinki, Finland
  • 1998 Gallery Klobben, Circle video installation, Helsinki, Finland
  • 1998 Push Firma Beige gallery, photos with Marja Pursiainen, video, Helsinki, Finland
  • 1997 Gallery of Kluuvi, Videobar with Hanne Ivars, Video projections and monitors, Helsinki, Finland
  • 1995 Gallery Gauche, Territory photos and sound installation, Paris, France
  • 1995 MUU gallery, Whore Academy, installation with Hanne Ivars, Helsinki, Finland

Group Exhibitions

  • 2011 Salong CFF, Centrum för fotografi, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2011 No Tricks, photos and drawings, MUU gallery, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2011 ArtHelsinki, photos and drawings, Helsinki Exhibition & Convention Centre, Finland
  • 2011 Suomi Art Fair, photos, Cabel factory, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2009 Borås Art museum, Fyra finska utsnitt, Heavenly bodies 2-ch video, photo, Sweden
  • 2008 Intrude, Art&Life, TOP PERFORMANCE video, Shanghai, China
  • 2008 Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, ARC-EN-CIEL video installation, Norway
  • 2007 Can Felipa, ARC-EN-CIEL video installation and light boxes, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2007 Art Fair Suomi, light boxes, Muu Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2007 Turku Biennial, ARC-EN-CIEL video installation and light boxes, Finland
  • 2006 6th Seoul New Media Festival, Paths video, Korea
  • 2006 Basel Contemporary Art Museum, 25th VIPER, Paths 2-channel video, Switzerland
  • 2006 MUUcafé, ART FAIR SUOMI 2006, Paths, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2005 Helsinki Kunsthalle, Muu ry 18 v., Feeling of Unreality, 2-channel video with Jesper Toss, Finland
  • 2004 Kantri&Urbaani, Birds video installation and images, Lappeenranta, Finland
  • 2003 Gothenburg Art Museum Nordic Live Art, Hidden video, Sweden
  • 2003 Kunsthalle Lophem, Inside Outliners, Posture and Hidden Video, Belgium
  • 2003 women2003, Billboard, Menschliches, Allzumenschliches, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2003 ID:I Galleri, Hidden video, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2002 Gallery Charlotte Lund, Posture video, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2002 The Museum of Salo, Looking for Whom? Posture Video, Finland
  • 2002 Helsinki City Museum, Rohto, Desire video, Finland
  • 1999 Museum of Tallinn, Backdoor Media, Desire video, Estonia
  • 1998 Kulturhuset, ARTGENDA, Desire video installation, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1998 The Museum of Montlucon, Photos with Marja Pursiainen, France
  • 1997 The Museum of Photography, MAP, Video Installation, Finland
  • 1995 Arthall,YOUNG CONTEMPORARIES, Video, Helsinki, Finland
  • 1995 Gallery G, Graphic Group Exhibition, Helsinki, Finland
  • Video Festivals / Screenings
  • 2009 100 Swedish minutes, ARC-EN-CIEL video, Pavilion Unicredit, Bukarest, Romania
  • 2009 Suokissa, Experimental Art Festival, TOP PERFORMANCE video, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2007 The Mobile Box, TOP PERFORMANCE video, Gothenburg, Sweden2007 12th Rencontres Paris /Berlin, Paths 2-channel video, Madrid, Spain
  • 2007 LARM festival, Kulturhuset, Paths video, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2007 VIEW07, Paths video, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2006 11th Rencontres internationales Paris/Berlin, Paths video, Paris, France
  • 2006 Kettupäivät, Paths video, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2006 FLOW / TRUCK and CSIF, Paths video, Calgary, Canada
  • 2005 Transat Video, Birds video, Garsouille, France
  • 2005 Atalante, Birds video, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 2005 Mölnlycke Filmstudio, Hidden and Posture videos, Mölnlycke, Sweden
  • 2005 VIEW05, Birds video, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2004 Moderna by Night, Hidden video, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2004 Mediawave International Film Festival, Hidden video, Györ, Hungary
  • 2004 Oberhaus Short Film Festival, International Competition, Hidden video, Germany
  • 2003 Dieselverkstan, Presentation and screening, works 1995-2003, Sweden
  • 2003 Tampere International Short Film Festival, Posture video, Finland
  • 2002 Tate Modern, Posture video, London, U.K.
  • 2002 MOV-festival, Posture video, Gothenburg and Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2002 Site Gallery Sheffield, Posture video, U.K.
  • 2002 Platform Atalante, Posture and Desire videos, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 2002 Nordens Hus, Posture video, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • 2002 Kino K 13, View festival, Posture video, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2002 Videomedeja, Posture video, Yugoslavia
  • 2001 Kettupäivät, Posture video, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2001 Center for Contemporary Art, Connected?, Desire video, Glasgow, U.K.
  • 2001 New Art Gallery, Connected?, Desire video, Walsall, U.K.
  • 2001 Videometal, Zone video Madrid, Spain
  • 2001 Substitute, Zone video, Lyon, France
  • 2000 StandArt, Nordic Live Art, Zone video, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 2000 Milano Film Festival, Zone video, Italy
  • 2000 MuuCafé, Zone video, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2000 Video Garden, Zone video, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2000 Les Rencontres Videos, Zone video, Annecy, France
  • 2000 Kino K 13, Zone video, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2000 Kino Engel, Zone video, Helsinki, Finland
  • 1999 Glasgow Film Theatre, Desire video, U.K.
  • 1998 Kettupäivät, Desire video, Helsinki, Finland
  • 1995 Bandits-Mages, Bourges, France
  • 1994 Mediascape, Artstudents TV production, Helsinki, Finland
  • 1994 Kettupäivät, Helsinki, Finland

Performances

  • 2011 Kokeellinen taidetapahtuma, Mennyt nykyhetki, performance with Pia Euro, Pori, Finland
  • 2008 AMORPH workshop, Sinebrychoff park, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2001 Brrr festival, Performance med NE+ gruppen, Porto, Portugal
  • 1999 Alagalleria, Performance and video, Helsinki, Finland
  • 1998 AMORPH!l, Performance with Pia Euro and Goa Zweygbergk, Helsinki, Finland
  • 1998 Kulturhuset, ARTGENDA, Performance with NE+, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1997 Living Art Museum, Performance with NE+, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • 1997 Academy of Fine Arts, Performance with NE+, Helsinki, Finland
  • 1997 Academy of Fine Arts, Impermanent, Performance with Noora Koskinen, Finland
  • 1996 Feeling the city, Performance with Hanne Ivars, Helsinki, Finland
  • 1996 Museum of Contemporary Art, Ateneum, Live Installation, Performance, Finland
  • 1995 Cleaning the House workshop of Marina Abramovic, France

Catalogues/Publications

  • 2009 100 Swedish minutes (publication), Bukarest, Romania
  • 2008 Intrude ART, Issue 09 (catalogue), Shanghai, China
  • 2008 Taide, Nr 6 (interview), Finland
  • 2008 Everybody counts (catalogue), Kunstlaboratorium Vestfossen, Norway
  • 2007 Taide, Nr 3 (art review), Finland
  • 2007 Hetkessä/In the moment (catalogue), Turku Biennial, Finland
  • 2007 LARM (book), Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2005 Muu ry 18 v. (catalogue), Helsinki Kunsthalle, Finland
  • 2003 Women2003 (catalogue), Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2002 Looking for Whom? The Museum of Salo (catalogue), Finland
  • 2001 Paletten, Nr 245-246, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1997 MAP (exhibition), Helsinki, Finland
  • Marika Orenius’s writings published
  • 2011 “When I didn’t know about you yet – Visions of power and body in Marika Orenius’s works”, text by Martta Heikkilä,
  • 2009 C:Art:Media catalog Variables of attraction: How to catch it?
  • 2002 TAIDE (Art): Läpileikkaus johonkin (Art review)
  • 2001 Academy of Fine Arts, Vasari: Kirjoitusta taaksepäin (Article in book: Writing backwards)
  • 2000 NUORI VOIMA (Young Power), Tekhne: Vapaus, veljeys ja videotaide (Videoart review: Freedom, fraternity and video art)
  • 2000 KUVA (Image): Voimmeko antaa tilaa sille, jota emme vielä tunne? (Art review: Can we give space for that, we don’t know yet?)
  • 1999 KUVA (Image): Kuvia sarjassa (Interviews with artists: Images in series)
  • 1999 Academy of Fine Arts: catalogue writings in “Polvi-99” MA exhibition

Working experience

  • 2010-11 Lecturer in moving image, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki
  • 2007-10 Teacher at MA course C:Art:Media, Valand School of Fine Arts, Sweden
  • 2007 Performance course, Svefi Academy, Haparanda, Sweden
  • 2005-07 Teacher at MA course Context&Media, Valand School of Fine Arts, Sweden
  • 2004 Curator for Valand School of Fine Arts’ MA exhibition in Borås Art Museum, Sweden
  • 2003- Curator / Project manager at 300m3 Art Space, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 2003 Worked as pedagogue in media art, Borås Art Museum, Sweden
  • 2000 Worked as curator / distributor, AV-arkki, Helsinki, Finland
  • 1999 Video works in Tuija Kokkonen’s play, Museum of Contemporary Art, Kiasma Theatre, Finland
  • 1994-2001 Teacher in video, Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Finland, Lahtis’s Art Institut, Summer High Schools, Finland, Teacher in art, Annantalo children’s art school, Helsinki

Residencies

  • 2011 Sfakiotes Residency, Lefkas, Greece
  • 2009 Hiap, Suomenlinna, 1 månad, Helsingfors, Finland
  • 2005 Méduse, Quebec City, Canada
  • 2001 NIFCA, Konstepidemin, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1999 Pépinières Européennes Pour Jeunes Artistes, Film and Video Worshop, in Glasgow

Other grants and awards

  • The Arts Grants Committee (Konstnärsnämnden)
  • Arts Council of Finland (Taiteen keskustoimikunta)
  • Swedish Cultural Foundation (Svenska kulturfonden)
  • Avek
  • Visek
  • Finnish Cultural Foundation (Kulttuurirahasto)
  • Alfred Kordelin’s Foundation

Presented at

  • AV-arkki, Helsinki, Finland
  • MUU ry, Helsinki, Finland
  • Filmform, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Groupe Intervention Vidéo, Montreal, Canada