Terho Elli

Curriculum Vitae

born 1978 in Kuopio


  • 2013–2014 Dance and somatics at ISLO, Joensuu
  • 1998–2004 Academy of Fine Arts, dept. of painting, M.A. degree, Helsinki
  • 1997–98 The Pekka Halonen Academy

Separate exhibitions

  • 2018 Taidesalonki/Konstsalongen, Helsink
  • 2016 Taidesalonki/Konstsalongen, Helsinki
  • 2008 Gallery Huuto, Helsinki
  • 2004 Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki
  • 2002 Academy of Fine Arts, gallery Käytävä!, Helsinki

Joint exhibitions

  • 2005 “Complexity of Life”, Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, Turku and Lappeenranta Art Museum
  • 2003 MFA Degree Show of the Academy of Fine Arts
  • 2002 “Non existing paintings”, Vilna
  • 2001 “Baltic paintings”, Tallinn


  • Muu r.y.
  • Galleria Huuto

Other artistic activities

  • I have presented my own songs in different places in Finland since 2017
  • 2016 ”Valonkehrääjä”, an improvised solo dance in  connection of my exhibition in Taidesalonki
  • 2015 “Old Photos” Buto show at the festival of Black and white theatre in Imatra together with Odd Dance Theatre from St. Petersburg
  • 2014 Solo dance performance “Avautuva” and an improvised performance with five women “Songs of the Earth” in Joensuu at the festival Vimma
  • 2014 A series of visits with a self-made doll to the childrens´ hospital in Joensuu sponsored by the Finnish Cultural Foundation
  • 2009 art bus “Ossibussi” 4 months through Turkey and Georgia. Art workshops for children during the tour
  • 2008 Scenography Liana Potila´s buto work “Omnia mecum porto II”
    – Buto dance has been with me since 2007
  • 2005–2006 Arts´ teacher in a therapeutic society Atelier ArteVita in Berzona, Switzerland.

Exhibitions in Konstsalongen

Elli Terho