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Tiio Suorsa (1985) is a visual artist based in Turku (FI) and Linz (AT), working with moving images, creative coding and experimental photography. Her practice is based on unlearning existing systems and definitions between humans, nature and technology. Recently works and research has been focused on digital poetry while exploring in-betweenness.

Tiio Suorsa holds MA degree from Interface Cultures from Kunstuniversität Linz (2021), MA from the Digital Culture and Cultural Heritage, University of Turku (2017) and BA from the Turku Arts Academy (2012). Her works have been exhibited recently in galleries and screenings in Austria, Finland, Greece, Iceland and Lanzarote, including at Deep Space 8K, Ars Electronica Center (AT).

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Education

2021 MA, Interface Cultures (interactive art), Kunstuniversität Linz (AT)
2017 MA, Digital Culture and Cultural Heritage, University of Turku (FI)
2012 BA, multimedia, Turku Arts Academy (FI)

Workshops for selected artists

2021 Artistic Recipes & Scientific Protocol, with Fraunhofer-Institut für Elektronische Nano-systeme ENAS (DE) by Klub Solitaer (DE) and Fabricio Lamoncha (ES)
2020 Latency Now (Telematic Improv Workshop) by Alex Murray-Leslie, Linz (AT)
2020 Leonardo Publishing & Mentoring Workshop, Linz (AT)
2016 Photography Zine publishing, The Finnish Museum of Photography (FI)

Selected exhibitions / screenings

2022 (summer) [solo] NFC, Turku (FI)
2021 (December) NFC, Poetics of Obsolescence, Atelierhaus Salzamt (AT)
2021 Protruding Cavity, LGBTQI+ & Body, Pocket Star Gallery, Athens (GR) (catalogue)
2021 CacheDash, interactive video installation, Ars Electronica Festival
in Deep Space 8K, Ars Electronica Center, Linz (AT) (catalogue)
2021 videoart, in performance Libertalia – Born By the River, Bootle (UK)
2021 Frequency of Being, Lacuna Festivals, Lanzarote (ES) (catalogue)
2021 COCO-lands, BestOFF 2020, Linz (AT) (catalogue)
2021 Substrates, CCI lab, Ars Electronica Center (AT)
2020 COCO-lands, Wild State, Ars Electronica Festival, Linz (AT) (catalogue)
2020 Kinesics of Letters, Dorf TV, Linz (AT)
2020 Kinesics of Letters, ZBM festival (AT)
2020 Frequency of Being, ZBM festival (AT)
2019 Ori3ntatioX, Musikkapelle concert, modern art space Florentine, Linz (AT) (curated by Enrique Tomás – ultranoise)
2019 Are You Sure?, St. Interface festival, Linz (AT)
2017 [solo] Lingering, Das Packhaus, Vienna (AT)
2017 Moments that are lingering, Peri’s 30th anniversary exhibition PERINTÖ:30, various locations in Turku (FI)
2014 Rendezvous, Motion, Laugardalslaug, Reykjavik (IS)
2012 [solo] Tomorrow, Hirvensalo library, Turku (FI)
2012 [solo] Tomorrow, Nummi library, Turku (FI)

Lectures and Talks

2021 BestOFF Talks #7, COCO-lands (as the member of curatorial team) (AT)
2020 Ars Electronica Festival, Agora Digitalis – State of Online Communities, COCO-lands (as visual communication manager and contributing artist) (AT)
2020 Ars Electronica Festival, Agora Digitalis – State of Online Culture, 0dd R0ck interactive 3D art game with photography (AT)
2018 Turku Main Library, lecture about social media crisis and ethics (FI)
2016 Turku Museum Centre, lecture and workshop about digital space (FI)

Collaborative Projects

2021 Libertalia, international multidisciplinary circus theatre, Bootle (UK)
as a video artist with eight artists (UK, HU, AT, SV, FI)
2021 Body Poetry, concept, Digital Literature Hackathon,
with Niina Oisalo (FI) and Shambhavi Singh (IN)
2020 COCO-lands, international media art project, worldwide based in Linz (AT)
in curatorial team with Smirna Kulenović (BIH), Carla Zamora (AT), Indiara Di Benedetto (IT), Iosune Sarasate Azcona (ES)
2019 Ori3ntatioX instruments & Musikkapelle concert, Florentine, Linz (AT) with Carla Zamora (AT)

Publications

2021 Substrates, Nokturno.fi, issue #3/2021 (FI)
2021 Kinesics of Letters, The New River, issue #1/2021 (US)
2020 Kinesics of Letters, Nokturno.fi, issue #5/2020 (FI)
2020 Kinesics of Letters, Nokturno.fi, The Dictionary of Digital and Experimental Poetry, curated by Kristian Blomberg, author Elina Sallinen
2016 untitled photo, hetiZine no. 1, The Finnish Museum of Photography (FI)

Publications as author

2021 (October) Becomings of Digital Poetry, MA thesis (AT)
2017 Digitized milk does not drain. The materiality, time and interaction with the digital and material museum artefacts. MA thesis. University of Turku.
2015 Menneisyyden muisti (The memory of the past). Interpretation of IC-98 – The View From the Other Side (2011). University of Turku.
2012 The missing tick – gender-variant minority and variation of gender in news in the 2000’s. BA thesis. Arts Academy, Turku.

Grants

2021 2 months artist grant, Arts Promotion Center (FI)
2020 ÖH project grant (AT)
2017 JOKES, for artistic education (FI)

Other artistic activities: theatre

2021 Libertalia – Born by the River, video projections, Bootle (UK)
2015 Kahdeksan naista (Eight Women), lighting and sound tech, Theatre Akseli, Turku
2012 graphic designer, Turku City Theatre
2007 Ruukussa, staging, theatre Reipas Irma, Helsinki
2006 Mieskohtauksia (drag king play), staging and props, theatre Reipas Irma, Helsinki

Custom works

2021 Statues Wake Up video, AI generated AR content, Turku 2021 (10 years as Cultural Capital), City of Turku (FI)
2019 VR/360 demo and coms strategy, Street Art Museum Amsterdam (NL)
2018 U Can’t Touch This, video, Turku Castle (FI)
2017 AR demo, Body Image exhibition, Wäinö Aaltonen Museum, Turku (FI)
2014 Kahviland website for performance artists Leena Kela & Kristina Junttila. Mänttä Art Festival 2014 (FI)