Salla Talvikki Nieminen (b. 1988, Finland) is a cross-disciplinary artist working with performance, dance, photography and writing. She has studied contemporary dance in Germany and holds an MA in Finnish Language from the University of Helsinki. She is currently studying towards a Master's degree in Visual Cultures, Curating and Contemporary Art at Aalto University, Finland.
As an artist she is interested in saying as much as possible with as little as possible. Her work often involves minimal aesthetics, simple actions and subtle humour. She is interested in creating work that is personal, honest, and tenderly political.
Salla has performed in Finland, Germany and Italy, and her writings have been published in Parnasso and Nuori Voima magazines. She lives, works and bakes in Helsinki, Finland.
2020—current Master's Programme in Visual Cultures, Curating and Contemporary Art, Aalto University, Finland
2017—2018 PReS (Performance Research Studies), Kassel, Germany
2014—2017 professional education in contemporary dance, SOZO vim, Kassel, Germany
2013—2014 one-year intensive dance program, Västra Nylands Folkhögskola, Karjaa, Finland
2011—2014 MA, major in Finnish Language, University of Helsinki, Finland
2007—2011 BA, major in French Philology, University of Helsinki, Finland
Syli / In my arms, Urbanapa X Ateneum 2020 festival, Helsinki, Finland. Concept and performance by Salla Talvikki Nieminen.
I tread softly because I tread on my dreams, Venice International Performance Art Week, Venice, Italy. Concept and performance by Salla Talvikki Nieminen.
Vapaarytmityö / Free Verse Work, New Performance Turku Festival, Finland. Concept and performance by Salla Talvikki Nieminen.
She said she would buy the flowers herself, Kassel, Germany. Concept by Salla Talvikki Nieminen, performed by Barbara England.
(L)on(e)ly Ones, Kassel, Germany. Concept by Salla Talvikki Nieminen, performed by Hannah Breuker, Huong Tran Thi Tam and Stephanie Schmidt.
ALONE, Kassel. Germany. Concept & performance by Salla Talvikki Nieminen.
Don't stop me now I'm having a good time, Kassel, Germany. Concept & performance by Salla Talvikki Nieminen.
l.o.v.e. deconstructed, Kassel, Germany. Concept by Barbara England.
Rhetorics of Polyphony, Kassel, Germany. Choreography by Pavlos Kountouriotis.
Threshold, Kassel, Germany. Choreography by Deborah Smith-Wicke.
Sculpture, Leipzig, Germany. Concept by Claudia Kühn.
Das Kasseler Rad der Zeit, Kassel, Germany. Artistic direction by Petr Manteuffel.
Olen, Kassel, Germany. Choreography by Vilja Hynninen.
Kajo (3:42 am), Kassel, Germany. Choreography by Sini Mantere.
Water Net, Kassel, Germany. Chorepgraphy by Shai Faran.
Logos:orfeo IV – Rückkehr, Kassel, Germany. Artistic direction by Matthieu Götz and Thorsten Teubl.
Es gibt da noch etwas anderes, Karjaa, Finland. Choreography by Maria Nurmela.
Poems (from the series Minä en ole Virginia). Nuori Voima 3—4/2019.
On yksinäisiä naisia (prose poems). Parnasso 3/2018.
2020 Homepage Project. Curated online gallery.
Nuoren Voiman Debytoi runoilijana -kilpailu / Poetry competition by Nuori Voima magazine, shared 1st prize, 2019
J. H. Erkon kilpailu / J. H. Erkko writing competition, 3rd prize, 2018
1/2020 Co-Creation Live Factory “Dissenting Bodies – Marking Time”, Venice, Italy
10/2018 Villa Sarkia, Sysmä, Finland
7/2018 Atelier Real, Lisbon, Portugal