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.

Education

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

Creating

 

2020

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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.

2019

Vapaarytmityö / Free Verse Work, New Performance Turku Festival, Finland. Concept and performance by Salla Talvikki Nieminen.

2018

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.

2017

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.

Performing

2018

l.o.v.e. deconstructed, Kassel, Germany. Concept by Barbara England.

2017

Rhetorics of Polyphony, Kassel, Germany. Choreography by Pavlos Kountouriotis.

2016


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.

2015

Water Net, Kassel, Germany. Chorepgraphy by Shai Faran.
Logos:orfeo IV – Rückkehr, Kassel, Germany. Artistic direction by Matthieu Götz and Thorsten Teubl.

2014

Es gibt da noch etwas anderes, Karjaa, Finland. Choreography by Maria Nurmela.

 

Writing

Poems (from the series Minä en ole Virginia). Nuori Voima 3—4/2019.

On yksinäisiä naisia (prose poems). Parnasso 3/2018.

Exhibitions

2020 Homepage Project. Curated online gallery.

Awards

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

Residencies

1/2020 Co-Creation Live Factory “Dissenting Bodies – Marking Time”, Venice, Italy

10/2018 Villa Sarkia, Sysmä, Finland

7/2018 Atelier Real, Lisbon, Portugal

Contact me

 © 2020 by Salla Talvikki Nieminen.

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