CONTACT: essikausalainen (at) hotmail com

EDUCATION

Performance Art and –theory studies (MA)/ Theatre Academy, Helsinki 2005 – 2007
Performance Art and –theory studies (BA)/ Arts Academy, Turku 1999 - 2003

PERFORMANCES (selected works)

2013
Mindless Mastery, gallery Sinne, Helsinki
Could it be Magic, Now, Lionel Dobie Project, Manchester
FIX 13, Catalyst Arts Gallery, Belfast
Performance Nå 1, Stiftelse 3,14, Bergen

2012
Miraculous (Organic), Skånes konstförening, Malmö
Samtalekøkkenet, Nikolaj Kunsthal for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen
Blow! –festival, Ilsede
Grace Exhibition Space, New York

2011
Mózg –festival, Mózg, Bydgozcz
Acción! MAD, OffLimits, Madrid
Co-Lab (Collaboration with Alastair MacLennan), SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin
Nomadic Settlers – Settled Nomads –exhibition, Kunstraum Bethanien, Berlin
ACTS –festival, Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde

2010
Litla Gjörningahátídin, Vogar (Iceland)
Extensions -Performance Series, Grimmuseum, Berlin (Germany)
Supermarket -Art Fair, Kulturhuset, Stockholm (Sweden)
Mindelact -festival, Mindelo (Cap Verde)

2009
Mostra Cariri –festival, Crato and Juazeiro (Brazil)
Open – performance art festival, Beijing (China)
ANTI- contemporary art festival, Kuopio
TROUBLE –performance art festival, Les Halles, Brussel (Belgium)
Performer Stammtisch, Berlin (Germany)
Amorph –extra –event, gallery Kalhama&Piippo, Helsinki

2008
7a*11d –festival, Toronto (Canada)
La-bás –festival, Cable Factory, Helsinki
Amorph!08 –festival, Paris - Helsinki

2007
Tehdas –Factory –event, Espoo Museum of Modern Art.
Performance Art Festival, Kunstbanken Hamar (Norway)
Ensemble of Women, Matucana 100 Cultural Centre Santiago (Chile)

2006
Satu Kali –festival, Kuala Lumpur (Malesia)
Future of Imagination #3 –festival, Singapore

2005
Harava performance event, TR1, Contemporary art museum, Tampere
Shining Bodies -festival, Cable Factory, Helsinki

2004
La mois de la performance –festival, gallery La Centrale, Montreal (Canada)
The National Review of Live Art, Glasgow (Scotland)

2003
La-bás performance event, Gallery Forum Box, Helsinki
International Performance Conference, Gallery SoToDo, Berlin (Germany)

2002
Anti -contemporary art festival, Kuopio
Travelling performance, Helsinki-Moscow-Beijing-Chengdu (Russia, China)
ArtGenda -02 –festival, Hamburg (Germany)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013
Triangles = Mountains = Clouds (exercises for impatient minds), MUU gallery, Helsinki
Happy Magic Society: Ghost Trap, Collaboration with Mikko Kuorinki, Alkovi gallery, Hesinki

2011
Living Beings. Galleri Sinne, Helsinki
Tender Nerves (together with Mikko Kuorinki), Skånes konstförening, Malmö

2010
Performance Portraits, Muu –gallery, Helsinki

2008
By Heart. Gallery Huuto! Helsinki

2007
Exercises for gravity and light. Gallery Jangva, Helsinki

2003
Dorothy -travelling over the rainbow and back. In collaboration with Wilma Hurskainen. Peri –centre of photography, Turku.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014
Dispersion, ElRanchito / Matadero, Madrid

2013
Lähiö, Kluuvi gallery, Helsinki
Performance Voyage 3, MUU gallery, Helsinki, Small Projects Gallery, Tromsø
Effect, Purnu Art Center, Orivesi

2012
Performances From the Forest, MUU gallery, Helsinki

2011
Nomadic Settlers – Settled Nomads, Kunstraum Bethanien, Berlin
Turku Biennal, Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, Turku

2009
Local Nature. Solyst, Jyderup (Denmark)
Anti –festival, VB-Photography Center

2008
Amorp!08, MUU gallery, Helsinki

2007
What’s Live Art in Finnish? MUU gallery, Helsinki

2006
Unknown Töölö. Gallery Välivuosi, Helsinki

2005
Muu 18th Anniversary. Helsinki Kunsthalle

2004
Traces. Gallery La Centrale, Montreal (Canada)
The Last Escape: Titanik gallery, Turku

2001
Tarik is in Africa: Köysirata gallery, Turku

MEMBERSHIPS
Muu Artists Association
Helsinki Artists Association
Gallery Huuto