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

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015
Timantit ja helmet, Alkovi, Helsinki

2014
Volatile Signals, New Performance Turku festival, gallery Titanik, Turku

2013
Triangles = Mountains = Clouds, MUU gallery, Helsinki
Happy Magic Society: Ghost Trap, Collaboration with Mikko Kuorinki, Alkovi, 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

2015
Society Acts – version 2, Kim?, Riga
Only the Lonely, La Galerie, Noisy-le-sec
Imperceptibly and Slowly Opening, Sector 2337, Chicago
Toppenhits, Elverket, Tammisaari
Kilometer of Sculpture, Vöru

2014
Society Acts, Malmö Moderna Museet
Dispersion, ElRanchito / Matadero, Madrid
Yhdeksän elämän museo, Sinne, Helsinki

2013
Lähiö, Kluuvi gallery, Helsinki
YOGA center / Antagon festival, gallery Titanik, Turku
Performance Voyage 3, MUU gallery, Helsinki, Small Projects Gallery, Tromsø

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

PERFORMANCES (selected works)

2015
Timantit ja helmet, performance collaboration with Stara commissioned by State’s Art Collection

2014
Matters of Time, Frankfurt Kunstverein

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
Acción! MAD, OffLimits, Madrid
Co-Lab, 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)

2009
Open – performance art festival, Beijing (China)
ANTI- contemporary art festival, Kuopio
TROUBLE –performance art festival, Les Halles, Brussel (Belgium)

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

2007
Performance Art Festival, Kunstbanken Hamar (Norway)
Ensemble of Women, Matucana 100 Cultural Centre Santiago (Chile)

2006
Future of Imagination #3 –festival, Singapore

2005
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)

2002
Anti -contemporary art festival, Kuopio
ArtGenda -02 –festival, Hamburg (Germany)

ARTWORKS IN COLLECTIONS
State’s Art Collection, Finland