2015 finalists / Hanna Haaslahti (Winner!)

  • Hanna Haaslahti / Habitus, 2014, two projectors, two computers, two kinect sensors

  • Hanna Haaslahti / Allegory of Water, 2013 Sincere Lies Exhibition at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, video projection

  • Hanna Haaslahti / Space of two Categories, 2006, spotlight, surveillance camera,computer

  • Hanna Haaslahti / We are ping, they are pong, 2013, wooden box, video projector, computer

  • Hanna Haaslahti / White Square, four ir-sensors, surveillance camera, two computers, 2002

The basic elements of Hanna Haaslahti’s installations are light, shadow and human interaction. Creating temporary relationships between people, projection and space Haaslahti explores gestalt psychology, computer vision technology, generative graphics and 3D-sensing in the development process of interactive spaces. 

Hasslahti has a background in photography and set design and completed her MFA in media studies at the Medialab at University of the Arts and Design Helsinki in 2001. She has exhibited extensively across Europe, has undertaken residencies in Brussels and St Petersburg and has recieved many awards including the prestigious AVEK-award. She lives and works in Helsinki, Finland.

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Curriculum Vitae

Education

2001 | MA in New Media, Medialab, University of Art and Design, Helsinki, FI
1992-1996 | Multimedia BA, Lahti Institute of design
1995-1996 | Art & Technology, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1990-1992| Set Design, Accademia di Belle Arti Bologna

Exhibitions

2014 | Fields, Arsenals exhibition hall of Latvian National Arts Museum, Riga, Latvia
2014 | Teaser, Kampin Kommentti, Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki
2013 | Galleria Heino, Solo Show, Helsinki, FI
2013 | Sincere Lies, Solo Show, Sinebrychoff Art Museum, Helsinki 2012 | Gateways, Haus für elektronische Künste, Basel
2012 | Alicia en el pais de las maravillas, Espacio de creacion Contemporànea, Cádiz
2012 | Alice im Wunderland, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg
2011 | Galerie Vielle du Temple, Solo Show, Paris, FR
2011 | Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Gedok Gallery, Stuttgart, D 2011 | Alice in Wonderland, Logomo, Turku, Finland
2011 | Sonic Seascape Terrace, Expedition in Baltic Sea, various locations in Turku, Finland
2011 | Gateways, Kumu Art Museum, Tallin, Estonia
2011 | Im täglichen Wahnsinn den Zauber finden, Kunstraum Goethestrasse XTD, Linz, A
2010 | Old and New exits, Solo Show, Turku Art Museum, Turku, FI
2010 | Space of two Categories, Solo Show, Finland Institute in Germany, Berlin, D
2010 | ArtParis + Guests, Grand Palais, Paris, FR 2010 | It´s a set-up, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, FI
2010 | MediaFacade-festival, Statue of Mannerheim, Helsinki, FI
2010 | MediaFacade-festival, Flagey Square, Brussels
2010 | MediaFacade-festival, Ars Electronica, Linz, A
2010 | Dance and Media festival, DownStreamGarage, Shanghai, 
2010 | Nuit Blanche, Paris, FR
2009 | Superpositions, Solo Show, Gallery Heino, Helsinki
2009 | Harharetki, Rauma Art Museum, Rauma
2009 Dans över gränsen, Dansens Hus, Stockholm
2009 | Irrfarht, Felleshus, Berlin
2009 | South-Karelia Art Museum, Lappeenranta
2009 | VAD International Festival for Video and Digital Arts, Girona, Spain 2009 | Play!, Salo Art Museum, Salo, Finland
2008 | Phenomena, Pori Art Museum, Pori 2008 | Nyt 08, Raisio Art Museum, Raisio
2008 | After Image, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
2008 | Residency at Citè International des Arts, Paris
2007 | Space of two Categories, Solo Show, Gallery Heino, Helsinki 2007 | The 25 best artists of Finland, Mänttä Art Festival, Mänttä, Finland
2007 | ACM 2007, Interactive Arts Program, Augsburg, Germany
2007 | Festival della Creatività, North in Progress, Fortezza da Basso, FirenzeForum Box, Helsinki, Finland
2006 | den Gyldne, Charlottenburg, Copenhagen, Denmark
2006 | Arts & Playing, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, South Korea
2006 | Circulo Bellas Artes, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
2006 | Luz da luz, SESC Piñheiros, São Paolo, Brasil
2005 | Boston Cyberarts, Studio Soto, Boston
2005 | Skyggen/Shadow, Vestsjællands Kunstmuseum, Sorø, Denmark
2005 | Daejeon FAST, DMA Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon, Korea
2004 | 17. Stuttgarter Filmwinter-festival for expanded media, Stuttgart
2004 | Voids, pads and places, Concertgebouw, Brugge
2004 | ISEA 2004, Wireless Experience, Kiasma, Helsinki
2003 | White Square, Solo Show, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
2003 | F2F-New Media Art from Finland, Cité Administrative, Brussels
2003 | Arts média de Finlande, Centre Culturel Finnois, Paris
2003 | Viper - International festival for video, film and new media, Basel
2003 | AIM IV:Interference Patterns, Armory Northwest, Pasadena
2003 | Honorary Mention, Vida 6.0 Art and Artficial Life International Competition by
2003 | Fundacion Telefonica, Madrid
2002 | Attachment+, Kunsthalle Lophem, Brugge
2002 | Symptomania, Kunsthalle Lophem, Brugge
2002 | F2F-New Media Art from Finland, Liane and Danny Taran Gallery, Montreal
2002 | F2F-Sheila and Arnold Aronson Galleries at Parsons School of Design, New York
2002 | Artist in Residence, Maison Art Actuell Chartreux, Brussels
2002 | Artist in Residence, Valkoinen Sali, Helsinki
2001 | F2F-New Media Art from Finland, Finnish Embassy, Washington
2001 | F2F-New Media Art from Finland, Design Exchange, Toronto
2001 | Entropy in a living room, Stadtgalerie Kiel, Germany
2000 | F2F-New Media Art from Finland, The New Wight Gallery (UCLA), Los Angeles
2000 | Entropie dans un salon, Galerie Quang, Paris
2000 | F-scapes, Vanderborght Building, Brussels
2000 | Continent-New Media Art, Vanderborght Building, Brussels
2000 | Continent-New Media Art, Lasipalatsi Media Center, Helsinki
1999 | Pakattu-multimedia zapping, Lasipalatsi Media Center, Helsinki
1998 | II triennale of finnish art, Taidehalli, Helsinki
1998 | Short Film Festival of Tampere, Multimedia gallery, Tampere
1998 | Lovebytes-MediaArt festival, Sheffield
1998 | Retina`98, Budapest, Hungary
1998 | Open Windows, Kulturhuset, Stockholm
1998 | Gazes-Media Art from Finland, Knitting Factory, New York
1997 | Tangible Cosmologies (with Veli Granö),Solo Show, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki 1997 | Media.Art.Project, Into-gallery, Helsinki
1997 | 11. Stuttgarter FilmWinter, Stuttgart
1997 | European Media Art Festival, Osnabruck

Awards, Grants & Residencies

2010 | 5-year artist grant by Arts Council of Finland
2005 | AVEK-award
2003 | Selected in 50 best category in ZKM Medien Kunst Preis
2003 | Honorary mention at Vida 6.0 Art and artificial life-competition
2003 | Nifca NewMediaAir, Artist in Residence, St.Petersburg
2002 | Helsinki-Brussels artist exchange program
2000 |  artist-inresidence at MagicMediaLab, Brussels

Collections

Kiasma`s Collection of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
Concertgebouw, Multimedia Collection, Brugge, Belgium
Nokia, Mobile Zone, Oulu, Finland
Pori Art Museum´s Collection of Contemporary Art, Pori, Finland
Heino Collection of contemporary art, Helsinki