PORTFOLIO, some works A I N U P A L M U  ainu{at}ainupalmu.net ainupalmu{at}gmail.com
AINU-ELIINA PALMU Born in Turku, Finland Lives in Kulmakatu 3 b a 2, 00170 Helsinki, Finland e-mail: ainupalmu{at}gmail.com, ainu{at}ainupalmu.net STUDIES 2006-2008 University College London, Bartlett School of Architecture, Light and Lighting, MSc 2004–2005 Helsinki Polytechnic Universit.y, courses in city planning 19965-2000 Tampere Polytechnic University, Media and Art department, light, BA LIGHT ART 2018 Winners, light art piece in Reflector Kivinokka in october 2017 Light art tour in 10 Northern Eastbothnic towns. Shown were in each place a light art piece Breath, that was bringing a building or courtyard etc. alive and a piece made of light dots that you can see form a figure of something relative to that particular place if you have a right point of view. Tour was part of Finland 100 years celebrations and produced by Arts promotion Finland. It happened in between 8th -26th of November in. 2017. 2016 Besos, permanent light art installation for Kruunuvuorenranta, Helsinki to be developed by 2028 2015 The Swan, light art installation at Beepositive Festival in Vilnus, Lithuania,in October 2015 Light installation in Esplanadi, in Helsinki as part of Gallery Candelas Light Advent Calender 2014 Joutsen light art installation in Karhusaari festival, august 2014 Jäälle / To Ice, Lux Helsinki Lux IN, opening at 4th of January 2013 Sydän / the Heart, light art for Park Frantzen in Oulu Finland 21.11-29.11. 2013 Pink Caravan, light art serie at Anti festival 24.-28.9. 2013 Pink Caravan, light art serie in Lux Helsinki 4.-8.1. 2012 Toivo, concept and visualization Ainu Palmu, sound and composing Tuomas Norvio, opening 10.8.2012 at Turbiinisali, Helsinki 2011 Äänimaisemia / Soundscapes, Kajo collective, Galleria Jangva, opening 3.11., Helsinki 2010 Kääntö, Kajo collective, Galleria Å, opening 17.6., Turku 2010 Kaari, Kajo collective, Galleria Kandela, february, Helsinki 2008 Kaaoskone, Kalatozulu collective, opening 12.9.08,in yard of contemporary art museum Kiasma, Helsinki 2005 Kaupunkitiloja collective exhibition in Kiasma, Muu association, Helsinki 2000 – 2001 Still Leben space and dance performance, light and projection design Mäntän Kuvataideviikot, 16.6. – 19. 8. 2001, Vantaan Lummesali christmas week 2000, Porto Dance Festival, Portugal, march 2000, Helsingin Taidehalli 5.3. – 26.3. 2000 2000 Maailmojen Meri, collective exhibition in Helsingin taidehalli, Helsinki LIGHT DESIGN FOR STAGE 2019 Mun siivet ei mahdu kahvihuoneeseen – theater and contemporary circus performance, Sivuhenkilöt - workgroup, co- producted with Helsingin Juhlvaviikot 2019 Puhe / Speech, contemporary circus, aerial artist Salla Hakanpää, dramaturge Eira Virekoski, sound design Tuomas Norvio, co-production with Cirko - Helsinki, CIrkörLAB - Stocholm, Le Grainerie - Toulouse, France 2018 Tanssiva Agitaattori, , dir. and dramaturge Helena Kallio, Premiere in Koko Teatteri 7.2., light and video design 2018 Mozart: Requiem, chor. Jorma Uotinen, Vaasa Ooppera, Pori Dance co., Premiere in church of Vasa, Finland, jan 18th. 2017 Sielun palautus, chor. Gabriela Aldana-Kekoni, Caisa sali, 20. + 21. 6. 2017 Error Humanum, chor. Cecilia Moisio, Minimi, premiere 14.6. 2017 Gård av Träd, dir. Tanja Eloranta Premiere 9.2. Goteborg, Ruotsi 2017 1000intensiteettiä , dir. Akseli Aittoniemi, Premiere 14.1. Höyhentämö, Helsinki 2016 Sivuhenkilöt/Sidekicks, dir. Alma Lehmuskallio, dramaturge Eira Virekoski. On stage: Milla Järvinen, Henna Kaikula, Saku Mäkelä and Ulla Raitio. Premiere 17.11. 2016, light and projection design 2016 Sirkusimprokoe, combination of contemporary circus and theatre improvisation, in Dec. Turbine hall, Helsinki 2016 Vapaapaini, dir. and concept Laura Murtomaa, premiere in Nov. Teatteri Takomo, Helsinki 2016 Spieces; Human, chor. Gabriela Aldana-Kekoni, in May, Hanko, Finland 2016 Valomatka/Travel to Light, dramatisation and animation Ainu Palmu, aeriall acrobat Salla Hakanpää, premiere in March 16th., Louhisali, Espoo, Finland 2015 1000 intensiteettiä, chor. Akseli Aittoniemi,premiere 1.10. (part 1)premiere 19.10. (part 2) in Höyhentämö, Helsinki 2015 Break the Fight, cor. Arja Tiili, premiere 26.3.2015 Stoa, Helsinki 2015 Mash up! concept Laura Murtomaa, premiere 8.2. Takomo Theater, Helsinki 2014 Panopticon, chor. Johanna Tuukkainen, dance Pirjo Yli-Maunula, premiere loka- marraskuu Valve- Sali, Oulu 2014 Musiikki, a serie of short musicals in Q-theatre guest stage, first night 27th of February 2014 PNN LNKA, dir. Tuomas Laitinen, dra. Katariina Numminen, performers Päivi Rissanen ja Pasi Lappalainen, prod. Toteemi Teatteri, opening 29th of January 2013 Pinta, dir. Ville Walo, aerialist Salla Hakanpää, premiere 30.10. in Cirko, Helsinki 2013 Whispers by the Pearly Gates, chor. Solveig Leinan-Hermo, premiere 23.2., Kulttuuritalo Valve, Oulu 2012 Map of Scars, chor. Johanna Tuukkainen, premiere 16.11., Sotku, Kuopio 2012 Toinen Puoliaika, chor. Joona Halonen, premiere 6.9. Zodiak, Helsinki 2012 Ahti Karjalainen, elämä, Kekkonen ja teot, dir. Juha Hurme, comp. Hoffman, premiere 31.5. 2012 Kokkolan oopperakesä 2012 Huhu-and other compositions for air and space, chor. Ilona Jäntti, premiere 3.5. Cirko, Helsinki 2012 Tulisirkus Walkea, chor. Antti Suniala, premiere 6.1.2012 Lux Helsinki, Helsinki 2011 Ydin, dir. Ville Walo, Zero Gravity, premiere 4.11. Cirko, Helsinki 2011 Karsikko, chor. and dance Pirjo Yli-Maunula and Titta Court, premiere 14.10. Valve-sali, Oulu 2011 Tenho, dir. Sakari Männistö, premiere Hiljaisuus Festivaali, 8.6. Kittilä 2011 Art and Life, chor. Deborah Hay, dance Gabriela Aldana-Kekoni, premiere 14.5. Stoa, Helsinki 2011 Svartisen, chor. and performers Pirjo Yli-Maunula and Ilona Jäntti, premiere 30.3. Valve Sali, Oulu 2011 CL Rom, chor. Rafaela Carrasco and Manuel Liñán, premiere 11.2. Savoy-Teatteri, Helsinki 2011 Itämeri Cruise, dir. Jens Valentinsson, premiere 26.1. Turbiinisali, Helsinki 2010 Moral P., chor. Joona Halonen, premiere 24.11. Zodiak, Helsinki 2010 Polar, chor. Ilona Jäntti, 16.4. Jackson's Lane Theatre, London 2010 Crystallizations, visualization, comp. Uljas Pulkkis, 2.3.2010 Hämeenlinnan Verkatehdas 2009 Muualla, chor. Ilona Jäntti, animation Tuula Jeker, 24.11. Royal Opera House, London 2009 Kuu ja Joutsen, chor. Anna Karlsson-Sutisna, premiere 6.11. Annantalo, Helsinki 2009 Double Dutch, dir. Pirjo Yli-Maunula, chor. Ilona Jäntti, premiere 8.5.09 Kulttuuripesula, Oulu 2008 Synty, dir. Liisa Isotalo, premiere 23.11. Lume sali, Helsinki 2008 Naisen tulee... chor. Tuija Nikkilä, premiere Tanssin Aika festival 27.9. Jyväskylä 2008 If you just, chor. Noora Nenonen, premiere Tanssin Aika festival 25.9. Jyväskylä 2008 Puun Syy, consept Ville Walo and Kalle Hakkarainen, 11.9.08 Kiasma, Helsinki 2008 Moving, chor. Heli Meklin, premiere 23.7.08 Fulll Moon Dance, Pyhäjärvi 2008 Punainen Poni, chor. Jonna Eiskonen, premiere 17.5.08 Zodiak, Helsinki 2008 ½ Queer Sirkus and Kaneliontti, Helsingin Sirkusammattilaiset and Tytti Metsä, premiere 30.4. Puoli-Q, Helsinki 2007 Incomplex, lighting and projection design, chor. Ilona Jäntti, premiere 19.4.07 Rosemary Brunch, London 2006 Othello the Idiot, dir. Sasha Pepelyaev, premiere 30.8.06, Von Krahl Teatteri, Tallinn And several designs through years 2000-2006 for example to Rinne Radio, Tampereen Orchestra, Meiju Niskala amongst others. ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING DESIGN 2010 Kaapelitehdas, Lighting design for Turbiinisali audience voyer 2007 Equation Lighting Design Ltd., lighting designer 2000 Valoa Design ltd., scale model maker 1998 Tampereen Orthodox Church, lighting design together with Tapio Rosenius OTHER LIGHT/WORK RELATED 2018 Co-curator to FLASH Vallisaari light art exhibition, leading curator Ilkka Paloniemi, producton with Metsähallitus (Finnish Forestry) 2013 Cloud Tailor, exhibition by Ja^sa.n and Jyrki Riekki, opening 2.10.2013 Galleria Sinne, Helsinki 2011 Lighting design for EpiChrystals branding photos, photographer Elina Moriya, honorary mention in International Photography Awards 2011 2011 – Cirko Centre fo New Circus, free-lancer 2010- Sibelius Akatemia, free-lancer 2003- WHS, tour light manager 2005 - Stella Polaris, lighitng person 2005 Side Step festival for Modern Dance, technical manager 2003 – 05 Zodiak – The Center for New Dance, technical manager And several other technical jobs over the years PARTICIPATIONS 16.11. 2015 Participation to lighting of Finlandia Hall to the colours of Tricolori in memorance of the victimes of terror attacs in Paris 2015 Artists introduction in book Helsinki by Light, edited by Katja Panzar, Siltala publisihing 2015 2015 Introduction of Pink Caravan in book Pink Up Your Life! Braun Publishing, Switzerland, 2015 2014 Participation in portfolio review in Tarto as part of ”Nordic Light” project 2013 Portfolio review in City of Light Hasselt light festival 2013 Stay in the recidency apartment of Regional Dance Centre of Western Finland in New York, NY, USA MEMBERSHIPS Muu Artists Association, member Finnish Light Art Society FLASH, founding member Ilmatila association, founding member Kajo collective, founding member Stella Polaris, 2005-, member, 2013 chairman WHS association,memeber AWARDS 2014 CircusInfo Finland: Sirkuksen Lumo award, jury: ”Visually creative, ideas well finallized and surprising ideas” 2011 EpiChrystals branding photoshoot, photographer Elina Moriya, honorary mention, International Photography Awards GRANTS 2017 Art promotion Finland, dance, production grant 2017 Art promotion Finland, circus, production grant 2017 Art promotion Finland, film art, travel grant 2016 Art promotioin Finland, circus, produktioapuraha 2015 Nordisk Kultur Point, travel grant 2015 Alfred Kordelin Fundation, grant for Valomatka/Travel to Light production 2015 Finnish Cultural Foundation, grant for Valomatka/Travel to Light production 2015 Arts Promotion Centre Finland, grant for Valomatka/Travel to Light production 2015 Samuel Huber Art Fundation, grant for Valomatka/Travel to Light production 2013 Central Commission of Art of Finland, one year artists grant 2012 City of Helsinki, Art Council, production grant 2011 Central Commission of Art of Finland, travel grant 2011 Oskar Oflundi foundation, production grant 2009 Central Commission of Art of Finland, travel grant 2000 Avek, production grant 2000 City of Tampere, Art grant