A I N U P A L M U light art and design  ainu@ainupalmu.net
AINU-ELIINA PALMU Born in Turku, Finland
Lives in Kulmakatu 3 b a 2, 00170 Helsinki, Finland
e-mail: ainu@ainupalmu.net STUDIES
2006-2008 University College London, Bartlett School of Architecture, Light and Lighting, MSc
2004–2005 Helsinki Polytechnic Universit.y LIGHT ART
2016 Deep, permanent light art installation for Kruunuvuorenranta, Helsinki to be developed by 2017
2015 The Swan, light art installation at Beepositive Festival in Vilnus, Lithuania,in October
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
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., small-scale model maker
1998 Tampereen Orthodox Church, lighting design together with Tapio Rosenius OTHER LIGHT/WORK RELATED 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
23.12. 2015 Light installation in Esplanadi, in Helsinki as part of Gallery Candelas Light Advent Calender
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
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
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