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AINU-ELIINA PALMU Born in Turku, Finland Lives in Kulmakatu 3 b a 2, 00170 Helsinki, Finland e-mail: ainupalmu{at}gmail.com 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 2021 Light art piece Rytmi for Kivistö recidence area in Vantaa. Commissioned by YIT 2020 Sonic Acupuncture, light for sound art installationi by Josue Moreno in an underpath of main railway station in Helsinki, Finland 2020 Vapaa / Free, light art piece in Reflektor Vantaa -festival 2019 Lento in Espoo Visual festivaaleilla in August 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, completion 2019 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 2022 Sivuun Ensemble: Silentopia April Jazz, Revontulisali, Espoo 2020 The Veil Project, Contemporary circus, Reflectors: circus artist Salla Hakanpää, dramaturge Eira Virekoski, sound designer Joonas Pehrsson and costume/set designer Anne Jämsä, premiere in September, Stoa Helsinki 2020 Säie, contmporary street dance, chor. and dance Ainu Kyrönseppä, Amos Rex museum, Generation 2020 Exhibition 2019 Keisarinnan Uudet Vaatteet, contemporary dance, chor. Marja-Terttu Willman, Premiere in Kanneltalo Helsinki 21.11. 2019 Villahousuhäpeä, Teatteri Avoimet ovet, dir. and dr. Hanna Kirjavainen, premiere in 19.9. Helsinki 2019 Mun siivet ei mahdu kahvihuoneeseen – There's no room for my wings, theater and contemporary circus performance, Sivuhenkilöt - workgroup, co- producted with Helsinki Festivals 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. Gabriela Aldana-Kekoni, Stoa, Helsinki OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE ABOUT LIGHT 2020 Lighting design of exhibition: Rodney Gragam Artists and Models, Serlachius Museum, Mänttä, Finland 2020 Lighting design together with Marianne Laguksen for exhibition Egyptin Loisto in Amos Rex museum, Helsinki, Finland 2019 Lighting design for exhibition of Ylva Hollanderin: Kuolleita ja Eläviä Organismeja in Forum Boxissa, Helsinki, Finland 1.03.2019 – 24.03. 2018 Lighting design for exhibition of Heikki Orvola in National Gallery 5.10.-30.12. 2018 Curator, Valojen Vallisaari -light art weekend in Vallisaari, Helsinki by Finnish Light Art Association FLASH, head curator: Ilkka Paloniem 2013 Lighting design for exhibition of Ja^sa.n and Jyrki Riekki: Cloud Tailor, opening 2.10.2013 in Galleria Sinne, Helsinki 2011 Lighting design EpiChrystals branding photography, photographer Elina Moriya, ahonorary mention in International Photography Awards 2011 2011 – Cirko Centre fo New Circus, free-lancer 2010- Sibelius Akatemia, free-lancer 2003- WHS, tour light manager in about 20 European countries and 10 countries outside of Europe 2005 - Stella Polaris, lighting improviser 2005 Side Step festival for Modern Dance, technical manager 2003 – 05 Zodiak – The Center for New Dance, technical manager And several other technician jobs in previous years 2000-2003 PARTICIPATIONS and other things worth mentioning 2017 Us -short movie premiere in MIX NewYorkCity festival New York City, USA Performers: Pirjo Yli-Maunula and Johanna Tuukkanen. also viewed in Kallio Kunsthallessa, Helsinki, Finland, and in KQFF filmifestival in Seoul, Korea 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 2014 Hosting a workshop in Helsinki Diacon Windows workshop in Diakonissalaitos of Helsinki. 2013 Portfolio review in City of Light Hasselt light festival 2013 Recidency 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” 2011 EpiChrystals branding photoshoot, photographer Elina Moriya, honorary mention, International Photography Awards GRANTS 2020 Arts Promotion Finland, corona grant from media-art department 2020 Arts Promotion Finland, The Veil Project production grant 2020 Samuel Huber Foundation, The Veil Project production grant 2018 Alfred Kordelinin Foundation, The Veil Project production grant 2018 Art promotion Finland, travel grant 2017 Art promotion Finland, dance, production grant 2017 Art promotion Finland, grant for Valomatka/Travel to Light production grant 2017 Art promotion Finland, film art, travel grant 2016 Art promotioin Finland, circus, production grant 2015 Nordisk Kultur Point, travel grant 2015 Alfred Kordelin Fundation, grant for Valomatka/Travel to Light production grant 2015 Finnish Cultural Foundation, grant for Valomatka/Travel to Light production grant 2015 Arts Promotion Centre Finland, grant for Valomatka/Travel to Light production grant 2015 Samuel Huber Art Fundation, grant for Valomatka/Travel to Light production grant 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 Oflund foundation, production grant 2009 Central Commission of Art of Finland, travel grant 2000 Avek, production grant 2000 City of Tampere, Art grant