Anxiety/Relief - Neue Finnische Animationkunst 21.01.-11.02.2012

Anxiety / Relief – Neue finnische Animationkunst

Anxiety / Relief is an art exhibition by the Animation Crank Handle collective. The exhibition consists of ten works by ten well-known Finnish animation artists. Artists represented are Jan Andersson (born 1973), Maria Björklund (1970), Tommi Juutilainen (1972), Ami Lindholm (1982), Reetta Neittaanmäki (1974), Kaisa Penttilä (1975), Aiju Salminen (1979), Kristian Simolin (1974), Mark Ståhle (1971) and Niina Suominen (1973). Their works have been seen on many festivals around the world.

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The Centre for Creative Photography: STILLS 09.12.2011-14.01.2012

The Centre For Creative Photography Association was set up in May 1989 in Jyväskylä, Finland and is an association dedicated to advancing photography as an art form and making it more widely known among the public. The association is also concerned with bettering the overall conditions shared by photographers in its given area. Yet another focal point is furthering both domestic and international contacts.

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Niina Suominen

Niina Suominen (b.1973) has graduated from the Arts Academy at Turku in 2004. She works as a film director and media artist using traditional animation techniques requiring hand-work. She is fascinated about organic materials and textures. Her works have been shown widely at the festivals both in Finland and abroad.

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Mark Ståhle

Biography
Mark Ståhle is born 1971. He studied animation at the Turku Arts Academy. Besides making animation, he also draws comics and teaches both.
short filmography:
Animals for animals , 10min. flash-animation 2011
Substance, 7.35min. drawn animation 2011
After the news, 3min. drawn animation 2007
Overtime, 10min. flash-animation 2007
Granny, 6min. flash- animation 2003
Delirium isolated, 3.40min. cut-out animation 2001

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Aiju Salminen

Born 1979 in some boring small town in the middle of Finland. Studied film culture in Lahti and Animation in Turku Arts Academy. Works as a freelance illustrator and a comic artist. Plays in two garage punk bands and is a hostess for Dr.Sketchy’s Anti-Art-School Helsinki. Currently working on a photo novel comic book about [...]

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Kaisa Penttilä
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Reetta Neittaanmäki

Reetta Neittaanmäki lives in Helsinki and works as a freelancer in different animation art projects. She studied animation in Turku Arts Academy and graduated in 2001. She continued her new media studies at Aalto University School of Art and Design in 2007 and graduated as Master of Arts in 2011. Clay Feet (2000) is her [...]

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Ami Lindholm

Biography
Born in 1982 in Finland, Ami Lindholm became interested in animation as a way to combine all art forms in one medium. She studied animation at Turku Arts Academy and graduated in 2008. Her first short film, The Irresistible Smile (2006), is an award-winning drawn animation of an overbooked flight attendant. She directed two more [...]

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Tommi Juutilainen

Biography
Tommi Juutilainen was born 1972 in Varkaus, Finland. Currently he is living in Turku, Finland. In the middle of the 90’s Tommi studied in Institute of Fine Arts, Lahti and after that Animation in Turku Arts Academy.

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Maria Björklund

Biography
Born October 10th 1970.
Education: – Master of Arts (2005, University of Art and Design Helsinki) – Graphic designer (1994, Rovaniemi Institute of Applied Arts) – Visual arts studies (Varsinais-Suomen Kansanopisto 1989 – 90)
– MatriculationExamination1989
Worked as a freelance animator, comics artist and illustrator since 1994. Is a founding member of the animation company Animaatiokopla (www.animaatiokopla.fi) established in 2004. Currently works in Animaatiokopla with various commercial projects as well as making her own animated short films.
Has published comics in dozens of publications in Europe and a few in Australia, Hong Kong and Brazil. Her solo comic books have been published in Finland, Portugal and Lithuania.

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Jan Andersson

Jan Andersson lives and works in Helsinki, Finland. He works as an animator, director, writer and as whatever is interesting at the moment. He would really like to draw comic books but he ́s too lazy. But he ́s trying.

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Kristian Simolin

Kristian Simolin (1974) lives in Espoo and works as senior lecturer in 3D Animation and Visualisation in Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. He studied art history in University of Turku and sculpture in Turku School of Fine Arts before moving to Helsinki and going digital in Media Lab (University of Art and Design Helsinki).
Simolin’s animated works portray silent, introverted and nervous male figures usually in minimalistic surroundings. His works has been exhibited in more than 30 exhibitions in Europe and North America.
Simolin is doctoral student in Media Lab (Aalto University). His focus is on expressive scripted real-time 3d character animation.

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