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Selina Väliheikki
currently based in Helsinki, Finland

EDUCATION
Master of Arts, Aalto university, School of Art, Design & Architecture, 2015
CuMMA: Curating, Managing & Mediating Art – Master’s Programme

Master of Arts, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, 2014
Major in Textile Design, Minor in Art History

EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS (selected):
nynnyt: What Can Feminism Do? an ongoing series of events and investigations,
together with Hanna Ohtonen, 2014 –
nynnyt: Mustarinda 2018: If I change something, what is being moved? group exhibition curated by nynnyt, 14.6.- 12.8.2018, Mustarinda house, Hyrynsalmi, Finland.
nynnyt: Between a rock and a hard place there is softness, group exhibition curated by nynnyt, 11.-28.1.2018, Titanik-gallery, Turku, Finland.
nynnyt: Conversation Room, autumn 2016, Aalto university, Espoo, Finland.
nynnyt: Museum of Nonhumanity, curating and organising the school programme, autumn 2016

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Mustarinda Summer Art Camp, Mustarinda, Hyrynsalmi, summers 2016-2018. Together with Michaela Casková, Matti Niinimäki & Riitta Nykänen.
Table of Contents exhibition, Eerikinkatu, Helsinki, March 2015
The Burning & the Romance – a scent installation by Chow Yik, Third Space, Helsinki, 19. – 24.8.2014
Marjukan Uni -exhibition, Kruununhaka, Helsinki, 14.6.2014
Hiitola – Matti Niinimäki´s interactive installation & workshop, 9. – 13.4.2014, Black Box -gallery, Lasipalatsi square, as a part of AAVE Festival.Together with Hanna Ohtonen & Iida Jääskeläinen
AYE / NAYE / ABSENT – a collection of realities, EMMA Espoo Museum of Modern Art, 13.11.2013 – 2.3.2014. In collaboration with CuMMA -programme.
Node gallery, 2012 – 2014, Aalto university, School of Art, Design & Architecture, Helsinki. Coordinating & producing the programme for exhibitions & events together with Hanna Ohtonen & Iida Jääskeläinen.
Galleria Koti, summer 2012, small gallery in a private home in Rovaniemi, Finland. Together with Jukka Kiistala
New Year in Kiasma, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, December 2011

COORDINATING & ASSISTING
Study Coordinator, The Academy of Fine Arts, University of Arts, Helsinki, 2016-2017
Artwork assistant, Ariel Bustamante: “Why Do We Do The Things We Do?”, Helsinki 1.-31.10.2015
Production Assistant, IHME Contemporary Art Festival, Pro Arte Foundation, Helsinki, 7.1. – 19.4.2013
Project Assistant, Christian Boltanski’s “Heart Archive” IHME Contemporary Art Festival, Rovaniemi, 5.3. 2012 – 3.4. 2012
Project Coordinator, Public Programmes, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, 15.8. – 15.11.2011

TEACHING, TALKS, WORKSHOPS & ARTISTIC WORK (selected)
upcoming:
nynnyt: In waves, intensive residency of feminist curating, Hanaholmen, Espoo, Finland. 26.-30.11.2018

nynnyt: reading group, ongoing, started in autumn 2017-
nynnyt: retreat of feminist curating, Villa Salin, Helsinki, Finland, April 2018
nynnyt: Constellations group show, curated by Fergus Feehily, Exhibition Laboratory, Helsinki, Finland. November 2017,
nynnyt: Discussing fear together with Hilla & Inari -podcast duo, Galleri Kobra, Karjaa, Finland, September 2017
nynnyt: Walking in Her Shoes guided walk, as part of Patsastellaan event series curated by James Prevett, Helsinki, Finland, August 2017
nynnyt: Kuka täällä puhuu?/Who is talking here? Nordiska Nätter, Hanaholmen, Espoo Finland, June 2017
nynnyt: What is it like to be a nynny?/Mitä on olla nynny?, Titanik gallery, Turku Finland, June 2017
nynnyt: Truth about Finland, group exhibition curated by Porin Kulttuurisäätö, Kallio Kunsthalle, Helsinki, Finland, June 2017
nynnyt: Experiment no 8: Future archaeologies workshop, Kallio Kunsthalle, Helsinki, Finland, June 2017
nynnyt: Gallery Education Workshop, Gallery training, FRAME Finland, January 2015.
nynnyt: Design Curating Now seminar, commentary speech Helsinki Design Week 2014
nynnyt: Grey cube talks discussion serie, Grey Cube Galleries, Korkeasaari Zoo, Helsinki. Summer 2014

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Hourly based teacher, DIY -making one’s own place, Academy of Fine Arts, University of Arts, Helsinki, April 2018.
Remembering Silences , part of the editorial team, series of events curated by Ahmed Al-Nawas for Checkpoint Helsinki, 2015-2016
Mänttä XX Art Festival , Mänttä, Finland, summer 2015. Together with Third Space collective.
Why do we need art exhibitions? Finnish Artist Association’s seminar, Kunsthall Helsinki, 2014. Commentary together with Ahmed Al-Nawas.

RESIDENCIES
Artist + Curator in residence, Santun talo, Keuruu Art Museum, Keuruu Finland, September 2018
Curator residency, Titanik gallery, Turku, Finland, June 2017
Research residency, Mustarinda, Hyrynsalmi, Finland, March 2015

WRITINGS
nynnyt: Työstä joka liikuttaa, EDIT-media, published 12.2.2018
nynnyt: Titanik 2018 / Kohti yhdenvertaista taiteen kenttää, double publication for Titanik gallery, 2018
nynnyt: two commentaries in Finnish art magazine Taide, 2017.
nynnyt: Letters, Truth About Finland, exhibition catalogue 2017. Porin Kulttuurisäätö.

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Field tripping: crossing ruptures, straying in pathways, passing thresholds – searching for a way in and
out in curatorial positioning, 2015. Master’s Thesis, Aalto University.
CuMMA Papers #11: Never Underestimate the Institution, 2014
Together  with Helena Björk & Laura Kokkonen.
Soul in Helsinki, exhibition catalogue for Taideko, 2013
CuMMA Papers #5: Art of Encounters – an interview with the group H.A.R.T.A, 2013.Together with Helena Björk & Hanna Ohtonen.
Riisuttua Reidaria – puupiirroksia ja muuta taidegrafiikkaa. Article in exhibition catalogue: Harvoin Lempeä tuuli puhaltaa arktisille jängille. Rovaniemi Art Museum & Lapland University Press, 2012.
Romuna tekstiilistä: Tekstiiliromu-kollektiivi työstää jätetekstiileistä taidetta materiaalin ehdoilla, JÄNKÄ magazine 2/2009. Together with Marjaana Hietaniemi