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Nastja Säde Rönkkö (b. 1985, Helsinki, Finland) is an artist based in Helsinki and London.

//STUDIES//

2009-2011 MFA Fine Art, Slade School of Fine Art, University College London
2005-2008 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London
2004-2005 Certificate of Higher Education, Fine Art, University of East London
2002-2004 Foundation Diploma, Moscow Surikov State Academy Art Institute, Russia

//SELECTED PERFORMANCES/PROJECTS//

2016
#TAKEMEANYWHERE, BMoCA Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, USA / The Finnish Institute in London

2015
a way to you, Kultivator, Öland, Sweden
#INTRODUCTIONS, with CSM BA Fine Art, London, UK (LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner)
#FOLLOWMYHEART, SXSW, Austin, Texas, USA, (LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner)
take this cold winter away, Perfo, Strong Women in Performance, Tampere, Finland

2014
GUGGENHEIM club, Kaiku, Helsinki, Finland
Touch, EMMA Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo, Finland
#METAMARATHON, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, (LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner)
Mum, Mother's Tongue Festival, Universum Theatre, Helsinki, Finland
The Flying Scene, Diep - Newhaven cross-channel contemporary art festival, UK/France
If You (Hold On), Tonight, HIAP, Helsinki, Finland
If You (Hold On), Paikkari Performance, Paikkari, Finland
no mountain high enough, PALS International Festival of Performance Art, Stockholm, Sweden
Meditation for Narcissists, #MEMEWHILE, Auto Italia South East, London, (LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner)
#IAMSORRY, 7354 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, USA (LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner)
in here it is yesterday, Explorations & Relations, Espacio Naranjo, Madrid, Spain

2013
in here it is yesterday, XL Art Space, Helsinki, Finland
for your eyes only, Dimange Rouge at Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art and Finnkino, Helsinki, Finland
how to fall in and out of love, Moment Share, HIAP, Helsinki, Finland
Club 27 (trilogy, part III) Kiscelli Museum TEMPLESPACE, Budapest, Hungary
TINA B festival, Kutna Hora, Czech Republic
I Don't Cry for You, Godor Club, Budapest, Hungary

2012
Touch, Uusi Muu, MUU Galleria, Helsinki, Finland
Club 27 (part II), Performance Compost, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
Meeting II and Purge, Transart Communication 2012, Košice, Slovakia
Undo Ritual, Stoff Stockholm Fringe Fest 2012, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden
Love Letter, 20 Rue de Jacob - A Salon for Performance and Other Happenings, Galleria Rajatila, Tampere, Finland
Club 27 (part I) and Fortune, IPA International Performance Art Festival, Istanbul, Turkey
Meeting, PIN1 Festival, Nordhorn, Germany
Touch, La Bas Biennale, Helsinki, Finland
Macaroons!, Kunsti Museum of Modern Art, Vaasa, Finland
Soil Brick Soil, with Kate Lepper, Ciao! Modernism, Circa 1960, Guest Projects, London, UK

2011
Swap, Transart Communication International Festival, Nové Zámky, Slovakia
Undo Ritual, Transmuted Festival Internacional de Performance, Ex Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City, Mexico
Purge, V Bienale de Jafre, Jafre, Spain
Undo Ritual (part l), Wasteland Festival, Kouvola, Finland
Braids, Public House, HIRU Dance Company, London, UK
Picnic, Platform 1, Bloomsbury Theatre, London, UK

2010
Touch (part l), New Sexualities Conference, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, London, UK
Boys, Äkkigalleria 6, Jyväskylä, Finland

//SOLO EXHIBITIONS//

2016
Saariaho Järvenpää, Helsinki, Finland
ti-la2016, Jyväskylä, Finland
2013
The Same Song, MM Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2012
The Most Beautiful Thing, Galleria Becker, Jyväskylä, Finland
Honeycomb Badlands, Galleria Kapriisi, Finland
Mount, 18 HHG, London, UK
2010
Weird and Wonderful, tm-galleria, Helsinki, Finland
2006
00130Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

//SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS & SCREENINGS//

2016
Works by LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner, CSU Pueblo, Colorado, USA

2015
Nuoret 2015, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Finland
This New Feeling, curated by Central St Martins Culture, Criticism and Curation, London
#IRL, Art15 Olympia, London
Apparently Yours, Lonelyfingers, Düsseldorf, (LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner)
Collaborate!, Oriel Sychart Gallery, Wrexham, Wales

2014
LEFTOVERS, Passatge Studio, Barcelona, Spain
Just Add Water!, CCA Andratx Kunsthalle, Mallorca, Spain
Out of Office, Arcade Cardiff, Cardiff, Wales

2013
EXFULLMOON, CCA Andratx Kunsthalle, Mallorca, Spain
Art Stays 11, Festival of Contemporary Art, Slovenia
To You, Feminism in London Conference, University of London, UK
Art: Language: Location, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge

2012
Converge, PS2, Belfast, Ireland
Three Gates, Hanmi Gallery, London, UK
Punainen Hevonen, Laajan Galleria, Äänekoski, Finland
Discussing Metamodernism, Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin, Germany

2010
Jyväskylän Taiteilijaseuran 60-vuotisjuhlanäyttely, Museum of Central Finland, Jyväskylä, Finland
From London with Love, Wanha Woimala, Vaajakoski, Finland
The Trouble with Women, Menier Chocolate Factory Gallery, London
Istanbul was Constantinopol, Hush Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
Royal College of Art Photography Interim Show, London, UK

2009
Art Below Zero, Westbourne Studios, London
Let's Go Home, S-KAI, Hamburg, Germany
Open, Studio I, London, UK
Art of Basware, Sanomatalo, Helsinki, Finland
A Little Show, Studio I One, London, UK

2008
Pictorial Dialogues, Miquel Alzueta Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
Pollocks London at Carnaby Street, London, UK
Draw In, 00130 Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

2007
Misguided Souls, Covent Garden Film Studios, London, UK
As-da!, Tottenham Court Road, London, UK
Direction, Lethaby Gallery, London, UK

2006
X-mas Fair, 00130 Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

2004
Art International, Central House of Arts, Moscow, Russia
Art International, Gallery Dom Kuzmina, Moscow, Russia

//RESIDENCIES//

2016
El Ranchito, Matadero, Madrid, Spain

2015
Kultivator, Öland, Sweden

2014
Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth, Wales
Art Promotion Centre Finland, Berlin residency

2013
CCA Andratx Residency, Mallorca, Spain
On Hosting and Displacing, NIDA Art Colony, Lithuania

//LECTURES•TALKS•TEACHING•STUFF//

2015

This New Feeling: What is Metamodernism?' Central Saint Martins, London
(Some) Shapes of Our Thoughts, Theaterschool, Amsterdam School of the Arts, Netherlands
SXSW, Texas, 'Performing the Networks'

2014
The State of Things, Royal College of Art, London, UK
Bitches Minute, radio-show hosted by Jamila Johnson-Small
Artist Talk, Aberystwyth Art Centre, Aberystwyth, Wales
Explorations & Relations, discussion with Toni Ledentsa and Jaakko Pallasvuo, Espacio Naranjo, Madrid, Spain

2013
Visiting Tutor, BA(Hons) Fine Art, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, UK (from 2012)
Artist Talk and Discussion "Memory and Ritual", EMMA Museum of Modern Art, Espoo, Finland
Performance Art Workshop, Banska Stiavnica, Slovakia (invited by MPhilms)
Artist Talk, Contemporary Past: counterstrategies for greenwashing, Nida Art Colony, Lithuania
Guest Lecturer, 'Spectacle' Symposium, MA Fashion Photography, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts, London, UK (invited by Paul Bevan)

2012
Artist Talk & Panel Discussion, Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, Nordhorn, Germany
Artist Talk, Transart Communication 2012 Festival, Tabacka Kulturfabrik, Košice, Slovakia

//SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY//

2014
The Art of Distraction, by Tom Morton, Frieze, issue 11/14
Meet the two artist's behind Shia LaBeouf's #IAMSORRY (03/04) Dazed and Confused
I don't know if Shia LaBeouf is sorry, but he's a master image transformer (14/02) the Guardian

2013
Shaping emotional landscapes (14/2), Nordic Culture Point blog, Daina Pupkeviciute

2012
What Do The Metamodernists Want? by Daniël van der Poel, Metropolis M, The Netherlands, Aug/Sept 2012
ARTY 30, Transition Gallery Publication
Keskisuomalainen, Finland
Pixel, YLE 5 channel, Finland (27/4)

2010
On Horses, Girls and the Revival of Feminism, Garageland magazine, issue 10
From London with Love, exhibition publication - edition of 200 copies
Picking Up, Bouncing Back, Jean - Luc Nancy & Alexander Garcia Duttmann

2009
Let's Go Home, exhibition catalogue

2006
Helsingin Sanomat, Finland

//COLLECTIONS//

CCA Andratx Kunsthalle
Jyväskylä Art Museum

//GRANTS•AWARDS•WORK SUPPORTED BY//

2015
Art Promotion Centre Finland
Frame Visual Art Finland

2014
Art Promotion Centre Finland
AVEK
Helsinki City

2013
Frame Visual Art Finland
Art Promotion Centre Finland
The Paulo Foundation

2012
Alfred Kordelin Foundation
FRAME Finnish Fund for Art Exchange
Arts Council Finland

2011
FRAME, Finnish Fund for Art Exchange
Arts Council Finland
The Duveen Travel Scholarship, Slade School of Art
Oskar Öflunds Foundation

2010
VISEK
British Council

2009
Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK
Oskar Öflunds Foundation

2008
Embassy of Finland, London