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Nastja Säde Rönkkö (b. 1985) is an artist living in London and Helsinki. She works with video, performance, installation, participatory art, internet and text. Her projects investigate the relationship between the digital era, power, humanity and the future of our planet. She is particularly fascinated with how concepts such as love, slowness or affection can be silent yet radical ways to be and act in the world. Her practice dreams about the future and explores presence through politics and poetics of emotion.

She has exhibited and performed internationally in places such as Somerset House, London, Sydney Opera House, Sydney, SXSW, Austin, TX, Royal Academy of Arts, London, Glasgow International, FACT, Foundation for Art and Technology, Liverpool, Museum of Moving Image, New York, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki and BMoCA Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO. Recent solo exhibitions include for those yet to be, EMMA Museum of Modern Art, Espoo, Finland (2020), Altered Breaths, Future Feelings at Tampere Art Museum, Finland and for your charred bones and restless soul, Aboa Vetus, Art Nova, Turku, Finland (2019). She has been artist-in-residence in Somerset House Studios, London (2018-2019), Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge (2018) and Matadero Madrid (2016). Her work has been screened in festivals such as Love and Anarchy Helsinki International Film Festival and Ivy Film Festival, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, both in 2018. She is the 35th recipient of the Young Artist of the Year 2019 title and award in Finland. Forthcoming projects include residencies at The Arctic Circle voyage and the Saari residence, Finland.



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


2020 for those yet to be, EMMA Museum of Modern Art, Espoo, Finland
2019 for your charred bones and restless soul, The Young Artist of the Year 2019, Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, Turku, Finland, Altered Breaths, Future Feelings, The Young Artist of the Year 2019, Tampere Art Museum, Tampere, Finland
2017 for those yet to be, Saariaho Järvenpää, Helsinki, Finland
2016 Dear Diary, 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


at midnight we will burn, New Performance Turku, Finland

6 months without, Somerset House Studios, London

A Party for Those Who Welcome Us, Patsastellaan, Helsinki

#alonetogether, Ars17, Kiasma, Helsinki , Finland
Good Vibrations, SIC, Helsinki, Finland
HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US, Museum of Moving Image, New York, USA

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

a way to you, Kultivator, Öland, Sweden
#INTRODUCTIONS, with CSM BA Fine Art, London, UK
take this cold winter away, Perfo, Strong Women in Performance, Tampere, Finland

GUGGENHEIM club, Kaiku, Helsinki, Finland
Touch, EMMA Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo, Finland
#METAMARATHON, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
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
#IAMSORRY, 7354 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, USA
in here it is yesterday, Explorations & Relations, Espacio Naranjo, Madrid, Spain

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

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

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

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


A Call to Attention, UCCA Dune, Beidaihe District, China
VAFT 2020, Turku, Finland
for those yet to be, Rom for Kunst, Norway
Sleep Mode, Glasgow International, Glasgow
Sleep Mode, PAUSE, Somerset House Broadcast

24/7, Somerset House, London, UK

Love and Anarchy Film Festivaali, Helsinki, Finland
American Documentary Film Festival, Palm Springs, California, USA
Ivy Film Festivaal, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Melbourne Documentary Film Festival, Australia
Silk Road International Film Festival, Dublin, Ireland
Collective Practices, Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz, Poland
MANIFF2018, Manchester, UK

Ars17, Kiasma, Helsinki , Finland
Good Vibrations, SIC, Helsinki
Miroir Miroir, Mudac, Lausanne, Switzerland

ArtHelsinki, Helsinki, Finland
No Sabemos Volver Solos, Matadero Madrid, Spain
MediaLive, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, USA
Everything Else, Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, Auckland, NZ
Works by LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner, CSU Pueblo, Colorado, USA

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
Collaborate!, Oriel Sychart Gallery, Wrexham, Wales

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


2021 Arctic Circle Residency, Saari Residency, Finland
2018–2019 Somerset House Studios, London
2018 Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, UK
2017 Artist Lab, ANTI Contemporary Art Festval, Kuopio, Finland
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, NIDA Art Colony, Lithuania


Wimbledon College of Art, London

Oxford Union, Oxford University, Oxford, UK, California Institute of Art, Los Angeles, USA, Pueblo State University, Pueblo CO, USA, Kunsthall Helsinki, Finland

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'

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

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
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

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


TANK Magazine, OneZero, L'ADN, Helsingin Sanomat, Gloria

Altered Breaths, Future Feelings, Nastja Säde Rönkkö, monograph, published by Tampere Art Museum

Co-Art: Artists on Creative Collaboration, Ellen Mara De Wachter, Phaidon Publication, LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner unveil details of new performance, Dazed, 4/2017

As Emotionless as Possible, aqnd, 3/16, artnet New’s exclusive interview with LaBeouf, Rönkkö and Turner, 2/16, Nastja Säde Rönkkö tekee taidetta tunteista, Helsingin Sanomat, 3/16, Kohtaaminen ja Luottamus ovat Nastja Rönkön taiteen teemoja, Keskisuomalainen, 3/16, 2 X Nastja Säde Rönkkö, EDIT Taidemedia, 3/16 Suomalaistaiteilija pyrkii filmitähden kanssa vilpittömyyteen, Kauppalehti Optio, 3/16, Dear Diary, Saariaho Järvenpää, menovinkki, Helsingin Sanomat, 3/16, interview Basso radio, 3/16, interview, Yle Puhe Aamu, 3/16, haastattelu, Gloria Magazine 4/16

did anyone touch LaBeouf’s, Rönkkös and Turner’s soul?, Dazed, 12/15, cover feature FAT, Finnish Art Today 11/15#ALLMYMOVIES, A conversation with LaBeouf, Rönkkö and Turner, newhive, 11/15, interview, NYT-liite 06/15, Helsingin Sanomat 5/11, Vilpittömästi Sinun, Suomen Kuvalehti, tammikuu, What we learned from following Shia LaBeouf’s Heart, is this the most personal online connection can get? By Aimee Cliff, Dazed, 3/15

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

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

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

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

Let's Go Home, exhibition catalogue

Helsingin Sanomat, Finland


Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art
EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art
CCA Andratx Kunsthalle
Jyväskylä Art Museum
Tampere Art Museum


2020 The Finnish Cultural Foundation, AVEK
2019 Arts Council Finland, AVEK
2018 Young Artist of the Year award, Tampere Art Museum, Frame
2017 The Finnish Cultural Foundation, AVEK, Alfred Kordelin Foundation
2016 The Finnish Cultural Foundation, Art Promotion Centre Finland, Frame Finland
2015 Kone Foundation, Helsingin City, Frame Finland, Art Promotion Centre Finland
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