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Virpi Nieminen

Scenographer, artist, Helsinki, www

I am a visual artist and scenographer based in Helsinki. Currently I’m finishing my MA in Design for Performing Arts at Aalto University. What I enjoy most about scenography is its diverse and interdisciplinary nature. Lately I’ve worked in the fields of contemporary dance, live art, and installation, and combinations of thereof. Right now I’m inspired with ecological and post humanistic thinking in relation to making art.

As a visual artist my main interest was the body and corporality, and this led me to become interested in how space surrounds, forms and determines the body. The relationship between bodies and spaces is still at the centre of my work.

Above all I consider myself a performance maker. In my artistic work I want to go beyond the limits of my knowledge, to get in contact with something truly foreign and strange to me. This is why I love working in a group with other people, as I get to encounter new perspectives and different ways to think and experience.

Shall we have a drink before I start to cry?

Shall we have a drink before I start to cry?

Premiere 25.1.2020, Uniarts Helsinki

Photo: Sanni Siira

Treplevin hajottaja

Treplevin hajottaja

Premiere 13.8.2019,  Helsinki.

Photo: Virpi Nieminen

HUKASSA

HUKASSA

Premiere 28.5.2019, Uniarts Helsinki

Photos: Karoliina Niemenkari

a life - nomadic melodrama

a life - nomadic melodrama

Premiere 16.11.2017, Kallio Stage

Uniarts Helsinki, Aalto ARTS

Photos: Sanni Siira, Karoliina Niemenkari

Ei hätää kulta, tämä on leikkihuone.

Ei hätää kulta, tämä on leikkihuone.

Premiere 11.04.2017, Uniarts Helsinki

Uniarts Helsinki, University of Tampere – Näty and Aalto ARTS

Tarleena Laakko

Photos: Virpi Nieminen, Heta Saukkonen

 

 

Neuromaani

Neuromaani

Premiere 20.8.2016, Maria hospital, Helsinki

Valtteri Raekallio

Set design: Aino Koski
Assisting set designers: Salli Kari, Tuuli Ahonen, Una Auri, Mimosa Kuusimäki, Virpi Nieminen, Bea Tornberg

Photos: Valtteri Raekallio

Kotiesitys – Kun oikeat soturit nousivat satulaan, oli jonkun jäätävä kukkia kastelemaan

Kotiesitys – Kun oikeat soturit nousivat satulaan, oli jonkun jäätävä kukkia kastelemaan

Premiere 5.10.2018, Uniarts Helsinki

Photos: Sanni Siira