ABOUT THE ARTIST

ART WITH & FOR PEOPLE

Oona Tikkaoja has over 15 years experience of making public art in collaboration with different groups of people. She is also experienced teacher and facilitator of development projects. She has been working as a cultural management teacher since 2004.

Skills
– applying artistic thinking & methods to various contexts
– managing artistic projects
– co-developing ideas

– facilitating group processes

Working Principles
– empathy
– reliability
– genuine collaboration

If you have a need either for an art piece or a development project in your organization, Vikuri could be suitable partner for you. Oona is open-minded and interested in all kind of collaboration projects. Do not hesitate to call her!

Contact: oona@vikuri.com // +358 406744188

CV

DEGREE STUDIES IN ARTS & MEDIA

Studies aiming for Doctor of Arts degree
    Aalto University School of Art and Design
    2010 –
> including Fulbright visiting researcher position in
    University of California, San Diego / Visual Arts Department
    9/2012 -9/2013

Further Qualification for Web Design
  Turku Christian Institute
  2009 – 2010

Master of Fine Art
  Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki
  Department of Sculpture
  2006 – 2010
    > including exchange studies in
    Academy of Fine Arts in Prague
    Intermedia studio
    10/2007 -2/2008

Master of Arts (Art and Design)
  University of Lapland, Rovaniemi
  Master’s Programme in Media Interface Design,
  Major in Media Science
  2000 – 2002

BA in Fine Art
  Turku University of Applied Sciences, Fine Art
  Major in Sculpture
  1996 – 2000

PEDAGOGICAL EDUCATION

Teacher’s Pedagogical Studies 35 credits
  Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences, Vocational Teacher Education College
  International studies in English
  2003 – 2004

SCULPTURE

Public Works
· Helix, architectural sculpture in Espoo hospital, Espoo 2016
· PaPu, playable sculpture for children, Turku 2015

· Unelma, movable public sculpture in Helsinki 2012
· Piiloleikki, sculpture series located in the city space, Turku 2011
· Riutta, sculpture series in a school building in Arabianranta, Helsinki 2009

Works in Collections
· The State of Finland

· Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art
· Amos Anderson Art Museum

Residencies
· D’Clinic Studios, Lendava, Slovenia 7/2014
· Weekend Residency, Gothenburg, Sweden 3/2014

Solo Exhibitions
· Amos Platform in the Shopping Center Forum, Helsinki 10/2015-2/16
· Loov Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia 2012

· Finnish Cultural Institute, Stockholm, Sweden 2010
· Becker gallery, Jyväskylä 2008
· Jetty Barracks gallery
, Helsinki 2007
·
Jangva gallery, Helsinki 2007
· Cable Gallery
, Helsinki 2007
· Mältinranta Art Center
, Tampere 2006

· Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku 2006
· Pirkko-Liisa Topelius gallery, Helsinki 2006
·
Sculptor gallery, Helsinki 2005
·
Titanik gallery, Turku 2004

· Joella gallery, Turku 2000

Group Exhibitions
· Mänttä Art Festival 2014 

· D’Clinic Studios, Lendava, Slovenia 2014
· Antero! Turku Art Academy Fine Art Class 1996-2000, Gallery Å, Turku, 2014
· Hej Hylje! Exhibition in Logomo, Turku, 2014
· Fine Art Academies of Prague & Helsinki: exchange exhibition 2012
· Berliner Liste Art Fair, Berlin, Germany 2011

· Haute Couture, Honkahovi, Mänttä 2011
· Fabrication – Finlayson 190 years, TR1, Tampere 2010
· It Is Beautiful Here, Fiskars summer exhibition 2009
· Kuvanveistäjät Taaborinvuorella, Nurmijärvi 2008
· Spring Exhibition 2008, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts
· Online exhibition Culture Gallery of Virtual Finland 2008
· Ars Kärsämäki 2007
· Masters of the University, new MA students, gallery FAFA, Helsinki 2007
· Horse Power, Meilahti Art Museum, Helsinki 2006
· Online Art Gallery Spirited Herring 2006
· The Young Artists’ exhibition of the Artists’ Association of Finland, Helsingin Taidehalli 2006
· The Union of Finnish Art Associations, Year Exhibition at Porvoo Art Factory 2005
· Lönnström Art Museum, Rauma 2004

· 10 year anniversary exhibition of  Turun Taidelainaamo, Brinkkala gallery, Turku 2004
· Citymind Turku in Platform gallery, Vaasa 2004
· Mänttä Art Festival 2003

· Rajatila gallery (with Alli Alho), Tampere 2001
· S-gallery (with Alli Alho), Helsinki 2000
· Köysirata gallery, Turku 2000

Other Projects
· Curating the Turku Artist Association exhibition Hehkuvaa! with Taina Myllyharju, Haihara Art Center, Tampere 2015
· Voyage, visualisation of a concert of Finnish composer Asko Hyvärinen, Helsinki Music Hall 2011
· Katvealue, fine art related live action role play designed with Henna Kontusalmi & Mike Pohjola.   Was played in April and May 2008 in the art museums Ateneum and Kiasma, Helsinki.
· Unelma-arkisto, web work collecting users’ daydreams 2006-

Articles & Publications
· with Lotta Häkkinen & Outi Linnossuo:Osallistavaa taidetta nuorten parissa – työkirja kenttään tutustuvalle 2017. Humak/Hyvinvoinnin välitystoimisto.
· with Lotta Häkkinen & Outi Linnossuo: Vuorovaikutus osallistavan taiteen ryhmänohjauksessa. Työkirja aloittelevalle ryhmänohjaajalle 2016. Humak/Hyvinvoinnin välitystoimisto
· with Miia Heikkilä: Tatun ja Soten työkirja – vinkkejä osallistavan taiteen tuotantoon taiteilijalle, tilaajalle & tuottajalle 2015. Humak/Hyvinvoinnin välitystoimisto
· with Helinä Ahola & Iina-Maria Piilinen: Ipanahipat
· with Henna Kontusalmi & Mike Pohjola: Katvealue-museolarppi Ateneumissa ja Kiasmassa. 
Published in the book Tulevaisuuden taidemuseo, edited by Susanna Pettersson 2009.

Grants
· Fulbright grant for studying in the U.S. 2011
· FRAME Finnish Fund for Art Exchange 2011
· The Finnish-Swedish Cultural Foundation 2010
· Raimo Utriainen Art Foundation 2007

· Public Display Grant to Visual Arts 2006
· The Arts Council of Finland 2006 & 2007
· The Finnish Cultural Foundation 2005, 2006 & 2008
· City of Turku 2005, 2007, 2009 & 2012
· The Southwestern Finland Art Commision 2004 & 2010
· The Paulo Foundation 2003
· The Southwestern Finland Cultural Foundation 2003

Memberships
· Association of Finnish Sculptors

· Arte (Artist Association in Turku)

TEACHING

· Humanities University of Applied Sciences, Turku
   Senior lecturer in cultural management
   2004 –

· Visiting teacher / lecturer, 2002 >
   Turku University of Applied Sciences / Digital Arts & Fine Art
   Satakunta University of Applied Sciences / Fine Art
   Tampere University of Applied Sciences / Visual Design
   Central Ostrobothnia Polytechnic
   University of Turku / Digital Culture
   IADE, Helsinki
   Folk High School of Salo, Basic Art Education
   Otava Folk High School’s Web High School
   Vocational School of Ylivieska Region
   Turku International School