Mia Seppälä is a visual artist who lives in Helsinki, where she is currently pursuing a doctorate at the Finnish University of Fine Arts. Seppälä works with photography, painting, a moving image and participatory art on which topic builds on existing structures, formats and established procedures. They may be identifiable and ordinary, but sometimes they are concealed and harder to discern.
Seppälä asks by her artistic practice, what if the theme of exhibition, or the topic of a work, was not about the works themselves, but rather about the question of what art really is and how it is made? What is possible in art?
Her works have been seen in private and group exhibitions in Finland and internationally. Seppälä completed her MFA degree from the University of the Arts Helsinki in 2017.
Cooking for the Apocalypse / Eco Noir: A companion for Precarious Times
Exhibition Laboratory 20.11.2020 – 9.12.2020
2020 S.P.H.E.R.E. Excursions outside the Digibox, collateral workshop on digital platforms https://www.digiteatteri.fi/sphere
Way of printmaking – materiality, collaboration and agency 15.1.-7.2.2021. Exhibition Laboratory Helsinki / collaborative exhibition
Research Pavilion #4 Helsinki during June-August https://www.uniarts.fi/en/projects/research-pavilion/#introduction
The ESA Research Network Sociology of the Arts Conference 9.-12.4.2021 Music Hall Helsinki https://blogit.uniarts.fi/en/post/esa-arts-conference-is-postponed-until-march-2021/
Symposium as Exposition: Knowing Through Art & Design 1.4.-3.4., Vilnius Academy of Arts
Helsinki Photomedia Conference 22-24.4.2021 Images Among Us https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjP1d3vs9_tAhXimIsKHfIHBVYQFjAAegQIARAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fhelsinkiphotomedia.aalto.fi%2F&usg=AOvVaw395O1oIwm9yiORQTW9qIsY
ÄÄNIAALTO V & Flux Island 2020 31.1. – 21.2 @ Helsinki, Vuotalo & Vapaan Taiteen Tila
Making use of GPS technology, this sonic walk offers listeners a new perspective on the area around Töölönlahti bay. Listeners download an app, put on headphones and walk around Töölönlahti bay, hearing music created specifically for the walk by music technology students at the Sibelius Academy.