Julia Matinniemi is a visual artist and photographer based in Helsinki, Finland.
EXHIBITIONS AND PUBLICATIONS
  • 2020 Cool Customer vol. ll, print publication.
  • 2018 Convenient Art, Moscow Museum of Modern Art.2018 Woman and Orange, Nokia City Library.
  • 2018 Hot Futures, Grafiikanpaja Himmelblau Gallery.
  • 2017 Desire, Bratislava OFF Festival
  • 2017 Desire, Osaka University of Arts Gallery.
  • 2017 Non-Architecture Competition, TRAINING, print publication.
  • 2017 Turmoil, Galleria Nykyaika.
  • 2016 International Art Collaborations Showcase, Künstlerthaus Bethanien Berlin.
  • 2015 Fleeting Spaces, Galleria Rajatila.
WORKSHOPS
  • 2021 Creator of multicultural week art workshops, The English School of Helsinki.
  • 2020 Assistant at Monday Kids Art Club, Mapura Studios.
  • 2019 Assistant at STARS North Shore, Dance & Art Therapy NZ.
  • 2014 – 2018 Creator of bilingual photography workshops, Saksankielinen Iltapäivä RY
  • 2017 Creator of photography and drama workshops, Me-Talo Peltolammi
  • 2017 Creator of multidisciplinary art workshop, 2017 Images of a Future in Finland-project
WORK EXPERIENCE
  • 2018 Producer, Hot Futures graduate exhibition.
  • 2018 Assistant, Finlayson Art Area.
  • 2017 Curator, Hiedanranta Garden party-event.
  • 2016 Assistant, Sanoma.
  • 2016 Intern, Sanoma.
  • 2014 Intern, TR1 Gallery.
Photography
Photography
Photography
Photography
Aotearoa
Video
Stills from a short film shot on the South Island of New Zealand.
Love is to share
Video
Stills from a two-channel video.
Paintings and drawings
Details from paintings and drawings.
Art by kids
Images from various children’s art workshops. Themes of the workshops vary from identity, exploration of spaces and studying light. The mediums include e.g. photography, drawing, painting, collage and elements of drama.
Sincerely
Installations
Audio and text installation. Originally presented at the Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, 2018.

Everything left unsaid will haunt you.
Sleepwalking
Video
In your dreams, am I awake or asleep?
Crumbles of crisps on our sweaty white sheets, I can’t think of anything better but I am forced to try.
Terrible Love
Video
Still photographs.

How does one distinguish a nightmare from a dream?
Cyril Awakens: Sky
Video
Music video for Cyril Awakens. Filmed by Julia Matinniemi and edited by Konsta Koivisto.