Eeva Siivonen’s experimental moving image practice engages with strategies of documentary, essay, and found footage film practices. She employs these strategies to construct affective and immersive moving image installations and single channel works that speak to the experience of dislocation and fractured relationship to body, language, and place. They describe subjective experience in ways that resist separation between self and other, interior and exterior, human and nonhuman, and living and nonliving. They trace the deep yet precarious connections that emerge between human and nonhuman bodies and ecosystems; connections that are constantly both found and severed. Her practice maps an experiential space that is both permeated with vitality and haunted by personal and ecological loss. Her ethos is to create space for compassion and empathy by embracing the impossibility of gaining knowledge of ourselves and others and our place in the world.

Contact: eevaleenasiivonen@gmail.com 

www.vimeo.com/eevasiivonen

CV

 

Education

2022                 Ph.D. in Art and Visual Culture (Studio), University of Western Ontario, London, Canada

2016                 MFA in Video Art, Syracuse University, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse, NY

2015                 MA (Art and Design) in Documentary Film, Aalto University, School of Art, Design and Architecture, Helsinki, Finland

2011                 BA (Art and Design) in Documentary Film, Aalto University, School of Art, Design and Architecture, Helsinki, Finland

Awards and Residencies

 

2021                 Artist in Residency Fellowship, Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, Taos, NM

2019                 Artist in Residency Fellowship, Goetemann Artist Residency, Gloucester, MA

2017                 Artist in Residency Fellowship, Terra Summer Residency, Terra Foundation for American Art, Giverny, France

2017                 Jury’s Citation Award, Black Maria Film Festival

2016                 Artist in Residency Fellowship (9 months), Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY

2016                 Special Award, AVIFF 2016 & Angel Orensanz Foundation

2015                 Artist in Residency Fellowship, I-Park Foundation, East Haddam, CT

2015                 Artist in Residency Fellowship, Fjuk Art Centre, Husavik, Iceland

2015                 Finlandia Foundation Scholarship

2014                 Fulbright Scholarship

2011                 Grant for Media Art, AVEK (Center for Audio-Visual Media)

Exhibitions

2021                 Online project with Ellen Moffat, A Rested Development, curated by Christof Migone

2021                 Solo Exhibition, I left parts of myself everywhere, Artlab Gallery, London, ON

2021                 Group Exhibition, Written on the Earth, McIntosh Gallery, London, ON

2020                 Group Exhibition, suppose they are all put together, Artlab Gallery, London, ON

2019                 Group Exhibition, Please Don’t Take This Lightly, Artlab Gallery, London ON

2018                 Performance, Texturings, collaboration with Ellen Moffat, Forest City Gallery, London, ON

2018                 Performance, Texturings, collaboration with Ellen Moffat, Satellite Project Space, London, ON

2017                 Group Exhibition, Night Swim, Random Access Gallery, Syracuse, NY

2017                 Two Person Exhibition, Brianna Miller/Eeva Siivonen, Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY

2016                 Group Exhibition, Visions, Nunnery Gallery, London, UK

2016                 Solo Exhibition, Black River, Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY

2016                 Group Exhibition, None the Wiser: MFA 2016, Rogue Space, New York, NY

2016                 Group Exhibition, Cloudlands,  Spark Contemporary Art Space, Syracuse, NY

2016                 Group Exhibition, None the Wiser: MFA 2016, SU Art Gallery, Syracuse, NY

2015                 Group Exhibition, SATELLITES at the Franklin, curated by Third Object and MCA in Chicago, Chicago, IL

2015                 Group Exhibition, Were The Eye Not Sunlike, ACRE TV, Fernway Gallery and MCA in Chicago, curated by     

                         Third Object, Chicago, IL

 

Selected Film Festivals and Screenings

2021                 Dobra International Experimental Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2021                 AVIFF Cannes Art Film Festival, Cannes, France

2020                 Transient Visions Festival of the Moving Image, Spool Contemporary Art Space, Johnson City, NY

2020                 Barcelona International Short Film and Video Festival, Barcelona, Spain

2020                 Crossroads 2020, San Francisco Cinemateque, San Francisco, CA

2019                 Bideodromo International Experimental Film and Video Art Festival, Bilbao, Spain

2017                 Short Time Long Distance Film and Video Art Festival, Helsinki, Finland

2017                 Tuulikki Pietilä, portrait film Post Scriptum (with Anssi Pulkkinen), Ateneum Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

2017                 2nd Floor Rear, Chicago, IL

2017                 Black Maria Film Festival, 36th Annual Tour

2016                 Critical Edge Film Festival, Tallahassee, FL

2016                 aCinema, Woodland Pattern Book Center, Milwaukee, WI

2016                 AE Art House Film Festival, Minneapolis, MN ((Nominated for Creative Vision Award)

2016                 MUX: Asheville Video Art Festival, Asheville, NC

2016                 AVIFF Cannes Art Film Festival, Cannes, France                 

2015                 Hammerbrook Film Fest, Hamburg, Germany

2015                 AE Art House Film Festival, Minneapolis, MN (Nominated for Creative Vision Award)

2014                 International Short Film Festival, Helsinki, Finland  

2013                 International Nature Film Festival, Savonlinna, Finland

2013                 Docpoint - Documentary Film Festival, Helsinki, Finland

2011                 Montreal Underground Film Festival, Montreal, Canada

2010                 Aubagne International Film Festival, Aubagne, France

2010                 Gvik International Student Film Festival, Moscow, Russia

2010                 Union Docs: Finnish Documentary Spotlight, New York, NY

2010                 Film Palace Fest International Short Film Festival, Balchik, Bulgaria

2010                 Reikäreuna Film Festival, Orivesi, Finland

2010                 Audiovisual Poetry Festival, Tarp, Lithuania

2010                 Music Laboratory Network, Vilnius Planetarium, Vilnius, Lithuania

2009                 Lens Politica Film Festival, Helsinki, Finland