Biography

Eetu Sihvonen (b. 1994, Kotka, Finland) lives and works in Helsinki. They often work with tradition materials such as wood and metal, as well as 3D modeling and animation. Sihvonen merges these processes into installations and singular works, which are informed by traditional handicraft techniques, storytelling, and the world of role-playing games. Their works have been previously exhibited in the Community Centre, Paris, France; Holešovická Šachta, Prague, Czech Republic; Pitted Dates, Helsinki, Finland; and Ruis, Nijmegen, Netherlands.

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BORN

1994, Kotka, Finland

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2023

Within the Well, Gaa Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Tiny Art Gallery, Ruis, Nijmegen, Netherlands

Blues of the Broken Gate, Holešovická Šachta, Prague, Czech Republic

their room washed with hot light, Kubaparis, Turku, Finland

Egg’s Lore, Light Harvesting Complex, Vantaa/Online, Finland

This Nest for Us to Rest, Pitted Dates, Helsinki, Finland

 

2022

Kotka Art ‘22, Kotka, Finland

 

2021

Music for Plants, Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden, Helsinki, Finland

Gothic Pastoral, Soloshow platform, Online

Mystic May, The Community, Pantin, France

A Trip to Cockaigne, Titanik, Turku, Finland

Kuvan Kevät, Exhibition Laboratory, Helsinki, Finland

Episode 7, Essenza Club/Dharma Initiatives, Online

 

2020

Bird Feeders, Pro Artibus, Online/Tammisaari, Finland

 

2019

BFA Exhibition, Exhibition Laboratory, Helsinki, Finland

Dimensions Tomorrow, Exhibition Laboratory, Helsinki, Finland

Summerbabes, Helsinki Winter Garden, Helsinki, Finland

Egg Hunt at the Club Guggenheim, Kaiku, Helsinki, Finland

 

2018

A Passing Permanence, Free Art Space, Helsinki, Finland

Rajallisia Tilaisuuksia, Exhibition Laboratory, Helsinki, Finland

 

2017

Animal and The Logic of Others, Exhibition Laboratory, Helsinki, Finland

We’ve been having these weird thoughts lately, Free Art Space, Helsinki, Finland

 

2016

WASD, Oksasenkatu 11, Helsinki, Finland 

EDUCATION

2019

Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki, BFA Sculpture, Helsinki, Finland 2018-19

Glasgow School of Art, Sculpture and Environmental Art, Glasgow, Scotland 2014-16

Aalto University, Graphic Design, Espoo, FInland

 

AWARDS, RESIDENCIES, AND GRANTS

2024

Cité des Arts, Paris, France

 

2023

PADA Studios, Barreiro, Portugal

 

2022

Arts Promotion Centre Finland

 

2021

Arts Promotion Centre Finland

Finnish Cultural Foundation

Arts Promotion Centre Finland

Anita Snellman’s Foundation

 

2020

Arts Promotion Centre Finland

Academy of Fine Arts

 

2018

Academy of Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany

Alfred & Greta Runeberg’s Foundation

 

2017

Academy of Fine Arts