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ABOUT LEA LINTULA

I believe that my art is wiser than I am and comes from a wider place than me.

I am a young Finnish artist and climate activist. My artistic work gives my soul space to play in the physical world and add understanding to connections of life around me.


The internal and external are two sides of the same coin and always interconnected. Material and ethereal worlds can find intersections in my works through colors, shapes and working methods or feels while working. Processing my place and feelings in the ecosystems is a large part of my growing understanding of social connections as well. I build bridges between the mental and the physical world  in order to add understanding and appreciation to the nature as our destroyed home. My goal is to find deep connection and love to the Earth, face the demands and darksides of our social connections and share it with others.

Right now I am working with multimedia and environmental justice movements.


It has been common for me to work with different kind of media such as paintings, photographs, texts, recycled textiles and threads and natural substances. I have found that my way to make art has to sustainable and as far as I can away from borgeuois art scene. I am all the time learning my ways and techniques to try to get there.

I enjoy myself in working with collectives and in the woods= healing.

 

PROJECTS

Collective working and interactive works

GORS
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GORS PERFORMANCE GAME 

AT GENERATION 2020 AMOS REX

August 19-23, 2020

This collective multi faced work combines game world and performative art together with a magical twist.  It invites spectators to make decisions and see the outcomes.

Project leaders, choreographers and performers:

Jessica Piasecki and Nooa Kekoni

Scenographer and visual director:

Lea Lintula

Sound design: Leevi Kekoni 

Game design: Antti Kemppainen

Codign: Evan Miller

Kosmos 2019 kuva: Vilma Lötjönen
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RYTEIKÖN LAPSET

2018-2019

Dance and sound improvisation group


Members:

Antti Kemppainen, Juhana Hurula, Oona Raadelma, Nooa Kekoni,

Lea Lintula, Jessica Piasecki

Vesihiisi
Vesihiisi

Rimmilä 2018

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VESIHIISI ENVIRONMENTAL ART

February 2018

Environmental art 2018, Rimmilä Finland. Vesihiisi is a traditional mythic creator in Finnish mythologies. In the old stories it has meant naked woman sprite who tempts young men to waters and curse them.


This environmental school project took a place where I have had the fear of this creator my whole childhood. My grandmom used to tell me stories about Vesihiisi to avoid me to go swimming in the lake by myself. Even though I was not identified as a boy I was still sure to be tempted. As I am still a bit afraid of waters  and trying to stay strong with harmnfull temptations, I made this snow and beetroot sculpture to face my fears. And make feeling to the congregate level. The spiral has took inspiration of the Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty (1970).

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LOCUS AMONEUS IN SIBELIUS FESTIVAL

31.8-4.9.2022

This installation took a place in Sibeliustalo Lahti. The work was searhing ways to see garden in the times of ecocrisis. We where giving people a place to rest and reflect connections to non-western humans and nonhuman species through books and magical life. The space was inspirated by Aino Sibelius garden and her dedication to it.

Project leaders and visual directors:

Siiri Hänninen and Lea Lintula

Sound design: Saana Pohjonen

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CREATING INKS

September- December 2021

 I have found it hard to make paintings with subtances like acryllic=plastic while facing the destruction of western humanlife on the planet. During the times of covid I was picing things and trying to create inks from example berries , mushrooms and leafs. This kind of working gave me also new, slower rhythm in life. The project took me a way from the capitalistic hurry and consumption. 

The working was not focused to any solution or goals, but some marks of the exploration was seen in Locus Amoneus installation as well as in the paintings in KRÄKS exhibition. The explorative paintings are still changing their colours and are testing my and our culture of see paintings in a stable state in an unstable world.

This project was organized with Taike's working grant.

 

MY CONSCIOUSNESS AND SUBCONSCIOUS CO-WORKING

Paintings and graphic art

Ei yksinäisyyttä
Kaiken jälkeen and Vapaus
Aamu
Idea
Kuutamolla
Emo
Pehmoinen 80x90 cm 2020
Halkeama/ A Crack
Summer Memory 1
Summer memory 2
Sienestäjä
Home
An idea of being
Loukku/ A Trap
Palautus / Retrieve
Mielikki ja kuutar
Olemassa
Kontrollin ulkopuolella
 
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EXHIBITIONS AND GRANTS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Upcoming

Searching for new ways to show up <3


Past

31.8- 3.9.2022 Locus Amoneus installation- Siiri Hänninen and Lea Lintula, sound Saana Pohjonen. at Sibeliustalo, Lahti

25-30.7.2022 KRÄKS at Villa Tellina and Alan's Cafe, Hanko (organized with Taike grant)

2-31.7/ 2021 Present- läsnäolo ja lahja, Galleria Kuja, Helsinki

10-11/2019 LEIKKIKENTTÄ/ PLAYGROUND- Saara Maria Tikka ja Lea Lintula at Kalasataman Vapaan kaupungin Olohuone, Helsinki

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Past

19-23.8/ 2020 GENERATION 2020, Collective work GORS at Amos Rex Art Museum, Helsinki

02-06.12.2020   Turvaväri, Poikkeusolojen vuosi nuorten taiteiijoiden silmin (web exhibition)

Virtual Graduation Exhibition- Graniitti, Pekka Halonen Academy 

http://phaopiskelijat.keuda.fi/lintula-lea/

Past

9-10/2020   Yhdessä on enemmän- Nuorten taidetta ,Kulttuuritalo Villa Arttu, Hyvinkää

3/2017  Rajamailla (At the borders) - Lea Lintula, Vilma Lötjönen ja Jannina Heinonen at Kalliola Setlementtitalo, Helsinki

5/2017  Pii- Laajasalo's Folk High Schools degree work exhibition at Pasila's Library, Helsinki

OTHER ARTISTIC PROJECTS AND WORKS

2021 Nuorten ilmasto- ja luontohuippu kokouksen visual maker and graohic designer

2018  NAKU-clothing brands founder with Iiris Riihimäki

Illustration for clothes , Social media-marketing and event organizing                                                   https://kaupunkikanava.fi/naku-clothing-rikkoo-ajatusmaailmaa-naisen-kehon-seksualisoinnista/

2018-2019 Dancer in a improvisation group called Ryteikön lapset

1/2020 Art club director for stay-at-home parents (part-time)  at Pasila's inhabitat house     

7/2019, 7/2018  Member of decoration & production team for Visio Festival

4-5/2018 Girls Club's director and one of the founders at Kalliola Setlementtitalo

GRANTS

2021 Taiteen edistämiskeskus
2020 Keuda
2019 Suomen Konkoria Liitto Ry

RESIDENCIES

10/2022 AARK Residency, Korppoo Finland

 

CV

Lea Lintula

2018-2020

 VISUAL COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA, VISUAL ARTS -PEKKA HALONEN ACADEMY 

2017-2018

GRAPHIC DESIGN AND VISUAL COMMUNICATION - LAAJASALO FOLK HIGHSCHOOL

2013-2016

GRADUATE - ALPPILA'S HIGH SCHOOL