CURRICULUM VITAE



lighting designer

MINNA KATRIINA TIIKKAINEN  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Born in

Helsinki, Finland

 

 

 

 

address

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

 

 

 

tel

 

 

 

 

email

mt@zonk.net

 

 

 

 

www

zonk.net/mt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION

 

 

 

 

 

1994-2001

MA in Theatre and Drama

Theatre Academy of Finland, Department of Sound and Lighting Design, diploma 2001

1998-99

Set Design

Gerrit Rietveld Academy, theatre design & art direction, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

1993-94

Graphic Art/Print making

Lahti Institute of Fine Arts, Finland, Post Graduate studies

1990-93

Fine Arts

Turku Institute of Art, Finland

1989-90

Fine Arts

The Liminka School of Art, Finland

1988-89

Sculpture

Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milano, Italia

1988

High School graduation

Torkkeli, Helsinki Upper Secondary School of Visual Arts, Finland

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIGHTING DESIGN

 

 

 

 

 

year

name of production

choreographer/director/artist

premiere



2018

AFTERIMAGE I, II & II

Brenner, Lyshøj, Tiikkainen

Julidans SSBA, Amsterdam

NL

installation performance

2017

AS I COLLAPSE

recoil Tina Tarpgaard

Dansehallerne Cobenhagen

DK

contemporary dance


DARK FIELD ANALYSIS

Jefta van Dinther

Tanz im August, HAU2, Berlin

DE

contemporary dance


THE WONDERFUL AND THE ORDINARY

Gunilla Heilborn

Steirischer herbst festival, Graz

AT

contemporary dance


7: TRIPLE MOON

Nicole Beutler, SSBA

Amsterdam NL

NL

contemporary dance


21 PORNOGRAPHIES

Mette Ingvartsen

PACT Zollverein, Essen

DE

contemporary dance

2016

PROTAGONIST

Jefta van Dinther

Cullberg Ballet Riksteatern

SWE

contemporary dance


6:THE SQUARE

Nicole Beutler

Spring festival Utrecht

NL

contemporary dance


DRY PIECE XL

Keren Levi

Julidans SSBA Amsterdam

NL

contemporary dance


DEN LÅNGA MARSCHEN

Gunilla Heilborn

Kulturhuset Stadsteater

SE

theater/dance


THE MOON

Maison Dahl&Bonnema

DanseFestival Barents, Hammerfest

NO

theater/dance

2015

7 PLEASURES

Mette ingvartsen

Steirischer herbst festival, Graz

AT

contemporary dance


URGE

David Wampach

CCN de Montpellier

FR

contemporary dance


FIGURE A SEA

Deborah Hay

Cullberg Ballet Riksteatern

SWE

contemporary dance

2014

ZOO

Katariina Numminen/ Anna Maria Häkkinen

Zodiak, Helsinki

FI

theater/dance

 

5:ECHO

Nicole Beutler

Julidans, SSBA Amsterdam

NL

contemporary dance

 

AS IT EMPTIES OUT

Jefta van Dinther

Tanzquartier, Halle G, Vienna

AT

contemporary dance

2013

PLATEAU EFFECT

Jefta van Dinther/ Cullberg Ballet, Tukholma

Julidans, SSBA Amsterdam

NL

contemporary dance

 

4: STILL LIFE

Nicole Beutler  

Theater Malpertuis, Tielt 

BE

contemporary dance

2012

THE ARTIFICIAL NATURE PROJECT

Mette Ingvartsen

PACT Zollverein, Essen

DE

contemporary dance

 

ANTIGONE

Nicole Beutler ja Ulrike Qwade

Frascati, Amsterdam

NL

dance/puppet theater

 

THE DRY PIECE

Keren Levi

Huis a/d/ Werf festival, Utrecht

NL

contemporary dance

 

UNTRIED UNTESTED

Kate McIntosh

Campo, Gent

BE

contemporary dance

 

SIX YARDS GUARANTEED DUTCH DESIGN

Suze May Sho

Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem

NL

exhibition

2011

GRIND

Jefta van Dinther & Minna Tiikkainen

Weld, Tukholma

SE

contemporary dance

 

3: THE GARDEN

Nicole Beutler  

Theater Frascati, Amsterdam

NL

contemporary dance

 

THE BLANKET DANCE

Jefta van Dinther, DD Dorvillier, Frédéric Gies

Something Raw Festival, Amsterdam

NL

contemporary dance

2010

KALEIDOSCOPE

Keren Levi

Huis a/d Werf, Utrecht

NL

contemporary dance

 

ZAKLADY NA ZYCIE (Plant-Life)

James Beckett

Festival a/d Werf, Huis a/d Werf, Utrecht

NL

installation performance

 

2: DIALOGUE WITH LUCINDA

Nicole Beutler

Theater Frascati, Amsterdam

NL

contemporary dance

2009

NATURAE Volume1

Terhi Tolvanen, Evert Nijland

Loods 6, Amsterdam

NL

jewellery exhibition

 

DARK MATTER

Kate McIntosch

Kaaistudio, Brussels

BE

contemporary dance

 

1: SONGS

Nicole Beutler

Theater Frascati, Amsterdam

NL

contemporary dance

 

GIANT CITY

Mette Ingvartsen

Steirischen Herbst festival, Graz

AT

contemporary dance

 

EVAPORATED LANDSKAPES

Mette Ingvartsen

Steirischen Herbst festival, Graz

AT

installation performance

 

LA MAISON DE POUPÉE

Suze May Sho

Arnhem Mode Biënnale 2009

NL

exhibition

 

THE WAY THINGS GO

Jefta van Dinther

Something Raw Festival, Amsterdam

NL

contemporary dance

 

THE NATURE OF HUNTING

Blood for Roses/ Christina Hauge

het Veem Theater, Amsterdam

NL

drama

 

IMMER TIEFER IN DE WALD HINEIN

Hester van Hasselt

het Veem Theater, Amsterdam

NL

drama

2008


LOST IS MY QUIET FOREVER

Nicole Beutler

Brakke Grond, Amsterdam

NL

contemporary dance

 

JUMALA ON KAUNEUS

Kristian Smeds

uusintaensi-ilta Kansallisteatteri, Helsinki

FI

drama

 

IT’S IN THE AIR

Mette Ingvartsen ja Jefta van Dinther

PACT Zollverein, Essen

DE

contemporary dance

 

LES SYLPHIDES

Nicole Beutler

Spring Dance festival, Utrecht

NL

contemporary dance

 

LENTE

Olivier Provily

Vincent van Gogh museum, Amsterdam

NL

drama

 

THE PRICE PIECE

Keren Levi

Grand Theater, Groningen

NL

contemporary dance

 

THE SENSATION IS REAL

Nicole Beutler

Museum De Appel, Amsterdam

NL

contemporary dance

 

REFLECTIONS

Nicole Beutler/Tiikkainen

Springdance festival, Theater Kikker

NL

installation  

 

AT WORK, en essä om arbete

Teatermaskinen, ohjaus Jonas Engman

Kulturhuset, Kilen, Stockholm

SE

drama

2006

ENTER GHOST

Nicole Beutler

Theater Brakke Grond, Amsterdam

NL

contemporary dance

 

SACRE

David Weber-Krebs

Springdance festival, Utrecht

NL

contemporary dance

 

CHIMERA

Evelien van den Broek

Theater Melkweg, Amsterdam

NL

concert/dance

 

FACELESS

Keren Levi

Theater Fascati, Something Raw festival, Amsterdam

NL

contemporary dance

 

TUNING/ FINE TUNING/ STORE

Suze May Sho/ Tiikkainen

Galleria Gele Rijder, CBKA, Arnhem

NL

exhibition

 

MODE 2006

Jessica Hellbach

Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam

NL

fashion show

 

WHILE WE WHERE HOLDING IT TOGETHER

Ivana Muller

Sophiensaele, Berlin

DE

drama (consult for light)

2005

FOUR FACES episode 11

The Phillip Project

Something Raw festival, Frascati1, Amsterdam

NL

installation performance

 

FADE OUT

David Weber-Krebs

Theater Gasthuis, Amsterdam

NL

contemporary dance

 

KURSK

Merlijn Twaalfhoven

Over het Ij Festival, Amsterdam

NL

concert/drama

 

THE EXACT POSITION OF THINGS

Nicole Beutler

Brakke Grond, Amsterdam

NL

contemporary dance

2004

TERRITORY

Keren Levi

Melkweg theater, Amsterdam

NL

contemporary dance

 

DE ZEE DENKT NIET VAN ONS

Merlijn Twaalfhoven

MS Blommendal, Amsterdam

NL

concert/drama

 

20%, SOIREES UNEXTRACTED No. 3

Marianthi Papalexandri

Korzo theater, Den Haag

NL

concert

 

FACING PHILLIP episode 10

the Phillip Project

OT301, Amsterdam

NL

installation performance

 

PHILLIP AND T.A.O.T.W.P. Episode 9

the Phillip Project

Theater Melkweg, Amsterdam

NL

installation performance

 

PHILLIP AND A WHISTLING PIG episode 8

the Phillip Project

CompagnieTheater, Amsterdam

NL

installation performance

2003

SEVERAL SPECIES OF SMALL FURRY ANIMALS

Nicole Beutler

Theater Gasthuis, Amsterdam

NL

contemporary dance

 

BEFORE THE FALL(version II)

I.Galili/ J.Nousiainen/ R.Wintjens/ S.Shropshire

Galili Dance/ Grand Theater, Groningen

NL

contemporary dance

 

DE PERZEN

Annette Speelt, Christiaan Mooij

het Nationale Toneel, Den Haag

NL

drama

 

PHILLIP IS BACK episode 7

the Phillip Project

Zodiak, Turbiinisali, Helsinki

FI

installation performance

 

CRASH

Gabriella Maiorino

Danswerkplaats DWA, Amsterdam

NL

contemporary dance

 

PHILLIP’S BACK episode 6

the Phillip Project

Something Raw Festival, Frascati, Amsterdam

NL

installation performance

2002

BEFORE THE FALL

I.Galili/ J.Nousiainen/ R.Wintjens/ S.Shropshire

Galili Dance/ Theater aan het Spui, den Haag

NL

contemporary dance

 

PEAK PERFORMANCE

Nicole Beutler

Theater Gasthuis, Amsterdam

NL

contemporary dance

2001

HEDDA G.

Reko Lundan

Teatteri Takomo, Helsinki

FI

drama

 

GUERNICA

Kansainvälinen teatterikurssi ja esitys TINT LAB

Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten

NL

drama

 

JUMALA ON KAUNEUS

Kristian Smeds

Teatteri takomo TAIK/LUME, Helsinki

FI

drama

2000

PORNOA ON...

Katariina Numminen

Suomenlinna rantakasarmi, Helsinki

FI

drama

1999

NO NAME

Anna Lord

Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, SNDO

NL

contemporary dance

 

ENKELIOLOGIA

Anzu Furukawa

Aleksanterin teatteri, Helsinki

FI

contemporary dance

1997

TIE

Maria Littow

Aleksanterin teatteri, Helsinki

FI

contemporary dance

 

SILTAIHMISIÄ

Leena Gustavsson

Aleksanterin teatteri, Helsinki

FI

contemporary dance

 

1o1n+ MUISTIO UNOHTAMISESTA

Katariina Numminen

Eino Salmelainen näyttämö, TTT, Tampere

FI

drama

 

FRANZISKA

Katariina Numminen

Espoon kesäteatteri

FI

drama

1996

NUOREN WERTHERIN KÄRSIMYKSET

Matti Ristinen

Monologifestivaali, Pieksämäen Kaupungin teatteri

FI

drama

1995

KOVAN ONNEN ENKELI

Kristian Smeds

Helsingin Juhlaviikot, YT

FI

drama

 

SINBAD MERELLÄKULKIJA

Katariina Laurila

Finlaysonin tehdas, Tampere

FI

drama


SET DESIGN

year

name of production

choreographer/director/artist

premiere

c

type

2017

21 PORNOGRAPHIES

Mette Ingvartsen

PACT Zollverein, Essen

DE

contemporary dance

2015

7 PLEASURES

Mette ingvartsen

Steirischer herbst festival, Graz

AT

contemporary dance


FIGURE A SEA

Deborah Hay

Cullberg Ballet Riksteatern

SWE

contemporary dance

2013

4: STILL LIFE

Nicole Beutler  

Theater Malpertuis, Tielt 

BE

contemporary dance

2012

THE DRY PIECE

Keren Levi

Huis a/d/ Werf festival, Utrecht

NL

contemporary dance

2011

GRIND

Jefta van Dinther-Tiikkainen

Weld, Tukholma

SE

contemporary dance

2008


IT’S IN THE AIR

Mette Ingvartsen ja Jefta van Dinther

PACT Zollverein, Essen

DE

contemporary dance

2008


LOST IS MY QUIET FOREVER

Nicole Beutler

Brakke Grond, Amsterdam

NL

contemporary dance

2006

ENTER GHOST

Nicole Beutler

Theater Brakke Grond, Amsterdam

NL

contemporary dance

2006

FACELESS

Keren Levi

Theater Fascati, Something Raw festival, Amsterdam

NL

contemporary dance

1995

SINBAD MERELLÄKULKIJA

Katariina Laurila

Finlayson factory, Tampere

FI

drama

1994

Tampere Jazz, main stage

 

Tullikamari, Tampere

FI

concert


FINE ART EXHIBITIONS

group exhibitions

 

 

 

 

 

2006

STORE

galleria De Gele Rijder, Arnhem

 

NL

 

1996

KAUKOLÄMPÖÄ

Kuvataideakatemia, Helsinki

 

FI

 

1994

NELJÄ NAISTA

Turun maakuntamuseon kiertonäyttely

 

FI

 

1993

ALKUPOTKU

Galleria Mino, Lohja

 

FI

 

1993

Turun Taidegraafikoiden 60-vuotis juhlanäyttely

Turun Taidemuseo,Turku

 

FI

 

1993

Turun Piirustuskoulun lopputyönäyttely

Galleria Brinkkala, Turku

 

FI

 

1993

die BERLIN GRUPPE

Turun Taiteilijaseuran Galleria, Turku

 

FI

 

1993

JATKOLINJA

Galleria Marian portti, Lahti

 

FI

 

1992

WUNDERBAUM

Info keskus , Turku

 

FI

 

solo exhibition

 

 

 

 

 

1994

MINUSSA ON MENNYT, NYT JA TULEVA

Ravintola Imaamin Keinutuoli, Helsinki

 

 

 

1994-2001

UIMARI

Kirjastogalleria, Nurmijärvi

 

 

 


MUSIC

1992-2000

TRANSKAAKKO lead singer

 

 

 

 


AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

2014

Artist grant, 1 year

 

Arts Promotion Centre Finland

 

 

2013

Säde-award

best lighting design 2012/ GRIND

SVÄL/TEME Finland

 

 

2012

GRIND; van Dinther/Tiikkainen/Kiers

The Wild Card 2012

Dortmund theatre festival FAVORITEN

 

 

2012

GRIND; van Dinther/Tiikkainen/Kiers

Jugendjury

Dortmund theatre festival FAVORITEN

 

 

1990

scholarship

recognition of achievement

The Liminka School of Art, Finland

 

 

1993

scholarship

recognition of achievement

Turku Institute of Art, Finland

 

 

1998

scholarship

grant for studies abroad

Karjalan Sivistysseura, Karelens bildningsförbund

 

 

1999

scholarship

grant for studies abroad

Theatre Academy of Finland