The Social Choreography Lab Helsinki is a project of  Jon Irigoyen with the collaboration of Emma Hovi. The Lab collaborate with different agents as dancers, performers, educators, artists and so on to provide a flexible and transdisciplinary approach to the workshops, gatherings and different events organized within.



ORGANIZERS

Jon Irigoyen
+358442007728
jon.irigoyen@aalto.fi

http://www.jonirigoyen.com


Jon Irigoyen (Bilbao, 1978) is a Spanish artist, curator, teacher and researcher. Since 1996 he has lived in different European cities. Madrid, Bristol, Barcelona and Helsinki, where he currently resides. He was a founding member of the experimental collective of contemporary dance Liikë in Barcelona (2007) and board member and organizer of the Festival Pixelache Helsinki since 2009. He is the director of the Social Choreography working group Helsinki.

As an artist and curator, he has participated in conferences and given workshops internationally in countries such as Germany, Finland, Sweden, Poland, Spain, Lithuania, Colombia, Latvia, Ireland, Russia, Georgia, Peru, Mexico, the United States or Denmark. He has been selected in different residences as curator, TempleBar Gallery+Studios (Dublin, 2011) and artist, A.N.A Art space (Copenhagen, 2017). Among others, he has curated the exhibitions: Intimate Inmensity at Musterzimmer Gallery (Berlin, 2012) and The worker's hand at HIAP Gallery (Helsinki, 2013). He has participated in solo exhibitions, There's always room for one more, Oksasenkatu Gallery (Helsinki 2013), Breaking my tableware, Sodų Gallery (Vilnius, 2017); as well as collective exhibitions, Mäntän Kuvataideviikot (Mänttä, Finland, 2015). He has taken part in different festivals, most significantly MANIFESTA10 Biennial (San Petersburg, 2014), Narracje Festival (Gdansk, 2015) and Tbilisi Triennial (Tbilisi, 2015)

In 2015, Irigoyen was a finalist in the VISIBLE AWARDS awards with the project Nasreddin in Mobile Discotheque, in collaboration with the artist Olga Jitlina.

Irigoyen is currently developing his doctorate in artistic research at Aalto University under the supervision of Professor Kevin Tavin, Head of the Department of Art. The artist and choreographer Michael Klien, Associate Professor at Duke University, is his current advisor. Previously, his research was under the supervision of Tero Nauha and Italian philosopher Franco Berardi (Bifo).

His artworks can be found in public art collections such as Suomen Taideyhdistys and The Art Collection of the town of Mänttä-Vilppula, and in multiple private art collections.

In 2019 he got awarded with KONE foundation artistic research grant.





Emma Hovi
+358 50 53 66 199
hoviemma@gmail.com


Emma Hovi (1989, Vaasa, Finland) is an art educator, artist and independent researcher. Since 2009 she has lived, studied and worked in different cities internationally: Berlin, Montréal, Vienna and Helsinki.

As an artist, she works with feminine-coded labour and constructions of agency. Her artistic practices are based in performance, moving image, photography and text. She is currently researching monstrosity and Otherness in educational philosophy and pedagogy through the arts. As an art educator, her experience spans work both in public schools and in established cultural institutions. She has worked in several Finnish contemporary art museums, where she has given guided tours and art workshops for groups of all ages. She has also produced pedagogical exhibition material and worked artistically with differently abled youth.

Her essays, poems and illustrations have been published both in print and online. She has also facilitated writing workshops internationally as a board member of the feminist journal Astra. Her working languages are Swedish (mother tongue), Finnish, English and German.




Jon Irigoyen CV


EDUCATION
Master degree in Cultural Management, University of Barcelona (UB) 2008-2009
Master Degree in Multimedia Interfaces, Pompeu Fabra University, 2005-2006, Barcelona
Bachelor degree in Advertising, European University of Madrid (UEM) 1999 -2004

ADDITIONAL COURSES ATTENDED INCLUDE:

Preproduction and Production of the Artistic Process, HANGAR Production Center, Barcelona 2007
Communication and Presentation of the Artistic Process, HANGAR Production Center, Barcelona 2007




WORK HISTORY/ CURATING / ARTISTIC PROJECTS / WORK IN ORGANISATIONS

2021
RESIST. Open Skies exhibition, "Loving Art. Making Art" Festival. Tel Aviv.

Northern Affinity seminar. Invited speaker. Korundi Art Museum, Rovaniemi.

FEST Festival. exhibition invited artist. Helsinki

Social Choreography Lab Helsinki. Organizer.
Helsinki

LASIA research group. International member. Bilbao, Basque Country-Spain.

CCARe - Cluster for Critical Artistic Research Group member. Helsinki

Kone Foundation Artistic research award

Esitystaiteen Seura performance association. Board member. Helsinki


2020
The Mole, the Serpent, the Virus. Installation performance. Kallio Stage. Helsinki.

Mobile Carnival. New Performance Festival. Turku.

Kantatzen Duten Herriak (Communities that Sing). Conference. UPV/EHU. Bilbao.

Research Skills for New Media seminar. Invited speaker. Aalto University. Helsinki..

MUU Artist association member. Helsinki.

Social Choreography Lab Helsinki. Organizer. Helsinki

LASIA research group. International member. Bilbao, Basque Country-Spain.

CCARe - Cluster for Critical Artistic Research. Group member. Helsinki

Kone Foundation Artistic research award

Esitystaiteen Seura performance association. Board member. Helsinki.


2019
Vilnius Art Fair. “What can a body do”. Performance . Vilnius.

Hybrid Practices: Methodologies, Histories. Performance Conference. Malta

Appearances of the Political seminar. Invited speaker. Aalto University. Helsinki.

Research colloquium. Seminar invited speaker. Aalto University. Helsinki.

MUU Artist association. Member. Helsinki.

Esitystaiteen Seura performance association. Member. Helsinki.

LASIA research group
International member. Bilbao, Basque Country-Spain.

CCARe - Cluster for Critical Artistic Research Group member. Helsinki

Kone Foundation Artistic research award

Esitystaiteen Seura performance association member. Helsinki.


2018
Nida Doctoral School. Naked on the Beach. On the Exposition of Artistic Research. Lithuania

Dodo urban Festival. Body Art workshop. Helsinki.

Doctoral candidate at Aalto University. Art Department. Helsinki.

Member at Pixelache Festival, Helsinki.


2017
Nørrebro Dance-Off. Community engaged project. Commissioned by ANA Art space. Copenhagen

Dante’s sweet Inferno. Art Installation. Visio Festival. Helsinki

STOP deportations Festival. What can a body do vol.4. Vapaan Taiteen Tila. Helsinki

Experimental event V. Performance. What can a body do vol.3. Pori, Finland

Supermarket art fair – Performance. What can a body do vol.2. Stockholm

SHARING artistic research across disciplines. Conference. Society for Artistic Research. Helsinki

Doctoral candidate at Aalto Yliopisto. Art Department. Helsinki.

Member at Pixelache Festival, Helsinki.


2016
Breaking my tableware. Artist solo exhibition. Sodų 4 Gallery. Vilnius, Lithuania

Master class at NOVA Nordic programe. Aalto Univeristy, Helsinki

What can a body do. Performance. In-Between Conference. Helsinki - Stockholm

Creando formas. Artist solo exhibition, Socorro gallery. Lima, Peru

Working the local.
Nordic Summer University Session. Circle 7, Orivesi, Finland

4th Annual Arts-based and Artistic Research Conference. Helsinki, Finland

Transforming society through art practice. Nordic Summer University Winter Symposium. Riga, Latvia

Doctoral candidate at Aalto Yliopisto. Art Department. Helsinki.

Member at Pixelache Festival, Helsinki.


2015
Luminous Tram. Celebrating community. Narracje Festival N#7. Nowy Port, Gdańsk, Poland.
Mobile installation

Hypodromme Park. Empowering communities through art practice. 2nd Tbilisi Triennial, Georgia
Ceramic and video installation.

2015 Visible Award finalist with Nasreddin on Mobile Discotheque

ContraBienal de Asuncion. Group exhibition at La Macchinetta Gallery. Asuncion, Paraguay.

Kyllä sopu sijaa antaa. XX Mäntän Kuvataideviikot Art festival, Finland
Ceramics Art installation.

Cicatrices / Scars. Group exhibition at SC Gallery. Bilbao, Basque Country.
Photography and video installation.
With Democracia, Santiago Morilla, Grip Face, Sepa, Javier Siquier, SpY. Curated by Jordi Pallarès.

Crossing Contexts: Interventions through artistic research. Tallinn, Estonia
NSU symposium

Conversations with Irit Rogoff. Kallio-Kuninkala summer school. Tuusula, Finland

Doctoral candidate at Aalto Yliopisto. Art Department. Helsinki.

Member
at Pixelache Festival, Helsinki.


2014
Mobile discoteque. MANIFESTA10 Biennial. San Petersburg. Russia
Public space intervention

Mobile discoteque. When Humor is the only weapon. Bobby gallery. San Petersburg. Russia
Solo exhibition.

Castillo por la memoria / Memory´s Castle. Lima, Peru
Workshop and public space intervention at Lima city center, in collaboration with Museo virtual de Arte y Memoria.

FREE University. Art at Odd places Festival.New York, USA
Workshop "Empowering communities and everydat life through art practice"

Bodies-In-Transit: Articulating the Americas (and Beyond). New York, USA
Conference by Hemispheric institute of Performance and Politics. NYU

UTOPIA
. Art installation at APUFF Art Fair. Lima, Peru

Ranciere: The Future of the image. NIDA Art centre, Lithuania
Doctoral summer school

Movements in Human Centeredness. Esna, Estonia.
Doctoral summer school

Lecturer at Taidekoulu Maa Art School. Suomenlinna. Helsinki.

Doctoral candidate at Aalto Yliopisto. Art Department. Helsinki.

Member
at Pixelache Festival, Helsinki.


2013

There's always room for one more. Artist solo exhibition. Oksasenkatu Gallery, Helsinki

RESIST. Light installation, Alkovi Gallery, Helsinki.

The Panopticon. Curatorial programme of events at Pixelache festival, Helsinki.
Curator and artist (with Constanza Piña (Chile), Moritz Bartl (Denmark), Camilo Cantor and Hamilton Mestizo of Sonema Collective (Colombia) with Irigoyen also taking part in events)

Flesh experiences Festival, Lima, Peru
Artist. Public intervention at Lima city center and workshop at Centro Cultural España during the 2nd annual Festival with the concepts of spaces(s), displacement and memory

Lecturer at Taidekoulu Maa Art School. Suomenlinna. Helsinki.

Doctoral candidate at Aalto University. Art Department. Helsinki.

Board Member at Pixelache Festival, Helsinki.


2012
The worker´s hand. Kaapeli Gallery. HIAP, Helsinki. Curator (with Domenec)

Intimate Inmensity. Musterzimmer Gallery, Berlin Curator ( with Oliver Whitehead (GB), Juhana Moisander (FIN) , Duncan Butt Juvonen (GB-FIN), Kalle Lampela (FIN), Mauro Fariñas (ESP) and Dénes Farkas (EST)

Cartographies of Memory. Project and workshop. URB Festival. KIASMA, Helsinki
Artist

Abandoned Mystery. Artistic Expeditions through Lithuania, Latvia and Russia. Different projects and artistic residence at NIDA Art Colony. Lithuania.

Board Member at Pixelache Festival, Helsinki.


2011
Curatorial residence at TempleBar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland. HIAP international project

CEAD MÍLE FÁILTE exhibition. Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin.
Curator (with Margaret Tuffy and Joe Hanly)

Memory and reality at common spaces. Bogotrax Festival, Bogota, Colombia.
Artist. Public space project and workshops about the memory of the city.

Green corner. Urban intervention. Pixelversity, Helsinki, Finland.
Intervention at Public space with the collaboration of Otto Karvonen.

Kallio expedition. Workshop and expeditions through public space. Pixelversity. Helsinki,

Gallery assistant at Galleria Nunes, Helsinki, Finland.

Board Member at Pixelache Festival, Helsinki.


2010

Invisible City. Pixelache Festival 2010. Helsinki.
Curator. (with Antoni Abad, Domenec, Rotorrr, Sitesize)
Exhibition, workshops and Experimental screening. Myymälä2, G18 Art Space and KIASMA

Cyberpunk. Clip Kino Event. Ptarmigan Art Space, Helsinki

Shamanism in our global society.Clip Kino Event. Arkadia space, Helsinki

Gallery assistant at Galleria Nunes, Helsinki, Finland.

Board Member at Pixelache Festival, Helsinki.


2009
Private Universes. Exhibition, Helsinki
Curator (with Oliver Whitehead, Juhana Moisander, Panagiotes Balomenos, Annette Arlander,, Johanna Lecklin, Jaana Kokko)

Lectures & Workshops Coordinator. Pixelache Festival. Helsinki.
Hacking Visuals programme, Lasipalatsi & KIASMA Museum of Modern

Love and Burn. Maa-tila Gallery, Helsinki.
Curator. Val del Omar tribute Exhibition

Study of Cultural Industries in Spain with a Focus on Barcelona. Cupore, Helsinki.
Cultural Research

Board Member at Pixelache Festival, Helsinki.


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Emma Hovi Cv 


EDUCATION

2019-2021
Aalto University(Helsinki, Finland)
Master of Arts in Art Education.
Master’s thesis: Monstrous Splits in Contemporary Educational Thought, supervised by Dr. Tyson E. Lewis

2015-2019
Aalto University (Helsinki, Finland)
Bachelor of Arts in Art Education.
Bachelor’s thesis:Contemporary Aesthetics of Empathy.

2017-2018
University of Applied Arts Vienna(Vienna, Austria)
Full-time exchange student in the department of Art Education.  

2011-2012
McGill University(Montréal, Canada)
Full-time visiting student.

2009-2013
Bard College Berlin(Berlin, Germany)
Bachelor of Arts in Humanities, the Arts and Social Thought.
Bachelor Thesis: Situating Positionlessness - the Tactics and Visual Culture of Occupy Wall Street.





Selected group exhibitions / artistic collaborations / art residencies / grants / published work

2021
Thinking with Visual Thinking Strategies.Lecture and workshop at Pro Artibus seminar for Finnish art teachers. Porvoo, Finland.

Towards Monstrous Pedagogies.Essay and illustration for NO NIIN magazine (Web).

Creatures of Metsola.Community art project in collaboration with EMMA Museum and visual artist Laura Merz. Espoo, Finland.

The Swedish-Finnish Cultural Foundation. Production grant for the artistic project Choreography of Chores to be presented in collaboration with Finland’s Labour Acrhives at Stockholm’s Laundry Museum in 2022.

Art collective Nokiantie 2-4.Member. Helsinki, Finland.

Scartissue.Ongoing project of stick and poke tattoos in exchange for personal stories. Helsinki, Finland. .


2020
Social Choreography LabHelsinki.Co-organizer. Hosted by Eskus performance center. Helsinki, Finland.

Mustarinda.Artist residency. Hyrynsalmi, Finland.

Whack Out with Grace.Poem for Ante Nouveau Magazine issue 2 BOND (print).

Künstlerpostkarten.Photography seriesThing-Power I&II.Group exhibition at Strahlholz train station. Appenzell, Switzerland.

Mobile Carnival.Co-production for Jon Irigoyen’s project, part of New Performance Turku’s main programme. Turku, Finland.

Still, Life.Virtual drawing/listening event. Collaboration with TUO TUO Kulttuuritila. Helsinki/Joutsa, Finland.   


2019

Vad är det med skrivandet som är feministiskt?Essay in Astra issue Literature (print and Web).

What is feminist writing?Talk and workshop at Massolit Books & Café by invitation of Finnagora. Budapest, Hungary. 

Moving Manners.Video installation Choreography of Chores.Group exhibition in Galleria Lapinlahti. Helsinki, Finland.  

Omslag och genomslag.Curating for the anniversary exhibition of Astra journal at Rupla. Helsinki, Finland.  

Utgivarföreningen för tidskriften Astra r.f.Board member. Helsinki, Finland.


2018

I oss, en ros.Illustrations and essay for Astra issue Aging (print and Web).

Stereoskop IV - Beuteschema.Durational performance ROTT. Performance festival in art center Pferd. Vienna, Austria.

surrurr surrurr.Artistic interventions in the exhibition Meret Oppenheim: Mirrors of the Mind at EMMA Museum. Espoo, Finland.

Testing, Hello.Robotic installation Cleaners.Group exhibition in Node Gallery. Helsinki, Finland.

Utgivarföreningen för tidskriften Astra r.f.Board member. Helsinki, Finland.


2017


Useful, don’t move.Performance and installation in Connecting Spaces and NODE Gallery. Hong Kong/Helsinki, Finland.

IDEA = HUMANITY 2.Textile worksIdentity 1 & Identity 2.Group exhibition as part of Aalto Festival. Espoo, Finland.

The future is fungal.Illustrations for mask magazine The Masculine Issue (Web).                  

Utgivarföreningen för tidskriften Astra r.f.Board member. Helsinki, Finland.


2016
SOFT SKILLS.Essay and illustration for Astra issue Work (print and Web). 





PEDAGOGICAL WORK & TRAINING

Jan 2021-
Annantalo Arts Center (Helsinki, Finland)
Art educator in the visual arts for children and youth.


Aug 2020-April 2021
Aalto University (Espoo, Finland)
Teaching assistant for Bachelor-level classes in the School of Arts, Design and Architecture.


Nov 2019-
Tölö Gymnasium(Helsinki, Finland)
Substituting art teacher for upper secondary students.


June -Aug 2019
För De Utvecklingsstördas Väl FDUV(Uusimaa, Finland)

Personal assistant for adults with intellectual disabilities.


February 2019
Helsinki Art Museum HAM(Helsinki, Finland)

Coordinator of art camp for differently abled youth in cooperation with Inclusion Finland KVTL. 


May 2018-
EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art(Espoo, Finland)
Exhibition guide and art workshop facilitator.


May 2018- Dec 2019
Helsinki Art Museum HAM (Helsinki, Finland)
Exhibition guide and art workshop facilitator.


Oct 2018-April 2019
Kansallisgalleria, Ateneum(Helsinki, Finland)

Guide and art workshop facilitator  within the nation-wide project Taidetestaajat.


December 2018
EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art(Espoo, Finland)

Training in Plain Language.


October 2018
Kansallisgalleria, Ateneum (Helsinki, Finland)

Training in Visual Thinking Strategies
.