Portfolio

Meri Hietala – multidisciplinary artist based in Kouvola, Finland

Performance art, sound art, environmental art, installation art, communal art, curating, tutor, founder of Energia Akatemia

Aqua Mana-VeinEmoinen performance- and sound art project 2015-2022, still from video, A-i-R, Art Center Antares, Kouvola, Finland, 2017 w.i.p.

Aqua Mana, Bioart Society A-i-R, Kilpisjärvi, Finland 2017

Soul Flesh Flowers, durational 4 hrs live performance on Friday, “P.S. Time!”, Performance Site, Den Haag, Netherlands, 2018 photos Jasques Martens

Meri Hietala Aqua Mana long durational performance, day 2, PAB Open – Performance Art Bergen, Norway, photos Jane Sverdrupsen, 2017, supported by Frame contemporary art Finland.

Stinging Passage, site-specific installation and performance, Pecko Culture Moon Environmental Art exhibition, Huhdasjärvi, Finland 2018

Aqua Mana-VeinEmoinen performance- and sound art project 2015-2022, still from video w.i.p. A-i-R Imagine, NSW, Australia 2015

Aqua Mana-VeinEmoinen multimedia performance premiere, Performance art day, A-i-R, Art Center Antares, Kouvola, Finland, photo Antti Ahonen 2017

Aqua Mana-VeinEmoinen performance, OK11 gallery goes East, Villa Lill Kalvik, Helsinki, 2016, photo Antti Ahonen

Meri Hietala, A La Toopi, OK 11 Gallery, Helsinki, photo Antti Ahonen, 2016

Meri Hietala, A La Toopi, OK 11 Gallery, Helsinki, photo Antti Ahonen, 2016

performance part of Suburbia exhibition by Katri Kainulainen and Antti Ahonen

MeTässä project by Meri Hietala and Tuulia Kasonen 2020-
Kurkistus Hietajärvi 2020:0057 varausalueelle.
Teaser of MeTässä project. Meri Hietala and Tuulia Kasonen.
Upcoming multimedia installation (video-, sound and installation art) MeTässä 1-30.3.2023 Taidekeskus Ahjo, Joensuu, Finland
https://metassa.webnode.fi/

Ahtautuminen (Engl. squeezing), Meri Hietala and Antti Ahonen 2014-

Photo Ok 11 Gallery, Helsinki 2016, photo Antti Ahonen

Photos from Middle Finland series 2019-2021, Jyväskylä Art Museum, group exhibition Matkalla Maan Keskipisteeseen, 2021, photos Antti Ahonen

<<Earth>> forces aka <<Maan>> Puolustusvoimat, Meri Hietala ja Aino Johansson 2021-

Performances and workshops:

Jättömaa kylässä festivaali 2021, Kouvola.

Yöfest Yö galleria, Helsinki 2021. Yö Tube stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3MMNjNA5qc&t=2508s from 38minutes onwards.

Kasviaika Plöntutid eco dramaturgical residency A-i-R, Elojuhlat, Mustarinda, Hyrynsalmi 2022.

Upcoming: Huolenpidon piirit, Vuotalo, Helsinki October 2022. Invitation to exhibit in Maa-Tila project space, Helsinki September 2023.

Kuu kasvaa kyy nousee- Moon grows snake arises, OK11 Gallery, Helsinki, photos Antti Ahonen 2021

VeinEmoinen Aqua Mana exhibition Kouta gallery, paintings, photographies, soundart, 2017 Kouvola, Finland

Echoes on Cycles and Space, Galleria Kuja, Lapinlahti, Helsinki 2022

Process wall, Myymälä 2, Helsinki, Finland, R.A.W. August 2022, photos Kamila Sladowska

WIRTA Pop-up Art Space, Voikkaa, Finland. September 2022: Soul Wash happening: Sound- and performance art and group art exhibition. Artistic director, producer. Supported by:

Aqua Mana, Love Supreme, Skibotn, Norway 2018, still from video, supported by Finnish cultural foundation.

Lowe Dag 27, Scratch Art Space, Sydney 2016

Thanks for the interest! *Meri