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Aino Kontinen is a Helsinki based writer and scenographic artist working with lens-based art and performing arts. Her practices draw from the relationship between a body and a space focusing on spatio-temporal and bodily perspectives through scenography, dramaturgy and camerawork. Being a passionate observer of emerging dramaturgies around her Aino is often exploring the themes of dread and wonder of everyday life in her work turning her distinctively sharp documentary notions into immersive yet minimalistic spatial design, poetry and video art.



2021 - ongoing     


Master of Arts (Art and Design)

University of the Arts Helsinki, Theatre Academy 

Major in Design for the Performing Arts   



2018 - 2021

Bachelor of Arts (Art and Design)

Aalto University, Department of Film, TV and Scenography 

Major in Design for the Performing Arts

Minor in Cinematography


Selected scenographic works:

2024 Alen Nsambu: NEON BEIGE / Spatial dramaturgy and design

2023 Huone / Consept, text and spatial design

2023 Fera Matter & Untitled Landscape / Spatial design

2022 Bloom / Spatial design

2022 Räkänokka / Spatial- and video design 

2021 Broas&Nyberg: Desiging the End / Assisting spatial- and video design


Selected exhibitions & screenings:

2024 International Video Poetry Festival, Athens GR

2023 Démodé group exhibition, Galerija SKC, Rijeka HR 

2023 Strangloscope - Experimental Audio, Video/Film and Performance International Film Festival, Florianópolis BR

2023 Generation 2023 group exhibition, Amos Rex, Helsinki FI 

2021 Ajassa uponneita - Förlista i tiden group exhibition, Porvoo FI


Poetry gigs:

2.3.2024 Frozen People Festival, Oulu

3.11.2023 Little Bed Pieces I, Galleria Longa, Helsinki

12.6.2023 Nuorten Open Mic, Taidehalli, Helsinki

20.5.2023 Luo, Amos Rex, Helsinki

20.5.2023 Luo, Amos Rex, Helsinki

20.4.2023 Luo, Amos Rex, Helsinki

Grants, awards and resindecies:

2024 AIMAFF: Most Unique Vision Jury Award from Rakkaalleni (To my love)

2023 Kulttuurikeskus Päiväkoti x Kosmos Writers Camp, Hailuoto

2022 Konstsamfundet project grant


Full CV available via email.

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