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Aino Kontinen is a Helsinki based writer, scenographer and artist working with lens-based art and performing arts. Through minimalistic scenography, poetry and documentary camerawork her practices focus on bodily perspectives and materialities. 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.



2024 - ongoing

Ped­a­gog­i­cal Stud­ies for Teach­ers in the Arts

University of the Arts Helsinki, Open Campus

2021 - 2024     

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 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:

UPCOMING 2024 Tranås at the Fringe International Arts Festival, Tranås SE

UPCOMING 2024 Éphémère ~ London experimental film, London UK

2024 Bloomsday Festival, Dublin IRL

2024 11th 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:

UPCOMING 29.6.2024 SLURPS - uusi nykytaiteen näyttämö, Kajaani

26.6.2024 Queer-feministisiä esityksiä, Tekstin talo x Helsinki Pride, Helsinki

26.6.2024 Huone - vedos, Tekstin talo x Helsinki Pride, Helsinki

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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