Rosa-Maria Nuutinen (b. Hämeenlinna, Finland) is a London based artist working with a several medium based practice including drawing, photography, creative writing and film. As a core of her work Nuutinen is concerned by the ideas of our current society’s impact on people and on the environment.
Nuutinen considers our society’s connection and disconnection towards ourselves, our bodies, other people and the alternative places to be and exist in response to those. Her work explores the notion of absence and the act of trying to preserve something, resulting in both fictional and dystopian narratives. These existential experiences come across as gooey biotechnological insides and savouring a sauna moment with your old wrinkly grandmother.
Concepts such as cyborg bodies and biotechnology are present within the work. Nuutinen is interested by the idea that humans, in order to maintain our excessive life style, have to rely heavily on technology and keep creating complex technological mechanisms. In the hopes of continuing to live and to conserve our environment.
‘Unconsumed’. Curated by Georgia Green and Eleanor Rodwell. At The Shoe Factory, Norwich, UK, 4 - 10 March. Group show
Pop-up Slop. At The Long Gallery, Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK, 2-6.11.2022. Group show
I’m so sorry. At Ränni-galleria, Oulu, Finland, 30 May – 27 June. Solo show
English Riviera Photography Showcase 2021, curated by Jacob Brandon. At Artizan Gallery, Devon, UK, 19 April - 16 May. Group show
36th Annual Open Exhibition. Online at Southwark Park Galleries, 2nd December 2020 - 31st January 2021. Online Fair
States of Existence, curated by Tuğba Tirpan and Sophie Akehurst w/ Adam O’Connor, Al Dyer, Catherine Jack, Diler Incelen, Group show
Duygu Dilber Temur, Émilie-Christine P. Newman, Dee Lakhani, Helly Fletcher, Henryk Terpilowski, Jovana Mladenovic,
Laura Ply, Liam Collins, Mark Thornhill/Naheen Ali, Mustafa Boğa, Myriam Tilson, Paul Calcutt, Paula De Sausa,
Rosa-Maria Nuutinen, Rosina Godwin, Sabine Kaner, Simon & Nick, Susan Plover, Vanja Karas, Zeynep Cansu Başeren.
At Socially Engaged Art Salon (SEAS), Brighton, UK, 31 August - 15 September
Depictions of Living, curated by Roshanak Khakban and Samuel Ivan Robert w/ Emilie Alstrup, Aurora, Guy Austin, Group show
Lauryn Axelrod, Brandon Ballengee, Lee Bamsey, Lotta Barlach, Meghan Moe Beitiks, Neno Belchev, Bob Bicknell-Knight,
Rora Blue, Mariah Blue, Saskia Boelsums, Mustafa Boga, Jeremy Bolen, Heather Brand, Celyn Bricker, Elissa Brunato,
Penelope Cain, Marie Ouazzani & Nicolas Carrier, Amy Corcoran, Ian Costello, Dominique Cro, Lucy Crump,
Darren Cullen, Alexandre Dang, Lauren Darn, Spike Dennis, Andrew Denton, Nicolas Depetris, Christoph Dichmann,
Mandeep Dillon, Crow Dillon-Parkin, Freya Freeman-Taylor, Helen Grundy, Zlatan Hadzifejzovic, David Haley, Ben Hancocks,
Penny Hartley, Jeff Ko, Kypros Kyprianou, Nina Lassila, Kanerva Lehtonen, Ricardo Lopes, Kath Lovett, Faye LU,
Amanda Lwin, Gerald Marie-Nelly, Mihaela Mihaylova, Paula Morison, Rebecca Moss, Ellen Mueller, Patricia Mulligan,
Luke Myers, Rosa-Maria Nuutinen, Serena Porrati, Morfydd Ransom-Hall, Samuel Ivan Roberts, Sara Rodrigues,
Alisa Ruzavina, Miguel Sbastida, Masha Silver, Anna Stroe, Ling Tan, Subash Thebe, Nerissa Cargill Thompson,
O. Yemi Tub, Chloe Uden, Roos van Geffen, Brigid Vidler, Linda Vuorenvirta, Hong Yane Wang and Hua Wang,
Jessica Wetherly and Muge Yildiz. At Art Pavilion, Mile End Park, Clinton Rd, London E3 4QY, UK, 24 - 28 January.
The Big Four, duo exhibition w/ Bob Bicknell-Knight. Duo show
At Harlesden High Street, 62-70, Shorts Gardens, London, WC2H 9AH, UK, 14 November - 4 January (2020).
States of Existence, curated by Tuğba Tirpan and Sophie Akehurst w/ Adam O’Connor, Al Dyer, Group show
Catherine Jack, Diler Incelen, Duygu Dilber Temur, Émilie-Christine P. Newman, Dee Lakhani, Helly Fletcher,
Henryk Terpilowski, Jovana Mladenovic, Laura Ply, Liam Collins, Mark Thornhill/Naheen Ali, Mustafa Boğa,
Myriam Tilson, Paul Calcutt, Paula De Sausa, Rosa-Maria Nuutinen, Rosina Godwin, Sabine Kaner, Simon & Nick,
Susan Plover, Vanja Karas, Zeynep Cansu Başeren. At Well Space Community 241 Well Street, E9 6RG, London, UK, 10-15 October.
Viewing Room, curated by Bob Bicknell-Knight w/ Bob Bicknell-Knight, Johanna Flato, Roxman Gatt, Avery Noyes Group show
and Rosa-Maria Nuutinen. At Harlesden High Street, 62-70, Shorts Gardens, London, WC2H 9AH, UK, 6th October - 5th November.
Terms and Conditions May Apply, curated by Bob Bicknell-Knight w/ Addie Wagenknecht, Alyssa Davis, Group show
Fabio Lattanzi Antinori, James Irwin, Jason Isolini, Jillian Mayer, Lotte Rose Kjær Skau, Marion Balac,
Moises Sanabria, Owen Thackeray, Patrick Colhoun, Rosa-Maria Nuutinen, Shamus Clisset and Tom Galle.
At Annka Kultys Gallery, London, UK, 7 - 18 August.
Degree Show, Chelsea College of Arts, London – UK Group show
Pilot, Safehouse, London – UK Group show
SELECTED BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS
S.P.A.M Spreads, selected by Sarah Bouttell, Okocha Obasi and Katharine Welsh w/ Muna Aghamelu, Shy Bairns, Publication
Kirsti Beautyman, Ana Hine and Genevieve Bertagnolli, Bob Bicknell-Knight, Morgan Black, Oscillating Brow,
The Disposable Museum Collective, Grace Denton, Ellen Grant, Sam Hutchinson, Beata Key in collaboration with Phil Key,
Katharine MacDaid, Will Machine, Theresa Easton and Sheree Mack, Lauren Matthews, Rosa-Maria Nuutinen,
Okocha Obasi, Kate Osmond, Sarah Parker, Foundation Press and The Comfrey Project, Andro Semeiko,
Helen Shaddock, Melody Sproates, Cherry Styles, Holly Eliza Temple, Joe Williams and Simone Yasmin.
Printed publication at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, S Shore Rd, Gateshead NE8 3BA, December.
isthisit? issue 5, edited by Bob Bicknell-Knight w/ Nadim Abbas, Fabio Lattanzi Antinori, Christopher Aque, Book
Off Site Project (Elliott Burns & Pita Arreola), Marion Balac, Bob Bicknell-Knight, Katharina Joy Book,
Amber Clausner, Shamus Clisset, Patrick Colhoun, Romain Curnier, Alyssa Davis, Caitlin Dick, Caroline Elbaor,
Tom Galle, Roxman Gatt, Bryant Girsch, Adrien Grigorescu, Nex (Claudio Guarnieri), Samantha Harvey,
Teresa Hunyadi, Stelios Ilchouk, James Irwin, Jason Isolini, Mathias Jansson, Jameson Johnson,
Tamara Kametani, Ronnie Karfiol, Dawoon Kim, Vanessa Kowalski, Mike Mandel, Jillian Mayer, Santiago Muedano,
Michaela Nettell, Rosa Nuutinen, Chloe Patricia O'Neill, Trevor Paglen, Julio Rodriguez, Jakob Rowlinson,
Moises Sanabria, Ben Sang, Lukas Schmeck, Natalya Serkova, Lotte Rose Kjær Skau, Owen Thackeray,
Robby Toles, Cansu Topaloglu, Girls unawares™, Gideon Vass, Aaron Vergult, Addie Wagenknecht, Phett Waivv,
Wade Wallerstein, Joe Whitmore, Helena Kate Whittingham and Chantal Zakari.
Launched at Annka Kultys Gallery, London, UK, 7 August.
2 month artist-in-residence at SARUYA-AIR, Fujiyoshida, Japan, 3rd July - 27th August 2023. AiR
High House Working Residency. At Antony Gormley Estate, King's Lynn, UK, 3rd - 30th October 2022. AiR
Artist-in-residence at Oulu-AiR, Oulu, Finland, 1.11-30.11 AiR
Coordinator for artist-in-residence programme at OULU-AiR, Oulu, Finland. Coordinator
GRANTS / AWARDS
Working grant, Finnish Cultural Foundation (Suomen Kulttuurirahasto), Finland. Grant
Covid-19 support grant, Arts Promotion Center (Taike), Finland. Grant
1:1 Fund, Jerwood Arts. United Kingdom. Project
Covid-19 support grant, Arts Promotion Center (Taike), Finland. Grant
2015-2018 BA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts, London, UK
2013 - 2014 Foundation diploma in Art and Design, Camberwell College of Art, London, UK