Photo: Iida-Liina Linnea

MIRADONNA SIRKKA
b. 1991 Rovaniemi, Finland
Based in Helsinki and Northern Finland
miradonna.sirkka@gmail.com

Education
2020 Master degree of Visual Culture and Curating Contemporary Art, Aalto University
2019 Master exchange, Media Art, Tama Art University, Tokyo
2011-2015  Turku University of Applied sciences, Performing arts, Circus
2010-2011 Finnish Theatre Academy, Tampere

Selected works
2022
Waterslide – one-channel video installation with sound
2021 Hang Out – Bellahoj – site-specific contemporary circus performance, Copenhagen, DN, Kopenhavns International Theatre
2021 Taiteiden kesän taiteilija – Participatory hoop manipulation performance (SKR, KULTA ry)
2021-2020 Art Gift Performance, Taidelahjat/Helsingin Juhlaviikot,  FI
2021 100 000 000 % – Night Walk, HKI, Fi, Cirko – Uuden sirkuksen keskus
2020 Site-specific hoop manipulation performance for one person at a time, Taidelahjat/Helsingin Juhlaviikot,  FI
2020 Donna Drive, participatory Live-stream performance Facebook-live, Playdate Remote, Kaiken Keskus, FI
2019 Living  like there is no tomorrow, video installation
2019
Pyhimys feat Recover Laboratory, live performance in rap concert Tampere-Talo FI
2018 Gone Fishing – Immersive plastic tube and sound installation, Copenhagen International Theatre, Balancing the city residency, DK/FI 
2018 Move it! -festival, Copenhagen International Theatre, Kajaanista kuuhun, DK
2018 Interactive journey with hoops + crane, An Evening with Recover LaboratoryBaltic Circle festival, CIRKO, FI
2018 Artist Talk, Performance about awkwardness and responsibility of the audience and performer, Aalto Festival, FI
2018  A Journey between realities, AR & Immersive installation, Helsinki Design week
2018 Kajaanista kuuhun,  Hoop manipulation,Kajaanin Runoviikot, directed by visual artist Sofi Häkkinen, FI
2017 Performer in Escape Train / InsideOut (with VR, TBWA and 20th Century Fox), Helsinki-Rovaniemi, FI
2017 Recover Laboratory – Joy of Spleen, aerial chains and hoop manipulation, SWE/FI
2017 Kellohalli, Teurastamo, Aerial chains
2017 Recover Laboratory – Joy of Spleen – installation, MOW-opening event
2017 Recover Laboratory + Serot band live, aerial chains
2017 Arabia street art festival –  hoop manipulation
2017 Chocolate hoop – installation, demo at Cirko Festival, Recover Laboratory
2017 The tight wire, hoop manipulation & sculptures installation series with Sofi Häkkinen
2017 Freelancer circus artist, hoop manipulation performances in various events, e.g. Rovaniemi city theatre, wedding ceremony Sri Lanka
2016-2017 Hoop manipulation performance, Mönttilaiva, Viaporin Kekri, Suomenlinna
2016 Aerial chains acrobat, Recover Laboratory
2015 Circus artist, clownery, Something about fragments, directed by Nina Ervasti, Köysiteatteri, FI
2015 Circus artist, Ronja Rövardöttern, Åbo Svenska Teatern, directed by Fiikka Forsman
2014- Performer, Firecircus Circas
2013 Circus artist, acrobatics and aerial chains, contemporary circus performance TuTut
2012 Circus character, Rölli and the golden Key movie, Matila-Röhr productions
2012 Performer, cross-disciplinary Theaterproject BämBämBäm, Köysiteatteri, FI
2011 Soloproject PilviLinna, aerial chains and loop straps
2011- Circus performer in plenty of events, e.g. Turku the Capital of culture 2011 
2008-2009 Circus artist (acrobatics, group acrobatics, aerial swing), Talven Taikapyörä, Rovaniemi municipal theatre
1998-2010 Performer, The Finnish youth circus Festivals (solo and group) Christmas and spring shows in youth circus Sirkus Taika-Aika

Directing

2018 Recover Laboratory – Underneath, Meilahti, FI
2016– Co-founder & director of Recover Laboratory company
2016 Recover Laboratory, Viikinmäki, FI
2014 Cleopatra’s dinner, director, performed in the arts academy of Turku, FI
2013 Director and producer, contemporary circus performance, performed e.g.  Logomo, Future circus, FI
2008 – Circus teacher, various youth circuses in Finland and abroad (Berlin, New York, Delaware)

Solo exhibitions
2022 Happiness, SEA Foundation, Tilburg, NL
2020 The Excuse, Gallery D15, Helsinki, FI

Group exhibitions

2022 ARS- Narte, Lapin Taiteilijaseura,
2020 Surrender Surrender? PRAXIS group exhibition, Exhibition Laboratory, FI
2019
ISTU, Istanbul Contemporary art group exhibition, TR
2018 The reflection of you, Group exhibition. Immersion, Art House Aalto University, FI
2017 Mitä susta jää? – Light installation. Group exhibition at Lantern park, LUX Helsinki, FI

Residencies and workshops

2022 SEA Foundation, residency, Tilburg, NL
2018-2022 Cirko – Center for new Circus, residencies with different groups and solo, Helsinki, Fi
2018 Balancing the city residency, Metropolis Kobenhavn International Theatre, DK
2018 100 000 000% concert for hoops and drums and wind chimes residency in Cirko, FI
2018 Recover Laboratory residency, Sirkus Faktori, FI
2018 Hoops & drums residency in Katapult Berlin, DE
2017 Hoop juggling classes, Die Etage, Berlin, DE
2017 Juggling and existence masterclass, Jean Daniel Fricker, Katapult Berlin, DE
2016 Balancing masterclass, Strasbourg, FR
2013 Internship, circus teacher, Zirkus Cabuwazi, Berlin, DE

Awards & Grants

2022 Arts Promotion Center Finland, working grant for 6 months, 12 000€
2022 Arts Promotion Center Finland, special grant, Recover Laboratory, 9500€
2022 Arts Promotion Center Finland, Onehundret Million Percent / Recover Laboratory 6500€
2022 Arts Promotion Center Finland, Travel grant 2000€
2022 Project support SEA Foundation
2022 TelepART travel grant by Benelux Institute

2021 Helsinki City for Recover Laboratory 10 000€
2021 Helsinki City Cultural Council for Recover Laboratory Night Walk 8000€
2021 Arts Promotion Center Finland, Recover Laboratory, 2500€
2021 Samuel Huber foundation, Recover Laboratory, 2500€
2021 Helsinki City Cultural, Recover Laboratory 3000€
2021 Arts Promotion Center Finland, Personal covid working grant 4000€ x 2
2021 Arts Promotion Center Finland, Personal covid working grant 6000€
2021 The Cultural Foundation of Finland and Kulta ry 1250€
2021 The Cultural Foundation of Finland (<3 hoop and puppetry working group), 7500€

2020 Helsinki City, Recover Laboratory / Evening Walk

2019 Arts Promotion Center Finland, One Hundred Million percent / Recover Laboratory
2019 Helsinki City Cultural Foundation, One Hundred Million percent / Recover Laboratory
2019 Kulturfonden travel grant, Finnish-Swedish cultural Foundation for Recover Laboratory’s residency at Circus Cirkör

2018 Helsinki City Cultural Foundation, Recover Laboratory, for Underneath labyrinth

2017 Sirkusinfo Finland Nuoramentors production award, personal and Recover Laboratory
2017 Stockholm Fringe Festival Spirit award, Joy of Spleen labyrinth / Recover Laboratory, SWE
2017 Stockholm Fringe Festival: Nominated for Grand Prix, Joy of Spleen / Recover Laboratory
2016 Finnish Cultural Foundation for Recover Laboratory

Publications and talks
2020 Satans Asshole zine with Sofi Häkkinen
2020 Master thesis ”Awkwardness as a tool in my artistic practice
2020 Performing Arts during the lockdown Sirkusinfo and Dance info Finland

Media

Hoop manipulation performance,
Helsingin Sanomat: https://www.hs.fi/kulttuuri/art-2000006597662.html

Living like there is no tomorrow videinstallation in Surrender Surrender? Exhibition EDIT Journal: https://editmedia.fi/antautumisesta/

Recover Laboratory, Underneath, a labyrinth under the ground: Helsingin Sanomat https://www.hs.fi/nyt/art-2000005852258.html

Recover Laboratory labyrinth in Viikinmäki, Helsingin Uutiset https://www.helsinginuutiset.fi/paikalliset/1561558

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