Veera Nivalainen (b. 1992) is a visual artist based in Helsinki, working with photography, moving image, and text. 
Their work revolves around themes of somatics, care and embodied modes of thinking, doing and making.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2023    Sharing furit and other intimate encounters
              Galleria Moletti, Forssa Museum, Forssa (FI)

2021     Honey milk and eggs
              Galleria Uusi Kipinä, Lahti (FI)



COLLABORATIONS


Still pouring from the soft spot
Collab. with dance artist Sonjis Laine

2023     Asbestos Art Space, Helsinki (FI)

2023     Eskus spring residency, Helsinki (FI)  

2021      UrbanApa x Ateneum, Helsinki (FI)
                           
2021      Kekäläinen Co. KEIDAS-residency, Helsinki (FI)  




SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2024     Film My Design Festival
               Cairo (EG)

2024     TEOS 2024
               Cable Factory, Helsinki (FI)

2022     Shapeshifters
               Demo Festival (NL)

2022     Fruits
              Open Out Festival, Tromsø (NO)

2021     Opus One ‘21
              Concertgebouw Brugge, Brugge (BE)

2021     Graduate Showcase 2021
              The Pupil Sphere (UK)

2020     Born from sea foam
               OFF Bratislava, Bratislava (SK)

2019     Surface
              Luja Galleria, Lahti (FI)
   
2018     Yksi
              Karjalankatu 2, Lahti (FI)




GRANTS


2023     City of Helsinki,  Grants for culture

2022     Kauno Ry,  Project grant

2022     Arts Promotion Centre Finland,  Covid-19 grants for aritsts

2021     Arts Promotion Centre Finland,  Covid-19 grants for aritsts

2021      Arts Promotion Centre Finland,  Covid-19 grants for aritsts
   
2021      Arts Promotion Centre Finland,  Project grant

2020     Kauno Ry, Project grant




PUBLICATIONS


2021     Opus One ‘21
              BreedBeeld  (BE)


2021     Self-Portrait issue
              F-stop Magazine  



EDUCATION



2023-    Aalto University
                Master of Arts, Photography major

2021      Lahti Institute of Design and Fine Arts (LAB University of Applied Sciences)
               Bachelor of Culture and Arts, Photography major


2017       Helsinki Design School 
                Filmmaking programme