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Ana Teo Ala-Ruona
e-mail: ana.teo.alaruona@gmail.com
Instagram: anateoalaruona
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/user34258659

EDUCATION

2016 – 2018 MA in Ecology and Contemporary Performance, Theatre Academy of the University of Arts, Helsinki
2014 – 2016 MA Programme, Art Education, Department of Art, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Helsinki
2010 – 2014 Bachelor of Arts, Art Education, Department of Art, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Helsinki
2011 – 2012 Minor Subject in Contemporary Art, Department of Art, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Helsinki
2009 – 2010 Fine Arts Programme, Adult Education Collage of Pohjois-Savo, Kuopio
2006 – 2009 Graduate, Kallavesi Highschool, Kuopio

LIVE ART

2019 toxinosexofuturecummings. Speech performance. Human Resources. Los Angeles. Ana Teo Ala-Ruona (text & speech), Alvi Haapamäki (costume & mask), Scallion Chloe (sound processing), Satu Kankkonen (sound design), Elina Minn (dramaturgy).
2019 Clay erotics. Performance. Wonderlust-festival. Helsinki. Working group: Ana Teo Ala-Ruona, Anna-Mari Karvonen & Anni Puolakka.
2019 toxinosexofuturecummings. Speech performance. Asbestos Art Space.
Ana Teo Ala-Ruona (text & speech), Alvi Haapamäki (costume & mask), Satu Kankkonen (sound design), Elina Minn (dramaturgy).
2018 Nowhere in Particular. Speech performance. Vapaan Taiteen Tila. Helsinki. Working group: Ana Teo Ala-Ruona, Alvi Haapamäki, Venla Helenius, Anni Kaila, Anna Kankila, Satu Kankkonen, Leena Kuusisto, Inna Lampinen, Nadja Leham, Milka Luhtaniemi Daniela Pascual, Gesa Piper and Iona Roisin
2017 Garden of Others: Lunch as a Temporary Autonomous Zone. Community lunch event. In collaboration with Shelley Etkin. Pixelache festival. Helsinki
2016 – 2017 KSENOS. Artistic research and performance project. In collaboration with Venla Helenius
2016 – 2017 Non-human Island. Artistic research and performance project. Reality Research Center. Working group: Ana Teo Ala-Ruona, Saara Hannula, Minja Mertanen, Linda Priha, Kati Raatikainen
2017 Last. Performer in Harriet Rabe’s performance.
2016 On Streams, Transitions, and Echoes. Re-Timing performance project. In collaboration with Gesa Piper. Asematila. Helsinki
2016 Re-Timing performance project. An opening performance in Permaculture Festival. In collaboration with Gesa Piper. Isnäs
2015 The BodyBuilding Project: Acclimatization. /teatteri.nyt. Kiasma. Helsinki
2015 Johdatus/Guidance. Reality Research Center. Espoo Nuuksio. In collaboration with Saara Hannula and Gesa Piper
2015 Relation Tryouts: Water & Air performance installation. Break a Brain Ecojustice Art Festival. Tampere
2015 The BodyBuilding Project, Excavations. Gallery Augusta. Helsinki
2015 The BodyBuilding Project: An Assemblage. LAPSody festival. Helsinki
2015 KIL: Make Yourself at Home – Focus. Performance installation. Living Room Exhibition. Helsinki
2014 KIL in Titanik. Titanik-gallery. Turku
2014 Presenting KIL. Omenapuutalo. Helsinki
2012 Please, close the door. WerkStadt Kulturverein e.V., Berlin

WORKSHOPS & COMMUNITY ORGANIZING

2019 TWAH (=These Worlds Are Here) writing workshop. NAVEL. Los Angeles.
2019 Peer Group for Trans and Non-binary Artists. In collaboration with Support Structures Collective. @Museum of Impossible Forms. Helsinki
2018 Writing Pleasure, Fiction, Avatars: writing workshop for trans, non-binary and queer people. On Transformations -festival. Third Space. Helsinki
2018 AVATARS & FANFICTION: writing workshop with Emmi Venna in UrbanApa X. Ateneum. Helsinki
2018 Writing workshop for artists, in collaboration with Jaakko Pallasvuo. Helsinki
2018 Oooh jne. Writing Workshop. UrbanApa TOOLBOX. Helsinki
2018 Jos Muutos On Kivi // If Change Is A Rock. Writing and discussion event. Artists: Ana Teo Ala-Ruona, Bogna Wisniewska, Emilia Kokko. Curation: Hanna Ohtonen. Asematila. Helsinki
2018 Writing for Multiple Future Worlds -writing workshop for women, queer, trans- and nonbinary people. In collaboration with Tereza Silon. Hybernská ožívá. Prague
2018 Words Make Worlds -writing workshop for women, queer, trans- and nonbinary people. Spinnboden Lesbian Archive and Library. Berlin
2017 Writing for Multiple Future Worlds. Four writing workshops for women, queer, trans- and nonbinary people. Helsinki
2017 Feminist and Anti-racist Night School: Dreaming/Writing -workshop. Helsinki
2017 Feminist and Anti-racist Night School: On Care -workshop. In collaboration with Shelley Etkin. Helsinki
2017 Feminist and Anti-racist Night School: On Feminist Pedagogy, Listening to lived experiences- workshop. In collaboration with Shelley Etkin. Helsinki
2017 Feminist and Anti-racist Night School: On Feminist Pedagogy, Spaces and situations of learning -workshop. In collaboration with Shelley Etkin. Helsinki
2016 Ksenos. Two day expedition on urban self-sufficiency. Helsinki
2016 Emergent Economies. Three-day event in a Skills of Economy project. Mattering City exhibition. Copenhagen
2015 The BodyBuilding Project. Inhimillisen rajamailla -työpaja. Mad House Helsinki
2015 Relation Tryouts: Workshop with nonhuman. Break a Brain Ecojustice Art Festival. Tampere
2014 KIL open rehearsals. Aalto University School of Arts. Design and Architecture. Helsinki
2014 Utopia-movie project. Artistic mentor. Helsinki Festival & city of Helsinki

EXHIBITIONS

2019 TWAH (=These Worlds Are Here). Installation. Gas-gallery. Los Angeles.
2017 MAECP At Work. Omenapuutalo. Helsinki
2014 White Horses. In collaboration with Venla Helenius. B-gallery. Turku
2014 rituaLIFER. In collaboration with Jyri Ala-Ruona. Kalleria-gallery. Helsinki
2012 Shivers/Väristyksiä. In collaboration with Venla Helenius. XL Art Space. Helsinki

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015 Kesänäyttely. Ars Auttoinen
2013 Antidote 7. Gallery Jangva. Helsinki
2013 Ö – Samaan aikaan saaressa. Node-gallery. Helsinki
2012 Antidote 4 – focus on PAINTING. Cable Factory. Helsinki

ONGOING PROJECTS

My flesh is in tension, and I eat it. Performance project.
Transcestors. Performance project.
Collaboration with nynnyt-curatorduo: exhibition project for the year 2019.

PUBLICATIONS

2019 HOMEBUILDING ELSEWHERE: On embodied transitional fiction writing. Borrowing Positions -book.
2018 Nämä maailmat ovat jo: Kirjoittaminen queer-feministisenä maailman tekemisenä (Master thesis work in MA in Ecology and Contemporary Performance) ”These worlds are here already: Writing as a queer-feminist world-making”
2018 On Giving Voice, On Choosing Silence, Interview with Maria Villa and Hanna Ohtonen, We Need To Talk -magazine (https://weneedtotalk.online/)
2015 Erottamattomuuden harjoitus – Kanssaolo ekologisen ajattelun perustana (Master thesis work in art Education)
2014 Taiteellista Agonismia – Pohdintaa taiteen ja aktivismin yhteistyöstä (Bachelor thesis work in Art Education)

SEMINARS & CONFERENCES

2018 Wild Core: A seminar with MAECP, Helsinki
2017 Matter and Process, Helsinki (Performer)
2016 Hybrid Matters, Nordic Bioart Society, Helsinki (Performer)

GRANTS

2018 Taike. Words Make Queer Worlds  -performance and writing project. (name of the project changed: TWAH)
2017 TeaK grant for Queer Feminist Writing Workshops.
2016 Niilo Helanderin säätiö. (Ksenos artistic research project with Venla Helenius)
2016 Taike (Re-timing performance project with Gesa Piper)
2014 Aalto University Exhibition Grant (White Horses, with Venla Helenius)
2013 TTER (KIL)

RESIDENCIES

2018 Utö residency with Saara Hannus.
2017 Ponderosa residency. Stolzenhagen. Germany.
2016 Mustarinda residency with Gesa Piper.