Tuukka Haapakorpi

Term: February – April 2019

“Nordic-Leipzig” stipendiary of the Goethe-Institut



I am a Finnish multidisciplinary artist working on the fields of visual art, sound, music and, lately, game design. For the past 8 years I’ve been involved in digital technology, working with video, sound and other medias. Currently I am preparing a piece for an exhibition presenting new works on the area of virtual and augmented reality platforms. I am working on an augmented reality platform which enables the viewer to scan a printed image with his/her smartphone and interact with the material the portal opens for the user.
During my possible residency period in Lepizig, I would like to work on the subject of combining these two worlds, now that the option is finally available. Producing works with the techniques of metal and woodcut printmaking, making the unique, or uniform, print accessible digitally, opening another world for the viewer. This can be done in practise by combining the handmade and printed technologies available, using computer-generated codes, known as targets, hidden in the otherwise hand made work.


Master of Fine Arts, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts 2015
Nordic Sound Art program 2012-2014
Intern at Elektronmusikstudion Stockholm 7.-8.2015

Private Exhibitions

2017 Stockpiling Time, Raatihuoneen galleria, Turku, Finland

Group and co-op Exhibitions

2017 Sleep Paralysis w/Jukka Hautamäki & Joonas Siren, Myymälä 2, Helsinki
2015 Pics or it didn’t happen w/ Kaarlo Stauffer, Galleria Huuto, Helsinki
2015 Finnish Academy of Fine Arts Spring exhibition, Helsinki
2015 Continuum, Skånes Konstförening, Malmö
2014 Nordic Sound Art Final Exhibition, Umeå
2014 Everything you can think of is true, Fotografins Hus, Stockholm
2014 Underwater Rivers w/ Sanna Korteniemi, Oksasenkatu 11, Helsinki
2013 Bachelors of the Universe, Fafa-gallery, Helsinki

Curated exhibitions

2018 Takeover/Haltuunotto by media art association KRUKS, Sculptor, Helsinki
2018 Space21 Sound art festival/exhibition, City of Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq
2015 Laboratory of Hearing, Exhibition Laboratory, Helsinki
2015 Hanasaari listens to Muu, Hanasaari, Espoo
2013 Winter Solstice, Oslo
2013 Screening @ Artova film festival, Helsinki
2013 Lost in Space, Konstfack, Stockholm/Helsinki
2013 Viekas Kuva, Galleria Huuto, Helsinki
2012 In the mean Time, Gallery Tegen2, Stockholm
2012 Supermarket art fair, Kulturhuset, Stockholm
2011 Post Natura, Lens Politica, Fafa-Gallery, Helsinki

Public Works

2016 Holy Mountain, Sculpture work for the Helsinki Student housing fund (HOAS)


2018 Fort Process, Brighton, England
2017 Bruit Props, Sola-festival, Helsinki
2017 Turner New Day Radio, Urbanapa Festival, Ateneum, Helsinki
2016 Anachronism VI, Römer, Bremen, M/S Stubnitz, Hamburg
2016 Time of Music festival, Viitasaari, Finland
2016 Xchan showcase, Norberg festival, Sweden
2015 Unperfect Radio for Lausanne Underground Film Festival, Lausanne, Switzerland
2014 Amorph 2014/Mother’s Tongue International performance festival, Helsinki
2013 Gogo Daily, Black Movie Festival, Geneve, Switzerland
2012 La Radio Monstre, Lausanne Underground Film Festival (LUFF), Lausanne, Switzerland
2012 Assistant to Tarek Atoui, Documenta13, Kassel, Germany


2018 Arts Promotion Center Finland, 3000€ for expenses of a roleplaying game book
2017 Arts Promotion Center Finland, 3400€ for production of media art piece
2017 Arts Promotion Center Finland, 1 year for development of artistic work


2018 Member of artist’s association MUU Finland
2017 Member of Luna Films co-op
2015 Member of Charm of Sound association
2015 Member of Elektronmusikstudion (EMS) Stockholm,
2011-2012 General Secretary of Student Union of the Fine Arts Academy of Helsinki