ABOUT

Aija Elina Nieminen is a multidisciplinary artist and a failed amateur private detective.

Nieminen is interested in history, memory and old technology as well as comedy, sinister narratives and performances from theatre to everyday life. Her practice ranges from lens-based media to performance, text and sound. Her research interests include the Situationist International and the socio-political impact of art. Nieminen is the dream weaver and master of the macabre. She steals quotes from Garth Marenghi and occasionally feels obligated to write about herself in the third person.


CV

Aija Elina Nieminen
Living and working in London
aijaelinanieminen@gmail.com

EDUCATION

19/21 – MFA Contemporary Art Practice (Distinction) – Edinburgh College of Art
16/19 – BA (Hons) Fine Art (First Class Honours) – Oxford Brookes University
09/12 – Visual Artisan, specialising in photography – Pekka Halosen akatemia

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS & SCREENINGS

2021 – Biscuit Tin Film Festival – Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
2021 – Edinburgh College of Art Graduate Show – ECA and online
2020 – Scottish Portrait Awards Long List exhibition – online
2020 – Household – Edinburgh College of Art – Edinburgh, Scotland
2020 – In Stitches – Edinburgh College of Art – Edinburgh, Scotland
2019 – neo:artprize exhibition – Bolton Museum Gallery – Bolton, England
2019 – Free Range – The Old Truman Brewery – London, England
2019 – PEEL – Oxford Brookes – Oxford, England
2018 – REVOLT – Oxford Brookes – Oxford, England
2017 – Millennial Tide – Oxford Brookes – Oxford, England
2017 – CUSTOMERS – Oxford Brookes – Oxford, England
2012 – 27 Club – Riihikoski library – Pöytyä, Finland / solo show
2011 – Olet tässä. – The Cable Factory – Helsinki, Finland

AWARDS

2020 – Scottish Portrait Award in Photography – Scottish Art Club (long listed)
2019 – neo:artprize – neo:artists (shortlisted)
2019 – Platform Award – Modern Art Oxford (shortlisted)