WHO?

This is the home page of Matilda Löytty,  a contemporary artist, painter, graphic designer and illustartor from Finland. Löytty is interested in cross-cultural discourses and the intersection of art, society and history. She has been exhibiting and working on artistic projects and research across borders in Finland, other Nordic countries, Portugal and Namibia. She graduated with an MA degree in Nordic Visual Studies and Art Education from Aalto University. her thesis, Art of the Intangible History – Negotiating the possibilities of arts-based research for learning processes in Finnish-Namibian Museums, investigated learning, cross-cultural museums, history and post-colonial theories through art as a platform.

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​Education
2019-2020 HEO, Graphic Design
2017-2018 Aalto University, MA in Nordic Visual studies and Art Education
2017 Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, NoVA/ Art in Society, Erasmus exchange
2008-2014 Tampere University of Applied Science, BA in Fine Arts
2007-2008 Liminka School of Arts, Education in Art
2005-2007 Windhoek International School, Diploma of the International Baccalaureate

Memberships

Tjaldur - vänskapsförening Finland-Färöarna rf.
The Multi-Collective, Artist collective
SuperNoVa Collective

Individual Art Projects
2018 "Art of the Intangible History" MA thesis research, Nakambale- and Onandjokwe Medical Museums, Museums Association of Namibia
​2013 ”I’m scared that…” Art workshops, Tampere, Finland
2013 ”I’m scared that…” Art workshops, collaboration with The Physically Active Youth of Namibia (P.A.Y)
Windhoek, Namibia

Group Art Projects 
2017 Spring Library, Oslo, Norway
2016 Make a Point, Performative / Participatory Art Project, collaboration with Checkpoint Helsinki at Kiasma and Central Railway Station, Helsinki, Finland
2016 Picnic in the Gallery, Artistic Intervention, Galleria Lapinlahti, Helsinki, Finland
2016 Mysite, Augmented Reality Design, Senaatintori, Helsinki, Finland
2016 Trees of Helsinki, Urban Installation, Helsinki, Finland
2013 Children’s Art Workshops in Viikinsaari, City of Tampere Cultural Affairs, Tampere, Finland

Publications
2019 InSEA 2019 World Congress Proceedings
2018 Art of the Intangible History, MA Thesis, Aaltodoc
2018 Exploring the Possible, NoVa / Nordic Visual Studies and Art Education Master's Degree Program in Aalto University, http://www.nova-master.fi
2014 Top Button Undone, Exhibition Publication

Public Art

2020 Painting at Sandwich Club Hki Restaurant Helsinki, FInland
2015 Permanent Art Installation at the Office of the Diocese of Tampere in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Finland, Tampere, Finland

Working Experience

2020-  Freelance Graphic Designer and Illustrator, Matilda Löytty tmi

2020-  Exhibition Supervisor, Päivälehti Museum / The Museum of Changing Media, Helsinki, Suomi

2018-2020 Production Assistant, Tjaldur - vänskapsförening Finland-Färöarna rf. /Pohjoismainen Kulttuuripiste, Helsinki Suomi
2018 Volunteer worker for InSEA conference, International Society for Education through Art, Finland
2018 Translator, Museum Association of Namibia, Windhoek Namibia
​2017 Art Educator, Kansallinen Lastenliitto ry, Helsinki, Finland
2017 Exhibition Secretary / Art Educator, Art Centre Purnu, Orivesi, Finland
2014 Gallery Assistant, AVA Galleria, Helsinki, Finland
2013 Art Educator, ELCIN Kindergartens, Windhoek, Namibia
2013 Art Educator, Etemo Youth Project, Windhoek, Namibia
2013 Curator, National Art Gallery of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia
2013 Gallery Assistant, Haihara Art Centre, Tampere, Finland
2013 Make-up Artist, Exi(s)t, Short Movie, Tampere, Finland
2012 Make-up Artist, Tannhäuser Opera, Tampere-talo, Tampere, Finland

Solo Exhibitions

2018 Conversations, APECV conference, Coimbra, Portugal

2017 Visual Conversations with Cosmic Silence, Node Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

2016 Todellisuushybridi, Galleria Ansa Puntalo, Vammala, Finland

2015 Utopia, Näkymä Environmental Art Event, Akaa, Finland

2014 Eeva, Galleria Tug, Tampere, Finland

2014 Top Button Undone, TAMK Graduates Group Exhibition, TR1 Kunsthalle, Tampere, Finland

2013 Sadepäivän Ilo, Haihara Art Centre, Tampere, Finland

2012 Näin sen Näimme, Heiskan Vinttigalleria, Hämeenkyrö, Finland

2012 Koska koti alkaa, Galleria Ansa Puntalo,Vammala, Finland

2011 Katsot Ihmistä, Cafe Huone, Pori, FinlandGroup Exhibitions

2009 Näyttely Tuila Vuorisen kanssa, Art Café Terehtööri, Askola

2009 Matka Jatkuu..., Tampere Cathedral Crypt, Tampere, Finland

2008 Jotain sanottavaa, Ikuinen Gallery, Tampere University of Applied Science, Tampere, Finland

2007 IB Graduation Exhibition, Omba Gallery, Windhoek, Namibia

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