Tinja Ruusuvuori

“I work across a broad range of media, including photography and moving image, metal, text and objects, to produce films and mixed media installations. My work investigates humor that hides within social conventions, alternative systems, and rethinking activism in a more pleasurable way. In my practice, I enjoy making far-fetched connections – for example, giving a mundane thing a new, exaggerated meaning. Misbehaving, animism, and utopias are close to my heart.”

Tinja Ruusuvuori is a filmmaker and artist who works mainly with documentary film, video, and mixed media installation. She holds a fine art MA from the Glasgow School of Art and a BA in documentary film from Aalto University, Helsinki. She has undertaken residencies at the Cité International des Arts (Paris) and at the Hospitalfield (Scotland) while her work has been shown widely at international film festivals, including Visions du Réel, Toronto Hot Docs, London Short Film Festival, Tampere Film Festival, and Camden International Film Festival. In 2019, Ruusuvuori received the Uusi Aalto Award for a new talent in Finnish cinema. She lives and works in Tampere, Finland.