Pia Lindman

Born in Espoo, 1965 and lives in Fagervik, Finland

Pia Lindman is currently Professor of Beings and Things and Head of Biofilia at ViCCA, Aalto University (Finland). Lindman’s performance-based work combines research and art. At MIT, she was a Fulbright Scholar (1999) and later artist-in-residence (2004 – 2006), studying humanoid robots. After ten years in New York, including a professorship at Yale University, she now lives and works in Berlin and a collective eco-village in Fagervik, Finland. In 2011, she was commissioned to create Poison and Play, a solo project and exhibition at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin. Art/science residencies include the Biological Research Station in Kilpisjärvi, Lapland and the former NATO base in Keflavik, Iceland. She has exhibited widely, including The Storefront for Art and Architecture; the Museum of Modern Art, NY; Sculpture Center; Artists Space; and internationally in Mexico City, Tokyo, London, Paris, Vilnius, Warsaw, Vienna, and Helsinki. Her video series Thisplace is in the collection of MoMA, NY.

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