jani-matti salo (B. 1984) is a helsinki-based artist who works with new media installations and performing arts. he is a half of artist duo niskanen & salo.

JANIMATTISALO (AT) GMAIL (DOT) COM, @janimattisalo, @niskanensalo, www.niskanensalo.com


// EDUCATION

2015 University of the Arts Helsinki, MAster of arts
2009 Tampere University of Applied Sciences / School of Art and Media, BAchelor of culture and arts


// EXHIBITIONs

2019 Public Artwork, Commissioned by Helsinki Art Museum ham | Helsinki, Finland*
2018 Miami Art Week, Mana Wynwood | Miami, USa*
2018 Helsinki Art Museum ham | Helsinki, Finland*
2018 Grand Rapids Art Museum | Grand Rapids, USA*
2018 Helsinki Festival | Helsinki, Finland*
2018 Art Quarter Budapest | Budapest, Hungary*
2018 Mana Contemporary | Jersey City, USA*
2018 Casa Gallery | New York City, USA*
2017 Miami Art Week, Mana Contemporary | Miami, USA*
2017 Alt-ARS17, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma | Helsinki, Finland*
2017 URB Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma | Helsinki, Finland*
2016 MANA BSMT, Mana Contemporary | Jersey City, USA*
2016 Mana Contemporary | Chicago, USA*
2015 prague quadrenniale | Prague, Czech Republic
2014 muu gallery | helsinki, finland
2012 naked kiasma, museum of contemporary art kiasma | Helsinki, Finland


// DESIGNS

2019 the finnish national theatre | Helsinki, Finland
2019 THEATRE ACADEMY | HELSINKI, FINLAND
2018 Q-teatteri | Helsinki, Finland*
2018 Viirus Theatre | Helsinki, Finland*
2017 Kiasma Theatre, museum of contemporary art kiasma | Helsinki, Finland
2017 SIC gallery | Helsinki, Finland*
2017 Dansens Hus | Stockholm, Sweden
2017 Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma | Helsinki, Finland
2016 Zodiak - Center for New Dance | Helsinki, Finland
2016 Kiasma Theatre, museum of contemporary art kiasma | Helsinki, Finland
2016 Q-teatteri | Helsinki, Finland
2016 full moon dance festival | pyhäjärvi, finland
2015 Baltic Circle, tiivistämö | Helsinki, Finland
2015 Kulturhuset Stadsteatern | Stockholm, Sweden
2015 Kiasma Theatre, museum of contemporary art kiasma | Helsinki, Finland
2015 Teatteri Takomo | Helsinki, Finland
2015 The Théâtre National de Chaillot | Paris, France
2014 Baltic Circle, teatteri toivo | Helsinki, Finland
2014 Q-teatteri | Helsinki, Finland
2014 helsinki festival, pannuhalli | Helsinki, Finland
2014 Zodiak - Center for New Dance | Helsinki, Finland
2014 The Finnish National Theatre | Helsinki, Finland
2014 Teatteri Takomo | Helsinki, Finland
2013 Kajaani City Theatre | Kajaani, Finland
2013 Kiasma Theatre, museum of contemporary art kiasma | Helsinki, Finland
2013 STOA | Helsinki, Finland
2013 Ateneum | Helsinki, Finland
2012 Teatteri Takomo | Helsinki, Finland
2012 Baltic Circle -festival, tiivistämö | Helsinki, Finland
2012 Helsinki Festival, sellosali | Espoo, Finland
2012 STOA | Helsinki, Finland
2012 heureka science center | vantaa, Finland
2012 Kiasma Theatre, museum of contemporary art kiasma | Helsinki, Finland
2012 Zodiak - Center for New Dance | Helsinki, Finland
2011 THEATRE ACADEMY | HELSINKI, FINLAND
2011 norrdans | härnösand, sweden
2011 STOA | Helsinki, Finland
2011 Teatteri Takomo | Helsinki, Finland
2010 Kiasma Theatre, museum of contemporary art kiasma | Helsinki, Finland
2010 The Finnish National Opera | Helsinki, Finland
2009 Kiasma Theatre, museum of contemporary art kiasma | Helsinki, Finland
2008 STOA | Helsinki, Finland
2008 Kiasma Theatre, museum of contemporary art kiasma | Helsinki, Finland
2008 dansens hus | stockholm, sweden
2007 STOA | Helsinki, Finland
2007 Kiasma Theatre, museum of contemporary art kiasma | Helsinki, Finland


// on tour

2007- germany, France, Netherlands, belgium, italy, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Czech Republic, poland, hungary, england, scotland, india, japan, usa, canada, estonia, sweden, norway, denmark, iceland, russia, finland.


// AWARDS

2018 Säde Award: Best Lighting Design of the Year in Finland*
2018 Art Prize: Nomination for Juried Grand Prize & Time-Based Category Prize*
2015 Prague Quadrennial Award: Gold Medal for Use of Media in Performance Design
2015 prague Quadrennial Award: Nomination for the Golden Triga for Best Exposition
2014 Säde Award: Best Lighting Design of the Year in Finland
2013 Säde Award: Nomination for Best Lighting Design of the Year in Finland
2012 Säde Award: Nomination for Best Lighting Design of the Year in Finland
2012 säde Award: Nomination for Best Lighting Design of the Year in Finland
2010 Säde Award: Nomination for Best Lighting Design of the Year in Finland


// GRANTS

2020 TAIKE – Arts Promotion Centre Finland
2019 The Greta and William Lehtinen Foundation*
2019 Finnish Cultural Foundation, The Uusimaa Regional Fund*
2019 6-month public display grant, TAIKE – Arts Promotion Centre Finland
2019 AVEK*
2019 TAIKE – Arts Promotion Centre Finland*
2019 Finnish Cultural Foundation*
2018 Frame Contemporary Art Finland*
2018 Frey Foundation*
2018 TelepART, Finnish Institute FinnAgora*
2018 TAIKE – Arts Promotion Centre Finland*
2017 Kone Foundation
2016 Alfred Kordelin Foundation
2016 Finnish Cultural Foundation*
2015 Kone Foundation
2014 Kone Foundation
2013 TAIKE – Arts Promotion Centre Finland
2011 Finnish Cultural Foundation

* = niskanen & salo