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NIKO SKORPIO

Born 1974. Lives and works in Finland.
Contact | niko [at] paraferal.com | www.nikoskorpio.net

EDUCATION

Master of Arts; Visual Culture and Contemporary Art
Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Helsinki, Finland, 2018

Bachelor of Culture and Arts
Degree Programme in Fine Art, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Tampere, Finland, 2014

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019 • The Unfolding; Galleria Uusi Kipinä, Lahti, Finland
2019 • BLACKTOP/DISSECTION; GalleriaKONE, Hämeenlinna, Finland
2017 • Feedback; Galleria 2, Pirkkala, Finland
2016 • Valekuolema; Galleria Rajatila, Tampere, Finland
2011 • Kuluttajat; Ikuinen Galleria, Tampere, Finland

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019 • Kotka Art, Kotka, Finland
2019 • Linnunradan rakastavaiset; Taidemakasiini ITU, Humppila, Finland
2018 • Rajattomuus; Kuusisto Art Manor, Kaarina, Finland
2018 • Arthouse Disclosure; Aalto Festival, Otaniemi, Espoo, Finland
2018 • Performance Voyage 7; Frise Künstlerhaus, Hamburg, Germany
2018 • Performance Voyage 7; Kunstplass, Oslo, Norway
2017 • Out 2; Research Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
2016 • Immersion; ADD Lab, Espoo, Finland
2016 • Performance Voyage 6; The Finnish Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
2016 • Performance Voyage 6; AIM Wrocław 2016, Barbara, Wrocław, Poland
2016 • Performance Voyage 6; Poriginal Galleria, Pori, Finland
2016 • Uni; Taidemakasiini ITU, Humppila, Finland
2015 • Revolution; Contact Photography Festival, Toronto, Canada
2015 • Revolution; Osaka University of Arts, Osaka, Japan
2015 • Pinnalla; Taidemakasiini ITU, Humppila, Finland
2014 • Revolution; Off Festival, Pisztory Palace, Bratislava, Slovakia
2014 • Simulation; Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Guangzhou, China
2014 • INTAC: Spotlight; Backlight Photo Festival, Tampere, Finland
2014 • Pseudo; Contact Photography Festival, OCAD University, Toronto, Canada
2014 • Ylin nappi auki / Top button undone; TR1 Taidehalli, Tampere, Finland
2014 • Me/ a Myth; Katko Galleria, Tampere, Finland
2013 • 트라이얼로그/Trialogi/Trialogue; Gallery Illum, Seoul, South Korea
2013 • 트라이얼로그/Trialogi/Trialogue; Galleria Emil, Tampere, Finland
2013 • Mindtrek OFF, Tampere, Finland
2013 • Stockfors Art Fair, Pyhtää, Finland
2012 • ITU & Idolit; Taidemakasiini ITU, Humppila, Finland
2011 • Nyyttikestit; Taidemakasiini ITU, Humppila, Finland
2011 • Jaa/ei/poissa; Finlayson, Tampere, Finland
2010 • ARS Häme ’10, Forssa, Finland

SELECTED VIDEO/FILM SCREENINGS

2018 • Resolution; Kulttuuritalo Laikku, Tampere, Finland
2018 • Casa de Las Sirenas, Sevilla, Spain
2018 • Kunsthalle Exnergasse – WUK, Vienna, Austria
2018 • Muu 30v, Lavaklubi, Finnish National Theatre, Helsinki, Finland
2018 • Künstlerhaus Frise, Hamburg, Germany
2018 • ARSi Filmifestival – AFF 2018; Tallinn, Estonia
2018 • HUMAN International Film Festival, Kunstplass, Oslo, Norway
2018 • EKKM Contemporary Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
2018 • The Not Festival, University of California, Riverside, USA
2018 • Pandeo DF, Mexico City, Mexico
2018 • AKC Attack / Photo Film Studio Medika, Zagreb, Croatia
2017 • LTMKS – Project Space Sodų 4, Vilnius, Lithuania
2017 • Raczej Gallery, Poznan, Poland
2017 • Galerie Nord, Kunstverein Tiergarten, Berlin, Germany
2017 • New Performance Festival, Turku, Finland
2017 • Berlin Art Week, Top Schillerpalais, Berlin, Germany
2017 • Cine Olaya – Centro Cultural, Lima, Peru
2017 • Platform studio, Vaasa, Finland
2017 • Konstfrämjandet Västerbotten, Umeå, Sweden
2017 • Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin, Ireland
2017 • Live Art Development Agency / Stour Space, London, U.K.
2016 • The Finnish Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
2016 • Index – Santo Domingo/Miami/Puerto Rico Int:l Performance Festival, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
2016 • Far Off Art Fair, Cologne, Germany
2016 • Projektraum Toolbox, Berlin, Germany
2016 • AIM Wrocław 2016, Barbara, Wrocław, Poland
2016 • Art Athina Art Fair, Athens, Greece
2016 • Poriginal Galleria, Pori, Finland
2016 • MUU MAA Art Bus, Southwest Finland
2016 • Northern Photographic Centre, Oulu, Finland
2016 • New Performance Festival, Turku, Finland
2016 • Galleria Sinne, Helsinki, Finland
2014 • Kädessä kipsi ja kukkia, TAMK Finlayson, Tampere, Finland
2013 • Absolutely Necessary, Galerie Toolbox, Berlin, Germany
2013 • Göteborg International Film Festival, Gothenburg, Sweden
2012 • Kino TAMK, Tampere Film Festival, Tampere, Finland
2012 • Tampere Art Fair, Tampere, Finland

SELECTED CONCERTS & LIVE SOUND PERFORMANCES

2016 • Aalto Festival, Espoo, Finland (project: TH€€€F)
2015 • Maagillinen teatteri, Tampere, Finland (project: Metaorganism)
2014 • Club Infektio, Helsinki, Finland (Niko Skorpio solo)
2013 • Klubi, Tampere, Finland (Niko Skorpio solo)
2013 • Lumous Festival, Tampere, Finland (project: Ovro feat. Niko Skorpio)
2013 • Club Prkl, Helsinki, Finland (Niko Skorpio solo)
2012 • Club Liberte, Helsinki, Finland (project: Ovro feat. Niko Skorpio)
2010 • Lumous Festival, Tampere, Finland (project: Hæretici 7o74)
2010 • Club Elektra, Riga, Latvia (Niko Skorpio solo)
2009 • Uuden Musiikin Lokakuu, Oulu, Finland (Niko Skorpio solo)
2009 • Chambre Noir, Oulu, Finland (Niko Skorpio solo)
2008 • BAF Club, Helsinki, Finland (Niko Skorpio solo + project: Hæretici 7o74)
2006 • Noise vs Glamour, Rauhanasema, Helsinki, Finland (project: Hæretici 7o74)
2006 • Ostium/Some Place Else, Turku, Finland (Niko Skorpio & Ovro collaboration)
2006 • Club Depo, Riga, Latvia (project: Hæretici 7o74)
2006 • Factory, Helsinki, Finland (project: Hæretici 7o74)
2006 • DOM Cultural Center, Moscow, Russia (project: Ovro feat. Niko Skorpio)
2006 • Experimental Sound Gallery (GEZ21), St.Petersburg, Russia (project: Ovro feat. Niko Skorpio)
2006 • Klubi, Tampere, Finland (Niko Skorpio solo)
2006 • TVO, Turku, Finland (project: Ovro feat. Niko Skorpio)
2006 • Vastavirta, Tampere, Finland (project: Hæretici 7o74)
2005 • Kokoteatteri, Helsinki, Finland (project: Hæretici 7o74)
2005 • Ostium/Some Place Else, Turku, Finland (project: Hæretici 7o74)
2005 • Vuoritalo, Helsinki, Finland (project: Hæretici 7o74)
2005 • Placard 8 Festival, Espoo, Finland (project: Hæretici 7o74)
2005 • Klubi, Turku, Finland (andOceans & Niko Skorpio collaboration)
2005 • Living Room/Some Place Else, Turku, Finland (Niko Skorpio solo + project: Reptiljan)
2005 • Vastavirta, Tampere, Finland (Niko Skorpio solo)
2005 • Living Room/Some Place Else, Turku, Finland (project: Rajapïnta)
2005 • BAF Festival, Cable Factory, Helsinki, Finland (Niko Skorpio solo)
2005 • Living Room/Some Place Else, Turku, Finland (Niko Skorpio & E.coli K-15 collaboration)
2005 • Nosturi, Helsinki, Finland (andOceans & Niko Skorpio collaboration)
2004 • Living Room/Some Place Else, Turku, Finland (project: Skorp-i-Ovro/Hæretici 7o74)
2004 • Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland (project: Helsinki Computer Orchestra)
2004 • Living Room/Some Place Else, Turku, Finland (project: Reptiljan)
2004 • Living Room/Some Place Else, Turku, Finland (Niko Skorpio solo)
2004 • Placard 7 Festival, Helsinki, Finland (Niko Skorpio solo)
2004 • Cable Factory, Helsinki, Finland (project: Helsinki Computer Orchestra)
2004 • Là-bas, Helsinki, Finland (project: Rajapïnta)
2004 • Digital – International Sound Art Event; Dubrovnik, Helsinki, Finland (project: Helsinki Computer Orchestra)
2004 • Altparty, Gloria, Helsinki, Finland (project: Helsinki Computer Orchestra)
2003 • Avanto Festival, Gloria, Helsinki, Finland (project: Helsinki Computer Orchestra)
2003 • Mbar, Helsinki, Finland (project: Rajapïnta)
2003 • Automaten, Berlin, Germany (Niko Skorpio solo)
2003 • Là-bas, Helsinki, Finland (project: Rajapïnta)
2003 • UMO Jazz Club, Helsinki, Finland (project: Helsinki Computer Orchestra)
1998 • Kuolleen musiikin yhdistys, TVO, Turku, Finland (Niko Skorpio solo)
1996 • Dark Underground II, Nuutti, Lahti, Finland (project: This Empty Flow)
1992 • A-Panimo, Turku, Finland (project: Thergothon)
1992 • Salo, Finland (project: Thergothon)

SPECIAL PROJECTS & EVENTS

2017 • All Ears Radio Project; Otaniemi, Espoo, Finland
2016 • Whose History Is It Anyway?*; Aalto University, Espoo, Finland
2013 • Onnellisuuskioski; Olohuone 306,4 km² Urban Art Festival, Turku, Finland
2013 • Part[Y]kkeli, TAMK Finlayson, Tampere, Finland
2012 • Hämeenpuisto Soundwalk, Tampere, Finland
2012 • Raja/Border; Olohuone 306,4 km² Urban Art Festival, Turku, Finland
2010 • Free Wall, Tampere, Finland

SELECTED VIDEO WORKS

2019 • BLACKTOP/DISSECTION (2-channel installation)
2018 • The Unfolding (polymorphous work in 3 variations)
2018 • Uneasy Ride (2-channel installation)
2017 • I Want My Revolution (single channel)
2016 • From Beyond the Wall of Sleep (single channel)
2016 • Withdrawal (single channel)
2016 • Erasure (single channel)
2015 • The True Nature of Things (Monoscope Mix) (single channel)
2014 • Through My Dreams Like a Knife (single channel)
2014 • The True Nature of Things (2-channel installation)
2014 • Whiteout (single channel)
2014 • Herättäjä / Awakener (single channel)
2013 • HIVE (single channel)
2013 • 3rd Mind (for Bill & Brion) (single channel)
2012 • RE_V (single channel)
2011 • Drop (single channel)

SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY

2020 • TH€€€F : Tissue Samples, 2. Download. Paraferal Sound, Finland.
2020 • Niko Skorpio : Soundtracks. Download. Paraferal Sound, Finland.
2020 • TH€€€F : Tissue Samples, 1. CD/Download. Paraferal Sound, Finland.
2019 • Niko Skorpio : The Unfolding – Themes & Variations. CD/Download. Paraferal Sound, Finland.
2018 • Niko Skorpio : 311098 Tapes. Download. Paraferal Sound, Finland.
2017 • TH€€€F : Shred.fm. CD/Download. Paraferal Sound, Finland.
2017 • TH€€€F : I. CD/Download. Paraferal Sound, Finland.
2013 • Niko Skorpio : Khôra. CD. Some Place Else, Finland.
2012 • Karni Mata : Singularity. Download. rice4rats, Finland.
2010 • Kaaos in Eccentris : Selected Works 2003–2006. Download. Some Place Else, Finland.
2009 • Niko Skorpio : Psilocybe Necrophila. CD. Some Place Else, Finland.
2009 • Niko Skorpio : NeitherSphere. CD-ep. Some Place Else, Finland.
2009 • Karni Mata : Rathood. Download. rice4rats, Finland.
2008 • Niko Skorpio : Half Born in Half Light. CD. Some Place Else, Finland.
2008 • Metaorganism : I:Baphomet. CD. Some Place Else, Finland.
2008 • Niko Skorpio : Short Cuts & Dead Ends. Download. Some Place Else, Finland.
2008 • Niko Skorpio : Grey Bloom Complete. Download. Some Place Else, Finland.
2007 • Reptiljan : Archaeodermophagia. CD. Some Place Else, Finland.
2007 • Rajapïnta : Bootleg Epiphanies. CD/Download.
2006 • Niko Skorpio : Tower of Silence. CD-ep. Some Place Else, Finland.
2006 • Niko Skorpio : Escape from Heaven. CD. Some Place Else, Finland.
2006 • Hæretici 7o74 : Haeretici, Schismatici, Excommunicati. CD-ep. Some Place Else, Finland.
2006 • Hæretici 7o74 : Heard Flayings. CD-ep. Some Place Else, Finland.
2005 • Niko Skorpio : The Hidden Nameless. CD. Foreshadow, Poland.
2005 • Reptiljan : The Hellbender Suite. CD. Some Place Else, Finland.
2005 • Niko Skorpio : To give light to that which is without. CD-ep. Some Place Else, Finland.
2004 • Niko Skorpio : Book of Flies. CD. Demonosound, Finland.
2004 • Kaaos In Eccentris / Leif Elggren & Liddikoatight. Split 7″. Some Place Else, Finland.
2004 • Niko Skorpio / Kouhei Matsunaga. CD. Deserted Factory, Japan.
2004 • Ovro & Niko Skorpio : Live in Placard #7. CD. Some Place Else, Finland.
2004 • Reptiljan / Ibrahim Terzic. Split 7″. Some Place Else, Finland.
2003 • Niko Skorpio vs Reptiljan : Silence Is King. 7″ep. Some Place Else, Finland.
2003 • Rajapïnta : Songs of the Weak. Download.
2002 • Niko Skorpio : Stainway to Heaven. CD-ep. Some Place Else, Finland.
2002 • Reptiljan : s/t. CD-ep. Some Place Else, Finland.
2001 • A\H : Kasvu. CD-ep. Some Place Else, Finland.
2001 • Niko Skorpio : ChAmber MooSick. CD-ep. Some Place Else, Finland.
2000 • A\H : 017. CD. Some Place Else, Finland.
2000 • Niko Skorpio : Delta Amoeba. CD-ep. Some Place Else, Finland.
1999 • A\H : Tuli en tuli. CD. Some Place Else, Finland.
1999 • A\H : Palat. CD-ep. Some Place Else, Finland.
1998 • Niko Skorpio : Grey Bloom. 12″LP. Some Place Else, Finland.
1996 • This Empty Flow : Magenta Skycode. CD. Avantgarde Music, Italy.
1996 • Cold Once Turning Dust : Gloom. 7″ep. Demonosound, Finland.
1994 • Thergothon : Stream from the Heavens. CD. Avantgarde Music, Italy.
1991 • Thergothon : Fhtagn-nagh Yog-Sothoth. Cassette. Self-published.

ART COLLECTIVES

Virasto
23kg50lb
INTAC – International Art Collaborations

SELECTED MUSIC GROUPS & PROJECTS

2014— • TH€€€F
2007— • Metaorganism
2004— • Hæretici 7o74
2009-2012 • Karni Mata
2003–2010 • Kaaos in Eccentris
2002–2007 • Rajapïnta
2002–2007 • Reptiljan
2003–2004 • Helsinki Computer Orchestra
1998–2001 • A\H
1993–1997 • Cold Once Turning Dust
1994–1996 • This Empty Flow
1990–1993 • Thergothon

MEMBERSHIPS

Artists’ Association MUU
AV-arkki
Kuvasto

RELATED ACTIVITY

2014— • Founder of PARAFERAL creative research facility
1997–2013 • Founder & creative director of Some Place Else record label

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