CURRICULUM VITAE - ARTISTIC WORKS AND PUBLICATIONS

TIMO JOKELA

Timo Jokela lives in Rovaniemi, northern Finland. He works as an environmental artist, often using natural materials, wood, snow, ice, or the local cultural heritage as a starting point for his works. He has had many exhibitions and he has realized several environmental art projects and community projects in Finland and abroad as well. His practical art and theoretical academic studies focused on phenomenological relationship between art and nature, environment art, community art and art education. He is also responsible for several international cooperative and regional development projects in the field of environmental art and art education.

Timo Jokela works also as a professor of Art Education in Faculty of Art and Design at the University of Lapland. Since 1995 he has been as a head of the Department of Art Education. He is working also as a visiting professor of environmental art and art education at University of Strathclyde, in Glasgow, Scotland

Name: Jokela, Timo Sakari
Date/Place of Birth: August 17th, 1956, Kittilä in Lapland, Finland
Nationality: Finnish

Contact:
University of Lapland
Faculty of Art and Design, Department of Art Education
Box 122
FIN 96101 Rovaniemi
tel. 358 16 341 2371 (office), 358 40 739 6034 (mobile)
Email: Timo.Jokela@ulapland.fi


Qualification
Visiting professor's chair, University of Strathclyde, Scotland 2006
Permanent professor's chair, University of Lapland. 2000
Teacher's pedagogical studies, University of Oulu. 1982
Studies in Education, University of Oulu. 1982
Art teachers Degree, University of Art and Design, Helsinki. 1981
Studies in Ethnography, University of Helsinki. 1979
Studies in Art History, University of Helsinki. 1978
Upper Secondary School Diploma, Kittilä. 1975

Current Position and Teaching Experience
Visiting professor (tree year period), Applied Arts, Faculty of Education,
University of Strathclyde, Scotland 2006-2009
Professor of Art Education, Department of Art Education
Faculty of Art and Design, University of Lapland. 1998 -
Head of Department of Art Education, University of Lapland. 1994 -
Associate Professor of Art Education, Department of Art Education
Faculty of Art and Design, University of Lapland. 1994 - 1998

RECENT SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2007 Gallery Kajo, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland
2006 Kuntshaus Nexus, Saalfelden, Austria
2006 Gallery of Athens Culture Centre, Athens, Greece
2005 Gallery Napa, Rovaniemi, Finland.
2003 Gallery Harmaja, Oulu, Finland.
2002 Madetojasali, Oulu, Finland.

RECENT JOINT EXHIBITIONS

2007 Pohjoisenpuoleista, Voipaala Art Centre, Finland
2005 Summer Exhibition in Mänttä, Finland.
2003 Ars Artica, Art Museum of Rovaniemi, Rovaniemi, Finland.
2002 Instead of Snow, Konstenhus, Luleå, Sweden.

RECENT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2006 SilvrettAtelier, Art Museum of Kemi, Finland
2005 Art from North, Exhibition arranged by Lapland Artist Association, Konsten Hus. Luleå, Sweden
2005 SilvrettAtelier, Baden, Austria.
2005 SilvrettAtelier, Palais Liechtenstein, Felkirch, Austria.
2003 Jään muisti - Frozen Memories, Ice installation in the Gallery of Kemi Ice castle, Kemi, Finland.
2002 Exhibition arranged by Lapland Artist Association, Art Museum of Kerava, Kerava, Finland.
2002 Älli tälli, Exhibition in Museum of Art, Oulu, Finland.

MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL ART WORKS

2005 Makreeta, Willow and wood installation, Kurtakko, Finland.
2005 Keys to Neiden, Willow and wood installation, Neiden, Norway.
2005 Stone and snow installation, Raissaduoddarhaldi - Manndalen, Norway.
2005 Snow installation, Pallas, Finland.
2005 Snow installation, Jokkmokk, Sweden.
2005 Snow installation, Kirkeness, Norway.
2004 Snow installation, Taivaanvalkeat, Köngäs, Finland.
2004 Installation, Engadiner hutte, Silvretta Alps, Austria.
2004 Stone installation, Rognan, Norway and Arjeplog, Sweden.
2004 Stone installation, Arvidsjaur, Sweden.
2004 Stone installation, Kandalaksha, Russia.
2003 Waiting for the Cattle of the Mistress of the River, Kittilä, Finland.
2003 Stone and drift wood installation, Fauske, Sweden.
2003 Drift wood installation, Kalix, Sweden.
2003 Suppevara boat, co-operation with Roland Pantze, Argeplog, Sweden.
2003 Zeit und Erde, Land art happening, Wood installation, co-operation with eight artists and local farmers, Switzerland.
2002 Sagadi, Estonia.
2002 Terra Firma -Solid Ground, Ice installation with Risto Immonen, Luleå, Sweden,
2001 Notandum - the Meeting place, Ice installation, Luleå, Sweden.
2001 Meeting with Tobias - at the fisherman house, Snow installation, Varangerfjorden, Norway.
2001 Valsan jäljillä, Snow installation, Silvretta Alps, Austria.
2001 Fabula loci, Snow installation, Särestöniemi Art Museum, Kittilä, Finland.
2001 Citato Logo, Snow installation and environmental art work, Rovaniemi, Finland.
2001 The Sea and the Soil, Hay installation, Bugoyness, Norway.
2000 Around Sant Erasmo, Venice, Italy.
2000 Litus repromissionis, Snow installation, Varangerfjord, Norway.
2000 Terra repromissionis, Snow installation, Kittilä, Finland.
1999 Sinus Varanger, Snow installation, Bygoyness, Norway.
1998 Artefakt - Homage to Human made fertile Soil, Hay installation, Bygoyness, Norway.
1998 Signss of Apollo, Pylos, Greece.
1998 Daughers of Päiviö, Snow and environmental Art work, The Fell of Levi, Kittilä, Finland.
1996 From Wood to Wood, Wood installation, Luleå, Sweden.
1996 I'm not the First here, Sand installation, Greta, Greece.
1996 I was waiting for you four days, Snow and sand installation, Kangerlusuaquak, Greenland.
1995 Haymaking, co-operation with Art Museum of Rovaniemi, Erkkilänsaari, Rovaniemi, Finland.
1993 Firewood -Performance, co-operation with Oulu Art council, Rokua, Finland.
1992 Under consciousness, Bicycle and water installation, Museum of Art, Oulu, Finland.
1990 In the Cart of Helios, Walking work, Lumijoki, Finland.


NEW GENRE PUBLIC ART PROJECTS / COMMUNITY ART (IN FINLAND)

2006 Lainio Snow Village IV, Snow sculpture and architecture Workshop, Lainio, Finland.
2005 Lainio Snow Village III, Snow sculpture and architecture Workshop, Lainio, Finland.

2005 Jokivalkeat - River fire IV, Fire art event, artistic leader, Rovaniemi, Finland.
2004 Jokivalkeat - River fire IV, Fire art event, artistic leader, Rovaniemi, Finland.
2004 Lainio Snow Village II, Snow sculpture and architecture Workshop, Lainio, Finland.
2003 - 2004 Land of the Spirit of the Forest, artistic leader, Taivaanvalkeat, Kittilä, Finland.
2003 Lainio Snow Village I, Snow sculpture and architecture Workshop, Lainio, Finland.
2003 Renkku - fire, Fire art event at Juutua river, Inari, Finland.
2003 Autumn river fire, Fire art event at Ounas river, Kittilä, Finland.
2003 Jokivalkeat - River fire III, Fire art event artistic leader, Rovaniemi, Finland.
2002 Jokivalkeat - River fire II, Fire art event artistic leader, Rovaniemi, Finland.
2002 Hauki palaa, Fire art and community art event in Pyhäjärvi, Finland.
2001 Särestön henki, co-operation with Reidar Särestöniemi Art Museum, Särestöniemi, Finland.
2001 Winter Highlights Project, co-operation with city of Rovaniemi, Rovaniemi, Finland; Alta, Norway and Aviemore, Skotland.
2001 Jokivalkeat - River fire I, Fire art event in Rovaniemi, Finland.
2000 Erämaan kultaa, co-operation with Gold Museum of Tankavaara, Finland.

NEW GENRE PUBLIC ART PROJECTS (INTERNATIONAL)

2006 Lainio Snow Village, Edda intensive Workshop, Snow sculpture and architecture Workshop, Lainio, Finland.
2005 Barents Triennial - Boders dialoques. Neiden and Kirkenes. Norway. Murmansk and Lovozero, Russia
2004 The Snow Show - winter art education project, leader of the project, Rovaniemi, Finland.
2004 Trans Barents Highway II, Environment and community art project, artistic leader, Norway; Sweden; Finland; Russia.
2003 Trans Barents HighwaIy I, Environment and community art project, artistic leader, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia.

RECENT HAPPENINGS, PERFORMANCES AND SYMPOSIUMS

2005 Snow Festival, Shenyang, China.
2002 Ice Festival, Asahikawa, Japan.
2002 Dance of Fire, Fire sculpture symposium, with Kari Honkarinta and Herbert Fritsch, Ischgl, Austria.
2002 Winter Festival, Luleå, Sweden.
2001 European Union Ice sculpture symposium, Luleå, Sweden.
2000 Blue Ice Festival, Pello, Finland.
2000 European Fire sculpture Symposium, with Kaija Kiuru, Luleå. Sweden.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS (ACADEMICS)

Books in English

Jokela, Timo, Kynman, Florian & Mikko, Kenneth (Eds.). (2004) The Trans Barents Highway Symposium on Art. Environmental Art in Barents Region 2003-2004. Umeå: Nyheternas Tryckeri
Huhmarniemi, Maria, Jokela, Timo, & Vuorjoki, Susanna (Eds.). (2003). Talven taidetta: Puheenvuoroja talven kulttuurista, talvitaiteesta ja lumirakentamisesta /Winter art. Statements on winter culture, winter art and snow construction. Rovaniemi: University of Lapland.
Huhmarniemi, Maria, Jokela, Timo, & Vuorjoki, Susanna (Eds.). (2003). Talven taito: Puheenvuoroja talven kulttuurista, talvitaiteesta ja lumirakentamisesta /Winter Skills. Statements on winter culture, winter art and snow construction. Rovaniemi: University of Lapland.
Huhmarniemi, Maria, Jokela, Timo, & Vuorjoki, Susanna (Eds.). (2004). Talven tuntemus: Puheenvuoroja talvesta ja talvitaiteesta / Sence of Winter. Statements on Winter and Winter Art. Rovaniemi: University of Lapland.
Jokela, T. & Kuuri, E. (eds.) 1999: Ultima Thule. Northern Environment and Art Education Project. University of Lapland publications in visual arts and design C 14. Katsauksia ja puheenvuoroja. Lapin yliopistopaino. Rovaniemi.
Jokela, T. & Lohiniva, L. (eds.) 1996: Joki - the River. Ympäristötaidetapahtuma Ounasjoen alkulähteiltä Ounasjokisuulle. Lapin yliopiston taiteiden tiedekunnan julkaisuja, sarja C. Sevenprint. Rovaniemi.

Books in Finnish

Jokela, T. & Junttila, J. 2006. Suvun pitää suvulle jutteleman. Tornion kirjapaino: Tornio
Hiltunen, M. & Jokela, T.. 2001: Täälläkö taidetta? Johdatus yhteisölliseen taidekasvatukseen. Lapin yliopiston taiteiden tiedekunnan julkaisuja D: Opintojulkaisuja 4. Lapin yliopistopaino. Rovaniemi
Jokela, T. (ed.) 1999: Tunturi taiteen ja tieteen maisemissa. Taiteiden tiedekunnan julkaisuja C 12. Katsauksia ja puheenvuoroja. Lapin yliopistopaino. Rovaniemi.

Chapters in English. International publication

Jokela, T. 2007: Winter Art as Experience. In Kylänen M., Häkkinen A. (eds.) Art as Experience. Lappland University Press.
Jokela, T. 2006: Perspektiv. In Eriksson J. (ed.) Kreativitetens gränslösa smide. LICA, Luleå International Centre of Art: Luleå
Jokela, T. 2005: A Way North. Reflection on the relationship between art and the northern environment. On the Road, one Place after another. In The Trans Barents Highway Symposium of Art - Environmental Art In the Barents Region 2003-2004, 47-54. Municipality of Haparanda. Nyheternas Tryckeri. Sweden.
Jokela, T. 2005: The Project. On the Road, one Place after another. In The Trans Barents Highway Symposium of Art - Environmental Art In the Barents Region 2003-2004, 8-12. Municipality of Haparanda. Nyheternas Tryckeri, Sweden.
Jokela, T. 2004: The Show on Winter and Traces in the Melting Waters, In Huhmarniemi, M., Jokela, T., Vuorjoki, S. (eds.) Sense of Winter. Statements on Winter and Winter Art .161- 165.
Jokela, T. 2003: Environmental Art in Winter, 51-58 In Huhmarniemi, M., Jokela.T., Vuorjoki, S. (eds.) Winter Art. Statement on Winter Culture, Winter Art and Snow Construction. Rovaniemi: University of Lapland
Jokela, T. 1999: From the Experience of the Place to the Work of Art. In Brunner, Ivo & Fritsch, Herbert (ed.) On the Tracks of Our Cultural Progenitors. A Socrates Intensive Programme in Pylos/ Greece. Hämmerle Druck, Hohemens.
Jokela, T. 1997: From Environmental art to Environmental education. In Mantere, M-H. (ed.) Image of Earth. Writings on art- based environmental education. University of Art and Design, Department of Art education. Helsinki.

Chapters in Finnish. National publications

Jokela, T. 2006: Nurkasta ulos - kuvataiteen opettajakoulutuksen uusia suuntia. Teoksessa Kettunen, K., Hiltunen, M., Laitinen, S. & Rastas, M. (eds.) Kuvien keskella - Kuvataideopettaien liitto 100 vuotta. Like.
Jokela, T. 2005: Keino kohti pohjoista. Teoksessa Rönkkö, M-L (ed.) Rajoilla. Minerva
Jokela, T. 2003:Keino kohti pohjoista. In Selkälä, A., Väisänen, J. (eds.) Kulttuuriperintö ja luonto Symposiontekstejä. Lapin yliopiston menetelmätieteellisiä julkaisuja. esseitä, puheenvuoroja ja raportteja 1. Lapin yliopisto. Lapin yliopistopaino. Rovaniemi 2003.
Jokela, T. 2002: Rantaniityltä erämaahan - matkalla Einari Junttilan maisemissa. Teoksessa Kähkönen, K. (ed.) Einari Junttila 1901 - 1975. Ei ko maalaa. Ars Nordica. Aineen taidemuseo, Kemin taidemuseo, Oulun taidemuseo, Rovaniemen taidemuseo. Ars Nordica ja Pohjoinen.
.Jokela, T. 2001: Ympäristö- ja yhteisöprojektit kuvataiteen opettajankoulutuksessa. Teoksessa Hyvönen, L. & Lindfors, E. (eds.) Taide- ja taitokasvatuksen tulevaisuus! Oulun yliopistossa 23. -24.2.2001 pidetyn seminaarin esitelmät. Oulun yliopiston kasvatustieteiden tiedekunnan selosteita ja katsauksia. 1/ 2001.
Jokela, T. 1999: Kaupunki ja talven estetiikka. Teoksessa Kulmanen, M. (ed.) Kaupunki, valo ja lumi. Rovaniemellä 12.2. 1999 pidetyn talvikaupunkiseminaarin aineistoa. Helsinki. Elävä kaupunkikeskus ry.
Jokela, T. 1999: Heinäniitty ja erämaa - Einari Junttilan maisemat. Teoksessa Liikkanen, H. (ed.). Panorama Lapponica. Lapin maiseman synty. Lapin yliopiston taiteiden tiedekunnan julkaisuja, sarja C . Katsauksia ja puheenvuoroja n:o 14. Oy Sevenprint. Rovaniemi.

Articles in Journals

Jokela, T. 2004: Talven show. Kaltio 1/ 2004, 28-33.
Jokela, T. & Hiltunen, M. 2003: Art Pedagogical Projects in Northern Wilderness and Villages. Lifelong Learning in Europe. Vol VIII, issue 2/2003, 26-31.

Audio-visual works (international and national)

Jokela, T. 2006: Environmental art and Community Art Projects in Northern Environments. In CD-rom. InSea World Congress, July 2006. Viseu, Portugal
Jokela, T. 2004: Winter Locations: Basis of School Projects. In Huhmarniemi.M., Jokela, T., Vuorjoki, S. (eds.) Winter Activities. Winter Art project in Schools. CD-rom. University of Lapland.
Jokela, T. Hiltunen, M., Coutts, G. 2003: Northern conversation: Community , Environment and Art Education.
CD-rom. New York.
Jokela, T. & Hiltunen, M. & Haanpää, T. 2001: KEINO. Yhteisön, taiteen ja ympäristön kohtaamisia. Taiteiden tiedekunnan julkaisuja D. Opintojulkaisuja 5. CD-rom julkaisu.