Salla Tykkä is a visual artist who works with film and video since 1996. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki 2003 and participated in the Venice Biennale 2001.
Her latest solo exhibitions include: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle, 2013; Drimart Garibadi, Istanbul, 2012; EX3, Florence, 2011; Hayward Gallery Project Space, London, 2010.
She has participated in numerous group shows in museums and public institutions among others: The Metropolitan Arts Centre, Belfast 2013; Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, 2013; Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul, 2012; Turner Contemporary, Margate, 2011; 17th Biennale of Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art, 2010; Momentum, Moss, 2010.
Tykkä’s films have been shown at international film festivals like: 60th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Oberhausen, 2014; 8th Miami International Film Festival, Miami, 2009; 36th International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam, 2007; 21st Brest European Short Film Festival, Brest, 2006; Tribeca Film Festival, New York, 2003; International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Oberhausen, 2003 and 2002.
Her most recent short film Giant won the Canon Tiger Awards for Short Film at the 43rd International Rotterdam Film Festival 2014.