Biography

Hanna Arvela
1981, Finland

Education
2016  Master of Arts, Visual Culture and Contemporary Art, Aalto university
2009  Degree programme in Graphic Design, Metropolia university of applied sciences
2003  Specialization studies in Comics, Lahti Institute of Design and Fine Arts

Publications
2022  Ihmeperhe, novel
2020  Tukholma-syndrooma, novel
2015  Pieni veronkierto-opas, comic album
2010  Sanoisitko kuskille päivää / Say hello to the driver, graphic novel
2008  Kaikki omiaan, comic book
2005  Mistä on pienet tytöt tehty, comic book

Films
2023  Heterotopia, cinematic essay
2019  Bird’s-eye view, short film
2018  Monopoly, experimental documentary
2017  Sweet mother of monkey milk, animation
2016  Asylum, short film
2016  Engaged, experimental short film
2016  Aren’t you supposed to smile? Oculus Rift
2016  Veera, fictional documentary
2015  First Person Shooter, experimental animation

Selected screenings
2021  Tampere Film Festival
2020  Uppsala Short Film Festival @BIRDIE Computer Festival
2018  Mecal Pro Barcelona International Short  Film Festival
2018  Bunter Hund München
2017  Brest European Short Film Festival
2017  Glasgow Short Film Festival
2017  Stuttgart Filmwinter
2017  Financial Transparency Conference, Helsinki
2016  Vienna Shorts
2016  Animated dreams Estonia
2016  OFF AFF Helsinki

Selected  group exhibitions, fairs and performances
2022  MUU Helsinki Contemporary Art Centre, Sortobingo – valkoisen keskiluokan haasteet
2021  Künstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin, Troubled waters
2021  MUU Helsinki Contemporary Art Centre, Space, Environment, Architecture
2020  Independent Art Fair Athens, Platforms Project
2019  Performance Days Turku, Awareness towards power
2018  Jetty Baracks Gallery Helsinki, Demilitarisoitu galaksi
2017  Oulu Museum of Art, Comics Effects
2017  Art Fair Suomi  Helsinki, Yes you can!
2016  Manifesta 11 Zurich, Cabaret der Künstler-Zunfthaus Voltaire
2016  MUU gallery Helsinki, Double Appearances
2016  Galleria Rajatila Tampere, Kiitos 1985-2015
2015  Observatorium Espoo, In-Between: Extensions in Artistic Practice
2010  Sarjakuvakeskus Kiila Helsinki, Raivoa ja lamaannusta
2010  Kunsthalle Helsinki, Good Morning, Africa!
2008  Mänttä Art Festival Pekilö, Ihmisyyden taito
2006  Kuca djure jaksica Belgrad, Izlozba
2006  P/////akt galleria Amsterdam, New Terrotory
2006  MUU gallery Helsinki, Terrotory
2006  Myymälä2 Helsinki, Kehotus
2004  Faces Etno Festival Karjaa, Kuka pelkää mustaa miestä?
2004  Jetty Baracks Gallery Helsinki, Nordic Art Association in Finland (NAA)
2004  Kerva Museum of art, Same ochean same passion

Member
AV-arkki
Artists’ Associations MUU
The Finnish Association of Illustrators
Grafia
Sarjakuvantekijät
Maailman sarjakuvat  (head of chair 2015-2016)
Attac
Reilu vero
Osuuskunta Lilith

Comics, illustration, animation, columns and graphic design
Aktivist, Academic Bookstore, Alueuutiset, Ananda, Arvo, Attac, ATV, Basso, Cult, Finnish National Agency for Education, Happi, Hiekanjyvät, Kamera, Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Lappeenranta University of Technology, KSL, Libero, Muusikko, Omnia, Psykologien Sosiaalinen Vastuu ry, Sakki, Sony, Stockmann, Sue, Syöpä, Tanssi, Tulva, Urheilu-lehti Kärki, Voima, Viisi tähteä, Vihreä lanka, Ylioppilaslehti

Teaching
Primary schools and special classes, Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa
Grassroots comics workshops, Helsinki, Lahti, Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Njombe
Graphic design, Mediakylpylä Helsinki

Media
https://hannaarvela.com/news/