Marjo Viitala is a film director and a media artist holding an MA in film from Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts (2012). She creates both narrative drama and conceptual art. Using different methods, Viitala tries to make the performers forget themselves and let the subtle hints of their bodies and expressions reveal their inner worlds in the present moments.
Marjo Viitala holds also a M.Sc degree in Engineering and Management from Aalto University, Helsinki and she wrote her thesis at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, Geneva Switzerland (2000), and before starting her film studies she was working for Nokia.
Marjo Viitala’s films are screened in film festivals all over the world, and as a media artist – in addition to group exhibitions – she’s got solo exhibitions in Galleria Huuto, Art Center Mältinranta and Seinäjoki Art Hall.
Beside her artist work, Marjo Viitala has been also working as a theatre producer. The performances were presented on following stages: Teatteri Universum, KokoTeatteri, Ylioppilasteatteri and Finnish National Theater.
Marjo Viitala lives and works in Helsinki, Finland. During the years Marjo Viitala’s work has been supported by Finnish Film Foundation, AVEK, YLE, Art Promotion Centre Finland (Taike), The Finnish Cultural Foundation, The Swedish Culture Foundation in Finland, Järviseutu-säätiö and Säästöpankkisäätiö.
Additional Trivia: In her teenage and early adult years Marjo was a football player. She has been member of female teams in Kortesjärvi and Vaasa, and performed one season in Finnish Champion League.
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Contact: marjoh.viitala @ gmail.com +358405108201
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