Moi.

Welcome to my Portfolio.
I am a visual artist and a photographer based in Kotka.

NOW: 20 May – 12 November 2017
SPLICE Re-examining Nature in Oulu Art Museum.
More info about the exhibition in Bioart Society`s website

What I Do

Current Project: Living Images -yeastograms

My artistic research explores my own relationship with nature and how nature is affected by my actions. I also study the perishableness and disappearance of matter.

I produce living images with raster images, uv-light and yeast. After exposure (aprx. 48h) I photograph the outcome.

More info and images: Hiivagrammi.fi

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Who I Am

I am mother of one child and an aunt to five children, I love green color, cycling, coffee and cows.

I am a member of Amnesty International, Red Cross and Finnish Bioart Society.

I have Master’s of Arts degree from Aalto-university School of Arts, Design and Architecture.

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My Latest Projects

The artistic research has been done with different types of growth mediums that are used in basic microbiology. Raster images are exposed onto cultivated yeast with Ultraviolet LED and fluorescent lamps. The original Yeastogram technique by Lucas Czjzek from the Bioart Club pavillon_35 / Vienna Austria.

Active people now (2017) doing yeastograms with the Pavillon_35 -group are
Sonja Bäumel, Moya Hoke, Kristin Weissenberger and Günter Seyfried.

SPLICE, Re-examining Nature, Oulu Art Museum 20.5. - 12.11.2017

More info about SPLICE

The HYBRID MATTERs -exhibition in Forum Box, Helsinki 2016

The HYBRID MATTERs -website

Kotka Photographic center 2016

First solo exhibition with real yeastograms on display.

Dortmund 2015-16

Neu Gold-exhibition. More info.

Vanishing Images -Yeastograms and Agar Plates

Yeastograms from the Thesis project 2014

Tokyo Spiral Hall Exhibition 2014

Sounds from Finland -exhibition with Aalto university.

More images from the exhibition.

Spiral Hall information

 

Photography

Selected photographs

Paris Metro 2012

City Sets -exhibition in metroline 14.

More info on Citysets.net website.

 

Hanko installation 2012

School work, Contact photography -course.

Contact info:

johanna.rotko(a)gmail.com

+358 40 7606745

Kotka, Finland

Hiivagrammi.fi

@yeastograms in Instagram

Yeastograms in Vimeo