Moi.

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

Latest project: hiivagrammi.fi

Next exhibition: Kotka Photographic Centre, October 2016.

What I Do

I am exploring alternative photographic methods. I made my thesis work about making images with yeast. Latest Project: Vanishing Images / Hiivagrammi.fi

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. First part of the project ended and died August 8th, 2014. Second part of the project started in January 2016.

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Who I Am

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

I am a member of Amnesty International, Red Cross, the Finnish Society of Bioart and Artist´Association of Kotka.

I have a Master of Arts degree (graduated summer 2015) from Medialab Helsinki, Aalto-university School of Arts, Design and Architecture.

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My Work

Latest exhibition: Dortmund New Gold – art, beer & alchemy

Dortmund U – Center for Art and Creativity, Germany.
27 Nov. 2015 – 1 May 2016

Vanishing Images -Yeastograms and Agar Plates

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.

Tokyo Spiral Hall Exhibition 2014

 

More images from the exhibition.

Spiral Hall information

Photography

Paris Metro 2012

 

More info on Citysets.net website.

Hanko installation 2012

Contact info:

johanna.rotko(a)gmail.com

+358 40 7606745

Kotka, Finland

Vanishing images -project in Instagram: @Yeastograms in Instagram