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IN ENGLISH Paula Lehtonen (b.1983 in Kemi) is a media artist from Helsinki who creates video installations and electronic art. Her work explores the dilemma between a technology centered society and a primitive yearning for nature, in conceptual and humorous ways. Lehtonen's work has been exhibited at Kumu Art Museum in Tallinn as well as at the Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova Museum in Turku, she has performed as part of the Vixen VJ's collective in major finnish clubs and festivals such as Flow and Pixelache and as a video designer in theaters and the field of contemporary dance. Lehtonen graduated from the Tampere Applied Sciences Visual Arts program (Fine Arts BA) in 2008 and from Aalto University School of Art and Design, Media Laboratory(Master of Arts) in2013.

Lehtonen was also part of the notorious XXX-performance group (2007-2013 the others: Eero Yli-Vakkuri, Pekka Ruuska) that created durational site-specific series of small performances. They have been seen perforrming at Anti!, Europe Mania at Pécsm, the Troubles festival for live arts, Brussels and at the Fringe Festival Stockholm.

SUOMEKSI Paula Lehtonen (s1983 Kemi) on helsinkiläinen mediataiteilija, joka tekee tilallisia videoinstallaatioita sekä elektronista taidetta. Hänen teoksensa käsittelevät teknologiakeskeisen yhteiskunnan ja primitiivisen luontoon kaipuun välistä dilemmaa, käsitteellisin ja humoristisin tavoin. Lehtonen on valmistunut Tampereen ammattikorkeakoulun kuvataiteen koulutusohjelmasta 2008 ja Taiteen maisteriksi Aalto-yliopiston taiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulun Media Laboratoriosta 2013.

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Kuukauden mediataiteilija/ Media artist of the month /m2hz