Biography

Martta Tuomaala (b. 1983) is a multidisciplinary artist based in Helsinki. She gained a Master’s degree in Fine Art from Aalto University in 2014. Tuomaala focuses on various forms of film, video and installation. Her artistic practice involves elements of socially engaged art and militant research. Common themes in her artworks are workers’ everyday life, struggles of individuals and communities, and abuse of power. Tuomaala has worked in different low-income fields for several years, and these experiences have inspired her to create projects emphasizing workers’ rights issues.

Tuomaala participates actively in various art workers’ activities and events concerning art politics. She is currently a board member in the Union of Finnish Art Associations, AV-Arkki (the Distribution Centre for Finnish Media Art) and the Leftist Artists’ and Writers’ Association Kiila. Her artworks have been exhibited in various festivals and exhibitions internationally. She is also a member of Miracle Workers Collective that will represent Finland at the 2019 Venice Biennale.

Filmography

FinnCycling-Soumi-Perkele! Volume 2, film (2018), installation (2017) ||| Director, Writer, Producer & Performer
FinnCycling-Soumi-Perkele! Volume 1 (2016) ||| Director, Writer, Producer & Performer
Siivoojan ääni / Cleaner’s Voice (2014) ||| Director, Writer, Producer
Oikeus olla olematta hiljaa, The Right Not To Be Silent (2014) ||| Director, Writer, Performer and Producer
I am A Spider (2013) ||| Director and Writer
Made in Finland (2012) ||| Director, Writer and Producer
Puolikas kokonainen / Half is Whole (2011) ||| Director, Writer and Narrator
Vieraat seinät / Strange Walls (2011) ||| Director, Writer, Producer and Voice Actor
Aatamin naiset / Adam's Apples (2010) ||| Director, Writer and Producer