bio

Antti Nykyri is a diverse Helsinki based artist, specialized in interdisciplinary collaborations between arts, education, research and other areas of society. His professional expretise is grounded in sound, sound design, sound art and music. His artworks and collaborations have taken forms of interactive sound installations, mobile pieces, musical instruments, poetry applications, light and sound works for public space and performative works such as contemporary dance, theatre and circus. The body of Nykyri's work covers 20 years and several dozen pieces.

Nykyri has published peer reviewed research articles and held presentations in context of artistic research. Along arts and research Nykyri has contributed to education, developing and lecturing university grade art education in several institutions. Some of his assignments also include:

  • investigating how new forms of art can be better recognized and promoted, for Arts Promotion Centre Finland (2017)
  • working as the Artistic Director (Sound Design) for Institute for Northern Culture project and developing new sound education between several institutions (2010-2011)
  • investigating the outlooks and expectations concerning technologies in Theatre Academy Finland, for the board of Theatre Academy (2010)
  • working as a mentor for Samsung Creative kids membership program at The Republic of Korea (2014)

Nykyri's current interest includes connecting his artistic work with health care and rehabilitation. In collaboration with Helsinki Deaconess Institute he has realised participatory-based interactive sound works which are accessible for institute's clients. This collaboration has also led to development of entirely new pieces. Nykyri is actively seeking new means and areas for interdisciplinary and dialogical work, in order to broaden the view on how art can operate in our daily lives.