Hi i'm Kimmo Modig, still doing art.
I had a solo show in Helsinki in Spring 2017. I'm very proud of it.
If you have 14 minutes, here's what I think about things (it's a podcast).
Wrote for the catalogue of a group show in Bielefed, Germany. Really happy w that text. It's here.
Next up an exciting start-from-scratch collaborative show at EKKM, Tallinn, opens in August 4.
Here's a selection of my past activities:
Grant Applications Guide (2017) for Svilova, Gothenburg.
Rose (2106), a group show, curated by Valentina Fois. I wrote the dialogue for Rose. Reviewed on Rhizome. Sadly, the site is offline currently.
Hot New World Views (2106), based on an IRL show and our friendship & anxieties and online rants. Featured on Rhizome, as well. With Shawné Michaelain Holloway, Georges Jacotey, Jennifer Chan.
Applied Art (2014), my artist's grant applications presented as an interactive web page.
Me and Georges did this and this.
This is where it started for me in 2012, that, when I'm hungry I eat the ground under my feet.
Landlording (2014-), a video series depicting the life of Kimesco, a young real-estate poet. Done with Tuomas A. Laitinen.
I did this video for an AQNBxVideo in Common screening in Assembly Point, London.
I founded (and lost) Antagon sound art biennale. Also I directed these intro and outro videos for it.
I wrote these texts in 2016: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. And this in 2015. And also this for a show in Space, London, in 2015.
We make music with Biitsi. We'd love to play at your space. Look at our videos.
The works I do for art exhibits are done for the peeps who invite me / for the given context, ie. I rarely show old work but that does happen because sometimes depression just gets to you or it suits the situation. I've put Peppermint oil into a show to keep unwanted visitors at bay, drawn social anxiety charts to explain institutional anxiety, installed a Finnish flag painted white for a show in Athens for a sign of North's surrender (and a coffee mug), and
ran walked a gallery with Jussi Koitela once. I read cards, too, since art really is about believing in the moment of exchange.
I had the chance to work as an advisor at the Finnish National Theatre in 2015 for the play "Tabu". I do commercial sound design occasionally. I teach and do workshops, something I love to do (Most frequently at University of Arts, Helsinki). I was in the Space residency in White Building, London, 2015/2016. Good times. I'm also in the board of AV-Arkki which is an association promoting Finnish media art. As of 2017, I'm unemployed, having resigned from my part-time job at University of Arts Helsinki. I really like all of this stuff and don't see it as separate from my art practice at all.
If you really need to know everything I've ever done or you want to take me out,
message me and I'll perform to you my anxieties. note that I'm an optimistic who loves to laugh srsly i am. Contacts money at kimmomodig d o t com. please don't contact me for unpaid work unless it's for charity. Thank you.
elina pyysi ton kuvan niin laitoin :)