Hanna Tuulikki is an artist, composer and performer based in Glasgow. Her practice spans performance and audiovisual installation, blending vocal music, choreography, costume and drawing. In her work, she investigates how the body communicates beyond and before words, often drawing on embodied vernacular practices of vocal and gestural mimesis of the more-than-human to offer alternative approaches to making kin across multi-species entanglements. Her recent work engages with what it means to live on a damaged planet, proposing contemporary queer ritual as a way to process the trauma that comes with ecological awareness.
Tuulikki was Magnetic North Theatre's first Artist Attachment supported by Jerwood (2017-19), and was shortlisted for the Max Mara Art Prize for Women (2019).
Recent multi-artform projects include: Deer Dancer (2019); cloud-cuckoo-island (2016); SOURCEMOUTH: LIQUIDBODY commissioned by Kochi-Muziris Biennale (2016); Women of the Hill commissioned by ATLAS (2015); SING SIGN: a close duet (2015) commissioned by Edinburgh Art Festival; Away with the Birds commissioned for Glasgow 2014’s Cultural Programme and the SPACE (2014-2015).
Solo exhibitions include: Deer Dancer, Edinburgh Printmakers (2019); Horo hì hó, Galleri Format, Malmö (2018); SOURCEMOUTH LIQUIDBODY, Alchemy Film & Arts (2018); Away with the Birds, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art (2017).
Group exhibitions include: British Art Show 9 (2021-22); Helsinki Biennial (2021).