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Milja Viita filming on a container ship Atlantic Sun on her way from Liverpool UK to Halifax CA. Photo: Diana Santos 2018.

Milja Viita (1974) is a visual artist working with cinematic installations and films by using experimental and documentary material. Her works are characterized by memories and small and familiar phenomenons that are made significant by visual narration.

She holds a MFA degree from the Academy of Fine Arts, Department of Time and Space based Art (2005) Viita was awarded with the first prize in media art competition by Siemenpuu foundation and Artists´Association MUU with her four-channel installation Return of Birdsong (2009)

Viita´s works have been shown e.g. in Contemporary Art Museum Kiasma, Helsinki Art Hall, STILLS -Scotland’s Centre for Photography, Edinburgh, UK, National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA; and screened on television and numerous film and media art festivals in Finland and internationally e.g. Tampere Film Festival (2019) Animated Spirit in New York (2017) European Media Art Festival Osnabrueck (2017)  Tricky Women Festival in Vienna (2017) Kassel documentary Film and Video Festival (2016) Moving Image Fair, New York (2014) Jihlava int. Documentary Festival (2013)

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