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Leena Nio at Espoo Museum of Modern Art

Leena & Kalle Nio, 2020. © Ari Karttunen / EMMA

Leena and Kalle Nio’s first collaboration, Painting Machine at EMMA.


Espoo Museum of Modern Art EMMA presents Painting Machine, a mesmerizing performance installation that combines magic with visual art. The work is the first collaboration by Leena Nio (b. 1982), a visual artist renowned for her multilayered paintings, and Kalle Nio (b. 1982), visual artist, magician, and theatre director. Blending performance art and visual art, the installation includes weekly live performances in each of which a new painting is created.


The exhibition features a live performance every Saturday at 13:00. In the space of 30 minutes, the Painting Machine produces a new visual artwork that is incorporated into the exhibition. Between the live performances, the Painting Machine is on display in the gallery as an audiovisual painting installation.