Kalle Nio (1982) is a visual artist and a magician from Finland. In his works he combines historical techniques of stage magic with contemporary video projection technologies and theatrical elements. He is a co-founder of WHS, a collective producing new circus and visual theatre, and also one of the founders of Teatteri Union, art-house cinema and performing arts venue in Helsinki. His aim is to find new ways to use illusions and magic as expressive element in a live show and also to combine video projections seamlessly with live performance. His works as a visual artist deal mainly with the subjects of seeing and the collisions of magic, cinema and human body. With his group WHS he has performed in more than 30 different countries. His visual arts exhibitions have been shown in museums and galleries in Finland and abroad. He has been awarded nationally and internationally from his innovations in both magic and projection design.
See also:
WHS
WHS Teatteri Union
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Contact: kalle@whs.fi
Stage works
2016 Cutting Edge
2013 Lähtö
2012 Tutkimusmatkailija
2010 Nopeussokeus
2008 WHS: Puun syy
2006 WHS: Keskusteluja
2004 WHS: Katoamispiste
2003 WHS: Odotustila
Solo exhibitions
2017 Trick Brain
2015 W/M
2013 Masks & The Machine
2012 Bardo
Collaborations
2017 Circo Aereo: Kinema, Video and stage designer
2016 Theatre Incline: Nordicité, Set and video designer
2016 NoFit State: Circus in Circles, Magic and video consultant
2014 David Blaine, Real or Magic, Magic and video consultant
2007 European Theatre Collective: All what you can get, Projection designer
2006 Circo Aereo & Les Objets Volants: Espresso, Projection designer
2004 Circo Aereo: Super 8. Projection designer
Awards
2015 State Award for Multidisciplinary Art, WHS
2014 Helsinki Cultural Prize, WHS
2014 Raimo Utriainen Art Foundation Award for young sculptor
2014 Säde-award from Finnish Theatre Union for the best video design of 2013
2000 3rd prize in the world championships of magic (FISM). In the Inventions category.
Education
2014 Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki (MA Fine Art)
Other
Co-founder of Teatteri Union (cinema and visual theatre stage in Helsinki)
Trained film projectionist
Director, photographer & editor of various short films, music videos, commercials and tv-shows
Selected shows
During the years 2004-2017 more than 200 shows in more than 150 different theatres in more than 30 different countries. 
For example:
2017 Teatro Sao Luiz, Lisbon, Portugal
2016 Théâtre de la Cité internationale, Paris, France
2016 Helsinki Festival, Finnish National Opera, Finland
2015 Festival Les Boreales, La Comedie de Caen, Caen, France
2015 La Brèche, Cherbourg-Octeville, France
2015 Skupa's Pilsen, Plzen,, Czech Republic
2015 Omissis festival, Gradisca D'Isonzo, Italy
2014 KUMU, Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia
2014 Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro de Bogota, Teatro Nacional La Castellana, Bogota, Colombia
2014 FIA 2014, Teatro Nacional, San José, Costa Rica
2014 FAE 14, Teatro Nacional, Panama City, Panama
2014 Les Migrateurs, Strasbourg, France
2013 International Crossroads festival, Antwerpen, Belgium,
2013 Festival de Teatro Nuevo Leon 2013, Monterrey, Mexico
2013 Teatro a Corte, Turin, Italy
2013 Icheon Art Hall, Icheon, Seoul, Korea
2012 Intercity Festival, Teatro della Limonaia, Sesto Fiorentino, Italy 
2011 Kuandu Arts Festival, Taipei, Taiwan
2011 Altstadtherbst , Düsseldorf, Germany
2011 White nights International Festival, Perm, Russia
2011 La Méridienne, Théâtre de Lunéville, France
2011 Théatre de Rungis, Rungis, France
2010 Festival Incanti, Torino, Italy
2010 Macau Arts Festival, Macau
2010 Festival Otono, Madrid, Spain
2010 Shanghai, Expo 2010, China


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