What I do

My artistic practice is a response to the physical, intellectual, and emotional aspects of life around me. It is a way to express thoughts and concepts that matter to me. My work is always rooted in the human experience, with its complicated emotions and behaviors – encompassing fears, desires, love, uncertainty, and more. It explores themes I value, like the freedom to be oneself, forging meaningful connections with fellow humans and the natural world, and bravery – the courage to stand out, think independently, and pursue one’s own path. Often my work deals with the contradiction between the inner and the outer in people. It is based on contrasts. Dark coexists with light and colors, philosophical depth with alluring, sensual touch and realism with fiction.

I work with lens-based media, graphics and audiovisual live performances. Projects take often several years to build up. They involve professionals from the sphere of music and performing arts as well as ordinary people whom I encounter accidentally or by searching.

I also do creative direction for commercial projects within music, fashion and performing arts. For more information see alisajavitscreative.com


+358 40 8655620

Haapaniemenkatu 7-9 B, box 23
00530 Helsinki



2009 – 13 Photography (BA, MA) Aalto University, School of Art, Design and Architecture
2004 – 09 Arthistory and visual culture (BA, MA), Stockholm University
2006 – 08 Art School Idun Lovén, Stockholm

Solo exhibitions

2025 On Fear and Evil, MUU Helsinki Contemporary Art Centre, Helsinki
2024 Beings, Poriginal Gallery, Pori
2024 Dialogues, Pimento Gallery, Oulu
2021 Seeing, Forum Box, Helsinki
2020 The Wave, Forum Box, Mediabox, Helsinki
2019 Glitter Dreams, MUU Gallery, Helsinki
2019 Glitter Dreams, Mältinranta Artcenter, Tampere
2016 Strata, Huuto Gallery, Helsinki
2015 Green Elephant, Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki
2014 Inside Yard, Photographic Gallery Hippolyte Studio, Helsinki
2008 Memory, Gallery Mitteleuropa, Stockholm

Group exhibitions (selected)

2024 Grey Garden Collective, Yö Gallery, Helsinki
2022 MUU MediataideTori – Media Art Fair, Helsinki Center for Contemporary Art , Helsinki
2022 Porin Juhlaviikot, Gallery 3H+K, Pori
2021 SÍM Seljavegur, Reykjavik, Iceland
2020 ANEKS, Gallery Vanha Kappalaisentalo, Porvoo
2019 Portrait Now! Ljunbergmuseet, Ljungby
2019 Portrait Now! The Carlsberg Foundation’s Portrait Award, Hillerød
2019 Only Echos Passing through the Night, Art Helix, New York
2018 Lost Luggage, Galeri Toolbox, Berlin
2015 The Arch, Huuto Gallery, Helsinki
2013 Summer school VORY, Photographic Center Peri, Turku
2013 Together, Finland’s Slot Machine Association (RAY), Helsinki
2013 Summer school VORY, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki
2013 Masters of Aalto, Kruunumakasiini, Helsinki
2011 Chasing, Jukka Male Museo, Cable factory, Helsinki

Screenings (selected)

2022 Pour Toi / For You, Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy, Helsinki
2022 The Wave, Forum Box “Decade of Mediabox 2012-2022”, Helsinki
2022 Dialogues, Video Art Festival Turku VAFT, Turku
2021 The Wave, Kunsthalle Turku, Turku
2020 Pour toi / For You, Culture centre Tabakalera, San Sebastián
2020 Seeing, Third Space Video/Short Film Screening, Online Event
2019 Glitter Dreams, New Holland Island Film Festival program, Saint Petersburg
2019 Seeing, Third Space, Helsinki
2019 Seeing, Harrow Arts Centre, London
2019 Pour toi, Kunsthalle Turku, Turku
2017 Inside Yard, The Night of Arts, Uneton48
2017 Inside Yard, Medienwerkstatt Screening, Kino Central Berlin
2016 Inside Yard, Video Art Festival Turku VAFT, Turku
2012 The Poetry Ride, Art Goes Kapakka-festival, Helsinki
2011 The Lonely Searchers, opera, Helsinki University Festival Hall

Audiovisual live performances, presentations and other work (selected)

2023 Audiovisual live-performances with Signature Dark, WHS Theater Union
2023 Ilmiö Festival, Audiovisual live-performances with Jolea
2022 Monument Festival, audiovisual live-performance, Oslo (Xana)
2020 Aavistus festival, audiovisual live-performance, Helsinki (Xana)
2019 Sleeping Beauty, Vooruit, Ghent (Xana)
2019 Sleeping Beauty, Brighton Fringe festival (Xana)
2017 – VJ work, audiovisual live performances with musicians and DJs (Xana)
2017 Sleeping Beauty – planning and realization with Julius Elo, Baltic Circle –festival (Xana)
2015 Moving images –work presentation, MeCCSA PGN Conference, Coventry, England
2011 – 16 Guiding and workshops, Helsinki Art Museum HAM


2022 Monument, Nordic Lights’ Audiovisual residency, Norway
2021 SIM residency, Reykjavik
2019 La cité internationale des arts, Paris
2018 Méduse, Québec City, Finnish Artists’ Studio Foundation