EDUCATION

• MFA, Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Finland, 2003.
• Exchange studies and practical training at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA, 1998/1-2000/10
• BA, Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Finland, 1999
• The Nordic School of Art, Kokkola, Finland, 1994-95/5
Specialiserings(konst)linjen, Gymnasiet Svenska Normallyceum, Helsinki, 1991-94

FILMOGRAPHY

Photosphere, short documentary, 17 min, 2020.
The Other Side of Mars, documentary, 56 min, 2019.
Photons of Mars, 3 channel film installation, 2019.
Being Increasingly, 3 channel documentary film installation, 2017.
To Melt, Experimental film, 8 min, 2014.
To Melt, 4 channel video installation, 8 min loop, 2014.
The Line, Short Film, 15 min, 2012.
Thin Membrane, video installation, 20 min loop, 2013.
The Sleep Lab, video installation, 2007.
The Chinese Room, 3D animation, 15 min, 2003.
Monument for the Invisible, 15 min, short film, 2004, Director: Anu Pennanen Producer: Minna Långström, Virta Productions

FILM FESTIVALS

• Upcoming: PØLAR Festival Nordique, Institut Finlandais, Paris, The Other Side of Mars, April 2021
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Check Republic, The Other Side of Mars, October 2019.
Buffalo International Film Festival, USA, The Other Side of Mars, October 2019.
Bergen International Film Festival, Norway, The Other Side of Mars, September 2019.
Doc Point Festival, Helsinki, The Other Side of Mars, 56 min documentary film.
Jaipur International Film Festival, India, The Other Side of Mars, January 2020.
Doc Lounge, Tampere, The Other Side of Mars, 56 min documentary film.
55th International Festival of Science Documentary Films Academia Film Olomouc October 2020
PariScience International Film Festival, November 2020
Imagine Science Film Festival, New York, The Other Side of Mars, October 2019.
Vienna Science Film Festival
Raw Science Film Festival, Los Angeles
InScience International Film Festival, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, The Other Side of Mars, November 2019.
Backup festival in Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany 13th – 21st May as part of the backup.art.screen Installation und Monitoring -program. “To Melt” (short film)
Mirror Mountain Film Festival, Ottawa, Canada, December 3rd, 2016.”To Melt” (short film)
Busan International Art Film Festival, BIAFF, December 22-23, 2016.”To Melt” (short film)
The European Filmfestival, Moscow, October 22nd, 2016.”To Melt” (short film)
Artova Film Festival, Helsinki, Finland, Sept 9-10th, 2016. “To Melt” (short film).
Seattle Transmedia & Independent Film Festival, July 28th-31st, “To Melt” (short film).
Experiments in Cinema Festival, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, April 5-10, 2016, “To Melt” (short film).
Blow Up Chicago Arthouse Film Festival 2015, official selection, “To Melt” (short film).
Lens Politica Film and Media Art Festival, Helsinki, 29.11-2.12 201229.11-2.12 2012, “The Line – Four Projections”.
Aesthetica Short Film Festival, ASFF, York, UK,8.11-11.11 20128.11-11.11 2012, “THE LINE – Four Projections”.
Simrishamn International Art Film Festival, Sweden 2004/ “The Chinese Room”-animation.
Arctic Glory Filmfestival, Finland, 2004, “The Chinese Room”-animation.
Uppsala Film Festival, Sweden, 18-24 October 2004 / “The Chinese Room”-animation.
Tampere Filmfestival, 3-7.3 2004, Finland. “The Chinese Room”-animation.

AWARDS

• ”Best Technology Film” – Vienna Science Film Festival, 2020.
• ”Special Achievement Award for the cinematography ” Red Rock Film Festival, Utah, 2020.
• ”A Testimony on Knowledge” – award Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, 2019.
William Thuring- award, Finnish Artists’ Association, 2017.
Honorary Mention, Art and Artificial Life – VIDA 6.0 -Competition, Madrid, 2003.

EXHIBITIONS

• Upcoming: MMOMA, Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Group show “Together, Noting” curated by Margarita Osepyan, 11.29.2021-01.29.2022, “To Melt”- four channel film installation
• Upcoming: Helsinki Kunsthalle, Group show “AISTIT” curated by Satu Herrala and Hans Rosenström, “Photons of Mars”.
• Upcoming: CYFEST, St Petersburgh, Stieglitz State Academy, 10.9-10.23.2021
• Upcoming: Galleria Fikka @ Porvoo Kunsthalle, 3.3.- 27.3.2022, “Photosphere”.
Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen, The Netherlands, 14-9-2019 – 6-10-2019.Supre:organism, a Waag Society group exhibition curated by Miha Turšič, “Photons of Mars”-film installation
Elverket in Ekenäs, Finland, November 2017. “Being Increasingly”, 3 screen film installation
Xidan Culture Square, Bejing, as part of Helsinki City’s cultural event in Bejing, May 2016.
Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany, 25 July – 12 October 2014, “Matters of Time, Artists From Finland” ,curated by Holger Kube Ventura. “Thin Membrane”- video installation
ISEA2014, 20th International Symposium on Electronic Art, Dubai, 2014. “Thin Membrane”
Sinne Gallery, Helsinki, Finland, 5.-28.9.2014, To Melt, four channel film installation.
Titanik Galleria, Turku,31.1-24.2 201331.1-24.2 2013, Thin Membrane and other installations.
Ars Anttoinen, 22.6.-5.8.2012, group exhibition, “The Game of Choice”, interactive installation.
Galleria Forum Box (Mediaboxi), Helsinki, Finland, “The Line – Four Projections”, 26.4-20.5 -12, part of film series curated by AV-Arkki
MUU Gallery, 14.4-3.5 2009, Helsinki, Finland , The Game of Choice and other installations.
Korjaamo Galleria, Helsinki,16.02-04.03 200716.02-04.03 2007, “The Sleep Lab”, participatory installation. Part of AV-Arkki’s View Festival.
Gallery Inter Access, Toronto, Canada, 19.1 – 19.2, 2006, exhibition with Jaakko Niemelä, curated by Nina Czegledy. “The Bubble” – participatory video installation.
Kunsthalle Lophem, Belgium, May–August 2006. Group exhibition curated by Roland Patteeuw. “The Sleep Lab”-video installation.
• Media Art From Finland, Boston Cyberarts Festival, USA,15.4-15.5 200515.4-15.5 2005
BBC big screen, Liverpool outdoor TV screen, UK. 2 weeks, March 05. “Liverpool Dreaming”- short film.
• Fast Forward, Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden, Germany, 13.3-25.4. 04. Group exhibition curated by Elke Gruhn. ”The Chinese Room”- participatory Installation.
Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, 21.3-18.5 200321.3-18.5 2003, “The Chinese Room”-participatory installation at Kiasma’s Mediatek, curated by Perttu Rastas.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Film producer and founder of the film production company Virta Productions Oy / Ltd and producer, 2002-2008
Artistic Director at Lens Politica – film and media art festival, 2006-2009
Member of the board of AV-Arkki, Distribution Centre for Finnish Media Art 2012-2014
Senior lecturer in Moving Image at the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki, Jan2008-Dec2012
Chair of the Finnish Bioart Society, 2014 – 2016

PUBLICATIONS

• “Science in the Spotlight: The Other Side of Mars” by Nithy Baskaranin the February 2020 issue of Yale Scientific Magazine.
• “The distributed virtual” in the December 2018 issue, of  the Artlink magazine: Virtual Reality _ Ways of seeing.” by Rob La Frenais.
The Finnish Institute in London, Eeva Lehtonen: Minna Långström on The Other Side of Mars documentary: “Humans can be quite destructive creatures when we expand to new worlds”
Space Studios interview with Minna Långström.
Helsingin Sanomat review of The Other Side of Mars, Harri Römpötti.
Artist’s book, “To Melt”, essay by Sini Mononen, publisher: Poesia.
• Vi går i cirklar / Synnöve Rabb, Hufvudstadsbladet, HBL, 15.09.2014
• Muistin epäilys – Anna Retulainen ja Minna Långström tutkivat muistamisen mahdottomuutta / Sini Mononen, Mustekala, 07.09.2014
• Konsten att ge form åt drömmar, Intervju med Minna Långström, Peter Lodenius, Ny Tid 12.01 2007
• Reconnaissance: Finnish New Media Art / Toronto Inter-Access Gallery exhibition catalogue, Nina Czegledy / 2006
• Minna Långström, Technology, Artist and Experiencer. Tapio Mäkelä, Framework 2 / 2004
• Soft Bubbles of War and Mayhem: A Conversation with Minna Långström. Susanna Paasonen, Framework 2 / 2004