King's Cross (London) & Helsinki
b.1982 in Finland,
based in Espoo, Finland
Kalle Nio works in the borderline between magic, visual arts and cinema. In his stage performances and cinematic installations, he is an inventor, performer and a researcher creating encounters between past and the present, between magic and visual arts, between the high arts and the sideshows, between craft and technology, between real and illusions.
He often uses elements from 19th century stage magic as the starting point for his highly visual explorations of human body and human relationships in our society.
Nio has a master’s degree in fine arts from University of Arts Helsinki. With his performing arts group WHS he has performed in more than 30 different countries. His visual arts exhibitions, video installations and short films have been shown in museums and galleries in Finland and abroad. He is also one of the founders of Teatteri Union, an art-house cinema and performing arts venue in Helsinki.