Iisa Lepistö

b. 1994



2019-2020     MFA, The Finnish Academy of Fine Arts
2019-2020     Exchange studies at the Taipei National University of Arts
2015-2018      BFA, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts
2017-2018      Exchange studies at the École Supérieure des beaux-arts et design, Marseille
2013-2015      BFA, Tampere University of Applied Sciences
2010-2013      Art Academy of Pekka Halonen

Publications and writing

2022              No Niin Magazine, Issue 12, Accessibility Is Not Static
2022              ASTRA (1/2022), The Ghost
2020              MFA thesis, In The Old World I Wanted Other Things as Well


2022-2023    SKR working grant (The Finnish Cultural Association)
2022               Saastamoinen foundation, grant for the resideny period at Cove Park and Scottish Sculpture Workshop
2022               Paulo Foundation, project grant
2021                Taike (Arts Promotion Center, Finland)
2021                Taike (Arts Promotion Center, Finland)
2018                Academy of Fine Arts, project grant
2015                Greta & William Lehtinen Foundation, working grant for a work group 


2022                Ecologies in the Making: Sculpting FuturesCove Park and Scottish Sculpture Workshop
2019                Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, residency in Berlin

Upcoming exhibitions

2023                Group exhibition, yet to be named (more information later)
2023                Solo exhibition at Light-harvesting Complex 
2023                Nuoret2023 (Young Artists)

Selected exhibitions

2020           Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, MFA graduation show, Helsinki
2020           Turning the Wheel of Fortune, TNUA, Taipei, TW
2018            Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, BFA graduation show, Helsinki
2018            Space Is The Place, Atelier Hyph, Marseille, FR
2018            Uncommon Ground, Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille, FR
2017             Suomi100: Critical map - Exhibition Laboratory, Helsinki
2017             Ilmiö- Festival, Turku
2016            Matter Matter - Exhibition Laboratory, Helsinki
2016            H2Ö- Festival, Turku
2015            Reality Television Goes Art, Gallery Rajatila, Tampere


2019            VOYEUR, Work group: Joel Neves, Pauliina Sjöberg, Matilda Aaltonen, Iisa Lepistö and performers
2019            MUDTHING, Work group: Jarkko Partanen, Sofia Palillo, Atte Kantonen, Iisa Lepistö and performers
2017            VOYEUR, Work group: Joel Neves, Even Minn, Matilda Aaltonen, Pauliina Sjöberg, Riikka Karjalainen, Joonas Pernilä and performers

More information and full lists of performers and work groups can be found from the Scenography page.


2022-       The Association of Finnish Sculptors 
2015-        Sipoo Artist’s Association 

Other relevant work experience

Customer service in an art museum
Exhibition building job in art museums and galleries
Assistant for different sculptors
Personal caretaker
Different jobs in grocery stores