Friday 25 September


Lux Helsinki – city event and light art festival


Since 1995, the City of Helsinki has been organising an annual light art festival. In 2012, the festival was named Lux Helsinki. Key guiding principles of this city event are versatility and quality, as well as the significance of content – ranging from minimalism to spectacles, high quality art to easy entertainment pieces.


Ilkka Paloniemi, Artistic Director, Lux Helsinki

Ilkka Paloniemi, the artistic director of Lux Helsinki is a lighting designer, artist and leading consultant in performance art spaces and technologies. He holds a Master of Arts degree and a degree in pedagogical studies. Since 1981 his work has included several lighting designs for the theatre, opera, music, contemporary dance and festivals in Finland and on the international scene. He has given lectures and taught courses at all the main art schools in Finland. He has been a head designer of several events and shows. His light art installations have been presented, for example, in European Cultural Capital events in Helsinki 2000 and Turku 2011.


Paloniemi Ilkka