Niina Hiltunen is a textile and fiber artist working and living in Pirkanmaa region, Finland. She holds a master’s degree in Art and Culture with weaving her specialty. She studied textile art at the University of Lapland 2020-2021 and starts there as a doctoral researcher in the autumn of 2022. Hiltunen is a member of The Finnish Association of Textile Artists TEXO and Artists O.
Hiltunen’s background in classical music (cello) and linguistics (German, English and Spanish philology) is present in her art in many ways, both in the contents and in the names of the artworks. Lately Hiltunen’s work has been seen in various group exhibitions, e.g. with the art collective 10+1 and Modus Association, both in Finland and abroad.
Hiltunen is also interested in multidisciplinary art and in community art, which has led her having an exhibition at a psychiatric centre in Tampere in 2019, as well as leading art projects with the YMCA youth in 2019 and with dementia patients in 2021. Kädet kertovat, a multidisciplinary artwork combining textile / fiber art with contemporary dance, video and sound art, is her latest collaboration in the field of multidisciplinary art.