Visual artist Raija Malka (FIN, born in 1959) lives and works in Lisbon and Helsinki. She graduated from the School of Arts, Design and Architecture at the Aalto University in 1985, and was a resident at the La Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris from 1991 to 1996.
Solo exhibitions include While the city sleeps, Caroline Pagès Gallery, Lisbon (2015); Gymnasion, curated by Isabel Carlos, Centro de Arte Moderna – Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon (2013); Waiting for Godot, Teatro São Luiz, Lisbon (2013) and Teatro Municipal de Almada, PT (2012); Tidelines, Borusan Music House, Istanbul, TUR (2012) and Kiasma – Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki (2011). Her work was also exhibited in institutions such as the Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki; Kunsthalle, Helsinki and Lönnström Art Museum, Rauma, FIN.
In addition to her exhibitions at home and abroad, Malka has worked also in theatre and opera with finnish directors and composers (such as Kaija Saariaho, Olli Kortekangas, Laura Ruohonen). Visualizations include Queen K, Finnish National Theater, Helsinki (2003); From the Grammar of Dreams, Kiasma Theatre – Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki (2000), Joonan Kirja, Finnish National Opera, Helsinki (1995); Suurin on rakkaus, Finnish National Theater, Helsinki (1998).
Apart her own artistic work, she also teaches at the Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture and devotes her time also to art education.