Riitta Hakkarainen
Scenographer, Artist


Riitta Hakkarainen


Tel.mobile +447986550548
E-mail ritardando@yandex.ru


2003-2004 Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design: Scenography MA
1997-2002 St. Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy: Scenography
1994-1997 Ressu College (Helsinki, Finland): Advanced courses in Fine Arts
1984-1997 Helsinki City Conservatory: Basic course on piano and theory


2012 The Open Cage an opera. Staging concept, costume and stage design, puppetry and animation design and realisation in The Yard Theatre (London)
2004 The Overcoat. Independent work; animation and puppet theater
Participant of theatre festivals in Armenia (High Fest in 2004) and Romania (Sibiu International Theatre Festival in 2005)
2004 Trinity. Collaborative work with theatre makers; animation, video and live performance (Seville)
2003 Hotel d'Aurora. Collaborative work with theatre makers; video and live performance (London)



2016 Crumble (short film by Pauline Lam) production designer
2015 Arjan (music video by Louis Lagayette for YUL) production designer
2015 Cesar advert competition (Mofilm) (directed by Enrico Poli) production designer
2015 Waking David (feature film by Kevin Nash) production designer
2014 Worm (feature film by Keir Burrows) art director
2014 Charm School (fashion short film by Matthew Huston) art director
2014 Hen Party (short film by Keir Burrows) production designer
2014 Lunatic (short film by Mariusz Majchrowski) production designer
2014 Dress Rehearsal (short film by Samuel & George Clemens) production designer
2014 For His Sake (short film by Louis Lagayette) production designer
2014 Showreel (short film by Keir Burrows) art department supervisor
2013 Half Awake (short film by Louis Lagayette) art director's assistant
2013 The Befuddled Box of Betty Buttifint. (feature film by Janis Pugh) art director and puppets
2012 A Beautiful Death (short film by Janis Pugh) art department
2006 Doomsday (feature film 2008) prosthetics making assistant
2005 The Legacy (short film by Janis Pugh) art department
(student film in London FilmSchool)
2004 The Event (short film by Janis Pugh) art department (student film in London FilmSchool)


2016 To the Bone. costume design for The Tell Theatre Company in Rich Mix (London)
2015 The Empty Frame. stage design and animation for PSYCHEdelight theatre company in 503 Theatre (London)
2014 Waiting for a Robot. designer/animator for La Vieja theatre company in Casa Latin American Festival at Rich Mix (London)
2013 The Tell 8. Stage and costume design for The Tell Theatre Company performed in Tristan Bates Theatre (London)
2008 Kana. Stage and costume design in Kokoteatteri (Finland)
2005 Co-stage design and prop's design/realization for Marina Laslo's song perfomance (Russia)
2003 Co-stage design for Olga Fovorskaya's song performance (Russia)
2002 Finnish Folk Tale. Stage and Costume design in Ilmarine Theatre (Estonia)
2002 Props and costumes for St. Petersburg City Carnival (team-work)
2002 Designs for Lenconcert (organization of festivals and parties in St. Petersburg)
1997 Team-work in making scenery for Beautiful Helena operetta (Finland)


2015 Design and manufacturing of masks for Mart Gos’ catwalk collection Zaum
2014 Set design for Ekaterina Kukhareva's lookbook photoshoot
2012-current Making acrylic accessories for Stephen Jones millinery studio (for Stephen Jones collections and clients, including: Donna Karan, Iris van Herpen, Disney, Ungaro, Schiaparelli, Thom Browne and Zoë Jordan
2012 Design and manufacturing hats for Dans La Vie catwalk (London Fashion Week)
2011 Animation assistant to Magali Charrier for theatre performance "Ben"
2011 Design and manufacturing hats for Balle Sauvage catwalk (London Fashion Week)
2011 Model making assistant to Keith Khan for Britain's got Bhangra
2011 Assisting C.Ottonello on Kew Garden installations (puppet making)
2009-12 Design work with Bluefood Produktions
2007 Donation boxes for Wilton's Music Hall
2007 Window display design for TWENTY8TWELVE (London)
2007 Mouldmaking and casting for Sony Bravia Promotion at Artem (London)
2007 Installation assistant designer for transition_opera (Wilton's Music Hall)
2006 Making shop display items for 59 Broadwick St. (Michiko Koshino)
2006 Background logo for Michiko Koshino:s show (London Fashion Week)
2005 Visuals (animation+video) for "Wolves" band (London in Cargo club)
2005 Mechanized puppets for play Hotel Methuselah (Lancaster)
2005 Automaton for Bowles (outdoor adventure company, Tunbridge Wells)


2015 Artist residency in Atelier A (Apricale, Italy)
2014 Artist residency in Atelier A (Apricale, Italy)
2013 Artist residency in Atelier A (Apricale, Italy)


2015 Vulgar, Heads and Honey (theatrical model and a peep box) in Castello di Apricale (Italy)
2013 Aperto Due (theatrical model) in Castello di Apricale (Italy)
2012 Free Shit Cee-Lo Show. Money Never Sleeps (drawing) in Outside World gallery (London)
2010 Arts for Human Rights (painting) House Gallery (London)
2010 Sounding Off (masks) in Vitrine Gallery (London)
2010 5 Elements (graphics) in Museum of K.Liebknecht (Kirov, Russia)
2007 Life in Numbers (photograms) in Wilto's Music Hall
2003 Exhibition (theatre costume design) in workshop of Moscow Arts Theatre
2002 Exhibition (theatre costume design) in the Union of Theatre Workers (Russia)
2000 Performance and installation in Pushkinskaya 10 Art Center (Russia)
1997 Body-Project (installation) in UIAH (Finland)
1996 Exhibition (graphics) in Annantalo (The Center of Creative Works for
the Youth, Finland)


Painting and drawing in all artistic media, scale model making, basic
knowledge of working with video, animation, technical drawing,
experience in puppet and props making. Specialized in resin casting and
working with fiberglass, silicon and acrylic. Basic knowledge of: Painter,
Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere, Isadora and AutoCad

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