Linda Martikainen is a Helsinki-based choreographer and dancer. She is interested in socio-cultural structures and phenomena. In her work, Martikainen examines the relationship of humans to the surrounding world, with topics such as power, intimacy, gender, and exhaustion. Her multisensory practice centers around the perception and curiosity of the spectator. In her bodily practice she examines the relationships of various objects (human and non-human) and their collaborative possibilities. Her artistic research takes place in the contexts of performing arts, performance art and film. Martikainen’s works have been seen at Musiikkitalo (Helsinki Music Center), UrbanApa Festival and Loikka Dance Film Festival.
Martikainen graduated with a Master’s Degree in Choreography at the University of the Arts, Theatre Academy in Helsinki in 2016. During 2009-2013, she studied dance and performing in Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD).