Emilia Tikka is designer, artist and researcher – originally from Finland but based in Berlin. Currently she has been selected as the artist in residence at Max-Delbrück-Centre for Molecular Medicine and State Festival, the first European artistic residency on the gene-editing technology CRISPR-Cas9. Her interdisciplinary design and research practice explores philosophical dimensions and cultural implications of novel biotechnologies such as synthetic biology and gene editing technology CRISPR-cas9. Her methods of research vary from designing objects, constellations, concepts and future speculations to writing and hands-on laboratory experiments.
Her design works – ranging from objects, scenarios, sculptures – has been awarded and exhibited in several international design exhibitions and art museums including ARS Electronica in Austria, State Studio in Germany, Västerås Art Museum in Sweden, EMMA Contemporary Art Museum in Finland, Contemporary Art Museum COCA in Poland, MOBA13 Design Biennale in Netherlands, Exhibition and book release by Vilaindustrie in Florence, Italian Vogue`s Young Talents event in Milan and Helsinki Technical Museum. Her recent film project Eudaimonia has been selected in international film festivals such as Shorts on Tap in London and as a finalist on European Cinematography awards. After studying in Helsinki, she received her MA in industrial design at University of Arts Berlin.