Ulla Taipale ( *1971, Tampere, Finland)
Ulla Taipale is an independent curator, researcher and artist. She is trained as an Environmental Engineer and a Curator for New Media Arts. Cross-disciplinary expeditions, natural phenomena and bio-scientific research are often starting points for her work. Her professional activity builds bridges between art and science communities, enhancing and facilitating dialogue between artists, creators, scientists, and the general public. Exhibitions, workshops and events curated and mediated by Taipale have been shown internationally.
In recent years she has been busy with the setting up of the Biofilia -Base for Biological Arts at Aalto University (Finland) and with Melliferopolis -Honeybees in Urban Environments project in Helsinki. She is also part of the Climate Whirl team, together with University of Helsinki researchers of climate and forest ecology.
She lives in Santaluoto, Finland, and Barcelona, Spain. She started beekeeping both in Finland and in Spain during the second year of Melliferopolis project.