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Tapio Snellman


Tapio Snellman is a London-based film director and artist predominantly engaged in architectural and urban themes. Originally from Finland, his work includes immersive film installations, documentaries, and experimental 3D animation as well as site-specific film projections for museums, theater, dance, and opera. Originally trained as an architect, Tapio co-directed the creative agency Neutral over twelve years. During that time and since then, he has engaged in collaborations with creators such as architects Herzog & de Meuron, Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas, David Adjaye, fashion designer Hussein Chalayan, and choreographer Sasha Waltz on film, animation, and performance projects. Tapio’s films and installations have been exhibited internationally, at venues including the Victoria & Albert Museum and Tate Modern in London, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, Watari-um in Tokyo, and frequently as part of the Venice Architecture Biennale. He has taught at universities such as the London School of Economics, the Architectural Association, the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles, the New Design University in Sankt Pölten, and the ETH in Zurich.