Minna Tiikkainen started her experiments with light while studying fine arts. Her fascination with the immaterial quality of light led her to continue her studies in the Theater Academy of Finland, where she graduated with an MA in Lighting Design. After moving to Amsterdam in 2002 she has been working within the field of performing arts, both in The Netherlands and abroad. Her collaborators include Jefta van Dinther, Nicole Beutler, Keren Levi, Mette Ingvartsen and Kate McIntosh among others. She has also created the lighting design for several exhibitions and experimental music events.