CV

Born 1968 Turku, Finland

 
Education
1993-98 Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki, Department of Media Studies (Master of Fine Arts)
1996 Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Media Arts
1989-95 University of Art and Design Helsinki, Department of Ceramics and Glass, Master of Arts 1995
1988-89 University of Oulu, Department of Architecture
 
Solo exhibitions
 2017 Light on Paper, Pictor Gallery
2016 Foma, Forum Box, Helsinki
2013 Canary, Galerie Anhava, Helsinki
2012 Various Pictures, Galleri Lars Olsen, Copenhagen
2011 ..and all structures are unstable, Finnish pavillion in Venice Biennale
  Three Legs, Alvar Aalto museum, Jyväskylä
  Storage, Forum Box, Helsinki
2010 Unknown Untitled, Galleri Thomas Wallner, Simris, Sweden
2009 Bird and Library, Turku Art Museum, Turku
2007 Looking at the picture of the mountain with the poet, Galleri Thomas Wallner, Malmö Sweden
  Specimen, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York
  Gallery Husa, Tampere
  Terrarium, Eskilstuna Art Museum, Sweden
  Örebro konsthall, Sweden
2006 Gathering, Galerie Anhava, Helsinki
  Casting, Pori Art Museum, Project Room
  Staging, Nelimarkka museum, Alajärvi
2004 Fiction, Galleria Artina, Helsinki
  Solo exhibition, Galleria K, Huittinen
2003 Amos Anderson Art Museum (with Markus Kåhre)
2001 Galleri Leena Kuumola, Helsinki
2000 Välillä (In between), Galleria Sculptor, Helsinki
  Uusia töitä (New works), Galleria Titanik, Turku
1998 Kluuvin Galleria, Helsinki
1997 Ero (Difference), Arabia Gallery, Helsinki
  Nyt (Now), Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki
1995 Kiven voittaa paperi (Paper beats stone), Gallery of Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki
 
 
Selected group activities
2017 Constellations, Exhibition Laboratory, Helsinki
  For Cow to Dance, Drag it on the Ice, Galerie Samuelis-Bamgarte, Bielefeld, Germany
  Self Portrait, Helsinki Kunsthalle
  Rajataide 20, Rajatila, Tampere
2015 Bright Nights, Dark days, Kemper Art Museum, Kansas City, USA
  From The BOX,Czech Centre Prague
  Occupy Space!, Rovaniemi Art Museum
  This Years Modeler, Forum Box
2014 Mantta Art Weeks, Mantta,
  Festen, Forum Box, Helsinki
  Polyfoni2, Galleri Thomas Wallner, Simris
2013 7th Wave, Helsinki Kunsthall, Helsinki
  Polyfoni, Galleri Thomas Wallner, Simris
2011 Wäinö, Gallery Maaret Finnberg, Turku
  Kind Of Nice, Galleri Anhava, Helsinki
2010 Many Faces of Death, Wäinö Aaltonen Art Museum
2009 Kicks, Forum Box, Helsinki
  Murban, Artborg, Sipoo, Finland
2008 Fluid Street, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art Helsinki
  Sculpture and Object XIII, Bratislava, Slovakia
  Carnegie Art Award (including): Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo Den Frie Udstilling, Copenhagen, Listasafn Kopavogur, Kopavogur/Reykjavik, Konstakademien, Stockholm, Royal College of Art, London, Göteborgs Konsmuseum.
2007 Carnegie Art Award, Kiasma, Helsinki
  Beginnings: Sculptors as Draftsmen, Nancy Margolis gallery, New York
  Zoo, Galerie Anhava, Helsinki
  Boogie woogie, Kunsthalle Helsinki
2006 Flower as picture, Galerie Anhava
  Eye to eye, Anttolanhovi, Anttola
  Moving in Margins, Vantaa Artmuseum
2005 Turku Biennial, Aboa Vetus Ars Nova, Turku
  Labyrintti, Kuparipaja, Fiskars
  Purnu, Orivesi
  WIEW 2005, Forum Box, Helsinki
  Muu 18 Years, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Helsinki
  Finnish Artists’ Association Annual Exhibition, Kunsthalle Helsinki
2004 European Triennial of Small-Scale Sculpture, Galerija Murska Sobota, Murska Sobota, Slovenia
2003 Forum Box, Helsinki
  KŽ03, South Karelia Art Museum, Lappeenranta
  Mänttä Art Festival, Mänttä
2002 Finnish Artists’ Association Annual Exhibition, Kunsthalle Helsinki
2001 Galleria K, Huittinen
1998 Artgenda98, Stockholm
  In&Spiritum, Galleria Rajatila, Tampere
1996 Kaukolämpöä (District heating), former Criminal Investigation Department premises, Helsinki
  Nurkka (Corner), Museum of Jakobstad
 1991-95 Exhibition of the Young, Helsinki Kunsthalle
 
Art Fairs
2017 Chart Art Fair (solo), Copenhagen
2016 Vienna Contemporary, Galerie Anhava
2012 Art Copenhagen, Galerie Lars Olsen
2011 Art Basel, Galerie Anhava
2010 Group Exhibition : Stressed Beauty, Art Paris
2007 Artforum Berlin, Galerie Anhava
  Art Bruxelles, Galerie Anhava
2006 Artforum Berlin, Galerie Anhava
  Art Bruxelles, Galerie Anhava
  Art Copenhagen, Galerie Anhava
  Market (solo), Stockholm, Galerie Anhava
 
 
Performances with BAR (Björn Aho, Stig Baumgartner, Vesa-Pekka Rannikko)
2001 DIA, Amorph 01, Helsinki
2000 Method#3, Ex Teresa Arte Actual performance festival, Mexico City, Mexico
  A method, performance and installation, Momentum Nordic Festival of Contemporary Art, Moss, Norway
  Brother, performance and installation, Paletten performance festival, Gothenburg, Sweden
1999 Tekotapa (Method), performance and installation, Galleria Push Firma Beige, Helsinki
   
 
Performances with NE+
2001 Palo (Burning), Brrrr live art festival, Porto, Portugal
1998 Palo (Burning), Artgenda98, Stockholm
1997 Palo (Burning), ON performance festival, Reykjavik, Iceland
 
Video festivals and screenings
2006 Wiew 2006, Korjaamo culture factory, Helsinki
  Vera filmfestival, Mariehamn, Åland
2002 Club Night, Galleri Leena Kuumola, Helsinki
2000 Neige sur neige, Quebec, Canada
  Nuit Blanche, Nordic Videotour (including):
Montevideo, Amsterdam
Moderna museet, Stockholm
Uppsala Konstmuseum
Salon 3, London, England
Kunstahalle Basel, Switzerland
Soros Center, Zagreb, Croatia
Modena Galerie, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Soros Center, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Soros Center, Kiev, Ukraine
Museum Ludvig, Budapest, Hungary
1998 Soros Center, Bratislava, Slovakia
  Soros Center, Chsnau, Moldovia
  Nuit Blanche, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
1997 AV-Biennale, Lahti
  MuuMedia festival, Helsinki
 
 
Works in collections
  Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
  Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
  Helsinki City Art Museum
  Amos Anderson Art Museum
  Arabia Museum
  Eskilstuna Art Museum
  Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation
  Fine Arts Association of Finland
  Saastamoinen Foundation
  SOK
  Tikkurila
  Pohjola Group Plc, Finland
  Private collections in Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Belgium, the Netherlands
 
Public works of art
2015 Mycelium, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki
2011 Shelter, Rajakylä library, Oulu
2012 Locals,Leinela, Vantaa
2007 Principal plan of public art in new suburb of Leinela, Vantaa
2005 Aaumu, Torpparinmäki, Helsinki
2000 Approx. 6 billion kilometres, Mellunmäki Primary School, Helsinki
 
Awards and competitions
2008 The Finnish State Prize for Visual Arts
2008 National Institution for Health and Welfare in Helsinki, Competition for Public Art, 1 st Prize
2006 Stina Krooks Foundation award
  William Thuring award
2003 Fine Arts Association of Finland Ducat Prize
2003 University of Jyväskylä, Ylistönrinne Public Art Competition, 2nd Prize
  Uutela district competition (City of Helsinki), 3rd place
2002 Raimo Utriainen Foundation award
 
Grants
2016 Oscar Öflund Foundation, Grant for Exhibition Costs
  AVEK, Grant for production costs for video work
2014 Finnish Cultural Foundation, 3-Year Grant
2013 AVEK, Grant for production costs for video work
2008 5-year State Grant
2006 Finnish Cultural Foundation, 3-year grant
2004 1-year government grant
2003 The Arts Council of Finland
  Alfred Kordelin Foundation
  City of Helsinki, project grant
  Ministry of Education grant for the public use of works of art
2002 Fine Arts Association of Finland
  Finnish Cultural Foundation, Uusimaa Fund
2001 VISEK Centre for the Promotion of Visual Art
2000 1-year State Grant
1999 The Arts Council of Finland
  Alfred Kordelin Foundation
1998 Paulo Foundation
  Finnish Cultural Foundation, Varsinais-Suomi Fund
1997 The Arts Council of Finland, project grant
  City of Helsinki
  Ministry of Education grant for the public use of works of art
1996  Arabia Cultural Foundation
1992 Arabia Cultural Foundation
 
Memberships
  Association of Finnish Sculptors
  Checkpoint Helsinki, Member of Board and Curatorial Group
  Muu ry (member of exhibition team 2001-2003)
  AV-arkki
  Forum Box co-operative (member of action group 2)
  Kuvasto ry
 
Artist-in-residence stays
2017 Finnish Cultural Institute in New York
2015 La Cité Internationale des Artes, Paris
2013 Sfakiotes, Lefkada, Greece
2012 Källskär,Kökar, Åland
2010 Finnish Cultural Institute in New York
2004 Marbella (Finnish Artists’ Association), Spain
2002 Skärgårdsgästateljé, Kökar, Åland
  Grassina (Finnish Artists’ Association), Italy
  Hafanarfjördur (NIFCA), Iceland
1997 Centre Arc, Rufisque, Senegal
 
Publications
2011 And All Structures are unstable, Catalogue for Finnish Pavillion in Venice Biennale 2011, Texts by Laura KööššnikkäŠ, Maaretta Jaukkuri, Vesa-Pekka Rannikko, FRAME
2007 Terrarium, Catalogue for exhibition in Eskilstuna Art Museum, texts by Veli-Matti Saarinen, Jan Kaila, Vesa-Pekka Rannikko  Parvs Publishing
2016 Casting, Catalogue for Exhibition in Pori Art Museum, Texts By Tarja Pitkänen-Walter, Laura Selin, Vesa-Pekka Rannikko, Pori Art Museum