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Helsinki School

Gallery Taik Persons

Born in 1972, Helsinki, Finland. Lives and works in Helsinki, Finland, and Avallon, France.

Education
2000 Master of Arts (Photography), University of Art and Design Helsinki (UIAH)
(Now: Aalto University – School of Arts, Design and Architecture)
1997  Master of Science (Analytical Chemistry), University of Helsinki

Selected solo exhibitions
2018 Playground, Serlachius Museums, Mänttä, FI
2018 It's Not Me, It's a Photograph!, Kunsthaus Wien, Vienna, AUT
2018 Rules of the Game, National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik, IS
2018 Règle du jeu, Galleria Heino, Helsinki, FI
2017 Elina Brotherus, Museum of New Art, Pärnu, EST
2017 Carpe Fucking Diem, Espace photographique Contretype, Brussels, BEL
2017 Règle du jeu : Carte Blanche PMU, Centre Pompidou, Paris (cat.), FR
2017 The Baldessari Assignments, Norrtälje Konsthall, Norrtälje, SWE
2017 Time Pieces, Mindepartementet Art and Photography, Stockholm, SWE
2017 Nordic Light Festival, Kristiansund, NOR
2017 Vida Museum & Konsthall, Öland, SE
2017 Elina Brotherus: Works 1998 – 2015, Turku Art Museum, Turku, FI
2016 Die Rolle des Modells, Fotohof AT, Salzburg, AT
2016 Large de vue. Hommage à Erik Satie, gb agency, Paris, FR
2016 Who? Elina Brotherus and SMITH (Dorothée Smith), Landskrona Konsthall in Fotofestival, Landskrona, SWE
2016 VIDEOVIDEO, festival d’art vidéo, (invitée d’honneur), Besanceuil, FR
2016 La lumière venue du Nord, Le Pavillon populaire, Montpellier, FR
2016 Howl, Galleria Heino, with Victoria Schultz, Helsinki, FI
2016 My Body is my Battle Field, video screening, EMAP Seoul, KOR
2016 Les Femmes de la Maison Carré, Galleria Heino, Helsinki, FI
2016 Carpe Fucking Diem, gb agency, Paris, FR
2015 The return and the nostalgia, Camera Oscura, Madrid, ES
2015 Annonciation, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, DNK
2014 12 ans après, The Wapping Project Bankside, London, UK
2013 12 ans après, Royal University of Fine Arts, Phnom Penh, KH
2013 12 ans après, Optica center for contemporary art, in Drone: The Automated Image, Mois de la Photo, Montréal, CAN
2013 Annonciation, gb agency, Paris, FR
2012 12 ans après, in Narratives and Narrative Forms, Lianzhou Photography Festival, Lianzhou, China, CHN
2012 Gallery Taik, Berlin, DE
2012 Martin Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen, DNK
2011 Sequences and Consequences, Ama Gallery, Helsinki, FI
2011 Lelele, a monodrama composed by Lotta Wennäkoski, video by Elina Brotherus, première at Musica nova, Finnish National Opera, Helsinki, FI; MaerzMusik, Sophiensaele, Berlin, DE; Warsaw Autumn, Warsaw, PL; Holland Festival, Amsterdam, NL; Hudders eld Contemporary Music Festival, Hudders eld, UK (until 2012)
2010 The Wapping Project Bankside, London, UK
2010 Elina Brotherus, Bloomberg SPACE, in the ‘Comma’ series, London Artists at Work, gb agency, Paris, FR
2010 Elina Brotherus: Retrospective, gb agency, Paris, FR
2009 The Wapping Project Bankside, London, UK
2009 Artist and her model, Martin Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen, DNK
2009 The New Painting, ZAMEK Cultural Center & PF Photography Gallery, Poznan, Poland, PL
2008 ELINA BROTHERUS, Adventure Istiklal 6, Yapi Kredi Kazim Taskent Art Gallery, Istanbul, TUR
2008 Etudes d’après modèle, danseurs, Ama Gallery, Helsinki, FI
2008 Elina Brotherus, in Artist File 2008, The National Art Center, Tokyo, JP
2006 Model Studies, Musée des Beaux-arts, Caen, in Les Boreales, FR
2006 The New Painting, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, FI; Milles gården, Stockholm, SE; Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin, IR; Musée Nicé phore Niépce, Chalon-sur-Saône, FR; Centre pour l’image contemporaine, Genève, CH; Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg, DE (until 2007)
2005 Contemporary Art Centre Tinglado, Tarragona, ES
2005 FRAC Haute-Normandie, Rouen, FR
2005 Model Studies, gb agency, Paris, FR
2004 The New Painting, Mai Manó, Hungarian Photography Center, Budapest, HU
2004 Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, DNK
2004 The New Painting, Chateau d’eau, Toulouse, FR Baigneurs, The Wapping Project, London, UK
2003 Cassina Art Project, Tokyo, in Blue Horizon festival, JP
2003 The New Painting, Espace Photographique Contretype, Brussels, BEL
2003 Sala Caballerizas, Murcia, in Fotoencuentros, ES
2002 Real Jardin Botánico, Madrid, in PhotoEspaña, ES
2002 INOVA (Institute of Visual Arts), Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA Västerås Konstmuseum, Västerås, SE
2002 Lunds Konsthall, Lund, SE

Selected group exhibitions
2018 Reflections: From Here to There, Gallery Taik Persons, Berlin, DE
2017 Paysages français, une aventure photographique, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, FR
2017 Sculpture Village Selde, Selde, DEN
2017 Lehmä pitää viedä jäälle jotta se tanssii, Samuelis Baumgarte Galerie, Bielefeld,DE
2017 France(s), Liquid Territory, Museo de Antioquia, Medellín, COL
2017 Dreamaholic, Kunst aus Finnland, Miettinen Collection, Weserburg Museum, Bremen, DE
2017 The map and the territory, Camera Oscura, Madris, ES
2016 The expert eye, Musée Nicéphore, Chalon-sur-Saone, FR
2016 Portrait of the Artist as an Alter, TRAFIC - Frac Normandie Rouen, FR
2016 From Heino With Love, HAM Helsinki Art Museum, Helsinki, FI
2015 WATERSCAPES, Stadtgalerie Kiel, Kiel, DE
2015 Summer in the city X, Martin Asbaek gallery, DNK
2015 A Room of One’s Own, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, USA
2014 LANDSCAPE, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USA
2014 Home Truths, Belfast Exposed Photography, Belfast, UK
2014 POTRETTI, Contemporary Finnish Photography, Fotogra e Forum Frankfurt, Frankfurt a. M., DE
2014 SEPT FEMMES EN RÉSIDENCE, Espace Photo Contretype, Brussels, BEL
2014 Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood, MoCP Comtemporary Photo, Chicago, USA
2014 LOVE ME GENDER, ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishøj, DNK
2013 Home Truths, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK ; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, USA (until 2014)
2013 Kiasma Hits, Kiasma Museum of Contemporry Art, Helsinki, FI
2013 L’altro ritratto, MART, Rovereto, IT
2013 The World of Art and Work, Städtische Galerie Waldkraiburg, DE
2012 About Caravaggio. Visioni contemporanee, Scuderie Aldobrandini, Frascati, IT
2012 Self-Portrait, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, DNK
2012 New Nordic - Arkitetur & identitet, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, DNK
2012 Sense of Place, European landscape photography, Bozar Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, BEL
2012 Out of Focus, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
2012 Only You Only Me, Images of Love, Love of the Image, Biennial of Photograph and Visual Arts, Musée d’art moderne et d’art contemporain MAMAC, Liège, Belgiu, BEL
2012 State of the Art - New Contemporary Photography, NRW-Forum, Düsseldorf, DE
2011 Les Territoires du désir ou les métamorphoses d’un musée imaginaire, Musée d’Art Moderne André Malraux, Le Havre, FR
2011 A Female View, Foto-Raum, Wien, AT
2011 Imagine Being Here Now, The 6th Momentum Biennial, Moss, NOR
2011 Alice in Wonderland, Logomo, Turku, FI ; ECCO Espacio de Creación Contemporánea, Cadiz, ES
2010 Prix Nièpce, Rétrospective, Musée du Montparnasse, Paris, FR
2010 Spazio, MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome, IT Starter, ARTER, Istanbul, TUR
2010 Export - Import, Helsinki Kunsthalle, FI
2009 Earth-Tracks, Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, Thessaloniki, GR
2009 Gioia, FotoGra a Festival, Palazzo delle esposizioni, Rome, IT
2009 Teatri possibili. Dall’arte rinascimentale alla video-art, Palazzo Ferrero, Biella, IT
2008 Je reviendrai, MAC/VAL, Vitry-sur-Seine, FR
2008 REAL, Photographs from the DZ BANK collection, Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, DE
2008 Nordiske stemninger, ARKEN, Ishöj, DNK
2008 Las implicaciones de la imagem, Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Artes, MUCA, Mexico City, MEX
2007 Collection Neu ize, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Lyon, FR
2007 Las partes y el todo / Parts and the Whole, Colección H+F, Fundación Foto Colectania, Barcelona; Centro Cultural Bancaja, Alicante, ES
2007 Shot and go, A vision of today’s international photography, Island of San Servolo, Venice, IT
2007 De l’Europe, Prix Mosaïque, Dudelange, LUX
2007 L’oeil écran ou la nouvelle image, Casino Forum d’Art Contemporain, LUX
2007 Global Feminisms, Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA
2007 So Close so Far Away, H+F Collection, CRAC Alsace, Altkirch ; Be-Part Platform voor Actuele Kunst, Waregem; Museum Het Domain, Sittard (until 2008)
2007 Sguardi da nord/Northern Lights, Galleria Civica di Modena
2006 Brussels to Infinity, International Cultural Centre Gallery, Krakow, PL; Centre Wallonie Bruxelles, BEL, Paris, FR; Museo de Arte Brasileira, Sao Paulo, BRA (until 2007)
2006 Ars Fennica 2007, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, FI; Embassy of Finland, Washington, USA; The Scandinavia House, New York, USA (until 2008)
2006 Art, Life & Confusion, October Salon/Belgrade Biennial, Belgrade, SRB
2006 Dimensions intérieures, Le Botanique, Brussels, BEL
2006 Zones of Contact, Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, AUS
2006 Absolutely Private, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, JP
2005 Self-Timer/Selbstauslöser, Kunsthalle Fridericanum, Kassel, DE; Nikolaj, Copenhagen, DNK; National Museum of Bucharest, RO (until 2007)
2005 Under your skin, White Box, New York, USA
2005 Enea Righi Collection, Hotel de Caumont, Collection Lambert, Avignon, FR
2004 Je t’envisage, la disparition du portrait, Museé de l’Elysée, Lausanne, FR
2003 Carnegie Art Award 2003, Royal Art Academy, Stockholm, SE ; Kópavogur Art Museum, Reykjavík, ISL ; Kunsternes Hus, Oslo, NOR ; Charlottenburg,Copenhagen, DNK ; Victoria Miro Warehouse, London, UK ; Helsinki Kunsthalle, FI (until 2005)
2003 Girls’ Night Out, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach CA, ; Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover MA ; Aspen Art Museum, Aspen CO ; Contemporary Art Museum, Saint Louis MI ; Blaffer Gallery, Houston TX, USA (until 2006)
2003 Culturgest / Collection of Museé de l’Elysée, Lisbon, PT
2003 Fables de l’identité, Centre national de la photographie, Paris, FR
2003 Transparente, MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome, IT

Monographs
2017 Règle du jeu. Essays: Abigail Solomon-Godeau, Karolina Lewandowska. Filigranes editions, Carte Blanche PMU, Paris
2016 La lumière venue du nord / The Light from the North. Essay: Gilles Mora, Interview: Elina Heikka and Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger with Elina Brotherus. Hazan/Hachette with Le Pavillon Populaire, Montpellier
2015 Carpe Fucking Diem. Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg
2015 12 ans après. Short story: Riikka Ala-Harja. Sémiosquare, Helsinki
2012 Artist and her model. Text: Susan Bright, Timo Kelaranta. Le caillou bleu, Brussels.
2007 Etudes d'après modèle, danseurs. Text: Marc Donnadieu, interview: Patrick Scemama with Elina Brotherus. Les éditions Textuel, Paris, distributed by Volumen.
2005 Elina Brotherus : The New Painting. Text: Susanna Pettersson, Andrea Holzherr, interview: Sheyi Antony Bankale with Elina Brotherus. Next Level, London. Distributed by Thames & Hudson.
2002 Decisive Days, valokuvia-photographies-photographs 1997-2001. Interview: Jan Kaila with Elina Brotherus. Kustannus Pohjoinen, Oulu.

Solo show catalogues
2015 Les Femmes de la Maison Carré. Text: Susanna Pettersson,La Maison Louis Carré, Bazoches-sur-Guyonne and Galleria Heino, Helsinki, FI
2009 ELINA BROTHERUS, The New Painting. Text: Pawel Leszkowicz. Galeria Fotografii PF, Centrum Kultury Zamek, Pozna, PL
2008 ELINA BROTHERUS, Adventure Istiklal 6. Text: René Block, Timo Valjakka. Yapi Kredi Kazim Taskent Sanat Galerisi, Istanbu, TUR
2008 ELINA BROTHRUS, Artist File 2008. Text: Yayoi Motohashi-Mäki-Mantila. National Art Center, Tokyo, JP
2005 ELINA BROTHERUS. Text: Susanna Pettersson. Tinglado2, Tarragona, ES
2004 The New Painting. Text: Evelyne Biver, Elina Brotherus. Carnets de Résidences #2, Editions Contretype, Brussels, BEL
2004 The New Painting. Text: Paolo Colombo. Chateau d'eau, Toulouse, FR
2003 Baigneurs, 2001-2003. Text : Hannele Rantala. FRAME, Helsinki, FI
2001 Spring. Text: Sophie Howarth, Jane Rendell. The Wapping Project, London, UK
2001 Suites françaises 2. Text: Andrea Holzherr, Val Williams. & : gb agency, Paris, FR
2000 ELINA BROTHERUS. Text: Caryn Faure Walker, Elina Brotherus. i8 Galleri, Reykjavík / Galerie Anhava, Helsinki, Reykjavík, ISL
1998 ELINA BROTHERUS. Text: Yrjänä Levanto, Elina Brotherus. Galleri Stefan Andersson, Umeå, SE

Selected grants and awards
2017 Carte Blanche PMU
2012 Pro Finlandia
2008 Finnish State Prize for Photography
2005 Prix Niépce, Gens d'images, France
2003 Carnegie Award 2004, Young Artist’s Scolarship
2001 Prix Mosaïque, Centre National de l'Audiovisuel, Luxembourg
2000 Fotofinlandia 2000 Award

Works in collections
Amos Andersson Art Museum, Helsinki, FI
ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj, DNK
CCA Andratx, ES
Centre National des Arts Plastiques (CNAP), FR
Carnegie Art Collection, SE
Centre national de l’audiovisuel, LUX
Colección H+F, Barcelona, ES
Collection Lambert, Avignon, FR
Collection Neuflize, FR
Coppel Collection, Mexico City, MEX
Corcoran Gallery, Washington, USA
EMMA Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo, FI
Finnish State Art Collection
Fondation Kadist, Paris, FR
FRAC Alsace, Sélestat, FR
FRAC Haute-Normandie, Rouen
Galeria Civica d’Arte, Modena, IT
Gothemburg Art Museum, Gothenburg, SE
Hasselblad Center, Gothemburg, SE
Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, FI
Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Hämeenlinna, FI
Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, FI
Koç Foundation, Istanbul, TUR
MAC/VAL Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine, FR
Malmö Art Museum, Malmö, SE
Mestizo, Murcia, ES
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, SE
Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg, FR
Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, FR
Musée Nicéphore Niépce, Chalon-sur-Saône, FR
Museo da Imagem, Braga, PT
Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo (MAXXI), Rome, IT
Museum Folkwang, Essen, SE
Oulu Art Museum, Oulu, FI
Saatchi Collection, London, UK
Société Générale, Paris, FR
Swedish State Art Collection
Tampere City Art Museum, Tampere, FI
The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, FI
Västerås Art Museum, Västerås, SE

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