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Helsinki School

Gallery Taik Persons

Born 1965 in Orimattila, Finland. Lives and works in Orimattila.

Education
1992 Master of Arts, University of Art and Design Helsinki (UIAH)
(now Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture)

Solo exhibitions
2010 Wagner + Partner, Berlin, Germany
2010 Orimattila Art Museum, Finland
2009 Synart Art Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany
2009 Galerie Christian Roellin, St. Gallen, Switzerland
2008 Photology, Milano, Italy
2008 Maerzgalerie, Leipzig, Germany
2007 Galerie PF. Poznan, Poland
2006 Kuopio Museum, Kuopio, Finland
2005 Galerie Anhava, Helsinki, Finland
2005 Galerie Frank, Paris, France
2005 Frank London, England
2005 Synart Art Gallery, Frankfurt
2004 Quicksilver Galerie für Gegenwartskunst, Berlin
2004 Rubicon Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2003 Galleri Magnus Åklundh, Malmö, Sweden
2002 Institut Finlandais, Paris,
2002 Häme-Gallery, Lahti, Finland
2001 Photography Center, Mikkeli, Finland
2001 Lusto – Finnish Forest Museum, Punkaharju, Finland
2000 F48 Fotografiskt galleri, Stockholm, Sweden
2000 RESTORATION, Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki
1998 EXCAVATIONS – KAIVAUKSIA, Cable Factory, Helsinki
1997 ANATOMISCH CABINET, museological installation
1997 Esplanade stage, Helsinki
1994 CULTURAL LANDSCAPE, Helsinki City Art Museum, Kluuvi gallery
1994 Orimattila Art Museum
1991 EVOLUTION, Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki

Selected group exhibitions
2017 Upcoming: Lebensraum Erde, Museum der Brotkultur, Ulm, Germany
2017 Upcoming: Human/Nature, Northern Photgraphy Center, Oulu, Finland
2017 Upcoming: Vihreä maa – Kukkiva kaupunki, Keravan taidemuseo, Kerava, Finland
2017 Utopia, Norrköping Art Museum, Norrköping, Sweden
2016 Restoration – Linden Alley, Norrköping, installation
2016 Paradise Lost, Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden-Rot
2016 From Heino With Love, Helsinki Art Museum, Helsinki, FI
2015 Fotografia Contemporanea dall’Europa nord-occidentale Tom Sandberg – Around Myself, Foro Boario, Modena, IT
2014 ¡Ejemplos a seguir! Expediciones en estética y sostenibilidad, Museo Metropolitano de Lima, Lima, PE
2014 In Other Worlds. Kunst aus Finnland, Stadtgalerie Kiel, Kiel, DE
2014 Nordic Art and Vintage Design - Galerie Christian Roellin, St. Gallen, St. Gallen, CH
2014 ZUR NACHAHMUN GEMPFOHLEN!, Expeditionen in Ästhetik & Nachhaltigkeit, Zollverein, Essen, DE
2014 Helsinki Photography Biennial, the Finnish Museum of Photography, Finland
2013 DistURBANces / LandEscape, MNHA, Luxembourg
2013 Afterlives of Gardens, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
2013 Extra Ordinary, Canal Erica-Ter Apel, countryside of Drenthe exhibition curated by Noorderlicht
2012 »Bildspuren – unruhige Gegenwarten« Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie. Darmstadt
2012 distURBANces, MUSA Museum Statgalerie Artothek, Wien
2012 Sense of Place, BOZAR, Brussels
2012 Arctic Hysteria, Rosphoto, Saint Petersburg
2012 Ekolandia, Lahti Art Museum
2012 Aris Kalaizis and Ilkka Halso, Parallel worlds, Kunstverein Schwäbish Hall
2011 SLOW, group exhibition, Kunsthalle Helsinki
2011 ARIS KALAIZIS und ILKKA HALSO Parallelwelten II, Maerzgalerie, Berlin
2011 Architecture of Fear, Z33 – House for Contemporary Art, Hasselt
2011 Forest, Serlachius-museo Gösta, Mänttä, Finland
2011 Spatial Places: The Poetic Of Place, Kuparipaja, Fiskars, Finland
2010 ARIS KALAIZIS und ILKKA HALSO Parallelwelten, Maerzgalerie, Leipzig
2010 Daegu Photo Biennale, South Korea
2010 Arctic Hysteria, Kuntsi – Museum of Modern Art, Vaasa
2010 Arctic Hysteria, DA2-Domus Artium, Salmanca, Spain
2010 BREDAPHOTO international photo festival 2010, The Netherlands
2010 FOTOGRAFIA Roma 2010, MACRO Future “Bumpy ride”, curator Paul Wombell
2010 ZUR NACHAHMUNG EMPFOHLEN! – Examples to Follow, Uferhallen, Berlin + several locations during 2010-2013
2010 Close to Nature – Zeitgenössische Finnische Kunst,
2010 NEUE KUNSTVEREIN ASCHAFFENBURG e.V.
2010 Climate Capsules, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg
2010 Helsinki10, Contemporary photography and video from The Helsinki School in the Statoil art collection, Rogland Art Museum, Stavanger.
2009 Arctic Hysteria, The Ludwig Museum, Budapest
2009 Maerzflimmern, Maerzgalerie Berlin
2009 Arctic Hysteria, Kunsthalle Helsinki
2009 Ulsan International Photography Festival
2009 Nature In A Kit, Mudac, Lausanne, Switzerland
2009 The Best of Photography-g27, Galerie Christian Roellin, Zurich
2009 Manipulating Reality, CCC Strozzina, Florence
2008 Arctic Hysteria, P.S.1 MoMA Contemporary Art Center, New York
2008 Nordic Moods – Landscape Photography in Our Time,
2008 ARKEN, Museum for moderne Kunst, Ishoj, Denmark
2008 Maan Asema/La position de la Terre, CRAC Alsace, Altkirch
2008 De Natura… Centre photographique d’Ile-de-France, Pontault-Combault
2007 Photo Finnish – The Helsinki School, Stenersen Museum, Oslo
2007 Contact 2007– Toronto Photography Festival, The Constructed Image
2007 MOCCA , Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto
2007 Into the Landscape – Preus Museum, Horten, Norway
2007 Finn Art, Eskilstuna Konstmuseum, Eskilstuna, Sweden
2007 Mapping the unknown, Overbeck-Gesellschaft, Lübeck
2007 Case studies, Copper Smithy, Fiskars village
2007 C International photo magazine, New York exhibition, Phillis de Pury & Co
2007 Collection-Selection, Galerie Christian Roellin, St. Gallen
2007 Garten Eden, Kunsthalle Emden, Emden, Germany
2006 Talvimaa-Winterland, 5th Finnish Photography Triennale, Salo Art Museum
2006 The Helsinki School-Finnish Photography from the 21st century, Hôtel de ville de Bruxelles, Belgium
2006 More than this- On sustainability in contemporary art, Jyväskylä Art Museum
2006 Landscape, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki
2006 6tth Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Art Museum
2006 Green Art, Salo Art Museum, Finland
2006 Presence, Wäinö Aaltonen Museum, Turku, Finland
2006 Nature attitudes, A21, Thyssen–Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna
2006 The Faraway Nearby, White box, New York
2005 Waking Up, Cortex Athletico Galerie, Bordeaux
2005 Fractures of Life, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki
2005 The Helsinki School, Photology Gallery, Milan
2005 Personligt – Fotografier från The Helsinki School, Kulturhuset, Stockholm
2005 The Helsinki School, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
2004 Galeria Salvador Diaz, Madrid
2004 Finnsche Fotografie, Roellin | Duerr Galerie, St. Gallen
2004 30 by Taik – The Helsinki School, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki
2004 Fata morgana, le Crédac, centre d’art contemporain d’Ivry, France
2004 MOMENTUM, Nordic Festival of Contemporary Art, Moss, Norway
2004 Chassez le Naturel… 4th Biennale de Liege, Belgium
2004 Platsens Natur, Gävle konstcentrum, Sweden
2003 SUOMI, Galerie Frank, Paris
2003 The Cube, installation, Lepaa, Finland
2003 3th Ars Baltica Triennial, Stadtgalerie Kiel, Germany, (2003-2005 also in Bergen, Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn, Pori, Malmö)
2003 New Realities, Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg, Sweden
2002 On the Edge of the Unknown, Kultur-Räume im Norden, Kultur abteilung
2002 Beyer, Leverkusen, Germany
2002 XXVII Pontevedra Biennial, Spain
2002 VII Mänttä Art Weeks – summer exhibition, Mänttä, Finland
2002 Photography and Video in Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere, Finland
2001 NORDIC, The leisure club Mogadishni, Copenhagen
2001 FINLANDIA! – Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen
2001 Finnish Photography, Galleri Christian Dam, Oslo
2001 FOTOFINLANDIA 2000 prize competition, Cable Factory Helsinki
2000 Söderhamn Fotobiennale, Söderhamns Museum, Sweden
1999 Invisible Light, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki
1998 Suviniemi Summit, Danielson–Kalmari’s villa, Vääksy, Finland
1998 Me Myself and I, Taik-gallery, Helsinki
1998 The Drum and the Camera, Gallen–Kallela Museum, Espoo, Finland
1997 NATURA LUMEN, Turku castle, Finland
1996 FOTOFINLANDIA –96 finalists, Cable Factory, Helsinki
1996 DIVERS MEMORIES. The Manchester Museum, England
1996 NORTHERN REFLECTIONS, Gray’s Gallery, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland
1995 THE SCRIPT, The 2nd Triennale of Finnish Photography, Kunsthalle Helsinki
1995 The 100.th exhibition of Finnish Artists, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Finland
1992 ON THE BORDER, regional exhibition of Uusimaa, Cable Factory, Helsinki
1991 FOTOFINLANDIA–90 Prize competition, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki

Other works
2004 The Cube, dvd-video, 16” (making of the Cube-installation)
1995 PETO (The Beast) documentary film, cinematography and editing, script with Juha Suonpää. Swamphead Oy
1992 KARHUMETSÄ (The Bear and the photographer), 27” documentary film, cinematography and editing, Swamphead Oy
1990 DE PTERYGOTIS or Manual for Insect Construction, printed portfolio, University of Art and Design In Helsinki

Prizes
2006 William Thuring prize
1994 Nuori Suomi, Finnish Art prize

Grants
2012 Alfred Kordelin Foundation
2012 The Finnish State working grant for artists (5 years)
2011 Näyttökorvaus-grant (state grant)
2008 Finnish Cultural Foundation grant (3 years)
2006 Finnish State grant for artists
2003 Finnish State working grant for artists (5 years)
2002 Näyttökorvaus-grant (state grant)
2001 The Arts Council of Häme grant
2001 Finnish Cultural Foundation grant
2001 Finnish State grant for artists
2000 Päijäthämeen rahasto (Finnish Cultural Foundation grant)
2000 Finnish State grant for artists
1998 Finnish Cultural Foundation grant
1997 Finnfoto exhibition grant
1997 Finnish State working grant (3 years)
1993 Finnfoto Kopiosto grant
1993 Finnish State working grant (half a year)

Works in collections
The Finnish Museum of Photography
Helsinki City Art Museum
The Finnish State Art Collection
Pentti Kouri: collection
Oulu Art Museum
Suomen Gallup oy
City of Tampere
Telenor, Oslo
Thyssen – Bornemisza Art Contemporary
FNAC, Le fonds national dart contemporain, Paris
Malmö Art Museum
KIASMA – Museum of Contemporary Art
Kuopio Art Museum
DZ bank Collection of contemporary photography
Statoil Hydro Collection
MNHA – Musée National d’Histoire et d’Art, Luxembourg
Private collections in Finland, France, Belgium, Norway, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands, USA, Australia, Sweden, Italy.

Bibliography:
2013 Aedade Järelelu 2 – Afterlives of Gardens 2, catalogue, KUMUArt Museum.
2013 Noorderbreedte – Buiten Gewoon, magazine.
2013 Mois Européen de la Photographie – Luxembourg 2013, catalogue, Café -Crème Luxembourg.
2012 DistURBANces – can fiction beat reality, Catalogue, European Month of Photography, Vienna.
2012 Sense of Place, European Landscape Photography, Bozarbooks & Hannibal Publishing, Brussels.
2012 Logbook Z33 (year 2011), MER.Paper Kunsthalle vzw, Ghent.
2012 Volume 31 – Guilty Landscapes, Archis 2012 #1.
2011 Land Matters, landscape photography, culture and identity, Liz Wells, London: I B Tauris.
2011 Architecture of Fear, catalogue, Z33-house for contemporary art, Hasselt.
2011 Slow, catalogue, Taidehalli, Helsinki.
2010 Holy Wood, Ein Plädoyer für den Baum, Mindpirates, Berlin.
2010 Highlighted- Uitgelicht, Contemporary Finnish photography from the collection of Pieter en Marieke Sanders, Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam.
2010 Ecosphera, vol IV, edit. Niles Eldredge, Telmo Pievani, Utet, Torino.
2010 Futurspectives, FOTOGRAFIA – Festival Internationale di Roma (catalogue).
2010 Zur nachahmung empfohlen, Examplest to Follow – expeditions in aesthetics and sustainability, Hatje Cantz.
2010 Valokuva, muisto-viesti-taide, Leena Saraste, Musta Taide, Helsinki.
2010 Klimakapseln, überlebensbedingungen in der Katastrophe, Friedrich von Borries, edition suhrkamp 2615 .
2010 Spinart, Herbst, Rundgang durch die Spinnerei-Galerien Leipzig.
2010 Close to Nature, Zeitgenössische Finnische Kunst, Forum Aschaffenburg No 39 (exhibition catalogue).
2010 Líllustré no 25, Switzerland.
2010 Novelles Clés, no 66 Juin-Julliet-Août.
2009 Urban Drawings 2, Independent art and architecture Magazine, L2C Seoul, Korea.
2009 Kantakuvat — yhteinen muistimme, Tuula Karjalainen, Maanhenki Oy, Helsinki.
2009 Losing Touch with Nature, Museums & Social Issues, A Journal of Reflective Discourse Volume 4, Number 2 Fall.
2009 Earth (Prix Pictet), teNeues.
2009 The BLDGBLOG Bookby Geoff Manaugh, Cronicle Books LLC, San Francisco.
2009 NATURE EN KIT, cataloque MUDAC, Lausanne.
2009 Naturalism, 2009 Ulsan Internationa Photography Festival (cataloque).
2009 Framework: The Finnish Art Review no.10 June.
2009 GEO, (Germany) 05 Mai.
2009 View – Photography magazine, no14 FINLAND.
2008 European Photography no: 84 (winter).
2008 Framework: The Finnish Art Review no9 June 2008. Special issue: Arctic Hysteria, Trance State of Contemporary Finnish Art (exhibition catalogue P.S.1. MoMA) FRAME-Finnish Fund for Art Exchange, Helsinki.
2008 Nordiske Stemninger – vor tids landskabsfotografi, ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishoj.
2008 EkologiK, architectures et urbanisme éco-responsables, No 4, Architectures à Vivre.
2008 IN NATURA, A Finnish Trilogy, Photology, Milan.
2008 Architecture of Change, Sustainability and Humanity in the Build Environment, Kristin Feireiss, Lukas Feireiss (eds.)Gestalten, Berlin.
2008 RUM – arkitektur, inredning, design, 3/08, Stockholm.
2008 RUM – arkitektur, inredning, design, 6/08, Stockholm.
2007 Garten Eden – Der Garten in Kunst seit 1900, Kunsthalle Emden, DuMont Buchverlag.
2007 Work in Progress – Herzog & Meuron´s Miami Art Museum, exhibition catalogue, Miami Art Museum.
2007 GOOD Magazine, December.
2007 D La Repubblica delle Donne no 577, December.
2007 C International Photo Magazine, number five, Ivory Press ltd.
2007 The Helsinki School – New Photography by TaiK, Texts by: Holzherr Andrea, Persons Timothy, Hatje Cantz.
2007 Glass Structures, Design and construction of Self-supporting skins, Jan Wurm, Birkhäuser Verlag AG, Basel.
2007 Maiseman kanssa kasvokkain, Maanhenki Oy, Helsinki.
2007 FINNART, exhibition catalogue, Eskilstuna Art Museum.
2007 Le Monde 2, July–August 2007.
2006 Éco-Art, un apercudes relations tissées entre arts plastiques et conscience écologique, Catherine Merckling, Universite Marc Bloch.
2006 Talvimaa – Winterland Viides Suomalaisen valokuvataiteen kolmivuotisnäyttely, exhibition catalogue. ed: Raakel Kuukka, Tuomo-Juhani Vuorenmaa.Valokuvataiteilijoiden Liitto ry, Salon Taidemuseo, Musta Taide, Helsinki-Salo 2006.
2006 Landscape – In collection of Kiasma Nykytaiteen museon julkaisuja 101/2006.
2006 6th Shanghai Biennale – Hyper Design, exhibition catalogue. Ed: Fang Zengxian, Xu Jiang. Shanghai Fine Art Publishers.
2006 Into the Nature of Creature and Wilderness, Die Gestalten Verlag, Berlin.
2006 Art Reviw, April.
2006 Harpers Magazine, January.
2005 Mark – Another Architecture, #1/2005.
2005 Lettre_ Internationale, Danmarks internationale kulturmagasin 8/2005.
2005 ROM magasin 1/2005. (ROM FOR KUNST OG ARKITEKTUR, Oslo).
2005 Pellossa perihopeat, Maanhenki Oy, Helsinki 2005.
2005 Form Function Finland 1/2005.
2005 ARK-The Finnish Architectural review 1/2005.
2005 The Helsinki School – Photography by TAIK. Texts by Holzherr Andrea, Pfab Rupert, Persons Timothy, Protzman Ferdinand, Hatje Cantz.
2005 Ilkka Halso – exhibition catalogue. text: Pessi Rautio, Galerie Anhava, 2005.
2004 Kaltio – Pohjoissuomalainen aikakausilehti 6/2004.
2004 Source – The Photographic Review Issue 40, Autumn.
2004 Momentum 2004 catalogue. Ed: Kaminka Ika. Momentum, Moss.
2003 Landscape: photographs of time and place, Prozman Ferdinand. National Geographic Society.
2003 ART, Das Kunstmagazin; Finnishe Fotografie Nr.9.
2003 Zeitgenössische Fotokunst Aus Finnland. Texts: Röminger-Czakó Ritva, Vowinckel Andreas. Neue Berliner Kunstverein.
2003 What Is Important: 3rd Ars Baltica Triennial of Photographic Art.Ed: Biennert Dorothee. Ars Baltica Berlin office with Landhaupstad Kiel/Stadsgalerie Kiel.
2003 Le Journal du Bois; La nature mise en scène par Ilkka Halso, Nr. 77.
2002 Minä Sinä Me: parcours photographique finlandais/ suomalaista valokuvataidetta. Ed: Setälä Pia, Vartiainen Anna Section culturelle de l’Ambassade de Finlande, Institut finlandais, Paris.
2002 Pinx – Maalaustaide Suomessa: Maalta kaupunkiin. Ed: Sederholm Helena, Salin Sara, Kallio Rakel, Kallio Veikko, Weiling+Göös, 2002.
2002 XXXVII Bienal de Arte de Pontevedra: Narrando espacios, tempos, historias Ed: De Corral Maria & Lorena M Deputación de Pontevedra.
2001 MUOTO –magazine 1/2001.
1999 VALOA: Otteita suomalaisen valokuvan historian. Ed: Vuorenmaa Tuomo-Juhani, Kukkonen Jukka. The Finnish Museum of Photgraphy, Helsinki.
1999 VARJOSTA: Tutkielmia suomalaisen valokuvan historiasta. Ed: Vuorenmaa Tuomo-Juhani, Kukkonen Jukka. The Finnish Museum of Photgraphy, Helsinki.
1998 KUVA magazine 1/98.
1997 MUSTA TAIDE photo magazine 2/97.
1996 Valokuva tradition ja toden välissä, Saraste Leena, Musta Taide.
1996 Valokuva magazine 1996, (Fotofinlandia 1995).
1995 Musta Taide photo magazine nr. 20: Suomalainen valokuva 1994 – 95, 2/1995.
1992 Valokuvan taide, Suomalainen valokuva 1842 – 1992. Ed: Kukkonen Jukka, Vuorenmaa Tuomo-Juhani, Hinkka Jorma, SKS
1991 Koko hajanainen kuva– Suomalaisen taiteen 80– luku. Ed: Kivirinta, Pohjola, Rossi. WSOY.
1991 De Pterygotis: or manual for insect construction, portfolio. Halso Ilkka, UIAH.

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