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Helsinki School

Gallery Taik Persons

Born 1970 in Karhula, Finland.

Education
2002 MA Photography, University of Art and Design Helsinki (now Aalto University – School of Arts, Design and Architecture)
1994–1998 Lahti Polytechnic, Institute of Design, BA photography

Solo Exhibitions
2010 Sacred Bird, Stadthaus Ulm, DE
2009 Sacred Bird, Gallery TAIK, Berlin, DE
2008 Gallery Rosa Turetsky, Geneve, CH
2008 Kluuvi Gallery, Helsinki, FI
2008 Photology Gallery, Milano, IT
2007 Yours Gallery, Warsaw, PL
2007 Photology Gallery, Milano, IT
2007 Gallery Rosa Turetsky, Geneve, CH
2007 Gallery Harmonia, Jyväskylä Finland, FI
2006 Rantagalleria, Oulu, FI
2005 Le Cháteau d´Eau Gallery, Toulouse, FR
2005 Lydmar Hotel, Stockholm, SE
2004 Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, FI
2003 Maison Henry IV, St Valery en Caux, FR
2003 Galerie 779+Editions, Paris, FR
2002 Espace huit Novembre, Paris, FR
2002 Gallery Photo, Pôle Image Haute-Normandie, Rouen, FR
2001 Nordic center of photography, Oulu, FI
2000 Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, FI

Group exhibitions (selected)
2010 The Helsinki School, Daegu Photo Biennale, ROK
2010 Polku, Taidekeskus Honkahovi, Mänttä, Fi
2010 Close to Nature, Neuer Kunstverein Aschaffenburg, DE
2010 Images from the North Countries, L´Espace Francois Mitterand, Guingamp, FR
2009 Routa-aika, Oulun Taidemuseo, Oulu, FI
2009 Musée Malraux, Le Havre, FR
2009 Flash!, Gallery Rosa Turetsky, Geneve, CH
2008 Galerie Baudoin LeBon, Paris, FR
2008 Laughing in a Foreign Language, The Hayward Gallery, London , UK
2008 Tage der Fotografie, Darmstadt, DE
2008 Maan asema, The Rhinelander Contemporary Art Center, CRAC Alsace, FR
2007 Niemals Scheitern!, Gallery Jette Rudolph, Berlin, DE
2007 Mapping the Unknown, Overbeckgesellschaft, Lübeck, DE
2007 Kunsthalle, Liestal, CH
2007 ICARUS, Museum of Wallonian Art, Liege, B
2007 Arles Festival of Photography, FR
2007 F/Stop Festival, Leipzig, DE
2007 Between Dreams and Reality, Photographic Center Nykyaika, Tampere, FI
2007 Stenersenmuseet, Oslo, NO
2007 Slices of Life, Ferenbalm-Gurbrü Station, Karslsruhe, DE
2006 Talvimaa-Winterland, Salo Art Museum, FI
2006 Da Vincin perilliset, Kuopio Art museum, FI
2006 Art Pavillon Zagreb, ZG
2006 Borås Art Museum, SE
2006 The Helsinki School, City Hall of Brussels, B
2006 Alone Together, Galerie Nouvelles Images, Den Haag, NL
2006 Between dreams and reality, Museum der Stadt Tuttlingen, DE
2006 Photology, Milano, IT
2005 The Helsinki School, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, DE
2005 Between dreams and reality, StadtMuseum Ratingen, DE
2005 The Art is where the Heart is, Kunstenaarsinitiatief Paraplufabriek, Nijmegen, NL
2005 Galerie 779 + Editions, Paris, FR
2005 Personligt, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, SE
2004 Galerie 779, Gallery TaiK, Paris Photo 2004, Caroussel du Louvre, Paris, FR
2004 Gallery TAIK, Berlin Art Forum, Belrin, DE
2004 POC, workshop & exhibition, Forum Für Fotografie, Köln, DE
2004 Short Stories, PhotoMuseum, Antwerpen, B
2004 Portraits d´arbes, Fine Art Museum, Evreux, FR
2004 Gallery TAIK, Stockholm Art Fair, Stockholm, SE
2004 30 by TAIK, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, FI
2003 Galerie 779 + Editions, Paris Photo, Caroussel du Louvre, Paris, FR
2003 Les petites mises en scenes, Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Brussels, B

Grants
2008 Five year working grant, Finnish State
2007 Finnish Council for photographic art
2007 One year working grant, Finnish State
2006 German Photo Book Award
2006 One year working grant, Finnish State
2005 Frame
2005 Finnish Arts Council, book grants
2005 Finnish Council for photographic art
2004 Finnish Cultural Foundation
2003 Frame
2002 Finnish Cultural Foundation
2002 Finnish Arts Council, book grants
2000 Finnish Cultural Foundation
1998 Finnish Cultural Foundation

Publications
2009 "Night Shift", Hatje Cantz
2007 "The Descendants", Hatje Cantz
2005 "Sacred Bird", Hatje Cantz

Articles (selected)
2006 Beaux Arts, Paris Nov/06
2006 Le Monde 2, Paris, Dec/06 (portfolio)
2006 Harpers Magazine, New York Jan/06
2006 PáP Magazine March/06 (portfolio)
2005 ArtReview England Oct /05
2005 Quoi? Paris, Nov/05 (portfolio)
2005 Photos Nouvelles, May-July 2005 (cover + portfolio)
2005 The Helsinki School - New Approach, Hatje Cantz 2005 (cover)
2004 Photography Now, October 2004 (cover+portfolio)
2004 Photonews nro 4, April 2004
2004 FotoMuseum Magazine, Antwerpen, Issue 1/04
2004 LABEL 1/04, Wing Issue (Italy) (portfolio)
2004 Le Book, Kodak, 2004
2003 Liberation, Paris, Dec/03, (portfolio)

Works in Collections
Finnish State art collections
Helsinki City Art Museum
Contemporary Museum of Art Tampere
Kuopio Art Museum
Espoo City
Pentti Kouri collections, New York
Le Cháteau d´Eau, Toulouse
FRAC Haute-Normandie
Private collections in France, Germany, Italy and Finland

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