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Helsinki School

Gallery Taik Persons

Born in Maaninka in 1969. Lives and works in Helsinki, Finland.

Education
2002 Master of Arts, Department of Photography, University of Art and Design, (now Aalto University – School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Helsinki, FI
1998 Bachelor of Art, Department of Photography, University of Art and Design, Helsinki, FI

Solo exhibitions
2014 Korjaamo Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
2014 Galleri Andersson Sanström, Umeå, Sweden
2014 Galleri Andersson Sandström, Stockholm, Sweden
2009 Skövde Art Museum with Pasi Välimaa, Sweden
2009 Gallery Confluence, solo exhibition, Nantes, France
2008/09 Kerava Art Museum, “Wanderings and Imaginary Meetings” with Ari Saarto, Kerava, Finland
2008 Gallery Camara Oscura, with Aino Kannisto, Madrid, Spain
2008 Kemi Art Museum, “Wanderings and Imaginary Meetings” with Ari Saarto, Kemi, Finland
2007/08 Galleri Andersson Sandström, Umeå, Sweden
2007 National Museum of Szczecin, “Wanderings and Imaginary Meetings”, with Ari Saarto, Szczecin, Poland
2007 Jönköping Art Museum, Jönköping, Sweden
2006 Haninge Art Museum, Haninge, Sweden
2006 Gävle Konstcentrum, Gävle, Sweden
2005 Gallery Archifax, with Ari Saarto, Genoa, Italy
2004 Gallery Valo, Rovaniemi, Finland
2004 City Library of Jönköping, Jönköping, Sweden
2003 Gallery Dina4Projekte, München, Germany
2003 Gallery Stefan Andersson, Umeå, Sweden
2003 Arktikum-centre, Rovaniemi, Finland
2002 Gallery Artina, Helsinki, Finland
2002 Gallery Romfeia, with Ari Saarto, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2001 The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, England
2001 Photographic Centre Nykyaika, Tampere, Finland
2000 VB Photographic Centre, with Nanna Hänninen, Kuopio, Finland
2000 Northern Photographic Centre, Oulu, Finland
1999 Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, Finland
1998 Gallery Zinc, Stockholm, Sweden

Group exhibitions (selected)
2013 “Sensibility”, group show, Korjaamo Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
2013 “New Wave Finland - Contemporary Photography from the Helsinki School, ASF/ Scandinavia House, New York, USA
2012-13 “7th Wave - Wihuri and Visual Art”, Kunsthalle Helsinki, FI
2012 “Helsinki Abstract”, Gallery Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, Austria
2011 “Female View”, FotoRaum, Wien, Austria
2011 “Helsinki School”, Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
2011 “Within/Beyond Borders”, European Investment Bank, Byzantine & Christian Museum, Athens, Greece
2011 “Alice in Wonderland”, Logomo, Turku, Finland
2010-11 “Suu kuin seitsemän leivän uuni”, Adel Abidin, Pasi Eerik Karjula, Pentti Kaskipuro, Hilda Kozári, Riitta Päiväläinen, Vantaa Art Museum, FI
2010 “The Helsinki School at Daegu Photo Biennale Korea”, Daegu, Korea
2010 “Highlighted - Contemporary Finnish photography from the collection of Pieter and Marieke Sanders”, Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam, Holland
2009 “Regards croisés, Les oeuvres de la BEI à la BCEE”, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
2008 “XIII Mänttä Art Festival”, Mänttä, Finland
2007 “6th Biennale de la Photographie Arficaine”, curated group show, Mali, Africa
2007 “Photo Finnish, The Helsinki School”, Sternersen Art Museum, Oslo, Norway
2007 “Helsinki School”, Art Foyer DZ Bank, Frankfurt, Germany
2006-07 “Facing East: Contemporary Landscape Photography from Baltic Areas”,Yard Gallery, Nottingham, England
2006 “Vad är Fotografi? Helsinki School”, Borås Art Museum, Borås, Sweden
2006 “Kolme Tietä”, Kuopio Art Museum, with Nanna Hänninen and Taina Kontio, Kuopio, Finland
2006 “The Helsinki School, Finnish photography from the 21st century”, Hôtel de ville de Bruxelles, Grand-Place, Brussels, Belgium
2006 “Facing East”, Tullie House & Art Gallery, Carlisle, England
2006 “Various Artists: The Helsinki School”, Gallery Photology, Milan, Italy
2005 “Helsinki School, The New Approach”, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
2005 “Peinture Fraîche II: Jeune Création Finlandaise”, Kerava Art Museum, Finland
2005 “Personally”, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden
2005 “Under Your Skin”, Gallery White Box, New York, USA
2005 “30 by TaiK”, Museum of Finnish Photography, Helsinki, Finland
2004 “Gokann”, 4th Triennial of the Finnish Artists’ Association, Helsinki Kunsthalle, Helsinki, Finland
2004 “Facing East”, The Arts Institute at Bournemouth, England/ Impressions Gallery, York, England
2004 “Peinture Fraîche: Jeune Création Finlandaise”, Nanterre, France
2004 “Zeitgenössische Fotokunst Aus Finnland”, Salo Art Museum, Finland
2003 “Gokann”, 4th Triennial of the Finnish Artists’ Association, Kyoto, Japan
2003 “Summer”, Kerava Art Museum, Kerava, Finland
2003 “Ordinary everyday”, Vantaa Art Museum, Vantaa, Finland
2003 “Zeitgenössische Fotokunst Aus Finnland”, touring group exhibition, Germany
2002 “Artstorm”, touring group exhibition, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway
2000 “Jatulintarha”, finnish-brittish artists exhange 2000-2002, Finland, England
2000 “Our Friends From The North”, Hatfield, England
1999 “Exhibition ´99”, The Association Gallery, London, England

Commissions
2004 The City of Jönköping, “Unwritten History, Memory, Landscape”, Sweden

Bibliography (selected)
2014 Helsinki School - From the Past to the Future,Vol. 5., Hatje Cantz, DE
2012 Catalog, “The 7th Wave”, Kunsthalle Helsinki; The Art Museum of Lönnström; South-Karelia Art Museum
2011 “The Helsinki School - A Female View”, ISBN 978-3-7757-3211-6, Hatje Cantz, Germany
2011 “Beyond Borders”, European Investment Bank, Byzantine & Christian Museum, Athens, Greece
2011 Catalog, Alice in Wonderland, Finland
2010 Catalog, Daegu Photo Biennale 2010, tru(E)motion, The Helsinki School, pages 114–119, Daegu, Korea
2010 Lapsus Magazine, pages 6–21, Issue #4/2010, Spain
2010 VIERAANA POHJOISEN VALOSSA, Forgotten, alternative stories, pages 98–103, ISBN 978-952-484-327-0, FI
2009 Artist book, “RIITTA PÄIVÄLÄINEN - IMAGINARY MEETINGS”, publisher Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany
2009 Catalog, Regards Croisés, Les oevres de la BEI à la BCEE, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
2009 LAPIZ 248, page 91, Aino Kannisto, Riitta Päiväläinen, Juan José Santos, Laura F. Farhall, Madrid, Spain
2008 Keski-Uusimaa, 16.12.2008, Jouko Tuomas-Kettunen, FI
2008 Helsingin Sanomat, 1.12.2008, Kaisa Heinänen, FI
2008 Next Level, Ice Riitta Päiväläinen, White Issue, ed.14/2008, pages 78–81, London, UK
2007 Issues in Curating, Liz Wells, 2007, UK
2007 Västerbottens Folkblad, 15.12.2007, Katarina Franck, SWE
2007 Västerbottens Kuriren, 11.12.2007, Marit Strandberg, SWE
2007 Sveriges Radio Västerbotten, 2.12.2007 interview by Kaarina Honkanen, SWE
2007 Västerbottens Kuriren, 24.11.2007, Anders Sjögren, SWE
2007 Västerbottens Folkblad, 24.11.2007, Lars Böhlin, SWE
2007 The Helsinki School, New Photography by TaiK, Hatje Cantz Verlag, ISBN 978-3-7757-1888-2, Germany
2007 Jönköpings Posten, 26.1.2007, Ann-Kristin Losten, Jönköping, SWE
2006 Dagens Nyheter, 3x kritikerns val, 18.11.2006, SWE
2006 Gefle Dagblad, Konstens nya kläder, 26.8.2006, SWE
2006 Catalog RIITTA PÄIVÄLÄINEN - Imaginary Meeting, Structura, Camouflage, ISBN 952-92-073-X, text Hasse Persson
2006 LIVRAISON, nbr 2, Hidden Objects, 2006/2007, Stockholm, SWE
2006 Iisalmen Sanomat, 24.2.2006, Maija Puustinen, FI
2006 Savon Sanomat, 24.2.2006, Hannele Tikkinen, FI
2006 TAIDE/ART 2/06, Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger, FI
2005 RYUKO TSUSHIN, vol. 508, pages 149–154, Nippan Ips Co, Tokyo, Japan
2005 THE HELSINKI SCHOOL, Photography by TaiK, Hatje Cantz Verlag, ISBN 3-7757-1574-4, GER, pages 182–187, text Andrea Holzherr
2005 FRANKFURTER RUNDSCHAU, nbr 2, 15.01.2005, Ute Noll, pages 1, 7, Germany
2004 HOTSHOE/ Fresh perspectives on contemporary photography, August-October 04 #132, Melissa DeWitt, pages 40–47, UK
2004 Jönköpings Posten, 8.10.2004, Yvonne Teiffel, SWE
2004 Catalog - PEINTURE FRAICHE, ISBN 2-9518850-1-6, Ambassade de Finlande, Institut finlandais, Paris, FRA
2004 Helsingin Sanomat, 13.3.2004, FI
2004 Kide, 1/2004, Rovaniemi, FI
2004 Lapin Kansa 17.1.2004, Seija Lappalainen, FI
2003 Catalog - VESTIGE SERIES ICE AND WIND - Hki, ISBN 952-91-5986-2, text Andreas Vowinckel
2003 EIKON- internationale Zeitschrift und medienkunst, # 43-44 (Dec 03)“Vestige”, Katerina Cerny, Germany
2003 Catalog - GOKANN, IV Triennale of Finnish Art, ISBN 952-9864-20-5/ ART- Das Kunstmagazin, Nr. 9, s. 21, Germany
2003 LANDSCAPE: PHOTOGRAPHS OF TIME AND PLACE, Ferdinand Protzman, USA
2003 FINNISH PHOTOGRAPHY 2003, Musta Taide 1/2003, FI
2003 Catalog - ZEITGENÖSSISCHE FOTOKUNST AUS FINNLAND, ISBN 3-8030-3306-3, text Andreas Vowinckel, pages: 44–46 (German), pages: 159–161 (English), Pages: 100–105 (images), Germany
2003 Helsingin Sanomat, 14.6.2003, Arja Maunuksela, FI/
2003 Västerbottens Kuriren, 23.4.2003, Patrik Back, SWE
2002 Catalog - INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS OF PHOTOGRAPHY, pages 6–7, Plovdiv, BUL
2002 TAIDE-ART magazine, 1/02, FI
2001 Jatulintarha CD-ROM, Finnish-British artist exchange, publishers: Center for Creative Photography, Jyväskylä and Cumbria University, Institute of the Arts, Carlisle
2001 Newsquest, 11.5.2001, Adrian Mullen, UK
2000 Catalog - OUR FRIENDS FROM THE NORTH, University of Hertfordshire´s Art and Design Gallery, text Kathy Kubicki, UK
2000 Kaleva, 11.11.2000, Timo Jokelainen, FI
2000 Savon Sanomat, 13.1.2000, Seppo Roth, FI
1999 Catalog - EXHIBITION ´99, The Association Gallery, UK
1999 Helsingin Sanomat, 28.10.1999, Arja Maunuksela, FI
1999 PHOTONEWS -photography magazine, 9/99, Denis Brudna, Germany
1999 KAMERA- magazine, 9/99, article by Hannamari Purhonen, FI
1999 MUSTA TAIDE “Finnish Photography 1998–1999“
1999 CREATIVE CAMERA -magazine, Feb-March 99, UK
1998 KUVA -magazine 4/98, portfolio, pages 21–25, FI
1998 Paris Photo, Newsletter, 23.11.1998, FRA
1998 Svenska Dagbladet, 7.3.1998, Eva Runefelt, SWE
1998 Catalog Zinc Gallery, SWE

Working abroad / Residencies
2013 Mustarinda, working residency, Kainuu, Finland
2004 Aomori, working period/ 3 months, Japan
2003 Jenny and Antti Wihuri Association/ Artist and working residency, Rovaniemi, 3 months, Finland
2002 Kökar, artist residency, Finland
2001 Seascale, Ravenglass, England (Jatulintarha-project)

Awards
2011 William Thuring prize of the Fine Arts Society of Finland, F

Grants
2015 Frame Visual Art Finland
2015 Arts Promotion Centre Finland
2013 National 5 years working grant
2013 Frame
2012 Arts Promotion Centre Finland
2011 National Culture Foundation
2010 National Culture Foundation
2009 Arts Council of Finland
2008 Arts Council of Finland (Quality Support for Publications of Photographic Art)
2008 Finnish Cultural Foundation
2008 FRAME
2007 Arts Council of Finland
2006 Arts Council of Finland
2005 National 3 years working grant/ Finnish Fund for Art Exchange
2004 National 1 year working grant, Niilo Helander Foundation/ FRAME
2003 Hasselblad Foundation
2003 Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation Recidence and Working Grant in Rovaniemi, FI
2003 National Grant/ Oskar Öflund Association
2003 National Culture Foundation
2003 Finnish Fund for Art Exchange/
2003 Finnish- Swedish Cultural Fund
2002 National 1 year working grant
2001 Finnfoto
2001Oskar Öflund Association
2001 National 1/2 year working grant
2000 Finnish Fund for Art Exchange (FRAME)/
2000 Finnish Cultural Foundation,
1999 Finnish Fund for Art Exchange (FRAME)
1999 Arts Council of Finland
1999 Finnfoto
1999 Alfred Kordelin Association
1999 Oskar Öflund Association
1999 University of Art and Design
1999 Arts Council of Finland
1999 Arts Council of Finland/
1999 Finnish- Swedish Cultural Fund
1999 The City of Helsinki/
1999 Finnish Fund for Art Exchange (FRAME)
1999 University of Art and Design

Memberships
2001–04 Member of the board of The Union of Artist Photographers, FI
2000–01 Member of the co-operative color printing laboratory VÄRINÄ, Helsinki, FI
1998– Member of The Union of Artist Photographers, Helsinki, FI

Works in collections
Kiasma, Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
Museum of Finnish Photography, Helsinki, Finland
Finnish State/ The State Art Council, Sweden
Jönköping Art Museum, Sweden/ Kuopio Art Museum, Finland
Saastamoinen Foundation, Finland/ Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, Finland
The City of Jönköping, Sweden/ The City of Tampere, Finland
The City of Skellefteå, Sweden/ The City of Umeå, Sweden
Balticgruppen Umeå, Sweden/ County Council of Västerbotten, Sweden
Kultur Gävleborg, Gävle, Sweden/ Haninge Kunsthalle, Haninge, Sweden
Edition Eklund, Sweden/ Uppsala Landsting, Sweden/ Apotekets Kunstförening, Sweden
DZ-Bank Collection, Frankfurt, Germany
European Investment Bank in Luxemburg, Luxemburg
Private collections in Belgium, England, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Japan, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey

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