Helsinki School

Gallery Taik Persons

Born in Hämeenlinna, Finland in 1974. Lives and works in Helsinki.

2002 MA, University of Art and Design Helsinki (now Aalto University – School of Arts, Design and Architecture), Unit of Photography
1994–1997 Turku school of Art and Communication, Dept. of Photography

Solo exhibitions (selected)
2013 Far, Fabbrica Arte Rimini, Galleria d’arte moderna e contemporanea, Rimini, Italy
2012 Fieldwork, Le Château d’Eau, Toulouse, France
2012 Close Observer, Metronom Gallery, Bologna, Italy
2012 Close Observer, Gallery Taik, Berlin, Germany
2011 Fieldwork, Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, SKMU, Kristiansand, Norway
2011 Fieldwork, Aperture Gallery, New York, USA
2011 Kalhama & Piippo Contemporary, Helsinki, Finland
2010 Close Observer, Galerie La Ferronnerie, Paris, France
2008 Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Contemporary Art Centre, Bignan, France
2008 Le centre photographique d’Ile-de-France CPIF, together with Ilkka Halso, France
2008 Galerie La Ferronnerie, Paris, France
2008 Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2008 Korjaamo Culture Factory, Gallery 1 & 2, Helsinki, Finland
2007 Galerie Georg Kargl, Vienna, Austria
2006 Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, USA
2006 Galerie La Ferronnerie, Paris, France
2006 Yours Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
2006 Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf, Berlin, Germany
2006 Gallery F-Station, Photomonth in Krakow, Poland (catalogue)

Group exhibitions (selected)
2013 ARTE Vidéo Night 5/ screening, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
2013 Drôles d’oiseaux, Galerie La Ferronnerie, Paris, France
2013 Vermessene Dinge/ Measured things, Eres Stiftung, Munich, Germany
2013 Reality Bites,(2 Nov. 2012 – 14 April 2013) Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
2013 Spécimens, Domaine de Chamarande, Chamarande, France
2013 The Near and the Distant - Photography and Space, Künstlerhaus Dortmund, Germany
2012 State of the Art – New Contemporary Photography, NRW-Forum, Düsseldorf, Germany (catalogue)
2012 Festival of Photography, Knokke-Heist, Belgium
2012 Hunters and Hunted, Insects in contemporary art, Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden – Rot, Germany (catalogue)
2012 Sammen/Together, Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Norway
2012 Äärimmäisyyksien yhteinen tekijä, WAM, Turku, Finland (catalogue)
2012 Finders Keepers, Mänttä Art Festival, Mänttä, Finland (catalogue)
2011 A Female View. Part 2-aus der Helsinki School, Foto Raum, Wien, Austria
2011 Für Hund und Katz ist auch noch Platz, Art Foyer DZ Bank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2011 Beautiful Vagabonds, Yancey Richarson Gallery, USA
2011 Prague Biennale, The romantic construct, Czech Republic (catalogue)
2011 8th Mercosul Biennial, Essays on Geopoetics, Porto Alegre, Brazil (catalogue)
2010 Strange Travelers, Tanya Bonakdar gallery, curated by Mark Dion, New York, USA
2010 elles@centrepompidou, women artists in the collections of the Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (catalogue)
2010 Wald, Städtische Galerie Waldkraiburg, Waldkraiburg, Germany (catalogue)
2010 Repeat All, Centro Cultural Chacao, Caracas, Venezuela
2010 Speed, Ulrich Museum of Art, Kansas, USA
2009 The Tree, Fuglsang Art Museum, Island of Lolland, Denmark
2009 Variations on Transcending the Finiteness of Human Vision, Riga Art Space, Latvia
2009 FotoRio –Short List/The Dream Machine, Niterói Museum of contemporary art, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2009 Repeat All, MIS – Museu da Imagem e do Som, São Paulo, Brazil (catalogue)
2009 Arctic hysteria Onscreen, Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest, Hungary
2009 PhotoEspana, Descubrimientos PHE Madrid, Spain
2009 Får ej övertäckas, Eskilstuna Art Museum, Sweden (catalogue)
2009 Nature en Kit, MUDAC Musée de design et d’arts appliqués contemporains, Lausanne, Switzerland
2009 Struggle for life, Eres Stiftung, München, Germany
2008 Other florae, Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo, Brazil
2008 Video short list : Machines à rêver/ Dream machine, Passage de Retz, Paris, France (catalogue)
2008 REAL, Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (catalogue)
2008 Observing beast, time, evolution, Kunstverein Hildesheim, Germany (catalogue)
2008 Arctic hysteria Onscreen, Museum of Modern Art Moma, New York, USA
2008 Cinéma et videos d’artistes, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France
2008 Five variations on the finiteness of human vision, Artget Gallery, Cultural Centre of Belgrade, Serbia
2008 Tapis, coussins et videos, 36th La Rochelle International Film Festival, La Rochelle, France
2007 Research and Invention, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland (catalogue)
2007 Bird Watching in Harlem, De Vishal exposition space, Haarlem, Netherlands
2007 Garden Eden –The Garden in Art since 1900, Kunsthalle Emden, Germany (catalogue)
2007 Self-timer, National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), Bucharest, Romania
2007 Age of the Animal, Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland (catalogue)
2007 Grey matters – photography is thinking, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki (catalogue)
2007 Repeat All, Centro Cultural Matucana 100, Santiago de Chile, Chile
2007 Photo Finnish – The Helsinki School, Stenersen Art Museum, Norway
2007 Repeat All, La Casa de la Cultura, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2006 Self-timer, Nikolaj Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark
2006 Art, Life & Confusion, the Belgrade Biennial, Serbia (catalogue)
2006 Streams of Story, Glasgow Festival of Contemporary Visual Art, Tramway Gallery, Great Britain
2006 The Faraway Nearby, White Box, New York, USA
2006 Focus Finland, KBB Barcelona, Spain
2006 Self-timer/ Selbstauslöser, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany (catalogue)
2006 Presence, Wäinö Aaltonen Art Museum, Turku, Finland
2006 Vad är fotografi? The Helsinki School, Borås Art Museum, Sweden

Publications (selected)
2012 State of The Art Photography, Feymedia and NRW-Forum Duesseldorf, Germany
2011 Fieldwork, monograph, Aperture Foundation, New York
2011The Helsinki School, Vol. 4, A Female View, Hatje Cantz, Germany
2009 Foam Magazine #19, 2009, Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, Netherlands
2009 Northwawe, Overview of video art in the Nordic Countries, Guerini, Milan
2008 Photo Art: The New World of Photography, Thames and Hudson
2008 Photo Art: Photography in the 21st Century, Aperture
2008 REAL, From the collecton of DZ-BanK, Städel Museum and Hatje Cantz, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2007 Research and Invention, catalogue, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland 2007
2007 Photo Art: Fotografie im 21. Jahrhundert, DuMont Literatur und Kunst Verlag, Germany
2007 Garden Eden, DuMont Literatur und Kunst Verlag, Germany
2007 The Helsinki School, Hatje Cantz, Germany
2005 Selbstauslöser –catalogue, Kunsthalle Fridericianum
2005 Framework, The finnish art review, issue 4/ Dec.2005
2005 Helsinki Photography Festival 2005, catalogue, Gallery Hippolyte, 2005
2005 The Helsinki School, Hatje Cantz, Germany
2004 Private Collection, catalogue, Sanna Kannisto and Galerie La Ferronnerie, Helsinki, 2004

Selected grants and awards
2012 Finnish Cultural Foundation Prize
2010 Arts Council of Finland, Frame
2009 Arts Council of Finland
2007 Arts Council of Finland, Ministry of Education, Oskar Öflund Foundation, FRAME,
2007 Greta and William Lehtinen Foundation
2006 Fine Arts Society of Finland, FRAME
2005 Alfred Kordelin Foundation, Arts Council of Finland, Finnish Cultural Foundation
2004 City of Paris, FRAME
2003 Hasselblad Foundation, Ministry of Education, Finnish Cultural Foundation

Works in collections
Centre Pompidou – Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris, France
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
MEP, Maison européenne de la photographie, France
Le Fonds national d’art contemporain (FNAC), The State Art Collection, France
Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain, FRAC Haute-Normandie, France
Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain, FRAC Bretagne, France
DZ-Bank Art Collection, Germany
Kiasma – Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
Finnish Museum of Photography, Finland
Helsinki City Art Museum, Finland
State Art Collection, Finland
Vihuri Foundation, Rovaniemi Art Museum, Finland
Salo Art Museum, Finland
SKMU Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Norway
Le Château d’Eau, Toulouse, France
Domaine Départemental de Chamarande, Chamarande, France, France
Artothèque, Bibliothèque d’Auxerre, France
Société Yves Rocher, France

Private collections Finland, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, USA, Austria and Switzerland