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Helsinki School

Gallery Taik Persons

Born 1951 in Finland. Lives and works in Spain.

Education
1971–1975 Photography, University of Art & Design Helsinki
(now Aalto University – School of Arts, Design and Architecture), FI

Academic Experience
2002– Lessons and workshops at University of Art & Design Helsinki (TaiK), Helsinki, FI
1999–2001 Professor at TaiK, Helsinki, FI
1992–1994 Professor at TaiK, Helsinki, FI
1982–1989 Lector at TaiK, Helsinki, FI
1975–1977 Lessons and workshops at TaiK, Helsinki, FI

Solo Exhibitions (selected)
2016 Fototeca-gallery, Habana, CU
2016 Ama-gallery, Helsinki, FI
2015 Fotogalleriet, Oslo, NO
2012 The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, FI (catalogue)
2009 The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, FI
2008 Gallery TAIK, (together with Ulla Jokisalo), Berlin, DE,
2007 Lappeenrannan valokuvakeskus, Lappeenranta, FI
2006 HIAP Exhibition Room, Cabel Factory, Helsinki, FI
2006 EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo, FI (catalogue)
2004 Galleri Image, Århus, DK
2004 The Art Museum of Lönnström (together with Stefan Bremer), Rauma, FI
2003 Hippolyte Gallery, Helsinki, FI
2003 Gallery Yumiko Chiba, Tokyo, JP
2002 Blue Sky Gallery, Oregon Center For The Photographic Arts, Portland, US
2001 Centrul Cultural Sindan, Cluj-Napoca, RO Space Gallery, Bucharest, RO
2000 The Studio of Kunsthalle, Helsinki, FI
2000 Gallery Kari Kenetti, Helsinki, FI
1998 Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, FI
1998 Galerie de Parvis (together with F. Eln), Tarbes, FR (catalogue)
1997 Fotogalleriet, Lund, SE
1997 Institut Finlandais, Paris, FR (retrospective)
1996 Art Center Mestizo, Murcia, ES
1996 Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, ES (retrospective, catalogue)
1996 Gallery Otso, Espoo, FI (retrospective, catalogue)
1996 The Photographic Museum of Latvia, Riga, LV
1995 Gallery 954, Chicago, US 1994 Hippolyte Gallery, Helsinki, FI
1995 Galerie Cons. Arc. Chiasso, CH Fotogalleriet, Lund, SE
1995 Fotogalleriet, Copenhagen, DK
1995 Galleri Image, Århus, DK
1993 WB – Center, Kuopio, FI (retrospective, catalogue)
1993 Zebra Gallery, Karjaa, FI Luukku Gallery, Joensuu, FI
1992 Galerie Suzel Berna, Antibes, FR
1992 Galerie Suzel Berna, Paris, FR
1992 Centre Photographique de Ile-de-France, Paris, FR (catalogue)
1992 Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, Ljubljana, SL (retrospective, catalogue)
1992 Galerie le Parvis, Tarbes, FR
1991 Galerie Ymage, Nice, FR
1991 Titanik Gallery (together with Jan Kaila), Turku, FI
1990 Harju Gallery, Lahti, FI
1990 Galleri Irving (together with Johan Metzer), Malmö, SE
1990 Finnfoto Gallery, Helsinki, FI
1990 The Photographic Center of Mikkeli, Mikkeli, FI
1988 Finnfoto Gallery, Helsinki, FI
1988 Museet for Fotokunst, Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense, DK
1988 Fotogalleriet, Lund, SE
1987 Fotogram Gallery, Jyväskylä, FI
1987 Photographic Gallery Hippolyte (together with Jan Kaila), Helsinki, FI
1986 Finnfoto Gallery, Helsinki, FI
1985 Finnfoto Gallery, Helsinki, FI
1984 Photographic Gallery Hippolyty (together with Jan Kaila), Helsinki, FI
1984 Nykyaika Gallery, Tampere, FI
1984 Ranta Gallery, Oulu, FI
1984 Galleri Gauss, Stockholm, SE
1981 Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, FI
1978 The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, FI

Group Exhibitions (selected)
2015 The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, FI (catalogue)
2013 VIENNAFAIR, Gallery Taik Persons, Vienna
2013 The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki (Hannula & Hinkka Collection)
2012 VIENNAFAIR, Gallery TAIK, Vienna
2012 Paris Photo, Gallery TAIK, Grand Palais
2012 Gent Art Fair
2012 University of Gothenburg (Timeline)
2011 Korjaamo Gallery (Korjaamo Editions), Helsinki, FI
2011 Mois de la Photo, Paris, FR
2010 The power of Africa, EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo, FI
2009 MadridFoto, Madrid, ES
2009 The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, FI
2008 Art Forum Berlin, Berlin, DE
2008 4 Generations by TaiK, Galerie Baudoin Lebon, Paris, FR
2007 Oi Maamme!, Helsinki Art Museum, Helsinki, FI
2007 The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, FI
2006 The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, FI
2006 Under 21, Jukka Male Museum, Helsinki, FI
2006 Contemporary Gossip, National Art Studio Changdong, Seoul, KR
2006 Art Forum Berlin, Berlin, DE
2004 30 by TaiK – The Helsinki School, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, FI
2003 The Art Museum of Kerava, Kerava, FI
2003 The Art Museum of Vantaa, Vantaa, FI
2002 The Boys, Peri Gallery, Turku, FI
2001 Hokkarikukkia, Forum Box, Helsinki, FI
2001 Les Métamorphoses, Bar Floréal, Paris, FR
2000 Stockholm Art Fair, Stockholm, SE
2000 The Labyrinth, Kunshall, Gardens of Töölö, Helsinki, FI
2000 Gallery Kari Kenetti, Helsinki, FI
1999 What is Real, The Art Museum of Mikkeli, Mikkeli, FI
1999 Skövde Konshall, Nordisk Foto ur Hasselblad Centers Samlingar, Gothenborg, SE
1999 The Nordic Postmodernism, Kiasma, Helsinki, FI
1999 The Drum and the Camera, Gallen-Kallela Museum, Espoo, FI
1999 Light, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, FI
1999 Floating Thoughts, The Center of Creative Photography, Jyväskylä, FI
1998 Nk Galleriet, Lillehammer, NO
1998 The Cultural Center of Brazil, Mabuto, MZ
1998 What is Real, Kunsthalle Helsinki, FI
1997 Unbekanntes Abenteuer, Badisher Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, DE; Stadtgalerie Kiel, DE
1997 Kunsthalle Rostock, DE
1997 Galerie Lichtblick, Köln, DE
1996 Hommage á Arnold Artaud, Square Bonnefe, Rodez, FR
1996 Pro Patria, pro Pudore, Tampere Art Museum, Tampere, FI
1995 Corporation Cultural, Santiago de Chile, CL
1995 Stranger than Paradise, Charlottenburg, Copenhagen, DK
1995 Inkopningar, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, SE
1995 The Script, Kunsthalle Helsinki, FI
1994 NordFotoArt, Centrum Sztuki Wspolczesnej, Warshaw, PL
1994 Stranger than Paradise, International Center of Photography, New York, US; Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, CH
1994 Gallery 954, Chicago, US
1993 Finnice, Kerava Art Museum, Kerava, FI
1992 Interpretazioni, Eos Arte Contemporanea, Milan, IT
1992 Galerie Suzel Berna, Paris, FR
1991 Fotofinlandia, The Photographic Museum of Finland, Helsinki, FI
1991 The Talking Eye, Otso Gallery, Espoo, FI
1991 Gallery Irving, Malmö, SE
1991 Pinholes, WB – Center, Kuopio, FI
1989 Colour, Hippolyte Gallery, Helsinki, FI
1989 The Bridge, Fotomost, Moscow, RU
1988 Photochema Gallery, Praque, CZ Fotograficentrum, Stockholm, SE
1987 Nordiska Landskap, Konsthall, Piteå, SE
1986 Minne, Kunshalle Helsinki, FI
1986 Contemporary Finnish Photography, The Ganser Gallery, Pennsylvania, US
1985 Contemporary Finnish Photography, Canon Gallery, Tokyo, JP
1984 Young Artists, Kunsthalle Helsinki, FI
1975 The Old Student House, Helsinki, FI
1968 Köln Photokina, Köln, DE

Publications
2014 The House of Poets, (published by Kehrer Verlag)
2012 Strange Love (text by the artist, self published)
2009 Paratiisi novel (published by WSOY)
2006 The Quiets (Musta Taide, text by the artist)
2005 Musta Taide portfolio
2005 Palanen taivasta (published and texts by the artist)
2003 Sojuzin pojat, short stories (published by WSOY)
2000 Sub-Images (Musta Taide, text by Arja Elovirta, poems by Lauri Otonkoski)
1996 Bridgeworks II (Mestizo, Murcia & Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, texts by the artist and Alejandro Castellote)
1996 Bridge for Lovers (published and texts by the artist and Timo Valjakka)
1993 The WB exhition catalogue (published by the artist)
1992 Poikia ja Naisia (Musta Taide, text by the artist)
1992 Timo Kelaranta (Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, text by Jolanda Petelinkar)
1990 Prosesseja (published and text by the artist)

Prizes and Grants (selected)
2015 The prize of life time work (Art Society of Finland)
2012 Pro Finlandia Medal
2011 The Cultural Fund of Finland (Grand for Retrospective Exhibition)
2009 State Committee for Photographic Art (5 year grant)
2006 HIAP (Grant to work in Seoul) CEAAC (Grant to work in Strasbourg)
2004 State Committee for Photographic Art (Grant for a book)
2001 State Committee for Photographic Art (5 year grant)
1999 State Committee for Photographic Art (Grant for a book)
1999 The Cultural Fund of Finland
1998 Erna och Victor Hasselblad Foundation
1994 5 year Art Professorship of the State Finland
1991 The Art Prize of the State Finland
1991 Candidate for Fotofinlandia
1991 Candidate for Albert Renger-Patsch Prize
1989 State Committee for Photographic Art (3 year grant)
1989 State Committee for Photographic Art (Grant for a book)
1987 The Art Prize of Espoo City
1985 The Art Prize of the State Finland
1980 State Committee for Photographic Art (1 year grant)

Memberships
2002–2004 Member of the State Committee for Art
1997–1998 Member of the Foundation of The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki
1995–1997 Member of the State Committee for Photographic Art
1979– Member of The Photo Artists

Residencies
2010 Marbella, ES
2008 Strasbourg, FR
2006 Seoul, South KR 2003 Kökar, Åland, FI (Autonomous region)
2002 Athens, GR
2001 Villa Karo, Grand Popo, BJ

Works in Collections
Museet for Fotokunst, Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense, DK
The Art Collections of Finnish State, FI
The Art Collections of French State, FR
Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, FI
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, SE
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, US
The Contemporary Art Museum of Ljubljana, SL
Galleri de Parvis, Tarbes, FR
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, FR
The Wihuri Foundation / Rovaniemi Art Museum, FI
The Art Collections of Espoo City, FI
WB Center, Kuopio, FI
The Photographic Museum of Finland, Helsinki, FI
The Art Museum of Oulu, FI
The Art Museum of Helsinki, FI
Alvar Aaalto Museum, FI
The Lönnström Art Museum, Rauma, FI
Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg, SE
The National Art Museum Mabuto, MZ
Private collections worlwide.

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