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Helsinki School

Gallery Taik Persons

Born 1955 in Kannus, Finland. Lives and works in Helsinki, Finland.

Education
1983 Master of Art, University of Art and Design (now Aalto University – School of Arts, Design and Architecture), Helsinki, FI

Solo exhibitions (selected)
2015 How to be both, Gallery Taik Persons, Berlin, DE
2011 Intentions - Under the Guise of Play, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, FI
2011 Guises of Play, Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, Turku, FI; monograph
2006 Regression works, Synart Gallery, Frankfurt am Main, DE
2006 The World imaginable, The State Museum of History of St. Petersburg, RU; catalog
2005 An Open book, Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, FI
2003 NaDiff Gallery, Tokyo, JP; catalog
2001 The Memory of My Images, the Years 1980-2000; retrospective show, Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, FI; monograph
1997 Silhouettes, Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, FI
1997 Victor Barsokevitch Photographic Centre, Kuopio, FI
1993 Cutting, retrospective show, Kuopio Art Museum, Kuopio, FI; catalog
1992 ANIMAlis, Museum of Contemporary Art, Ateneum, Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, FI; catalog
1992 Puberty, Rantagalleria, Oulu, FI
1989 Private Fantasies, Photographic Gallery Finnfoto, Helsinki, FI
1986 Essence, Photographic Gallery Finnfoto, Helsinki, FI
1986 Wäinö Aaltonen Museum, Turku, FI
1985 Alvar Aalto Museum of Modern Art, Jyväskylä, FI
1984 The Essential Vocabulary, Photographic Gallery Finnfoto, Helsinki, FI
1984 Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Hämeenlinna, FI
1983 On loneliness, on that which separates us and from which memory creates a shared experience, on us, Photographic Gallery Finnfoto, Helsinki, FI

Group exhibitions (selected)
2014 Potretti. Contemporary Photographic Portraiture from Finland, Fotografie Forum Frankfurt, DE; catalog
2014 Darkness & Light, Contemporary Nordic Photography, Scandinavia House, The Nordic Center in America, New York, USA
2014 The Adidas Woman and the Strongwoman, Commenting the Present, Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Modern Art, Tampere, FI
2014 Paris Photo, FR
2013 Still Life / Work Life, Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg, SE; catalog
2013 Thread and Paper, Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art, Vaasa, FI; catalog
2013 Pearls, Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere, FI
2013 Suuri näytelmä, Villa Roosa, Orimattila, Fi
2012 Truth or Nonsense, Kajaani Art Museum, FI
2012 Alice in Wonderland, Ecco, Centre of Contemporary Art in Cadiz, SP; catalog
2012 Rajan taju, Taidekeskus Purnu, FI
2012 Collage, Hyvinkää Art Museum, FI
2011 A Female View, Part 2, Fotoraum, Vienna, AT
2011 Artissima 18, International Fair of Contemporary Art, Turin, I
2011 Alice in Wonderland, Logomo, Turku, FI; catalog
2011 A Female View, Purdy/Hicks, London, UK
2011 Viennafair, AT
2010 Daegu Photo Biennale, KR; catalogs
2009 Ecology of Emotions, XIV Mänttä Art Festival, Mänttä, FI; catalog
2009 Finlandia 200, Finnish Portraiture 1809-2009, Helsinki City Art Museum, FI
2009 Works, Deeds, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, FI
2009 The Artist´s Kalevala, Ateneum Art Museum, Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, FI; catalog / dvd
2009 A Stich in Time (with Leena Saraste), Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, FI
2008 Helsinki by Night, Gallery Taik, Berlin, DE
2007 Paris Photo, FR
2007 Our Land! Photographs from Finland, Helsinki City Art Museum, FI; catalog
2007 To Look or to see, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Fi
2007 Emma, Museum of Modern Art, Espoo, FI; catalog
2007 Reflections, Photography Centre of Mikkeli, FI
2006 Paris Photo, Stella Polaris, Central Exhibition, Pays Nordiques a L´Honneur, Paris, FR; catalog
2006 Black and White Metaphor, Kunsthalle Helsinki, FI
2006 The Helsinki School - A new Approach, Hotel de Ville de Bruxelles, Brüssels, BE; Borås Art Museum, Borås, SE
2005 The Helsinki School - A new Approach, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, DE
2005 The Helsinki School, Photography by Taik, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, SE; catalog
2005 Fractures of Life, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, FI; catalog
2005 To look or to see, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, FI
2004 Love me or leave me, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, FI
2004 30 by Taik, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, FI
2004 Finnish Contemporary Photography, Roellin/Duerr galerie,  St. Gallen, CH
2003 New Realities, Hasselblad Center, Göteborg, SE; catalog
2003 iD, Platform, Vaasa, FI; catalog
2003 Laps Suomen, Tikanoja Art Museum, Vaasa; Salo Art Museum, FI; catalog
2003 Finlands Institutet (with Aino Kannisto), Stockholm, SE
2002 Mutter, Fotogalerie Wien, Vienna, AT; catalog
2002 Almost perfect, Jugendsali, Helsinki; Kuopio Art Museum, Kuopio, FI
2002 Vapaa kappale, Jukka Male Museum, Helsinki, FI
2001 Familienbild, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, DE; catalog
2001 Voltti, The Lönnström Art Museum, Rauma, FI; catalog
2001 VI Mänttä Art Festival, Mänttä, FI; catalog
2000 The Human Body as an Expression of the Subconscious, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, JP; catalog
2000 Dein Wille geschehe... Das Bild des Vaters in Zeitgenössischer Kunst und Wissenschaft, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin; DE; catalog
2000 Nordic Postmodernism, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, FI
1999 Auf der Suche nach der Zeit, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, DE; catalog
1999 In Visible Light, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, FI; catalog
1999 The Home District, The Photography Centre of Mikkeli, FI
1998 The Second Finnish Art Triennial, Kunsthalle Helsinki, FI; catalog
1998 The Nude and the Masked, Images of Woman in Finnish Art, Helsinki City Art Museum, Finland;   catalog
1998 Fins Huis (with Stefan Bremer), Antwerpen, BE
1997 Above / Below, the Surface, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Ateneum, Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, FI; catalog
1997 Dark Side, Kari Kenetti Gallery, Helsinki, FI
1997 The Drum and the Camera, Gallen-Kallela Museum, Espoo, FI
1997 Galerie Lichtblick, Cologne, DE
1996 Borealis 7 - Desire, Bergen Art Museum, Norway, Gallery F 15, Moss, N, Gothenburg Art Museum / Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg, SE; catalog
1996 Above/Below, the Surface, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Muhka, Antwerpen, BE; catalog
1996 Momentum, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, FI
1996 Divers Memories, The Museum of Lieksa, FI; catalog
1996 Vents du Nord, N.C.E. la galerie, Paris, FR
1996 Bosnia-Herzegovina Art Museum, Sarajevo, YU
1995 The Script, The Second Finnish Photography Triennial, Kunstahalle Helsinki, FI; catalog
1995 Borealis 7 - Desire, Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, FI; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humblebaek, DK; catalog
1995 Postfem, Female Photographers Post Art Exhibition, Helsinki Post Museum, Helsinki, FI; catalog
1995 Vents du Nord, Le Mois de la Photographie, Talant, FR
1995 Floating forks, The Centre for Creative Photography, Jyväskylä, FI; catalog
1994 ART=ACT, Galleria dell credito Valtellinase, Milan, IT; catalog
1994 Le cruxifié Artic, Institut Finlandaise, Paris, FR
1994 Album, Private Photographs from Finland and Sweden, Turku, FI; catalog
1993 ART=ACT, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, FI; catalog
1993 A Woman´s Laughter II, Vapauden aukio, Helsinki, FI
1992 Fotogalerie Wien, Vienna, AT; catalog
1992 Touch, Villa Roma, Turku, FI; catalog
1992 Postmoral, The First Finnish Photography Triennial, Kunsthalle Helsinki, FI; catalog
1992 A Woman´s Laughter, Vapauden aukio, Helsinki, FI
1991 The Speaking Eye, Art Gallery Otso, Espoo, FI; catalog
1991 ZET, Rotuaari, street art exhibition, Oulu, FI; catalog
1990 La Photographie et la Philosophie, Institut Finlandaise, Paris, FR; catalog
1989 Colorful, Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, Okra Gallery, Vantaa, FI
1989 The Photography Centre of Mikkeli (with Armi Laukia), Mikkeli, FI
1989 13 Most, Moscow; Krasnogvarsk, Kiov, Kazan, Harkov, Tallinn; Soviet Union; catalog
1989 Photographers look at themselves, Rundetårn, Copenhagen, DK; catalog
1988 Questioning Europe, Reinterpretations within Photography, Holland-America Line Terminal, Rotterdam, BE; catalog
1988 Utopia and Memory, Taidesalonki Bellárte, Turku, Gallery Uusikuva, Kotka, Kuopio Art Museum, Kuopio, Kluuvi Gallery, Helsinki City Art Museum, Joensuu Art Museum, FI
1988 Muu, The Muu Society´s Exhibition, Artis´s Union Gallery, Helsinki, FI
1988 Kilo III Finale (with MOX Mäkelä), Kilo, Espoo, FI
1987 Künstlerische Fotografie in Skandinavien heute, Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf, BRD; catalog
1987 13- New Finnish Photography Art, Art Gallery Otso, Espoo, FI
1987 Contemporary Finnish Photography, Ganser Art Gallery, Pennsylvania, USA; catalog
1986 Zeitgenössische Photographen, Nikon-Galerie, Vienna, AT; catalog
1986 Where - Finnish Photographic Art in 1842-1986, Kunsthalle Helsinki, FI; catalog
1985 Nordisk Fotokunst, Odense, DK; + exhibition touring in the other venues in Scandinavia; catalog
1985 Woman´s Energies (with Kari Paajanen), Jugendsali, Helsinki, FI
1984 By the River – Finnish Photography now, Pori Art Museum, FI; catalog
1984 26 – The First Group Exhibition of Female Photographers in Finland, Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki; Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Modern Art, Turku, Finland, Canon Photo Gallery, Amsterdam, NL, Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Joensuu Art Museum, FI, etc.; catalog
1983 Five Finnish Photographers, Fotograficentrums: Gothenburg; Linköping; Huskvarna, Gislaved; SE; catalog
1982 Personally, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, FI
1981 Men, Iisalmen Kamera, FI
1981 Mukana-Med, Alongside, Jugendsali, Helsinki, FI
1981 Art Exhibition by the Students of Photograhy, Vanha Ylioppilastalo; Helsinki, FI
1981 Young Artist 1981, Kunsthalle Helsinki, FI

Academic experience
1984– Artist and tutoring teacher, Aalto University of Arts and Design, Helsinki, FI; Academy of Fine Arts, University of Helsinki, FI
2002–2004 Professor, Department of Visual Culture, Aalto University of Arts and Design, Helsinki, FI

Curatorial and professional experience
2015 Ah! Jo! Art museum Onni, Joensuu, FI.
1998-99 Curator of The Third Finnish Photography Triennial what is real, Helsinki Kunstahalle, FI; Mikkeli Art Museum, FI; catalog
1991 For Private Use, document film (with art historian Arja Elovirta and producer Tarja Strandén), YLE 1
1987 The Essential Vocabulary, document film about the art production of Ulla Jokisalo (with producer Tarja Strandén), YLE 1; catalog

Publications
2011 Monograph Guises of Play, images by Ulla Jokisalo, text by Anna Kortelainen, graphic design by Jorma Hinkka, edited by Tuomo-Juhani Vuorenmaa, published in conjunction with the solo exhibition Ulla Jokisalo, Guises of Play at the Museum Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova by Musta Taide, FI

2006 The World Imaginable, catalog published in conjunction with the solo exhibition of Ulla Jokisalo at the State Museum of the History of St. Petersburg, RU, texts by Tuula Karjalainen and Nana Zhvitiashvili, Graphic design A. Kalm

2005 Fort-da, portfolio with ten pigment prints and two appended sheets, issue of twenty numbered and signed copies, text by Arja Elovirta, Graphic design by Jorma Hinkka, edited by Tuomo-Juhani Vuorenmaa, published by Musta Taide, FI

2001 Monograph Ulla Jokisalo, The Memory of My Images, the Years 1980-2000, texts Tuula Karjalainen and Arja Elovirta, Graphic design Kari Paajanen, edited by Tuomo-Juhani Vuorenmaa, published in conjunction with the retrospective of Ulla Jokisalo at the Helsinki City Art Museum by Musta Taide, FI

1998 Bond, novel with author Anja Snellman, text by Anja Snellman, images by Ulla Jokisalo, Graphic design Marja-Leena Muukka and Ulla Jokisalo, published by WSOY, FI

1993 Cutting, catalog published in conjunction with the retrospective of Ulla Jokisalo at the Kuopio Art Museum, FI, text and edited by Arja Elovirta, Graphic design Saku Heinänen

1983 On the Borderline, serigraphic publication with Taneli Eskola, printed in an edition of 180 copies, which are numbered and signed by the artists, serigraphic printing by Heikki Oraheimo, University of Industrial Arts, Photographic Arts Dep. Photo publications, FI

Awards
2012 The Most Beautiful Book of the Year 2011, Art Books category / Ulla Jokisalo, Guises of Play, Graphic design by Jorma Hinkka, published by Musta Taide, FI
2011 Order of the Lion of Finland - Pro Finlandia Medal
2004-09 Art Professorship of the State, FI
2002 Finnish Culture Fund Prize and Mikael Agricola Medal
2001 State Art Prize, FI
1985 Finnish Cultural Union Award, FI
1984 State Art Prize, FI

Works in collections
Alvar Aalto Museum, FI
Bibliotheque Henri Vincenot, FR
Espoo City, FI
Finnish State
Hasselblad Foundation, SE
Heino Collection, FI
Helsinki Art Museum, FI
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, FI
Pori Art Museum, FI
Kouri Collection, FI
Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art, Swanljung Collection, FI
Saastamoinen Collection, FI
Finnish Museum of Photography
Museum of Contemporary Art Tampere, FI
Turku Art Museum, FI
Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Modern Art, FI
Oulu Art Museum, FI
Rauma Art Museum, FI
Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere, FI
Private Collections in Belgium, Netherlands, France, Austria, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Germany, South Korea, USA and Finland

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