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Helsinki School

Gallery Taik Persons

Born in Oulu, Finland, 1972. Lives and works in Sweden.

Education
2006 Master of Art, Department of Photography, University of Art and Design, UIAH, Helsinki
2004 Study Exchange, Die Hochschule für Buchkunst und Grafik, Leipzig
2001 Bachelor of Art, Department of Photography, Academy of Performing Arts, FAMU, Prague
1997 Induction Workshop in Cinematography, National Film and TV School, London
1994–96 Studies of Cinematography and Film Theory, FAMU, Prague
1991–94 Studies of Forestry at the University of Helsinki

Solo exhibitions
2014 The Place of no Roads, Musée de la Photographie André Villers
2013 Office Rage, Gallery Singular, Pula
2013 Distorted Shadows, Breadfield, Malmö
2012 Vidas y Lugares, Matadero Madrid
2011 The Place of no Roads, Artothèque de Caen, Les Borealis
2011 Dreams and Awakenings, Galleri Flach, Stockholm
2010 The Place of no Roads, FotoMuseum, Antwerpen
2010 Im Dobbelpack, Kunsthalle Erfurt, together with Walter Bergmoser
2010 The Place of no Roads, Momentum Galerie, Vienna
2009 Exhausted Illusion, La Galerie Particulière, Paris
2009 The Place of no Roads, Gallery TAIK, Berlin
2009 Civil Courage, Kulttuuritehdas Korjaamo, Helsinki
2009 The Place of no Roads, Finsk-norsk kulturinstitutt, Oslo
2009 Ingen mans land, Kulturhuset, Stockholm
2008 Ballad of a Troubled Dream, Point of View Gallery, New York
2008 Civil Courage (Nos réalités), Le Quartier, Quimper
2008 True Story, Maerz Galerie, Leipzig
2007 Looking at Life, Finlandsinstitutet, Stockholm
2007 Sisätiloja, G.A.Serlachius museum, Mänttä
2007 Näytös, Korjaamo, Helsinki
2007 Reality in the Making, Peter Lav Photo Gallery, Copenhagen
2007 Natura Morte, Pole Image, Rouen
2007 Reality in the Making, Villa Oppenheim, Berlin
2007 Synart Art Gallery, Frankfurt
2005 Galleri Flach, Stockholm
2005 Reality in the Making, Honkahovi, Mänttä
2004 Movies, Bautzner 69, Dresden
2004 Cold Frame, Leonardi V-Idea, Genova, together with Sampsa Virkajärvi
2003 The World As We Know It, Pohjoinen valokuvakeskus, Oulu
2003 Uncompleted Buildings, Gallery Laterna Magica, Helsinki
2002 Interaction, Photography Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki
2002 Movies, Tampere International Short Film Festival, Tampere
2000 Carelians in Juupajoki, Photographic Centre Nykyaika, Tampere

Group exhibitions
2012 Tosi kyseessä / Reality Bites, Kiasma, Helsinki
2012 Remove Me, Artothèque de Caen
2012 Regards photographiques Finlandais sur la nature, Abbaye de Jumièges
2012 Wir sind die Anderen, Art Foyer, DZ Bank, Frankfurt
2011 Humble, Silent and Unexplainable, Galeria Virgilio, Sao Paulo
2010 Feest der herkenning! Internationaal realisme, Kunsthal Rotterdam
2010 tru(E)motion/Breaking the Edge, Daegu Biennale 2010
2010 Fake&Real, Galerie Schütte, Essen
2010 Realismus - Das Abenteuer der Wirklichkeit, Kunsthalle Emden, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich
2009 F-stop 2009, Leipzig
2009 Honkahovi, Mänttä
2009 Vårsalongen, Liljevalchs konsthall, Stockholm
2008 CLINIC, Griesmar&Tamer, Paris
2008 Mäntän kuvataideviikot, Mänttä
2008 Maan asema / La position de la Terre, CRAC Alsace, Altkirch
2008 Vårsalongen, Liljevalchs konsthall, Stockholm
2008 Dark, Korjaamo, Helsinki
2007 French Diary, Pohjoinen valokuvakeskus, Oulu
2007 Toden ja unelmien välissä, Photographic Centre Nykyaika, Tampere
2007 Photo Finish, Stenersens Museum, Oslo
2006 What’s Up North, Rantagalleria, Pohjoinen valokuvakeskus, Oulu
2006 What is Photography, Borås Konstmuseum
2006 Museum!Museum!, Oulu Art Museum
2006 Dialog, Langhans Galerie, Prague
2006 Fermente, Maerz Galerie, Leipzig
2006 Alone Together (POC), Gallerie Nouvelles Images, Den haag
2006 Nu Nordisk Fotografi, (10 finalists), Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg
2006 Masters of Art, UIAH, Helsinki
2006 Zwischen Traum und Wirklichkeit, Galerie der Stadt Tuttlingen
2006 Pointers, Contemporary finnish photographers, Galerie Nei Liicht, Luxemburg and Studio Marangoni, Florence
2006 Fotofinlandia, (10 finalists), Sanomatalo, Helsinki and VB-valokuvakeskus, Kuopio
2006 Nyförvärv och en och annan favorit, Gävle Konstcentrum
2005 Zwischen Traum und Wirklichkeit, Stadtmuseum Ratingen and Stadtmuseum Bergkamen
2005 Berlin Art Fair, Gallery TAIK
2005 Personligt (The Helsinki School), Kunsthaus Bethanien, Berlin
2005 4th Generation, PPS Gallery, Hamburg
2005 The Helsinki School, Kulturhuset, Stockholm
2005 Helsinki Versions, Centrum för fotografi, Stockholm
2005 Stockholm Art Fair, Gallery TAIK
2004 Working Situation, Bautzner 69, Dresden
2004 Berlin Art Fair, Gallery TAIK
2004 POC in town, Gallery Kudlek, Forum fur Fotografie, Cologne
2004 Fantastic Realism, Konstihoone, Tallinn
2004 The World As We Know It, Prospekto gallery, Vilnius
2004 Quand la photo fait son cinema, Pole Image Haute-Normandie, Rouen
2004 Stockholm Art Fair, Gallery TAIK
2003 Quand la photo fait son cinema, Galerie Nathalie Pariente, Paris
2003 Berlin Art Fair, Gallery TAIK
2003 OPEN 2003, Venezia
2003 60° - 43°, Marseille
2003 Stockholm Art Fair, Gallery TAIK
2002 Mäntän kuvataideviikot, Mänttä
2001 The Final Show of BA-studies, FAMU, Novometska Radnice, Prague
2001 Alkuperä, Koskenjalan galleria, Juupajoki
1999 Swimming Pool, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
1998 Särkyneen sydämen hotelli, Porin Taidemuseo
1998 Kuoret, galleria Leonardo, Tampere

Grants
2013 FRAME
2013-15 Arts Promotion Centre Finland
2012 National Council for Photographic Art, grant for photographic books
2012 National Council for Photographic Art
2011 Suomen Taideyhdistys, William Thuring Price
2011 National Council for Photographic Art
2010 Swedish Polar Research Secretariat, artist of SWEDARP 2009/10
2010 National Council for Photographic Art
2009 Finnish Cultural Foundation
2009 National Council for Photographic Art
2008 Konstnärsnämnden, Sweden
2008 Finnish Fine Art Academy Foundation
2008 The City of Stockholm
2008 National Council for Photographic Art, grant for photographic books
2008 National Council for Photographic Art
2008 National Council for Photographic Art
2007 Finnish Cultural Foundation
2006 Finnish Fine Art Academy Foundation
2006 Finnish Art Foundation, grant for young artists
2006 Sleipnir-travel grant, NIFCA
2006 Public Lending Right Grant, Arts Council of Finland
2005 Sleipnir-travel grant, NIFCA
2005 Arts Council of Finland, grant for photographic books
2005 Finnish Cultural Foundation
2005 Town of Mänttä
2005 National Council for Photographic Art
2004 Arts Council of Finland, travel grant
2003 Sleipnir-travel grant, NIFCA
2003 National Council for Photographic Art
2002 Kordelin foundation
2002 Sleipnir-travel grant, NIFCA
2002 Art Council of Pirkanmaa
2001 Town of Mänttä

Publications
2009 The Place of no Roads, Hatje Cantz, ISBN: 978-3 7757-2399-2, www.hatjecantz.com
2006 Reality in the Making, Hatje Cantz, 2006, ISBN: 978-3 7757-1880-6, www.hatjecantz.com
2004 Movies, Bautzner69/Hesperus Verlag, 2004, ISBN: 3-932 607-11-2

Residencies
2013 Pula, Croatia, Singular
2009 New York, the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York
2004 Rouen, POC / Pole Image Haut Normandie
2003 Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, NIFCA

Memberships
Union of Artist Photographers in Finland
Piece of Cake (POC), European project for contemporary imagery, (www.pocproject.com)

Works in collections
FNAC (Fonds National d’Art Contemporain), France
Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Arts of Finland
Statens Konstråd, Sweden
Finlandsinstitutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, France
F.R.A.C. Haute Normandie, France
Pole Image Haute Normandie, France
DZ Bank, Germany
The Art Museum of Oulu, Finland
Oulun seudun ammattikorkeakoulu, Finland
Suomen taideyhdistys, Finland
Uppsala Art Museum, Sweden
Gävle Art Centrum, Sweden
Private collections in Finland, Sweden, France, Germany, Italy and USA

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