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Helsinki School

Gallery Taik Persons

Born in 1975. Lives and works in Helsinki.

Education
2012– Postgraduate Studies, Aalto University – School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Helsinki, Finland
2007 Master of Art, University of Art and Design (TAIK), Department of Photography, (now Aalto University), Helsinki
2001 Bachelor of Art, Turku Art Academy, Department of Photography, Turku, Finland
1996–1997 The School of Photography, Muurla, Finland

Selected solo exhibitions
2017 Rehearsals for Adulthood, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, FI
2017 Framing the world, Gallery Taik Persons, DE
2017 Contemporary window gallery,  St. Petersburg, RU
2016 GalleriaGalleria (popup), Seinäjoki, FI
2014 Northern Photography Centre, Oulu, Finland
2013 We are the revolution, after Joseph Beuys, Korjaamo Gallery, Helsinki, FI
2012 Small Project place, Tromso, Norway
2011 Room With A View, Gallery Korjaamo, Helsinki
2011 My Weather Diary, Quai N1, Vevey, Switzerland
2009 Alienation and Other Stories, Galleria Galica, Milan, Italy
2007 Galleria Galica, Milan
2007 Rehearsals for Adulthood, Mai Manó, House of Photography, Budapest, Hungary
2007 Northern Photography Centre, Oulu
2006 My Weather Diary, Dorottya Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2006 My Unopened Letters, Lighthouse Poole, UK
2006 My Unopened Letters, Gallery Anhava, Helsinki
2005 My Unopened Letters, Winchester Gallery, Winchester (UK)
2005 My Weather Diary, Finland Institute Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
2004 My weather Diary, Gallery Esa Jaske / Project room, Sydney, Australia
2004 My weather Diary, The Art Museum of Wäinö Aaltonen / Studio, Turku
2002 Rehearsals for Adulthood, Espace Huit Novembre, Paris, France
2001 Rehearsals for Adulthood, Kluuvi Gallery, Helsinki

Selected group exhibitions
2018 Paris Photo, Gallery Taik Persons, Paris, FR
2018 Weather, D-Museum, Seul, KR
2018 Photo London, Gallery Taik Persons, London, UK
2017 Voices from Europe, Lisbon, PT
2017 KaunasPhoto, Kaunas, LT
2016 Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary art, Helsinki, FI
2016 Wäinö Aaltonen Art Museum, Turku, FI
2015 Photo London, Somerset House, UK
2015 Capturer l’Ephémère, Galerie Vanessa Quang, Paris, FR
2015 Kiasma Contemporary art museum, Helsinki, FI
2015 The 10th Baltic Contemporary Art Biennial, National Museum in Szczecin, PL
2014 Manifesta 10. Parallely Program, S.T. Petersburg, RU
2014 Wäinö Aaltonen Art Museum, Turku
2013 Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary art, Helsinki
2012 Wäinö Aaltonen Art Museum, Turku
2012 Artic Hysteria, ST. Petersburg, Russia
2011 Wäinö Aaltonen Art Museum, Turku
2010 No Fear Beyond This Point, Gelleria Galica, Milan
2010 Al di là delle apparenze opache, Settimana Europea della Fotografia 2010 – curated by Gigliola Foschi, Italy
2010 Arrivals and Departures, Fondo Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona – curated by Andrea Bruciati, Italy
2010 Kiasma – Museum of Contemporary art, Helsinki
2010 Arctic Hysteria, DA2, Salamanca, Spain
2010 Gallery Vanessa Quang, Paris
2010 Arctic Hysteria, Kuntsi, Museum of Modern Art, Vaasa, Finland
2009 Five Variations on Transcending the Finiteness of Human Vision, Riga, Latvia
2009 Fly me to the Moon, Moen 44, Askeby, Denmark
2009 T.ERROR, Hungarian Cultural Center, New York, USA
2009 Artic Hysteria, Kunsthalle, Helsinki
2009 Politische Ikonografie, Galerie Jette Rudolf, Berlin, Germany
2009 Aletheia, Helsinki Photography Festival, Helsinki City Art Museum
2009 Arctic Hysteria, Museum of Contemporary Art-Ludwig Museum, Budapest
2008 Arctic Hysteria, P.S.1, New York
2008 Nordic  Moods, Arken, Museum of Modern Art, Skoven, Denmark
2008 Up Close and Personal, Tallinn, Estonia
2008 Garden of Delights, Yeosu Art Festival, Yeosu, South Korea
2008 T.error_Contemporary Images of Violence, Kunsthalle Budapest
2008 Manipulations, Mois de la Photo, Gallery La Ferronnerie, Paris 2008 Five Variations on Transcending the Finiteness of Human Vision, Artget, Belgrade, Serbia
2008 Helsinki Biennale, Design Museum, Helsinki
2008 Mänttä Art Festival, Mänttä, Finland
2008 HoviArt, Mikkeli, Finland
2008 Phenomena, Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland
2008 Ma liberaci dal male, Galleria San Fedele, Milan
2008 Questions of Conflict, European Museum of Peace, Austria
2008 Rose Boreal, Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris, Paris
2007 The Triennial of Finnish Art, Kunsthalle Helsinki
2007 7th Biennale de la Photographie Africaine, Bamako, Mali
2007 The Nature of Evil, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki
2007 Hope is a Good Thing, Atelier Frankfurt, Germany
2006 Neue Galerie Studio, Graz, Austria
2006 47th October Salon, Belgrade, Serbia
2006 Metaphysics of Youth, Artenova - Fuoriuso, Pescara, Italy
2006 Check-in Europe, European Patent Office, Munich, Germany
2005 Malmö Museer / Fotografins rum, Malmö, Sweden
2005 To be Continued, Helsinki Photography Festival, Kunsthalle Helsinki
2005 Emotion Pictures, Muhka, Antwerpen, Belgium
2005 Fractures of Life, Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary art, Helsinki 2005 Helsinki School, Kulturhuset, Stockholm
2004 Finnish Tango / White Box, New York
2004 Lumo 6. Gallery Harmonia, Jyväskylä, Finland
2004 Biennale of Sydney 2004, on reason and emotion, MCA, Sydney
2004 Presque des paysages, Gallerie La Ferronnerie, Paris
2004 Vague 2 Hommages et dimgression, Musee Malraux, Le Havre
2004 Tough Sisters and Single Men, Art Moscow, Russia
2004 Voids, Pads and Places, Kunsthalle Lophem, Brugge, Belgium
2004 Fotofinlandia 2004 Finalists, Cable Factory, Helsinki
2004 Vasta Maalattu, Le Triage, Paris
2004 Fantastic Realism, Tallinn
2004 Facing East, Arts Institute at Bournemouth, UK
2004 3rd Ars Baltica Triennal of Photographic Art, Stadtgallerie Kiel, Germany
2004 Mecklenburgisches Kunstlerhaus Schloss Plushow, Germany
2004 Kunsthalle Bergen / Bergens Kunstforening, Bergen, Norway
2004 Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
2004 Latvia Centre for Contemporary Art, Riga, Latvia
2004 Pori Art Museum, Pori
2004 Tallin Art Hall, Tallin
2003 Quand la photo fait son cinema, Marseille, France
2003 Galerie Nathalie Pariente, Paris
2003 Extra Strong Super Light, National Museum in Szczecin, Poland
2003 Tomorrow’s News, Gallery 101, Ottawa, Canada
2002 Symptomania, Kunsthalle Lophem vzw, Loppem, Belgium
2002 Off Scene, Amos Andersson Art Museum, Helsinki
2001 Fotofinlandia 2000 Finalists, Cable Factory, Helsinki

Publications
2014 The Helsinki School - From the Past to the Future, Hatje Cantz
2013 nordic now!, Musta Taide, Helsinki
2012 Tosi kyseessä, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
2010 My Weather Diary, monograph, Self-published
2009 Aletheia – Positions in Contemporary Photographies, exhibition catalogue, Helsinki Art Museum: Helsinki
2009 Motiv #13, Stockholm
2009 Photographs, Philips de pury & company, London
2008 Rose Boréal : Photographies de l'Ecole d'Helsinki, Exhibition catalogue, ENSBA: Paris
2008 Nordic Moods, Arken Museum for Moderne Kunst, Copenhagen
2008 t.error, PETRANYI Asolt, Budapest
2007 The Helsinki School New Photography by TaiK, Hatje Cantz
2007 Rencontres Africaines De La Photographie, Bamako
2006 Shifts, i(p+r)/n University of Sunderland
2006 Art, life & Confusion, October salon Belgrade, Belgrade
2005 The Helsinki School - Photography by TaiK, Hatje Cantz
2005 Die Vierte Generation – The Helsinki School, PPS Galerie: Hamburg
2005 Arjen murtumia, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
2005 To Be Continued, Helsinki Photography Festival, Helsinki
2004 Isabel Carlos Emotion and Reason, Biennale of Sydney, Sydney
2004 Heimweg, Verlag fur moderne Kunst Nürnberg, Berlin
2004 Vagues, Somogy Editions D'art, Paris
2004 ARTnord, Institute National D'historie De L'art, Paris
2004 Framework, Frame Helsinki
2004 Jari Silomäki, Avaamattomat kirjeeni (My Unopened Letters), catalogue, Whinchester Gallery and Photonet, Whinchester
2004 Vasta Maalattu, Institut Finlandais, Paris
2003 What is important, 3rd Baltica Triennal of Photography art, Kiel
2003 Landscape – Photographs of Time and Place, the National Geographic Books, Washington
2002 Kuvitelmia / Fantasies. Asko Mäkelä, Exhibition catalogue, Finnish Museum of Photography, Sara Hildén Art Museum: Helsinki/Tampere
2001 Harjoitelmia aikuisuuteen (Rehearsals for Adulthood), monograph, Turku Polytechnic
2001 Intohimo–Passion, Luovan valokuvauksen keskus, Jyväskylä

Selected Grants and Awards
2017 Finnish State Prize for Photographic Art
2017 Kone Foundation
2016 Arts Council of Finland
2015 WILLIAM THURING Prize, Greta and William Lehtinen Foundation
2009 Arts Council of Finland
2009 Alfred Kordelin Foundation,
2004 FOTOFINLANDIA Prize

Works in collections
Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku, FI
Helsinki City Art Museum, FI
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, FI
The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, FI
Turku Art Museum, Turku, FI
Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art, Vaasa, FI
Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, Rovaniemi Art Museum, Rovaniemi, FI
Pori Art Museum, Pori, FI
Saastamoinen Foundation, Espoo Museum of Modern Art, FI
National Museum in Szczecin, PL
Neue Galerie Graz, AT
Private collections in Australia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Russia, Sweden, UK and USA.

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