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Helsinki School

Gallery Taik Persons

Born in 1973 in Rovaniemi, Finland. Lives and works in Kuopio, Finland.

Education
2002 University of Art and Design, Department of Photography, Master of Arts, Helsinki (FI)
1998 Lahti Institute of Design, Department of Photography, Bachelor of Arts, Lahti (FI)
1997–98 Hochschule für Kunst und Gestaltung, Department of Photography, Zürich (CH)

Solo exhibitions
2014 Kunsthalle/Studio Helsinki (FI)
2013 Plants/Objects/Trees/People/Apprepriation/PAINT, G12, Kuopio (FI)
2012 Plants/Objects/Trees/People//PAINT, Camara Oscura, Madrid (ES)
2012 Plants/Objects/Trees/People//PAINT, Galleria AMA, Helsinki (FI)
2011 Plants/Objects//PAINT at FT Contemporary, Berlin (DE)
2010 Volta Art Fair, One-Woman Show, camara oscura de arte, New York (USA)
2009 Solo exhibition, camara oscura galleria de arte, Madrid (ES)
2009 Asymmetric Exposures, Galleri Bo Bjerggaard (DK), (Cat.)
2008 South Jutland’s Museum of Art, Kunstmuseet i Tønder (DK), (Book)
2007 fiedler contemporary, Cologne (DE)
2006 Bildmuseet (with P. Kekarainen), Umeå (SE)
2006 Galerie Anhava (with. P Takala), Helsinki (FI)
2005 Galleria Laurin, Zürich (CH)
2004 fiedler contemporary, Cologne (DE)
2004 Artforum Berlin, One-Woman Show, Galleri Bo Bjerggaard (DE)
2003 Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen (DK), (Book: Fear and Security)
2003 Galerie Anhava, Helsinki (FI)
2001 Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen (DK), (Cat.)
2000 Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki (FI)
2000 Viktor Barsokevitsch - Photocenter (with R. Päiväläinen), Kuopio (FI)
1999 Institut Finlandais, Paris (FR)
1996 Viktor Barsokevitsch - Photocenter, Kuopio (FI)

Group exhibitions
2013 HEP! Kuopio Art Museum, Kuopio (FI)
2012 Mylly Summer Exhibition, Kuopio, (FI)
2012 Screening olfativo, Colección Olor Visual, Screen Festival, Barcelona (ES) 2012 Creative encounters, Works from the Pohjola Bank Art Foundation, Helsinki Music Center, Helsinki (FI)
2012 Mazzano- 20 years time for Art, Museum of Estonian Architecture, Tallinn (EE) (Cat.)
2012 Olen tässä- Touring Photography Exhibition region Eastern- Finland, Viktor Barsokevitsch - Photocenter, Kuopio-Varkaus-Kiuruvesi etc. (FI)
2011 Mazzano- 20 years time for Art, Tampere Art Museum, Tampere (FI), (Cat.)
2011 Helsinki School Group exhibition, The Christophe Guye Gallery, Zürich (CH)
2011 An off-camera flash in your face and other stories from the Finnish Museum of Photography collections, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki (FI)
2011 Mazzano- 20 years time for Art, Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki (FI), (Cat.)
2010 Fourth Beijing International Art Biennale, Peking, (CN)
2010 Mylly Summer Exhibition 2010, Kuopio, (FI)
2010 Echoes of Light- Valon kaikuja, Photographic Center Nykyaika, TR1, Tampere (FI)
2009 Aletheia - Positions in Contemporary Photographs, Helsinki Photography Festival, Helsinki (FI)
2009 Spazio Bianco, Fotografia Italiana arte contemporanea, St Moritz (CH)
2008 Navigating the Ether, Gallery Bryce Wolkowitz, New York (USA)
2008 Locked -In/ Images of Humanity in the Age of Intrusion, Casino Luxembourg, Luxemburg (LU), (Cat.)
2008 Fotografia Italiana arte contemporanea, Milan (IT), (Cat.)
2007 Fondation Neuflize Vie: Acquisitions for the MEP (1999-2006), The Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris (F)
2007 Rencontres d'Arles Photographie, Discovery Awards exhibitions, Arles (F), (Cat.)
2007 Territory- Group Exhibition, Viktor Barsokevitsch - Photocenter, Kuopio (FI)
2007 The Helsinki School-Photography by Taik, Purdy Hicks Gallery, London (UK)
2007 Towards a new Ease –Set 4 from the Collection, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur (CH), (Cat.)
2007 The Helsinki School-Photography by Taik, Stenersen Museum, Oslo (NO)
2006 Premier Exhibition of the Saastamoinen Foundation, Emma- Espoo Museum of Modern Art (FI), (Cat.)
2006 Nordic Cut- The Helsinki School of Photography, Zagreb (HR)
2006 The Helsinki School-Photography by Taik, Museum of Modern Art, Borås (SE)
2006 ´the living is easy´, international contemporary photography, Flowers East, London (UK)
2006 Dialog. The Helsinki School, Langhans Galerie, Prague (CZ)
2006 The Helsinki School-Finnish photography from the 21st century, Hôtel de ville de Bruxelles, Brussels (BE)
2006 thinking abstract, fiedler contemporary, Cologne (DE)
2006 Inköpt konst 2006, Swedish National Public Art Council, Stockholm (SE) 2006 Mazzanon Aika 3- Group Exhibition, Forum box, Helsinki (FI), (Cat.)
2006 Kolme Tietä- Exhibition, Kuopio Art Museum, Kuopio (FI)
2005 The Helsinki School-Photography by Taik, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (DE)
2005 The Helsinki School-Photography by Taik, Kulturhuset, Stockholm (SE), (Cat.)
2005 The 110th Artist’s Exhibition, Kunsthalle Helsinki (FI)
2004 Gallery Hyundai, Seoul (South- Korea)
2004 The Helsinki School-Photography by Taik, TaiK in Berlin, Maxwell, Berlin (DE)
2004 Morphing Lights- Floating Shadows, 9th.Int. Architecture Biennale, Venice (IT), (Cat.)
2004 Opening show of the new location of Finnish Institute, Copenhagen (DK)
2004 The Helsinki School-Photography by Taik, Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen (DK)
2004 The Helsinki School-Photography by Taik, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki (FI)
2004 Group exhibition, Skive Art Museum, Skive (DK)
2004 Fotofinlandia, Exhibition of the nominated, Oulu Art museum, Oulu (FI)
2004 The Helsinki School, Brandts Museet for Fotokunst, Odense (DK), (Cat.)
2004 No view so distant, Stadsgalerij Heerlen, Glaspaleis, Heerlen (NL), (Cat.)
2004 Fotofinlandia, Exhibition of the nominated, Cable factory, Helsinki (FI)
2003 Order and Chaos, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur (CH), (Cat.)
2003 Landscape Now, Mikkeli Art Museum, Mikkeli (FI)
2003 Ideologia II, Nordic Biennal for Contemporary Art, Gothenburg, (SE), (Cat.)
2003 Fünf Positionen finnischer Fotografie, Kunstverein Schwerte, Germany (DE)
2003 Politics of Place, Länsmuséet Västernorrland, Härnösand (SE), (Cat.)
2002 The Built and the Living, Cafecreme, Luxembourg (LU), (Cat.)
2002 Politics of Place, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki (FI), (Cat.)
2002 Politics of Place, Edsvik Konst och Kultur, Sollentuna (SE), (Cat.)
2002 Kulturräume im Norden, Bayer Ag Leverkusen, Leverkusen (DE)
2002 Masters of Arts, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki (FI)
2002 Poltics of Place, Umeå Bildmuseet, Umeå (SE), (Cat.)
2001 Galleri Christian Dam, Oslo (N)
2001 Jatulintarha, Vardy - gallery, Sunderland (UK ), (CD-rom)
2000 EXITART, “Collector’s Choice”, New York (USA)
2000 Jatulintarha, Viktor Barsokevitsch - Photocenter, Kuopio (FI), (CD-rom)
1998 LUMO, International Triennal of Photography, Jyväskylä (FI), (Cat.)
1998 MuuMedia Festival with a videowork, Kiasma, Helsinki (FI), (Cat.)
1998 Final exhibition in Lahti Institute of Design, Lahti (FI)
1998 Spirit Level, Lowell, Massachusetts (USA)
1997 Das Neue Universum, Hochschule für Kunst und Gestaltung, Zürich (CH) 1997 Spirit Level, Lahti, (FIN)
1997 Spirit Level, Vevey (CH)
1997 Hirveä onni, Zone - Gallery, Helsinki (FI)

Selected bibliography
2012 Arte Allimite, Publ. Arte al limite, Santiago de Chile (CL)
2012 Exit 47: Photo and Painting, Publ. Proyetos Utópicos (ES)
2011 Smell Color: Chemistry, art and pedagogy, Arts Santa Monica (ES)
2011 The Helsinki School Vol. 4, A Female View Edited by Aalto University, texts by Andrea Holzherr, Timothy Persons, Hatje Cantz Verlag (DE)
2011 Mazzano- 20 years time for Art, Väinö Tanner Foundation, Helsinki (FI)
2010 Art Pulse Magazine, Nanna Hänninen by Associate Editor Paco Barragan, Miami (USA)
2009 The Edge of Vision, The rise of Abstraction in Photography, Lyke Rexer, Aperture, NY (USA)
2009 Nanna Hänninen- Asymmetric Exposure, Exhibition Catalogue, Galleri Bo Bjerggaard (DK)
2008 Locked in, Exhibition Catalogue, Casino Luxembourg- Forum d’art contemporain asbl, Luxembourg (LU)
2008 Nessuna onda può pettinare il mare, Exhibition Catalogue, Fotografia Italiana arte contemp., Milan, (IT)
2007 Nanna Hänninen, RECORDINGS, Text by Urs Stahel, Kodoji Press (CH)
2007 Les Rencontres d’Arles: Photographie 50 Expositions, Rencontres d'Arles and Editions Actes Sud (F)
2007 The Helsinki School Book by Taik, Hatje Cantz Verlag (D)
2007 Set 4- The Collection Publication Catalogue, Fotomuseum Winterthur, (CH)
2006 Timo Valjakka, Maalaus ja valokuva vaihtoivat paikkaa, Helsingin Sanomat, 18.11.2006 (FI)
2006 Seppo Heiskanen, Decades of Change, Art Collection- Finnish Art, Saastamoinen Foundation (FI)
2006 Swedish National Radio on Umeå Bildmuseet Exhibition (SE)
2006 Swedish National Television on Umeå Bildmuseet Exhibition (SE)
2006 Mazzanon Aika 3- Exhibition Catalogue, Väinö Tanner Foundation (FI)
2006 Hannele Tikkinen, Savon Sanomat 3/2006 (FI)
2005 Ursula Seibold-Bultmann, Licht von Norden, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 16.4.2005 (CH)
2005 Katrin Bachofen, Galerie Spiegel, Handels Zeitung, 11.5.2005 (CH)
2005 Hannele Tikkinen, Kosmopoliitti etsii kotia, Savon Sanomat 12.3.2005 (FI)
2005 Andrea Holzherr, Introduction to Nanna Hänninen, The Helsinki School-Photog.by Taik, Hatje Cantz Verlag (DE)
2004 Nanni Balzer, Morphing lights-floating Shadows, Metamorph-Catalogue, 9th Architecture Biennale, Venice (IT)
2004 Create a need, PÀP- Magazine (no.11/12) 8/2004 (FI)
2004 Jens Friis, Introduction to Nanna Hänninen, Katalog 16.1: Journal of Photogr., Museet for Fotokunst, Odense 2004 (DK)
2004 Jurriaan Benschop, No view so distant- Exhibition Catalogue, Stadsgalerij Heerlen, Heerlen (NL)
2004 Jari Arffman, Article, Taide-magazine, 3/2004 (FI)
2004 Fotofinlandia Finalists, Kamera-magazine, 2/2004 (FI)
2003 Merem Bem, Observatorium-Article, de Volkskrant 31.12.2003 (NL)
2003 Urs Stahel, Order and Chaos- Exhibition Catalogue, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Christof Merian Verlag (CH)
2003 Focus on Photography, Flash Art International, 11/2003 (IT)
2003 Pessi Rautio, article, Helsingin Sanomat, 3.5.2003 (FI)
2003 Jonni Roos, article, Taide-magazine, 1/2003 (FI)
2003 Nanna Hänninen-Fear and Security, A. Krogh and T. Persons, Forlaget Bjerggaard (DK)
2002 Människorna skapar sina landskap, article, Västerbottens Folksblad, 3.6.2002 (SE)
2002 Recontre…photographie contemporaine finlandaise, article, Luxemburger Wort, 19.11.2002 (LU)
2002 Finis terra, article, d’Land, 15.11.2002 (LU)
2002 The Built and the Living- Exhibition Catalogue, Café Creme, Luxembourg (LU)
2002 Politics of the Place, Exhibition Catalogue, Bildmuseet, Umeå (SE)
2001 Nanna H, Exhibition Catalogue, Galleri Bo Bjerggaard (DK)
2000 Impose-magazine, Artist introduction, 6/2000 (FI)
2000 Veli Granö, Eidos, writings of the Finnish art in the 90’, Lahti Institute of Design (FI)
2000 Arja Maunuksela, article, Helsingin Sanomat, 2000 (FI)
2000 Pirjo Nenola, article, Iisalmen Sanomat, 13.1.2000 (FI)
1999 Jari Voutilainen, article, Savon Sanomat, 15.4.1999 (FI)
1998 Valopilkku, TV- interview, 8.10.1998 (FI)
1998 Riitta Wikstöm, article, Etelä-Suomen Sanomat 23.5.1998 (FI)
1998 MuuMedia - Festival, Short film and exhibition catalogue (FI)
1998 Kimmo Lehtonen, LUMO- Exhibition catalogue, Jyväskylä Art Museum (FI)
1996 Rauni Väinämö, article, Helsingin Sanomat, 18.9.1996 (FI)

Nominations and awards
2012 Grand prize of the William Thuring Foundation by Finnish Art association (FI)
2010 Nomination for the Prix Pictet on the series Recordings
2010 Stipend of the City of Kuopio (FI)
2009 Nomination for the Deautsche Börse Photo Prize on the Solo show at the South Jutland’s Art Museum (Kunstmuseet i Tønder)
2008 Nomination for Carnegie Art Award
2008 Juho Rissanen stipend of the City of Kuopio (FI)
2007 Nomination for the Rencontres d'Arles Photographie Discovery Award
2004 Nomination for the Fotofinlandia award, Shortlisted (FI)

Grants
2016-2021 National Council for Photographic Art, 5-years artist grant
2016 National Council for Photographic Art, exhibition grant
2016 AVEK/CreaDemo, business piloting grant
2016 Alfred Kordelin Foundation, exhibition grant
2015 Studio Grant Kuopio
2015 Finnish Fund for Art Exchange, art exchange grant
2015 Northern – Savo Art Council, exhibition grant
2014 National Council for Photographic Art, 1-year artist grant (1 year)
2013 National Council for Photographic Art, 1-year artist grant (1 year)
2013 Northern - Savo Art Council, exhibition grant
2013 National Council for Photographic Art, exhibition grant
2012 Finnish Cultural Foundation/North Savo Regional Fund, exhibition grant
2012 Oskar Öflund Foundation, publishing grant
2012 AVEK/CreaDemo concept plan financing
2012 Northern - Savo Art Council, exhibition grant
2012 National Council for Photographic Art, publication grant
2012 Frame- Finnish Fund for Exchange, publication grant
2012 National Council for Photographic Art, 1-year artist grant (1 year)
2011 National Art Council of Finland, travel grant
2011 National Council for Photographic Art, exhibition grant
2011 National Council for Photographic Art, 3-years artist grant (third year)
2011 Alfred Kordelin Foundation grant
2010 National Art Council of Finland, travel grant
2010 Finnish Fund for Art Exchange, art exchange grant
2010 National Council for Photographic Art, exhibition grant
2010 National Council for Photographic Art, 3-years artist grant (second year)
2009 National Art Council of Finland, travel grant
2009 Finnish Fund for Art Exchange, art exchange grant
2009 National Council for Photographic Art, 3-years artist grant
2009 National Council for Photographic Art, exhibition grant
2008 Northern - Savo Art Council, exhibition grant
2008 National Council for Photographic Art, 1-year artist grant
2008 Visual Art Foundation in USA, New York atelier Grant
2007 Nomination for the Discovery Award at the Rencontres d'Arles Photographie
2007 National Council for Photographic Art, 1-year artist grant
2007 National Council for Photographic Art, exhibition grant
2006 Visual Arts - grant, Ministry of Education
2006 Northern - Savo Art Council, 1/2-year artist grant
2006 National Council for Photographic Art, exhibition grant
2005 Frame- Finnish Fund for Exchange, publication grant
2005 Oskar Öflund Foundation, artist grant
2005 National Council for Photographic Art, publication grant
2005 Northern - Savo Art Council, 1/2-year artist grant
2005 National Council for Photographic Art, exhibition grant
2005 National Council for Photographic Art, travel grant
2004 National Art Council of Finland, travel grant
2004 National Council for Photographic Art, exhibition grant
2003 National Art Council of Finland, travel grant
2003 Frame- Finnish Fund for Exchange, travel grant
2003 Nifca, Sleipnir grant
2002 National Art Council of Finland, travel grant
2002 Nifca, Sleipnir grant
2002 Frame- Finnish Fund for Exchange, publication grant
2002 Finnish Cultural Foundation, working grant
2002 National Council for Photographic Art, publication grant
2001 Oskar Öflund Foundation, working grant
2001 Nifca, Sleipnir grant
2001 Finnish Cultural Foundation, working grant
2001 Väinö Tanner Foundation’s Atelier grant
2001 National Art Council of Finland, travel grant
2001 National Council for Photographic Art, exhibition grant
2000 National Art Council of Finland, travel grant
2000 University of Art and Design Helsinki, Erasmus-grant
2000 Visual Arts - grant, Ministry of Education
2000 Uusimaa Regional exhibition grant
2000 Northern - Savo Art Council, exhibition grant
1999 Northern - Savo Art Council, travel grant
1998 Höhere Schule für Kunst und Gestaltung Zürich, Erasmus grant
1998 Northern - Savo Art Council, exhibition grant
1996 National Council for Photographic Art, exhibition grant

Public artworks
2013 Vertical landscape, A landmark on a building facade of a new neighborhood, Familje Båstäder, Stockholm (SE)
2013 Asymmetric, Turku state bureau, Senate Properties, Turku (FI)
2009 Jungle and Powerplant of Kuopio: version in Red at Kuopio employment agency, The State Art Collections, Kuopio (FI)
2008 Walks from dusk til dawn at Centralposthus Blåmannen/The National Property Board of Sweden, Stockholm (SE)

Works in collections
Gothenburg Konstmuseum, Gothenburg (SE)
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur (CH)
Pohjola Bank Art Foundation, Helsinki (FI)
Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation Art Collection/Rovaniemi Art Museum, Rovaniemi (FI)
Pori Art Museum/ Deposit Collections of Arto Jurttila, Pori (FI)
Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris (FR)
Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki (FI)
EMMA Espoo Museum of Modern Art/Saastamoinen Foundation, Espoo (FI)
Museum of Photography, Helsinki (FI)
State Art Collections (FI)
Kuopio Art Museum (FI)
Swedish National Public Art Council (SE)
Finnish Art Association, Helsinki (FI)
European Patent Office EPO, (DE)
Pentti Kouri Collections (FI)
Ostsee Sparkasse Rostock (DE)
Rauli Heino Collections (FI)
Colección Olor Visual (ES)
Private collections in: Kuopio, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Helsinki, Kuopio, Köln, London, Luxemburg, Miami, Munich, New York, Oslo, Paris, Turin, Trento, Zurich etc.

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