Helsinki School

Gallery Taik Persons

Born 1970 in Helsinki. Lives and works in Helsinki.

2003 University of Art and Design Helsinki
(now Aalto University – School of Arts, Design and Archtecture), Finland
1998 SMFA / The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, U.S.A
1995 New England School of Photography, Boston, MA, U.S.A

Solo Exhibitions
2018 Down the Impassible Rivers, Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, AT
2018 Content is a Glimpse of Something, Gallery Taik Persons, Berlin, DE
2018 Proximity, Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, NY, US
2017 Rhythm, Direction and Weight, Atlas Gallery, London, UK
2016 A Depth Immaculate, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, FI
2015 Plane Adaption, Gallery Taik Persons, Berlin, DE
2015 Temporal Matter, Atlas Gallery, London, UK
2014 Solids- Trilogy, Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg
2013 No Debris, No Ruin, Gallery Taik Persons, Berlin
2013 Finnish Frame of Mind, with Arno Minkkinen, Gallery Valerie Bach, Brussels
2013 And Time Is No Longer An Obstacle, Gallery Bryce Wolkowitz, New York
2012 Gallery Nikolaus Ruzicska (studio), Salzburg, Austria
2012 ABC Berlin, Gallery TAIK, Berlin
2010 Equations, Gallery TAIK, Berlin, Germany
2009 Every Now Is a New Past, Gallery Krista Mikkola, Helsinki, Finland
2007 Flatland, Gallery Haus Schneider / Uschi Kolb, Karlsruhe, Germany
2007 Valley of Dying Stars, (with Gabriella Basch & Jukka Korkeila),
Galleri Thomassen, Gothenburg, Sweden
2006 One, individual, unconditional, irrelative, range of perception, future me,
Gallery 14-1, Stuttgart, Germany
2005 Passage of Information, Gallery Herrmann & Wagner, Berlin, Germany
2004 New works, Gallery Uusitalo, Helsinki, Finland
2004 Sights, Riihimäki Art Museum, Riihimäki, Finland
2004 Sights, Gallery Häme, Lahti, Finland
2003 Memory Sights, Gallery SPHN, Berlin, Germany
1999 2 Kaksi, Gallery Laterna Magica, Helsinki, Finland
1996 Square Notes, Gallery Laterna Magica, Helsinki, Finland

Selected Group Exhibitions
2019 ARCO Madrid, Gallery Taik Persons, Madrid, ES
2018 Paris Photo, Gallery Taik Persons, Paris, FR
2018 The Armory Show, Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, NY, US
2018 Vienna Contemporary, Gallery Taik Persons, Vienna, AT
2018 CHART, Copenhagen, Gallery Taik Persons, Copenhagen, DNK
2018 Arco Madrid, Gallery Taik Persons, Madrid, ES
2018 Killing Me Softly, Salon Dahlmann, Berlin, DE
2018 Cape Town Art Fair, Galerie Pascal Jenssens, Cape Town, SA
2017 Abstract!, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki
2017 Finland at 100, Abecita Konst Museum, Borås
2017 Foto View: Finland, Landskrona Museum, Landskrona
2017 Samlung Haupt (Berlin)/ 30 Siberlinge – Kunst&Gelb, Mannheimer Kunstverein, Mannheim
2017 Dreamaholic: The Miettinen Collection, Weserburg Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen
2016 Soiree Graphique No9 Norden, KOMET, Bern
2016 Summer exhibition, Taidekeskus Taarasti, Nastola
2016 Deck Voyage, Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul
2015 "I plunge into black holes and emerge intact", Gallery Taik Persons, Berlin
2014 Celebrated, Atlas Gallery, London
2013 ISCP Fall Open Studios, Brooklyn NYC
2013 Now and Then; The first five countries of the ECB’s exhibition series,
European Central Bank, Frankfurt am Main
2013 Money, Money, Money, Kunstforum, Halle.
2013 Joachim Bandau, Niko Luoma, David Shapiro, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
2013 WeldeKunstpreises for Photography in 2013, Short list exhibition,
Volksbank Kur- und Rheinpfalz, Speyer
2013 New Wave Finland, Scandinavia House, New York
2012 Helsinki Abstrakt, Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg
2011 Sights Unseen, Gallery Bryce Wolkowitz, New York
2011 Helsinki School, Christophe Guye Galerie, Zürich
2011 Inauguration show, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki
2010 Daegu Photo Biennale, Daegu, Korea
2010 Polku, Honkahovi Taidekeskus, Mänttä, Finland
2010 Seven Approaches, Gallery Bryce Wolkowitz, New York
2008 Entre chien et loup, EMMA, Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Tapiola
2008 Fresh Paintings, Gallery 14-1, Stuttgart
2008 Image and After, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki
2008 Helsinki by night, Gallery TAIK, Berlin
2007 Photo Finnish, The Stenersen Museum, Oslo
2006 Nordic Cut, Art Pavilion, Zagreb
2006 Helsinki School, Båros Art Museum, Båros
2006 Dialog, Helsinki School, Langhans Galerie, Prague
2006 On the road, Gallery Herrmann & Wagner, Berlin
2006 The Helsinki School, Finnish photography from the 21st century, Hotel de Ville, Bruxelles
2005 Helsinki School, Photology, Milan
2005 The Helsinki School, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
2005 Contemporary Nordic Sculpture 1980 – 2005, Wanås, Knislinge
2005 Personally / The Helsinki School, Kulturhuset,Stockholm
2005 European Art in the Southwest Bend, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe
2004 30 by taik, the Helsinki School, Finnish Museum of Photogarphy, Helsinki
M. Gaal, O. Kolehmainen, N. Luoma, Gallery 14-1, Stuttgart
2004 Quand la photo fait son cinema, Gallerie Photo du Pole Image Haute-Normandie, Rouen
2003 Quand la photo fait son cinema, Gallerie Nathalie Pariente, Paris
2003 Quand la photo fait son cinema, Usine corort, Marseiles
2003 Keep on the asphalt, site specific works in Sarejevo, Tirana, Athens, Helsinki
(N. Luoma, R. Sakkinen, K. Tukiainen)
2003 Rodeo, Koe tila, Helsinki
1999 International Fine Art Exhibition, Phoenix Gallery, New York
1999 Tenth National Exhibition, Viridian Artists Inc., New York
1999 Fine Art Competition, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, NJ
1998 The Naked and the Nude, Gallery One, Boston MA
1998 Salon Autonomee, Gallery O.N.I., Boston, MA
1998 New Directions ´98, Barrett Art Center, NY
1997 New Directions ´97, Barret House Galleries, NY
1997 The Short Film Show, White Elephant Gallery, Boston, MA
1996 Flesh Works, New England School of Photography, Boston, MA
2004 Niko Luoma, courtesy Galerie sphn (HERRMANN & WAGNER), Germany
2001 Chaos and Communication, p. 33

Grants, stipends & awards
2014 Arts Council of Finland (1 year grant)
2013 William Thuring Award
2013 ISCP, New York / Alfred Kordelin Foundation (6 month artist-in-residence)
2012 Finnish Cultural Foundation (Uusimaa)
2011 Alfred Kordelin Foundation
2011 Art Council of Finland
2011 Frame
2010 Finnish Cultural Institute in New York
2010 Finnish Cultural Foundation
2009 Arts Council of Finland (1 year grant)
2008 Arts Council of Finland (½ year grant)
2006 Public display grant for visual artists
2005 Finnish Cultural Foundation
2004 Finnish Cultural Foundation
2003 Finnish Cultural Foundation (Uusimaa)
2001 Alfred Kordelin Foundation
2000 University of Art and Design
1999 Merit Award, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, NJ, USA
1997 St. Botolphs Club Foundation
1997 Finlandia Foundation

Union of Artist Photographers, Finland, 2005-

Catalogues, publications & press (selected)
2017 Foto View: Finland, Landskrona Museum
2016 DER GREIF issue 9
2014 Helsinki School Vol. 5., Hatje Cantz, DE
2013 Photo Klassik, IV,2013, p. 50-53, 63
2013 Catchers of Light, The Edge of Vision Revisited: A Discussion with New Voices,
2013 Metanexus Institute / Visual Explorations /
2013 Finding Beauty in Decay and Math, The New York Times, March 2, 2013
2013 DLK Collection, Niko Luoma, And Time is No Longer an Obstacle @Wolkowitz
2012 Photo District News, December 2012, p. 98-101
2012 Niko Luoma: And Time Is No Longer An Obstacle, Hatje Cantz, 136 pages
2012 Closing Generation Gaps, The New York Times, March 29, 2012
2011, No 46, p. 90-91
2011 Polku, Ways Often Wandered, Taidekeskus Honkahovi, p. 66-67
2010, No 37, p. 67,69
2010 Next Level, No 20, p. 39-44
2010 The Helsinki School, Daegu Photo Biennale 2010, p 78-83
2008 Entre chien et loup, EMMA, Espoo Museum of Modern Art, p 13, 26-27, 65
2008 Image and After, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, p 77, 80, 86
2007 The Helsinki School, New Photography from Taik, Hatje Cantz, p74-79
2006 The Helsinki school, Photogarphy by Taik, Hatje Cantz, p 63-67
2005 Contemporary Nordic Sculpture 1980-2005, The Wånas foundation, p. 39

Works in collections
Aalto University Foundation
Ars Fennica Foundation
AXA Collection
Borusan Collection
Danish National Museum of Photography
ECB Collection
EMMA Espoo Museum of Modern Art
Finnish State Art Collection
Helsinki City Art Museum
Hämeenlinna Art Museum
Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art
Kouri Collection
Miettinen Collection
Pyynikinlinna Art Museum
Riihimäki Art Museum
Rovaniemi Art Museum
Saastamoinen Foundation
Swedish State Art Council
The Wharf Collection
U.S. Department of State
Wihuri Foundation
Wanås Foundation

2018 ISCP, Brooklyn, New York
2013 ISCP, Brooklyn, New York
2006 SPHN, Berlin
2005 SPHN, Berlin

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