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Helsinki School

Gallery Taik Persons

Born 1965 in Oulu. Lives and works in Helsinki.

Education
1989 De Vrije Academie van Beeldenden Kunsten, Den Haag
1989 Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki
1984–85 University of Art and Design Helsinki (now Aalto University – School of Arts, Design and Architecture)

Solo exhibitions
2019 Gallery Anhava, Helsinki, FI
2015 Galerie Robert Drees, Hannover (with Michael Laube), Germany
2015 Forum Box, Helsinki, Finland
2014 Gallery Taik Persons, Berlin, Germany
2013 Villa DeBank, Enschede, Netherlands
2012 Galerie Anhava, Helsinki, Finland
2012 Kunstfoyer Concordia Versicherung, Hannover
2011 Johyun Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2011 Galerie Robert Drees, Hannover, Germany
2009 Villa Oppenheim, Berlin 29.08–01.11
2009 ”Photography 1990–2009”, Stadtgalerie Kiel, Germany
2008 One Piece Contemporary, Rome
2008 12ème Quinzaine Photographique Nantaise, Galerie Confluence, Nantes, France
2008 Galerie Robert Drees, Hannover
2008 Galleri Andersson Sandström, Umeå, Sweden
2008 Galerie Anhava, Helsinki
2006 ”TILA”, Photology, Milan
2006 “TILA”, Bildmuseet, Umeå, Sweden
2005 Galerie “pf”, Poznan, Poland
2005 Galerie Anhava, Helsinki
2003 Inart Gallery, Osaka
2002 Oulu Art Museum, with Janne Räisänen
2002 Photology, Milan
2002 Statens konstråd, Stockholm
2001 Voges & Deisen, Frankfurt (M), Germany
2000 Galleri Stefan Andersson, Umeå, Sweden
1999 Gävle Konstcentrum, Sweden
1999 Galleri Andreas Brändström, Stockholm
1999 Kontti, Kiasma, Helsinki
1999 Akershus Kunstnersenter, Lilleström, Norway
1999 Galleria Kari Kenetti, Helsinki
1997 Galerie Artek, Helsinki
1996 Stichting de Bank, Enschede, Holland
1995 Galerie Artek, Helsinki
1994 Galleri Andreas Brändström, Stockholm
1993 Galleria d’Arte, Helsinki
1991 Oulu Art Museum
1990 Galleria Sculptor, Helsinki

Group exhibitions
2017 POSITIONS Berlin Art Fair, Berlin, DE
2017 Lichtblicke | Zeitgenössische Fotografie, KunstHaus Potsdam e.V., Potsdam, DE
2016 Artissima, Gallery Taik Persons, Torino, ITA
2016 From Heino With Love, HAM Helsinki Art Museum, Helsinki, FI
2015 “Zwei-mal-raum”, Michael Laube and Pertti Kekarainen, Galerie Robert Drees, Hannover, DE
2015 Galleria Valo, Arktikum, Rovaniemi ( yhdessä Matti Nurmisen kanssa)
2014 Festen, Forum Box, Helsinki, Finland
2014 Salon Dahlman, Berlin, Germany
2014 X-ist, Istanbul, Turkey
2014 Art Center Antares, Sippola, Finland
2013 Now and Then, European Central Bank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2011 “Kind of nice”, Galerie Anhava, Helsinki,Fi
2010 Highlighted, Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam
2010 More Than Life! Lars Göran Johnsson In the series Collector’s Eye, Pori Art Museum
2010 The Helsinki School at Daegu Photo Biennale Korea
2009 Surface Tension, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
2009 Som en tjuv i natten, Pro Artibus, Ekenäs, Finland
2009 On Top of the Iceberg, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany
2008 Due North – Photography Exhibition, Burren College of Arts, Ballyvaughan, Ireland
2007 Boogie Woogie, Helsinki Kunsthalle
2007 Galleri Brandstrup, Oslo
2007 Stenersen Museum, Oslo
2007 Gallery Robert Drees, Hannover
2007 Here Then, TR1, Tampere, Finland
2007–09 Carnegie Art Award, Kiasma, Helsinki; Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvikodden; Den Frie Udstilling, Copenhagen; Kópavogur Art Museum, Geroarsafn; The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm; Royal College of Art, London; Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Göteborg; Centre international d’art contemporain, Château de Carros
2006 Pori Art Museum, Pori
2006 “Breaking the Ice”, Kunstmuseum Bonn
2005 Prague Biennial, Prague, Checz Republic
2005 Personligt, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden; Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
2005 Photology, Milan
2004 Mäntän kuvataideviikot, Mänttä, Finland
2004 30 by TaiK, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki
2004 Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense, Denmark
2004 Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen
2004 Roellin/Duerr Galerie, St Gallen, Switzerland
2004 Galerie Salvador Diaz, Madrid
2003 Blue Horizon Wacoal Art Center, Spiral Gallery, Tokyo
2003 Finnish Contemporary Photography, Germany; Neue Berliner Kunstverein; Mannheimer Kunstverein; Städtische Galerie Waldgraiburg; Stadtgalerie Kiel; Brandenburgsche
2003 Kunstsammlung Cottbus
2003 Kunstverein Arnsberg, Germany
2002 Pyynikinlinna, Tampere
2002 Photography and Video, Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere, Finland
2002 Unique 2002, Fiskars, Finland
2002 Correlations, Fotogalerie Wien
2002 Fotoforum West, Innsbruck
2002 27th Pontevedra Biennial, Talking about Space, Time and Stories, Spain
2002 ”The Built and the Living”, Cafe Creme, Luxemburg
2001 Milano Europa 2000, “Fine Secolo, I semi del Futuro
2001 Finnish Photography, Galleri Christian Dam, Oslo and Copenhagen
2000 Kvit akse, Bergens Kunstforening, Norway
2000 Kvit akse, Bomulsfabrikken, Arendal, Norway
1999 Galleri Box, with Jan Kaila, Gothenburg, Sweden
1999 Retretti, Punkaharju, Finland
1999 “Can you hear me?”, Ars Baltica, touring exhibition in the Baltic Countries
1999 Tila-Espace, Maison Europeenne de la Photographie, Paris
1998-99 Mikä on todellista, 3rd Triennial of Photography, Kunsthalle Helsinki; Mikkeli Art Museum
1997 Galleria Kari Kenetti, Helsinki
1996 Palazzo Balbi-Valieri, Venetian Subconscious, Kimmo Friman, Marjatta Airas and Pertti Kekarainen, Venice
1995 Study of the Head, Kunsthalle Helsinki
1995 Galleri La Mente e L’Immagine, Rome
1994 Smart Show, Galleri Andreas Brändström, Stockholm
1994 Focus on Finnish Art 1880-1980 – Air, Water, Fire 1984-1985
1994 Azabu Museum of Arts & Crafts, Tokyo
1994Takaoka Art Museum
1994 Nagano Prefectual Shinano Art Museum
1994 Fukuyama Museum of Art
1994 Daimaru Osaka, Shihsaibashi Exhibition Hall
Participated in group exhibitions since 1985

Public works
City of Helsinki
Parliament of Finland, Helsinki
Oulu Finnish High School, Oulu
Media Centre Lume/University of Art and Design UIAH, Helsinki
Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm

Memberships
Association of Finnish Sculptors
Union of Artist Photographers

Works in collections
Aksa, Germany
Banco Espirito Santo, Portugal
Collection Swanljung, Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art, Vaasa, Finland
Deutsche Bank, London UK
Carl Gustaf Ehrnrooth Collection
European Central Bank, Frankfurt am Main
Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki
County Council of Västerbotten, Sweden
Hasselblad Collection, Sweden
Helsinki Art Museum
Ilmarinen
Kouri Collection
Malmö Art Museum, Sweden
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki
Oulu Art Museum
Paulo Foundation, Helsinki
Saastamoinen Foundation
Societe Generale, France
Sparkasse Osnabrück, Germany
Statens Konstråd, Sweden
StatoilHydro, Norway
Stichting de Bank, Enschede, Holland
Tampere Museum of Contemporary Art
Terra-Gruppen, Norway
Umeå Municipality, Sweden
Wihuri Foundation/Rovaniemi Art Museum

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