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Helsinki School

Gallery Taik Persons

Born 1979 in Helsinki, Finland. Lives and works in New York, USA

Education
2013 MA of Arts , Aalto University - School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Helsinki, Finland
2004 BA of Arts , Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2011-2012 Reflexions Master Class, Italy
2009-2010 Photo Global Residency, School of Visual Arts, New York
1999-2000 BTECF Art&Design , Ravensbourne College og A&D, Kent, UK

Solo exhibitions
2019 2156, Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, FI
2017 Sing a song together with the blind men, Galerie La Ferronnerie Paris, FR
2016 SCENE, (with Erica Nyholm) Photographic gallery Peri, Turku, FI
2015 DOMA, Nordic Contemporary Festival in Sofia, BUL
2013 Hujialou, TR 1, Photographic Centre Nykyaika, FI
2012 Vitrio, Joy Wai Gallery, New York, USA
2011 Forgotten Sceneries, Gallary TaiK, Berlin, DE
2010 Hujialou, Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, FI

Selected group exhibitions
2018 Does it feel familiar, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Fi
2014 reGeneration2, Museum of Fine Arts Yekaterinburg, Russia
2014 Photo Global 10 years, SVA New York, USA
2014 Collected North, Gallery X-ist, Istanbul, Turkey
2014 reGeneration2, Landskrona fotofestival, Sweden
2013 reGeneration2, Rosphoto, St. Petersburg, Russia
2013 Olana Life, Light & Landscape, The National Library, New York, USA
2012 Reflexions Masterclass at Rencontres d’Arles Photographie
2012 Letters of Olana, The National Library, New York, USA
2011 Touching Dreams, The National Museum of Photography, Copenhagen Denmark
2011 reGeneration2, Galerie Azzedine Alaïa, Paris, France
2011 reGeneration2, Caochangdi PhotoSpring Festival, Peking, China
2011 reGeneration2, Centro de las artes, Monterrey, Mexico
2011 reGeneration2, Rencontres Internationales de la Photo,Fez, Marocco
2011 North by New York, Scandinavia House, New York, USA
2010 reGeneration2, Aperture Foundation New York, USA
2010 reGeneration2, Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milan, Italy
2010 reGeneration2, Flash Forward Festival, Toronto, Canada
2010 reGeneration2, Fotoweek DC, USA
2010 reGeneration2, Miami Dade College, USA
2010 The Helsinki School at Daegu Photo Biennale Korea
2010 reGeneration2, Pingyao International Photography festival, China
2010 reGeneration2, Michaelis Galleries, Cape Town, South Africa
2010 New Releases Photo Global, New York, USA
2010 reGeneration2, Rencontres d’Arles, France
2010 Saana Wang&Ari Marcopoulus, Viale Col di Lana, Milan, Italy
2010 reGenenration2, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
2010 Helsinki School Photography and Video NOW, Helsinki City Art Museum
2009 ITS#8 International Talent Support the Finalists, Trieste, Italy
2008 Paris Photo, The Helsinki School Gallery, France
2008 Art Forum Berlin, The Helsinki School Gallery, Germany
2008 Young Guns, Jukka Male museum, Helsinki, Finland
2008 Imaginary Wanderings, TBWA Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
2008 Common responsibility exhibition, Sanomatalo, Helsinki, Finland
2005 Music for the Artist, Veemvloer, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2004 Stars, Young Artist Video Festival, Planet Art, Enschede, The Netherlands
2004 Graduation Exhibition, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2004 Street art Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Publications

2018 2156-Artist talk, Centre Photographique d’Ile-de-France, Paris, FR
2017 2156 book published by Centre Photographique d’Ile-de-France, Paris, FR
2016 Artist talk with Jonna kina and AzadAzad Asifovich , Ambassade de Finlande, Paris, FR
2016 Critic review, Turku Newspaper, FI
2014 Artist talk2016Artist talk Landskrona fotofestival, Sweden
2012 Helsinki School - From the Past to the Future, Hatje Cantz 2014012 GB Times, Helsinki, FI
2012 Untapped Cities, New York, May
2011 The New York Times, North By New York, August (19.8.2011)
2011 The Helsinki School - A Female View, Hatje Cantz
2011 North by New York: New Nordic Art, Storr / Pietropaolo
2011 The New Yorker, Critic’s Notebook, North by New York, May (23.5.2011)
2011 Nyt, Helsingin Sanomat, Finland, May
2011 Modern Painters, Reviews Aoife Rosenmeyer, April
2011 Artist talk with curator Francesca Pietroapaolo, Scandinavian House, New York
2011 Photography-Now, Portfolio Article, Cover, January
2010 Daegu Photo Biennale catalogue 2010 – The Helsinki School
2010 reGeneration2 : Tomorrow’s Photographers Today, Thames &Hudson
2010 Valokuva, muisto - viesti - taide, Leena Saraste, Musta Taide
2010 Hufvudstadsbladet, critic's choice (31.7.2010)
2010 Helsingin sanomat, critic's choice (6.3. 2010)
2010 Finnish weekly news magazine Suomen Kuvalehti
2009 The Helsinki School, Vol III, Young Photography by Taik, Hatje Cantz
2009 GQ Italia, Documentary in L’Aquila

Awards, nominations, scholarships
2017 Avek, promotional funds
2017 Frame Finland, travel grant
2017 Finalist, Vevey Book Award, Switzerland
2016 AVEK / Media Arts, project grant
2016 Artist residency, Centre Photographique d’Ile-de-France, Paris, FR
2015 Artist residency, Centre Photographique d’Ile-de-France, Paris, FR
2014 Plat(t)form participants 2015 at Fotomuseum Winterthur
2013 Arts Council of Finland
2011 Nominated, Paul Huf Award
2011 Nominated, Reflexions Masterclass
2011 Arts Council of Finland
2011 Finnish Cultural Foundation
2009 1st Photo price , ITS8 Award, Trieste, Italy
2009 Arts Council of Finland
2009 Alfred Kordelin Foundation, FI
2009 Finnfoto ry, FI
2009 Presidential Scholarship, USA
2009 Young Artist Grant, Finnish Art Association
2009 Finnish Cultural Foundation, Uusimaa Regional Fund
2008 Patricia Seppälä Foundation

Memberships
Union of Artist Photographers Finland

Works in collections
Musée de l’Elysée collections, Lausanne, Switzerland
The Collection of Saastamoinen Art Foundation, Finland
Private Collections in Europe and USA

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