Biography

Born 1954 in Savonlinna, Finland. Lives and works in Helsinki.

EDUCATION


1978–1982
Finnish Academy of Fine Arts

1977–1978
Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture

1976–1977
Vapaa Art School

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2017
▹ Cry and Whispers, Galerie Anhava, Helsinki

2015
▹ Traditional Blend, Østfold kunstsenter, Fredrikstad

2014
▹ Sculptures as well, Galerie Anhava, Helsinki

2010
▹ Galleria Forsblom, Helsinki

2009
▹ Galleri Andersson Sandström, Stockholm

2008
▹ Galleria Sculptor, Helsinki, Finland
▹ Galleria K, Huittinen

2007
▹ Galleria Orton, Helsinki, Finland
▹ Björneborgs konstmuseum

2006
▹ Galleri Andersson Sandström, Umeå, Sweden
▹ Galleri Röda Sten, Göteborg, Sweden
▹ Galleri 21, Malmö, Sweden

2005
▹ Galleria Krista Mikkola, Helsingfors, med Marjatta Palaston
▹ Kajaanin konstmuseum, med Anu Tuomisen

2004
Klassutflykt, Field Trip, Uleåborg stads konstmuseum, Ars Nova, Åbo
Lentoonlähtöyrityksiä, Vantaan konstmuseum

2003
▹ Galleri Stefan Andersson, Umeå, Sweden
Luokkaretki, Field Trip, Konsthallen, Helsingfors, Oulo konstmuseum, Oulo

2002
▹ Galleria Kari Kenetti, Helsinki, FInland

2001
▹ Björneborg Konstmuseum, Björneborg
▹ Vikingsbergs konstmuseum, Helsingborg, Sweden

2000
▹ Galleria Kari Kenetti, Helsinki, Finland
▹ Skulpturens Hus, Stockholm, Sweden

1999
▹ Kulturhuset, Bjurholm, Sweden
▹ Galleri Arnstedt & Kullgren, Östra Karup, Sweden

1998
▹ Väinö Aaltosen konstmuseum, Åbo
▹ Galleri Stefan Andersson, Umeå, Sweden
▹ Galleria Kari Kenetti, Helsinki, Finland
▹ Galerie Löhrl Mönchengladbach, Germany

1997
▹ Sara Hildén konstmuseum, Tampere

1996
▹ Galerie Artek, Helsinki, Finland

1995
▹ Galerie Löhrl Mönchengladbach, Germany

1994
▹ Galerie Gebauer u. Günther, Berlin, Germany
▹ Galerie Artek, Helsinki, Finland
▹ Galerie Quartair, Haag, Holland
▹ Amos Anderson konstmuseum, Helsinki, Finland

1992
▹ Gallerie Adelgatan 5, Malmö, Sweden
▹ Galerie Villa Rolandseck Rosemarie Bassi, Bonn, Germany

1991
▹ Savonlinna konstmuseum
▹ Galerie Gebauer u. Günther, Berlin, Germany

1990
▹ Venedigbiennalen, Italy
▹ Galleria Mikkola & Rislakki, Helsinki, Finland

1989
▹ Joensuu konstmuseum, med Jukka Mäkelä
▹ Gallerie Lång, Malmö, Sweden

1988
▹ Galleria Krista Mikkola, Helsinki, Finland

1987
▹ 19. Sao Paulo-biennalen, Brasil

1986
▹ Galleria Krista Mikkola, Helsinki, with Raili Tangi

1985
▹ Galleria Sculptor, Helsinki, Finland

1983
▹ Kuopio konstmuseum

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2016
▹ Touch – Saastamoinen Foundation Art Collection Exhibition, EMMA Espoo Museum of Modern Art
▹ Freehand, Art Center Purnu (Curator of the summer exhibition with Tina Cavén)

2015
▹ FINLAND, Galleri 21, Malmö
▹ Occupy Space!, Rovaniemi Art Museum
▹ Finlayson Art Area event, Tampere

2013
▹ Events in Nature, EMMA Espoo Museum of Modern Art
▹ Heavy Metal and Stones, Galleri Andersson/Sandström, Umeå

2011
▹ Contemporary Art Archipelago (CAA), Turku
▹ Nature forte, Rovaniemi Art Museum
▹ Flux Aura 2011, Turku
▹ Summer 2011, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki
▹ Last time in Espa (Leena Luostarinen, Kari Cavén & Marja Kanervo), Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki

2010
▹ Flash, Sara Hilden Art Museum, Tampere
▹ Moments to Remember, Väinö Aaltonen Art Museum, Turku
▹ It’s getting warmer, Joensuu Art Museum
▹ More than life, Pori Art Museum

2009
▹ Taide kantaa, Järvenpää Art Museum

2008
▹ The prodigal son returns-Swanljung collection exhibition, Kuntsi Modern Art Museum, Vaasa
▹ Umedalen skulptur 2008, Umeå

2007
▹ Readymade, Joensuu Art Museum
▹ Boogie Woogie, Kunsthalle Helsinki
▹ Zoo, Galerie Anhava, Helsinki
▹ Readymade, Joensuu Art Museum
▹ Landscape, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki

2006
▹ Connecting people, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Vestfossen

2005
▹ Daily fractures, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki
▹ Samtida Skulptur i Norden 1980-2005, Wanås Konst, Knislinge

2004
▹ Loves, loves not, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki

2002
▹ Popcorn and politics, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki
▹ Umedalen Skulptur 2002, Umeå
▹ Galleri Arnstedt & Kullgren, Östra Karup

2001
▹ Hokkarikukkia-Jenny and Antti Wihuri collection exhibition, Rovaniemi Art Museum
▹ Five perspectives to contemporary art, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki
▹ Skin and soul, Alvar Aalto Museum, Jyväskylä

2000
▹ Labyrint, Helsinki Art MuseumUmedalen Skulptur 2000, Umeå
▹ Transitions, Malmö Konstmuseum
▹ Kunsthalle, Rostock

1999
▹ Cities on the Move, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki
▹ Malmö Konstmuseum besöker Wanås 1999, Wanås Konst, Knislinge
▹ OPEN'999, Venice

1998
▹ Foretaste, Pori Art Museum
▹ Konstvägen sju älvar, Umeå
▹ Vanås 1998,Wanås Konst, Knislinge
▹ Prins Eugen Waldemarsludde, Stockholm

1997
▹ Galleria Kari Kenetti, Helsinki
▹ Umedalen 97, Umeå

1996
▹ Hordaland Prosjektgalleri, Bergen
▹ Above/Below the Surface, MUHKA Museum van Hedendaagse, Antwerpen
▹ Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerpen

1995
▹ Sculptor, Nordic Art Center, Helsinki
▹ La Hora del Norte, Conde Dugue, Madrid
▹ Pia Almoina, Barcelona
▹ Enigma del Campo, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice
▹ Air, Water, Earth, The Azabu Museum of Arts and Crafts, Tokyo
▹Takaoka Art Museum, Takaoka
▹ Nagano Prefectual Shinano Art Museum, Nagano
▹ Fukyama Museum of Art, Fukuyama
▹ Daimaru Osaka Shinsaibashi Store, Exhibition Hall, Osaka

1994
▹ Nordiskt 90-tal, Stockholm Art Fair, Stockholm

1993
▹ Choices, Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere
▹ Wanås 1993, Wanås Konst, Knislinge
▹ Juxtaposition, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen

1992
▹ Det alle verste, Gallerie F 15, Moss
▹ Skulpturlandskap Nordland, Nordland
▹ Biennale Balticum, Rauma
▹ Oulun Art Museum, with Jukka and Marika Mäkelä

1991
▹ Entrance to Exit, DAAD Gallerie, Berlin
▹ Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver

1990
▹ Finland in München, Villa Stuck, München
▹ Pastfuturetense, Winnipeg Art Gallery
▹ Nach den Regeln der Kunst, Karmelitenkloster, Frankfurt
▹ Kunstation Kleinsassen, Fulda

1990–91
▹ Free zone, Kunsthalle Helsinki; Müczarnek, Budapest

1988
▹ Touch, Kunsthalle Helsinki
▹ The tree language, New York
▹ The tree language, Minneapolis
▹ Aperto, Biennale di Venezia, Venice
▹ Schneeschmelze, Wiener Secessions, Vienna
▹ Museum Ludwig, Aachen
▹ Blumenhalle, Bonn

1987
▹ Utblickar, Smålands Museum, Växjö
▹ Gallerie F 15, Moss
▹ Aurora II, Nordic Art Center, Helsinki
▹ Along the stream 5, Pori Art Museum
▹ Light and matter, Helsinki Art Museum

1986
▹ Colour and sculpture, Mikkeli Art Museum
▹ Attitudes, Nordjyllans Kunstmuseum, Aalborg
▹ Södertälje Konsthall, Södertälje
▹ Kjarvalsstadir, Reykjavik

AWARDS


2014
Pro Finlandia Medal of the Order of the Lion of Finland

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS


Amos Andersson konstmuseum

Alvar Aalto-museet

Esbo konstmuseum

Göteborgs konstmuseum, Sweden

Helsingborgs konstmuseum, Sweden

Helsingfors stads konstmuseum

Hämeenlinna konstmuseum

Joensuu konstmuseum

Kajaani konstmuseum

Malmö konstmuseum, Sweden

Moderna museet, Stockholm, Sweden 

Norrköpings Konstmuseum, Sweden

Kiasma, Helsinki

Paulo-stiftelsens samling

Björneborgs konstmuseum

Saastamoise-samlingen, Esbo konstmuseum

Sara Hildén konstmuseum

Rooseum, Malmö, Sweden

Uleåborg konstmuseum

Tampere konstmuseum

Tiedekeskus Heureka, Vantaa

Turu konstmuseum

Västerås konstmuseum, Sweden

Wihuri-stiftelsens samling, Rovaniemi konstmuseum

Beiarn kommune, Norway

Esbo stad

Helsingfors universitet

Linköping kommun, Sweden

Linköpings universitet, Sweden 

Malmö kommun, Sweden

Uppsala landsting, Sweden

Umeå kommun, Sweden

Savonlinna stad 

Statens konstråd, Sweden

Västerbottens landsting

Finska regeringen

Tampere stad

Vantaa stad

PUBLIC COMISSIONS


Kraftuttryck, Linköpings universitet

Mottagning, Linköping

Waterfall, Malmö

Kokapell, Wanås skulpturpark

Eetu, Tampere stad

Short island, Helsinki, Finland

Ihmeellinen luonto, Uleåborg stad 

Koeputkiaikuinen,  Halsingfors universitet

Idag i morgen. Alltid, Beiarn kommun, Norway

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