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Born 1979 in Lahti, Finland. Lives in Queens and works in Brooklyn, New York

 

Education                                                

2008 Teacher of Art, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2006 Bachelor of Fine Arts, AKI, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Enschede, The Netherlands

2005 Exchange during bachelor studies, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, United States

 

Solo Exhibitions                                  

2018 Untitled (Study of Charring Wood and Burning Structures), Site-specific installation at The Yard, Colorado Springs, CO, United States

2016 Window of Perception, Taidevintti, Vääksy, Finland

2016 Window of Perception, Galleria Uusi Kipinä, Lahti, Finland

2013 Heartbeat, Site-specific installation, Asikkala, Finland

2011 Bon Voyage!, Gallery de Aanschouw, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2008 Wolfart project space, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2007 Planet art project space, Enschede, The Netherlands

 

Selected Group Exhibitions        

2017

Kyllä!, Union of Finnish Art Associations Year Exhibition, curated by Eeva Holkeri, Mariliis Rebane, Aleksandra Kiskonen and Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger, Riihimäki Art Museum, Riihimäki, Finland

I Was Meant To Love You, SÍM Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland

Small Works 2017, curated by Bill Carroll, Trestle Gallery, New York, United States

Rover 2017, Starr Space Gallery, New York, United States

Nasty Women, Knockdown Center, New York, United States

 

2016

Supermarket Art Fair, Presented by Tupajumi Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden

Rover 2016, StarrSpace Gallery, New York, United States

Screen(ing), curated by Ikechukwu Casmir Onyewuenyi, AC Institute, New York, United States

 

2015

Almost Home, curated by Ikechukwu Casmir Onyewuenyi, Valerie Amend, Vera Petukhova and Becky Nahom, Gramercy Gallery, New York, United States

Structure - An Array of Parts, curated by Habby Osk, Galleri Vest, Reykjavik, Iceland

We do not know what it is exactly that you are doing, but does this makes anysense, curated by Faivovich & Goldberg. Video screenings in Museum Hilversum, Bonnefantenmuseum, Drents Museum, Museum de Fundatie, Museum De Pont, SCHUNCK*, Sandberg Instituut, WOW (NL), deBuren, Brussels (BE), Dortmunder U (DE) and East China Normal University, Shanghai (CN)

 

2014

Access Art, Brooklyn Arts Council, New York, United States

Car Art, curated by Rolina Nell, Delft, The Netherlands

This could be Rotterdam or anywhere, Kunstweekend Charlois, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

 

2013

Good Morning, Good Morning, curated by Lydia Weijers and Silvia Bakker, Kunstpodium T, Tilburg, The Netherlands

Supermarket Art Fair, Presented by HeavyMerryFinland, Stockholm, Sweden

Re:Rotterdam International Art Fair, curated by Jaap Sleper, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

De Nacht van Cinerama, curated by Remty Elenga, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Twente Biennale 2013, curated by Kees de Groot, Enschede, The Netherlands

HeavyMerryFinland, Titanik Galleria, Turku, Finland

 

2012

Grensloos Kunst Verkennen, De Wijk-Ijhorst, The Netherlands

Car Art, curated by Rolina Nell, Delft, The Netherlands

Supermarket Art Fair, Presented by Tupajumi Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden

Re:Rotterdam International Art Fair, curated by Jaap Sleper, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

HeavyMerryFinland, Recyclart, Brussels, Belgium

 

2011

HeavyMerryFinland, Roodkapje, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Killing Darkness-Reflection, Foto Gallery, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Rotterdam Museum night 10x010, Foto Academy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

 

2010

F.A.R.T. 2010, Boutique Hotel Quartier du Port, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Shaved or Natural, curated by Abner Preis, Gallery 182a, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

 

2009

Beeldfabriek, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Green Papaya Art Projects, Manila, Philippines

 

2008

Mogwai, Quezon city, Philippines

Wolfart Project Space, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

 

2007

Planet Art, Enschede, The Netherlands

 

2006

One Minute Film Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

Performances                                      

2014 Argot - with Sigrun Gudmundsdottir, Winterwolven, Roodkapje, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2013 A Banquet for Wandering Ghosts, with Dagmar Atladottir, TENT, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2012 Nunatak, Re:Rotterdam Art Fair, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2012 Nunatak, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Worm, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2011 Nunatak, B.A.D.,Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2011 Nunatak, Variety Show, Tent/Worm, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2011 Nunatak, Wereld van Witte de With festival, Tent, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2009 Erotic Horrors - with Rick Eikmans, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

 

Awards and Honors                          

2018 Yaddo Fellow, Saratoga Springs, NY, United States

2017 NYFA New York Foundation for the Arts, IAP Mentoring Program Fellow, Brooklyn, NY, United States

2017 Arts Promotion Center Finland, travel grant for residency, Finland

2016 Kauno ry, project grant, Lahti, Finland

2015 Frame Contemporary Art Finland, travel grant for exhibition, Finland

2015 Finnish Cultural Foundation, Päijät-Häme Regional Fund, 6 month working grant, Finland

2014 Vermont Studio Center Fellow, Johnson, VT, United States

2013 Finnish Cultural Foundation, Päijät-Häme Regional Fund, project grant, Finland

2013 Mondriaan Fonds, travel grant for exhibition, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2011 Frame Contemporary Art Finland, travel grant for exhibition, Finland

2011 Arts Council of Finland, travel grant for exhibition, Finland

                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Residencies                                           

2018 Yaddo, February 2018, Saratoga Springs, New York, United States

2017 SÍM Residency, The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists, July 2017, Reykjavik, Iceland

2014 Vermont Studio Center, December 2014, Johnson, Vermont, United States

2013 SVA, Sculpture, Installation and New Media Art, June-July 2013, New York, United States

                                   

Press Selection                                   

2017 Superhieno näyttely, Mia Lagström, Riihimäen Seudun Viikkouutiset, October 11, 2017

2017 Black Cat Journal “Success” edition zine, June 2017

2017 Don’t Miss The “Nasty Women” Exhibit, A Visual Protest, TheFader.com, January 12 2017

2017 See Inside the Nasty Women Art Exhibition, Metro US, January 11 2017

2016 Black Cat Journal, summer edition, August 2016

2016 Kipinässä haaveillaan ja muistellaan, Etelä-Suomen Sanomat, January 2016

2016 Tyhjiksi jääneet valaistuvat, Etelä-Suomen Sanomat, January 2016

2016 New York kutsuu Kopsuon autiotaloja, Uusi Lahti, Päijät-Häme, January 2016

2016 Live Stream video documenting, AC Institute, NY, January 2016

2015 Structure, An Array of Parts, Morgunbladid, IS, August 2015

2014 Trendbeheer, Kunstweekend Charlois, May 2014

2013 Titanik full of ideas, color and videos, Turun Sanomat, Sinikka Eskola, 2013

2013 Frame the Artist, video and photo documentation, Tent Rotterdam

2013 Grote Rotterdamse Kunstkalender 2013

2012 Beelden Magazine, issue 3/2012

2012 Design Art News, February 2012

2012 Nonsordino Magazine, issue 1/2012

2012 Recycl’Art, Sebastian Boulter, Parloori Magazine, Oktober 2012

2012 Interview: De Onwerkelijke realiteit van Laura Lappi, Finncult.be, Riikka Thitz, 2012

2012 Smelsslems. Blogspot, September 2012 

2011 The Shiny Planet Project, HeavyMerryFinland, December 2011

2011 NL10, HeavyMerryFinland, Oktober 2011

2011 We Own Rotterdam, HeavyMerryFinland, Oktober 2011

2011 VNF, FinMail, HeavyMerryFinland, Oktober 2011                                                     

2011 Trendbeheer, December 2011

2011 Artists in the World, website

2011 Stalk Talk video documentation, Duende Studios Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2007 Illustration work, Pause Magazine, The Netherlands

 

Projects, Curating                             

2018 UCCS, Visiting Artist, Colorado Springs, CO, United States

2016 Photography and videography production for artist Lorraine O’Grady, New York, United States

2012 Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, filming and editing production, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2012 Tent, filming and editing production, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2011 HeavyMerryFinland- artist collective founder and curator (Rotterdam 2011, Brussels 2012, Stockholm 2013, Turku 2013, The TFHMF- award 2014, The TFHMF - award 2015)

2011 Nunatak-The Lonely Peak, sound performance collaboration with Rick Eikmans and Dagmar Atladottir

2011 Black Proof, experimental art and design collaboration with Sanna Järvelä

2009 SKVR, workshop teacher fine art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2008 Volya Films, Production assistant for the documentary film Prisoners of the Ground, director Stella van Voorst van Beest, The Netherlands/Finland