Queens Arts Fund (QAF) - New Work Grant, 2019

It is my pleasure to inform that the QAF review panel has awarded me with the New Work Grant funded by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Greater New York Arts Development Fund for my new sculpture project.

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AIM 39 - The Bronx Museum of the Arts, 2019

I am delighted to announce that I have been awarded with a fellowship at the Bronx Museum of the Arts - Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) program in the fall 2019.

Since 1980, The Bronx Museum of the Arts has supported New York’s artist community through AIM, the museum’s flagship artist-training program offering career management resources to guide New York City emerging artists through the often opaque professional practices of the art world. 

 Mentored by a distinguished faculty of industry experts, AIM artists engage in an intensive series of seminars and activities that aid artists in building sustainable studio practices while expanding peer and professional networks. Since its founding, AIM has provided pivotal support to a diverse roster of over 1,200 of New York's most promising artists.

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Taike Arts Promotion Centre Finland, 2018

Taike awarded a project grant for a new sculpture work. With the awarded grant I will be executing series of architectural sculptures build with charred wood and casted concrete.

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Exhibition at The Yard, in Colorado Springs, CO

Site-specific installation Study of charring wood and burning structures will be on view at The Yard in Colorado Springs, CO, United States from January 28 - April 29, 2018

Opening reception on Sunday, January 28.

The Yard is a project space and site for public art run by Jessica Langley and Ben Kingsley in their front yard in the Divine Redeemer neighborhood of Colorado Springs, CO.

Coordinates: 38.847596,-104.799216

I will also be visiting artist at the UCCS in Colorado Springs on Thursday, January 25, 2018.

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Exhibition at the Riihimäki Art Museum

Series of photographs Window of Perception will be on view at the Riihimäki Art Museum in Finland from October 7, 2017 - January 28, 2018. Opening reception on Friday October 6, 2017, 18.00.

Union of Finnish Art Associations Year Exhibition

Curated by Eeva Holkeri, Mariliis Rebane, Aleksandra Kiskonen and Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger

Riihimäki Art Museum, Temppelikatu 8, 11100 Riihimäki

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Yaddo Residency, February 2018

I am delighted to announce that I have been accepted to work at Yaddo artist in residency program in February, 2018.

Yaddo is a retreat for artists located on a 400-acre estate in Saratoga Springs, New York. Its mission is to nurture the creative process by providing an opportunity for artists to work without interruption in a supportive environment.

Yaddo artists have won 74 Pulitzer Prizes, 29 MacArthur Fellowships, 68 National Book Awards, and a Nobel Prize (Saul Bellow, who won the Nobel for Literature in 1976). Notable Yaddo artists through the turn of the millennium include James Baldwin, Leonard Bernstein, Truman Capote, Aaron Copland, Philip Guston, Patricia Highsmith, Langston Hughes, Ted Hughes, Jacob Lawrence, Sylvia Plath, Martin Puryear, Katherine Anne Porter, Amy Sillman, Clyfford Still, and David Foster Wallace. More recent guests include Terry Adkins, Laurie Anderson, Jeffrey Eugenides, Sheri Fink, and Matthew Weiner.

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I am exited to participate in the New York Foundation for the Arts NYFA's 2017 Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program for visual and multidisciplinary arts.

The program pairs immigrant artists working in the visual and multidisciplinary arts with artist mentors who provide one-on-one support for their artistic practice. 

During the program, mentors will guide their mentees to achieve specific goals, providing them with broader access to the New York cultural world through an exchange of ideas, resources, and experiences. Additionally, the mentoring program aims to foster a community, providing opportunities to connect with other immigrant artists through group meetings, peer learning, and information gatherings that include alumni from 2007 to the present. Through access to other artists, arts professionals, and organizations, the program offers immigrant artists the opportunity to focus on their creative practice and gain support and exposure to their work while upholding their distinctive identities.

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SÍM Residency, July 2017

I will be working at SÍM Residency from the Association of Icelandic Artist in Reykjavik, July 2017.

The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists (SÍM) was founded in 1982 and today serves as an interest organization for roughly 760 professional artists. The goal of SÍM is to improve conditions and present the working environment of artists, and the association has representatives in various committees and boards. The Association runs 146 studios all over the greater Reykjavík area and hosts over 200 foreign visiting artists each year. The e-zine STARA publishes articles about shows, happenings and artists’ interests. STARA is published three times a year.

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Supermarket Art Fair 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden presented by Tupajumi Foundation. 

21-24 April 2016 

Press viewing 20 April 2016

Svarta Huset, Telefonplan, Stockholm

                                                                                                                                                                                                         Window of Perception Solo Exhibition, Galleria Uusi Kipinä 

January 27th - February 14th 2016

Open Tues-Fri 12-6pm and Sat-Sun 12-4pm

Opening Reception January 26th 6-8pm

Galleria Uusi Kipinä, Kymintie 1, Lahti, Finland


Online Exhibition, AC Institute
January 20th - February 3rd

Live Streaming Sunday January 24th at 3:30pm Finnish time / 8:30am New York time

Featuring: Danielle Ezzo, Yun Mi Her, Laura Lappi, Nkiruka Oparah, Elise R Peterson, Sheida Soleimani, Jessica Thalmann

Screen, as a term, is inherently riddled with division—it protects and projects. "Screen(ing)" speaks in and around the screen in order to explore the limits and possibilities of the screen as both a surface and a sorting mechanism.

"Screen(ing)" takes a stab at techno-intimacy as a way to rethink the digital divide. The artistic practices represented in "Screen(ing)" run the gamut from video, photography, and site-specific installation to sculpture, prose, and collage. Each artist approached the exhibition with vulnerability and with a willingness to experiment with the screen in order to discover how its multifaceted qualities might connect their artistic practice to an online audience. 

By listening to a recording of a studio visit in all its rawness and peering in on a live stream showcasing the artist at work, spectators can partake in the screening, love on the artist, and get closer to the artists’ representational space inside the screen.

Through these two screens, audiences arrive at a subjective reconsideration of how artists make art, a discursive window past the screen and into the screening.

- Ikechukwu Casmir Onyewuenyi (curator)

Re:Rotterdam Art Fair


Boompjes 60-68, Rotterdam, Opening wed 08.02.  16.00-01.00

Heavy Merry Finland

21/10/11 - 04/12/11

Anssi Kasitonni (FIN), Noora Federley (FIN), Ville Pirinen (FIN), Laura Lappi (FIN), Maria Heinonen (FIN), Sanna Järvelä (FIN), Annika Kivi (FIN)

Rotterdam Roodkapje, Meent 119-133

Opening Fri 21.10.   21.00-2.00

Sharing the same cultural roots of growing up in small Finnish towns in the 80’s and 90’s they decided to join forces outside their comfort zone and exhibit in Rotterdam. Their art references and echo’s the same global pop-culture icons vs. local mind-set of pre-internet Finland. What unites them is a common view of the world and of visual arts: That it is dead serious and lively fun at the same time. They all reflect on this in a unique way, using personal matter and visuals.

Contact: / US: 001 347 822 3254  / FI: 00358 (0)50 306 5887


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