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Gallery Taik Persons

Helsinki School

Born 1981 in Forssa, Finland. Lives and works in Helsinki, Finland

Education
2013 Aalto University – School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Photography, MA
2011 London College of Communication, Photography, MA, Victor Fellowship Grant
2008 Arts Academy at Turku University of Applied Sciences, BA in photography

Solo exhibitions
2017 Shared, Gallery Taik Persons, Berlin, DE
2016 Shared, Gallery Forum Box, together with Juhana Moisander, Helsinki, FI
2016 About ten, Fotogalleri Vasli Souza, together with Juhana Moisander , Malmö, SWE
2015 About ten, Nordic Light, international photography festival, Kristiansund, NO
2014 About ten, Hå Gamle Prestegard, Naerbo, NO
2014 Breathing the Same Air, Festival Les Boréales, L’Artothèque, Caen, FR
2013 About ten, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, FI
2013 Breathing the Same Air, Ordrupgaard Art Museum, Copenhagen, DNK
2013 Breathing the Same Air, Gallery Taik Persons, Berlin, DE
2013 About ten, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, FI
2013 Nelli Palomäki, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, FI
2013 Muotokuvia/Portraits, Photographic Centre Pole Image Haute-Normandie, Rouen, FR
2012 Sons of Nakhimov, The Wapping Project Bankside, London, UK
2012 As time consumes us, Les Renrontres d’Arles, Discovery Award 2012, Arles, FR
2011 As time consumes us, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, SWE
2011 Elsa and Viola, Next Level Project Space, London, UK
2011 Elsa and Viola, Guernsey Photography Festival, Guernsey
2009 Elsa and Viola, Gallery TAIK, Berlin, DE
2009 Elsa and Viola, Gallery Maaret Finnberg, Turku, FI
2009 Elsa and Viola, Gallery FAFA, Helsinki, FI
2009 I, Daughter, Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, FI
2009 I, Daughter, Victor Barsokevitsch Photographic Centre, Kuopio, FI
2008 I, Daughter, Turku Art Museum, Turku, FI

Group exhibitions (selected)
2017 Lichtblicke/ Zeitgenössische Finnische Fotografie, Kunsthaus Potsdam, DE
2017 Me: Self-Portraits Through Time, Taidehalli, Helsinki, FI
2017 Sony World Photography Awards, 10th anniversary exhibition, Somerset House, London, UK
2015 Touch III, Saastamoinen Foundation Art Collection, Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo, FI
2014 POTRETTI – Contemporary Finnish Photography, Fotografie Forum Frankfurt, DE
2014 Darkness & Light: Contemporary Nordic Photography, Scandinavia House, New York, USA
2014 “Mistä tulet? Where are you from? Varifrån kommer du?, Art Center PURNU, FI
2014 Shifting Identities, Curated by Ludovico Pratesi, MACRO Testaccio, Rome, IT
2014 Contemporary Nordic Photography, Scandinavia House, New York, USA
2013 Galleri Brandstrup, with Eeva Karhu and Tanja Koljonen, Oslo, NO
2013 At the End of the Rainbow, Felleshus – Pan Nordic Building of the Nordic Embassies, Berlin, DE
2013 Finnish Portraiture, Victor Barsokevitsch Photographic Centre, Kuopio, FI
2012 Paris Photo, Gallery TAIK, Paris, FR
2012 POLAROID, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, FI
2012 Alice in Wonderland, ECCO Espacio de Creación Contemporánea, Cadiz, ES
2012 NordLichtBilder–Vier Junge Positionen der Helsinki School, Kunstverein Augsburg, DE
2012 Silverstein Annual, Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York, USA
2012 Äärimmäisyyksien yhteinen tekijä, Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku, FI
2011 Paris Photo, Gallery TAIK, Paris, FR
2011 Helsinki School, A Female View/part 2, FOTO-RAUM, Vienna, AT
2011 Helsinki School, Christophe Guye Gallery, Zurich, CH
2011 Helsinki School, Purdy Hicks Gallery, London, UK
2011 Viennafair 2011, Gallery TAIK, Vienna, AT
2011 Touching Dreams–Helsinki School, The National Museum of Photography, Copenhagen, DNK
2011 reGeneration2 – Tomorrow’s Photographers Today, Aperture Gallery, New York, USA
2011 KIDS, Väsby Konsthall, SE
2011 OPEN 140 – School of Art and Design since 1871, Design Museum, Helsinki, FI
2011 Alice in Wonderland, Logomo, Turku, FI
2010 Paris Photo, Gallery TAIK, Paris, FR
2010 The Helsinki School, Daegu Biennale, Daegu, KOR
2010 New Nordic Photography, CFF, Stockholm, SWE
2010 EMMA Prize, Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo, FI
2010 New Nordic Photography, Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg, SWE
2010 reGeneration2 – Tomorrow’s Photographers Today, Les Rencontres d`Arles, Arles, FR
2010 reGeneration2 – Tomorrow’s Photographers Today, musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, CH
2010 Descubrimientos PHE, PhotoEspana, Madrid, ES (portfolio review)
2010 Helsinki School – Young photography by TaiK, Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, FI
2010 ARCO, Gallery TAIK, Madrid, ES
2010 Platform 09, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, CH (portfolio review)
2009 Paris Photo, Gallery TAIK, Paris, FR
2009 Helsinki school – New Art Photography From Finland, The Loft, St. Petersburg, RUS
2009 WIP 2009, Les Rencontres d`Arles, Arles, FR
2009 Taiteen Kurssi, Gallery Nefret, Turku, FI
2008 Young Guns, Jukka Male museum, Helsinki, FI
2007 There`s something wrong with the view, Jukka Male museum, Helsinki, FI
2007 There`s something wrong with the view, Photographic Centre Peri, Turku, FI
2006 Piirustuskoulun tähdet, Gallery Nefret, Turku, FI
2005 Auki, Photographic Centre Peri, Turku, FI

Awards and nominations
2017 Juror' Pick Price in Lensculture Portrait Awards
2012 Discovery Award, Les Rencontres d’Arles, nominated artist
2011 Paul Huf award, nominated artist
2011 Fotofinlandia, finalist
2010 Victor Fellowship, Hasselblad Foundation, winner
2010 reGeneration2–Tomorrow’s photographers today, selected artist
2010 Sony World Photography Awards, 2nd place in fine art/portraiture
2010 EMMA Prize 2010, finalist

Grants
2017 Finnish Cultural Foundation, Uusimaa Regional Fund
2017 Patricia Seppälä Foundation
2016 Finnish Cultural Foundation, Uusimaa Regional Fund
2016 Arts Promotion Centre Finland
2015 Swedish-Finnish Cultural Foundation
2014 Alfred Kordelin Foundation
2014 Oskar Öflund Foundation
2013 Arts Promotion Centre Finland, three-year artist grant
2013 Arts Promotion Centre Finland
2012 Frame Foundation
2012 Patricia Seppälä Foundation
2012 Finnish Cultural Foundation, one-year artist grant
2011 Arts Council of Finland
2011 Finnish Cultural Foundation
2011 Finnfoto ry
2010 Hasselblad Foundation
2010 Arts Council of Finland
2009 Finnfoto ry
2009 The Paulo Foundation
2008 Finnish Cultural Foundation, Varsinais-Suomi Regional Fund
2007 Finnfoto ry
2007 TOP-Foundation

Publications and selected articles
2015 KATALOG 26.2. Journal of photography & video, Darkness & Light by Anna Tellgren, Designkompagniet
2014 The Helsinki School Vol. V, From the past to the future, Hatje Cantz, 2014
2014 POTRETTI-photographs and literature from Finnish artists and writers, Fotografie Forum Frankfurt
2014 New Nordic Photography: The Victor Fellowships 10 Year Anniversary Issue, Hasselblad Foundation
2014 22 ways – On Artistic Thinking in Finnish Contemporary Art, Parvs Publishing 2014, pages 96–103
2013 Nelli Palomäki: Breathing the Same Air, Hatje Cantz
2013 PhotoKlassik, Das Magazin fur aktuelle analogue Fotografie, IV 2013, cover + pages 56–57
2013 FAT (Finnish Art Today), First Issue, ISSN: 2341–7455, pages 216–225
2013 nordic now! ISNN: 0788-2467, Filter, Objektiv, Photo Raw and Musta Taide 2013
2013 TIME magazine, LightBox, Breathing the Same Air: Nelli Palomäki’s portraits of children, 5th of June 2013, (lightbox.time.com)
2012 The Independent on Sunday, The New Review, article New Wave on the series Sons of Nakhimov, 11th of November 2012, pages 20–27
2012 Photo Raw magazine, #18/2012, pages 7–13
2012 Black+White Photography Magazine, Issue NO. 133, cover + pages 8–16
2012 Äärimmäisyyksien yhteinen tekijä, Turku University of Applied Sciences
2011 The Helsinki School, Vol IV, The Female View, Hatje Cantz
2011 A Picture for Home–The Schaden.com Friends Collection, Schaden.com
2011 New York magazine, September 5.–12.2011, pages 84–85
2011 ZOOM, New talent special issue, ISSN: 0393-4330, pages 52–55
2011 Alice in Wonderland, The Finnish Museum of Photography
2011 Muze, April–June 2011, ISSN: 1768-6563, page 22
2010 reGeneration2 – Tomorrow’s Photographers Today, Thames & Hudson
2010 reGeneration2 – Tomorrow’s Photographers Today, Aperture
2010 Daegu Photo Biennale 2010 – The Helsinki School
2010 Descubrimientos 2010, PHotoEspana, PHE Books 2010
2010 FOTO, 12/2010, Främlingar i Sovrummet, pages 8–17
2010 Exit, 10 years special issue: About ten, ISSN: 1577-272-1, pages 132–133
2010 On Display:, Hasselblad Foundation 2010
2010 British Journal of Photography, July 2010, Issue No 7778, ISSN: 0007-1196, page 43
2010 Next Level, Helsinki Issue, ISSN 1476-4369, page 79
2009 Elsa and Viola, The Paulo Foundation publication 2009
2009 The Helsinki School, Vol III, Young Photography by Taik, Hatje Cantz

Residencies
2010 Pole image Haute-Normandie, Rouen, FR

Memberships
Union of Artist Photographers in Finland
Photographic Centre Peri

Works in collections
Helsinki Art Museum, FI
Hasselblad Foundation, SWE
The Hague Museum of Photography, NL
The Finnish Museum of Photography, FI
National Museum of Photography, DNK
Impossible Works, USA
Musée de l’Elysée, CH
StatoilHydro Art Collection, NO
Saastamoinen Foundation, FI
The Finnish Art Association, FI
The Paulo Foundation, FI
Private Collections

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