Tuula Närhinen









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  • Tuula Närhinen, b. 1967 in Helsinki

    Studies:

    Doctor of Fine Arts (DFA), 2008-2016 Uniarts Helsinki / Academy of Fine Arts
    M.Sc. (Archit.), 1990-98 Helsinki University of Technology
    Master of Arts (MA), 1996-99 Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki
    Bachelor of Arts (BA), 1986-90 Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki

    Group exhibitions:

    2018 Objekti 4, outdoor exhibition of contemporary sculpture, Espoo, Finland
    2018 Maritime Poetics, Corner College, Zürich, Switzerland
    2018 Supermarket Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden
    2017 The 8th Turku Biennial, Turku, Finalnd
    2017 State of the Art, Kemi and Aine Art Museums, Kemi and Tornio, Finland
    2017 Art Taarasti - a summer exhibition, Taarasti Art Center, Nastola, Finland
    2017 SPLICE - Re-examining Nature, Oulu Art Museum, Oulu, Finland
    2016 Hidden Art – Dold Konst, Malmö, Sweden
    2016 Intimenta, Galerie Une poussière dans l’oeil, Lille, France
    2016 Elements - works from Kiasma’s collections, Kiasma, Helsinki
    2015 Waterscapes - Wasserlandschaften, Stadtgalerie Kiel, Germany
    2015 The University of the Arts Helsinki: 1st Reseach Pavilion ”Experimentality”, Venice, Italy
    2015 Hidden Art – Dold Konst, Malmö, Sweden
    2015 Intimenta, Galerie Une poussière dans l’oeil, Lille, France
    2015 Elements - works from Kiasma’s collections, Kiasma, Helsinki
    2015 Checkpoint Leonardo, Oulu Art Museum, Oulu, Finland
    2014 GYRE – The Plastic Ocean, Anchorage Museum, Alaska, USA
    2014 Ecological Fallacy, Helsinki Photography Biennial, Finland
    2013 Out to Sea? The Plastic Garbage Project. TR 1, Tampere, Finland
    2012 Prima materia. Art &Science collaboration at Helsinki University Think Corner, Helsinki, Finland
    2012 Quand les Nymphes parlent des Nymphes. Artboretum, Argenton sur Creuse, France
    2011 Landscape Experiences - Tunne maisema. Jyväskylä Museum of Art, Jyväskylä, Finland
    2011 Océan, climat et nous. Cité des sciences et de l’industrie, Paris, France
    2011 Water - Sense and Sensation. Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku, Finland
    2011 Alice in Wonderland. Logomo, Turku, Finland
    2011 Nature Gives – Nature Takes. K.H. Renlund’s Museum, Kokkola and Kajaani Art Museum
    2010 Nature Gives – Nature Takes/ Luonto antaa - luonto ottaa, Salo Art Museum, Salo, Finland
    2010 Naturalia. Villa Roosa, Orimattila, Finland
    2010 On the Pasture - Laitumella. Hyvinkää Art Museum, Hyvinkää, Finland
    2008 North–East–West: NEW. Galerie Lavignes, Paris, France.
    2008 Roskaviikot / Trash Art. Hyvinkää Art Museum, Hyvinkää, Finland.
    2008 Resilience – Changing Matters. Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet, Stockholm, Sweden.
    2008 Phenomena. Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland
    2008 New-Nature-Knowledge/ Uusi-luonto-tieto. Forum Box, Helsinki, Finland
    2006 Landscape. Works in collections, Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland
    2006 I am not alone here – Four Directions in Photography, Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, Finland
    2005 ’Tracing Animals’ in Muu18years Exhibition. Kunsthalle, Helsinki, Finland
    2004 The World of Objects, Kunshalle, Helsinki and Tampere Art Museum, Tampere, Finland
    2002 Helsinki – Bryssel, The White Hall / Valkoinen sali, Helsinki, Finland
    2002 Helsinki – Bryssel, Maison de l’Art Actuel des Chartreux, Brussels, Belgium
    2002 ‘Be good’ – Works from the Collections, Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
    2002 Fourth Triennial of Photographic Art – OFF SKENE, Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki
    2000 Water Aesthetics, International Conference on Environmental Aesthetics, Rantasalmi, Finland
    2000 West Wind – Wind Experiments on Harakka Island, Finnish-Norwegian Exhibition, Helsinki
    1992 Rajoilla/On Borders, Art of the Region (Uusimaa & Greater Helsinki), Cable Factory, Helsinki
    1992 Bastard Gallery, (with Tiina Ketara, Teemu Mäki & Marjatta Oja), a rented apartment, Helsinki
    1992 Turun keikka, Gallery Bellarte, Turku, Finland
    1990 Master Degree Exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Finland
    1989 Second Biennale of European Art Schools, Antwerp, Belgium
    1986 Nuorten näyttely / Annual Exhibition of Young Artists, Kunsthalle, Helsinki, Finland

    Solo exhibitions:

    2013 Bokeh. Kunsthalle Studio, Helsinki, Finland

    2013 The Touch of Rain. Kluuvi Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

    2011 Animalcams, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland

    2010 Océan plastique, Institut finlandais, Paris, France

    2009 Liplatus - Clapotis, Gallery Sculptor, Helsinki, Finland

    2005 Frostiana - Pictures of the Cold, Gallery Huuto, Helsinki , Finland

    2004 Solarium – Photochemical Experiments in Nature. Kluuvi gallery, Helsinki , Finland

    2003 Wind Experiments, Mikkeli Photographic Centre, Mikkeli , Finland

    2002 Chromatograms of Plant Colours, Studio, Kunsthalle, Helsinki

    1998 Odysseus i Helsingfors/ Ulysses in Helsinki , Galleriet Pineapple, Malmö, Sweden

    1997 Three Stories of Girls: Heidi, Alice, Zazie, Lönnström Art Museum, Rauma, Finland

    1996 Three Stories of Girls: Heidi, Alice, Zazie, Gallery Bulevardi 22 B, Helsinki, Finland

    1988 Solo exhibition, The Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts , Helsinki, Finland

    Commissions:

    2015 Shadows of the Night, parks and pedestrian walkways in Leinelä, Vantaa, Finland

    2015 Animation, Leinelä Railway station, Vantaa, Finland

    2007 Xylotheque, Finnish Parliament House, Helsinki , Finland

    2006 Wunderkammer, Kuusiluoto High School , Oulu , Finland

    2003 Fossils of the Kluuvi Bay , Copper lines in the Pavement of Aleksanterinkatu, Helsinki , Finland

    Competitions:

    2010 2. prize in the International competition for public artwork in memory of Helene Schjerfbeck, Raseborg, Finland

    2007 Honorary Mention in Espoo City sculpture competition, Finland

    2007 4.-6-. price in Jussinmäki sculpture competition, Hyvinkää , Finland

    2005 First price in the artwork competion of the new Annex of the Finnish Parliament House, Helsinki

    Works in collections:

    Helsinki City Art Museum

    Kiasma - The Museum of Contemporary Art in Finland

    Oulu City Art Museum

    Artist grants:

    2017 The Council of Arts/ five-year artist grant

    2010 The Council of Arts/ five-year artist grant

    2009 The Council of Arts/ one year artist grant

    2006 The Council of Arts/ three-year artist grant

    2005 The Council of Arts/ One year artist grant

    2003 The Finnish Cultural Foundation

    2002 Alfred Kordelin Foundation

    2001 The Finnish Cultural Foundation

    2000 Residency Grant for Maison d'Art Actuel des Chartreux, Brussels

    1999 The Finnish Cultural Foundation

    1994 Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (residency)

    1993 Helsinki University of Technology / Annikki Paasikivi Fund

    1990 Anita Snellmann Foundation