CURRICULUM VITAE / Anu Suhonen

Lives and works in Helsinki, Finland 


studies

2002     Master of Arts, University of Art and Design, major in photography

1994     Tampere Institute of Art and Media, Visual Arts department

1993     Kanneljärvi Art school

 

supplementary studies

2013-        Communications studies, Helsinki Open University, The Faculty of Social Sciences

2009-11    Senior Manager,  TAIVEX - Training Programme for Art Exchange 

(carried out by FRAME Finnish Fund for Art Exchange, Aalto University’s School of Economics, Finnish Circus Information Centre, FILI Finnish Literature Exchange, Finnish Theatre Information Centre, City of Helsinki, City of Turku and City of Tampere and Small Business Center.)   

 

selected solo exhibitions

2015      Gallerie Pleiku, Berlin

2014      Gallery Technopolis, Espoo

2013      Gallery ForumBox, Mediaboxi, Helsinki

2013       Galleria Torikorttelit / Night Light (Yövalo)

2007-08  Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art / When the heavens fall... remake (with Maija Blåfield)

2006       Gallery Heino, Helsinki (with Elina Brotherus and Sirpa Päivinen)

2008       Galleria RAJATILA, Tampere

2002       Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki

2001       Jorvi hospitals 50-year anniversary exhibition, Espoo, Qi1 (with Jenny Eräsaari)

2000       S-gallery, Helsinki / Unintentional Art

 

selected group exhibitions and screenings

2017    Rauma Art Museum

2017    Gallery5, Oulu, Finland

2016     Gallery Lapinlahti, Helsinki / VIRUS

2015     Gallery Brinkkala, Turku  / Paikka jota ei ole

2012     TR1 Kunstahalle / Photographic Centre Nykyaika, Tampere, Nykyajan raunioilla / Present remains

2012     TORI - oon kaupungissa, Lahti

2011     Gallery Stoa, Helsinki / Photographers Zamboree

2010    EMMA Prize, Espoo Museum of Modern Art

2010     Galleri Zebra, Fotocentrum Raseborg, Karjaa / Photographers Zamboree

2010     Arteground The Exhibition of the Finnish Arts,  Viljandi, Estonia

2009     subvision. art. festival. off. Hamburg, Germany

2009     HARKKO Art Museum of Raisio

2008     Helsinki Short Film Festival, Helsinki

2008     Pictura, Dordrecht, The Netherlands / Art of inhabitation

2008     BACKLIGHT 08 / 8th International Photographic Triennal : 

2008     The Sixth Pingyao International Photography Festival, China

2008     Pori Art Museum

2008     TR1 Kunsthalle / Festart08 / Tampere International Film Festival

2005     Kunsthalle Helsinki,  Helsinki Photography Festival

2004     Fiskars -environmental art exhibition / Desire fire-installation

2003     Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art / Pohjoisen hedelmä

2003     Gallerie Lichtblick, Köln, Germany / Images Against War

2002     Tampere International Film Festival

2002     Stockholm ArtFair, Sollentuna, Sweden

2002     Oulu music video festival

2002     Cable Factory, Helsinki / Suomi-Kannel3

2001     6th International Foto Tage Herten, Germany

2001     Hämeenlinna Cultural Center / VO

2000     CuLTUREN, Västerås, Sweden / (sic.)

2000     Profounders gallery / In the meantime somewhere else...

2000     Chaplin Museum of New Art, Pärnu, Estonia, I Know Myself Best

2000     Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki / Photo.doc

1999     Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles, France

1999     Sammatti / Suomi-Kannel 1

1999     Gallery Naistenhuone, Helsinki / Yksityisnäyttely

upcoming exhibitions

2017    Porvoo Kunsthalle

2018    ArtCenter Mältinranta, Tampere

2018    Nextex, Swizerland

2018   Gallery Box, Göteborg, Sweden

memberships

Union of Artist Photographers, member

Helsingin taiteilijaseura, member (transl.) Visual Artists Association of Helsinki

KUVASTO The Finish Copyright Organization of Visual Artists

Suomen Taideyhdistys (transl.) Art Association of Finland

Osuuskunta Lilith (transl.) Cooperative Lilith

Artist Collective KUNST / Taiteilijakollektiivi KUNST

2016-           Curator,  Gallery Lapinlahti (as a member of curator-group Artist Collective Kunst)

2006-2013   Exhibition coordinator, member of selection comiteè, Gallery AARNI, Exhibition Center WeeGee

2003            Curator - The 108th Annual Exhibition of Finnish Artists NUORET (as a member of  jury)

2003            Member of Jury - The Finnish Comics Festival, comics contest

Artist-in-recidence

2012   Särö residency in Berlin

2012   Finnish Cultural Institute In New York

2002   NIFCA, Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art, Belfast, Northern Ireland

2000   The Åland Archipelago Artist Residency

 

works in collections

Wihuri Art Collection / Rovaniemi Art Museum

Saastamoinen Art Collection /  Espoo Museum of Modern Art EMMA 

Suomen Taideyhdistys (transl. Finnish Art Association)

Heino Art Collection

Private collections

 

grants

Arts Counsil Finland / Kuvataiteen näyttöapuraha 2004 and 2010 / Taiteen keskustoimikunta

Finish Art Association / Nuorten taiteilijoiden apuraha / Suomen taideyhdistys

Residency and travel grants:  Arts Counsil / Frame / Taiteen keskustoimikunta

Uudenmaan taidetoimikunta

Taiteen keskustoimikunta

Oskar Öflundin säätiö

Suomen kulttuurirahasto