Eija - Liisa Ahtila

Eija - Liisa Ahtila

エイヤ=リーサ・アハティラ

THE HOUSE, 2002, 14 min, DVD installation for 3 projections with sound

Biography

Eija Liisa Ahtila
Born 1959 in Hameenlinna, Finland
Lives and works in Helsinki, Finland

EDUCATION
1980-85
Helsinki University, Faculty of Law
1981-84
Independent Art School
1990-91
London College of Printing, School of Media and Management, Film and Video Department
1994-95
UCLA, Certificate Program, Film, TV, Theater and Multimedia Studies, Los Angeles
1994-95
America Film Institute, Advanced Technology Program special courses, Los Angeles

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (selected)

2008
Eija-Liisa Ahtila, K21 Kunstsammlung, Düsseldorf, Germany (SEVERAL WORKS)
Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Tranzitdisplay, Prague, Czech (IF 6 WAS 9, TENDER TRAP)
Eija-Liisa Ahtila Where is Where? Marian Goodman gallery, New York, USA (WHERE IS WHERE?, FISHERMEN / ÉTUDES NO. 1)
Focus2: Eija-Liisa Ahtila Exhibition, Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Marugame, Kagawa, Japan (THE HOUR OF PRAYER, FISHERMEN / ÉTUDES, NO. 1)
Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Jeu de Paume, Paris, France (SEVERAL WORKS)

2007
Eija-Liisa Ahtila, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada (THE HOUR OF PRAYER)
Private Stories -Sensory Surroundings, Galeria Stary Browar, Poznan, Poland (THE HOUSE, THE HOUR OF PRAYER)
Eija-Liisa Ahtila, GL Strand, Copenhagen, Denmark (SEVERAL WORKS)
Eija-Liisa Ahtila: The Hour of Prayer, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, USA (THE HOUR OF PRAYER)

2006
Eija-Liisa Ahtila: The Wind, MoMA Media Space, New York, USA (THE WIND, LOVE IS A TREASURE)
Eija-Liisa Ahtila, The Hour of Prayer, Contemporary Art Venue, Two Rooms, Auckland, New Zealand (THE HOUR OF PRAYER)
Frontiers in Movement, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico (THE HOUR OF PRAYER, SCENOGRAPHER’S MIND)
Billboard Vision Project, work on four billboards in Tokyo Shibuya, Ikebukuro, Yurakucho, Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan (GROUND CONTROL)
The Hour of Prayer, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USA (THE HOUR OF PRAYER)

2004
Intention to Fail, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, USA (ME/WE, OKAY, GRAY, THE WIND)
Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, Inc. New York, NY
(THE HOUSE, NEW SCULPTURE)

2003
Dallas Museum of Contemporary Art, Dallas, USA
(THE HOUSE)

Tokyo Opera Gallery, Tokyo, JAPAN
(THE WIND, THE HOUSE, SCENOGRAPHER'S MIND)

De Appel Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS
(SEVERAL WORKS)

MUSEION Bolzano, Italy
(SEVERAL WORKS)

2002
Real Characters, Invented Worlds
DCA, Dundee, Scotland
(SEVERAL WORKS)

Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris, France
(THE WIND, THE PRESENT)

Fantasized Persons and Taped Conversations
Zurich Kunsthalle, Zurich, Switzerland
(SEVERAL WORKS)

Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert Inc., New York, USA
(THE WIND, THE PRESENT)


2002
Real Characters, Invented Worlds
Tate Modern, London, UK
(SEVERAL WORKS)

Fantasized Persons and Taped Conversations
Kiasma - Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
(SEVERAL WORKS)

2001
Several works, Tate Modern London, UK

If 6 Was 9, Fundacio la Caixa Barcelona, Spain

If 6 Was 9: A Film Retrospective, Media City Windsor, Canada
(CONSOLATION SERVICE)

Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Canada
(CONSOLATION SERVICE)

Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
(CONSOLATION SERVICE; ASSISTANT SERIES)

2000
Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany
(SEVERAL WORKS)

Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, New York, USA
(CONSOLATION SERVICE; ME/WE, OKAY, GRAY; ASSISTANT SERIES)

Galerie Index, Stockholm, Sweden
(CONSOLATION SERVICE)

1999
Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK
(CONSOLATION SERVICE)

Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria
(CONSOLATION SERVICE)

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA
(TODAY, ME/WE; OKAY; GRAY)

Kunstwerke Berlin, Berlin, Germany
(with Joachim Koester and Susanne Kriemann)
(ME/WE; OKAY; GRAY)

1998
Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, New York, USA
(ANNE, AKI & GOD)

Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany, catalog
(TODAY, IF 6 WAS 9)

Kunsthaus Glarus, Glarus,Switzerland
(TODAY, IF 6 WAS 9, ME/WE; OKAY; GRAY)

Gallery Arnolfini, Bristol, UK
(ME/WE; OKAY; GRAY)

Saint-Servais Geneve, Centre pour l'Image Contemporaine, Geneve, Switzerland
(IF 6 WAS 9)

1997
Klemens Gasser und Tanja Grunert, Cologne, Germany
(TODAY)

Raum der aktuellen Kunst, Vienna, Austria
(IF 6 WAS 9, ME/WE; OKAY; GRAY)

Gallery Roger Pailhas, Marseille / Paris, France
(IF 6 WAS 9, ME/WE; OKAY; GRAY)

1996
Cable Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
(IF 6 WAS 9)

1995
Gallery Index, Stockholm, Sweden
(IF 6 WAS 9)

1991
Kluuvin Galleria, Helsinki, Finland
(THE TENDER TRAP)

1990
The Young Artist of the Year, Tampere Art Museum, Tampere, Finland
(TEACHER, TEACHER)


GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selected)

2008
Überblick 23 Jahre Villa Minimo, Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover, Germany (ME/WE,OKAY, GRAY)
Listen Darling...The World is Yours, Ellipse Foundation, Portugal (WHERE IS WHERE?)
Sao Paolo Biennial, Sao Paolo, Brazil (THE HOUSE, THE HOUR OF PRAYER)
Risk Zones, Caixa Forum, Barcelona (CONSOLATION SERVICE)
The Bearable Lightness of Being, La Biennale di Venezia nel Settore Architettura, Palazzo Pesaro Papafava, Venice (THE TENT HOUSE, THE SHADE HOUSE, FISHERMEN)
Disturbance - contemporary art from Scandinavia and South Africa, Johannerburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg (THE PRESENT)
Sixth Setting, Hoviart, AnttolanHovi, Anttola, Finland (FISHERMEN, VEIL OF IGNORANCE)

2007
Unidentified Emotions, Art Statements Gallery, Hong Kong (ME/WE, OKAY, GRAY)
30/40, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USA (ME/WE, OKAY, GRAY)
Sounding the Subject, Cambridge, USA MIT/The List Visual Arts Center (THE HOUSE)
Views from the Bosphorus, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey (IF 6 WAS 9)
The Present, The Monique Zajfen Collection, Stedelijk Museum CS (THE PRESENT)
Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo, Finland (THE HOUR OF PRAYER)
Auto Emotion, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada (THE PRESENT)
The Bushwick Star, New York, USA (HOUR OF PRAYER, audio piece)
L'OEil Ecran, Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg (ME/WE, OKAY, GRAY)

2006
Dreamlands Burn, Mucsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary (CONSOLATION SERVICE)
L’art d’une vie, hommage à Roger Pailhas, Musée d’Art Contemporain Marseille, Marseille, France (IF 6 WAS 9 )
Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, Miami, USA (THE HOUR OF PRAYER)
1st Architecture, Art and Landscape Biennial of the Canaries, Convento de Santo Domingo, San Cristobal de La Laguna, Canary Islands, Spain (THE HOUR OF PRAYER)
Wrestle, CCS Bard Hessel Museum, Annandale-On-Hudson, USA (The PRESENT)
Beyond Cinema, Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany (CONSOLATION SERVICE)
Archaeology of Reality, Contemporary Art Center, Riga, Latvia (THE PRESENT)
Tomma Abts, Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Tania Bruguera, Isa Genzken, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany (THE PRESENT)
Art’Fab Women of Europe, Espace des Lices, Saint-Tropez, France (SCENOGRAPHER’S MIND)
To See the World, to Feel with your Eyes, International Biennale, Lofot Islands, Norway (THE HOUR OF PRAYER)
Breaking The Ice, Zeitgenössische Kunst Aus Finnland, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany (THE PRESENT)
Artes Mundi Art Prize Shortlisted, National Museum and Galleries of Wales, Cardiff, UK (THE HOUR OF PRAYER)
Short History of Performance, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK (TODAY)
Bent: Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Scandinavian Art, San Francisco State University Art Gallery, San Francisco, USA (THE PRESENT)
Girls’ Night Out, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Texas, USA (THE PRESENT)

2005
Night Sites, Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover, Germany (WIND)
10th Anniversary Exhibition, Beaconsfield, London, UK (GROUND CONTROL)
Ecstasy, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA (THE HOUSE)
50 Years Documenta, Kunsthalle Fridericianum (THE HOUSE)
XXXXXI La Biennale Di Venezia, The Italian Pavilion, Venice, Italy (THE HOUR OF PRAYER)
K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany (THE HOUSE)
The World is a Stage: Stories behind Pictures, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan, (CONSOLATION SERVICE; ME/WE, OKAY, GRAY)
Munch Revisited – Edvard Munch and the Art of Today, Kunsthalle Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany (THE HOUSE)
Girls’ Night Out, Addison Gallery, Andover, USA (THE PRESENT)
Venice Biennale 51st, Venice, Italy

2004
Mann und Frau Intim, Galerie Im Kunsthaus Erfurt, Germany (CONSOLATION SERVICE)
Contemporary Visions Photographs and videos from Helga de Alvear’s collection, Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku, Finland (SCENOGRAPHER’S MIND)
Busan Biennale 2004 / Point of Contact, Busan Metropolitan Art Museum, Busan, South-Korea (THE PRESENT)
Flick Collection, Hamburger Bahnhof, Germany (CASTING PORTRAITS, SCENOGRAPHER’S MIND)
Identity 2, Nichido Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan (SCENOGRAPHER’S MIND)
Plug In, Prague, Czech Repulic (THE PRESENT)
Photoespana, Madrid, Spain (THE PRESENT)
X – Wohnungen, Berlin, Germany (THE PRESENT)
Dream Extensions, Museum of Contemporary Art (SMAK) Gent, Belgium (THE WIND)
Berlin North, Hamburger Bahnhof, Germany (THE HOUSE)

2003
Future Cinema, ICC Tokyo, Japan
(CONSOLATION SERVICE)

Girls Night Out Orange County Museum, California
(THE PRESENT)

Fast Forward, Media Art Sammlung Goetz, Zentrum fur Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany
(THE WIND)

OUTLOOK, Athens Greece
(THE WIND)

Word Rush, National Gallery of Victoria Melbourne, Australia
(THE HOUSE)

Remind, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria
(THE HOUSE)

Future Cinema, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
(THE HOUSE)

Vilo De Conde Film Festival, Vilo De Conde, Portugal
(THE WIND)

Girls Don't Cry, Parco Museum, Tokyo, Japan
(THE PRESENT)

2003
Reel Sculpture, SFMOMA, San Francisco, USA
(THE PRESENT)

Centro Nazionale per le Arti Contemporanee, Rome, Italy
(THE HOUSE)

MICROPOLITCS Art and the Quotidian: 2001-1968 (Part I), EACC, Castellon, Spain
(THE PRESENT)

Away From Home, Wexner Centre for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio, USA
(CONSOLATION SERVICE)

Home Sweet Home, Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Arhus, Denmark
(THE WIND)


2002
Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, Belgium

Boreales Festival, FRAC, Caen, France
(CONSOLATION SERVICE, ME/WE, OKAY, GRAY)

Future Cinema, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
(CONSOLATION SERVICE)

Impakt Festival, Utrecht, The Netherlands
(THE PRESENT)

Truth Be Told, Yokohama Portside Gallery, Yokohama, Japan
(CONSOLATION SERVICE)

SUBREEL, MAC, Marseille, France
(CONSOLATION SERVICE)

Eight Nordic Stories, CGAC, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
(THE PRESENT)

DOCUMENTA 11, Kassel, Germany
(THE HOUSE)

Beyond Paradise, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
(THE PRESENT)

Biennale of Sydney, Artspace, Sydney, Austaralia
(THE PRESENT)

Never Ending Stories, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
(CONSOLATION SERVICE)

VideoWorks, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway
(THE PRESENT)

VideoWorks, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo Norway
(THE PRESENT)

Beyond Paradise, Bangkok National Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
(THE PRESENT)

ATTACHMENT+, Kunsthalle Lophem, Brugge, Belgium (CONSOLATION SERVICE)

2001
INTERFERENZE Nordic Countries, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, Italy
(ME/WE, OKAY, GRAY)

The Beauty of Intimacy, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
(CASTING PORTRAITS)

conversation?, Recent acquisitions of the Van Abbemuseum, Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece
(CASTING PORTRAITS)

Artcite Ink. Windsor, Canada
(ME/WE, OKAY, GRAY; ASSISTANT SERIES)

"Wechselstrom"
Sammlung Hauser und Wirth, St. Gallen, Switzerland
(ASSISTANT SERIES)

"The Uncertain"
Galeria Pepe Cobo, Sevilla, Spain
(CASTING PORTRAITS)

"Screens and projectors"
Fundacio "La Caixa", Barcelona, Spain
(ANNE, AKI AND GOD)

"…troubler l'echo du temps"
Musee Art contemporain Lyon, France
(ME/WE; OKAY; GRAY)

"Enduring Love"
Gasser & Grunert Inc., New York, USA
(ASSISTANT SERIES)

Boras Konstmuseum, Boras, Sweden
(CONSOLATION SERVICE)

Images Festival, Toronto, Canada
(ME/WE; OKAY; GRAY, A FILM RETROSPECTIVE)

Media City Festival, Windsor, Canada
(CONSOLATION SERVICE, ME/WE; OKAY; GRAY,
A FILM RETROSPECTIVE, ASSISTANT SERIES)

"Blick nach vorn"
Museum Abteiberg, Monchengladbach, Germany
(ASSISTANT SERIES)

2000
Organizing Freedom,
Charlottenburg, Copenhagen, Denmark
(ANNE, AKI & GOD)

Medi@terra, Athens, Greece
(ME/WE; OKAY; GRAY)

Eija-Liisa Ahtila and Ann-Sofi Siden,
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, USA
(CONSOLATION SERVICE)

Catalyst Arts, Belfast, UK
(ME/WE; OKAY; GRAY)

Amateur/Eldsjal,
Goteborg Konstmuseum, Sweden
(ANNE, AKI & GOD)

Norden,
Kunsthalle Vienna, Austria
(TODAY)

The Vincent, the exhibition of the short listed artists, Maastricht, The Netherlands
(ANNE, AKI AND GOD; TODAY)

Impakt, New Media & Experimental Film Festival,
Utrecht, The Netherlands
(CONSOLATION SERVICE)

Kwangju Biennale, South Korea
(IF 6 WAS 9)

Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, USA
(CONSOLATION SERVICE, ME/WE; OKAY; GRAY)

Zona F,
Espai D'Art Contemporani Castello, Spain
(ME/WE; OKAY; GRAY)

Organising Freedom, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
(ANNE, AKI AND GOD)

1999
CAPC, Bordeaux, France
(CONSOLATION SERVICE)

The Stockholm Syndrome, Stockholm, Sweden
(ME/WE; OKAY; GRAY)

Melbourne International Biennal, Australia
(ANNE, AKI AND GOD)

1999
Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, Germany
(ME/WE; OKAY; GRAY)

Very Private, Art Gallery Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia
(TODAY)

Rewind to the Future,
Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany
(TODAY, 1/3 screen projection)

Kramlich collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA
(ANNE, AKI AND GOD)

Close Ups, Contemporary Art and Carl Th. Dreyer;
Nikolaj Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
(CONSOLATION SERVICE)

End of Story, Venice Biennial, Nordic Pavillon, Venice , Italy
(with Annika von Hausswolff and Knut Asdam)
(CONSOLATION SERVICE)

Living in the present; Mois de la Photo a Montreal,
The Marche Bonsecours, Montreal, Canada
(ME/WE; OKAY; GRAY)

Finnish line-starting point: jeunes artistes finlandais,
Musees de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
(ANNE, AKI & GOD)

Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
(CASTING PORTAITS)

Wahlverwandschaften. Elective Affinites Wiener Festwochen, Vienna, Austria
(TODAY)

Video Cult/ures, ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany
(TODAY)

Spiral TV, Wacoal Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
(TODAY)

Freizeit und Uberleben, Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria
(ANNE, AKI & GOD)

Cinema Cinema - Contemporary Art and the Cinematic Experience.
Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
(TODAY)

Nordic Light - Nordic Scenes from the 1990's.
Montevideo, Multimedia Center Amsterdam,
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
(TODAY)


Gikk du glipp av nittitallet? - Videokunst
Bergen Fine Art Society, Bergen, Norway
(ME/WE; OKAY; GRAY)

Kunstlerwerkstatt Lothringstrasse, Munich,Germany
(TODAY)

Dis.Location, hARTware projekte,
Dortmund, Germany
(TODAY)

1998
Nordic Nomads, White Columns, New York, USA, catalog
(ME/WE; OKAY; GRAY)

Gallery Mot & Van Den Boogaard, Brussels, Belgium
(CASTING PORTRAITS)

Edstrand Art Price 1998, Rooseum, Malmo, Sweden, catalog
(ANNE, AKI & GOD)

Manifesta 2, Luxembourg, catalog
(ANNE, AKI & GOD)

Medialization, Edsvik konst och kultur, Stockholm, Sweden
(ME/WE; OKAY; GRAY)

Aavan meren talla puolen. Harom de stora haven. This side of the ocean. Kiasma-Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland, catalog
(ANNE, AKI & GOD)

Momentum - nordic festival of contemporary art, Moss, Norway
(TODAY)

Nuit Blanche, Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville, Paris, France, catalog
(TODAY)

The King is not the Queen, Archipelago, Stockholm, Sweden
(TODAY)

Unknown Adventures, Stadtische Galerie Kiel, Kiel, Germany
(ME/WE; OKAY; GRAY)

1997
Nordic Female Art, Skanska Konstmuseum, Lund, Sweden
(TODAY)

5th Istanbul Biennial 1997, Istanbul, Turkey, catalog
(IF 6 WAS 9)

Spuren und Strukturen, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany
(TODAY, ME/WE; OKAY; GRAY)


1997
Zones of Disturbance, Steirischer Herbst, Graz, Austria, catalog
(TODAY)

World Wide Video Festival, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, catalog
(IF 6 WAS 9)

Time out, Kunsthalle Nurnberg, Nurnberg, Germany, catalog
(TODAY)

Loco Motion, Film section Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
(TODAY, IF 6 WAS 9)

Noveau Musee Villeurbanne, Lyon, France
(IF 6 WAS 9, ME/WE; OKAY; GRAY)

Le Consortium - Dijon, Dijon, France
(IF 6 WAS 9, ME/WE; OKAY; GRAY)

Institute Finlandaise, Paris, France
(IF 6 WAS 9)

ID, Van AbbeMuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, catalog
(IF 6 WAS 9, ME/WE; OKAY; GRAY)

1996
RAX, Beaconsfield Art Gallery, London, UK, catalog
(TODAY)

Found Footage, Klemens Gasser und Tanja Grunert GmbH, Cologne, Germany, catalog
(IF 6 WAS 9)

Now Here, Louisiana Museum Museum of Modern Art, Denmark, catalog
(IF 6 WAS 9, ME/WE; OKAY; GRAY)

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland
(ME/WE; OKAY; GRAY)

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Vilna, Lithuania
(ME/WE; OKAY; GRAY)


1995
Rooseum - The Center for Contemporary Art, Malmo, Sweden
(ME/WE; OKAY; GRAY)

1994
Identity, Museum of Contemporary Art
Helsinki, Finland and Moscow, Russia
(ME/WE; OKAY; GRAY)

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Bergen, Norway
(ME/WE; OKAY; GRAY)

1994
Secret Garden, Hameenlinna Art Museum, Hameenlinna, Finland
(SECRET GARDEN)

1993
Fordomar, Lilljevalchs Art Hall, Stockholm, Sweden and Nordic Arts Centre, Helsinki, Finland, catalog
(ME/WE, OKAY, GRAY; DOG BITES)

1992
Postmoraali, 150 Years of Photography,
Taidehalli, Helsinki, Finland
(DOING IT)

1991
Seeing, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
(THE TENDER TRAP)

Sinirand : Uut soome kunsti
Tallinna Kunstihoone, Estonia
(THE TENDER TRAP)

Nakeminen - Seende - Seeing
Porin taidemuseo, Pori, Finland
(THE TENDER TRAP)

1990
Aurora 3, Biennale of Young Nordic Artists, Reykjavik, Iceland & Helsinki, Finland
(WONDERLAND)

Audiovisual Biennale in Lahti
Lahti, Finland
(A SHORT CULTURAL-POLITICAL QUADRILLE)

RADAR, Exhibition of the countries of the Baltic Sea
Kotka, Finland
(A PROJECT FOR "KOTKAN SANOMAT" NEWSPAPER)

7 tilaa ja ymparisto
Art Museum of Kajaani, Kajaani, Finland
(WONDERLAND)

1989
Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
(IN HIS ABSOLUTE PROXIMITY)

Gallery Katariina, Helsinki, Finland
(IN HIS ABSOLUTE PROXIMITY)


PERFORMANCES

1989
Jokes, performed in the 125th Year Jubilee of the
Artist Association, Finland

1988
A Short Cultural-Political Quadrille,
Lahti Audiovisual Biennale, Finland

AWARDS AND GRANTS

2008
Prince Eugen Medal

2006
Artes Mundi, Wales International Visual Arts Prize, Cardiff, UK (THE HOUR OF PRAYER)

2005
Pro Finlandia

2002
Great Prize Fiction, Vila do Conde International Short Film Festival, Vila do Conde, Portugal
(LOVE IS A TREASURE)

2000
The Vincent van Gogh Bi-annual Award for Contemporary Art in Europe, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Coutts Contemporary Art Foundation Award, Switzerland
Nordisk Panorama, Best Nordic Short Film
(CONSOLATION SERVICE)
Tampere International Short Film Festival, Finland
National Competition, Main Prize
(CONSOLATION SERVICE)


1999
Honorary Mention, 48th Venice Biennale
DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst scholarship), Germany

1998
Edstrand Art Price, Sweden

International Competition Film Award, VIPER Int. Film-, Video- & Multimedia Festival, Switzerland (TODAY)
International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Jury's Honorary Mention, Oberhausen, Germany (TODAY)
Bonn Videonale, WDR Price for female artist, Bonn, Germany (TODAY)

1997
Tampere International Short Film Festival, Finland
National Competition, Main Price (TODAY)
AVEK-award for important achievements in the field of audio-visual culture, May 1997
International Competition Film Award, VIPER Int.
Film-, Video- & Multimedia Festival, Switzerland (IF 6 WAS 9)
5-year grant
The Central Committee for the Arts, Finland

1995
1-year grant
The Central Committee for the Arts, Finland
Visek (the foundation for the support of audiovisual art)

1994
Center of the Audiovisual Promotion, Finland

1993
Visek (the foundation for the support of audiovisual art)

1992
3-year grant
The Central Committee for the Arts, Finland
Finnish Cultural Foundation, Finland


1991
Visek (the foundation for the support of audiovisual art)
Center of the Audiovisual Promotion, Finland

1990
Young Artist of the Year Award, Tampere, Finland
Paulo Foundation, Finland


1989
Center of the Audiovisual Promotion, Finland
Finnish Cultural Foundation, Finland

1988
Finnish Cultural Foundation, Finland


FILM FESTIVALS AND SCREENINGS (selection)

[LOVE IS A TREASURE]

MoMA, New York, USA (A FILM RETROSPECTIVE)
55th Locarno International Film Festival, Locarno, Switzerland
International Short Film Festival, Vila do Conde, Portugal
Tate Modern, London, UK
Tampere Film Festival, Tampere, Finland

[CONSOLATION SERVICE]

MoMA, New York, USA (A FILM RETROSPECTIVE)
Media City Festival, Windsor, Canada
Nordisk Panorama, Bergen, Norway
Telluride International Cinema Expo, Denver, USA
Festival Int'l nouveau Cinema nouveaux Medias Montreal, Canada
VIPER, Basel, Switzerland
European Film Academy Awards, Berlin, Germany
Festival Internacional Curtas Metragens Vila do Conde, Portugal
Impakt, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Osnabruck Media Art Festival, Germany
" Crossing Boundaries", Danish Film Institute, Denmark
Internationale Kurzfilmetage Oberhausen, Germany
Tampere International Short Film Festival, Finland
Goteborg Film Festival, Sweden

[TODAY]

MoMA, New York, USA (A FILM RETROSPECTIVE)
55th Locarno International Film Festival, Locarno, Switzerland
Minimalen Short Film Festival, Trondheim, Norway
Media City Festival, Windsor, Canada
2nd Bangkok Experimental Film Festival, Thailand
Crossing Boundaries, Copenhagen, Denmark
Internationale Kurzfilmetage Oberhausen, Germany
Viper Int. Film-, Video- & Multimedia Festival, Luzern, Switzerland
Short film Festival, Milano, Italy
Videoexperimentalfilm festival VIDEOEX, Zurich, Switzerland
Chicago International Film Festival, USA
New York Film Festival, USA
Edinburgh International Film Festival, UK
Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
European Media Art Festival, Osnabruck, Germany
International Short Film Festival, Reykjavik, Iceland
Tampere Short Film Festival, Finland
Berlin International Film Festival, Panorama, Berlin


[IF 6 WAS 9]

MoMA, New York, USA (A FILM RETROSPECTIVE)
55th Locarno International Film Festival, Locarno, Switzerland
Images Festival of Independent Film & Video, Toronto, Canada
" Lyhyt Kevat", Kiasma, Helsinki
Crossing Boundaries, Copenhagen, Denmark
Internationale Kurzfilmetage Oberhausen, Germany
Edinburgh International Film Festival, UK
Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival, Brazil
Kino Engel, Helsinki, Finland
Espoo Cine, Finland
Osnabruck Media Art Festival, Osnabruck, Germany
Viper Int. Film-, Video- & Multimedia Festival, Luzern, Switzerland
Feminale, Projekt Frauenfilmfest, Cologne, Germany
International Outdoor Short Film Festival
Bondi Beach, Alice Springs, Perth, Canberra, Australia
International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany
Festival International de Films de Femmes du Creteil, France
Impakt'97, The Netherlands
Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Loco Motion, Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy
Hamburg International Short Film Festival, Germany
Toronto International Short Film Festival, Canada

[ME/WE; OKAY; GRAY]

MoMA, New York, USA (A FILM RETROSPECTIVE)
55th Locarno International Film Festival, Locarno, Switzerland
Pacific Cinematheque, Vancouver, Canada
" Close Ups", Copenhagen, Denmark
" Catalyst Arts", Belfast, UK
SHOOT, moving pictures by artists, Malmo, Sweden
Crossing Boundaries, Copenhagen, Denmark
International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany
Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia
Sao Paulo International Film Festival, Brazil
Director's Guild of America, Los Angeles, USA
Reading Room project, Camden Art Center, London, UK
Cinewomen Screening Series, Los Angeles, USA
Tampere Short Film Festival, Tampere, Finland
Monitor 94, Goteborg, Sweden
Nordisk Panorama, Reykjavik, Iceland
Love & Anarchy, Helsinki Film Festival, Helsinki, Finland
Upsala International Short Film Festival, Uppsala, Sweden
Stockholm Film Festival, Stockholm, Sweden
Outdoor Short Film Festival, Bondi Beach, Alice Springs, Perth, Canberra, Australia
International Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand, France

TELEVISION SCREENINGS (selection)

LOVE IS A TREASURE
YLE TV 1, Finland
Artsworld, London, UK
Kunstkanaal, The Netherlands

CONSOLATION SERVICE
YLE TV-1, Finland
Kunstkanaal, The Netherlands

TODAY
YLE TV-1, Finland
Kunstkanaal, The Netherlands
SBS-channel, Australia

ME/WE; OKAY; GRAY
YLE TV-1, Finland
ARTE, G.E.I.E., Germany & France
Kunstkanaal, The Netherlands
SBS-Channel, Australia

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