Tuula Närhinen

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  • Tuula Närhinen, b. 1967 in Helsinki


    Doctor of Fine Arts (DFA), 2008-2016 Uniarts Helsinki / The 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

    Solo exhibitions:

    2023 LOCAL- Fieldworks from Iceland and Pyrenees, Galleria Pictor, Vihti
    2020 Deep Time Deposits, Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall, London
    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 Centre of Photography, 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

    Group exhibitions:

    2023 Helsinki Biennial 2023, HAM Museum and Vallisaari Island, Helsinki
    2022 Paradoxes of Photography, Finnish Museum of Photography Helsinki
    2022 Subterranean, Amos Rex, Helsinki
    2021 New Elements, Laboratoria, Tretjakov gallery, Moscow
    2021 Lands End, Cliff House San Fransisco
    2021 Bird’s Eye View. The Festival of Political Photography, Finnish Museum of Photography Helsinki
    2021 Uncertain Horizon WAM, Turku City Art Museum. Turku, Finland
    2021 Who’s Nature? Jyväskylä Art Museum and touring in Turku, Oulu, Lapua, Finland
    2020 Our Climate, Mikkeli Centre of Photography
    2020 Life under Threat, Sinebrychoff Art Museum, Helsinki
    2019 I Experience as I Experiment. Uniarts Exhibition Laboratory, Helsinki
    2019 Uniarts Research Pavilion #3/ Insects among Us, Giudecca Venice
    2018 Seeing without the Seer, Looiersgracht 60, Unseen Amsterdam, Netherlands
    2018 INTIMENTISSIMA, Galerie de la Voüte, Paris, France
    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 Uniarts Research Pavilion #1/ ”Experimentality”, Giudecca 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


    2021 Surf, Tampere Tram, art works in tram stops, University of Tampere Hospital stop, Finland. See the work in YouTube

    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 and awards:

    2022 2. prize in Kankaanaukio art competition, Jyväskylä, Finland
    2021 Finnish State Prize for the Visual Arts
    2019 Below Zero Art Prize, Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall in collaboration with the Finnish Institute in London
    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:

    HAM - the Helsinki Art Museum

    Konstsamfundet's collections / Amos Rex Museum

    Kiasma - The Museum of Contemporary Art in Finland

    Oulu City Art Museum

    Artists' grants:

    2023 The Council of Arts/ five-year grant

    2017 The Council of Arts/ five-year grant

    2010 The Council of Arts/ five-year grant

    2009 The Council of Arts/ one year grant

    2006 The Council of Arts/ three-year grant

    2005 The Council of Arts/ One year grant

    2003 The Finnish Cultural Foundation/ One year grant

    2002 Alfred Kordelin Foundation

    2001 The Finnish Cultural Foundation/ One year grant

    2000 Residency Grant: 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