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HENRIIKKA KONTIMO

b. 1981

Education

2018-2020 Cabinetmaking, Ikaalinen College of Crafts and Design, Ikaalinen, FI
2011-2013 Pedagogical Studies, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, FI
2010-2011 Writing Studies, Critical University, Helsinki, FI
2002-2008 MFA, Time and Space Arts Studies, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, FI
2005-2007 BFA, Audiovisual Department (VAV), Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL

Public Works

2017 Lavatoio, installation, Mazzano Romano, IT
2017 What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Nature, installation, Fiskars, FI
2016 Preparation Time: A Whole Life, performance, Romainmotier, CH
2015 Jump, performance, Olafsfjördur, IS
2015 Envelopes, performance, Olafsfjördur, IS
2013 Nature, installation, Hyvinkää, FI

Commissions

2020 What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Nature, installation, Kone Foundation's Saari Manor, Mynämäki, FI

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016 What Remains, Fusion Art Gallery, Turin, IT
2015 Things That Fly, Listhus, Ólafsfjördur, IS
2010 Blah Blah Blah - And the Biggest of Them All Is Red, Oksasenkatu 11, Helsinki, FI
2008 And Then What, FAFA, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, FI

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020 Sata vuotta hyvässä seurassa, Gallery Mältinranta, Tampere, FI
2018 Puun syyt ja seuraukset, Gallery Ratamo, Jyväskylä, FI
2017 Book Art, Kyoto Paradise Book Art Gallery, Kyoto, JP
2016 Läsnä, Gallery Emil, Tampere, FI
2016 Kilometre of Sculpture, Rakvere, EE
2015 Rót, Ketilhus, Akureyri, IS
2015 Out in the Open, Listhus, Ólafsfjördur, IS
2011 Skaftfell Art Center, Seyðisfjördur, IS

Grants

2020 Arts Promotion Centre Finland: COVID-19 Grant
2019 Kone Foundation: Residency Grant
2017 Arts Promotion Centre Finland: Grant for Mobility in the Arts
2017 Arts Promotion Centre Finland: Project Grant
2016 Arts Promotion Centre Finland: Artist-in-Residence Grant
2011 Arts Promotion Centre Finland: Travel Grant
2010 Finnish Art Society: The Young Artist Grant

Competitions

2020 shared 2nd place, open artwork ideas competition for the new building of Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, FI

Teaching and Related Experience

2018-present Guide and Audience worker, Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere, FI
2011-present Teacher and Lecturer, courses, workshops and lectures in various art schools and art institutions, FI
2018 Audience Worker, IHME Contemporary Art Festival, Helsinki, FI
2016 Guest Lecturer, University of Washington, Seattle, US
2013 Guest Lecturer, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, FI
2013 Audience Worker, Checkpoint Helsinki, Helsinki, FI
2008-2013 Guide and Audience Worker, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, FI

Residencies

2021 (upcoming) Åland Archipelago Guest Artist Residence, Kökar, FI
2020 TUO TUO Residency, Joutsa, FI
2019 Kone Foundation, Saari Residence, Mynämäki, FI
2017 Mazzano Romano, Väinö Tanner Foundation scholarship, Mazzano, IT
2016 Rockland, Seattle, US
2016 Arc Artist Residency, Rômainmotier, CH
2016 Fusion Art Gallery, Turin, IT
2015 Listhus, Ólafsfjördur, IS
2011 Skaftfell Art Center, Seyðisfjördur, IS
2008 Finnish Academy of Fine Arts Residency, Utö, FI
2005 Finnish Academy of Fine Arts Residency, Berlin, GE

Publications as Author

Luonto, Tuli&Savu #81, 2015

Positions of Trust

2008 Member, Admission Board, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, FI
2007-2008 Member, Executive Board, Student Union, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, FI
2004-2005 Member, Exhibition Board, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, FI
2004-2005 Member, Study Finance Board, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, FI
2003-2005 Member, Education and Research Board, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, FI
2003-2005 Member, Executive Board, Student Union, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, FI

Memberships

Artists' Association MUU
Tampere Artist Association
Finnish Woodcut Artists' Society

Bibliography

"Open artwork ideas competition for the new building of the University of the Arts Helsinki Academy of Fine Arts is completed", Valtion taideteostoimikunta, 13.10.2020, https://www.valtiontaideteostoimikunta.fi/kuvataideakatemia-taidekilpailu/
"Mietoistenlahden kulttuuripolulla ensimmäinen taideteos", Vakka-Suomen Sanomat, 29.6.2020, https://www.vakka.fi/a/ns002426676
"Virtuaalikierros: Lähde Aamulehden herkulliselle taidekierrokselle ruuan maailmaan – Vetonauloina Kadyrovan lihalliset makkarat ja Anna Retulaisen lakastuva punakaali", Aamulehti, 30.4.2020, https://www.aamulehti.fi/a/b2ac649a-016e-4db6-93b1-dc3e5d91c62a
"Kuollutta luontoa vai silkkaa sommittelua? Ylen opastetulla museokierroksella tutkitaan asetelman eri muotoja Sara Hildénin taidemuseossa", Yle Uutiset, 17.4.2020, https://yle.fi/uutiset/3-11306302
Katja Matikainen: "Läsnäolon viivat", Taide 4/16
Jerry Large: "Artists from around the world have a free place to stay and create in Seattle, thanks to 2 ceramic artists", Seattle Times, 4.5.2016, https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/couple-draw-artists-to-seattle-for-inspiration/