Kaarina Kaikkonen 

Works
Biography
Exhibitions
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    Blooming Spirit, 2016, site specific, installation view, Ateneum, Helsinki
    I Am A Part of This Song, 2016, Tampere Hall, installation view, Tempere, Finland
    The Upsurging Spirit, 2015, old finnish cross-country skies, site specific, installation view, Tempere, Finland
    The Upsurging Spirit, 2015, old finnish cross-country skies, site specific, Tempere, Finland
    To The Other Side of Clouds, 2015, men's shirts, cm 60x120
    I Met A Black Fairy, 2015, child's dress, cm 70x70
    After This Winter, 2015, men's shirts, cm 140x200
    I Miss My Love, 2015, men's shirts, cm 65x100
    To The Other Side of Clouds, 2015, men's shirts, cm 80x115
    I Fell Safe, 2015, men's shirts and child's clothes, cm 80x150
    Butterly, 2015, child's jumper, 40x40x40
    Such Is Life, 2015, jacket and shirts, 100x30
    You Left Me Alone, 2015, child's dress, 40x50
    Emptiness, 2015, men's jackets and shirts, site specific
    Crossing Borders, 2014, site specific installation for Museo Pecci, Prato
    Crossing Borders, 2014, site specific installation for Museo Pecci, Prato
    Kaikkonen_After This Winter_camicie da uomo_150x220cm_2014
    Site specific installation For Icastica prize 2013, Arezzo (IT), ph. giagir
    Site specific installation For Icastica prize 2013, Arezzo (IT), ph. giagir
    Site specific installation For Icastica prize 2013, Arezzo (IT), ph. giagir
    Site specific installation For Icastica prize 2013, Arezzo (IT), ph. giagir
    Dos Proyectos: Huellas y Diàlogos, site specific installation, 2013, Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile
    Are We Still Afloat?, site specific installation, Nordic Cool Festival 2013, The John F. Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts, Washington DC, USA, 2013
    Are We Still Afloat?, site specific installation, Nordic Cool Festival 2013, The John F. Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts, Washington DC, USA, 2013
    Are we still going on?, 2012, site specific installation for Maramotti Collection, Reggio Emilia (IT)
    Are we still going on?, 2012, site specific installation for Maramotti Collection, Reggio Emilia (IT)
    Towards Tomorrow, 2012, site specific installation for MAXXI - National Museum of XXI Century Arts, Rome
    Towards Tomorrow, site specific installation for MAXXI - National Museum of XXI Century Arts, Rome
    I try to fly, 2012
    Man shirts, cm 104 x 241 x 47
    I feel a bird in me, 2012
    Shirts, cm 124 x 303 x 54
    Falling, 2012
    Man shirts and jacket; cm 104 x 70 x 46
    Me and Others, 2012
    Man shirts and jackets, cm 183 x 232
    The Queen of the Night, 2012
    Woman shoes, variable dimensions
    Should I Jump, 2012
    Textile, metal, cm 50 x 45 x 52
    The Gate, 2011
    Men's shirts
    The Gate, 2011
    Men's shirts
    Environmental installation IL CAOS #3 |The Conflicts
    54.Venice Biennale
    Networking, 2010
    Second hand men shirts; site specific installation, Here and Now, Bologna Art First 2010
    Hanging Onto Each Other, 2010
    Second hand men shirts, site specific installation, Touched, 6th Liverpool Biennial
    The Queen of The Night, 2010
    Vintage shoe; variable dimension
    And it was empty, 2009
    Second hand jackets, site specific installation; Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, Rome
    Temple, 2009
    Installation view, site specific installation; Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, Rome
    Departure, 2003
    Men shirts
    8th Havana Biennale, Cuba
    Way, 2000
    Men jumpers
    Helsinki Cathedral
    Shadow, 1999
    men jackets
    Tampere, Finland
     
  • Born in Iisalmi in 1952, she lives and works in Helsinki

    STUDIES AND EDUCATION
    1978-83 Finnish Academy of Fine Arts

    SOLO EXHIBITIONS
    2017
    Kaarina Kaikkonen, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland
    2015

    We Share a Dream, Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Buffalo, USA
    A Waltz to Life, Didrichsen Sculpture Park, Helsinki, Finland
    Kaarina Kaikkonen, z2o Sara Zanin Gallery, Rome

    2014
    Kaarina Kaikkonen, Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku, Finland
    Crossing Borders, Prato Contemporanea, City Prato and Centre for Contemporary Art Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy
    Whereabouts, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland
    Touching The Sky, CentroCentro, Madrid, Spain
    Kaarina Kaikkonen, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland
    2013

    Kaarina Kaikkonen, K11 Art Space, Shanghai, China
    Time Passing By, Brighton Festival, Clock Tower, , Brighton, UK
    The Blue Route, Fabrica, Brighton, UK
    Traces, Museo de la Memoria, Santiago, Chile
    Dialogues, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (MNBA), Santiago, Chile
    Are We Still Afloat, The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC, USA
    2012
    Towards Tomorrow, MAXXI Art Museum, Rome, Italy
    Having Hope, z2o Sara Zanin Gallery, Rome, Italy
    Are We Atill Going On? Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy
    2011
    As A Tree I Can Feel The Wind, Special project, Art Miami, Florida, USA
    Life Paths, Gallery Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland
    I Would Have Wanted to Blossom Out, Gallery Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland
    2010 
    Kaarina Kaikkonen, Nurmijärvi Library, Nurmijärvi, Finland
    2009 
    From Generation to Generation, Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, Rome, Italy
    From Generation to Generation, z2o Galleria Sara Zanin, Rome, Italy
    Kaarina Kaikkonen, Oulu Art Museum, Finland
    Changes of Directions, Tampere Museum of Contemporary Art, Tampere, Finland
    2008 
    Kaarina Kaikkonen, Örebro Konsthall, Örebro, Sweden
    Kaarina Kaikkonen, Korjaamo Culture Factory, Helsinki , Finland
    Kaarina Kaikkonen, Forsblom Projects, Helsinki, Finland
    Kaarina Kaikkonen, Konsthallen Trollhättan, Trollhättan, Sweden
    Kaarina Kaikkonen, l´Espal, Le Mans, France
    Kaarina Kaikkonen, Norrtälje Konsthall , Norrtälje, Sweden
    2007 
    Inner Borders, The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia
    Kaarina Kaikkonen, Institute Finlandais, Paris, France
    Kaarina Kaikkonen, Galleria Pictor,Vihti, Finland
    And It Was Empty, University Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, Wyoming, USA
    2006 
    Across the Deep, Bass Museum of Art, Miami, Florida, USA
    Kaarina Kaikkonen, Jyväskylä Art Museum, Jyväskylä, Finland
    Kaarina Kaikkonen, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Reaching Far, Rochester Cathedral, United Kingdom
    The Presence of Absence, Remy Toledo Gallery, New York, USA
    2005 
    Kaarina Kaikkonen, Helsinki Kunsthalle, Finland
    Queen of Night, Gallery Artina, Finland
    Birds, Galleri Orton, Helsinki, Finland
    2004 
    And It Was Empty, Galleri Stefan Andersson, Umeå, Sweden
    2003 
    Too Far from Home, Galleri 21, Malmö, Sweden
    Beyond Reach, Fabrica, Brighton, United Kingdom
    Like a Bird of Passage, Gallery Artina, Helsinki, Finland
    2002 
    Wohin, Rastatt Schloss, Rastatt, Germany
    2001 
    From Generation to Generation, Gallery Artina, Helsinki, Finland
    And The Wind Blows Over You, Helsinki Kunsthalle, Studio, Helsinki, Finland
    2000 
    Way, Helsinki Cathedral, Helsinki, Finland
    Kaarina Kaikkonen, Mikkeli Art Museum, Mikkeli, Finland
    And the Wind Blows Over You, Kuopio Art Museum, Kuopio, Finland

    GROUP EXHIBITIONS
    2017
    Donne di colore, Torre dei Lambardi, Magione (PG), Italy
    2014
    Le vol en provenence d’Helsinki, Centre Régional d’Art Contemporain, Montbéliard, France
    In Other Worlds. Stadtgalerie Kiel, Kiel, Germany
    Konst i ån 2014, Norrtälje konsthall, Norrtälje Sweden
    Nature and More, Kunsthalle Rostock, Rostock , Germany
    Shoeting Stars, KunstHaus Wien, Vienna, Austria
    SKILLS , Nordnorsk kunstnersenter,Svolvaer, Lofoten, Norway
    Mänttä Art Festival, Mänttä, Finland
    Re: Art, Meken, Smedjebacken, Sweden
    Resonance(s), Maison Particuliere, Brussels, Belgium
    2013

    We Are The Boat, USE-Europa,Gare de l´Est, Paris
    Nordic Cool Festival, Kennedy Center, Washington, USA
    Auf Schritt und Tritt, Museum Villa Rot, Ulm, Germany
    Where Is My Home? USE-United States of Europe, Récollects, Paris France
    2012
    A Connection, USE -Europa, Pharos Arts Foundation, Nicosia, Cypros
    Memory – International  Contemporary Sculpture, PAN-Palazzo delle Arti, Naples, Italy
    Where Is My Home?, USE-United States of Europa, Plataforma das  Artes, Guimaraes, Portugal
    Collage, Hyvinkää Art Museum, Hyvinkää, Finland
    What A Party!, Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku, Finland
    USE-United States of Europe, International Airport Vilnius, Lithuania
    USE-United States of Europe, Railway Station Helsinki, Finland
    Ekolandia, Lahti Art Museum,  Lahti, Finland
    2011
    USE-United States of Europe, FabrySTREFA, Lodz, Poland
    Etre Ainsi, Le Manoir, Martigny, Switserland
    Memory – new international sculpture, Rosenfeld Porcini, London, UK
    Humanscape, Asilo Bianco, Ameno, Italy
    IL CAOS – conflicts, Collateral Event Venice biennale, Isola San Servolo, Venice, Italy
    Critical Mass, St Petersburg, Russia
    2010 
    The 6th Liverpool Biennale, Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Vancouver Biennale, Vancouver, Canada
    Baltic Biennale II, St. Petersburg, Russia
    Borås International Sculpture Festival 2010, Borås, Sweden
    The Sixth Borough, No Longer Empty, Governors Island, New York, USA
    Kesänäyttely, Kajaani Art Museum, Kajaani Finland
    Den Gyldne, Vestjylland Art Museum, Tistrup, Denmark
    Memory Traces, Ludwig Museum Koblenz, Germany
    Cosmos, Silkeborgbad Art Center, Silkeborg, Denmark
    Etre Ainsi, Espace culturel Boris Vian, Les Ulis, France
    Here and Now, Art First Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    2009 
    Ei saa peittää, Eskilstuna Art Museum, Eskilstuna, Sweden
    Confections, Biennale du lin, Quebec, Canada
    2008
    My Space, The Palazzo Delle Arti Napoli, Naples,Italy
    Cairo 11thth Biennale, Cairo, Egypt
    Borås International Sculpture Festival 2008, Borås, Sweden
    Örebro OpenART 2008, Örebro Konsthall, Sweden
    Pewna Finlandia BWA Contemporary Art Gallery, Wroclaw, Poland
    Pewna Finlandia, Oronsko Sculpture Center, Oronsko, Poland
    Hoviart, Anttola, Finland
    2007
    Morning, Barely Legal, Chelsea Galleria, Miami, Florida 

    Barely Legal, Chelsea Galleria, Miami, USA
    Pewna Finlandia, BWA Contemporary Art Gallery, Katowice, Poland
    Box, Gallery Alkovi, Helsinki, Finland
    OH MY GOD, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Oslo, Norway
    Age of the Animal, Ateneum Art Musem, Helsinki, Finland
    2006 
    20/20, Chelsea Galleria, Miami, Florida, USA
    Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial, Niigata, Japan
    Influenced Identity, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, Florida,USA
    Biennale Balticum, Rauma Art Museum, Finland
    Mänttä Art Festival, Mänttä, Finland
    Påskeudstillingen i Tistrup, Vestjylland Art Museum, Tistrup,Denmark
    2005 
    Fogelfrei, Stadt Paradies, Darmstadt, Germany
    Omniart, Art Basel-Miami, Miami, USA
    Une certaine Finland, atelier340muzeum, Bryssel,Belgium
    Den Gyldne, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
    2004 
    Omniart, Art Basel-Miami, Miami, USA
    Umedalen Skulptur Umeå, Sweden
    Den Haag Sculptuur, The Hague, Holland
    Den Gyldne, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Postcards from Cuba, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo, Norge
    Sound and Fury, Iisalmi Art Hall, Iisalmi, Finland
    2003 
    8th Havana Biennial, Wifredo Lam Center for Contemporary Art , Havana,Cuba
    Loud and proud, Anttolanhovi, Mikkeli, Finland
    Night Train, Kiasma Museum for Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
    2002 
    In & Out, Kuopio Art Museum, Kuopio, Finland
    2001 
    In Via, Flemish Ministry, Brussels, Belgium
    Turpahöylä-Metamorphoses in Sculpture, Turku Art Museum, Turku, Finland
    The Spirit of The Forest, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    New Paper Art, Crafts Council, London, England
    Art in Savo – Savo in Art, Lapinlahti Art Museum, Finland
    MIELI-kuva Mänttä Art Festival, Finland
    Premiére, Galerie La Ferronnerie, Paris, France
    Paper+Finland=Art, Galerie Montcalme, Hull, USA
    Harbourfront Center, Toronto, Canada
    Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, USA
    2000 
    Overgångar, Malmö konstmuseum, Malmö, Sweden
    Kunsthalle Rostock, Germany
    Qui a plante ces grands arbres?, Galerie La Ferronnerie, Paris, France
    Espace Huit November, Paris, France
    Transformations, Natural History Museum in Helsinki, Finland
    Paper+Finland=Art, The Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
    Triangle Gallery, Galgary, Canada
    Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg,USA
    1999 
    Paper Worlds, Musee de Pully, Lausanne, Switserland
    Galerie im Werkstatt Laden, Winterthur, Switserland
    Aine Art Museum in Tornio, Finland
    Paper+Finland=Art, Mingei International Museum, San Diego, USA
    Alkumeri, Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art in Turku, Finland
    Sky is the Limit, Museum for Contemporary Art in Tampere, Finland
    Three Women, Lapinlahti Art Museum, Finland
    La Nature du Papier Salle des Cordeliers, Annonay, France
    1998 
    Espace Valles, Grenoble, France
    Funf Bildhauerinnen aus Finnland, Kulturbahnhof Eller, Germany
    Paper+Finland=Art, American Craft Museum, New York, USA
    The Chicago Athenaeum at Schaumburg,Chicago, USA
    Paper Worlds, Lönnström Art Museum in Rauma, Finland
    Jyväskyä Art Museum, Finland
    1997
    Ireland and Europe, Iveagh Gardens, Dublin, Ireland
    Echo, Tallina Art Hall, Estonia
    Glass and Light, Museum for Contemporary Art in Tampere, Finland
    Fiber, Fiskars Art Center, Fiskars, Finland
    1995 
    Fair Wind, Hanko foreshore , Finland
    River, Rovaniemi Art Museum, Finland
    Art Works Work Spaces, Hyvinkää Art Museum , Finland
    1993-94 
    Nature of Paper, The Center of Polish Sculpture, Oronsko, Poland
    Secret Garden, Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Finland
    Points of View, Retretti Art Center, Punkaharju, Finland
    1992-93 
    USA-Finland, Contrasts and Connections, touring exhibition,USA
    Finnish Contemporary Art, Mänttä Art Festival, Finland
    Paper on Paper, Lappeenranta Art Museum, Finland
    1992 
    12 Spaces, Kerava Art Museum, Finland
    1991 
    Set for the Sea, Gallery Titanic, Turku, Finland
    1990 
    A Stolen Kiss, Kotka Fire Station, Kotka, Finland

    AWARDS
    2013
    The Golden Chimera, Arezzo Biennale, Italy, 2013

    2009 
    Honorable Mention in Cairo 11th Biennale, Egypt
    2004 
    The Public Prize, Den Haag Sculptuur 2004, Holland
    2001
    The Prize of Enviromental Art, Finland
    Finland Art Reward
    1998 
    II price in the art competition in Espoo, Finland
    1996 
    II price in the art competition in Hyvinkää, Finland
    1989 
    State Art Reward, Finland
    1985 
    Price in Nurnberg Drawing Triennale, Germany
    1982 
    I price in the art competition for Finnish Club, Helsinki, Finland
    1979
    9 Iisalmi City Art Reward, Finland

    State 5-year stipendium 1994-98, 2000-04, 2006-10
    Candidate of Ars Fennica Prize 2001
    Finnish Cultural Foundation Grant 1999,2005
    Artist Professor 2012-2022

    PUBLIC WORKS
    2014

    Crossing Borders, City of Prato, Italy
    2012
    Spread Your Wings! School of Käpylä, Helsinki, Finland
    A Dream, Domodossola, Italy
    2011 
    A New Tomorrow, Hyvinkää City Hall, Hyvinkää, Finland
    2009 
    Proceed, Hanasaari Culture Center, Espoo Finland
    Towards Deeper Waters, Mikkeli University, Finland
    2006 
    Children of Light, Savon Voima OY, Kuopio, Finland
    2005 
    And the Wind Blows Over You, Ylöjärvi City Hall, Finland
    On the Wing, Heinola School, Heinola, Finland
    2004 
    A Path, Umedalen Sculpture Park, Umeå, Sweden
    Towards Sun, Towards Moon, Viikki School, Helsinki, Finland
    Song of Songs, Lapinlahti School, Lapinlahti, Finland
    2000 
    Hope, Espoo Congregation House, Finland
    1993 
    Wall, Kivipankki Museum, Jämsä, Finland
    1989 -93 
    Ohne Fahrkarte, Central Library in Rikhardinkatu, Helsinki, Finland
    1989 
    The Word as the Sward, University of Joensuu, Joensuu, Finland
    1988 
    Travelled Journey, Hartola Museum, Hartola, Finland

    COLLECTIONS
    State of Finland 

    Kiasma Museum for Contemporary Art
    Foundation of Jenny and Antti Wihuri 
    Collection Swanljung
    Helsinki Art Museum 
    City of Joensuu
    Kuopio Art Museum 
    Wyoming University Art Museum, USA
    City of Iisalmi
    Joensuu Art Museum
    Mikkeli Art Museum 
    Aine Art Museum
    City of Pieksämäki 
    Lapinlahti Art Museum
    Oulu Art Museum 
    Collection Kaisa Blomstedt
    EMMA Museum for Modern Art, 
    Borås Art Museum, Sweden
    Maramotti Collection, Italy 
    Sara Hildén Art Museum
    Malmö Art Museum, Sweden
    MAXXI Art Museum, Rome

    WEBSITE http://kaarinakaikkonen.com

     

  • Kaarina Kaikkonen
    Kaarina Kaikkonen
    March 28th - April 6th, 2015
    Having Hope
    Having Hope installation view
    February 24th - March 31st, 2012
    From Generation to Generation | z2o Sara Zanin Gallery
    From Generation to Generation|z2o Sara Zanin Gallery
    September 17th - October 30th, 2009
    From Generation to Generation | Pastificio Cerere
    From Generation to Generation|Pastificio Cerere
    September 17th - October 30th, 2009
    Are We Still Going On? | Collezione Maramotti
    Are We Still Going On? | Collezione Maramotti
    Febrary 26th - October 28th, 2012



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