Marja Helander

MARJA HELANDER  -  CURRICULUM VITAE

Mechelininkatu 47 A 25
00250 Helsinki, Finland
Tel: #358-(0)40-707 3631
e-mail: marja.helander@saunalahti.fi

DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH
29th of August 1965 Helsinki, Finland

EDUCATION
1999 MA, University of Art and Design in Helsinki, Finland
1988-92 Lahti Institute of Fine Arts, Finland
1986-88 Liminka Art College, Finland
1985-86 University of Helsinki, Finland

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2012 ”Darkness”, Northern Photographic Center, Oulu, Finland
2011 ”Darkness”, Sami Museum Siida, Inari, Finland
”Darkness”, Sami Art Center, Karasjok, Norway
2010 ”Darkness”, Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki
2008 ”Modern Nomads”, Cádiz, Spain
2006 ”Paradise Lost”, Konstens Hus, Luleå, Sweden
2005 ”Paradise Lost”, Sami Art Center, Karasjok, Norway
2003 “Nomad”, Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, Finland
”Nomad”, Northern Photographic Center, Oulu, Finland
2000 ”Kadja-Nilla”, Utsjoki, Finland
1999 ”Kadja-Nilla”, Photographic Gallery, Jyväskylä, Finland
1998 “Kadja-Nilla”, Art Gallery Telakka, Tampere, Finland
1997 “Kadja-Nilla”, Häme-Gallery, Lahti, Finland
“Helsinki-Florence-Utsjoki”, Photographic Gallery Peri, Turku, Finland
1995 “Helsinki-Florence-Utsjoki”, Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, Finland
1994 Rovaniemi Art Museum, photographs and paintings, Rovaniemi, Finland
“The Generations”, Photographic Gallery Luukku, Joensuu, Finland
1992 “The Happy Ones”, photographs and paintings, Helsinki Railway Station, Finland

SOLO EXHIBITIONS TO COME
2012 ”Darkness”, Galleria Zebra, Karjaa

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS IN FINLAND
2011 ”The Magic of Lapland”, Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
2009 ”Katugalleriat V”, Helsinki, Finland
2007 ”Kuvia saaresta”, Stoan galleria, Helsinki, Finland
2006 ”Same, same but different”, Pietarsaaren Art Museum, Finland
2005 Mänttä Art Festival, Mänttä, Finland
2004 ”A Land Shared”, Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku, Finland
2003 ”A Land Shared”, The Gallen-Kallela Museum, Helsinki, Finland
”A Land Shared”, Sami Museum Siida, Inari, Finland
2000 ”Think 2000″, Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
”Nordic Photographic Triennial”, Oulu Art Museum, Finland
1999 ”Berenikes´s Hair”, Rovaniemi Art Museum, Finland
”Berenikes´s Hair”, Gallery Otso, Espoo, Finland
1998 “Conjurers”,Sami Museum Siida, Inari, Finland
1997 “Dislocations”, International Photographic Triennale,
Rovaniemi Art Museum, Rovaniemi, Finland
“In Differences”, part of the MAP event (Media.Art.Project),
Amos Anderson Art Museum, Finland
1996 “Momentum”, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki
1995 The Mänttä Art Festival, Mänttä, Finland
Young Artists Exhibition, Helsinki Art Hall, Finland
1994 Fotofinlandia ´94, The Cable Factory, Helsinki
“In These Ragged Border Regions” -Identity and Ego in the
Finnish Modern Photography, Lönnström Art Museum, Rauma, Finland
1993 Lappish Modern Art Exhibition, Helsinki, Finland
1992 Young Artist Exhibition, Helsinki Art Hall, Finland
Ars Arctica, Rovaniemi, Finland
Regional Exhibition of the County of Lappland, Kemi Art Museum, Finland
Graduation Exhibition, Lahti Art Museum, Finland
1990 Lahti Society of Fine Arts Yearly Exhibition, Lahti Art Museum, Finland
1989 FISKARS, Porvoo, Finland
Ars Arctica, Rovaniemi
Regional Exhibition of the County of Lappland, Rovaniemi Art Museum, Finland
1988 The 25th Anniversary Exhibition of the Oulu Art, Oulu Art Museum, Finland

GROUP EXHIBITIONS ABROAD
2012 ”Topophobia”, Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art, London, UK
2011 ”Close Encounters”, Winnipeg, Canada
2009 ”Being a Part”, Sami Artist Center, Karasjok, Norway
2008 ”Disturbance”, Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa
2007 ”The 7th African Photography Biennial”, Bamako, Mali
”Forbindelser”, Murmansk Region Art Museum, Soviet Union
2006 ”Rethinking Nordic Colonialism”, Nuuk, Greenland
”Sami and Inuit Art”, The Art Gallery of Hamilton, Canada
2005 ”Den Gyldne”, Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark
”CSV – Sámi Visualiserat”, Galleri F15, Moss, Norway
”Nordisk Landscape”, Dronninglund Artcenter, Denmark
”A Time for Renewal”, United Nations Office at Geneva, Switzerland
”Barents Art Triennial”, Kirkenes, Norway
2004 ”Same, same but different”, BildMuseet, Umeå, Sweden
2003 ”New Realities”, Hasselblad Center, Göteborg, Sweden
”New Realities, The Finnish Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
2002 ”In Nature – Barent´s Triennial”, North Norwegian Art Center, The Lofoten Islands
2001 Melbourne, RMIT-Gallery
2000 ”Sámi Images”, William Wilkins Gallery Annex, Sydney, Australia
1999 “Davvin”, Reykjavik, Iceland
”In Via”, Essen, Germany
1998 The Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield, England
1996 “Four Young Finnish Photographers”, Institut Finlandais, Paris, France
1994 “De utsatta”, Hasselblad Center, Göteborg, Sweden
1993 “Mesiac Fotografie”, Bratislava, Slovakia

COLLECTIONS
The State of Finland
The Photographic Museum of Finland
Wihuri Foundation, Finland
The City of Espoo, Finland
The City of Rovaniemi, Finland
University of Lappland, Rovaniemi, Finland
Suomen Taideyhdistys, Finland
Sami Museum Siida, Finland
Public Art Norway (KORO), Norway
De Samiske Samlingar, Norway
Oulu Polytechnic, Finland
Private collections

PUBLIC WORKS
2012 Sámi Cultural Centre Sajos, Inari
GRANTS AND AWARDS
2012 Arts Council of Finland
2010 Arts Council of Finland
The Sami Parliament
2009 Finnish Cultural Foundation
2008 National Saskia Grant
Majaoja Foundation
Frame
2007 Frame
2006 The Sámi Parliament
2005 Arts Council of Finland
Frame
2002 Arts Council of Finland
The Sami Parliament
2001 Finnish Cultural Foundation
1999 Arts Council of Finland
1998 Arts Council of Finland
1997 Arts Council of Finland
Kordelin Foundation
1995 The Sami Parliament
1994 Finnish Cultural Foundation
The Sami Council
1992 Ars Arctica -Award for merit
1991 Lappland County Art Committee
1988,90,92 The City of Rovaniemi

COMPETITIONS
1994 Finalist of the Fotofinlandia ´94 -competition

MEMBERSHIP
Member of the Union of Artists Photographers, Finland