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Marjukka Vainio
Born 1953, Renko, Finland
Lives and works in Hämeenlinna

Education

1998
Master of Arts (Photography), University of Art and Design, Helsinki

1983
International Center of Photography, New York

1977–82
University of Art and Design, Department of Photography, Helsinki

Solo exhibitions

2017
GaleriaKONE, Hämeenlinna, Finland

2016
The Peony and the Wind, Salo Art Museum, Salo

2015
Travelling with Debussy, Photographic Centre Nykyaika, Kangasala

2014
Suite Debussy, Gallery Heino, Helsinki, Finland

2012
Episodes, Oulu Museum of Art, Oulu, Finland
The Line of Myth, South-Karelia Art Museum, Lappeenranta, Finland

2011
The Line of Myth, Kerava Art Museum, Kerava, Finland
A fleur de peau, Galerie Confluence, Nantes, France
Kimono, Gallery Taik, Berlin, Germany

2010
Kimono, Galleria Heino, Helsinki

2007
Solitude of Deep Space, Nordic ArtWorks Gallery, London, Great Britain
Lumière de la Terre, Galerie Confluence, Nantes, France

2006
Maan valoa – Light of the Earth, Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Hämeenlinna
Maan valoa – Light of the Earth, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki

2005
Lumière de la Terre, Galerie Aquatinte, Strasbourg, France
Jordens ljus, Konstens hus, Luleå, Sweden

2004
Photo Art, l’Usine Galerie, Brussels, Belgium

2003
Maan valoa, Ama Gallery, Turku
Sydämellä on syynsä (The heart has it’s reasons), exhibition on the light advertisement board, Hämeenlinna
Tarinoita hitaudesta (Tales of Slowness), exhibition on the light advertisement board, Hämeenlinna

2002
Juuri (Root), Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki

2000
The Artist of the Month, Cultural Center Hämeenlinna

1999
Juuri nyt!, Gallery G’s Studio, Helsinki
Photographs, AmaNet gallery, www.amagallery.net
Kasvien valtakunta/Växternas Välde, Gallery Aurora, Porvoo
Sydämellä on syynsä (The heart has it’s reasons), Gallery Arkku, Konnevesi
Älä erehdy luulemaan sitä taivaaksi, Hankasalmi Railway Station, Hankasalmi

1998
Avlagningar, Mariehamnsgalleriet, Mariehamn
Kulkukivi, Keuruu Art Museum, Keuruu

1997
Alkemistin salkusta (From the Portfolio of an Alkemist), Galeria Pintura, Helsinki
Kulkukivi (within the joint exhibition Birth of Silence), Häme Castle, Hämeenlinna

1996
Hommage à Ester Helenius, Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki;
Galeri Zebra, Karjaa

1992
Hommage à Ester Helenius, Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Hämeenlinna
Taxi, sound and slides performance, Theatre Loosi 84’s, Verstas Theatre of Hämeenlinna City Theatre, Hämeenlinna
1991–92
Studio exhibitions: Unikko and Lilja Rubus, The Circulating exhibitions of Hämeenlinna Art Museum

1991
Commedia dell´Arte, open-air sound and slides performance, Night Festival of Cornivaali, Hämeenlinna

1990
Den Magiska trädgården, Irwing, Galleriet för fotokonst, Malmö, Sveden
The Magic Garden, Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki; Valokuvagalleria Luukku, Joensuu

1985
Commedia dell’Arte, Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki

1984
Commedia dell’Arte, Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Hämeenlinna


Selected group exhibitions

2017
Vihreä maa - Kukkiva kaupunki / Green Land - Blooming City
Sinkka, Kerava, Finland

2017
Tulkittu maisema, Artcenter Mältinranta, Tampere, Finland

2016
Täyttä ainetta 30 years, The Aine Art Museum, Tornio

2015-2016
Pimiö – Darkroom, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland

2015
Art Fair Suomi 2015, Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki, Finland

2014
Berlaymont Summa Artis II, Eurooppa komissio, Brussels, Belgium
Pivoine rouge violacée et blanche, Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Hämeenlinna

2013
Blütenzauber – Fotografie und Installationen, Museum Bad Arolsen, Bad Arolsen, German
Kukan kieli – Blomsterspråk, Gallery Vanha kappalaisen talo, Porvoo

2012
Helsinki Abstract, Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, Austria
Keidas ja Kelluvat Puutarhat, Kuparipaja, Fiskars
Myyttinen viiva, näyttelykokonaisuudessa
Maisema rajan takana, Etelä-Karjalan taidemuseo, Lappeenranta

2011
Hommage, Villa Roosa, Orimattila
Art Copenhagen, Galleria Heino, Copenhagen, Denmark

2010
Venice – Masquerade Celebration, Sinebrychoff Art Museum, Helsinki

2008
Yhdessä (Together), Villa Rosa, Orimattila, Finland
Distinctively Nordic, at Christie’s, London, Great Britain
Paris Photo, at Carrousel du Louvre with Taik Gallery, Paris, France

2007
Galleria Heino, Helsinki, Finland
Transparent, Fiskars, Finland
The Helsinki School, Sternesen Museum, Oslo, Norway
Design and Photo from Finland, the circulating exhibition in Europe
Contemporary5
, Consulate General of Finland, Los Angeles, USA
The Library on a Stone, Gallery Arx, Hämeenlinna; Koli, Finland
Secret Messages of Stone Age, Impact 5, The Estonian History Museum, Estonia
London Art Fair with Nordic ArtWorks, London, Great Britain
Glasgow Art Fair, with Nordic ArtWorks, Glasgow, Great Britain
The Affordable Art Fair, with Nordic ArtWorks, Lontoo, Iso-Britannia

2006
Talvimaa – Winterland, Triennal of Photography, Salo Art Museum, Salo
Finnish Artists at l’Usine again, L’Usine Galerie, Brussels, Belgium
The Helsinki School, Finnish photography from the 21th century, City Hall of Brussels, Belgium

2005
To look or to see – In search of meanings in photography, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki
Kallan kukka ja muita lehtiversoja, Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki
Kokoelman tarina, Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Hämeenlinna
The 110th Finnish Artists’ Exhibition, Taidehalli, Helsinki
The Affordable Art Fair, London, England
Art Fair Suomi 2005, Kaapelitehdas, Puristamo, Helsinki
Berliner Liste 2005, Fair for Contemporary Art in Berlin, Germany

2004
Best of 5, l’Usine Galerie, Brussels, Belgium
The Helsinki School, 30 by TaiK, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki
The Art of Paper Fair, Royal College of Art, London, England
The Affordable Art Fair, London, England
The Seattle International Art Fair, Seattle, USA

2003
The Princesses of The Bewitched Camera: Sleeping Beauty, multimedia and dance performance with dancer Reijo Kela, Häme Castle, Hämeenlinna
Tarinoita hitaudesta, Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Hämeenlinna
Lähiön kasvot – kasvot lähiössä, educational community art project, (Raakel Kuukka, Marjukka Vainio), Children’s and Young people’s Art Festival, Hämeenlinna

2002
Pågående, Panhuset vid Röda sten, Gothenburg, Sweden
The Artist Association of Hämeenlinna, Tavistoc, England
Tunne (Feeling), Riihimäki Art Museum, Riihimäki

2001
Natursyndrom im Norden, Städtische Galerie Tuttlingen, Germany
Material meaning, IMPACT 2nd International Printmaking Conference, University of Art and Design, Helsinki

2000
Otpechatki – Imprint 2000, Petroskoi, Russland

1999
Svensk Bokkonst 1998, Kungliga Biblioteket, Stockholm, Garfiska museet, Helsingborg, Sweden

1997
Ars Häme, Galleria Allinna, Riihimäki
Hiljaisuuden synty (The Birth of Silence), Pegasos-näyttämö, Vaasa

1996
Do You Remember? – photographs, steel and water, (Päivi Nieminen, Marjukka Vainio), Laterna Magica, Helsinki
Momentum – Finnish Photography, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki
The 101th Finnish Artists’ Exhibition, Hyvinkää
Primavera, Flowers in Art, Lahti Art Museum, Lahti
Ars Häme, The Cultural Center of Hämeenlinna, Hämeenlinna
Rakeita, Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki
Gorilla No 1., Zone-galleria, Helsinki

1995
The Photography Exhibition of Arts Council of Häme Province, Tampere-talo, Tampere and Häme-Galleria, Lahti
Postfem, The Post Museum, Helsinki
Enkelit (Angels), Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki

1994
Yhtä aikaa kaikki on, Contemporary Art from Hämeenlinna, (Taneli Eskola, Juha Meuronen, Jouko Pullinen, Marjukka Vainio), organized by Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Tver Art Museum, Tver, Russia

1992–94
Decennium – Finnish Photography in the 1980’s, the circulating exhibition for the jubilee year of the independence of Finland and the jubilee year of Finnish photography, organized by Finnish Ministry for foreign affairs, Europe
Video disc for the jubilee year of the independence, Heureka Science Center and the Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki

1992
Luvallanne, Art Exhibition of Arts Council of Häme Province, Voipaala , Sääksmäki
Kateus (Envy), light and sound installation, (Anja Filppula, Marjukka Vainio), Night Festival, Hämeenlinna

1990
3 Uttryck, (3 Expressions), (with Boris Mihailov, K. Clement, Marjukka Vainio), Signalhallen, Stockholm, Sweden
Oodi vaijerille ja aaltopellille (Ode for Wire Rope and Gorrugated Iron), light and sound installation, (Terho Aalto, Anja Filppula, Marjukka Vainio), Night Festival, Hämeenlinna

1989
Art Exhibitions of Arts Council of Häme Province, Taidehovi, Hauho
Musta Valkea Magenta (Black White Magenta), Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Hämeenlinna

1988
Lentävä Eros (Flying Eros), Hyvinkää Art Museum, Hyvinkää
Naisten kuvia, Pohjankartano, Oulu

1986
Wanajan äärellä (By Lake Wanaja), Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Hämeenlinna

1985
Itse ( Oneself), Joe’s Gallery, Turku

1984
26 valokuvaajaa (26 Photographers), Valokuvagalleria Hippolyte, Helsinki; Hämeenlinna and Joensuu Art Museum; Wäino Aaltonen Museum, Turku; Canon Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland
Sokeat valot (Blind Lights),wooden fence exhibition, (Anja Filppula, marjukka Vainio), Hämeenlinna Railway Station, Hämeenlinna

1983
Cyanotypes and Gum Printings, Educational Gallery of ICP, New York, USA

1982
Henkilökohtaista (Something Personal), (Ulla Jokisalo, Paula Kukkonen, Armi Laukia, Marjukka Vainio), Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki
Nahkurit ( Tanners), (Anja Filppula, Marjukka Vainio), Hämeenlinna Historical Museum, Hämeenlinna

1981
Miehiä (Men), (Ulla Jokisalo, Paula Kukkonen, Armi Laukia, Marjukka Vainio), Kirjakahvila Moninainen, Helsinki

Portfolios and photography books

2006
Maan valoa – Light of the Earth – Lumière de la Terre – Jordens ljus, essay Olli Jalonen, graphic design Sakari Tiikkaja, Hämeenlinna, Finland

1998
Hommage à Ester Helenius, poems Bo Carpelan, layout Ritva Kovalainen and Marjukka Vainio, colour separation Peter Ragnarsson, editions in Finnish, Swedish, English and French, Helsinki, Stockholm and Sala, Sweden

1994
The Land of Vanai and The Town of Vanai, poems Riitta and Olli Jalonen, layout Päivi Poropudas, publisher City of Hämeenlinna, Hämeenlinna

Public art works

2004
Linjaali, street graphics flagstones, (Riitta and Olli Jalonen, Marjukka Vainio, Jorma Hinkka), the Pedestrian Street of Raatihuone, Hämeenlinna

2009
Metsän salaisuus (The Secrets of the Forest), 2009, the Glass wall of Ahvenisto Schoo, Hämeenlinna, Finland

Collections

The art collections of the State of Finland
City of Espoo, Finland
City of Hämeenlinna, Finland
City of Luleå, Sweden
Central Hospital of Kanta-Häme, Hämeenlinna, Finland
Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland
Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Finland
The Art collection of Raini and Raimo Heino
Helsinki University
Parliament of Finland
Wihuri Foundation / Rovaniemi Art Museum, Finland
Private Collections in Finland, Europe, Jordan and USA

Prizes

The Art Award of the Arts Council of Häme, 2006
The finest books of the year 2006, The Finnish Book Arts Committee, 2007
The Finland Prize, 2003
Svensk Bokkonst 1998 (Award of Swedish Book Art), 1999
The Art Award in Photography of Arts Council of Häme, 1995

Confidential posts

Appointed representative of National Council for Photographic Art, 2000–2006
Vicechairman of National Council for Photographic Art, 2004–2006
Appointed representative of Arts Council of Häme Province, 1998–2003

Memberships of professional organizations

The Artist Association of Hämeenlinna
Association Ars Häme
The Finnish Associantion for Ancient Art
The Union of Artist Photographers