Elsa Salonen

Past / Present / Future

Born 1984 in Turku, Finland
Lives and works between Berlin and Finland

Education

2007 - 2008
Exchange Student, Berlin Weissensee
2004 - 2008
Fine Arts Academy of Bologna, Italy, BA

Solo Exhibitions

2018 / upcoming
Weserhalle, Berlin
2017
Studies of the Eternal Cycle, Ama Gallery, Helsinki
2016
Guided by the Stars of the Southern Hemisphere, Acud Macht Neu, Berlin
2015
La natura (mai) morta, Adiacenze, Bologna
2013
Alkuaineissa rukouksen kaltaista kajoa, Ama Gallery, Helsinki
2012
I Walk in the Forest as in a Temple II, Galerie Suvi Lehtinen, Berlin
I Walk in the Forest as in a Temple I, Grimmuseum, Berlin
2010
Muuttolinnun kaksi auraa, Ama Gallery, Helsinki
2008
When My Loved Ones Were an Hour Ahead, Ama Gallery, Helsinki
2007
Her Illness Changed Her Way (to Comprehend), Neon Campobase, Bologna

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017
Corridor III: Valdemar Daa, Viborg Kunsthal, Denmark / curated by Insitu Collective
The Seekers, tȇte, Berlin
Transitions Ep. 2: Excavations, Galerie Dada Post, Berlin / curated by Sheena Malone
Corridor II: Pachamama, Insitu, Berlin
2016
It’s all natural, Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden / curated by Evelyn König
Approaching Plant Consciousness, Prinzessinnengärten, Berlin
Dolosa Oscura, Schillerpalais, Berlin / curated by Filmouflage
Pilgrimage, The Finnish Institute, Berlin / curated by Sabine Meister
2015
Muodonvaihdos, Turku Book Fair, a performance in collaboration with poet Katariina Vuorinen / curated by Art Promotion Centre Finland
2014
Bilder zwischen den Zeilen, part II, The Finnish Institute, Berlin / curated by Eemil Karila
Bilder zwischen den Zeilen, part I, Salon Dahlmann, Berlin / curated by Eemil Karila
Ghostwriter Project, Action #1, Kindl -Centre for Contemporary Art, Berlin / curated by Daniella Hermosilla
Ciò che l'apparire lascia trasparire, Lissone Museum of Contemporary Art, Milan / curated by Alberto Zanchetta
Duo exhibition with Andreco, Setup Art Fair, Bologna / curated by Adiacenze
Levottomuudet, Salo Art Museum, Finland / curated by Veikko Halmetoja
2013
Pyhäniemen kartanon kesänäyttely, Pyhäniemi, Finland / curated by Riikka Latva-Somppi
2012
Premio Lissone, Lissone Museum of Contemporary Art, Milan
2011
Falling Levitation together with Keiko Kimoto, Kartüche Gallery, Berlin
2010
Between Two Cities, G11, Berlin
2009
Anonyme Zeichner N°10, Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien, Berlin
Mänttä Art Festival, Tunteiden ekologia, Mänttä, Finland / curated by Tuula Karjalainen
2007
The Memories, Night of the Arts, Helsinki / curated by Suvi Saloniemi
Con -the Serie of Five, together with Francesco Cavaliere, Imaginaria Film Festival, Bari, Italy
Hdemia Contemporanea, Chiesa del San Paolo, Modena, Italy
2006
Drawing As a Source of a Sound, a performance in collaboration with Francesco Cavaliere, Galerie En Marge, Paris
Digital Fringe, Melbourne, Australia
Drawing As a Source of a Sound, a performance in collaboration with Francesco Cavaliere, Flow Festival, Helsinki
Portrait of the Artist into the Objective, an exhibition of six young video artists for the memory of Nam June Paik, Acciaiolo Castle, Florence / curated by Pietro Gaglianò
2004
The Anniversary Exhibition of the Art Guild of Turku, Gallery Just, Turku, Finland

Works in Collections

Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku, Finland
Lissone Museum of Contemporary Art, Milan, Italy
Saastamoinen Foundation, Finland
Paulo Foundation, Finland
Italian Ministry of Education
Art Association of Finland
Finnish Literature Society

Awards

2006
Premio Nazionale delle Arti (National Art Award), The First Premium of Communication, Italy

Grants

2018
Art Promotion Centre Finland
2017
Art Promotion Centre Finland
2016
Finnish Cultural Foundation
Art Promotion Centre Finland
2015
FRAME Finnish Fund for Art Exchange
2014
Finnish Art Society
Art Promotion Centre Finland
Cultural Board of the City of Turku
2013
Art Promotion Centre Finland
2012
Alfred Kordelin Foundation
Finnish Cultural Foundation
Paulo Foundation
FRAME Finnish Fund for Art Exchange
Turun Saskiat
2011
Cultural Board of the City of Turku
Regional Arts Council of South-West Finland
2010
Finnish Cultural Foundation
2009
Alfred Kordelin Foundation

Residencies

2018 / upcoming
Puerto Contemporáneo, Cartagena, Colombia
2016
Lugar a Dudas, Cali, Colombia
2014
Sewon Art Space, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2013
Künstlerhaus Schloß Wiepersdorf, Germany
2007
Student Residence, Nosadella.due, Bologna, Italy

Curatorial Projects

2017
Art and Mysticism, talk, screening and lecture, Ama gallery and Ursa observatory, Helsinki
2016
Approaching Plant Consciousness, mini-conference in collaboration with Filipe-Guilherme Pirl, Regina Rørstad and Aniella Tiedje, Prinzessinnengärten, Berlin
Thinking Like a Forest, screening event in collaboration with Lauren Reid, Acud Macht Neu, Berlin

Memberships

Finnish Painters' Union