BIO

ELENA NÄSÄNEN                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1968, lives and works in Helsinki

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

Art Education:

MA, Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki, Finland, 1996 – 98, The Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK, 1997,

BA, Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki, Finland, 1992 – 96

Feature Expanded -training programme, HOME Manchester, Lo Schermo dell’arte, Florence 24.6-22.10.15

 

Exhibitions, screenings and festivals:

2017

Whoosh, 32nd Brest European Short Film Festival, France 7-12.11. (Festival)

Whoosh, 26th Madrid Film festival, Spain 12-24.10. (Festival)

Wasteland, AVEK 30 years, Orion, Helsinki 10.9. (Screening)

Wasteland, Arts in Environment Symposium, Helsinki 31.8. (Screening)

Whoosh, AV-Arkki’s screening, Oberhausen Short Film Festival 13.5. (Festival)

Whoosh, MediaBox, Forum Box Gallery 6.-29.1. (Solo)

 

2016

Feminism Media Artvist Biennale, Seoul, Korea 2.-3.11. (Screening)

Artist Film Weekender, HOME, Manchester 30.9 -2.10. (Screening)

Super North, Experiments in Cinema, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA 5-10. (Festival)

 

2015

Nemaf, New Media Festival, Exhibition, Seoul, Korea 9.-12.8. (Group)

 

2014

Muu Gaala, Orion 15.12.14 (Screening)

A view from the Other Side. Media Art from Finland and Korea. Moonshin Art Museum, Seoul, Korea 22.10- 20.11.14. (Group)

Av-Arkki 25 years, Flow Festival 14. – 16.8.14. (Festival)

Matter of time. Artists from Finland. Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany 24.7 – 12.10.14. (Group)

Bodies, Borders, Crossings, Punto de Eguento Gallery, Montevideo, Uruguai 31.7.-29.8.14. (Group)

Reason and Intuition, Alvar Aalto and Ola Kolehmainen in Soane, PM Gallery & House, London, UK, 4.7. – 24.8.14. (Group)

Bodies, Borders, Crossings, Galeria Juan Pardo Heeren / ICPNA, Lima, Peru, 10.4. – 25.5.14. (Group)

Transitional table, Nathalie Rias’s private home, Helsinki, Finland, 11.4.-22.4.14. (Group)

Aave Festival, Helsinki, Finland, 7.4-13.4.14. (Festival)

Akbank 10th Short Film Festival, Istanbul, Turkey, 10 – 20.3.14. (Festival)

Passerby, Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, 31.1. – 23.2.14. (Solo)

 

2013

L comme Lumiére- Moving Image 12, Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, France, 6.11.13. (Screening)

Ny Finsk Videokunst, Cumulus Olympia, Kunsthall Grenland, Porsgrunn, Norway, 16.11. – 22.12.2013. (Group)

Hard Edge, Tactile Eye, Posing New Questions to the Collection of the Maire Gullichsen Art Foundation, Pori Art Museum, Finland, 27.9.13-9.1.14. (Group)

Bodies, Borders, Crossings, Pori Artmuseum, Pori, Finland 27.9.13-9.1.14, Preus museum, Horten, Norway, 26.1.-26.5.13. (Group)

Fin La! La! La! Finlandia- Brasil: Experimento Live Art Sesc Pinto & Museum of Modern Art, Sao Paulo Brasilia, 15.8.13. (Screening)

Passerby, Alvar Aalto Museum, Jyväskylä, Finland, 21.3-5.5.13. (Solo)

 

2012

Madatac, Madrid, Spain (Festival)

Artists 2012, Helsinki Kunsthalle, Helsinki, Finland (Group)

Tulca Art Festival, Galway, Irland (Group)

Present remains, Photographic Centre Nykyaika´s jubilee exhibition, TR 1, Tampere, Finland (Group)

What a party! Wäino Aaltosen museo, Turku, Finland (Group)

 

2011

Round, Gallery Forum Box, Helsinki, Finland (Solo)

Journey, Culture Tram / AV-Arkki, Helsinki, Finland (Group)

Bodies, Borders, Crossings, Governor’s Island, New York, USA (Group)

Water, Culture tram, April / AV-Arkki, Helsinki (Group)

 

2010

Wasteland, Cable Gallery, Helsinki, Finland (Solo)

Artists 2010, Mältinranta Art Center, Tampere, Finland (Group)

PREface –Stories through the lens, Gallery Suomesta, Berlin, Germany (Group)

Night, Classic of the Month by Av-Arkki, Gallery Forum Box, Helsinki, Finland (Solo)

As Seen On Television: The Politics of Appropriation, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt, Germany (Screening)

Within Landscape and Time – Video Works by Elena Näsänen, Directors Lounge, Z-Bar, Berlin, Germany (Screening)

Kettupäivät, Andorra, Helsinki, Finland (Festival)

Flux Festival, Cartes, Cable Factory, Helsinki, Finland (Festival)

Selection of Urban researh –program, Directors Lounge, King Kong, Mannheim, Germany PAM Festival, Senigallia, Italy and Magistrale Berlin, Germany (Festival)

Urban Research, Directors Lounge, Berliini, Germany (Festival)

 

2009

La Villette, Muu Studio, Helsinki, Finland (Solo)

Fly me to the Møøn, 44 Møen, Denmark (Group)

Event. New moving image works, Artspace, Sydney, Australia (Group)

Kunst Imbiss, Subvision festival, Hamburg, Germany (Festival)

Rencontres Internationales, Haus Der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany and Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain (Festival)

Constructed realities, Gallery Frise, Hamburg, Germany (Group)

Living Room 09, Video postcards, Auckland, New Zealand (Screening)

 

2008

Mountain / Journey, Mediatheque, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland (Solo)

Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (Festival)

The Seasons video, Tournefuille, France (Screening)

Overgaden, Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark (Screening)

Pure Screen, Castelfield Art Gallery, Manchester, UK and Bureau Gallery, Salford, Manchester UK (Screening)

Electric Forest Screening, ACUD Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany, MOCA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China and Svetozor Cinema, Praque, Czech Republic (Screening)

View festival, Helsinki, Finland (Festival)

 

2007

Euro, Koponen, Näsänen, Helsinki Kunstahalle, Finland (Group)

The Dislocated Journey, Marco Museum, Vigo, Spain (Group)

Pia Euro, Elena Näsänen, Päivi Takala, Forum Box Gallery, Helsinki (Group)

Before rain, Classic of the month, AV-Arkki, Gallery Forum Box, Helsinki, Finland (Solo)

A Night of Finnish Frenzy, albb, Saigon, Vietnam (Screening)

2006

A Cold, Cold Heart, Video and performance weekend at Somerset House, London, UK (Group)

Who do you think you are? The Anna Akhmatova Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia (Group)

White Nights Insomnia Party, Video program, Mediamatic, Amsterdam, Netherlands (Screening)

View festival, Helsinki, Finland (Festival)

 

 

2005

Helsinki International, Korjaamo Culture Factory, Helsinki, Finland (Group)

Speed Force, ZKMax, Maximiliansforum, Munich, Germany (Group)

Reflected moments, Åland Art museum, Finland (Group)

S1 / salon national tour of Tonight we are golden. Castlefield Gallery at the Salford Arms Manchester, Phoenix Arts Leicester, FACT Liverpool, Side Cinema Newcastle Upon Tyne, ICA London, Outpost Norwich, Spike Island Bristol, Gallery Vivid, Birmingham, UK (Screening)

The Rennes Film Festival “Traveling 16”, Rennes, France (Festival)

Rauma Blue sea Film Festival, Rauma, Finland (Festival)

 

2004

Reflected Image, Södertälje Konsthallen, Sweden (Group)

Gokann, The IV Triennial of Finnish Art, Helsinki Kunsthalle, Finland (Group)

Tonight we are golden, S1 Artspace, Sheffield, UK (Screening)

Finnish Experimental Film and video Art, Anthology Film Archives, New York, USA (Screening)

College of Fine Arts & Design, Ewha Woman’s University, Seoul, Korea (Screening)

Landscape and memory, La casa Ensendida, Madrid, Spain (Screening)

‘Menu del dia’ Videos in the patio, in the center of Madrid, Spain (Screening)

View, Helsinki, Finland (Festival)

\\international\media\art\award competition, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany (Festival)

Arctic and Fabulous Film Festival, a film tour, Finland (Festival)

Nordisk Panorama, Out of Gategory, Reykjavík Art Museum, Island (Festival)

 

2003

Galleri Leena Kuumola, Helsinki, Finland (Solo)

Gokann, The 109th Finnish Artists’ Exhibition/IV Triennial, Kyoto Art Center, Japan (Group)

Nordicliveart.org, Göteborgs Konsthall / Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Sweden (Screening)

S1 Artspace, miniplex, Sheffield, UK (Screening)

Electric Visions, Recent video art of Russia and Nordic countries, University of Sankt Petersburg, Pro Arte –institute, I.E.Repin Institute of Russian Academy of Arts, Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, Spain Dom Kino, Sankt Petersburg, Russia (Screening)

Shift, Annecy, France (Festival)

View 03 Tour, INDEX, Galleri 300m2, Göteborg, Malmö Konsthall, Sweden and Contemporary art museum, Tampere, Finland (Screening)

Video screening nordicliveart.org ID:I Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden (Screening)

View festival, Helsinki, Finland (Festival)

Rotterdam Film Festival, Neatherland (Festival)

The Media City Experimental Film and Video Festival, Windsor, Canada (Festival)

 

2002

The Studio, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Finland (Solo)

Popcorn and politics. Kiasma, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland (Group)

Following whom? Salo Art Museum, Finland (Group)

Media variations, Lothringen 13/halle, Munich, Germany (Screening)

Connected? New video art from Helsinki. The Site Gallery, Sheffield and Tate Modern, London, UK (Screening)

Kettupäivät, Andorra, Helsinki (Festival)

 

2001

Connected? New Art Gallery Walsall, and CCA (Center for Contemporary Art), Glasgow, UK (Screening)

Outer Limits, Video Lounge, New York, USA (Screening)

International Video & Multimedia Art Festival”, Clermont Ferrand Cedex, France (Festival)

 

2000

Muu Gallery, Helsinki, Finland (Solo)

Stockholm Art Fair. AV-Arkki/Frame, Stockholm, Sweden (Group)

 

1999

Thirty five Seconds later, Contemporary Art Museum, Lyon, France (Festival)

The Media City Experimental Film and Video Festival, Windsor, Canada (Festival)

International Video & Multimedia Art Festival”, Clermont Ferrand Cedex, France (Festival)

Festival, Split, Croatia (Festival)

 

1998

Kluuvi Gallery, Helsinki, Finland (Solo)

Young Scene, The Vienna Secession, Vienna, Austria (Group)

Kettupäivät, Andorra, Helsinki (Festival)

Muu Media Festival, Kiasma, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland (Festival)

 

1996

Muu Media Festival, Lasipalatsi, Helsinki, Finland (Festival)

 

1995

Bandits Mages video festival, Bourges, France (Festival)

 

 

Televison

 

“Whoosh” (Humahdus) 2016, Yle / Yle Areena, (release 2018, date open)

“Drive” \\international\media\art\award competition, Südwest-TV, ARTE, Swiss TV DRS 2004,

“Photograph of the sea”, (Valokuva mererstä) CMYK TV, Gothenburg, Sweden 2003,

 

 

Artist in residence

 

Finland House, St. Petersburg, February 2017

Art Council of Helsinki Metropolitan Region, Berlin 2009

Artspace, Sydney, Australia 2008/09

Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France 2008,

Finnish Cultural Institute in New York, USA 2006, Nifca, Stockholm, Sweden 2002

 

Works in collections:

 

Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland,

Collections of the Finnish State

 

 

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