25 April – 15 June
screening at Lindenstr 35
daily, 8 – 10 pm

Elina Brotherus

Elina Brotherus

Born in 1972, Helsinki, Finland.
Lives and works in Helsinki, Finland, and Avallon, France.


Education
2000 Master of Arts (Photography), University of Art and Design Helsinki (UIAH) (Now: Aalto University – School of Arts, Design and Architecture)
1997 Master of Science (Analytical Chemistry), University of Helsinki


Solo Exhibitions (Selection)
2023 Visitor, Didrichsen Museum, Helsinki, FI
2023 Spaces and Places, Helsinki Contemporary, Helsinki, FI
2022 In Reference to a Sunny Place, Fotografie Forum Frankfurt, Frankfurt, DE
2022 Les Règles du Jeu, FRAC Bourgogne – Les Bains du Nord, Dijon, FR.
2021 Elina Brotherus: Sebaldiana, Musée de la Roche-sur-Yon, La Roche-sur-Yon, FR
2020 The Avantgarde doesn’t give up, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, DNK
2020 Why not?, Weserburg Museum für Moderne Kunst, Bremen, DE
2019 I Am Still Alive, Gallery Taik Persons, Berlin, DE
2019 Elina Brotherus, Yumiko Chiba Associates, Tokyo, JP
2019 Elina Brotherus, Villa Vauban, Luxembourg
2019 Règle du jeu, Galleria Heino, Helsinki, FI
2018 Leikreglur / Rules of the Game, National Gallery of Island, Reykjavík, IS
2018 Playground, Serlachius Museums, Mänttä, FI
2018 It’s Not Me, It’s a Photograph!, Kunst Haus Wien, Vienna, AUT
2018 Mac Adams - Elina Brotherus, gb agency, Paris, FR
2018 Règle du jeu, Galleria Heino, Helsinki, FI
2017 Elina Brotherus, Museum of New Art, Pärnu, EST
2017 Carpe Fucking Diem, Espace photographique Contretype, Brussels, BEL
2017 Règle du jeu : Carte Blanche PMU, Centre Pompidou, Paris (cat.), FR
2017 The Baldessari Assignments, Norrtälje Konsthall, Norrtälje, SWE
2017 Time Pieces, Mindepartementet Art and Photography, Stockholm, SWE
2017 Nordic Light Festival, Kristiansund, NOR
2017 Vida Museum & Konsthall, Öland, SWE
2017 Elina Brotherus: Works 1998 – 2015, Turku Art Museum, Turku, FI
2017 Die Rolle des Modells, Fotohof AT, Salzburg, AUT
2016 Role of the Model, Fotohof, Salzburg, AUT
2016 Large de vue. Hommage à Erik Satie, gb agency, Paris, FR
2016 Who? Elina Brotherus and SMITH (Dorothée Smith), Landskrona Konsthall in Fotofestival, Landskrona, SWE
2016 VIDEOVIDEO, festival d’art vidéo, (invitée d’honneur), Besanceuil, FR
2016 La lumière venue du Nord, Le Pavillon populaire, Montpellier, FR
2016 Howl, Galleria Heino, with Victoria Schultz, Helsinki, FI
2016 12 ans après, Le Bleu du Ciel hors les murs / Ecole Bloo, Lyon, in FR, territoire liquide.
2016 Les Femmes de la Maison Carré, Galleria Heino, Helsinki, FI
2015 The return and the nostalgia, Camera Oscura, Madrid, ES
2015 Annonciation, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, DK
2014 12 ans après, The Wapping Project Bankside, London, UK
2013 12 ans après, Royal University of Fine Arts, Phnom Penh, in PhotoPhnomPenh 2013, KH
2013 12 ans après, Optica center for contemporary art, in Drone: The Automated Image, Mois de la Photo, Montréal, CAN
2013 Annonciation, gb agency, Paris, FR
2012 12 ans après, in Narratives and Narrative Forms, Lianzhou Photography Festival, Lianzhou, China, CHN
2012 Artists at Work, Gallery Taik, Berlin, DE
2012 Martin Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen, DK
2011 Sequences and Consequences, Ama Gallery, Helsinki, FI
2011 Lelele, a monodrama composed by Lotta Wennäkoski, video by Elina Brotherus, première at Musica nova, Finnish National Opera, Helsinki, FI
2011 MaerzMusik, Sophiensaele, Berlin, DE
2011 Warsaw Autumn, Warsaw, PL
2011 Holland Festival, Amsterdam, NL
2011 Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Huddersfield, UK (until 2012)
2010 The Wapping Project Bankside, London, UK
2010 Elina Brotherus, Bloomberg SPACE, in the ‘Comma’ series, London Artists at Work, gb agency, Paris, FR
2010 Elina Brotherus: Retrospective, gb agency, Paris, FR
2009 The Wapping Project Bankside, London, UK
2009 Artist and her model, Martin Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen, DK
2009 The New Painting, ZAMEK Cultural Center & PF Photography Gallery, Poznan, PL
2008 ELINA BROTHERUS, Adventure Istiklal 6, Yapi Kredi Kazim Taskent Art Gallery, Istanbul, TUR
2008 Etudes d’après modèle, danseurs, Ama Gallery, Helsinki, FI
2008 Elina Brotherus, in Artist File 2008, The National Art Center, Tokyo, JPN
2006 Model Studies, Musée des Beaux-arts, Caen, in Les Boreales, FR
2006 The New Painting, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, FI
2006 Milles gården, Stockholm, SE
2006 Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin, IR
2006 Musée Nicé- phore Niépce, Chalon-sur-Saône, FR
2006 Centre pour l’image contemporaine, Genève, CH
2006 Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg, DE (until 2007)
2005 Contemporary Art Centre Tinglado, Tarragona, ES
2005 FRAC Haute-Normandie, Rouen
2005 Model Studies, gb agency, Paris, FR
2004 The New Painting, Mai Manó, Hungarian Photography Center, Budapest, HU
2004 Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, DNK
2004 The New Painting, Chateau d’eau, Toulouse, FR Baigneurs, The Wapping Project, London, UK
2003 Cassina Art Project, Tokyo, in Blue Horizon festival, JP
2003 The New Painting, Espace Photographique Contretype, Brussels, BEL Sala Caballerizas, Murcia, in Fotoencuentros, ES
2002 Real Jardin Botánico, Madrid, in PhotoEspaña, ES
2002 INOVA (Institute of Visual Arts), Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA Västerås Konstmuseum, Västerås, SE
2002 Lunds Konsthall, Lund, SE


Group Exhibitions (Selection)
2023 Caspar David Friedrich. Art for a New Age. Hamburger Kunsthalle, DE
2023 Mirror of Self, Hangar - Photo Art Centre, Ixelles, BE
2022 Snowflakes and Other Surprises, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, DK
2022 Dialogue, Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki, FI
2022 Touch Me. Nudes from the Miettinen Collection, Waschhaus Potsdam, Potsdam, DE
2022 Photaumnales Festival 2022 | Corsica, images of a territory, collection of Centre Méditerranéen de la Photographie Bastia, Donjon, FR
2022 Dress Code à la Fondation Manuel Rivera-Ortiz | Règles du jeu, Foundation Manuel Rivera-Ortiz, Arles, FR
2022 Human Nature, Telemark Kunstmuseum, Notodden, FI
2022 Fous de Proust, Château de Montsoreau, Musée d'art contemporain, Montsoreau, FR
2021 MOTHER!, Kunsthalle Mannheim, DE
2021 Made on Föhr. Photography from the Artist-in-Residence-Programme, MKdW Museum Kunst der Westküste, Alkersum/Föhr, DE
2021 The New Beauty. Highlights from the Nicolai Tangen Collection, Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Hämeenlinna, FI
2020 The Helsinki School - The Nature of Being, Persons Projects, Berlin, DE
2018  Reflections: From Here to There, Gallery Taik Persons, Berlin, DE Considering Finland, PORT 25 Raum für Gegenwartskunst, Mannheim, DE Lumières Nordiques, Abbaye de Jumièges, FR
2017 Paysages français, une aventure photographique, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, FR
2017 Sculpture Village Selde, Selde, DK
2017 Lehmä pitää viedä jäälle jotta se tanssii, Samuelis Baumgarte Galerie, Bielefeld, DE
2017 France(s), Liquid Territory, Museo de Antioquia, Medellín, COL
2017 Dreamaholic, Kunst aus Finnland, Miettinen Collection, Weserburg Museum, Bremen, DE
2017 The map and the territory, Camera Oscura, Madris, ES
2016 The expert eye, Musée Nicéphore, Chalon-sur-Saone, FR
2016 Portrait of the Artist as an Alter, TRAFIC - Frac Normandie Rouen, FR
2016 From Heino With Love, HAM Helsinki Art Museum, Helsinki, FI
2016 WATERSCAPES, Stadtgalerie Kiel, Kiel, DE
2016 Summer in the city X, Martin Asbaek gallery, DK
2016 A Room of One’s Own, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, US
2014 LANDSCAPE, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, US
2014 Home Truths, Belfast Exposed Photography, Belfast, UK
2014 POTRETTI, Contemporary Finnish Photography, Fotografie Forum Frankfurt, Frankfurt a. M., DE
2014 SEPT FEMMES EN RÉSIDENCE, Espace Photo Contretype, Brussels, BE
2014 Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood, MoCP Comtemporary Photo, Chicago, US
2014 LOVE ME GENDER, ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishøj, DK
2013 Home Truths, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK
2013 Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, US (until 2014)
2013 Kiasma Hits, Kiasma Museum of Contemporry Art, Helsinki, FI
2013 L’altro ritratto, MART, Rovereto, IT
2013 The World of Art and Work, Städtische Galerie Waldkraiburg, DE
2012 About Caravaggio. Visioni contemporanee, Scuderie Aldobrandini, Frascati, IT
2012 Self-Portrait, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, DK
2012 New Nordic - Arkitetur & identitet, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, DK
2012 Sense of Place, European landscape photography, Bozar Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, BE
2012 Out of Focus, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
2012 Only You Only Me, Images of Love, Love of the Image, Biennial of Photograph and Visual Arts, Musée d’art moderne et d’art contemporain MAMAC, Liège, BE
2012 State of the Art - New Contemporary Photography, NRW-Forum, Düsseldorf, DE
2011 Les Territoires du désir ou les métamorphoses d’un musée imaginaire, Musée d’Art Moderne André Malraux, Le Havre, FR
2011 A Female View, Foto-Raum, Wien, AT
2011 Imagine Being Here Now, The 6th Momentum Biennial, Moss, NO
2011 Alice in Wonderland, Logomo, Turku, FI
2011 ECCO Espacio de Creación Contemporánea, Cadiz, ES
2010 Prix Nièpce, Rétrospective, Musée du Montparnasse, Paris, FR
2010 Spazio, MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome, IT
2010 Starter, ARTER, Istanbul, TR
2010 Export - Import, Helsinki Kunsthalle, FI
2009 Earth-Tracks, Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, Thessaloniki, GR
2009 Gioia, FotoGra a Festival, Palazzo delle esposizioni, Rome, IT
2009 Teatri possibili. Dall’arte rinascimentale alla video-art, Palazzo Ferrero, Biella, IT
2008 Je reviendrai, MAC/VAL, Vitry-sur-Seine, FR
2008 REAL, Photographs from the DZ BANK collection, Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, DE
2008 Nordiske stemninger, ARKEN, Ishöj, DK
2008 Las implicaciones de la imagem, Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Artes, MUCA, Mexico City, MX
2007 Collection Neuflize, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Lyon, FR
2007 Las partes y el todo / Parts and the Whole, Colección H+F, Fundación Foto Colectania, Barcelona; Centro Cultural Bancaja, Alicante, ES
2007 Shot and go, A vision of today’s international photography, Island of San Servolo, Venice, IT
2007 De l’Europe, Prix Mosaïque, Dudelange, LU
2007 L’oeil écran ou la nouvelle image, Casino Forum d’Art Contemporain, LU
2007 Global Feminisms, Brooklyn Museum, New York, US
2007 So Close so Far Away, H+F Collection, CRAC Alsace, Altkirch ; Be-Part Platform voor Actuele Kunst, Waregem; Museum Het Domain, Sittard (until 2008) (cat.) Sguardi da nord/Northern Lights, Galleria Civica di Modena
2006 Brussels to Infinity, International Cultural Centre Gallery, Krakow, PL
2006 Centre Wallonie Bruxelles, BEL, Paris, FR
2006 Museo de Arte Brasileira, Sao Paulo, BRA (until 2007)
2006 Ars Fennica 2007, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, FI
2006 Embassy of Finland, Washington, US
2006 The Scandinavia House, New York, US
(until 2008)
2006 Art, Life & Confusion, October Salon/Belgrade Biennial, Belgrade, SRB
2006 Dimensions intérieures, Le Botanique, Brussels, BE
2006 Zones of Contact, Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, AU
2006 Absolutely Private, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, JP
2005 Self-Timer/Selbstauslöser, Kunsthalle Fridericanum, Kassel, DE
2005 Nikolaj, Copenhagen, DNK; National Museum of Bucharest, RO (until 2007)
2005 Under your skin, White Box, New York, US
2005 Enea Righi Collection, Hotel de Caumont, Collection Lambert, Avignon, FR
2004 Je t’envisage, la disparition du portrait, Museé de l’Elysée, Lausanne, FR
2003 Carnegie Art Award 2003, Royal Art Academy, Stockholm, SE
2003 Kópavogur Art Museum, Reykjavík, IS
2003 Kunsternes Hus, Oslo, NO
2003 Charlottenburg, Copenhagen, DK
2003 Victoria Miro Warehouse, London, UK
2003 Helsinki Kunsthalle, FI (until 2005)
2003 Girls’ Night Out, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach CA; Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover MA; Aspen Art Museum, Aspen CO; Contemporary Art Museum, Saint Louis MI; Blaffer Gallery, Houston TX, US (until 2006)
2003 Culturgest / Collection of Museé de l’Elysée, Lisbon, PT
2003 Fables de l’identité, Centre national de la photographie, Paris, FR
2003 Transparente, MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome, IT
2003 New Realities, Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg, SE
2002 La Jeunesse, La edad más bella, Sala de Exposiciones del Canal de Isabel II, Madrid Photographier, Collection Lambert, Avignon, FR
2002 Beyond Paradise, National Gallery, Bangkok, THA
2002 National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, MY; Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, CN
2002 Citigroup Private Bank Photography Prize 2002, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK
2001 Rendez-vous 3, Collection Lambert, Avignon, FR
2001 Silence in the City, Gwangju City Art Museum, Gwangju, KR
2001 ARS 01, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, FI
2001 Théâtres du Fantastique, Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse, FR
2001 Magnetic North, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, UK
2001 Foto Finlandia 2000 Award, Kaapelitehdas / Cable Factory, Helsinki, FI


Monographs
2018 Playground. Essay: Susan Bright. Parvs Publishing, Helsinki, FI
2017 Règle du jeu. Essays: Abigail Solomon-Godeau, Karolina Lewandowska. FI
igranes editions, Carte Blanche PMU, Paris
2016 La lumière venue du nord / The Light from the North. Essay: Gilles Mora, Interview: Elina Heikka and Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger with Elina Brotherus. Hazan/ Hachette with Le Pavillon Populaire, Montpellier
2015 Carpe Fucking Diem. Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg
12 ans après. Short story: Riikka Ala-Harja. Sémiosquare, Helsinki
2012 Artist and her model. Text: Susan Bright, Timo Kelaranta. Le caillou bleu, Brussels, BEL
2007 Etudes d’après modèle, danseurs. Text: Marc Donnadieu, interview: Patrick Scemama with Elina Brotherus. Les éditions Textuel, Paris 2007, distributed by Volumen
2005 Elina Brotherus : The New Painting. Text: Susanna Pettersson,
Andrea Holzherr, interview: Sheyi Antony Bankale with Elina Brotherus. Next Level, London. Distributed by Thames & Hudson
2002 Decisive Days, valokuvia-photographies-photographs 1997-2001. Interview: Jan Kaila with Elina Brotherus. Kustannus Pohjoinen, Oulu
Solo show catalogues
2015 Les Femmes de la Maison Carré. Text: Susanna Pettersson. La Maison Louis Carré, Bazoches-sur-Guyonne and Galleria Heino, Helsinki, FI
2009 ELINA BROTHERUS, The New Painting. Text: Pawel Leszkowicz. Galeria Fotografii PF, Centrum Kultury Zamek, Poznan, PL
2008 ELINA BROTHERUS, Adventure Istiklal 6. Text: René Block, Timo Valjakka. Yapi Kredi Kazim Taskent Sanat Galerisi, Istanbul, TUR
ELINA BROTHRUS, Artist File 2008. Text: Yayoi Motohashi-Mäki-Mantila. National Art Center, Tokyo, JP
2005 ELINA BROTHERUS. Text: Susanna Pettersson. Tinglado2, Tarragona, ES 2004 The New Painting. Text: Evelyne Biver, Elina Brotherus. Carnets de
Résidences #2, Editions Contretype, Brussels, BEL
The New Painting. Text: Paolo Colombo. Chateau d’eau, Toulouse, FR
2003 Baigneurs, 2001-2003. Text : Hannele Rantala. FRAME, Helsinki, FI
2001 Spring. Text: Sophie Howarth, Jane Rendell. The Wapping Project, London, UK
Suites françaises 2. Text: Andrea Holzherr, Val Williams. & : gb agency, Paris, FR 2000 ELINA BROTHERUS. Text: Caryn Faure Walker, Elina Brotherus. i8 Galleri,
Reykjavík / Galerie Anhava, Helsinki, Reykjavík 2000, ISL
1998 ELINA BROTHERUS. Text: Yrjänä Levanto, Elina Brotherus. Galleri Stefan
Andersson, Umeå, SE


Grants and Awards (Selection)
2017 Carte Blanche PMU
2016 Prix Elysée 2017 nomination, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne
2015 Åström Studio Scolarship, Finland
2014 William Thuring Award, Finland
2012 Pro Finlandia
2008 Finnish State Prize for Photography
2005 Prix Niépce, Gens d’images, FR
2003 Carnegie Award 2004, Young Artist’s Scolarship
2001 Prix Mosaïque, Centre National de l’Audiovisuel, Luxembourg
2000 Fotofinlandia 2000 Award


Collections
Amos Andersson Art Museum, Helsinki, FI ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj, DNK CCA Andratx, ES
Centre National des Arts Plastiques (CNAP), FR Carnegie Art Collection, SE
Centre national de l’audiovisuel, LUX Colección H+F, Barcelona, ES
Collection Lambert, Avignon, FR
Collection Neu ize, FR
Coppel Collection, Mexico City, MEX
Corcoran Gallery, Washington, USA
EMMA Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo, FI Finnish State Art Collection
Fondation Kadist, Paris, FR
FRAC Alsace, Sélestat, FR
FRAC Haute-Normandie, Rouen
Galeria Civica d’Arte, Modena; IT
Gothemburg Art Museum, Gothemburg, SE Hasselblad Center, Gothemburg, SE
Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, FI Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Hämeenlinna, FI Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, FI Koç Foundation, Istanbul; TUR
MAC/VAL Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine Malmö, SE Art Museum, Malmö, SE
Mestizo, Murcia, ES
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, SE
Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg, FR Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, FR
Musée Nicéphore Niépce, Chalon-sur-Saône, FR
Museo da Imagem, Braga, PT
Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo (MAXXI), Rome, IT Museum Folkwang, Essen, DE
Oulu Art Museum, Oulu, FI
Saatchi Collection, London, UK
Société Générale, Paris, FR
Swedish State Art Collection
Tampere City Art Museum, Tampere, FI
The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, FI Västerås Art Museum, Västerås, SE