25.04. - 15.06.
screening at Lindenstrasse 35 Berlin,
daily, 8 – 10 pm

Hannu Karjalainen

Hannu Karjalainen

Born 1978 in Haapavesi, Finland. Lives and works in Helsinki, Finland.

2005 Master of Art, The University of Art and Design Helsinki
(now Aalto University – School of Arts, Design and Architecture), Department of Photography
2001 Bachelor of Art, The University of Art and Design Helsinki, Department of Photography
1997-98 Muurla School of Photography

Solo exhibitions

2020 Kunsthalle Turku, Turku Finland
2020 Kunsthalle Porvoo / Gallery Fikka, Porvoo Finland
2020 Hippolyte Korjaamo, Helsinki, Finland
2018 Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, Finland
2017 Forum Box (Mediabox), Helsinki, Finland
2016 Momentum Box, Berlin, Germany
2015 Oulu Art Museum, Oulu, Finland
2014 Braverman Gallery / Bakery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2014 Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, Finland
2013 Alvar Aalto Museum, Jyväskylä, Finland
2012 Gallery Sinne, Helsinki, Finland
2012 Fotogalleriet, Oslo, Norway
2011 Studio at Kunsthalle Helsinki, Finland
2010 Gallery Rotwand, Zürich, Switzerland
2010 Phoenix Square, Leicester, UK
2009 Korjaamo Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
2009 Finnish Contemporary, StatoilHydro Art Programme, Rogaland Theatre, Stavanger, Norway
2009 Young Artist of the Year 2009 Finland, Gallery Taik, Berlin, Germany
2009 Young Artist of the Year 2009, Tampere Art Museum, Finland
2008 Rotwand Gallery, Zürich, Switzerland (with Lovisa Ringborg)
2008 Galerie Adler / Subzone 1 & 2, Frankfurt, Germany (with Susanna Majuri)
2008 Korjaamo Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
2008 Turku Art Museum, Turku, Finland
2007 Loop Art Fair, Gallery TAIK, Barcelona
2007 HIAP project studio, Helsinki, Finland
2007 Spike Island, Bristol, UK
2006 Centre Européen d’Actions Artistiques Contemporaines, Strasbourg, France
2006 Kunsthalle Lophem, Bruges, Belgium
2006 Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki
2005 Avanto Media Art Festival, Muu gallery, Helsinki
2004 Kluuvi gallery, Helsinki City Art Museum
2004 Gallery Huuto, Helsinki

Selected group exhibitions

2021 Art From Elsewhere, Kulturforum Ansbach, Ansbach, Germany
2021 Mythos Wald, Emmanuel Walderdorff Galerie, Molsberg, Germany
2019 EMMA, Collection display, Espoo, Finland
2019 Art Fair Suomi, Cable Factory, Helsinki, Finland
2017 Abstract! Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland
2017 Moving Image: Portraiture, UMMA Univeristy of Michigan Museum Of Art, Ann Arbor
2017 Hannu Karjalainen & Petra Lindholm, Borås Art Museum, Borås, Sweden
2016 KIK Eight, Kino International, Berlin, Germany
2015 International Biennale of Photography, Bogota, Colombia
2014 Wäinö Aaltonen Museum, Turku, Finland
2013 Thresholds, Trafo Center for Contemporary Art, Szczecin, Poland
2013 Kiasma Hits, Kiasma, Helsinki
2013 Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey
2013 Inner Journeys, Maison Particulière, Brussels, Belgium
2013 Nordic Outbreak, Scandinavia House and various public spaces, New York, USA
2013 Missing Link, Momentum Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2013 The Young Artists of the Year 1985-2012, Gallery Gumbostrand, Sipoo, Finland
2013 New Wave Helsinki, Scandinavia House, New York, USA
2012 Art Fair Suomi, Helsinki, Finland
2012 Kunstverein Augsburg, Augsburg, Germany
2012 Helsinki Abstract, Gallery Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, Austria
2012 Photo LA, Young Projects, Los Angeles, USA
2011 Mostre. Change!, Galleria Astuni, Bologne, Italy
2011 KIAF, Gallery TAIK, Seoul, South Korea
2011 Art Platform LA, Video Lounge Curated by Paul Young, Los Angeles, USA
2011 Touching Dreams, The National Museum of Photography, Copenhagen, Denmark
2011 Onko totta? Tampere Art Museum, Tampere, Finland
2011 Water, Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku, Finland
2011 A Broken Fall, Galleria Astuni, Bologne, Italy
2011 Momentum Berlin, Kûnstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
2010 Sammlung Hoffmann, Berlin, Germany
2010 Paris Photo 2010, Gallery TAIK, Paris, France
2010 Artissima, Gallery TAIK, Turin, Italy
2010 The private museum. The passion for contemporary art in the collections in Bergamo, GAMeC, Bergamo, Italy
2010 Daegu Photo Biennale, Daegu, South Korea
2010 Issued / Rendez-view, Zürich, Switzerland
2010 Sydney Momentum, Sydney, Australia
2010 Helsinki 10, Rogaland Art Museum, Starvanger, Norway
2010 Antigrav, Parrotta Contemporary Art, Stuttgart
2010 Armory Show, New York USA
2010 Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York, USA
2010 Helsinki School, Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
2010 Export/Import, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
2009 Paris Photo, Gallery TAIK, Paris, France
2009 Finlandia 200, Finnish Portraits, Helsinki City Art Museum, Finland
2009 Artissima, Gallery TAIK, Turin, Italy
2009 Photography Matters, StatoilHydro, Oslo, Norway
2009 Helsinki School, New Art Photography From Finland, Loft, St. Petersburg, Russia
2009 Two Collections, Ernrooth/Koivurinta, Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova Museum, Turku, Finland
2009 Tracking Traces, Kiasma Contemporary Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
2009 Videobox, Borås Art Museum, Borås, Sweden
2008 Helsinki School, Galerie Baudoin Lebon, Paris, France
2008 Paris Photo, Gallery TAIK, Paris
2008 Art Forum Berlin, Gallery TAIK, Berlin
2008 Galerie Ateliers L’H du Siège, Valenciennes, France
2008 Who Are You – Faceless Tableaux Vivants, Galerie Adler New York, New York, USA
2008 Mänttä Art Festival, Mänttä, Finland
2008 The Helsinki School – Rose Boréal – Photographies de l’école d’Helsinki, Ecole des Beaux-Arts Paris, Paris, France
2008 Helsinki By Night / Helsinki School, Helsinki Week in Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2008 Loop of the Month, Kiasma Contemporary Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
2008 Image And After, Kiasma Contemporary Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
2008 Parrotta Contemporary Art, Stuttgart, Germany
2007 Paris Photo Art Fair, Gallery TAIK, Paris, France
2007 Can Felipa, Barcelona, Spain
2007 Bath Film Festival, Bath (installation at St. Michael’s Church) , UK
2007 Leeds International Film Festival (installation), Leeds UK
2007 Into the Woods Tonight, Parrotta Contemporary Art, Stuttgart, Germany
2007 Paris Photo, Gallery TAIK, Paris
2007 Art Forum Berlin, Gallery TAIK, Berlin
2007 Helsinki School, Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland
2007 Turku Biennial, Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova Museum, Turku, Finland
2007 Photo Finland, Helsinki School, Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway
2007 Transgressions, 112th Annual Exhibition of the Artist Association of Finland, South Karelian Art Museum,Lappeenranta, Finland
2007 Salon Nouveau, Engholm Engelhorn Galerie, Vienna
2006 International Festival of Video Art Valencia, La Sala Naranja, Valencia, Spain
2006 Nordic Cut, The Helsinki School, Art Pavilion, Zagreb, Croatia
2006 Art Forum Berlin, Gallery TAIK
2006 Vad är fotografi? – The Helsinki School, Borås Art Museum, Sweden
2006 Cloud Castle Lake, Short stories, segments of narrative, and suspended encounters, Club Shepway, Folkestone, UK
2006 Slideshow, Trinity House, Leicester, UK
2005 Art Fair Suomi, Cable Factory, Helsinki, Finland
2005 Helsinki Photography Festival, Helsinki, Finland
2005 Masters of Art 2005, The Graduation Show, University of Industrial Arts, Helsinki
2005 The 110th Annual Exhibition of the Artist Association of Finland, Helsinki Kunsthalle
2003 Inside Outliners, Kunsthalle Lophem, Bruges, Belgium
2003 The 108th Annual Exhibition of the Artist Association of Finland; The Young Artists 2003, Helsinki
2001 The Stockholm International Art Fair, Gallery TAIK

Selected Video Screenings
2011 Ace Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2009 Arctic Hysteria Onscreen, Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest, Hungary
2008 Arctic Hysteria Onscreen, PS1/MoMA, New York, USA
2008 Selection of Finnish Video Works, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
2008 Laurintz Konsthall, Copenhagen, Denmark
2007 A Night of Finnish Frenzy, A little Blah Blah, Saigon, Vietnam
2007 View 07, Festival for Finnish Media Art, Helsinki, Finland
2006 Party in celebration of Frieze Art Fair, Embassy of Denmark, London
2006 Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Sweden
2006 Loop Festival Barcelona, Spain
2006 Breaking the Ice, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
2006 Forum Box, AV-Arkki Tour, Finland
2006 Tampere 36th International Film Festival, Finland
2006 View 06, Festival for Finnish Media Art, Helsinki, Finland
2005 Plan 9 Gallery, Bristol UK
2005 Backlight 05, 7th International Photographic Triennal, Tampere, Finland
2004 Gallery Huuto Video screening, Helsinki, Finland
2004 Video 2004, Bergen Kunsthalle, Norway


2020 Finnish Film Days, Toldi Cinema, Budapest, Hungary (AV live performance)
2019 Avaruusromua Live, Kino Regina, Helsinki, Finland (AV live performance)
2019 Home(sic) Ambient Collective at Querelle Festival, Helsinki
2018 Kukemuru Ambient, Estonia
Ambient Klubi, Lavaklubi, Helsinki
2018 Kontula Electronic (music performance)
2018 The Garden / RGB #001-003 (audiovisual live performance), presented at:
-Aave Festival, Helsinki
2017 A Handful of Dust Is A Desert (a 45 minute audiovisual live performance), presented at: -Ääniwalli, Helsinki
-Spektrum Berlin, Berlin
-Collection Born, Munich
-Nachtasyl, Hamburg
-Ambient Klubi at Lavaklubi, Helsinki
2017 Music For Space Echo (several locations, eg. Gallery Hippolyte and Art Fair Suomi, Helsinki)
2014 Helsinki Raum (with Thomas Thiede), Gallery Augusta, Helsinki, Finland
2013 Art Contact, with Egle Oddo, Timo Tuhkanen and Isabel Pathirane, Gallery Augusta, Helsinki, Finland
2013 PALI-ULI (Blue Mountain) with Timo Tuhkanen, David Muoz and Myles Byrne, Musica Nova -festival, Helsinki
2012 You Have Challenged Infinity, Gallery Sinne, Helsinki, Finland

2009 Young Artist of the Year 2009
2007 The main prize of Turku Biennial 2007, Turku Finland (selected by Timo Valjakka)

The Union of Artist Photographers
Muu ry
AV-Arkki The Distribution Center for Finnish Media Art

2010 Modern Art for Sale – Die bedeutendsten Kunstmessen der Welt, Feymedia, Germany
2009 Helsinki School Volume 3, Hatje Cantz, Germany
2009 Finnish Contemporary – Hannu Karjalainen, StatoilHydro Art Programme, Norway
2009 Tracking Traces, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art
2009 Hannu Karjainen Artist of the Year 2009, Tampere Art Museum
2008 Image and After, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art,
2007 Into the Woods Tonight, Parrotta Contemprary Art, Stuttgart
2007 Loop Art Fair, Barcelona
2007 Hannu Karjalainen: Portraits (Spike Island, Bristol UK)
2006 AV-Arkki 2006 Catalogue
2005 Helsinki Photography Festival / to be continued… / jatkuu… (by Mika Elo, Brett Rogers, Emily Butler)
2005 Avanto Media Art Festival

Works in Collections
Helsinki City Art Museum (Helsinki, Finland)
Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art (Helsinki, Finland)
Espoo Museum of Modern Art (Espoo, Finland)
Sammlung Hoffmann (Berlin, Germany)
Borås Art Museum (Sweden)
Tampere Art Museum (Tampere, Finland)
Ars Nova Museum (Turku, Finland)
Staatoil, (Norway)
The Arts Council of Finland
Apotek (Sweden)
Valio Ltd. (Finland)
Stichting Art & Theatre (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Private Collections in USA, Sweden, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland, Turkey and Finland

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