OTTO KARVONEN (1975, HELSINKI)

 

EDUCATION

2000-2002    MFA / Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, department of visual arts
1996-2000    BFA / University of Art and Design Helsinki, department of art education     
1998-1999    Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, Department of sculpture


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016        The Only Way is Up, Kunsthall Stavanger, Norway

2016        Hors Pistes Festival, Centre Pompidou, Paris
2016        The Window Gallery, Paris
2016        No/Good Place, Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca, USA
2015        Shanghai Urban Space Art Season, West Bund Art Centre, Shanghai, China
2015        Skulptur, Nordic sculpture at RBS Gallery & Prince’s Gardens, London, UK

2014        Mänttä Art Festival, Mänttä, Finlnad

2012        Reality Bites, Museum of Contemporary art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland
2012        Cave Parables, Retretti Art Center, Finland
2012        Copenhagen Art Festival, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark
2012        Dak’art Biennale OFF programme, Dakar, Senegal
2011        Too late, too little, (and how to) fail gracefully, Fort Asperen, Netherlands
2010        Undocumented Livingroom, Gallery Lasipalatsi, Helsinki
2008        Liverpool Biennial
2008        Fluid street, Museum of Contemporary art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland
2008        Döm inte hunden efter håren, Gävle Konstcentrum, Sweden
2007        Urban Pedestals, public space, Nørre Voldgade, Copenhagen, Denmark
2007        Gothenburg Biennial, Gothenburg, Sweden
2007        Turku Biennial, Turku, Finland & Gallery Can Felipa, Barcelona, Spain
2006        Landscape, Museum of Contemporary art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland
2006        Fokus Finlandia, KBB, Barcelona, Spain
2006        Singapore Biennale 2006
2006        Don’t Misbehave! / Scape Biennial of Art in Public Space, Christchurch, New Zealand
2006        Mänttä art festival, Finland
2006        Placing Sense, Muu gallery, Helsinki, Finland
2006        Faraway Nearby, WHITE BOX gallery, New York
2006        Civic Matters, LACE, Los Angeles
2005        ANTI contemporary art festival, Kuopio, Finland
2005        First we take museums, Museum of Contemporary art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland    
2004        Direct Exposure, Muu gallery & public spaces, Helsinki, Finland (curator)
2004        White, Fiskars, Finland
2003        Keksi -art in public space, Lahti, Finland
2002        Organism, Gallery de Branderij, Antwerpen, Belgium
2001        Connections -art in public space, Amsterdam


SOLO EXHIBITIONS / PROJECTS

2017        Sea Change, Vuotalo Gallery, Helsinki
2017        Super hyvä olo, public sculpture, with author Mikko Rimminen, Espoo, Finland

2014        Alien Palace Birdhouse Collection, CA2M Art Centre, Madrid

2013        Roots of the City, public sculpture, Kamppi metro station, Helsinki

2013        What the ...?, Gallery Alkovi, Helsinki

2013        IHME Sign Workshop, IHME Contemporary Art Festival, Helsinki
2011        Alien Palace, Kluuvi gallery, Helsinki
2011        Alert!, SKOR Foundation for Art and Public Domain, Amsterdam
2010        Alien Palace Birdhouse Collection, de Appel, Amsterdam
2009        Signs for changing climate, World Village Festival, Helsinki
2008        Alien Palace, de Appel, Amsterdam
2005        Didn’t have to, collaboration with author Mikko Rimminen, Gallery Alkovi, Helsinki
2005        Gallery Alkovi, storefront project space, Helsinki, launched and operated till 2009
2003        Public secrets, solo exhibition, Profounders Gallery, Helsinki
2002        Ausländer, intervention at Gropiusstadt, Berlin (residency Pilotproject Gropiusstadt)
2000        Green Land, public installation, Helsinki railway station
1999        First aid, public installation, centre of Cracow


LECTURES / TEACHING

2005–
Lectures and courses at: Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Aalto University, Helsinki, Tampere Polytechnic School of Art and Media, Halonen Academy, Art School Maa, Helsinki.

WORKS IN COLLECTIONS / PUBLIC WORKS

Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki
Ministry of Education, Finland
Helsinki Art Museum