Elsa Salonen

Past / Present / Future

ONGOING
18.9. – 27.11.2022, Group Show: nature morte - still alive, Stadtgalerie Kiel, Germany / curated by Ritva Röminger-Czako
14.10. – 8.1.2023, Group Show: Minimalism-Maximalism-Mechanismmm, Kunsthal Aarhus, Denmark / curated by Mikkel Elming

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Elsa Salonen

Born 1984 in Turku, Finland
The studio is located in Berlin, Germany

Education

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

Solo Exhibitions

2022
Solve et coagula, Jochen Hempel Gallery, Leipzig, Germany
2021
Distilling the Essence of the Seas, Ama Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
Buni Buana (Hidden World), WAMx, Turku City Art Museum, Finland / curated by Ece Pazarbaşı
2019
Stories Told by Stones, Schwartzsche Villa, Berlin, Germany / curated by Christine Nippe
2017
Studies of the Eternal Cycle, Ama Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
2016
Guided by the Stars of the Southern Hemisphere, Acud Macht Neu, Berlin, Germany / curated by Johannes Braun
2015
La natura (mai) morta, Adiacenze, Bologna, Italy
2013
Alkuaineissa rukouksen kaltaista kajoa, Ama Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
2012
I Walk in the Forest as in a Temple II, Galerie Suvi Lehtinen, Berlin, Germany
I Walk in the Forest as in a Temple I, Grimmuseum, Berlin, Germany
2010
Muuttolinnun kaksi auraa, Ama Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
2008
When My Loved Ones Were an Hour Ahead, Ama Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
2007
Her Illness Changed Her Way (to Comprehend), Neon Campobase, Bologna, Italy

Duo and Trio Exhibitions

2022
Bodies of Water (with Hannelore Nenning and Enar de Dios Rodríguez), Kunstpavillon, Innsbruck, Austria / curated by Petra Poelzl
2018
New Materialism (with Eemil Karila and Jarkko Räsänen), Fata Morgana, Berlin, Germany
2011
Falling Levitation (with Keiko Kimoto), Kartüche Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022
Når vi har smøget livets lænker af, Sydhavnstation, Copenhagen, Denmark / curated by Hartmut Stockter
Landscapes of Belonging, KINDL Centre For Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany / curated by Christine Nippe and Kathrin Becker
Minimalism-Maximalism-Mechanismmm Part 4, Art Sonje Center, Seoul, South Korea / curated by Mikkel Elming
2021
Wachsende Formen - Organische Prozesse in der Kunst, Heidenheim Art Museum, Germany / curated by Marco Hompes
The Brief History of a New Perspective in Painting, Lissone Museum of Contemporary Art, Milan, Italy / curated by Alberto Zanchetta
Inhottava mysteeri, Ama Gallery, Helsinki
, Finland
We are not sure if the show will still be open tomorrow, Jochen Hempel Gallery, Leipzig, Germany
2020
you've got mail!, Mail Art Project, Germany / curated by Julia Katharina Thiemann
2019
Ocean Dwellers, The Nordic Embassies in Berlin, Germany / curated by Solvej Helweg Ovesen
Polisemia, Galerìa del Colombo Americano de Medellín, Colombia / curated by Ricardo Moreno
2018
Polisemia, El Parqueadero - Miguel Urrutia Art Museum, Bogotá, Colombia / curated by Ricardo Moreno
IXION, Lissone Museum of Contemporary Art, Milan, Italy
2017
Corridor III: Valdemar Daa, Viborg Kunsthal, Denmark / curated by Insitu Collective
The Seekers, tȇte, Berlin, Germany
Transitions Ep. 2: Excavations, Galerie Dada Post, Berlin, Germany / curated by Sheena Malone
Corridor II: Pachamama, Insitu, Berlin, Germany
2016
It’s all natural, Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden, Germany / curated by Evelyn König
Approaching Plant Consciousness, Prinzessinnengärten, Berlin, Germany
Dolosa Oscura, Schillerpalais, Berlin, Germany / curated by Filmouflage
Pilgrimage, The Finnish Institute, Berlin, Germany / curated by Sabine Meister
2015
Muodonvaihdos, Turku Book Fair, Finland, performance with poet Katariina Vuorinen / curated by Art Promotion Centre Finland
2014
Bilder zwischen den Zeilen, part II, The Finnish Institute, Berlin, Germany / curated by Eemil Karila
Bilder zwischen den Zeilen, part I, Salon Dahlmann, Berlin, Germany / curated by Eemil Karila
Ghostwriter Project, Action #1, Alt Kindl Brauerei, Berlin, Germany / curated by Greta Rusttt
Ciò che l'apparire lascia trasparire, Lissone Museum of Contemporary Art, Milan, Italy / curated by Alberto Zanchetta
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, Italy
2010
Between Two Cities, G11, Berlin, Germany
2009
Anonyme Zeichner N°10, Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
Mänttä Art Festival, Tunteiden ekologia, Mänttä, Finland / curated by Tuula Karjalainen
2007
The Memories, Night of the Arts, Helsinki, Finland / curated by Suvi Saloniemi
Con -the Serie of Five, performance with Francesco Cavaliere, Imaginaria Film Festival, Bari, Italy
Hdemia Contemporanea, Chiesa del San Paolo, Modena, Italy
2006
Drawing As a Source of a Sound, performance with Francesco Cavaliere, Galerie En Marge, Paris, France
Digital Fringe, Melbourne, Australia
Portrait of the Artist into the Objective, Acciaiolo Castle, Florence, Italy / 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, Italy
Art Association of Finland, Finland
Finnish Literature Society, Finland

Awards

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

Grants

2022
Art Promotion Centre Finland
Frame Contemporary Art Finland
2021
Art Promotion Centre Finland
2020
Art Promotion Centre Finland
2019
Finnish Cultural Foundation
Art Promotion Centre Finland
Frame Contemporary Art Finland
2018
Art Promotion Centre Finland
2017
Art Promotion Centre Finland
2016
Finnish Cultural Foundation
Art Promotion Centre Finland
2015
Frame Contemporary Art Finland
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 Contemporary Art Finland
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
Puerto Contemporáneo / El Kruce, 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
Science and Mysticism, talk, screening and lecture with Ph.D. researcher Nina Kokkinen (specialised in esotericism in the Finnish art) and emeritus professor of space astronomy Esko Valtaoja, Ama gallery and Ursa observatory, Helsinki, Finland
2016
Approaching Plant Consciousness, mini-conference in collaboration with Filipe-Guilherme Pirl, Regina Rørstad and Aniella Tiedje, Prinzessinnengärten, Berlin, Germany
Thinking Like a Forest, screening event in collaboration with Lauren Reid, Acud Macht Neu, Berlin, Germany

Publications

2019
Stories Told by Stones, Edition Cantz

Lectures and Teaching Assignments

2020
Lecture: Historias contadas por las piedras y otros relatos, H-Residency, Calama, Chile
Lecture: Veden väelle – For the Water Sprites, in collaboration with folklore scholar Kaarina Koski, Aboagora, Turku, Finland
Lecture: Afloat Assembly, Germany / curated by Christian Lübbert
Lecture: Creative Ecosystem; Soul, Art, Animism and Sisterhood, Studio Emmi, London, England
Workshop: Natural Colours: Focus Sea, Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design, Kiel, Germany
2019
Lecture: How to Enlarge Your Bubble?, University of Fine Arts Poznan, Poland

Memberships

Finnish Painters' Union
Saloon Berlin