CV

Maria Pääkkönen
Born 1988, Riihimäki, Finland
mariapkknen@gmail.com
+358443029560

 

Education

2016-2017 Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, Netherlands, participant in the post-graduate residency program, supported by Saastamoinen Foundation Finland

2013 – 2016 Academy of Fine Arts, University of the Arts, Helsinki (MFA)
2010 – 2013 Academy of Fine Arts, University of the Arts, Helsinki (BFA)
2007 – 2010 Free Art School, Helsinki
2004 – 2007 Tiirismaa upper secondary school, Lahti

 

Solo Exhibitions 

Entering Another Unknown Place, Ti-la2016Jyväskylä, 2016

Revisiting Unknown Places, Galleria Ratamo, Jyväskylä, 2016

Revisiting Unknown Places, Galleria Huuto Jätkäsaari, Helsinki, 2016

 

Group Exhibitions

Van Eyck Open Studios, Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, Netherlands, 2017

SYYT – group exhibition of the Union of Finnish Art Associations, Art Center Haihatus, Joutsa, 2016

KUVITELLA / KOKEA / KERÄÄNTYÄ, VANHAN RAATIHUONEEN GALLERIA, TURKU, 2016

Kuvan Kevät – Degree show of the Academy of Fine Arts, University of the Arts,
Helsinki, 2015
Sitting Quietly, Doing Nothing, Kuva/Tila (Exhibition Laboratory), Helsinki, 2014
Angakoq performance event and exhibition, SIC gallery, Helsinki, 2014
Drawing in the Flesh, Vantaa Art Museum, 2013
Rum, Galleri Kakelhallen, Mariehamn, 2013
Bachelors of the Universe, Galleria FAFA, Helsinki, 2013
Size Matters, Kaiku gallery, Helsinki, 2012
Kaamos, Arktikum, Rovaniemi, 2012
Kaamos, Kaiku gallery, Helsinki, 2012
Kaiku gallery, Helsinki, 2010
Peura, Finnish Enviroment Institute, Helsinki, 2009 (solo)
Galleria Vaaga, Kaapeli, Helsinki, 2009
Galleria Vaaga, Kaapeli, Helsinki, 2009
Chinese Whispers, Pori Art Museum, 2008

 

Residencies

Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, Netherlands, 2016 -17

Residency in Utö, Kuvan residenssi ry, 2016
Residency in Utö, Kuvan residenssi ry, 2015
Residency in Berlin, Academy of Fine Arts, 2014
Residency in Utö, Kuvan residenssi ry, 2014

 

Grants

Arts Promotion Centre Finland, 2017

Saastamoinen Foundation Finland, 2016

Nordic Culture Point, 2016

Arts Promotion Centre Finland, 2016

Academy of Fine Arts, 2015

 

Memberships

Huuto/Mehiläispesä ry

Rajataide ry

Publications

Drawings and column in ÄÄRI magazine, No#1 2015

 

Workshops/Study Trips

2016 NORDIC STUDIO: “CLEARCUT” -POST-MFA WORKSHOP, REJMYRE ART LAB, KALBO, SWEDEN. SUPPORTED BY NORDIC CULTURE POINT

2010-2015 Wien, Northern Lapland and Norway, Russian Karelia (Aunus), Tarto, New York, Venice, Valaam Monastery in Russia, Italy (Toscana), Japan

 

Articles

http://www.lost-painters.nl/van-eyck-open-studios-4/

http://www.metropolism.com/nl/reviews/30883_open_studios_van_eyck_2017

https://www.apollo-magazine.com/helsinkis-artists-world-class-recognition-start-home/

http://www.thelearnedpig.org/maria-paakkonen-revisiting-unknown-places/3306

http://www.mustekala.info/node/37474

http://www.mustekala.info/node/37080