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KYLÄSSÄ KYLÄSSÄ / VISIT–À–VILLAGE

3.12.–17.12.2023

Solo show

Kemijärven Kulttuurikeskus / Kemijärvi Cultural Centre

A Portrait of Luusua (Luusua potretti) is taking shape and presented here for the first time together with drawings on paper from the Absentees (Poissaolevat) –series that is based on lace pieces made by my great-grandmother Alina Tervo (1887-1956) who lived in Pelkosenniemi. The audience’s contribution to these on-going projects is welcomed and encouraged through an exhibition programme of events. Supported generously by TAIKE.

Click on the invite below to find the schedule (in Finnish). OHEISOHJELMAN AIKATAULU: klikkaa kutsua alla. 

TRINITY BUOY WHARF DRAWING PRIZE 2023

Delighted to have two drawings – Great-Grandmother’s Little Dress with a Collar (on paper) & two months apart (video drawing) – selected for my favourite drawing exhibition Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2023, the UK’s most prestigious annual open exhibition for drawing. A total of 124 works by 111 drawing practitioners were selected from 3,000 submissions from 1,450 candidates located across the world. More information at TBW & from Drawing Projects UK, for example here.

ABSENTEES / POISSAOLEVAT

Solo show, Korundin seinä, Rovaniemi Art Museum, Rovaniemi, Finland, 1.6.-31.7. 2023
Great-Grandmother’s ‘Hand Made’ Little Dress / Iso-Mummin ‘Hand Made’ pikkumekko, 2021

Great-Grandmother’s Flower Shirt / Iso-Mummin kukkapaita, 2022

Great-Grandmother’s Baby Tops (or Death) / Iso-Mummin vauvapaidat (tai kuolema), 2022.
Graphite on handmade paper, 77 x 57 cm or 57 x 77 cm.

GGMsL2023_HMLittleDress&FlowerTop&BabyTops_KorundiSeinaRoiArtMuseum.jpg

LUUSUA POTRETTI / A PORTRAIT OF LUUSUA

Super excited to be working on this project after so many years of collecting material and thinking about it. Thank you TAIKE for making it possible! Thank you for everyone in Luusua and around who are somehow connected to this wonderful village of ours. Come and pay us a visit and share your story. More to follow....

Hei kyläläiset, klikkaa linkkiä, jos sinulla on salasana hallussa.

AIKA JA AJALLISUUS / TIME & TIMENESS curated by Juhani Tuominen

Group exhibition, Gallery Valo & Katve I & II, Arktikum, Rovaniemi, Finland, 15.12.2022-5.2.2023

Great-Grandmother’s Baby Collar / Iso-Mummin vauvakaulus, 2022

Great-Grandmother’s Collar, perhaps / Iso-Mummin kaulus, ehkä, 2021

Graphite on handmade paper, 57 x 77 cm     

Fragmentary Memories / Keskeneräisiä muistikuvia, two-channel video with stereo sound, 26 mins.

BOOKED 2022 – Artists Book Exhibition

26.11.-18.12.2022

MUU Helsinki Contemporary Art Centre, Helsinki, Finland

MUISTIN YTIMESSÄ / MEMORY NUCLEI solo show

9.11.-4.12.2022

Gallery Duetto, Helsinki, Finland

TRINITY BUOY WHARF DRAWING PRIZE 2022

First Prize: Elisa Alaluusua, Unconceivable Line, single-channel video drawing, 2022.

From over 3,200 submissions by 1,673 artists located in 45 countries,134 works by 112 drawing practitioners were shortlisted for the TBWDP22. Video clip from the award ceremony on the 28th Sept 2022 at TBW London: '6 Feet' performative drawing by M. Lohrum in the foreground & the winning video drawing projected on the wall behind. More information at TBW & DPUK.

TRINITY BUOY WHARF DRAWING PRIZE 2022

Delighted to have TWO drawings included in this prestigious drawing exhibition: video drawing ‘Unconceivable Line’ (single-channel video drawing, 5 mins, 2022) & drawing on paper ‘Paula’s Lace Top IV’ (graphite on paper, 83x83cm, 2021).

Exhibition 29.9.-16.10.2022 at Trinity Buoy Wharf, London

26.10.2022-22.01.2023 at the Willis Museum & Salisbury Gallery, Basingstoke

9.2.-26.3.2023 at ArtHouse, Jersey.

JUURET / ROOTS curated by Elisa Alaluusua

18.8.-9.10.2022

Gallery Valo & Katve I & II, Arktikum, Rovaniemi, Finland

Photos by Marko Junttila, artworks by Mari Parpala (Matti Tainio & Esa Meltaus in the background). Exhibition catalogue designed by Jutta Luukkonen can be found here.

ARTISTS’ BOOKS EXHIBITION

20.7.-14.8.2022

Gallery Duetto, Helsinki, Finland