Finnish Cultural Foundation awards Anna Retulainen with 15 000 euros

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In its annual ceremony on 16 May 2018, The Finnish Cultural Foundation's (SKR) Uusimaa Regional Fund has awarded its annual 15 000 euro award to visual artist Anna Retulainen, "an energetic seeker of memory traces, a chaser of a more colourful reality."

Our wholehearted congratulations to Anna and all the grant recipients!

Anna Retulainen (b. 1969, Orimattila) is one of the leading figures in Finnish contemporary painting. She has been showing works in solo and group exhibitions since 1995. She has twice been nominated for the Carnegie Art Award, most recently in 2014. Retulainen’s work is represented in most of the major Finnish public collections, as well as in countless private collections.

Retulainen's recent exhibitions include a two-part exhibition Pleasure at Helsinki Art Museum HAM in Autumn 2017 at Serlachius Museum Gösta. The Pleasure exhibition in Gösta runs until 4 November 2018. Her works were included in a group show Let’s Get Physical in Kunstkraftwerk Leipzig, Germany in Spring 2016, and her recent solo exhibition was Creamy White Kayak at Helsinki Contemporary in 2017. 

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