Helsinki Contemporary is happy to announce the continuum of our inspiring collaboration with Artek Helsinki by bringing to the store a magical selection of works by Eeva-Riitta Eerola, Heidi Lampenius and Aki Turunen.
The works will be on display at the Artek flagship store in Helsinki until Christmas, final day of the exhibition being Thursday, 22 December.
The collaboration between Helsinki Contemporary and Artek Helsinki continues the gallery’s Art in Space (Taide tilassa) concept.
Helsinki Contemporary x Artek Helsinki
21.11.–22.12.2022, Keskuskatu 1 B, 00100 Helsinki
Inquirys concerning the works can be made directly at the store or by contacting Helsinki Contemporary staff firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eeva-Riitta Eerola (b. 1980) graduated from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2010 and also studied at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-arts de Paris. She has exhibited in several group and solo exhibitions in Finland and abroad, e.g. at Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen and Gallery Jaus, Los Angeles. Eerola's latest solo show, ’Locus’, was seen at Helsinki Contemporary early in 2022. In addition, she has collaborated with the video artist Jenni Toikka, their latest joint project being a site-specific exhibition at Maison Louis Carré, France, in 2019. Eerola's work is represented in such Finnish public collections as the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Saastamoinen Foundation, Sara Hildén Art Museum, and the Wihuri Foundation.
Heidi Lampenius (b. 1977) graduated from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2011. She has subsequently participated in numerous group exhibitions in Finland and internationally, e.g. at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Finland, Norrtälje Konsthall in Sweden, Akureyri Art Museum in Iceland and Nordic Contemporary in France. Lampenius’ most recent solo exhibition at Helsinki Contemporary was Earthbound in 2021. Her works are represented in public collections such as Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, EMMA Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Wihuri Foundation and the Swedish Region Gävleborg’s public art collection.
Aki Turunen (b. 1983) graduated from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2011, and has also studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. His works have been shown in solo and group exhibitions in Finland, e.g. Galleria Forum Box and Kluuvi Gallery, at Martin Asbæk Gallery in Denmark and Schwarz Contemporary in Berlin. Turunen also participated in the Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition in 2011. Turunen's latest solo show, ’The Dragon Tamer’, was seen at Helsinki Contemporary in spring 2022. His works are, among others, in the collections of Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, the Saastamoinen Foundation, and the Finnish State Art Commission. In autumn 2021, the Finnish Art Society awarded Turunen a William Thuring designated prize.
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