Anne Koskinen

Ars Fennica candidate 2010

Anne Koskinen’s works combine conceptual art with handicraft. The starting points for her sculptures, paintings or installations, made using multiple media and with technical virtuosity, are personal ones, taken from her own life situations. The personal constitutes the context, although viewers will not necessarily recognize this.

In her works Koskinen has called into question the modern way of living, along with the concepts of authenticity and originality linked with modernism, while also pondering her own identity.

Factors linked with identity include her family and her relationship with her father, something that was never to be.

Marja-Terttu Kivirinta

Born 1969, Helsinki

EDUCATION
1991-98
Karlsruhe Academy of Fine Arts, Germany. Graduate and Postgraduate studies in Fine Arts. Major:
Painting. Meisterschülerin.
1998-
University of Helsinki. Major: German Philology, minors: Art History, Aesthetics, Pedagogy. Bachelor of
Arts.
1997-
University of Art and Design Helsinki. Postgraduate studies in Fine Arts.
1994-96
University of Art and Design Helsinki. Master’s Degree Programme in Fine Arts. Master of Arts.
1994
Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki. Studies in Sculpture as a non-degree student.
1993
Norfolk Institute of Art and Design, Norwich, England. Studies in Fine Arts as an ERASMUS student.
1989-91
Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. Major: German Philology

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2009
Anne Koskinen – Solo Show, Galerie Anhava; MARKET 2009, Stockholm
2008-09
Anne Koskinen – Familie Koskinen, Retrospektive, Helsinki City Art Museum
2006
I, Galerie Anhava, Helsinki
2005
No Other Alterations in Elevations, Galerie Werner Klein, Cologne, Germany
2004
Anaesthetic Relation, Galleria K, Huittinen, Finland
2003
DEUS PROTECTOR NOSTER, Galerie Werner Klein, Cologne, Germany
2002
DEUS PROTECTOR NOSTER, Pori Art Museum, Finland
The Presence of Absence, Galerie Anhava; Stockholm Art Fair
2001
Autoportraits, Galerie Anhava, Helsinki
1998
Sculpture, Galerie Artek, Helsinki
1996
Anne Koskinen auf dem Holzweg/ I cannot come, Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Helsinki

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2009
Galerie Anhava at FIAC 09, Grand Palais and Louvre, Paris
Swanljung meets Malmö Art Museum, Malmö Art Museum, Sweden
Beyond the Rainbow, Galleria G18, Helsinki
Reflections – Mirror Motives in Art, Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Finland
mURBAN, Artborg 35, Nikkilä, Sipoo, Finland
Finnish Contemporary Art from our Permanent Collection, Gothenburg Museum of Art, Sweden
2008
Kuntsi and the Swanljung Collection, Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art, Vaasa, Finland
2007
UNBELIEVABLE BUT TRUE, Helsinki City Art Museum
Art Generator Space, Pori, Finland
2006
One hundred years of Finnish democracy, Parliament House, Helsinki
2005
To Look or to See, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki
A Passion for Art, Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Finland
Working title: Reflections, Korjaamo Gallery, Helsinki
Gleam & Glory, Renate Schröder Galerie, Mönchengladbach, Germany
Sata Palaa, Lönnström Art Museum, Rauma, Finland
2004
All Creatures Great and Small, Salon d’Art, Cologne, Germany
The Garden of Eden, Helsinki City Art Museum
Innen – Aussen, Galerie Werner Klein, Cologne, Germany
2003
THE NEWER, Rovaniemi Art Museum, Finland
Spiegel – Spiegelbilder – Spiegelobjekte, Renate Schröder Galerie, Cologne, Germany
ARTFORUM Berlin; Galerie Anhava
La grande dame, Forum Box, Helsinki
2002
Off Skene, Fourth Triennial of Photographic Art, Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki
Mänttä Art Festival, Finland
Galerie Anhava, Helsinki
2001
ARTFORUM Berlin; Galerie Anhava
2000
Think, Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki
1999
Stockholm Art Fair; Galerie Anhava, Sollentuna, Sweden
ARCO; Galerie Anhava, Madrid
Young Finnish Art, Museo di Gallese, Gallese, Cosenza, Italy
1998
Christoph Merian Foundation, Basel, Switzerland
1997
Schwarzes Kloster, Freiburg City Gallery, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
1996
Bürgerhaus Sprendlingen, Dreieich, Germany
Galleria Otso, Espoo City Gallery, Finland
Galleria Atski, University of Art and Design, Helsinki
Galerie Luzánky, Brno, Czech Republic
1995
Sculpture park at Orlík, Czech Republic
Aulanko, Hämeenlinna, Finland
1994
Galleria Atski, University of Art and Design, Helsinki
Conceptio, Stoa, City of Helsinki Gallery, Helsinki

WORKS IN COLLECTIONS
Helsinki City Art Museum
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki
Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki
Gothenburg Art Museum, Sweden
Malmö Art Museum, Sweden
Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Skärhamn, Sweden
Finnish Parliament; EU-Parliament, Brussels
Tampere Museum of Contemporary Art, Finland
Rovaniemi Art Museum, Wihuri Foundation, Finland
Embassy of Sweden, Washington DC
Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art, Swanljung Collection, Vaasa, Finland
Christoph Merian Foundation, Basel, Switzerland
State of Baden-Württemberg, Germany
City of Helsinki
University of Brno, Czech Republic
Sculpture Park Orlík, Czech Republic
City of Dreieich, Germany
Sparkasse Wolfach, Germany
City of Pori, Finland
University of Art and Design, Helsinki
Regional Forestry Centre, Turku, Finland
Apotekets Konstförening, Sweden

TEACHING AND OTHER POSITIONS
2006-08
School of Visual Culture, University of Art and Design, Helsinki, Professor of Fine Arts, Head of Degree
Programme, Vice Dean
Project in cooperation with Akademie der Bildenden Künste München, Germany
2006
Pori School of Art and Media, University of Art and Design, Helsinki, Dean
2005-06
Pori School of Art and Media, Finland, Professor of Visual Culture
2005
Higher Institute of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium, Visiting Professor
2002-06
Director and Initiator of Pori School of Visual Culture (Pori School of Art and Media) and University Level
Education in Visual Culture, University of Art and Design Helsinki
Projects: Pori A-i-R Artist in Residence
2001-06
Director of Pori School of Fine Arts, Finland
1998
Artist in Residence, Christoph-Merian-Foundation / IAAB, Basel, Switzerland
1992
Lecturer in Fine Arts Albert-Ludwigs-University / Studium Generale, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

MEMBERSHIPS
Finnish Painters’ Union,
Association of Finnish Sculptors

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
2008
Anne Koskinen – Familie Koskinen. Jari Björklöv & Sanna Hirvonen (ed.). Helsinki: Helsinki City Art
Museum’s Publications no. 105. 2008
Tuhlaajapojan paluu. Suomalaista ja pohjoismaista nykytaidetta Swanljungin kokoelmasta. Kuntsin
modernin taiteen museon julkaisuja 4. Vaasa, Finland
2006
Pettersson, Susanna. “Letter. Anne Koskinen”. In Liisa Lindgren (ed.). Taiteen teemat. Vierailla mailla.
Helsinki: Werner Söderström. 2006
2001
Pinx. Maalaustaide Suomessa. Arki- ja pyhäpuvussa. Helsinki: Weilin+Göös. 2001
2001
Anne Koskinen – The Presence of Absence 1996-2002. Helsinki: Galerie Anhava. 2001

HOMEPAGE
www.annekoskinen.fi