Maria Duncker

Ars Fennica candidate 2008

Maria Duncker’s art reflects the freedom of the artist that is characteristic of our time with regard to materials, methods and display situations. In her happenings/installations, Duncker might show, say, plastic moulds and toy recycling. She even sculpts with her teeth, her instrument of choice being a sewing machine, video camera or, for example, a van, whose interior she and her colleague have converted to give camera obscura rides to ‘tourists’. This movement within a radically altered landscape of visual possibilities and the social field is characteristic of Duncker, and she displays her art right in people faces as a humorous antidote to the numbing power of advertising .

Erkki Pirtola

Education

1985-88 University of Industrial Art, ceramics
1988-92 Academy of Fine Arts, sculpture, mixed media

Private exibitions

2001 Finland Institute, Tallinn
1999 Albertinkatu 19, Helsinki
1998 Gallery Sculptor, Helsinki
1998 Gallery of Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki
1995 Gallery Kluuvi, Helsinki with Mia Wallenius
1995 LXX, Århus, Denmark
1994 Muu-gallery, Helsinki

Group exhibitions

2007 Pop-upp, Tapiolan kulttuuritalo, Espoo
2007 Alkovi-galleria, Helsinki
2007 Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki
2007 Åland Art Museum, Maarianhamina
2007 Puska, Nurmijärvi
2007 Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki
2007 Forum Box, Helsinki
2007 Rusakko gallery, Helsinki
2006 Kauppala, cityproject, performance with Vera Nevanlinna, Helsinki
2006 Potato-art at Tyrnävä school
2006 Gallery Sinne, performance with Vera Nevanlinna, Helsinki,
2006 Regional exhibition, with Vera Nevanlinna, Kamppi Shopping Center, Helsinki
2006 Contemporary Finnish Sculpture in the Töölönlahti Bay Area, Helsinki
2006 Mänttä Art Festival
2006 Placing Sense, Muu Gallery, Helsinki
2006 The Faraway Nearby: Multimedia Show from Finland, White Box, New York
2006 Vera, Mariehamn filmfestival, Balkbaletten, performance with Rita Jokiranta
2006 Cold Climate, Living Art Museum, Reykjavik
2005 Harvat ja Valitut, Art&Dance, concept choreograph Harri Kuorenlahti
2005 The Flower of Calla and Other Petals, Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki
2005 Bayennale, San Fransisco, USA
2005 Accelerate, Lönnström Art Museum, Rauma
2005 Accelerate, Kunsthalle Helsinki
2005 Fractures of life, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki
2004 300 m3, Gothenburg, Sweden
2004 Cold Climate, ATP Gallery, London
2004 GOKANN – The 109th Exhibition of Finnish Artists, 4th Triennial, Kunsthalle Helsinki
2004 View 2004, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki
2003 Pienen kuusen laulu, with Vera Nevanlinna, Ateneum-sali, Helsinki
2003 GOKANN – The 109th Exhibition of Finnish Artists, 4th Triennial, Kyoto, Japan
2003 AV-arkki, club event, Kunsthalle Helsinki
2003 Nordic Live Art, Gothenburg, Sweden
2003 KEKSI, Lahti
2003 Mänttä Art Festival
2002 Nordic House, Reykjavik
2002 Mänttä Art Festival
2002 Off skene – 4th Triennial of Finnish Photography, Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki
2002 Kantri ja urbaani, Lappeenranta
2001 Pilluralli, camera obscura drives with Vera Nevanlinna
2001 Slide show for orchestra OP:l Bastards, Cargo, London
2001 Taju, Hyvinkää Artists’ Association, Hyvinkää
2001 Insider Trading, London
2001 Otso, Espoo, opening performance
2000 Nordic Postmodernism, Museum for Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki
2000 Avanto festival, Helsinki
2000 Feeling the City, camera obscura drives with Vera Nevanlinna, MUU ry, Helsinki
2000 Skulpturens hus, opening performances, Stockholm
2000 Village People, with Valka Ingolfdotter , HEART-project, Vantaa
2000 Pic-Nic Science, with Valka Ingolfdotter , HEART-project, Reykjavik
2000 StandArt – nordicliveart.org, performance, Gothenburg, Sweden
1997 Mental Metro, performance, MUU ry Project
1997 Puhelu, with Kaisu Paavilainen , Helsinki City Art Museum
1996 Postmorality – Art for Gamblers, Sofia
1996 Puhelu, with Kaisu Paavilainen, Tampere Museum of Contemporary Art
1996 Globe, Copenhagen
1996 Icescape Competition, with Kaisu Paavilainen and Olli-Pekka Merimaa, Oulu
1995 Peli, with Kaisu Paavilainen, Helsinki
1995 Imaamin keinutuoli, with Kaisu Paavilainen, Helsinki
1993 Naisen nauru, with Anne Siirtola, Helsinki
1993 With Anne Siirtola, Sortavala, Russia
1993 Galleria Artteli, with Anne Siirtola, Joensuu
1991 Oronsko Workshop and exhibition, Poland

Film and Video works

2006 Spotter
2006 Street
2006 Bloom
2006 Potato Beat
2005 Fritsut eli Lovebites
2005 Oksat
2005 Raks Raks
2005 Homecoming
2005 Torres
2003 Pienen kuusen laulu
2003 Aluminium
2003 Nerves
2003 Left right
2003 Porn
2003 Flightexercise
2002 Go-go
1995 Heaven&Helsinki, with Tuomo Puranen
1994 Holiday-In, with Mia Wallenius
1992 Mykkäfilmi, with Sanna Sarva

Screenings and festivals

View 07, Helsinki
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gotland, Visby, Sweden 2006
View 06, Korjaamo, Helsinki
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki 2005
Vera, Mariehamn, Åland 2006
AV-arkki tour 2006
Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Sweden 2006
Screening 19, Tampere International Film Festival 2006
Breaking the Ice, Kunstmuseum Bonn 2006
Arktisen Upeeta, movie competition, Jyväskylä 2006
Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Germany 2006
Why Perform? installation Trondheim, Norway 2006
Film Fylkingen, Stockholm 2006
Finnish Happy Hour, Sergey Kuryokhin International Festival, St Petersburg, Russia 2004
View 04, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki
Ateneum-sali, Helsinki 2003
Riihimäki Experiment 03, Galleria Allinna
REV-Finland-day, Batofar, Paris 2003
KEKSI, Lahti 2003
Oulu Music Video Festival 2003
AV-ARKKI: R&A Screen, Helsinki 2005
Malmö Art Hall, Sweden2003
Simrishamn International Art Film Festival , Sweden 2003
Helsinki International, Korjaamo, Helsinki 2005
Video/Economy Distributions in Global Format, The ZKM Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany 2006
Travelling 16, Rennes Film Festival, France 2005
Katakomben, Der Erste Stock, Berlin 2004
Bunter Hund, International Short Film Festival Munich, Germany 2004
NOASS – World Video Art Festival, Riga 2004
Finnish Experimental Film and Video Art, Anthology Film Archives, New York 2004
Gallery KvadraT, St Petersburg, Russia 2004
Magma network Meeting, Malmö, Sweden 2004
Tampere International Film Festival 2004
Random-Ize Film and Video Art Festival, Malmö, Sweden 2003
From the midnight sun… – Finnish Contemporary Art Videos, K2 Art Center, Izmir, Turkey 2005
Film Fylkingen, Stockholm 2005
ISEA04, View on Board 2004
Milano Film Festival Screening Night, Italy 2004
Festival International de Films des Femmes Créteil, France 2004
Market, Biennial for the Young 2003, Kunsthalle Helsinki
International Film Festival of Gender&Sexual Plurality, Bombay/Mumbay, India 2003
Kettupäivät, Helsinkl, 2003
Contemporary Art, Warszaw2005
A Good Day Today, Finnish Video Art, Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdansk, Poland 2005
Expo 2005, Club Aurora, Nagoya, Japan 2005
Cinema K. Suns, Riga 2004
Culture and Information CentreK@2, Liepaja, Latvia 2004
Electric Visions, Arsenal, Nizhnii Novgorod, Russia2004
Electric Visions, The Conteporary Art Center (CAC), Vilnius 2004
Electric Visions, Club na Bretskoy, Moscow 2004
Electric Visions, Teatre Knam, Komsomolska-Amure, Russia 2004
Electric Visions, media-center “vyhod”, Petrozavdsk, Russia 2004
Electric Visions, Cinema Hall Kuba`Kino Krasnodar, Russia 2004
Electric Visions, Art Club of Vladimir Reznitsky in the City Culture Center, Arkangelsk, Russia 2004
Eletric Visions, Dom Kino, Ekaterinenburg, Russia 2004
Budu – Art festival, City Art Museum, Tomsk, Russia 2004
The Central Exhibition Hall, Perm, Russia 2004
Platform Galleria, Vaasa 2003
INDEX – View03 Tour, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tampere 2003
Videoformes 2003, Clemont-Ferrand, France 2003
Festival International de Films des Femmes Créteil, France 2003
Electric visions, St Petersburg, Russia 2003
Electric visions, Bilbao, Spain 2003
Montages of Sound Atmospheres. Neue Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin 2003, Stadtgalerie Kiel 2003
SYN, Pro Artbus, Naturum, Tammisaari 2003
Film Art Bar, Gothenburg 2003
Lothringer13/Halle, Munich, Germany 2002
ATV, Erkki Pirtola Artvision show 2002
Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki 2002
Uppsala Film Festival, Sweden 2002
Visions 02, Institut Finlandais, Paris 2002
Les Boreales, XIeme Festival d’Art et de la Littérature Nordique, Caen, France 2002
Kettupäivät, Helsinki 2002
Robert Beck Memorial Cinema, New York 2003
View 03, Helsinki 2003
Nordic House, Reykjavik 2002
Galleria Sculptor, Helsinki 1996
Lume, Helsinki 2001
Tampere Film Festival 2000
International Video Show, Århus, Denmark 1996
One night stand, Oslo 1995
Kluuvin galleria, Helsinki 1995
Kettupäivät 1992
MUU-Media Festival, Helsinki 1992
Lahti AV Biennial 1992

Other projects

2007 Performance with Vera Nevanlinna, Fullmoon dance festival, Finland
2007 Wardrobe for Vera Nevanlinna’s solo dance, Zodiak, New dance center in Helsinki
2006 Film and set design to Tina Huczkiowski’s solo dance Sulkasato, Stoa, Helsinki
2002 Wardrobe for V, Vera Nevanlinna`s solo dance, Tavastiaklubi, Helsinki
2000 Film and set design for Tiina Huczkowski`s trapeze performance, Kiasma, Helsinki
2000 Wardrobe for dancegroup Gruppen 4,Artgenda, Helsinki
1998 Set design for Tiina Huczkowski`s solo dance, Stoa, Helsinki
1998 Wardrobe for Vera Nevanlinna’s dance choreography, Academy of Dance, Helsinki
1993 Wardrobe, set design, photos with workteam for dance performance Aniima, Helsinki,

Works in collections

Helsinki City Art Museum
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
Amos Anderson Art Museum

Memberships

Assosiation of Finnish Sculptures
MUU ry
AV-Arkki