Matti Kalkamo

Kandidat 2009

I Matti Kalkamos skulpturer möter vi en svart humor och en oro över människans värld. Kalkamo söker i sina verk efter de glädjens och sorgens ömma punkter som de stora komikerna alltid funnit. Hans gestalter är ofta groteska, men vid en närmare anblick ytterst ömtåliga och mänskliga. Vår tid är som det väntrum Kalkamo skapat, bebott av jättar, mexikanska fribrottare och våra egna tankars dystra sällskap. Inför allt detta räcker förvåningen och skrattet varandra handen.

Jyrki Siukonen

born 1968, Tampre

EDUCATION

1991-94
Art School of Kankaanpää
1990-91
Liminka School of Arts

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2009
Art Salon Husa, Tampere, together with Heli Ryhänen
2008
Gallery Sculptor, Helsinki
Studio K, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki
Gallerii RAJA, Tallinn
Vuoroin vieraissa – exhibition series, Oulu Art Museum
Rhythm of Silence, Gallery Just, Turku
2005
Recent Thoughts, Art Salon Husa, Tampere
2004
A minute of Silence for the Cockroaches, Gallery for Paper Art, Kuusankoski
2003
Absurdistan, Gallery Sculptor, Helsinki
2002
Greetings from Tampere, Mältinranta Artcenter, Tampere
Brand New / Second Hand, Gallery Titanik, Turku
2001
Brand New / Second Hand, galleryK, Huittinen
Brand New / Second hand, Cable Factory gallery, Helsinki
2000
Kaappi gallery, Kunsthalle Helsinki
1999
Gallery Just, Turku
1998
Mältinranta Artcenter, Tampere

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2010
Kunsthalle Helsinki: Matti Kalkamo, Heli Ryhänen, Villu Jaanisoo, Hanna Jaanisoo
2008
Breaking the Mould, Panicos Mavrellis Art Center, Limassol, Cyprus
Honkahovi, Mänttä Eva Brownies presents: Behind the Mustache, Gallery Valssaamo, Helsinki 2007
Virtauksia (Currents) – City of Tampere Art Collections, Tampere Art Museum 2006
Suvi Pinx, Sysmä Breaking the Mould, Helsinki City Hall Art Salon Husa 50th Anniversary Exhibition, Tampere 2005
Harvat ja Valitut (The Chosen Ones), together with Varjoryhmä-dancers 2nd Beijing International Art Biennial Fuzzy Set, Kunst & Kultur, BaneGården, Aabenraa, Denmark
KiC, Nord Art, Budelsdorf, Germany
Kankaanpää Art Foundation 40th Anniversary Exhibition
Sculptor 2005, Association of Finnish Sculptors 95th Anniversary Exhibition, Salo Art Museum
2004
Staffas, Porvoo
2003
National Paper Art, Haihara Artcenter, Tampere, Finland
Jälkitila(t)
Oulu Art Museum
Joensuu Art Museum
Lönnström Art Museum, Rauma,
Hyvinkää Art Museum
2002
Miniatyyri (Miniatyre), Ars Nova, Turku
Art Goes Kapakka, Urhon pub, Helsinki
Miniatyyri (Miniatyre), galleryK, Huittinen
Veturitalli 2002, installations, Mikkeli
In & Out, environmental art, Kuopio Art Museum, Kuopio
2001
Mielikuva, Mänttä Art Festival
106th Annual Exhibition of Finnish Artists, Jyväskylä
Kunnon taidetta, Vapriikki, Tampere
2000
1st Pirkanmaa Triennial, Vapriikki, Tampere
Realm of Senses, City of Turku
Greetings, Finnroart, Emil Hall, Tampere
Säteitä (Beams), The Artists’ Association of Tampere, Tampere
1999
Paper Worlds, Musée de Pully, Lausanne, Switzerland
Paper Worlds, Galerie im Werkstatt-Laden, Winterhur, Switzerland
Taivas kattona (Sky is the Limit), City of Tampere
Aikamuoto (Tempus), Tampere Art Museum
Helsinki Cathedral Crypt
104th Annual Exhibition of Finnish Artists, Kunsthalle Helsinki
Paper Worlds, Aine Art Museum, Tornio
Nääs, The Artists’ Association of Tampere, Hyvinkää
1998
Paper Worlds, Lönnström Art Museum, Rauma
Dalga, Cesme central square, Turkey
Paper Worlds, Cultural Centre, Turku
Haloo, haloo lapset (Hello, hello Kids), Lohja
103rd Annual Exhibition of Finnish Artists, Kerava
1997
Puhelu (Phone call), Helsinki City Art Museum
Sininen Augusti (Blue August), Gallery 1, Turku
The Artists’ Association of Tampere, Kuusankoskitalo, Kuusankoski
1996
Puhelu (Phone call), Museum of Contemporary Art, Tampere
101st Annual Exhibition of Finnish Artists, Hyvinkää
Villi ihmisessä villi (Human Savages), Huittinen
Gallerie Municipal Mitra, Lissabon, Portugal
Ympäri mennään, yhteen tullaan (What goes around, comes around), Tampere
1995
Young Artists’ Exhibition, Kunsthalle Helsinki
XL Art Fair, Turku
Onnea onkimassa (Searching for Luck), Art Center Pyrri, Savonlinna
La Primavera, graduate exhibition, Cable Factory, Helsinki
Gallery Räikkälä, scholarship exhibition, Kankaanpää
1994
Young Artists’ Exhibition, Kunsthalle Helsinki
Gallery Art Leonardo, Tampere
Gallery Brinkkala, Turku
1993
Young Artists’ Exhibition, Kunsthalle Helsinki
Gallery Art Leonardo, Tampere

REPRESENTED

State of Finland
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki
Oulu Art Museum
Museum of Contemporary Art, Tampere
Tampere Art Museum
City of Tampere
City of Kankaanpää
The Fine Arts Association of Finland

PUBLIC COMMISSIONS

2007
State of Mind, Pirkkala
2005
Kehon Rakennus & Purku Oy (Body Building & Demolition Ltd.), Siilitie School, Helsinki
2004
How low/high can you go? Tampere congregation
Apple tree arm, (Kalkamo-Ryhänen), Open air art museum at Pedvale, Latvia
1999
Muodonmuutos-aineenvaihdunta (Metamorphosis – Metabolism), Takahuhti, Tampere
1997
Esteitä (Hindrances), (Kalkamo-Ryhänen), Huittinen
1995
Series of Small Sculptures, Kankaanpää
1994
Pelle (Clown) (Kalkamo-Ryhänen), Jalava daycare center, Kankaanpää

OTHER ACTIVITIES

2007
International iron casting workshop
2006
Artist in residence, Oaxaca, Mexico (also –99)
2002
Artist in residence, Athens, Greece
2001
Artist in residence, Visual Arts Foundation in USA, New York, USA
2000
International iron casting workshop, Veszprém, Hungary
1998
International stone carving workshop, Safaköy, Turkey
1996
Ceramics workshop, Lagos, Portugali

MEMBERSHIPS

Association of Finnish Sculptors
The Artists’ Association of Tampere

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2007
Tapani Pennanen: Virtauksia – City of Tampere Art Collection, exhibition catalogue
2006
Matti Kalkamo: Breaking the Mould, The first Cypriot-Finnish Art Exhibition, exhibition catalogue
1999
Matti Velhonoja: Aikamuoto (Tempus), Visual Arts in the 1990s’ in Tampere, exhibition catalogue
1997
Matti Kalkamo: Paper Worlds, Six Scenes from Finland and Switzeland, exhibition catalogue