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S A I J A   K I V I K A N G A S

b. 1984 Mikkeli, Finland 

Live and works in Helsinki & Lahti, Fi

 

”Art is to me necessary way to exist and handle life, humanity, society, politic and universe. Art is philosophy, it´s a question and answer in a same word.”

 

EDUCATION

2016- xx, MFA, Helsinki’s Academy of Fine Arts, Finland

2005- 09, BFA, Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Institute of Fine Arts, Finland

2008- 08, AKI, Art Academy voor Beeldende Kunsten, Enschede, Netherland

2004- 05, Peoples college of Liminka, Department of Fine Arts, Finland

 

SOLO EXPOS

2017 Dead woman´s paintings, Message from a future / Kuolleen naisen maalauksia, Viesti tulevaisuudesta, Serlachius residenssi, Aleksanterin linna, Mänttä, Fi

2016 Time Matter 2 / Ajan aine 2, Ti-La 2016, Jyväskylä, Fi

2016 Time Matter / Ajan aine, Galleria Huuto, Jätkä1, Helsinki, Fi

2015 Dead woman´s paintings, Theater show & Solo expo / Kuolleen naisen maalauksia, esitys & yksityisnäyttely, Teatteri vanha Juko, Lahti, Fi

2015 Altonova Lateral Gallery, Web gallery

2014 Paintings of Perfect Circles/ Maalauksia täydellisistä ympyröistä, Galleria Jangva, Helsinki, Fi

2014 When is it Perfect? / Milloin se on täydellinen? Taidekeskus Mältinranta, Tampere, Fi

2013 Calculated incompleteness / Laskelmoitu keskeneräisyys, Promenadigalleria, Hyvinkää, Fi

2013 Black off 3 / Musta pois 3, Vanha Raatihuoneen galleria, Turku, Fi

2013 Dead woman´s paintings / Kuolleen naisen maalauksia, Galleria Aarni, Espoo, Fi

2013 Black off 2 / Musta pois 2, Poriginal galleria, Pori, Fi

2012 Black off / Musta pois, TM Galleria, Helsinki, Fi

2012 Lahti Block party, Lahti, Fi

2011 Broken / Hajalla, Galleria Kapriisi, Tampere, Fi

2011 Hidden reality / Kätketty realiteetti, Galleria Rantakasarmi, Helsinki, Fi

2010 Paintings, Hovikartanon Taidekeskus, Hauho, Fi

2010 Paintings, Rööperin Taidesalonki, Helsinki, Fi

2010 Composite / Komposiitti, Galleria Pirkko-Liisa Topelius, Helsinki, Fi

 

GROUP & COLLECTIVE EXPOS (SELECTED)

2018 Masters Salon Painting KoMASK competition, Antwerp, Be (invitational)

2018 The Paulo Foundation invitational exhibition, The Immaterial Quality of Distance, Project Room, Helsinki, Fi

2018 Portrait of the President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö, 5.6. – 2.9.2018, Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki, Fi

2018 Tiloissa, Summer exhibition, Art Center Haihatus, Joutsa, Fi (invitational)

2018 Rajallisia tilaisuuksia, Exhibition Laboratory, Helsinki, Fi

2015 LKK, Galleria Uusi Kipinä, Lahti, Fi

2014 Hetkinen XIX Mänttä Art Festivals, Mänttä, Fi (invitational)

2013 Seeing City, in Disainöö night Festival, Tallinn, Est (invitational)

2012 Seeing City, The Art Häme 12, Malski Arena, Lahti, Fi (invitational)

2011 Tahallaan, Young artists Triennal, Kulttuurikeskus Poleeni, Pieksämäki, Fi (invitational)

2010 Artist 2010, Tampere, Fi

2010 The Art of Basware, a Young art Competition, Sanomatalo, Helsinki, Fi

2009 SkJL 09, Museum of Fine Arts in Kouvola, Fi

2009 More artist, Kaapeli tehdas, Puristamo, Helsinki, Fi

2008 Wizard of Mess, Enschede, Ned (invitational)

2008 Wall of Statements, Venues, Aberdeen, Braunschweig, Bristol, Enschede, Istanbul, Muenster, Strasbourg, Wroclaw

2008 Transforms, Fase2, Enschede, Ned (invitational)

2008 Hawerkamp, Muenster, Ger (invitational)

2007 Xetmuseum, Botkyrka, Swe (invitational)

2007 If walls could speak, Kerava Art Museum, Fi

2007 If walls could speak, Botkyrka Konsthall, Swe

2006 Slave & Master, Galleria 3H+k, Pori, Fi

2006 Slave & Master, Galleria Rajatila, Tampere, Fi

2006 Jihuu! Tetra-avajaiset!!!, Galleria Maatila, Helsinki, Fi

2006 Second Round, Taidepanimo, Lahti, Fi

2006 Suomen ykkösnäyttely, With Janne Nabb, Maria Teeri, Erkki Nampajärvi, Jyrki Nissinen, Vesa-Antti Puumalainen, Arthall Anna, Iisalmi, Fi

 

VIDEO WORKS / ANIMATIONS

2016 “Color animation”, Ti-La 2016, Jyväskylä, Fi

2011 “Aurinko sirut”, Sounds Eeva Lampela, Kinos 11, Short Film Festival, Kino Iiris, Lahti, Fi

2007 “Garlic Animation K-18”, Kerava Art Museum, Fi

 

PERFORMANCES / THEATER

2016 Halko #2, Theater workshop + 1 show, Teatteri vanha Juko, Lahti, Fi

2015- 16 Dead woman´s paintings / Kuolleen naisen maalauksia, Theater show, Manuscript, Acting. Group; Saija Kivikangas, Minja Koski, Linda Wallgren, Jussi-Pekka Parviainen, Nadja Räikkä, Teatteri vanha Juko, Lahti, Fi

2014 Circle performance with Heikki Mäntymaa, Galleria Jangva, Helsinki, Fi

2014 Painting performance to camera with Sanna Kaesmae, Galleria Jangva, Helsinki, Fi

2011 “Do not touch”, Ovi Rivoon, The Art and Design Centre Ars Auttoinen, Padasjoki, Fi

2008 Eyeglasses performance with Miriam Nieva, AKI + Conservatorium Festival, Het Dan Van De Autonimie, Enschede, Ned

2007 If walls could speak, video + installation with Ona Taskinen, Botkyrka Konsthall, Swe

2006 “Banana means work to someone”, “Head practice”, Video Performances, Maatila, Helsinki, Fi

 

WORKS IN COLLECTIONS / PUBLIC

Portrait of the President Sauli Niinistö of the Republic of Finland, made together with 100 artist. The Collection of The Prime Ministers Office Finland

The”Rainbow loop”, Public sculpture, HUS Meilahti, Fi

Mäntyharju Municipality

Art Center Salmela

Lahti region association on Art Museum

Design foundation

Saskiat, Oulu

Private collections

Tunnel painting with Ona Taskinen, Antti Lämsä, Lahti

 

MEMBERSHIPS

Finnish painters´ Union

Lahti Artist´s association

 

TRUST

2011 Lahti Artists´association member of a board

2011 Kauno Ry Deputy member of the boarsd

 

JURY / CURATOR JOBS

2016 Alumnilecture, Institute of Fine Arts, Lahti

2012 Forest, Bogey and I, Lahti, Fi

2011 Lahti society of Artists member´s expo, Galleria Uusi Kipinä, Lahti, Fi

2006 Institute of Fine Arts student´s expo, Kankaanpää, Fi

 

GRANTS / SUBSIDIES / SPONSORS

2018 The Paulo Foundation, Exhibition stipend

2015 6kk, Art Promotion Centre Finland, Häme

2015 Finnish Cultural Foundation, Päijät-Häme / Dead Woman´s paintings theater show group

2014 Kauno ry

2013 1-year, Finnish Cultural Foundation, Päijät-Häme

2013 Mäntyharjun väri

2013 Kauno ry

2012 Display grant, Arts Council of Finland

2012 Kauno ry

2011 Scholarship, Pieksämäki artist´s association

2011 2 x Kauno ry

2011 1-year, Arts Council of Finland

2010 2 x Kauno ry

2009 Design Foundation

2009 Lahti Region Association of Art Museum

 

RESIDENCIES / COURSES / SYMPOSIUMS

2017 Helsinki Academy of Fine Arts Residence, Berlin, Ge

2017 MFA trip with Helsinki Academy of Fine Arts to Venice, Italy

2017 Serlachius Residency, 1 month, Mänttä, Fi

2016 Expo trip to London, with Helsinki Academy of Fine Arts, UK

2013 Art Centre Salmela, 3,5 months,  Mäntyharju, Fi

2012 Arts Council of Häme, 2 months, Berlin, Ge

2011 Väinä Tanner Foundation, 2 months, Mazzano Romano, It

2007 If wall could speak, Media Art Project, Botkyrka, Swe/ Fi

2006 Slave & Master, Experimental painting symposium, MVET

2006 Imatra / Lahti / Saint-Petersburg, Landscape painting camp