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Personal Data


Annu Kapulainen
Born in 1975 in Helsinki, Finland
Lives and works in Helsinki

Studies


2020- Aalto University, School of Art, Design and Architecture, Department of Art, Master’s programme of Art Education, Finland
2003 Master of Fine Arts, Moscow State Academic Art Institute named after V.I. Surikov
1996-2003 Moscow State Academic Art Institute named after V.I. Surikov, department of painting
1994-1995 Art School Maa, Helsinki
1994 Helsinki High School of Fine Arts, graduate

Solo Exhibitions in Finland


2022 HAA Gallery, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland (upcoming)
2021 Gallery Rajatila, Tampere, Finland
2020 Gallery Loop, Lapinlahti, Helsinki, Finland
2019, -11, -06 Pisto Gallery, Vantaa
2018 Autumn is the Summer gone crazy, Jetty Barracks Gallery, Helsinki
and Gallery Kulma, Art Factory, Porvoo
2016 An attempt to get deeper the surface, Gallery of Malmi Culture house, Helsinki
2014 Red and White countries, Gallery Huuto Jätkäsaari 1, Helsinki
2014 Red and Whites, Gallery Katariina studio, Helsinki
2012 Victory Days, Gallery Myymälä2, Helsinki
2011 Games of Don Juan and other pictures, Gallery Kajava, Helsinki
2011 Games of Don Juan, Drawing Gallery D5, Cable Factory, Helsinki
2009 Memories, Gallery Kajava, Helsinki
2008 Journey, 00130Gallery, Helsinki
2005 Little Stories, gallery Jangva, Helsinki

Solo Exhibitions Abroad


2014 Reflection, New Exhibition Hall of the State Museum of Urban Sculpture,
Saint Petersburg, Russia
2007 Pâris, Gallery Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France

Group Exhibitions in Finland


2022 Pro Figura, Imatra Art museum, Finland (upcoming)
2020 Erotic art Vol. 2, Gallery Pirkko-Liisa Topelius, Helsinki, Finland
2019 Pro Figura, Artist House in Järvenpää
2017 Wunderbaum, juried Christmas exhibition of Helsinki Artists’ Association, Gallery Katariina, Helsinki
2015 ArtHelsinki Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery Johan S, Messukeskus, Helsinki
2013 Kylässä naapurissa / Visiting the neighbourhood, Gallery of The Institute of Adult Education in Helsinki
2011 Introspective, Drawing Gallery D5, Cable Factory, Helsinki
2010 Keine Angst, wir filzen dich nicht!, gallery Myymälä2, Helsinki
2010 Facing otherness, Jetty Barracks Gallery, Helsinki
2008 Exhibition of Finnish Artists’ Studio Foundation, Gallery Kajava, Helsinki
2008 Into the Light, gallery of Kanneltalo, Helsinki
2006 00130Gallery group part 2, Dogville, gallery of Kanneltalo, Helsinki
2005 00130Gallery group part 1, gallery of Kanneltalo, Helsinki
2005 Tusovka-art, gallery MUU, Helsinki
2003 My Russia, Russian Centre of Culture and Science, Helsinki
2001 Tones of Russia, Russian Centre of Culture and Science, Helsinki
2001 Faces of Helsinki, gallery Toukokuu, Helsinki (with Dmitri Zudov)

Collective Exhibitions in Finland


2021 First International Festival of Manuports, Kohta kunsthalle, Helsinki
2021 90-jubilee exhibition of Viipuri Artists’ Association, Cable Factory, Helsinki
2019, 2016 Christmas exhibitions of Helsinki Artists’ Association, Gallery Katariina, Helsinki
2015 Virta / Stream, exhibition of the Artists’ Union of Helsinki, gallery of Kanneltalo, Helsinki
2015 25-jubilee exhibition of Finnish Artists’ Studio Foundation, Gallery Kajava, Helsinki
2011 Exhibition of Aune and Seppo Hikipää collection, South-Karelia Art Museum,
Lappeenranta
2010 Counterforce, Street gallery project of Helsinki Artists’ Association, Helsinki
2009 According to Nature, biennale of Artists’ Union of Helsinki, gallery of Kanneltalo, Helsinki
2009, 2008 Summer exhibitions of the Artists’ Union of Helsinki, Jetty Barracks Gallery, Helsinki
2008 Exhibition of Finnish Artists’ Studio Foundation in Vallila, Gallery Kajava, Helsinki
2008 Riita / Fight, The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, Tampere
2008 Draw in, international drawing exhibition, 00130Gallery, Helsinki
2006, 2005 Christmas exhibitions of Vantaa Artists’ Association, Gallery Gjutars, Vantaa
2005 Hot, summer exhibition of Vantaa Artists’ Association, Gallery Gjutars, Vantaa
2005 Art of Analyste, exhibition of competition for young artists,
Mediatori, Sanomatalo, Helsinki
2004 RajatOn / Unlimited, all-Finnish exhibition of young artists,
Art Centre Ahjo, Joensuu

Group and Collective Exhibitions Abroad


2022 Gallery Foje, Trakai, Lithuania (upcoming)
2019, -17, -16 Arteground Baltic Art Festival, City gallery of Viljandi
and The Kondas Centre, Viljandi, Estonia
2015 Truth – Happiness?, Arteground-artist group, Stenhallen, Öland, Sweden
2015 Gallery Espacio, Benalmadena, Spain (with Michael Rahikainen)
2012 Die Zeit – The Time, Arteground-artist group, Gallery Wagner + Partner, Berlin, Germany
2012 Her Presence In Colours X, Art Museum Ho Chi Ming City, Vietnam
2011 Finnish Art Mix, exhibition of Vantaa Artists’ Association, Berchtoldvilla, Salzburg, Austria
2011 Portrait – New in View, Berchtoldvilla, Salzburg, Austria
2010 Keine Angst, wir filzen dich nicht!, Galerie5020, Salzburg, Austria
2008 Stop! Who is coming?, international biennale of young artists, Moscow Museum of Contemporary Arts, Moscow, Russia
2008 250-jubilee year exhibition of Art Academy of Russian federation, Malyi Manezh, Moscow, Russia
2007 Ensemble(s), Gallery Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
2005 Memory, international exhibition of young artists, Moscow Museum of Contemporary Arts, Moscow, Russia
2003 Art International-03, Centralnyi Dom Hudozhnika, Moscow, Russia

Public and Official Ordered Works


2018 Portrait of Risto Saarinen, Porvoo City’s Waterworks
2010-2011 Portrait of Kari Ape, Helsinki Artcraft and Industry Association
2008 Portrait of Antti Viinikka, Haaga-Helia

Works in Collections


Helsinki Saskia / Maria Academy
City of Salzburg
Academy of Fine Arts of Russian Federation
Private art collections

Grants


2021, 2020 Arts Promotion Centre Finland
2020 Kiira & Kalle Koroma’s Fund
2014 Arts Promotion Centre Finland
2010 Artists’ Association of Finland
2010 Salzburg city
2008 Frame Finnish Fund for Art Exchange
2008, 2006 Artist grant of Vantaa city
2007 Cité Internationale des Arts
2005 Finnish Central Committee of Arts

Artist in Residency


2013 Studio apartment of House of Finland, Saint Petersburg, Russia
2010 Marbella Studio Building of the Artists’ Association of Finland, Marbella, Spain
2010 Berchtoldvilla, Salzburg, Austria
2008, 2007 Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France

Memberships


Finnish Painters’ Union
Helsinki Artists’ Association
Viipuri Artists’ Association
Visual Artists’ Copyright Association Kuvasto

Confidential Posts


2010-2011 Member of the board of Helsinki Artists’ Association
2009-2011 Member of the residency committee of Vantaa Artists’ Association

Further Artistic Activity


2012-2013 Poster and pictures of the scene of Ottaa sydämestä, Seela Sella / Pain in my heart -theatre play, Alexander Theatre, Savoy Theatre, Theatre of Tampere and several City theatres in Finland
(premiere 24.1.2013, Culture Centre Stoa, Helsinki)
2012 Painting consulting for a role of the painter Venny Soldan-Brofelt in the play Omatunto / Conscience City Theatre of Helsinki, Finland (premiere 14.2.2013)
2008 Organizer of exhibition Uncomfortable art, 00130Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
2005 Organizer of exhibition Tusovka-art, gallery MUU, Helsinki, Finland
2004 Organizer of exhibition ArtWar, Culture Arena Gloria, Helsinki, Finland

Teaching in Fine Arts


2019-2020 Supervisor of diploma work, Free Art School, Helsinki, Finland
2018- Composition course for 2nd-year students, Free Art School, Helsinki, Finland
2017- Composition course for 1st-year students, Free Art School, Helsinki, Finland
2019 Part-time teacher of fine art, Institute of Adult Education in Helsinki, Finland (Acrylic painting)
2016-2017 Open class of nude model drawing, Free Art School, Helsinki, Finland
2015, -13, -12 Member of the jury of diploma work, Espoo School of Art, Finland
2009-2015 Training planner of fine art, Finnish Adult Education Centre of the City of Helsinki, Finland 
2006- Part-time teacher of fine art, Finnish Adult Education Centre of the City of Helsinki, Finland
2005- Part-time teacher of fine art, Institute of Adult Education in Vantaa, Finland