A N N U  W I L E N I U S
CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Annu-Johanna Wilenius
Born 1974 in Helsinki, Finland
Phone: +358-(0)50-4066907
Email: annuwilenius(at)gmail.com

 

EDUCATION

2007-                Doctoral Candidate, Aalto University, Department of Art, Finland.
2009                 Master of Philosophy, major in History of Ideas, University of Oulu, Finland.
2003                 Bachelor of Philosophy, major in History of Ideas, courses in History of Art & Architecture, Gender & Curatorial Studies, University of Stockholm
2000                 Master of Arts Degree, University of Art and Design, with a Major in Photography, Helsinki, Finland.
1997                 Bachelor of Arts Degree, University of Art and Design, Department of Photography, Helsinki, Finland.
1995-96           Icelandic College of Art and Crafts, Department for Multimedia, Reykjavík, Iceland.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2010                          Galleri Sinne, “The Raft, the River and the Plumtree”, in collaboration with Oula Salokannel, Helsinki, Finland
2008                          Galleria 3H+K, “Green House”, in collaboration with Tiina Mielonen, Pori, Finalnd
2007                          Vanha Ylioppilastalo, Megapolis 2022,”Of the House I Grew Up in…”, Helsinki, Finland
2007                          Galleria Hidamari, “Nature Conceptions”, Kofu, Japan
2006                          Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, “Landscape Studies”, Helsinki, Finland
2005                          Northern Photographic Centre, ”Fir-tree Project”, Oulu, Finland.
                                  Het Wilde Weten, “Fir-Tree Project”, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2004                          Galleria Huuto, ”Landscape Projects”, Helsinki, Finland.
                                  SÌM Gallery, ”Icelandic Reality”, Reykjavík, Iceland.
2001                          Finnish Museum of Photography, ”Ambivalence”, Helsinki, Finland.
1999                          The Esplanade Stage, ”Still Life”, Helsinki, Finland.

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014
Utopia, dytopia, scifi ja kaupunkitila, Pori Biennaali, St.Isak's #2 in collaboration with Oula Salokannel, Pori, Finland
Meanwhile, elsewhere, Galleria Huuto visiting Galleri Kunstschlager, Reykjavík, Iceland

2012                         
AARGH! Gallery Huuto 10 Years, Helsinki Pavilion in collaboration with Oula Salokannel, Jätkäsaari L3, Helsinki, Finland
Mänttä Art Festival, Mindscapes I-III in collaboration with Sedbazarin Ganzug, Mänttä, Finland

2011                         
Bare House.Ulaanbaatar, Ulaanbaatar Pavilion in collaboration with Oula Salokannel, Of the House I Grew up in...,
Zanabazar Fine Arts Museum, Ulaanbaatr, Mongolia

2010                         
Pori Art Museum / Pori Cotton Mill, Bare House. Pori –Rotterdam-Ulaanbaatar, St.Isak's #1, Raft, River and Plumtree in collaboration with Oula Salokannel,
Thoughts in/of Between, Pori, Finland

2009       
Land Art / Art Camp 09, Xanadu Art Gallery, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
RAIR Foundation at Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Finland in Full Color, Verdens Kultur Centret, Copenhagen, Denmark
Terminaali, Kankaanpää Art School, Kankaanpää, Finland
SUOKISSA, One Day Art Fest, Suomenlinna, Finland

2008                         
Kerava Art Museum, Rovaniemi Art Museum, Pärnu Museum of New Art: Mongolia: Perception and Utopia, Kerava, Rovaniemi, Finland
/ Pärnu, Estonia
HIAP Project Room, Stories of Artistic Practice in Mongolia, Helsinki, Finland
Galleria 3H+K, Tiina Mielonen & Annu Wilenius: Green House, Pori, Finland

2007 
Hot wind, UMA Gallery, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
Portable Landscapes, Zanabazaar Fine Art Museum,  Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Kanegawa no Mori, Yamanshi Nature Reserve Park, Yamanashi, Japan, Yamanashi Prefectual Art Museum, NowHere, Yamanashi, Japan, A-Box, Ressurection, Kobe, Japan

2006
Northern Photographic Centre, “What’s Up North”, Oulu, Finland
Finnish Museum of Photography, “Disgustingly Delicious”, Helsinki, Finland, Korjaamo, “Helsinki International”, Helsinki, Finland
UMA Gallery, ”Perception and Utopia”, Ulaanbataar, Mongolia
Zanabazaar Museum of Fine Art, “Art Camp 2006”, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Salo Art Museum, “Green Art Trilogy”, Salo, Finland
SÌM Gallery, “Images of the North”, Reykjavík, Iceland

2005                         
UMA Gallery, ”Here is Not There”, Ulaanbataar, Mongolia

2004                         
Platform, ”CityMinds”, Vaasa, Finland.

2003                         
Galleria Huuto, ”Greetings”, Helsinki, Finland.

2002                         
ASÍ Listasafn, ”Hugmyndir um Frelsi”, Reykjavík, Iceland.
Mikkeli Photographic Centre, ”Humour in Finnish Photography”, Mikkeli, Finland

2001                         
Profounders Galleria, ”Lightness&Distance”, Helsinki, Finland

1999                         
Stockholm Art Fair, Gallery TAIK, Stockholm, Sweden

1998                         
The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland
Oxford University Press Gallery, ”Wilderness”, Oxford, UK


SEMINARS/CONFERENCES

2012                 IAA City and Nature Conference, Bologna, Italy
2012                 IAM- it’s all mediating, Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland
2012                 PhotoMedia Conference, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland
2010                 Diversities in Aesthetics, 18th international Congress of Aesthetics, Beijing, China
2010                 Environment, Aesthetics, and the Arts Conference, Lahti, Finland
2009                 Along The Great Wall: Architecture and Identity in China and Mongolia, Vienna University of Technology
2008                 Art of Research-Reasearch Narratives, Chelsea College of Art, London, UK
2008                 Mieke Bal seminar, “Of the House I Grew Up in…”, Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki
2008                 International Institute of Applied Aesthetics Summer School,
“Green Moonscapes – Grass Lawns as Urban Aesthetic Value in Contemporary Reykjavík”, Lahti


CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2014........................ World Tango Festival,At the Edge of the World Art Festival, in collaboration with Taina Rajanti,Tampere, Finland
2012 ....................... Art Goes Kapakka Art Festival Tsiigaa, in collaboration with SKY, Helsinki, Finland
2010-2011               Bare House. Pori - Rotterdam - Ulaanbaatar, Pori Art museum / Pori Cotton Mill, Pori , Finalnd (2010) / Zanabazar Fine Art Museum, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia(2011)
2008                          Art of Inhabitation: Modulations, in collaboration with Saara Hacklin, Pictura, Dordrecht,The Netherlands
2008                          Stories of Artistic Practice in Mongolia, exhibition and discussion panel, HIAP Project Space, Cable Factory, Helsinki, Finland
2008                          Mongolia: Perception and Utopia, group exhibition, in collaboration with Pirkko Siitari and Saara Hacklin, Kerava Art Museum, Rovanimei Art Museum, Finland and Pärnu Museum of New Art, Estonia
2006                          Art of Inhabitation, Asuttautumisia rotterdamilaisittain, in collaboration with Tiina Mielonen and Saara Hacklin, Galleria Huuto, Helsinki, Finland.
2006                          Locating Rotterdam, recidency presentations and discussion panel, HIAP Project Space, Cable Factory, Helsinki, Finland
2005                          Here is Not There, group exhibition in collaboration with Saara Hacklin and Tiina Mielonen, Uma Gallery, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia          
2005                          Science Fiction Sens Morale Revisited, symposium, in collaboration with Susanne Kriemann, Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

 

PUBLICATIONS
2014 ......................   At the Building Site / Bare house. Ulaanbaatar, Aalto University, editing, foreword & essay, Ulaanbaatar
2014                          Kuraattorit hyvässä ja pahassa, Mustekala, blog 23.01.2014 / Kaupunki kokemuksia Porista Ulaanbaatariin, Mustekala 2/2014, vol.55
2011                          PORI Artist-in-Residence First Five Years, Aalto University, Department of Art and Media Pori, editing and essay, Pori
2011                          Bare House. Pori-Rotterdam-Ulaanbaatar, Pori Art Museum / Aalto University, editing, foreword & essay, Pori
2010                          On Nomadic Urbanism and Other Oxymorons to Learn From, in LIBERTINE Magazine, Vienna
2008                          Mongolia: Perception and Utopia, introduction, essay and editing, Kerava Art Museum publications, Helsinki
2006                          Art of inhabitation, preface and editing, Studio 3005, Rotterdam
2005                          Fir-tree Project: an Experiment in Public Vandalism, self-published, Helsinki

WORKS IN COLLECTIONS
Arts Council, Sweden
Finnish Museum of Photography
Finnish Art Society
Arts Council, Finland + private collections

RESIDENCIES
2012(upcoming)     Stichting Kaus Australis, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (3 months)
2012                          Saaren kartano / Kone Foundation, Finland (2 months)
2011                          Blue Sun Contemporary Art Centre, Ulaanbaatar, Monoglia (6 months)
2011                          Satakunta Art Council Residency, Genova, Italy (1 month)
2009                          SÍM, Artists’ Association of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland (1 month)
2009                          Kaus Australis, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2 months)
2007                          Yamanashi International AIR, Yamanashi, Japan (2 months)
2006                          This Neck of the Woods, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2 weeks)
2005                          Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (4 months)
2004                          Kaus Australis, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (3 months)
                                    SÍM, Artists’ Association of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland (1 month)
1998                          Hafnarfjör∂ur Art Commune, Hafnarfjör∂ur, Iceland (3 months)

 

WORKSHOPS / COURSES (teaching)
2010                 Migrant Meanings. A Seminar on Photography. Reposaari, Finland
                           Mapping Intensities. Pori-Vilnius. In collaboration with HArri Laakso and Vytautas Michelkevicius, Finland & Lithuania
2009                 Against the Stream – Contesting the City in Art and Humanities / Politics of Landscape, in collaboration with Sami Louekari, University of Turku/ Aalto University, Dept. of Art and Media, Pori
2008                 Tension Workshop – Majapaja, in collaboration with Ana Rewakowicz, Pori School of Art and Media, University of Art and Design, Finland
2008                 Nature Conceptions and Science Fiction Workshop, Pori School of Art and Media, University of Art and Design, Finland
2008                 Elementary Curating, in collaboration with Harri Laakso, Pori School of Art and Media, University of Art and Design, Finland
2008                 Urban Places and Landscapes, Pori School of Art and Media, University of Art and Design, Finland

OTHER WORKING EXPERIENCE
2009-2010      Lecturer in theory of visual culture (deputy), Aalto University, Department of Art and Media Pori
1999-2007      Guide, discussion guide, KIASMA Museum for Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
2000-2002      Photography teacher, Medborgarskolan, Stockholm, Sweden
2000-2003      Personal assistant, City of Stockholm, Sweden
1994-1997      Gallery assistant, Photographic Gallery Finnfoto /Hippolyte, Helsinki, Finland