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Kaija Papu

kaija(at)kaijapapu.com

 

Feel free to contact me if you want my art in your gallery, museum or on your wall.

 

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Previous Youtube channel: www.youtube.com/user/MrKaijaPapu

Photo on this page by Aleksi Martikainen, other photos on this website are mine, if not otherwise noted.

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Born 1980, Saarijärvi, Finland

Lives and works in Tampere, Finland

 

 

EDUCATION

2002-2006    BA, TAMK University of Applied Sciences, School of Art and Media, Tampere, Finland

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 Everyday I love You Less And Less, Restaurant 931, Tampere, Finland

2015 Day Tripper, Rezina –Fridge Door Gallery, Tampere, Finland

2015 My Body Is My Temple, Gulleria –Fridge Door Gallery, Tampere, Finland

2015 Suuri eläinnäyttely, (Huge Animal Exhibition) Punainen kirja –Fridge Door Gallery, Tampere, Finland

2015 LOVERDOSE -Arsi Fennica 2015 Art Prize exhibition, Kaamos Anderson Pop Up -museum, Tampere

2014 King of All the Animals, Island Fridge -Fridge Door Gallery, Suvisaaristo, Espoo, Finland

2014 Life Is Life, StereoKasitonni -Fridge Door Gallery, Sahalahti, Finland

2009 Drawing Attention, Galleria Rajatila, Tampere, Finland

2008 Kaikki oli täydellistä!, (Everything was perfect!), Galleri Sinne, Helsinki, Finland

2008 Kaikki oli täydellistä!, (Everything was perfect!), Galleria Kohina, Joensuu, Finland

2007 Rakastan sinua ikuisesti, (I Love You Forever), Galleria Huoltamo, Tampere, Finland

2004 Toisen kuvan oma puoli, (Own Side Of Other's Image), Ikuinen Galleria-gallery, Tampere, Finland

2003 työskentely/ näyttely, (exhibition/working), Työmaakoppi-movable art space, Tampere, Finland

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 (upcoming) Knitted Visions, Kerava Art Museum, Kerava, Finland

2016 (upcoming) XXI Mänttä Art Festival, Mänttä, Finland

2015 The 6th Pirkanmaa Triennial, Galleria Saskia Tampere, Finland

2015 Koko kansan rakastama piirustusdialogi, (Nation Wide Loved Drawing Dialogue), Mältinranta Art Center Studio, Tampere, Finland

2013 Heavy Merry Finland Dutch Connection, Galleria Titanik, Turku, Finland

2013 Suurin kaikista on rakkaus?, (All You Need Is Love?) Wäinö Aaltonen Museum, Turku, Finland

2012 POLAROID, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland

2012 Camouflage, Kiasma – Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland

2012 Pirkanmaan 5. Triennaali, (The Fifth Pirkanmaa Triennial), Tampere, Finland

2011 Haute Couture, Honkahovi Art centre, Mänttä, Finland

2010 Planting ideas, D.I.V.O. Institute, Kolin, Czech Republic

2010 Linnun uni, (Aviary Dream), Purnu Art Centre, Orivesi, Finland

2009 The 4th Pirkanmaa Triennial, Tampere Artmuseum / Mediatunnel, Tampere, Finland

2009 Sateenkaaren tuolla puolen, (The Other Side of The Rainbow), Gallery G18, Helsinki, Finland

2009 Kierrätystä, (Recycling) – exhibition by the Artists' Association of Finland, Artmuseum of Riihimäki, Riihimäki, Finland

2009 Scandinavia –Young Thoughts about Tellus, Stockholm, Sweden

2009 TAJU 09 - Sense of Reality, Hyvinkää Art museum, Hyvinkää, Finland

2009 Money, money, money..., Raisio museum Harkko, Raisio, Finland

2009 MEGALOMANIA / Huoltamo 3-years –jubilee exhibition, Galleria Huoltamo, Tampere, Finland

2009 Exhibition by Tampere based artists, Miskolc museum, Karton Szalon – exhibition space, Miskolc, Hungary

2008 Taiteilijat 2008, (Artists 2008), Artists' Association of Finland: Artists' 113rd Annual Exhibition, Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art, Vaasa, Finland

2008 Create Another Genderation, part of the LaD.I.Y.fest Berlin program, Café Dumpling, Berlin, Germany

2008 Haihara 08 –kutsunäyttely, (Haihara 08-invitation exhibition), Haihara Art centre, Tampere, Finland

2008 Oranki Art -environmental art exhibition, Oranki, Finland

2008 ARS Kärsämäki 2008, Kärsämäki, Finland

2008 DRAW IN, 00130Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

2007 Art Fair Suomi ’07, Gallery Muu, Helsinki, Finland

2006 Etsitään tilaa, (Looking for Space), graduate exhibition, Central square, Tampere, Finland

2005 Ole ihminen, (Be a human), Mältinranta Artcenter, Tampere, Finland

2005 Foto Festiwal, The 4th International Festival Of Photography In Lodz, Lodz, Poland

2004 RajatON, the national youth drawing exhibition, Joensuu, Finland

 

VIDEOFESTIVALS AND –DISPLAYS

2011 Oulu music video festival (OMVF), national competition and display series, Oulu, Finland

2010 Oulu music video festival (OMVF), national competition series, Oulu, Finland

2009 Kurye International Video Festival, Istanbul, Turkey

2009 Finland in Full Colour, VerdensKulturCentret, Copenhagen, Denmark

2008 FRESH!-club, Tampere Film Festival, Tampere, Finland

2007 Spark Video Canada: FeatherWeight, London, Canada

2007 Trunk/The Nordic Art Video Festival, Östersund, Sweden

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2013-2004 Kuvatus- series. Autobiographical small press comic together with Aino Louhi. Publishers Kaino-Kustanne and Sarjakuvayhdistys Kaino Ry. Series so far: Kuvatus10 (2013), Kuvatus3 (2010), Kuvatus4 (2007), Kuvatus6 (2006), Kuvatus7 (2005), Kuvatus12 (2005) ja Kuvatus (2004)

2010 Kadonneet helmet, (Lost Pearls), Kaino-Productions, small press comic book made with Aino Louhi

2009-2010 In Love With Timo –serie, four foldable mini comics first published in Kiasma magazine and then by Kaino-Productions

2009 Totally Sweet Love Awesomeness, Kaino-Productions, small press comic book

2009 Rodeokingi, (Rodeo King), Kaino-Productions, small press comic book

2009 Fox Trouble, Kaino-Productions, small press comic book

2007 Show me some sisu, Kaino-Productions, small press comic book made with Aino Louhi

2005 I’m Not Wearing, Kaino-Productions, small press comic book

2004 Mulle kelpaa kolikot, (I Take Coins), Kaino-Productions, small press comic book

2004 Mun pulla vs sun pulla, (My bun vs your bun), Kaino-Productions, small press comic book made with Aino Louhi.

 

RESIDENCIES

2012 Residency of the Arts Council of Pirkanmaa, one week, Berlin, Germany

2008 Residency of the Arts Council of Pirkanmaa, one week, Prague, Czech Republic

2008 Taf taf, Dakar, Senegal

 

COLLECTIONS

Hyvinkää Art Museum’s collections, Hyvinkää, Finland

MUU Gallery’s sales collection, Helsinki, Finland

The Central Museum of Labour, Tampere, Finland

 

GRANTS AND PRIZES

2015 Grant to support artistic work, Arts Promotion Center Finland

2015 Grant for exhibition costs, Arts Promotion Center Finland

2015 Grant for exhibition costs, Arts Promotion Center Finland, Pirkanmaa Art Council

2012 Youth Service grant for Skate and Rebuild-group, City of Tampere

2011 Grant to support artistic work, Arts Council of Finland

2010 1-year grant, Svenska kulturfonden, Finland

2009 Grant to execute an exhibition, Tampere city

2009 1-year grant, Svenska kulturfonden, Finland

2009 Environmental Art Piece of the year 2008, Maailman onnellisin puu (The Happiest Tree in the World), together with Aino Louhi, Finnish Environmental Art Foundation

2008 Grant to execute an art project, Majaoja foundation, Finland

2008 Grant to support artistic work, Grönqvist foundation, Finland

2007 1-year grant, Svenska kulturfonden, Finland