Sandra Kantanen

Sandra Kantanen – CV

Born 1974 in Helsinki, Finland. Lives and works in Hanko, Finland.

Education

2001 Central Academy of Fine art, Beijing China
1996-03 University of Art and Design, Helsinki MA – program of Photography
1995 Västra Nylands folkhögskola, Fine art
1994 Västra Nylands folkhögskola, Photography

Solo Exhibitions

2013 Stockholms sjukhem, commissioned artwork, Stockholm, SE
2012 Purdy Hicks Gallery, London, UK
2011 Korjaamo Gallery, Helsinki, FI
2010 Pobeda Gallery, Moscow, RUS
2009 Photographic gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki FI
2008 Shadow Images, Gallery TAIK, Berlin, DE
2005 Seydler AG Bank Frankfurt, Frankfurt, DE
2005 Landscape and variations, Galerie Anhava, Helsinki, FI
2005 Galleri Brandstrup, Oslo, NO
2005 Seydler AG Bank Frankfurt, DE
2003 Black Landscape, Galerie Anhava, Helsinki, FI

Group Exhibitions (selected)

2013 Museum Bad Arolsen “Blütenzauber – Fotografien und Installationen internationaler Künstler”, DE
2013 EMMA Espoo Museum of Modern Art ” Vesiputoussateenkaari ja muita tapahtumia luonnossa” FI
2013 Sensibility, Korjaamo Galleria, Helsinki, FI
2013 Summer Exhibition 2013, Purdy Hicks Gallery, London, UK
2012 ”7.Aalto- Taiteen Wihuri”, Helsinki Art Hall, FI
2012 Female View – Part 2, Fotoraum, Vienna, AT
2011 FLOWERS / TIME, DEATH AND BEAUTY FO.KU.S Foto Kunst Stadtforum Innsbruck, GE
2011 BFAMI auction Phillips de Pury, London, UK
2011 Bukowski Hörhammer autumnauction, Helsinki FI
2011 KIAF/11 Korea International Art Fair, KR
2011 Christphe Guye Galerie, Zurich CH
2011 Purdy Hicks Gallery, London UK
2011 Pyhäniemi Manor, Hollola, FI
2011 Nature Forte Korundi openingexhibition, Rovaniemi Art museum, FI
2011 Bukowski Hörhammer spring auction, Helsinki FI
2010 Highlighted, Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam, NL
2010 Ikkuna portfolio, Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, FI
2010 The Armory Show, Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York, US
2010 AIPAD Photography Show, Bryce Wolkowitz gallery, New York, US
2010 Echoes of Light, Photographic Centre Valokuvakeskus Nykyaika, Tampere, FI
2009 Internal and External Landscapes, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, JP
2008 Simple Life, Fiskars, FI
2008 Incertitudes de la vision, Brussels, BE
2008 100% Finlandais, Bordeaux City gallery, FR
2008 Aomori contemporary art center, Artist in residence, JP
2008 Views on Finnish photography, Nordic Art Works, London, UK
2008 Det blommar!, Galleri Elverket/Pro Artibus, Eknäs, FI
2007 Art Fair Finland, Union of artist photographers
2007 TAJU – Idän taju, Hyvinkää Artmuseum, Hyvinkää, FI
2007 Purdy Hicks Gallery, London, UK
2007 Stenersen museum, Oslo, NO
2007 London Artfair, Nordic Art Works, London, UK
2006 Flower as picture, Gallerie Anhava Helsinki, FI
2006 Paris Photo, Gallery TaiK, Paris, FR
2006 Naturally! Mogadishni Gallery, Copenhagen, DK
2006 Joutsenen jäljillä, Lasipalatsi Gallery/ LUME center, Helsinki, FI
2006 Artek house, Housefair, Espoo, FI
2006 The Helsinki School, Brussels, BE
2006 The Helsinki School, Borås konsthall, Borås, SE
2005 Copenhagen Art Fair, Gallerie Brandstrup, DK
2005 Art Fair Helsinki, Union of artist photographers annual exhibition, Helsinki, FI
2005 Stockholm Art Fair, Galerie Anhava, SE
2005 Art Fair Berlin, Gallerie Anhava, Berlin, DE
2005 Helsinki School, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, SE
2004 Galerie Roellin/Duerr, St Gallen, CH
2004 CAFA gallery, Beijing, CN
2004 ”30 by TaiK”, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, FI
2004 Artforum Berlin, gallerie Anhava, Berlin, DE
2004 The Helsinki School, Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense, DK
2004 Fotofinlandia finalist exhibition at Finnish Museum of Photography/Oulu City Art Museum, FI
2003 HANKI -03 Union of artist photographers annual exhibition, FI
2003 Artissima, Galerie Anhava, Torino, IT
2003 Landscape Now, City Art Museum, Mikkeli, FI
2003 Art Forum Berlin, Galerie Anhava, Berlin, DE
2003 Stockholm Art fair, Galerie Anhava, Stockholm, SE
2002 Art Forum Berlin, Gallery TAIK, Berlin, DE
2002 Kultur-Räume Norden: An der Schwelle des Unbekannten, Kulturabteilung Bayer, Leverkusen, DE
2002 Masters of art, Museum of photography, Helsinki, FI
2002 Artissima Torino, Galerie Anhava, Torino, IT
2001 CAFA department of photography, Beijing, JP
2001 Bordets Lust och Lov, Millesgården, Stockholm, SE
2001 Gallery Brandstrup, Oslo, NO
2001 Stockholm Art Fair, Gallery TaiK, Stockholm, SE
2000 Having a ball, video installation, Profounders gallery, Helsinki, FI
2000 (SIC), CuLTUREN, Västerås, SE
2000 Takaikkuna, photo.doc, KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, FI
1999 Bengtskär – projekti, City gallery of Hankoo, FI
1999 Yksityisnäyttely, Gallery Naisten Huone, Helsinki, FI
1998 Rantaviiva – projekti, Gallery ATSKI, Helsinki, FI
1997 Näkymätön kaupunki – Invisible city, Gallery ATSKI, Helsinki, FI
1996 Gallery FOKUS, Karjaa, FI
1995 Photogallery ZEBRA, Karjaa, FI
1995 Sekvens, Kirjakaapeli, Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki, FI

Grants

2012 Arts Council of Finland/ working grant
2010 Arts Council of Finland/ publication grant
2008 Aomori Contemporary Art center, Japan
2008 Artist in residence grant
2007 Oskar Öflund grantfund
2007 Kordelin foundation
2006 Swedish Art council
2006 Arts Council of Finland
2005 FRAME Finnish fund for art exchange
2005 Swedish art council working grant
2004 Arts Council of Finland
2004 Swedish art council working grant
2002 Swedish art council
2002 FRAME foundation for Finnish art exchange
2002 University of Art & Design scholarship
2000 Sleipnir NIFCA
1999 Scholarship of Ministry of education

Publications (selected):

“Omsikt-konsten på Stockholms Sjukhem”, Alistair Hicks -Själens landskap AM Publications 2013
niin&näin philosophical quarterly issue 3/2013
Fourthdoor review, issue 9/2013 “Sandra Kantanen – The Finnish photograher turning nature into a new kind of blur.”
Sandra Kantanen ”Landscapes” , Hatje Cantz Verlag 2011
Fantom photographic quarterly, portfolio issue 07 2011 Italy
The New Yorker, photo booth by Elisabeth Biondi, 25.2. 2011
Fantom photographic quarterly, cover issue 06 2011 Italy
“A Female View”, The Helsinki school vol.4 Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2011
Documentary film, “På okända vatten” FST5 2011, 58min
“Maalauksen ja valokuvan välissä” Anu Uimonen, HS 17.12.2011
“Kantanen tar fotografiet på utflykt”, Synnöve Rabb, HBL 10.12.2011
“Dimmiga och drömlika vyer”, Helen Korpak HBL 10.12.2011
Kotivinkki 1/2012 Avoimet ovet
Gloria joulukuu 2011, “Kuvankaunista”
“Katso maisemaa”, helmet Olivia-lehti tammikuu 2012
“Täydellistä maisemaa etsimässä” Umami nettijulkaisu, 1.12.2011
Groove FM Beijing Bop19.12.2011
Rondo Classic, Ikkuna itään 2.1.2012
Radio Vega, Kulturtimmen, 5.12.2011
Radio 86 “Sandra Kantanen maalaa kameralla kiinalaisia sielunmaisemia “ Suvi Veijola 19.12.2011
Pixel, FST5, 21.12.2011
Rain TV Russia, tv interview, 23.10.2010
Russian Photo Magazine, ”Intrigued by russian orthodoxy” 30.11. 2010
Ilona Hietanen ”Luovuus asuu kivikaupungissa” HS 14.7.2010
”Suomalaisia Nykytaiteilijoita lähikuvassa” WSOY 2010
Matthias Harder ”Flower Power”, Dumont Buchverlag 2010
The Moscow Times ”Landscapes by Sandra Kantanen at Pobeda Gallery”
The Japan Times ”A cool show at Shiseido” 17.7.2009
Takeo Desk Diary 2010, Takeo publishing house, Japan
Dan Sundell, ”Vårblom i bergen” HBL culture 26.10.2009
”Internal and External Landscapes” Shisedo Gallery publications 2009
Mikiko Kikuta, ”Interview with Sandra Kantanen”, Invisible man magazine nr.1 2009 Japan
”Tangent” Aomori Contemporary Art Center, Artist in residence catalogue 2008
”3.Europäisher Monat der Fotografie Berlin”, Klaus Wowereit 2008
”100% Finlandais” TV interview, Sandra Kantanen, HC berg, Kim Simonson, Saara Ekström. FST YLE Ratatosk 2008
The Helsinki School, ” New Photograhy by Taik” Hatje Cantz verlag, 2007
Timo Valjakka, ”Itäiset vaikutteet panevat miettimään” Helsingin Sanomat 20.6.2007
Sandra Kantanen, ”Maisema ja muunnelmia” 2005 gallerie Anhava
The Helsinki School, ”Photograhy by Taik” Hatje Cantz verlag, 2005
”Fotokonst på export” TV documentary about Sandra Kantanen and Miklos Gaal
Dir. Mikaela Weurlander FST YLE culture 2005
Petra Axlund, ”Gessle satsar på konst”, Everyday/Nyheter 9.3.2001
Minna Törmä, ”Maalaus ja valokuva – ontologisia pohdintoja” TAIDE nr.5/2003
Dan Sundell, ”En kinesisk utflykt”, Hufvudstadsbladet 8.5.2005
Anu Nousiainen, ”Ikiaikaista ja silti ihan uutta”, Helsingin Sanomat 1.5.2005
Pirkko Vekkeli, ”Toukokuun taiteilija – Sandra Kantasen kiinalainen juttu”, Gloria nr.5/2005
Timo Valjakka, ”Kiinalaisia nokturneja ja liikehtiviä pulloja”, Helsingin Sanomat 10.5.2005

Awards

2007 H&W Grönqvist foundation award
2005 Maire Gullichsen 80-year jubileefund award
2004 Fotofinlandia finalist grant
2003 KESKO grant for young artist

Works in Collections

J.Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, US
Stockholms sjukhem, SE
KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art, FI
Pro Artibus Foundation, FI
Helsinki City Art Museum, FI
Tampere Art Museum, FI
Olorvisual Collection, Barcelona, ES
EMMA Espoo Museum of Modern Art ,Saastamoinen Foundation FI
SOK collections, Helsinki, FI
Wihuri Foundation, Rovaniemi, FI
State Art collection, FI
Parliament of Finland, FI
Seydler AG Bank, Frankfurt, DE
Four Seasons Hotel, St.Petersburg, RU
Per Gessle collection, Halmstad SE
Bo Bjerggaard gallerie, Copenhagen, DK
Pentti Kouri collection, New York, US
Oulu City hospital, FI
Tres Hombres Art, SE
Private collections in Finland, Sweden, Italy, Holland, Denmark, Norway, USA
Kuwait, France, Great Britain, China and Japan

Memberships

Union of artist photographers in Finland board 2010-1012
National Council for Photograhic Art committee 2013-2015