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

2015 Purdy Hicks Gallery, London UK
2014 “Landscapes and moths” Korjaamo Gallery, Helsinki, FI
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

2016 “Papilio”, Isabelle Lesmeister Gallery, Regensburg, DE 2016
“Maihinnousu”, Hangon Casino, Hanko, FI 2016
“Viidakko tulvii”, Keravan Artmuseum Sinkka, FI 2016
“Moi Helsinki” culture event, Beijing CN 2015
Pulse Miami, Purdy Hicks gallery, US 2015
Fondazione Fotografia Modena “Fotografia dal nord europa” IT 2014
Kawaba Photograpy Festival, Kawaba Village, Japan 2015
Le 19, Centre régional d’art contemporain, Montbéliard FR 2014
Gumbostrand Art&Design Center, Söderkulla FI 2014
LOKAL Gallery, Helsinki Finland 2014
Convergences: Selected Photographs from the Permanent Collection J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Center LA, USA 2014
X-ist Gallery, Istanbul Turkey 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
Wihuri Art Collection ”7.Aalto- Taiteen Wihuri”, Kunsthalle Helsinki, 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

“New work/Photolondon”, Work Magazine 2016
Merja Salo “Jokapaikan valokuva” Suomalaisen valokuvan digitalisoituminen, Musta Taide 2015
Marjaana Kella “Käännöksiä- Maisema kasvot ja esittäminen valokuvassa” Doctoral dissertations Aalto-yliopisto Musta Taide 2014 Fotografia contemporanea dall’Europa nord-occidentale, Skira 2015 Italia
The Helsinki School From the past to the future, Hatje Cantz Verlag 2014
IMA Vol.10 “Photography meets painting” Winter 2014 Japan
“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, “Unknown waters” YLE 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, ”Landscapes and Variations” 2005 gallerie Anhava publications
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

WORKS IN COLLECTIONS

Kerava Art Museum collection, FI
Guys and St Thomas´hospital, London, UK
Fondazione Fotografia Modena, IT
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