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CARITA SAVOLAINEN
Born in Central Finland.
Lives in Brussels, works in Finland, France and Belgium

EDUCATION

D.N.S.E.P. , Master in Art, Beaux-Arts, Montpellier D.E.U.G. Visual Arts,(Option: Image-study, Performing-Arts, Audiovisual), Paul Valéry University, Montpellier: (Fr). Art History and Archeology.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 Malmitalo Gallery, That What You Can Not Hear At First, Helsinki, (Fin)

2016 Finnland Zentrum, Thirty Years Later, Berlin (D)

2015 Gallery My Art Goes Boom, Mise au Point, Nîmes, France

2014 Atelier Neitzert Héraud, exhibition and book-project Suite II with a musical composition in the form of a sound installation by Aki Ito

2014 Chapitre XII, exhibition and book-project Suite with a choreography from images by Mikko Hyvönen

2013 éléments de langage : the book-project on s’est déjà vu / olemme jo tavanneet / we have already met publishing and exhibition , Brussels (Be).

2013 Institut Français de Helsinki : presentation of the book-project on s’est déjà vu / olemme jo tavanneet / we have already met

2012 Airscape on Water, Haukkavuoren tornigalleria? Kotka (Fi)
2012 Taidesalonki, Helsinki
2010 Tuulikaappigalleria, Jyväskylä 2008 Galleria Becker, Jyväskylä (Fin). 2008 Hety, Helsinki (Fin). 2007 Galleria Orton, Helsinki (Fin). 2007 Médiathèque, Pézenas (Fr). 2006 Médiathèque, Saint Chinian (Fr). 2004 Vanha Pappila, Korpilahti (Fin). 2001Galleria BE’19 (with M. Myllykangas), Helsinki (Fin). 2001 Galleria Käpy, Konnevesi (Fin). 2002 Bastide Les Alibert, Minerve (Fr). 1998 Magalas College, Magalas (Fr). 1995 Galleria Sirius, Jyväskylä (Fin). 1994 Galleria La Seranne, Gignac (Fr). 1991 La Movida, Montpellier (Fr). 1988 Finnland Zentrum, Berlin (D) 1987 Gallery of Jyväskylä Art League (Fin). 1986 Hyacinthe Rigaud Fine Art Museum, Perpignan (Fr). 1985 Keski-Suomi Museum (Art Festival of Jyväskylän Kesä: debyytti), (Fin). 1985 Albert Camus Culture House, Montpellier (Fr). 1984 Galleria Cosa Nostra, Montpellier (Fr).

SELECTED PROJECTS :

2013 – on s’est déjà vu / olemme jo tavanneet / we have already met on process-based on going project highlighting the realationship between image and other art forms.

2004 Is ii like that, here? Sound and space installation using recordings of people who have left their homelands for the South of France. The purpose is to show the difference between dream and reality using the notion of time as a mesure of distance.

2002 Garden Portrait Image of a landscape developed by listening to what 36 people of various ages (6-86) say about what they see, what they know and what they feel about the landscape in front of them.

2010 – Expecting Ongoing project based on recordings and pictures of expecting parents : what to expect of life?

2000 tête à tête (kahden kesken ) / face to face conception and realisation of an art-piece exchange performance between 25 artists based in Finland and 25 artists based in France who made a gift to another artist they didn’t know. Two events: one in France, one in Finland. Cooperation in Finland with Lahankosken Mylly.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Purnu Art Center, Full Image, curated by Pessi Rautio (Fin)

A dessin, Atelier Spirale/Open Space/Echappée Belle, Sète (Fr)

2013 Que Du Papier II, Lac (Contemporary Art Place), Narbonne (Fr)

2012 Dearest Sisters, Galleria Käpy, Hankasalmi (Fi) 2012 The Fool Margot, Galerie 4.Barbier, Nîmes (Fr) 2011 Äkkigalleria, Landscape 8, Jyväskylä (Fin) 2009 Voir, Atelier Neitzert (with Claude Lévêque, David Shirgley, Santiago Sierra, Luc Moullet, Jorg Neitzert) (34), Fr. 2004 Is it like that, here ?/Exoticism (recording/video-installation), Atelier Neitzert, Lieu d’Art actuel, (34), Fr. 2002 Garden Portrait (recording-installation), Imprévu au Jardin III, Saint Gervais sur Mare (Fr). 2001 Petites Productions Personnelles, CTM, Montpellier (Fr). 2000 20-centuries repainted, Cassiopée Collection, Carla Bayle Fine Arts Museum (Fr). 2000 tête-à-tête / kahden kesken, Art-pieces exchange performance, Lahankosken Mylly / … A Sa Place, Finland / France. 1999 Memoria, Trazos y Signos, Casa de la Cultura, San Luis de Potosi, Mexico. 1998 Square ten project, … A Sa Place, Roquebrun (Fr). 1994 Chapelle des Penitents, Aniane (Fr). 1992 Vallée Dorée, Puechabon (Fr). 1984 Vivant / Artificiel, Hospice Saint Louis, Avignon (Fr).

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

2010 Artists of the Cable factory, Sky and Heaven, Cablefactory, Helsinki (Fin). 2010 Lähde, Museum of Central Finland. 2009 Art association of Jyväskylä 64, Jyväskylä Fine Art Museum (Fin). 2009 Skyborder, Galleria Käpy, Konnevesi, (Fin). 2009 The North of mine, (PTL),Rantakasarmi, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, (Fin). 2008 To the light, Kanneltalo, Helsinki (Fin). 2006 Art Collection Toivainen, Keski-Suomi Museum (Fin). 2005 Tuulensuu Foundation Collection, Viitasaari (Fin). 2005 Jyväskylä Fine Arts Museum (selection of town collection), (Fin). 2005 Aquabiennale de Petroskoi (Rus). 2003 Espace Chapat / Galerie Eponyme, Beziers (Fr). 2003 Maison Médievale, Cessenon (Fr). 1995 Eglise Saint Jacques, Le Pouget (Fr). 1988 Kilo III, Installation, Helsinki (Fin). 1987 Maila Talvio-Salonki, Hartola (Fin). 1986 Young art from Central Finland, Tikkamannila (Fin). 1985 La Ruée vers l’Art, Beaux-Arts, Montpellier (Fr). 1985 Prints from France, Xeng Du (China).

STIPENDIUMS

2011 Saskia-Stipendium, Helsinki Saskia ry. 2007 Finnish Council of Art. 2000 Finnish Art Foundation. 1988 Nordic Art Center. 1987 Finnish Art Foundation. 1985 Languedoc-Roussillon Region Funds 2004 Tuulensuu Foundation Residence 2002 Tuulensuu Foundation Residence

COLLECTIONS

Ministry of Foreign Affaires of Finland Wallpainting: Expecting, Maternity ward, University Hospital of Helsinki Orton Foundation, Hospital, Helsinki Jyväskylä City Collection (Alvar Aalto Museum). Town of Hartola (Fin). Town of Aniane (Fr). San Luis de Potosi (Permanent Collection of Cultural Delecation), (Mex). Annikki Karvinen co (wall painting: Airbath, 10m x 2m10), Jyväskylä (Fin). Tuulensuu Fondation, Viitasaari (Fin). Xung Du City (China).

OTHER ARTISTIC ACTIVITIES

President of Contemporary Art Association … A Sa Place : Conception and organisation of specific art projects and exhibitions. Agreement by D.R.A.C. (French Ministry of Culture) for artistic projects in schools. Art teaching. Membership of The Artists’ Union of Finland, of the Artists’ Association of Helsinki and Jyväskylä, and Cable Factory.

caritasavo@hotmail.com +32 4 88729359 +358 400 276746