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Jorma Puranen CV

Jorma Puranen

Born 1951

Lives and works in Helsinki

 

EDUCATION

  • 1973-1978 University of Art & Design, Helsinki

 

ACADEMIC TEACHING

  • 1978- University of Art & Design, Helsinki
  • 1996-98 Professor, University of Art & Design, Helsinki

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2015 Surfaces and Scenes Beyond, Galleri Flach, Stockholm
  • 2014 Bunka Gallery, Higashikawa Photo Festival, Hokkaido, Japan
  • 2013 Museum Meditations, Galerie Anhava, Helsinki
  • 2012 Telling Time, Maezgalerie, Leipzig (together with Sebastian Schrader)
  • 2012 Sixteen Steps to Paradise, Galleri Flach, Stockholm
  • 2011 Shadows and Reflections, Sinebrychoff Art Museum, Helsinki
  • 2011 Sixteen Steps to Paradise, Kunstallianz1, Berlin
  • 2011 Purdy Hicks Gallery, London
  • 2010 EMMA Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Finland
  • 2010 Palais des beaux Arts, Lille, France
  • 2009 Perspektivet Museum, Tromsø, Norway
  • 2009 Galerie Anhava, Helsinki
  • 2009 Purdy Hicks Gallery, London
  • 2008 Galleri Flach + Thulin, Stockholm
  • 2008 Photology, Milan
  • 2007 Arktisches Archiv, Villa Oppenheim, Berlin
  • 2007 Icy Prospects, Galerie Blickensdorff, Berlin
  • 2007 Shadows and reflections, Harewood House, Leeds
  • 2006 Étandues glaciales, Institut Finlandais, Paris
  • 2006 Icy Prospects, Galerie Anhava, Helsinki
  • 2004 Galerie Blickensdorff, Berlin
  • 2004 Rovaniemi Art Museum, Rovaniemi, Finland
  • 2004 Galleri Flach, Stockholm
  • 2002 Photogallery Hippolyte, Helsinki
  • 2002 Gallery Christian Dam, Oslo, Norway
  • 2002 Blue Sky Gallery/Oregon Center for Photographic Art, Portland, Oregon, USA
  • 2001 Museet for fotokunst/Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense, Denmark
  • 2000 Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki
  • 2000 Siida-Sámi Museum, Inari, Finland
  • 1999 Musée de la Photographie, Charleroi, Belgium
  • 1998 Impressions Gallery, York, UK
  • 1998 Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford, UK
  • 1996 Galerie Minima Peliti, Roma
  • 1996 Gallery G, Helsinki
  • 1995 Galerie le Lieu, Lorient, F
  • 1995 Galerie Braggiotti, Amsterdam, NL
  • 1995 Fotogalleriet, Oslo, N
  • 1995 Galerie Photo du Theatre de l´Agora, Evry, F
  • 1995 Glynn Vivian Art Gallery and Museum, Swansea;
  • 1995 Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales, UK;
  • 1995 Picture House Gallery, Leicester, UK;
  • 1994 Ffotogallery, Cardiff, UK
  • 1994 Konstens Hus, Luleå, S
  • 1994 Institut Finlandais, Paris, F
  • 1993 Galerie Suzel Berna, Paris, F
  • 1993 Centre de Développement Culturel, Tarbes, F; Galleri Index, Stockholm, S
  • 1992 Photogallery Hippolyte, Helsinki
  • 1991 Galerie Krivy, Nice, F

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2015 Faces Now-European Portrait Photography Since 1990, Palais des Beaux-Arts,
  • 2015 Brussels; Nederlands Fotoinstituut, Rotterdam; Museum of Photography Thessaloniki
  • 2015 Face to Face, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki
  • 2015 Framing Bodies, The Hasselblad Centre, Gothenburg
  • 2015 The Idea of Landscape, DZ BANK Kunstsammlung, Frankfurt
  • 2015 Out of the Box, Kuntsi Art Museum, Vaasa Finland
  • 2015 8 Exposures-New Views on Tapio Wirkkala, Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki
  • 2014 Barockt, Kulturhuset, Stockholm
  • 2014 “Within / Beyond Borders”, Banco de Portugal, Lisbon
  • 2014 Natural Order, Purdy Hicks Gallery, London
  • 2014 Mirror, mirror…Galerie Stefan Röpke, Cologne
  • 2014  Transportrait, Maerzgalerie, Leipzig
  • 2014 Gösta’s Friends, Serlachius Museums, Mänttä Finland
  • 2014 Yks, kaks, Art Center Antares, Sippola Finland
  • 2013 Seduced by Art; Photography Past and Present, CaixaForum Barcelona; CaixaForum, Madrid
    2013 Paisajes del Norte, Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogota, Colombia
    2013 Farbe-Form-Fotografie-Fläche, DZ Bank Kunstsammlung, Frankfurt Am Main
    2012 Seduced by Art; Photography Past and Present, National Gallery, London
    2012 The New Alchemists: Contemporary Photographers Transcending the Print, London
    2012 Art Fair 2012, London
    2012 Polar Positions, Sami Artist Center, Karasjok, Norway
    2012 Mindscapes, Centrale for Contemporary Art, Brussels
    2012 
    I am not interested in Reality, Galerie Wagner + Partner, Berlin
    2011 2011 Within/Beyond the Frontier, The Byzantine & Christian Museum, Athens
    2011 Jubiläum, Kunsthalle Emden, Germany
    2011 The Magic of Lapland, Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki
    2011 Landscape Experiences, Jyväskylä Art Museum, Jyväskylä, Finland
    2010 Ars Fennica, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
  • 2008 La Photographie finlandaise, Musée Nicéphore Niépce, Chalon-sur-Saône, France
    2008 Continuum, Retretti Art Center,
    2008 Fabricating Images from History, Chinablue Gallery, Beijing, China
    2008 Trip to the Country, Kumu Art Museum,Tallinn
    2008 Getroffen, Otto Dix und die Kunst des Porträts, Kunstmuseum
    2007 Into the Landscape, Norwegean Museum of Photography, Hjorten, Norway
  • 2007 Our Land! Photographs from Finland, Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki
  • 2007 Silver & Oil, Hoopers Gallery, London
  • 2007 The Helsinki School of Photography, Purdy Hicks Gallery, London
  • 2007 Helsinki School-Finnish Photo, Stenersen Museum, Oslo
  • 2006 Breaking the Ice, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn
  • 2006 Zone Attive s.r.l. Fotografia, Festival Internazionale di Roma, Rome
  • 2006 Finlandia e l´identita del Nord, Hendrik Christian Andersen Museum, Roma
  • 2006 Un tableau peut en cacher un autre, MNHA Musée National d´histoire et d´art, Luxembourg
  • 2006 Ghosts in the Machine, SF Camerawork, San Francisco
  • 2006 Helsinki School, Borås Artmuseum, Borås, Sweden
  • 2006 Dialogue-The Helsinki School, Langhans Galerie, Prague
  • 2006 The Helsinki School-Finnish Photography from 21th century, Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles, Brussels
  • 2006 To Look or to See-in search of meanings in photography, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki
  • 2005 Helsinki School – A New Approach, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin; Photology, Milano, Italy
  • 2005 Boundary Crossings, Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
  • 2005 Variations on the Picturesque, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Ontario, Canada
  • 2005 Vaikea yhtälö, Rauma Art Museum, Finland
  • 2005 Personligt, Kulturhuset, Stockholm
  • 2004 Momentum-Nordic Festival of Contemporary Art, Moss, Norway
  • 2004 On Loan, Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 2004 30 by Taik, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki
  • 2004 River Deep Mountain High, National Touring Exhibitions, Norway
  • 2004 Carnegie Art Award, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; Kopavogur Art Museum, Iceland; Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo; Victoria 2004 Miro Warehouse, London; Helsinki Kunsthall, Helsinki
  • 2004 New Realities, Fotomuseum, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • 2003 New Realities, Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 2003 Dominated by Water, Vantaa City Art Museum, Vantaa , Finland
  • 2003 Verarbeitete Fotografie, Galerie Blickensdorff, Berlin
  • 2003 Fünf Positionen finnischer Fotografie, Kunstvererin Schwerte, Schwerte, Germany
  • 2003 Zeitgenössische Fotokunst aus Finnland, Neue Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin; Mannheimer Kunstverein, Mannheim; 2003 Städtische Galerie Waldkraiburg; Stadtgalerie Kiel, Kiel; Brandenburgische Kunstsammlungen, Cottbus; Centrum 2003 Kultury ZAMEK, Poznan, Poland; Salo Art Museum, Salo, Finland
  • 2003 Carnegie Art Award, Royal Art Academy, Stockholm
  • 2003 Designing the Quietness, Ozone Living Design Center, Tokyo; Copper Smithy, Fiskars, Finland
  • 2002 Nouvelle photographie finlandaise, Café-Crème/Photographie Contamporaine, Luxembourg
  • 2002 Mare Balticum, Nationalmuseet, Copenhagen
  • 2002 The Politics of Place, Bildmuseet, Umeå, Sweden; Edsvik Konst. Kultur, Sollentuna, Sweden; Finnish Museum of 2002 Photography, Helsinki
  • 2002 Kuvitelmia/Fantasies, Sara Hilden Art Museum, Tampere, Finland
  • 2002 Correlations, Fotogalerie Wien, Vienna, Austria; Fotoforum West, Innsbrück, Austria
  • 2002 Faces and Figures, Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, USA
  • 2002 Pohjoiseen ja etelään, Purnu Art Center, Orivesi, Finland
  • 2001 Strange Reality, Galerie Blickensdorff, Berlin
  • 2001 Landshapes-Records of Action, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, USA
  • 2001 Faces and Figures, Scandinavian House, New York
  • 2001 Nordic Art 2001, Röda Sten, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 2001 Fotographia Metafisica, Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • 2001 Lost Homelands, Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montreal; Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, Canada
  • 2001 Finsk Foto, Galleri Christian Dam, Oslo; Copenhagen
  • 2001 The Fatherland and the Mother Tongue, Oulu Art Museum, Finland
  • 2000 Breathless! Photography and Time, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
  • 2000 Une Histoire Finlandaise, La Galerie Photo, Montpellier, France
  • 2000 Three Beginning Roads in Finnish Contemporary Photography, Kari Kenetti Gallery, Helsinki
  • 1999 Landshapes, Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, USA; The von Leibig Art Center, Naples, Florida, USA
  • 1999 Lost Homelands, Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown, Canada; McKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Canada
  • 1999 Évocation, Marche Bonsecours, Mois de la Photo á Montreal
  • 1999 Auf der Suche nach der Verlorenen Zeit, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin
  • 1999 Nordiskt Foto, Skövde Konsthall, Skövde, Sweden
  • 1999 Mikä on todellista, 3rd triennial of Photography, Kunsthalle, Helsinki
  • 1998 Cartografs i aventurers, Cultural Centre of the Fundació “la Caixa”, Barcelona; Lleida; Vic, Spain
  • 1998 Continental Drift, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1998 Le Violon d´Ingres/Play it again, Royal Concert Hall, Amsterdam
  • 1998 Finnish Art Triennial, Kunsthalle, Helsinki
  • 1998 Under/Exposed, Stockholm Underground, S
  • 1998 Shadows, Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki
  • 1997 ´Le musée photographique´, 19émes Estivales Photographiques du Trégor, Imagerie, Lannion, France
  • 1997 Du bois des arbres des artistes, Musée des Beaux Arts, Chambéry, France
  • 1997 Installation, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
  • 1997 Dislocations, Rovaniemi Art Museum, Finland
  • 1997 Forest, Kuopio Art Museum, Finland
  • 1996 Myth and Landscape, European Cultural Centre, Delphi, Greece
  • 1996 Heimat, Kunsthaus Kaufbeuren, Kaufbeuren, Germany
  • 1996 Document, Tampere, Finland
  • 1995 Art, Resistance and the English Garden, Galerie Nikki Diana Marquardt, Paris, F; Galerija Gabrijel, Sarajevo
  • 1995 Vents du Nord, Cellier de Talant, Talant, F
  • 1995 Disrupted Borders, London Regional Art and Historical Museum, London, Ontario, Canada
  • 1994 Europe Rediscovered, Turbine Hall/M/S Kronborg, Copenhagen, DK
  • 1994 Jorden, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
  • 1994 Fotodiffusione, Promotrice delle Belle Arti, Torino, I
  • 1994 Balticum Biennale, Rauma Art Museum, Rauma, Finland
  • 1994 Tulkinta-Interpretation, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
  • 1994 Disrupted Borders, Photographers´Gallery, London, UK; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK; Canadian Museum of 1994 Contemporary Photography, Ottawa

 

PRIZES

      • 2005 Pro Finlandia award
      • 1992 PhotoFinlandia Prize
      • 1988 National Prize for Finnish Photography

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

      •  Nikos Papastergiadis, “Flags in the Landscape”, in Spatial Aesthetics-Art, Place and the Everyday, Rivers Oram Press 2005, London, Sydney, Chicago
      • Taneli Eskola, “Boundary Crossings-Temporal Dialogues in Finnish Landscape Photography”, Musta Taide, 2005, Helsinki
      • Liz Wells, ” Icy Prospects”, in Cultures & Settlements, eds. Miles, M & Kirkham, N, Intellect, 2003, Bristol
      • Ferdinand Protzman, “Landscape, Photogarphs of Time and Space, National Geographic Books,2003, Washington
      • Henning Wettendorf, “Jorma Puranen”, Katalog, Journal of Photography & Video, Vol 14, 2001, Odense, Denmark
      • Elizabeth Edwards, “Jorma Puranen-Imaginary Homecoming-A Study in Re-engagement”, in Raw Histories-Photographs, Anthropology and Museums, Berg 2001, Oxford/New York
      • Aperture 158; Photography and Time-winter 2000, New York
      • Marta Gili, “Cartografs i aventurers: narradors d´històries”, Fundacio”la Caixa”, Barcelona, 1998
      • Ruth Charity, “Curiosus Naturae Spectator/Jorma Puranen”, Portfolio 27, Edinburgh 1998
      • Nikos Papastergiadias, “Curiosus Naturae Spectator, Continental Drift, Europe Approaching the Millennium, Prestel, Münich/New York, 1998
      • David Brittain, “Lie of the Land”, Creative Camera, April/May 1998, London
      • La Recherche Photographique 20 – L´Ailleurs, printemps 1997, Paris
      • Sylvain Maresca, ” Essai de comparaison entre les approaches photographique et ethnographique” in La Photographie – Un miroir des sciences sociales, L´Harmattan, Paris/Montréal, 1996
      • John Stathatos, “Myth and Landscape”, exhibition catalogue, 1996
      • Boris v. Brauchitsch, ” Das Schweigen im Walde”, exhibition catalogue, Ernst Wasmuth Verlag, Tübingen, Germany, 1996
      • Min-Jung Yang, “Jorma Puranen”, The Monthly Photographic Art Magazine, Seoul, South Korea, 10/1996
      • Jean-Christian Fleury, “Curtis, Puranen, Lévi-Strauss/Photographie et ethnologie”, Photographies Magazine, Avril 1995, Paris
      • Elizabeth Edwards, ´Imaginary Homecoming / The work of Jorma Puranen´, Social Identities/Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture, Vol.2, 1995
      • Robert Pujade, ” La Photographie Comme Science Fabuleuse/ A Propos des Images de Jorma Puranen” , exhibition cataloque, 1994
      • Jean-Christian Fleury,”Jorma Puranen”,Photographies Magazine, December 1993,Paris
      • Sunil Gupta, “Disrupted Borders”, Rivers Oram Press, London 1993
      • Mika Ripatti, “The Stations of the Gaze/ Crossroads of Absolution”, Index/Contemporary Scandinavian Images, Stockholm, 1/1993
      • Jan-Erik Lundström, ” Returning to Saami Country: The Photographic Art of Jorma Puranen”, Scandinavian Review, Winter 1993