RENJA LEINO

b. 1958 Finland
Lives and works on Korpo island, Turku archipelogo since 1990.

e-mail: renja@renjaleino.com
Address: Synvillan, 21710 Korpo, Finland
mobile +358 44 3631 503

1998-2004, 2010 Head of D. of Photography Arts Academy
at Turku University of Applied Sciences


2008 Art book BEING - Olio
Essey Harri Laakso. Publisher Kustannus Taide oy. English / Finnish

Education

Konstfack, University College of Arts Crafts and Design,
Photography Stockholm 1986-90

University of Industrial Arts and Design, Helsinki,
Photography, Nord Plus 1989-90

Studio Fotografen AB, photography assistant for
Lars Köhler in Uppsala, Sweden 1984-86

Uppsala University (psychologi,dramatics, aestetics)1980-84

Residencies

2012          Nida Art Colony, Lithuania (September)
2007          International Research fellowship, Photography.
                   Managed by Fotonet, Winchester School of Art, Uk. 2 months.
2005          IPRN Changing Faces, J.E. Purkyne University, Usti nad Labem,
                   Czech Rebuplic. 2 months

City installations / Public space presentations / Site Specific works

2012          Bare Foot Path, Korpo, Finland. Environmental Art
                   Site specific works: Greenery on Loan and Relativity of Time
2011          CAA, Contemporary Art Archipelago, Turku 2011, Finland
                   Wind -sound work. 95,9 Mhz and Utö Light House. 7h 55min stories
2011          FLUX AURA, Turku 2011
                   Sea Frills - installation under Cathedral Bridge in Turku
2007          Helsinki Festivals, Night of the Arts, Finland
2006          City installation Absent Minds, IPRN Changing Faces/Shifts,
                   Jyväskylä, Fin
2005          Billboarte Gallery Europe, Usti nad Labem, Tzech Republic
2003          City installation End of Euphoria, City Art -project, Virasto, ARTE, Turku

Solo exhibitions, selection

2009          Rantagalleria, Nothern Photography Center, Mobile Motives, Oulu, Fin
2009          Winchester Gallery, Just Anybody, UK
2005          Rantagalleria, Nothern Photography Center, Kupla-Bubbla-Bubble, Oulu
2005          Archipelogo Center in Korpoström, opening show
2004          NYKYAIKA, Tampere
2003          The Finnish Museum of Photography, Project
2002          Gallery TITANIK, Turku
2000          St Petersburg, Puskinskaja 10, Photoimage gallery, Russia
1997          Wäinö Aaltonens Museum, Studio,Turku
1997          Zone -gallery, Helsinki
1995          Lietuvas Aidas Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
1995          Rantagallery, Turku
1995          Poriginal -gallery, Pori
1993          Laterna Magica, Helsinki
1992          Hippolyte, Photographic gallery, Helsinki
1988          Upplands Museet, Uppsala, Sweden

Group exhibitions, selection

2012          Psychosis2, I is Someone else
                   Färgfabriken Contemporary Art Hall, Stockholm
2012          The Mutual Factor of Exremes, Wäinö Aaltonen Museum, Turku
                   Birds Pub - Installation OnLine
2011          Water, Wäinö Aaltonen Museum. Turku. Video: 20th June
2010          Art Anglais Contemporary Art Fair, Stockholm
                   Represented by Gallery Maaret Finnberg
2010          Supermarket, Stockholm Contemporary Art Fair, Hippolyte Gallery
2010          Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art, The Big Picture
                   Artes 50th anniversary exhibition
2009          Emil Filla Gallery, Usti nad Labem, Czehc R
2008          100% Finlande, Espace Croix-Baragnon, Toulous, France
2008          Group show Finnish and Czech R, Aboa Vetus Ars Nova, Turku, Finland
2007          Museo Fotografia Contemporanea, Milano. IPRN Changing Faces
2006          Athens 13th international Month of Photography,
                   ACG Art. Work/IPRN Changing Faces. cat.
2006          Museum Folkwang, Germany, Work in Progress 2/IPRN, catalog
2006          Fotofinlandia finalist show Sanomatalo Helsinki and
                   VB- Photographic Center, Kuopio
2005          Salo Art Museum, MOBIILIMEKKO
2004          Turku Art Museum Concerning the Commonplace, catalog
2004          Helsinki City Art Museum, Garden of Eden, Publication
2004          Galerie Waidspecher im Kulturhof Krönbacken,
                   Erfurt. Germany Landnahme
2001          Gallery Titanik, Turku, Romulux
2000          Puskinskaja 10, St Petersburg, Memento Mori. catalog
1999          Åland ARTFARM
1997          Center of Photography, PERI Finland 80v jubileum
1997          Gallery Titanik Sex, Snackn Pop
1995          Gallery Harmonia, Jyväskylä, Floating forks, cat
1995          Ars Nova Museum, Turku, Arteologiset löydökset
1992          Fotografiska Museet i Moderna Museet,
                   Stockholm, Sweden 5+1 , cur, catalog
1991-92    Ecuador, Guatemala,Honduras, (Swedish Institut) Figuras Femeninas
1990-91    Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Some Swedish Strategies, catalog
1988          Kulturhuset Stockholm, Konstfack Futurum. catalog
1987          Gallery Stranna, Trollhättan, Sweden Erotiska bilder

Cross Over Project

2011          Hej Hylje, cat. A Fish Loves Home
2009          Korpo Sea Jazz Festival 2009 and 2007
                   DVD: Image/Sound large screen projection and concert
                   of Free Jazz Improvisation

Collections

The State Art Collection of Finland
The Finnish Museum of Photography
Helsinki City Art Museum
Gallery Harmonia
T-hospital, Turku University Hospital
IPRN Changing Faces, Sunderland University, UK
Wäinö Aaltonens Museum
Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland
Private collections

Grants / Comissions / Awards

2012          Finnish- Swedish Art Foundation
2011          Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland. 1 year working grant 2012
2011          The Arts Council of Finland
2011          Löfgrens Fond
2009          The Arts Council of Finland
2009          Art Council of South-West Finland
2008          Frame, Finnish Fund for Art Exchainge
2008          Löfgrens Fond
2007          The Arts Council of Finland, Photographic Art
2007          Art Council of South-West Finland
2007          Svenska Kulturfonden
2007          Frame, Finnish Fund for Art Exchange
2006          Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland
2006          The Arts Council of Finland
2006          Fotofinlandia, finalist
2005          Culture 2000, IPRN Changing Faces Artist Fellow
                   Comission / Residency in Czech Republic
2005          Finnish Cultural Foundation, in Finland (group)
2004 / 2002 Art Council of South – West Finland
2003          The Arts Council of Finland
2003          The Arts Council of Finland, Photographic Art
1997, 1995, 1991 Art Council of Turku and Pori
1995          Konstsamfundet
1993          Finnish- Swedish Art Council
1994          Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland
1988, 1990 The Arts Grants Comittee, Sweden
1987          Uppsala Arts Council, Sweden

Memberships

Finnish Union of Art Photographers, ARTE ry, PERI, ARKADIA, Turku Artists Association

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