ELINA BROTHERUS

 

Born in 1972, Helsinki, Finland. Lives and works in Finland and France.

 

EDUCATION

 

2000     Master of Arts (Photography), University of Art and Design Helsinki (UIAH)

1997     Master of Science (Analytical Chemistry), University of Helsinki

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2006    The New Painting, Musée Nicéphore Niépce, Chalon-sur-Saône.

           The New Painting, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin.

The New Painting, Millesgården, Stockholm.

The New Painting, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki.

2005    Centro de la imagen, Mexico City.

"Brotherus, tyttö", Finnish-Norvegian Cultural Institute, Oslo.

Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf, Frankfurt/M.

Jerusalem Theatre, Jerusalem.

Contemporary Art Centre, Tarragona (cat.).

FRAC Haute-Normandie, Rouen.

Maison de la Culture, Amiens

Model Studies, &: gb agency, Paris.

2004    Galleri Stefan Andersson, Umeå.

The New Painting, Mai Manó, Hungarian Photography Center, Budapest.

"Brotherus, tyttö", Photography Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki.

Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen.

The New Painting, Chateau d'eau, Toulouse (cat.).

Baigneurs, The Wapping Project, London.

2003    Kunsthalle Lophem, Lophem (cat.).

Cassina Art Project, Tokyo, in Blue Horizon / Feel Finland (cat.).

Baigneurs, Istanbul Biennial side event organised by FRAME, Hotel Marmara, Istanbul (cat.).

The New Painting, Pärnu uue kunsti muuseum, Pärnu ; Draakoni Galerii, Tallinn.

Suites Françaises 2, Image/Imatge, Orthez.

The New Painting, Espace Photographique Contretype, Brussels (cat.).

Sala Caballerizas, Murcia, in Fotoencuentros, (cat.).

2002    Galeria Noua, Bucharest.

Real Jardin Botánico, Madrid, in PhotoEspaña (cat.).

Encontros da imagem, Braga (cat.).

INOVA (Institute of Visual Arts), Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Hämeenlinnan taidemuseo / Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Hämeenlinna.

Västerås Konstmuseum, Västerås.

Lunds Konsthall, Lund.

Orchard Gallery, Derry.

2001    Spring, The Wapping Project, London (cat.).

Suites Françaises 2, &: gb agency, Paris (cat.).

The New Painting, Galleri Stefan Andersson, Umeå.

2000    Encontros de Fotografia, Coimbra.

Suites Françaises 1, Galerie Anhava, Helsinki (cat.).

Galerie i8, Reykjavik (cat.).

1999    Pohjoinen valokuvakeskus / Northern Photography Centre, Oulu.

Suomen valokuvataiteen museo / The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki.

Dance Portraits, Galerie Anhava, Helsinki.

1998    Galleri Stefan Andersson, Umeå (cat.).

Galerie Anhava, Helsinki, with Andrei Lajunen.

 

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2006     Galleria Heino, Helsinki, together with Sirpa Päivinen and Anu Suhonen.

2005     Pyyteetön rakkaus, Rauma Art Museum, Rauma

Tampere Museum of Contemporary Art, TR1, Tampere.

Under your skin, White Box, New York.

            Theorema, Collection Lambert, Avignon.

2004     Galeria Salvador Diaz, Madrid.

Nordic Art, MKM Museum Küppersmühle, Duisburg (cat.).

PHOTOfesta, Maputo, Mosambique.

Vague II – Hommages et digressions, Musée Malraux, Le Havre (cat.).

Lofoten International Art Festival (LIAF 04), Svolvaer (cat.).

            The Helsinki School, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki ; Kulturhuset, Stockholm ; Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (until 2005) (cat.).

Startistes, Association pour le Développement des Initiatives Sportives et Culturelles, Brussels.

Tusenfryd, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Vestfossen.

France – Terre d'Accueil, New Gallery, Jerusalem (cat.).

Je t'envisage, la disparition du portrait, Museé de l’Elysée, Lausanne.

2003     Le pire est à venir–Images contemporaines du monde, Musée Nicéphore Niépce, Chalon-sur-Saône.

Carnegie Art Award 2003, Royal Art Academy, Stockholm ; Kópavogur Art Museum, Reykjavík ; Kunsternes Hus, Oslo ; Charlottenburg, Copenhagen ; Victoria Miro Warehouse, London ; Helsinki Kunsthalle (until 2005) (cat.)

Girls' Night Out, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach CA ; Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover MA ; Aspen Art Museum, Aspen CO ; Contemporary Art Museum, Saint Louis MI ; Blaffer Gallery, Houston TX  (until 2006) (cat.).

GOKANN, IV Trienniale of Finnish Art, Gallery Fleur, Kyoto ; Helsinki Kunsthalle (until 2004) (cat.).

Paysages, Centre européen d’actions artistiques contemporaines, Strasbourg.

Culturgest / Collection of Museé de l’Elysée, Lisbon.

De bortbjudna – Malmö Konstmuseum gästar Rooseum, Rooseum, Malmö.

Fables de l’identité, Centre national de la photographie, Paris.

Naked before God, Pärnu uue kunsti muuseum, Pärnu (cat.).

Meri, Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Hämeenlinna (cat.)

Inhimillinen arki, Vantaa City Art Museum, Vantaa (cat.).

Transparente, Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome (cat.).

Zeitgenössische Fotokunst aus Finnland, Neue Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin ; Mannheimer Kunstverein, Mannheim ; Städtische Galerie, Waldkreiburg ; Stadtgalerie Kiel, Kiel ; Brandenburgische Kunstsammlung, Cottbus ; Centrum Kultury ZAMEK, Poznan ; Salo Art Museum, Salo (until 2004) (cat.).

            Nya verkligheter, Finlandsinstitutet, Stockholm.

Nostalgic Real, Mullerdechiara, Berlin.

View, Muu Gallery, Helsinki (cat.).

New Realities, Hasselblad Center, Gothemburg.

2002     Face/Off, Kettle's Yard, Cambridge (cat.).

           La Jeunesse, La edad más bella, Sala de Exposiciones del Canal de Isabel II, Madrid.

Le bâti et le vivant / The Built and the Living, Semaines européennes de l'image, Galerie Nei Liicht,

Dudelange, Luxembourg (cat.)

Carnegie Art Award 2002, Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik ; Kunsternes Hus, Oslo ; Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen ; Victoria Miro Warehouse, London ; Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki ; Röda Sten, Gothemburg (until 2003) (cat.).

Symptomania, Kunsthalle Lophem, Lophem (cat.).

Uusia kuvia, Brotherus Kella Kolehmainen Lajunen Parantainen, Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki.

Photographier, Collection Lambert, Avignon.

Valokuva ja video, Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere (cat.).

Platform of Encounters, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (cat.).

Attachment +, European Cultural Capital 2002, Brugge (cat.).

Beyond Paradise, National Gallery, Bangkok ; National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur ; Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai (cat.).

            Citigroup Private Bank Photography Prize 2002, The Photographers' Gallery, London (cat.).

2001    Rendez-vous 3, Collection Lambert, Avignon.

Silence in the City, Gwangju City Art Museum, Gwangju (cat.).

Make me feel, Art Athina, Athens (cat.).

ARS 01, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki (cat.).

Théâtres du Fantastique, Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse (cat.).

Magnetic North, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall (cat.).

Confidences, Casino Forum d’Art Contemporain, Luxembourg (cat.).

Surface and Whirlpools, Borås Konstmuseum, Borås (cat.).

Fotofinlandia 2000 Award, Kaapelitehdas / Cable Factory, Helsinki.

2000     Jahresgaben, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main (cat.).

One of those days, Mannheimer Kunstverein, Mannheim (cat.).

Quinze en Europe, Septembre de la Photo, Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Nice (cat.).

Waterfront, Kulturbro 2000, Helsingborg, Helsingør (cat.).

Narcisse blessé, Autoportraits Contemporains 1970-2000, Passage de Retz, Paris (cat.).

Norden/North, Kunsthalle Wien, Wien (cat.).

Think 2000, The Finnish National Gallery Ateneum, Helsinki (cat.).

Sandroni Rey Gallery, Venice, Los Angeles.

Galerie Lindig in Paludetto, Nürnberg.

1999    Tila – Espaces, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris.

Spaces, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki.

The Passion and the Wave, The 6th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul (cat.).

Identité fictive, Contretype, Brussels (cat.).

Finnish line : Starting point, Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg (cat.).

1998    Galleri Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm.

 

WORKS IN COLLECTIONS

 

Amos Andersson Art Museum, Helsinki

Apotekets Kulturförening, Stockholm

ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj

Centre National des Arts Plastiques (CNAP), France

City of Lund

City of Nice

Collection Lambert, Avignon

Corcoran Gallery, Washington

County Councils of Gävleborg, Halland, Jönköping, Skåne, Uppsala and Västerbotten, Sweden

Finnish State Art Collection

FRAC Alsace, Selestat

FRAC Haute-Normandie, Rouen

Gothemburg Art Museum, Gothemburg

Gävle Konstcentrum, Gävle

Hasselblad Center, Gothemburg

Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Hämeenlinna

Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki

Malmö Art Museum, Malmö

Mestizo, Murcia

Moderna Museet, Stockholm

Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg

Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne

Musée Nicéphore Niépce, Chalon-sur-Saône

Museo da Imagem, Braga

Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome

NSM Vie, Paris

Oulu Art Museum, Oulu

Saatchi Collection

Saastamoinen Foundation, Finland

SOK Art Collection, Helsinki

Swedish State Art Council

Tampere City Art Museum, Tampere

The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki

Umeå municipality

Västerås Art Museum, Västerås

Private Collections in Europe, Australia and America.

 

SELECTED GRANTS AND AWARDS

 

2005  Finnish Cultural Foundation

Book publishing grant (for The New Painting), Arts Council of Finland

2004  5-year Artist’s Grant, Arts Council of Finland

2003  Carnegie Award 2004, Young Artist’s Scolarship

The Best Books of the Year, Finnish Committee of Book Art (for Decisive Days)

2002  Carnegie Art Award 2002, shortlist

Citigroup Private Bank Photography Prize 2002, shortlist

2001  Prix Mosaïque, Centre National de l'Audiovisuel, Luxembourg

Fotofinlandia 2000 Award

3-year Artist's Grant, Arts Coucil of Finland

2000  Finnish Cultural Foundation

         Young Artist's Stipendium, Finnfoto