Kari Cavén, Biography

Born 1954 in Savonlinna, Finland. Lives and works in Helsinki.

EDUCATION


1978–1982
Finnish Academy of Fine Arts

1977–1978
Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture

1976–1977
Vapaa Art School

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2019
A Worker’s Diary, Galerie Anhava, Helsinki
Työmiehen päiväkirja, Grafiikanpaja Himmeblau, Tampere

2018
Like Thinkings, Galeria Cavalo, Rio de Janeiro

2017
Cry and Whispers, Galerie Anhava, Helsinki

2015
Traditional Blend, Østfold kunstsenter, Fredrikstad

2014
Sculptures as well, Galerie Anhava, Helsinki

2010
▹ Galleria Forsblom, Helsinki

2009
▹ Galleri Andersson Sandström, Stockholm

2008
▹ Galleria Sculptor, Helsinki, Finland
▹ Galleria K, Huittinen

2007
▹ Galleria Orton, Helsinki, Finland
▹ Björneborgs konstmuseum

2006
▹ Galleri Andersson Sandström, Umeå, Sweden
▹ Galleri Röda Sten, Göteborg, Sweden
▹ Galleri 21, Malmö, Sweden

2005
▹ Galleria Krista Mikkola, Helsingfors, med Marjatta Palaston
▹ Kajaanin konstmuseum, med Anu Tuomisen

2004
Klassutflykt, Field Trip, Uleåborg stads konstmuseum, Ars Nova, Åbo
Lentoonlähtöyrityksiä, Vantaan konstmuseum

2003
▹ Galleri Stefan Andersson, Umeå, Sweden
Luokkaretki, Field Trip, Konsthallen, Helsingfors, Oulo konstmuseum, Oulo

2002
▹ Galleria Kari Kenetti, Helsinki, FInland

2001
▹ Björneborg Konstmuseum, Björneborg
▹ Vikingsbergs konstmuseum, Helsingborg, Sweden

2000
▹ Galleria Kari Kenetti, Helsinki, Finland
▹ Skulpturens Hus, Stockholm, Sweden

1999
▹ Kulturhuset, Bjurholm, Sweden
▹ Galleri Arnstedt & Kullgren, Östra Karup, Sweden

1998
▹ Väinö Aaltosen konstmuseum, Åbo
▹ Galleri Stefan Andersson, Umeå, Sweden
▹ Galleria Kari Kenetti, Helsinki, Finland
▹ Galerie Löhrl Mönchengladbach, Germany

1997
▹ Sara Hildén konstmuseum, Tampere

1996
▹ Galerie Artek, Helsinki, Finland

1995
▹ Galerie Löhrl Mönchengladbach, Germany

1994
▹ Galerie Gebauer u. Günther, Berlin, Germany
▹ Galerie Artek, Helsinki, Finland
▹ Galerie Quartair, Haag, Holland
▹ Amos Anderson konstmuseum, Helsinki, Finland

1992
▹ Gallerie Adelgatan 5, Malmö, Sweden
▹ Galerie Villa Rolandseck Rosemarie Bassi, Bonn, Germany

1991
▹ Savonlinna konstmuseum
▹ Galerie Gebauer u. Günther, Berlin, Germany

1990
▹ Venedigbiennalen, Italy
▹ Galleria Mikkola & Rislakki, Helsinki, Finland

1989
▹ Joensuu konstmuseum, med Jukka Mäkelä
▹ Gallerie Lång, Malmö, Sweden

1988
▹ Galleria Krista Mikkola, Helsinki, Finland

1987
▹ 19. Sao Paulo-biennalen, Brasil

1986
▹ Galleria Krista Mikkola, Helsinki, with Raili Tangi

1985
▹ Galleria Sculptor, Helsinki, Finland

1983
▹ Kuopio konstmuseum

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2020
Explorations – the Lars Göran Johnsson Collection, Turku Art Museum

2019
Finnish Aalto, Busan Museum of Art, South-Korea
Cavén, Jylhä, Karjula, Retulainen, Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art, Vaasa

2017
Suloisessa Suomessamme, Iisalmi Lehmä pitää viedä jäälle, jotta se tanssii, Samuelis Baumgarte Galerie, Bielefield
Extension.fi: End of the World in the Mysterious Forest, Triumph Gallery, Moscow
Me: Self-Portraits Throught Time, Kunsthalle Helsinki
Real Celebration!, the Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation Collection exhibition, Rovaniemi Art Museum
Stripped – Collection Exhibition, Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki

2016
Touch – Saastamoinen Foundation Art Collection Exhibition, EMMA Espoo Museum of Modern Art
Freehand, Art Center Purnu (Curator of the summer exhibition with Tina Cavén)

2015
FINLAND, Galleri 21, Malmö
Occupy Space!, Rovaniemi Art Museum
▹ Finlayson Art Area event, Tampere

2013
Events in Nature, EMMA Espoo Museum of Modern Art
Heavy Metal and Stones, Galleri Andersson/Sandström, Umeå

2011
▹ Contemporary Art Archipelago (CAA), Turku
Nature forte, Rovaniemi Art Museum
▹ Flux Aura 2011, Turku
Summer 2011, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki
Last time in Espa (Leena Luostarinen, Kari Cavén & Marja Kanervo), Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki

2010
Flash, Sara Hilden Art Museum, Tampere
Moments to Remember, Väinö Aaltonen Art Museum, Turku
It’s getting warmer, Joensuu Art Museum
More than life, Pori Art Museum

2009
Taide kantaa, Järvenpää Art Museum

2008
The prodigal son returns-Swanljung collection exhibition, Kuntsi Modern Art Museum, Vaasa
▹ Umedalen skulptur 2008, Umeå

2007
Readymade, Joensuu Art Museum
Boogie Woogie, Kunsthalle Helsinki
Zoo, Galerie Anhava, Helsinki
Readymade, Joensuu Art Museum
Landscape, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki

2006
Connecting people, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Vestfossen

2005
Daily fractures, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki
Samtida Skulptur i Norden 1980-2005, Wanås Konst, Knislinge

2004
Loves, loves not, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki

2002
Popcorn and politics, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki
▹ Umedalen Skulptur 2002, Umeå
▹ Galleri Arnstedt & Kullgren, Östra Karup

2001
Hokkarikukkia-Jenny and Antti Wihuri collection exhibition, Rovaniemi Art Museum
Five perspectives to contemporary art, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki
Skin and soul, Alvar Aalto Museum, Jyväskylä

2000
Labyrint, Helsinki Art Museum, Umedalen Skulptur 2000, Umeå
Transitions, Malmö Konstmuseum
▹ Kunsthalle, Rostock

1999
Cities on the Move, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki
Malmö Konstmuseum besöker Wanås 1999, Wanås Konst, Knislinge
▹ OPEN’999, Venice

1998
Foretaste, Pori Art Museum
Konstvägen sju älvar, Umeå
Vanås 1998, Wanås Konst, Knislinge
▹ Prins Eugen Waldemarsludde, Stockholm

1997
▹ Galleria Kari Kenetti, Helsinki
▹ Umedalen 97, Umeå

1996
▹ Hordaland Prosjektgalleri, Bergen
Above/Below the Surface, MUHKA Museum van Hedendaagse, Antwerpen
▹ Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerpen

1995
Sculptor, Nordic Art Center, Helsinki
La Hora del Norte, Conde Dugue, Madrid
▹ Pia Almoina, Barcelona
Enigma del Campo, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice
Air, Water, Earth, The Azabu Museum of Arts and Crafts, Tokyo
▹ Takaoka Art Museum, Takaoka
▹ Nagano Prefectual Shinano Art Museum, Nagano
▹ Fukyama Museum of Art, Fukuyama
▹ Daimaru Osaka Shinsaibashi Store, Exhibition Hall, Osaka

1994
Nordiskt 90-tal, Stockholm Art Fair, Stockholm

1993
Choices, Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere
Wanås 1993, Wanås Konst, Knislinge
Juxtaposition, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen

1992
Det alle verste, Gallerie F 15, Moss
▹ Skulpturlandskap Nordland, Nordland
▹ Biennale Balticum, Rauma
▹ Oulun Art Museum, with Jukka and Marika Mäkelä

1991
Entrance to Exit, DAAD Gallerie, Berlin
▹ Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver

1990
▹ Finland in München, Villa Stuck, München
Pastfuturetense, Winnipeg Art Gallery
▹ Nach den Regeln der Kunst, Karmelitenkloster, Frankfurt
▹ Kunstation Kleinsassen, Fulda

1990–91
Free zone, Kunsthalle Helsinki; Müczarnek, Budapest

1988
Touch, Kunsthalle Helsinki
The tree language, New York
The tree language, Minneapolis
Aperto, Biennale di Venezia, Venice
Schneeschmelze, Wiener Secessions, Vienna
▹ Museum Ludwig, Aachen
▹ Blumenhalle, Bonn

1987
Utblickar, Smålands Museum, Växjö
▹ Gallerie F 15, Moss
Aurora II, Nordic Art Center, Helsinki
Along the stream 5, Pori Art Museum
Light and matter, Helsinki Art Museum

1986
Colour and sculpture, Mikkeli Art Museum
Attitudes, Nordjyllans Kunstmuseum, Aalborg
▹ Södertälje Konsthall, Södertälje
▹ Kjarvalsstadir, Reykjavik

 

AWARDS


2014
Pro Finlandia Medal of the Order of the Lion of Finland

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS


Amos Andersson konstmuseum

Alvar Aalto-museet

Esbo konstmuseum

Göteborgs konstmuseum, Sweden

Helsingborgs konstmuseum, Sweden

Helsingfors stads konstmuseum

Hämeenlinna konstmuseum

Joensuu konstmuseum

Kajaani konstmuseum

Malmö konstmuseum, Sweden

Moderna museet, Stockholm, Sweden 

Norrköpings Konstmuseum, Sweden

Kiasma, Helsinki

Paulo-stiftelsens samling

Björneborgs konstmuseum

Saastamoise-samlingen, Esbo konstmuseum

Sara Hildén konstmuseum

Rooseum, Malmö, Sweden

Uleåborg konstmuseum

Tampere konstmuseum

Tiedekeskus Heureka, Vantaa

Turu konstmuseum

Västerås konstmuseum, Sweden

Wihuri-stiftelsens samling, Rovaniemi konstmuseum

Beiarn kommune, Norway

Esbo stad

Helsingfors universitet

Linköping kommun, Sweden

Linköpings universitet, Sweden 

Malmö kommun, Sweden

Uppsala landsting, Sweden

Umeå kommun, Sweden

Savonlinna stad 

Statens konstråd, Sweden

Västerbottens landsting

Finska regeringen

Tampere stad

Vantaa stad

 

PUBLIC COMISSIONS


Kraftuttryck, Linköpings universitet

Mottagning, Linköping

Waterfall, Malmö

Kokapell, Wanås skulpturpark

Eetu, Tampere stad

Short island, Helsinki, Finland

Ihmeellinen luonto, Uleåborg stad 

Koeputkiaikuinen,  Halsingfors universitet

Idag i morgen. Alltid, Beiarn kommun, Norway

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