Pilvi Takala

Selected Publications

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b.1981, Finland
Lives and works in Berlin

2006 MFA, Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki 2005: BFA, Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki
2004 Glasgow School of Art, Environmental Art
2001 Institute of Fine Arts, Lahti Polytechnic

Selected Solo Exhibitions & Projects

2022
Finnish Pavilion, 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia (forthcoming)

2021
Sweat Equity, Krieg, Hasselt, Belgium (forthcoming)

2020
Pilvi Takala, Kunstforeningen GL Strand, Copenhagen

2019
Pilvi Takala, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin
The Stroker, Edith Russ Haus, Oldenburg
An Enthusiastic Yes, Careof, Milan
The Stroker, Stigter van Doesberg, Amsterdam

2018
Second Shift, Kiasma, Helsinki
The Stroker, Carlos/Ishikawa, London

2017
Pilvi Takala: The Committee, Pump House Gallery, London

2016
Pilvi Takala, CCA Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow
Pilvi Takala, Kunsthal Aarhus, Aarhus
Workers Forum, YAMA, Istanbul

2015
Invisible Friend, Helsinki Contemporary, Helsinki
The Committee, Stacion - Centre for Contemporary Art, Prishtina

2014
Lawyer of the Week, FUTURA, Prague
Attires and Attitudes, Tartu Art Museum, Estonia

2013
Frame, Frieze Art Fair, London
Slight Chance, Fabra i Coats, Contemporary Art Centre, Barcelona
Slight Chance, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm

2012
Random Numbers, Carlos/Ishikawa, London
Aside, P74 Gallery, Ljubljana
Breaching Experiments, Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK Disappearing Act, Galerie Diana Stigter, Amsterdam Suggested Value, Künstlerhaus Bremen
Just when I thought I was out...they pull me back in, Kunsthalle Erfurt, Germany
Broad Sense, Forum Box / Mediaboxi, Helsinki

2011
Sidelines, Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway
Flip Side, Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lissabon

2010
You Can’t Do What You Can’t Imagine, Finnish-Norwegian Culture Institute, Oslo
Fear Cure, Inkijk, SKOR, Amsterdam
Real Snow White, Backspace, Galerie Diana Stigter, Amsterdam

2009
The Trainee, Studio K, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
Real Snow White, Masa-project, Istanbul
The Trainee, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam
Angels and Messengers, Hiap Project Room, Helsinki

2008
Outshiners, Galerija Miroslav Kraljevic, Zagreb
The Angels, Turku Art Museum, Turku, Finland
The Trainee, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki

2007
On Volatility (with Elmas Deniz), Galeria Noua, Bucharest
Between Sharing and Caring, FaFa-gallery, Helsinki
Between Sharing and Caring, Frac des Pays de La Loire, Nantes

2006
Wallflower, Rael Artel Gallery, Tallinn
Wallflower, Rael Artel Gallery, Pärnu, Estonia

Selected Group Exhibitions & Projects

2021
Together, Nothing, Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMoMA), Moscow (forthcoming)
State of High Performance, Basis, Frankfurt (forthcoming)
The 11th Seoul Mediacity Biennale: One Escape at a Time,, SeMa Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul (forthcoming)
RE:Disney, the Architecture of Staged Realities, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam (forthcoming)
Please Please Please (working title), Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati & Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin (forthcoming)
Why don't you just ff-ff-fffffffffade away, Contemporary Arts Center (CAC), Cincinnati (forthcoming)

2020
Parks and Recreation, Fonds Régional d'Art Contemporain (FRAC) Poitou-Charentes, Angoulême
Wellness: Participate, Tend, Befriend, Kristianstads Konsthall, Kristianstad
Being Safe is Scary, Survival Kit 11, Riga
A Call to Attention, UCCA Dune, Beidaihe District
Play and Loop II, Blind Spot Gallery, Hong Kong
Noorderlicht International Photo Festival, Museum Belvedere, Herenveen
Alone Together, Stuk, Leuven
Hidden Curriculum, transit.sk, Bratislava
Extension of the Market Zone, Kallmann-Museum Ismaning, Munich

2019
24/7, Somerset House, London
Re:Working Labor, SAIC Sullivan Galleries, Chicago
Tender Buttons, Künstlerhaus Bremen
Inkerö, Sayar, Takala, Kansallismuseo, Helsinki
Touch, EMMA: Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo
Do or Delegate: Entrepreneurial Means and Precarious Ends, Onomatopee, Eindhoven
Extended Noise, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem
Muistatko Lumikin, Tuhkimon ja Punahilkan?, Taiteilijakoti Erkkola, Tuusula

2018
KIDS, Galerija škuc, Ljubliana
Considering Finland, Kunstverein Ludwigshafen, Mannheim
Playing Innocent, MMAG Foundation, Amman
The Value of Freedom, Belvedere 21, Museum of Contemporary Art, Vienna
Knock Knock, South London Gallery
A Clown Walks into a Gallery, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool
As Much About Forgetting, Viborg Kunsthal
Suomi Finland 101, Vantaan Taidemuseo
48 Stunden Neukölln, Berlin
B is for Bird, Museum Kranenburgh, Bergen
The Future of Money / Labour, Corridor Project Space, Amsterdam
House for the Pursuit of Meaning, Kunstsaele, Berlin

2017
Labor Improbus, 10th Art Souterrain, Montréal
A Well Played Game: Man and his Avatar, Alte Fabrik, Kurator, Rapperswil-Jona
Tension and Conflict, MAAT Museu Arte Arqitetura Tecnologia, Lisbon
Kids, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Celje
I’m Not Here to Make Friends, Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg
The Laughable Enigma of the Everyday, Arqipelago - Centro de Arts Contemporaneas, Ribeira Grande
Share/Cheat/Unite, Physics Room, Christchurch
4th Ural Industrial Biennial, Russia
Human Ressources, Frac Lorraine, France
I Would Prefer Not To, La Casa Encendida, Madrid

2016
Transaktionen, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin
Body Media II, Power Station of Art, Shanghai
9th Art Souterrain, Montreal, Canada
FAKE. It is not true, it is not a lie, IVAM, Valencia
Bucharest Biennial 7, Bucharest
What’s The Riddle, Pi-Artworks, London
Infinite Next, Living Art Museum, Reykjavik
Double Act: Art and Comedy, Bluecoat, Liverpool
No/Good Place, Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca College
ST:RUNG, AKKU, Stuttgart
The Profound Boredom of…, Riverside, Worblaufen, Switzerland
Hacking Habitat, Former Prison Wolvenplein, Utrecht
Condo, Carlos/Ishikawa, London
Detail ist alles, Kunsthalle Mainz, Mainz
What People Do For Money: Some Joint Ventures, Manifesta 11, Zurich

2015
S’Wonderful, La Casa Encendida, Madrid
It's Money Jim, but not as we know it, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Vienna
THIS STICKY MESS WILL GET US THERE, Nordic Contemporary, Paris
O Que Caminha ao Lado, SESC, Sao Paulo
Visitors, Governors Island, New York
Office Space, Yerba Buena Centre for the Arts, San Francisco
Five Artists, David Nolan Gallery, New York
When I Give, I Give Myself, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
The Player, FRAC Poitou-Charentes | Angloulême, France
Le Nouveau Festival du Centre Pompidou - 6th edition: Les jeux de l’art, Centre Pompidou, Paris
The Disorder of Things, Galerie the l’UQAM, Montreal
Pipe Dream, WUK Kunsthalle Exgergasse, Vienna

2014
Festival of Minimal Actions, Brussels
Playtime, La 4e Édition Biennale d’art contemporain de Rennes, France
SUPERPOP!, Serlachius Museum Gösta, Finland
Emotional Resources, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK
Shifting Identities, MACRO, Rome
Permanent Playfulness, Mendes Wood DM, Sao Paulo
Nice work if you can get it, Gallery 400, Chicago
ΣNIGMA, /V⧵inibar, Stockholm, Sweden
It's my hair and i can do what i want with it (curated with Kirsa Geiser), Galerie Kamm, Berlin
Don't Embarrass the Bureau, Lunds konsthall, Sweden
Private Matters, Apexart, New York
Tonight, you can call me Trish (curated by RGSK), The LAB Gallery, Dublin
Momentum? Maybe the time has come to live our corporality rather than speak our sexuality (curated by Petunia), PSM gallery, Berlin

2013
Image Employment, MoMA PS1, New York
0 Performance – The Fragile Beauty of Crisis, 5th Moscow Biennale / Special Project
Ghost In The System – Scenarios For Resistance, 5th Moscow Biennale / Special Project Culture Center, Belgrade, Serbia
Kanaalweken, Helmond Municipal Museum, Helmond, Netherlands
From Morn’ Till Midnight, Supportico Lopez, Berlin
The Invisible Lady, Amos Andersson Museum, Helsinki
Rehearsal of the Real, Kunstverein Nürnberg, Germany
Test City: Analog to Digital TV, University of North Carolina, Wilmington Art Gallery, Wilmington
The 2nd Ned James Festival of Women's Werk, Division of Labour & Worcester City Gallery
Border Line (curated by Charlotte Cosson and Emmanuelle Luciani), Galerie Arnaud Deschin (La GAD), Marseille, France
Undercover: A Dialect, Visual Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow, Ireland Four to the Floor // (Far) Below the Bassline, Podroom, Cultural Center, Belgrade Open City, Kunst Fort, Vijfhuizen, Netherlands
Door Between Either And Or (co-curated by Judith Hopf and Marlie Mul), Kunstverein Munich, Munich
You Only Fall Twice, CCA Londonderry, Derry, Ireland
The real thing? - Nouvelles Vagues, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Call of the Mall, various locations in Utrecht, Netherlands
Maintenance Required, Kitchen, New York
Of Love, Pain, and Passioned Revolt, Zero Gallery, Milan
Apparatus Criticus & Locus, Kunstlerhaus, Stuttgart, Germany
Workplace, Warwick Arts Center and Harris Museum, Preston, UK
Barbarians of The Upper-Class, Ratskeller Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst Berlin, Germany 59th Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Germany
Biennial Online
Prospects and Concepts, Mondriaan Foundation, Rotterdam
Here and Now, Aboa Vetus Ars Nova Museum, Turku, Finland Pilvi Takala and Marianne Flotron, Ar/ge Kunst, Bolzano, Italy Dream Factory, Import Projects, Berlin

2012
The Ungovernables, New Museum Triennial, New York
The Moon Via The Beach, LUMA Foundation, Arles
TRACK a contemporary city conversation, S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium
EVA International, Limerick City, Ireland Our Work is Never Over, Matadero Madrid Theatre of Life, CoCA, Torun, Poland
Mind the System, Find the Gap, Z33, Hasselt, Belgium
Cave Allegories, Retretti Art Center, Punkaharju, Finland
An Exhibition of a Study on Knowledge, Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Austria
Recent Acquisitions, De Hallen Haarlem, The Netherlands
Fat Birds don’t Fly, Netwerk center for contemporary art, Aalst, Belgium
Incremental Change, Galeri NON, Istanbul Babarians of the Upper-Class, Ratskeller, Berlin
Dimensions of Sharing, Overgaden, Copenhagen
Knox / Rose / Takala, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow
Good Life, 53rd October Salon, Belgrade
Survival Kit 4, Riga, Latvia
Artists of the No, Projektraum Viktor Bucher / Curated by_vienna 2012, Vienna

2011
Responding to the New Moon, Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin
No More Modern: Notes on Metamodernism, Museum of Art and Design, New York
Wrong Address, 4th Moscow Biennial
Run, Comrade, the old world is behind you, Kunsthall Oslo
VAN UIT HIER / OUT OF HERE, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
7th Shiryaevo Biennial, Samara, Russia
How to Work (More for) Less, Kunsthalle Basel
She Devil 5, Macro Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Roma, Rome
Too late, too little, (and how) to fail gracefully, KunstFort Asperen, The Netherlands
KAAP, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Act / OUT, Onomatopee, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Utan titel (video), Skånes Konstförening, Malmö
Labour and Leisure, Alternativa, Wyspa Institute of Art, Gdansk, Poland Prix de Rome 2011 Exhibition, SMART Project Space, Amsterdam Return of The Losers, Kalmar Konstmuseum, Sweden
Transgressions, Credo Bonum Gallery, Sofia
Scream – Exhibition about Fear, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Norway
How to Work, Kunsthalle Basel
The Other Tradition, Wiels, Brussels
If It’s Part Broke, Half Fix It, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius
Koh-i-noor, Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen

2010
Culture(s) of copy, Goethe-Institut, Hong Kong and Edith Russ Site for Media Art, Oldenburg
RijksakademieOPEN, Amsterdam
Image/Magie, Le Point Commun, Cran Gevrier, France
The Politics of the Invisible Hand, Y-Gallery Küütri, Tartu, Estonia
Transient Spaces – The Tourist Syndrome, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst & Kunstraum Kreuzberg Bethanien, Berlin
Highlighted, Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam
Drafts Establishing Future, Flux/S, Eindhoven
4th Bucharest Biennial, Bucharest
Applied reality, Heden, Den Haag
And the moral of the story is...Morality Act III, Witte de With, Rotterdam
Nordic Art Triennial, Eskilstuna Art Museum, Sweden
Overtime Work, Ahmed Adnan Saygun Sanat Merkezi, Izmir, Turkey
Export-Import, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Helsinki

2009
RijksakademieOPEN, Amsterdam
Mostly It Happens At Night, Flatstation, Amsterdam

2008
SMART-joulukatselmus, Kulttuuritehdas Korjaamo, Helsinki Flowers and Media, Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki Salon Of The Revolution, HDLU - Mestrovic Pavilion, Zagreb 5th Berlin Biennial, Berlin
Urban pedestals, public art exhibition, Helsinki

2007
Consequences and Proposals - Biennale of Young Artists, Tallinn
We like it a lot, Nettie Horn Gallery, London
Midbaugur og Kringla; Leisure, administration and control, Public art exhibition, Reykjavik
In Search of the Miraculous 5th Triennial of Finnish art, Kunsthalle, Helsinki
Sanat Sokaga Tasti, Billboard project by Radikal Newspaper, Istanbul

2006
Helsinki International, Korjaamo/Tram Museum, Helsinki
Final Exhibition of the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki Hard Revolution, Potsdamer Platz Passarella, Berlin Songs of Freedom and Love, Platform Garanti, Istanbul
Songs of Freedom and Love, K2 Contemporary Art Center, Izmir
Theehuis Territoria, Oost West Festival, Deventer, Netherlands
Make your own shadow, Holden Gallery, Manchester, Metropolitan University

2005
9th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul

2004
Manifest04-05, Korjaamo Gallery, Helsinki
Pimeä Contemporary Art Festival, Helsinki

2003
VV2-Recycling the Future, Giardini della Biennale, 50th Venice Biennal, Venice
Real Presence 3, Museum 25th of May, Belgrade
Pinnalla ("on the surface"), Gallery of the Academy of Fine Art, Helsinki

Selected Screenings

2021 XPOSED International Queer Film Festival, Berlin (forthcoming)
2020 34th Stuttgarter Filmwinter – Festival for Expanded Media
2020 Goldsmith’s Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA), London
2019 CPH:DOX, Copenhagen documentary festival
2019 BFI London Film Festival
2019 ZINEBI, International Festival of Documentary and Short Film Bilbao
2019 dokumentART Film Festival, Neubrandenberg
2019 Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York
2019 Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival
2019 VIDEOEX, Zurich
2019 9th Cairo Video Festival
2019 Seoul International NewMedia Festival
2019 I lag, i mørket, Lofoten Kulturhus
2019 Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Official Competition
2019 Hot Docs Film Festival, Toronto
2019 Internationale Frauenfilmfestival, Dortmund
2019 Go Short, Nijmegen
2019 48th International Film Festival Rotterdam
2019 Minimalen 31, Trondheim
2018 The Island Club, Limassol Documentary Festival
2018 Defacement, The Club, Tokyo
2017 Double Feature: Pilvi Takala, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt
2017 Videonale Bonn
2016 Pilvi Takala: Body at Work, Uniondocs, New York
2016 Pilvi Takala: Four Video-performances , Cinema Dynamo, Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève
2016 Artist Cinema: Pilvi Takala, Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb
2016 Seoul International NewMedia Festival
2016 Espoo Museum of Modern Art
2016 A Rule by Nobody, Nightingale Cinema, Chicago
2016 DAVOR, Freiluftbühne Weißensee, Berlin
2016 Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna
2015 Secret Agent , Finnish Museum of Photography
2014 20th Sarajevo Film Festival, Official Selection/European Shorts Competiton
2014 Kaleidoscope Videoclub: #voiceover, (curated by Shama Khanna), The Palais de Tokyo, Paris 2014 International Film Festival Rotterdam
2013 Hong Kong Whistleblowers Club, Para-site, Hong Kong 2013 Collective Action, ICA London
2013 Oberhausen International Short Film Festival 2013 LAXart, Los Angeles
2013 Beursschouwburg, Brussels
2013 The Dream Factory, ETCAMA, Amsterdam
2013 The Dream Factory at To Look is to Labour, co-presented by CCS Bard and Basilica Hudson 2013 The 7th Edition, Berliner Festspeiele
2011 15th Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterhur 2011 The Ljubljana International Film Festival 2011 25 FPS, Zagreb
2011 16th Milano Film Festival 2011 7th Traverse City Film Festival
2011 17th Sarajevo Film Festival, New Current Shorts Competition 2011 Clare Valley Film Festival, Official competition
2011 40th International Film Festival Rotterdam, Tiger Awards 2011 Transmediale, Berlin
2011 Stuttgart Film Winter 2010 video_dumbo, New York 2010 CPH:DOX, Copenhagen
2010 Impakt Open Air, Utrecht, The Netherlands 2010 Nottingham Contemporary
2010 4th Cairo Video Festival 2010 15th Milano Film Festival
2010 And the moral of the story is...Morality Act III, Apexart, New York 2010 European Media Art Festival, Osnabrük, Germany
2010 Directors Lounge/Urban Research, 6th Berlin international Media & Film Festival 2010 I Am Getting So Far Out One Day I Wont Come Back At All, DUVE Berlin
2008 Oberhausen International Short Film Festival 2008 25th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival 2008 Freewaves Festival, Los Angeles
2008 13th Milano Film Festival 2008 Tampere Film Festival
2007 24th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival
2007 Spacex Gallery, Exeter, UK
2007 Tampere Film Festival
2007 Tampere Art Film Festival
2006 Future Shorts, Gloria cinema, Copenhagen
2006 Stranger than fiction, The Lab, San Fransisco
2006 Liefde in die stad, Paradiso, Amsterdam
2004 Ooze, Gallery Stefania Miscetti, Rome

Commissions and Special Projects

2013 The EMDASH Award Comission, Frieze Art Fair, London
2012 Among Others, For Real, 41st International Film Festival Rotterdam
2010 Artist Position, Actors, Agents and Attendants, SKOR, Amsterdam
2010 Intervention, New Strategies, Expodium, Utrecht
2008 Intervention, The Trainee, Kiasma Contemporary Art Museum and Deloitte, Helsinki
2005 Performance in public space, Love in The City, Paradiso/SKOR, Amsterdam

Selected Prizes

2019 ZINEBI 61st Film Festival, Special mention for The Stroker, ES
2019 Nordisk Panorama Film Festival, Honourable mention for The Stroker, SE
2015 Akseli Gallen-Kallela Award, Kalevala Society, FI
2013 State Prize For Visual Arts, FI
2013 The EMDASH Award, Frieze Foundation 2011 Prix de Rome Visual Arts 1st Prize, NL
2011 Stuttgart Film Winter, Norman Prize for Best Short Film 2010 Kettupäivät Festival, Best Experimental Film
2007 Tampere Art Film Festival 1st Prize

Selected Collections

De Hallen Haarlem, NL
Teixeira de Freitas' Collection, PT
Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki / Finnish National Gallery The State Art Collection, FI
Helsinki City Art Museum, FI Helmond Municipal Museum, NL
EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art, FI Amos Anderson Art Museum, FI

Residencies

2018 Aalto University School of Business, Helsinki
2015 ISCP, New York / Alfred Kordelin Foundation
2013 Gasworks, London
2011 IASPIS, Stockholm, Sweden
2009-2010 Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten / Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, ARCADIS, FRAME
2007 Galerija Miroslav Kraljevic, Zagreb
2005 Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Centre, Istanbul