NIKO LUOMA

Born: Helsinki, 20.10.70


EDUCATION

University of Art and Design, Department of Photography (MFA), Helsinki, Finland, 2003

SMFA School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, U.S.A, 1998

New England School of Photography, Boston, MA, U.S.A, 1995


SOLO EXHIBITIONS (Selected)

2014
Variations on a standards of space, Gallery Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg

2014
Focus Finland, ARCO Madrid

2013
“No Debris, No Ruin”, Gallery Taik Persons, Berlin

2013
“Finnish Frame of Mind”, with Arno Minkkinen, Gallery Valerie Bach, Brussels

2013
“And Time Is No Longer An Obstacle”, Gallery Bryce Wolkowitz, New York

2012
Gallery Nikolaus Ruzicska (studio), Salzburg, Austria

2012
ABC Berlin, Berlin, Gallery Taik

2010
Equations, Taik Berlin, Berlin, Germany

2009
Every Now Is a New Past, Gallery Krista Mikkola, Helsinki, Finland

2007
Flatland, Gallery Haus Schneider / Uschi Kolb, Karlsruhe, Germany
Valley of Dying Stars, (with Gabriella Basch & Jukka Korkeila), Galleri Thomassen, Gottenburg, Sweden

2006
One, individual, unconditional, irrelative, range of perception, future me, Gallery 14-1, Stuttgart, Germany

2005
Passage of Information, Gallery Herrmann & Wagner, Berlin, Germany

2004
New works, Gallery Uusitalo, Helsinki
Finland Sights, Riihimäki Art Museum, Riihimäki, Finland
Sights, Gallery Häme, Lahti, Finland

2003
Memory Sights, Gallery SPHN, Berlin, Germany

1999
2 Kaksi, Gallery Laterna Magica, Helsinki, Finland

1996
Square Notes, Gallery Laterna Magica, Helsinki, Finland


GROUP EXHIBITIONS (Selected)

2014
Entrepreneur 4.0 Award Exhibition, WITTENSTEIN Innovation Factory, Wittenstein

2013
ISCP Fall Open Studios, Brooklyn NYC
Now and Then; The first five countries of the ECB's exhibition series, European Central Bank, Frankfurt am Main
Money, Money, Money, Kunstforum Halle.
Joachim Bandau, Niko Luoma, David Shapiro, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
WeldeKunstpreises for Photography in 2013, Short list exhibition,Volksbank Kur- und Rheinpfalz, Speyer
New Wave Finland, Scandinavia House, New York

2012
Paris Photo, Paris, Gallery Taik
Unseen, Amsterdam, Gallery Taik
The Armory Show, New York, Gallery Bryce Wolkowitz
AIPAD, Gallery Bryce Wolkowitz, New York
The Armory Show, Gallery Bryce Wolkowitz, New York
Helsinki Abstrakt, Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg

2011
Paris Photo, Gallery Taik Berlin, Paris
Sights Unseen, Gallery Bryce Wolkowitz, New York
Helsinki School, Christophe Guye Galerie, Zürich
Inauguration Show, Gallery Forsblom, Helsinki
Viennafair, Taik Berlin, Vienna
AIPAD, Gallery Bryce Wolkowitz, New York
Arco, Taik Berlin, Madrid

2010
Miami Pulse, Gallery Bryce Wolkowitz, Miami
Paris Photo, Gallery Taik. France
Artissima, Gallery Taik. Torino, Italy
Daegu Photo Biennale, Daegu, Korea
Polku, Honkahovi Taidekeskus, Mänttä, Finland
Seven Approaches, Gallery Bryce Wolkowitz, New York, USA
The Armory Show, Gallery Bryce Wolkowitz, New York, USA
Arco, Gallery taik, Madrid, Spain

2009
Paris Photo, Gallery Taik. France
Artissima, Gallery Taik. Torino, Italy
ArtForum Berlin, Gallery taik, Germany

2008
Entre chien et loup, EMMA, Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Tapiola, Finland
Fresh Paintings, Gallery 14-1, Stuttgart, Germany
Art Fair Suomi, Cable factory, Helsinki, Finland
Art Moscow, Gallery Haus Schneider / Uschi Kolb, Karlsruhe, Germany
Art Karlsruhe, Gallery Haus Schneider / Uschi Kolb, Karlsruhe, Germany
Image and After, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki. Finland
Helsinki by night, Gallery Taik, Berlin, Germany

2007
Paris Photo, Gallery Taik
Berlin Art Forum, Gallery Taik
Photo Finnish, The Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway

2006
Nordic Cut, Art Pavilion, Zagreb, Croatia
Helsinki School, Båros Art Museum, Sweden
Paris Photo, Galery Taik, France
Dialog, Helsinki School, Langhans Galerie Praha, Czech Republic
Berlin Art Forum, Gallery Taik, Germany
On the road, Gallery Herrmann & Wagner, Berlin, Germany
The Helsinki School, Finnish photography from the 21st century, Hotel de Ville de Bruxelles, Belgium
KIAF, (with Jyrki Parantainen) Herrmann & Wagner, Korea
Arte Fiera, Herrmann & Wagner, Italy

2005
Helsinki School, Photology, Milan, Italy
The Helsinki School, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
Contemporary Nordic Sculpture 1980 – 2005, Wanås, Knislinge, Sweden
Personally / The Helsinki School, Kulturhuset,Stockholm, Sweden
European Art in the Southwest Bend, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany
Artissima, Photology, Italy
Paris Photo, Gallery Taik, France
Berlin Art Forum, Gallery Taik, Germany
Palm Beach3, Herrmann & Wagner, U.S.A

2004
The Helsinki School, Gallery Taik. c/o Maxwell, Berlin, Germany
30 by taik, the Helsinki School, Finnish Museum of Photogarphy, Helsinki, Finland
M. Gaal, O. Kolehmainen, N. Luoma, Gallery 14-1, Stuttgart, Germany
Quand la photo fait son cinema, Gallerie Photo du Pole Image Haute-Normandie, Rouen, France
Paris Photo, Gallery Taik, France
Berlin Art Forum, Gallery Taik, Germany
Art Cologne, Gallery SPHN, Germany

2003
Quand la photo fait son cinema, Gallerie Nathalie Pariente, Paris, France
Quand la photo fait son cinema, Usine corort, Marseiles, France
Paris Photo, Gallery taik. Paris, France
Berlin Art Forum, Gallery taik. Germany
Keep on the asphalt, site specific works in Sarejevo, Tirana, Athens, Helsinki (N. Luoma, R. Sakkinen, K. Tukiainen)
Rodeo, Koe tila, Helsinki, Finland

2002
Berlin Art Forum, Gallery taik. Germany
Masters of Arts, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland

2001
Berlin Art Forum, Gallery taik. Germany
Chaos and Communication, B & H Art Gallery, 10th Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean, Sarajavo, Bosnia Herzegovina

1999
International Fine Art Exhibition, Phoenix Gallery, New York, USA
Tenth National Exhibition, Viridian Artists Inc., New York, USA
Fine Art Competition, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, NJ, USA

1998
The Naked and the Nude, Gallery One, Boston, MA, USA
Graduate Show, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA
Salon Autonomee, Gallery O.N.I., Boston, MA, USA
New Directions ´98, Barrett Art Center, NY, USA

1997
New Directions ´97, Barret House Galleries, NY, USA
The Short Film Show, White Elephant Gallery, Boston, MA, USA

1996
Flesh Works, New England School of Photography, Boston, MA, USA

1995
Graduate Show, New England School of Photogarphy, MA, USA


WORKS IN COLLECTIONS

Ars Fennica Foundation
AXA Collection
Borusan Collection
Danish National Museum of Photography
ECB Collection
EMMA Espoo Museum of Modern Art
Finnish State Art Collection
Helsinki City Art Museum
Hämeenlinna Art Museum
Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art
Kouri Collection
Pyynikinlinna Art Museum
Riihimäki Art Museum
Rovaniemi Art Museum
Saastamoinen Foundation
Swedish State Art Council
The Wharf Collection
Wihuri Foundation
Wanås Foundation

Private collections in Asia, EU and the United States


CATALOGUES, PUBLICATIONS & PRESS

2013 Photo Klassik, IV, 2013, p. 50-53, 63
2013 Catchers of Light, The Edge of Vision Revisited: A Discussion with New Voices
2013 Metanexus Institute / Visual Explorations
2013 Finding Beauty in Decay and Math, The New York Times, March 2, 2013
2013 DLK Collection, Niko Luoma, And Time is No Longer an Obstacle
2012 Photo District News, December 2012, p. 98-101
2012 Niko Luoma, And Time is no Longer an Obstacle, 136 pages, Hatje Cantz
2011 art.es, No 46, p. 90-91
2011 Polku, Ways Often Wandered, Taidekeskus Honkahovi, p. 66-67
2010 art.es, No 37-37, p. 67,69
2010 Next Level, No 20, p. 39-44
2010 The Helsinki School, Daegu Photo Biennale 2010, p 78-83
2008 Entre chien et loup, EMMA, Espoo Museum of Modern Art, p 13, 26-27, 65
2008 Image and After, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, p 77, 80, 86
2007 The Helsinki School, New Photography from Taik, Hatje Cantz Verlag, p74-79
2006 The Helsinki school, Photogarphy by Taik, Hatje Cantz Verlag, p 63-67
2005 Contemporary Nordic Sculpture 1980-2005, The Wånas foundation, p. 39
2004 Niko Luoma, courtesy Galerie sphn (Herrmann & Wagner), Germany

2001 Chaos and Communication, p. 33


GRANTS

2014 Arts Council of Finland (1 year grant)
2013 William Thuring Award
ISCP, New York / Alfred Kordelin Foundation (6 month artist-in-residence)
2012 ISCP, New York / Alfred Kordelin Foundation
2012 Finnish Cultural Foundation (Uusimaa)
2011 Alfred Kordelin Foundation
2011 Art Council of Finland
2011 Frame
2010 Finnish Cultural Institute in New York
2010 Finnish Cultural Foundation
2009 Art Council of Finland (1 year grant)
2008 Arts Council of Finland (Half year grant)
2006 Public display grant for visual artists
2005 Finnish Cultural Foundation
2004 Finnish Cultural Foundation
2003 Finnish Cultural Foundation (Uusimaa)
2001 Alfred Kordelin Foundation
2000 University of Art and Design
1999 Merit Award, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, NJ, USA
1997 St. Botolphs Club Foundation

1997 Finlandia Foundation


MEMBERSHIPS

Union of Artist Photgraphers, Finland, 2005-

Todellisuuden Tutkimuskeskus, 2006-


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Part-time teacher at University of Arts and Design, Helsinki, since 2003.