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Niko Luoma
Tehtaankatu 14 E 38
00140 Helsinki
Finland

+358.40.587.9102
luoma.@nikoluoma.net
www.nikoluoma.net

 

Education

University of Arts and Design, Helsinki, Finland (2003)
SMFA / The 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

2017
Rhythm, Direction and Weight, Atlas Gallery, London

2016
A Depth Immaculate, Gallery Forsblom, Helsinki.

2015
Plane Adaption, Gallery Taik Persons, Berlin.
Temporal Matter, Atlas Gallery, London.

2014
Variations on a standards of space, Gallery Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg.
Focus Finland, Gallery Taik Persons, ARCO Madrid.

2013
No Debris, No Ruin, Gallery Taik Persons, Berlin.
Finnish Frame of Mind, (with Arno Minkkinen), Gallery Valerie Bach, Brussels.
And Time Is No Longer An Obstacle, Gallery Bryce Wolkowitz, New York.

2012
Symmetrium, Gallery Nikolaus Ruzicska (studio), Salzburg.
Symmetrium, ABC Berlin, Berlin.

2010
Equations, Taik Berlin, Berlin.

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

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

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

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

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

2003
Memory Sights, Gallery SPHN, Berlin.
Rodeo, Koe Tila (with Ville Härkönen), Helsinki

1999
2/Kaksi, Gallery Laterna Magica, Helsinki.

1996
Square Notes, Gallery Laterna Magica, Helsinki.

 

Group Exhibitions (selected)

2017
Finland at 100, Abecita Konst Museum, Borås
Foto View: Finland, Landskrona Museum, Landskrona
Samlung Haupt (Berlin)/ 30 Siberlinge – Kunst&Gelb, Mannheimer Kustverein, Mannheim
Dreamaholic: The Miettinen Collection,Weserburg Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen

2016
Soiree Graphique No9 Norden, KOMET, Bern
Summer exhibition, Taidekeskus Taarasti, Nastola Deck Voyage, Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul

2015
I plunge into black holes and emerge intact, Gallery Taik Persons, Berlin

2014
Celebrated, Atlas Gallery, London
Summer group exhibition, Gallery Bryce Wolkowitz, New York
Portraying Visions, Entrepreneur 4.0 Award Exhibition, WITTENSTEIN Innovation Factory, Wittenstein

2013
ISCP Fall Open Studios, Brooklyn NYC
And Time Is No Longer An Obstacle, Visual Explorations, Metanexus Institute (online exhibition)
Now and Then; The first five countries of the ECB’s exhibition series, ECB, Frankfurt.
Money, Money, Money, Kunstforum, Halle.
Joachim Bandau, Niko Luoma, David Shapiro, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
Internationaler Welde-Kunstpreis für Fotografie 2013 Shortlist exhibition,Volksbank Kur- und Rheinpfalz, Speyer
New Wave Finland, Scandinavia House, New York
RED, Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo

2012
Helsinki Abstrakt, Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg

2011
Sights Unseen, Gallery Bryce Wolkowitz, New York
Helsinki School, Christophe Guye Galerie, Zürich
Inauguration show, Gallery Forsblom, Helsinki

2010
Daegu Photo Biennale, Daegu, Korea
Polku, Honkahovi Taidekeskus, Mänttä, Finland
Seven Approaches, Gallery Bryce Wolkowitz, New York

2008
Entre chien et loup, EMMA, Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Tapiola
Fresh Paintings, Gallery 14-1, Stuttgart
Image and After, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki
Helsinki by night, Gallery Taik, Berlin

2007
Photo Finnish, The Stenersen Museum, Oslo

2006
Nordic Cut, Art Pavilion, Zagreb
Helsinki School, BÃ¥ros Art Museum, BÃ¥ros
Dialog, Helsinki School, Langhans Galerie, Prague
On the road, Gallery Herrmann & Wagner, Berlin
The Helsinki School, Finnish photography from the 21st century, Hotel de Ville, Bruxelles

2005
Helsinki School, Photology, Milan
The Helsinki School, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
Contemporary Nordic Sculpture 1980 – 2005, Wanås, Knislinge
Personally / The Helsinki School, Kulturhuset,Stockholm
European Art in the Southwest Bend, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe

2004
30 by taik, the Helsinki School, Finnish Museum of Photogarphy, Helsinki
M. Gaal, O. Kolehmainen, N. Luoma, Gallery 14-1, Stuttgart
Quand la photo fait son cinema, Gallerie Photo du Pole Image Haute-Normandie, Rouen

2003
Quand la photo fait son cinema, Gallerie Nathalie Pariente, Paris
Quand la photo fait son cinema, Usine corort, Marseiles
Keep on the asphalt, site specific works in Sarejevo, Tirana, Athens, Helsinki
(N. Luoma, R. Sakkinen, K. Tukiainen)

2001
Chaos and communication, Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina

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

1998
The Naked and the Nude, Gallery One, Boston MA
Salon Autonomee, Gallery O.N.I., Boston, MA
New Directions ´98, Barrett Art Center, NY

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

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

 

Participation in Art Fairs

2017
Paris Photo, Gallery Taik Persons
Vienna Contemporary, Gallery Taik Persons
Chart, Copenhagen, Gallery Taik Persons
Photo London, Gallery Taik Persons
AIPAD, New York, Gallery Bryce Wolkowitz
Art Basel Hong Kong, Atlas Gallery
ARCO, Madrid, Gallery Taik Persons
Art Geneva, Grob Galley / Atlas

2016
Paris Photo, Gallery Taik Persons
Expo Chicago, Gallery Byce Wolkowitz
Vienna Contemporary, Gallery Taik Persons
Chart, Copenhagen, Gallery Taik Persons
Photo London, Taik Persons
AIPAD, New York, Gallery Bryce Wolkowitz
Basel Hong Kong, Atlas Gallery
ARCO, Madrid, Gallery Taik Persons

2015
Paris Photo, Paris, Gallery Taik Persons
Photo Shanghai, Atlas Gallery, London
Vienna Contemporary, Vienna, Gallery Taik Persons
Chart, Copenhagen, Gallery Taik Persons
Photo London, Atlas Gallery
Basel Hong Kong, Atlas Gallery
ARCO, Madrid, Gallery Taik Persons

2014
ARCO, Madrid, Gallery Taik Persons
Vienna Contemporary, Vienna, Gallery Taik Persons
Paris Photo, Paris, Gallery Taik Persons
Chart, Copenhagen, Gallery Taik Persons
AIPAD, New York, Gallery Bryce Wolkowitz
Basel Hong Kong, Gallery Nikolaus Ruzicska
Basel Hong Kong, Atlas Gallery

2013
ARCO, Madrid, Gallery Taik Persons
Vienna Contemporary, Vienna, Gallery Taik Persons
Paris Photo, Paris, Gallery Taik Persons
ABC, Berlin, Gallery Taik Persons
AIPAD, New York, Gallery Bryce Wolkowitz

2012
Paris Photo, Paris, Gallery Taik
Vienna Contemporary, Vienna, Gallery Taik Persons
Unseen, Amsterdam, Gallery taik
AIPAD, New York, Gallery Bryce Wolkowitz
The Armory Show, New York, Gallery Bryce Wolkowitz

2011
ARCO, Madrid, Gallery Taik
Vienna Contemporary, Vienna, Gallery Taik Persons
Paris Photo, Paris, Gallery Taik
AIPAD, New York, Gallery Bryce Wolkowitz

2010
ARCO, Madrid, Gallery Taik
Paris Photo, Paris, Gallery Taik
Artissima, Torino, Gallery Taik
The Armory Show, New York, Gallery Bryce Wolkowitz
Miami Pulse, Miami, Gallery Bryce Wolkowitz

2009
Paris Photo, Paris, Gallery TaiK
Artissima, Torino, Gallery Taik
ArtForum Berlin, Berlin, Gallery Taik

2008
Art Moscow, Gallery Haus Schneider / Uschi Kolb, Karlsruhe
Art Karlsruhe, Gallery Haus Schneider / Uschi Kolb, Karlsruhe

2007
Paris Photo, Paris, Gallery Taik
Berlin Art Forum, Berlin, Gallery Taik

2006
KIAF, Herrmann & Wagner, Seoul
Arte Fiera, Herrmann & Wagner, Bologna
Berlin Art Forum, Berlin, Gallery Taik
Paris Photo, Paris, Galery Taik

2005
Artissima, Torino,Photology
Paris Photo, Paris, Gallery Taik
Berlin Art Forum, Berlin, Gallery Taik
Palm Beach3, Miami, Herrmann & Wagner

2004
Berlin Art Forum, Berlin, Gallery Taik
Paris Photo, Paris, Gallery taik
Art Cologne, Cologne, Gallery SPHN

2003
Berlin Art Forum, Berlin, Gallery taik
Paris Photo, Paris, Gallery taik

2002
Berlin Art Forum, Berlin, Gallery taik
Stockholm Art Fair, Gallery Taik

2001
Berlin Art Forum, Berlin, Gallery Taik
Stockholm Art Fair, Gallery Taik

2000
Stockholm Art Fair, Gallery Taik

 

Artist-in-Residence

2013 ISCP, Brooklyn, New York
2006 SPHN, Berlin
2005 SPHN, Berlin

 

Works in Collections

Aalto University Foundation
Ars Fennica Foundation
AXA Collection
Borusan Collection
Collection Meeschaert
Danish National Museum of Photography
ECB (European Central Bank) Collection
EMMA Espoo Museum of Modern Art
Finnish State Art Collection
Haupt Collection
Helsinki City Art Museum
Hämeenlinna Art Museum
Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art
Kouri Collection
Miettinen Collection
Pyynikinlinna Art Museum
Riihimäki Art Museum
Rovaniemi Art Museum
Saastamoinen Foundation
Swedish State Art Council
The Wharf Collection
U.S Department of State
Wihuri Foundation
Wanås Foundation

 

Comissions and Works in Public Spaces

2015 Embassy of United States, Helsinki
2014 Malmi Hospital, Helsinki
2005 Consulate Genaral of Finland, St. Petersburg

 

Bibliography (selected)

Artist books

2013 One Minute in Grand Central Terminal, handbound A4 book, 36 pages, edition 10
2012 Permutations, handbound A4 book, 24 pages, edition 25

 

Monographs and Exhibiton Catalogues

2014 The Helsinki School; From the past to the future, Vol. 5. p 106-113
Entrepreneur 4.0 Award Exhibition Catalogue, WITTENSTEIN Innovation Factory, Wittenstein
2013 Money, Money, Money, Kunstforum, Halle
2012 Niko Luoma: And Time Is No Longer An Obstacle, Hatje Cantz, 136 pages
The Wharf Art Collection, p.214-215
2011 Polku, Ways Often Wandered, Taidekeskus Honkahovi, p. 66-67
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
Image and After, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, p 77, 80, 86
2007 The Helsinki School, New Photography from Taik, Hatje Cantz, p74-79
2006 The Helsinki school, Photogarphy by Taik, Hatje Cantz, p 63-67
2005 Contemporary Nordic Sculpture 1980-2005, The WÃ¥nas foundation, p. 39
2004 Niko Luoma, Galerie sphn (HERRMANN & WAGNER), Germany
2003 Keep on the Asphalt, Public art exhibitions Sarajevo, Tirana, Athens, Helsinki
2001 Chaos and Communication, p. 33

 

Articles, Reviews, Essays, Interviews (selected)

2015 Mark Headley: Made in Chelsea, Squaremile, July 2015
Sean O´Hagan: Selfie-stick aerobics classes and photography tattoos: what to see at Photo London, The Guardian, 14.5.2015
Leanse, Theo: Snapshot, Financial Times, 31.1.2015

2014
Borge, Michelle: Photography 4.0, A teachinig guide for the 21st century, Focal press, p. 80- 81 & 217-219

2013
Photo Klassik, IV,2013, p. 50-53, 63
Rexer, Lyle: Catchers of Light, The Edge of Vision Rvisited: A Discussion with New Voices, http://www.in-terms-of.com/catchers-of-light/, Panel discussion, Aperture Foundation
Jennings, Dana: Finding Beauty in Decay and Math, The New York Times, March 2, 2013
Knoblaugh, Loring : And Time is No Longer an Obstacle, Gallery Bryce Wolkowitz, Collector daily
Knoblaugh, Loring : New Wave Finland: Contemporary Photography from the Helsinki School @Scandinavia House, Collector daily
Rexer, Lyle: Caught by light, Damn Magazine
Die fünf besten objektiven Betrachtungen, Schwetzinger Zeitung, 10.04.2013
Aktualität trifft auf künstlerischen Ansatz, Schwetzinger Zeitung, 15.04.2013

2012
Marzona, Daniel: In conversation, Niko Luoma: And Time Is No Longer An Obstacle, Hatje Cantz, p. 108 – 113
Rexer, Lyle: Saint Augustine´s question, Niko Luoma: And Time Is No Longer An Obstacle,Hatje Cantz, p.50 -53
Risch, Conor: Line drawings; The Composer, Photo District News, December 2012, p. 98-101
Schwendener, Martha: Closing Generation Gaps, The New York Times, March 29, 2012
What you see is not what you get, Untitled the state of the art, spring 2012, p. 183
Verschachtelter Weg von der Fläche zum Raum, Die Rheinpfalz, 15.04.2012
Abstraction und Abbild, Der Standard, p.27

2011
Art.es, No 46, p. 90-91

2010
Gisbourne, Mark: In the bleak midwnter…, art.es, No 37, p. 67,69
Gisbourne, Mark: Trough the passage of light and time, Next Level, No 20, p. 39-44

2004
Rouhiainen, Anna: Niko Luoman talvi on punainen, Helsingin Sanomat.
Uotila, Outi: Muistinvaraiset kokemukset palaavat mieleen kuvista, Aamuposti
Kankaansydän-Lahtinen, Anu: Niko Luoman illuusio peittoaa todellisuuden, Hämeen Sanomat

 

Grants, Stipends & Awards

2014
Arts Council of Finland (1 year grant)

2013
William Thuring Award
ISCP, New York / Alfred Kordelin Foundation (6 month artist-in-residence)

2012
Finnish Cultural Foundation (Uusimaa)

2011
Alfred Kordelin Foundation
Art Council of Finland
Frame

2010
Finnish Cultural Institute in New York
Finnish Cultural Foundation

2009
Arts Council of Finland (1 year grant)

2008
Arts Council of Finland (½ 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
Finlandia Foundation

 

Memberships

Union of Artist Photgraphers, Finland, since 2005