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BIOGRAPHY

Elina Brotherus

Born in 1972, Helsinki, Finland

Lives and works between Paris and Helsinki

EDUCATION

2000 Master of Arts (Photography),University of Art and Design Helsinki (UIAH)
1997 Master of Science (Analytical Chemistry), University of Helsinki



SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 Règle du jeu, Galleria Heino, Helsinki, Finland
         It's Not Me, It's a Photograph, Kunst Haus Wien, Vienna, Austria
2017 Règle du jeu, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
         The Baldessari Assignments, Norrtälje Konsthall, Norrtälje, Sweden

         Carpe Fucking Diem, Contretype, Centre pour la photographie contemporaine, Brussels 
         Works 1998-2015, Turum Taidemuseo, Finland
2016 La Lumière venue du Nord. Photographies, vidéos 1997-2015, Montpellier, France
         Les Femmes de la Maison Carré, Galleria Heino, Helsinki, Finland
2015 Annonciation, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
2013 Annunciation, GB Agency , Paris, France
2012 Galerie Les Voies Off, Arles, Opening parallel to the Rencontres internationales de la photographie,
         Salle de bains, Espace Photographique Contretype, Brussels
         Martin Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
         Elina Brotherus & Kira Gluschkoff: 'What if?', Gallery Pick me, Helsinki, Finland
         Lauri Astala & Elina Brotherus: 'Poissa ja kotona' ('Home and Away'), Gallery Heino, Helsinki, Finland
         Sequences and Consequences, Ama Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

2011 The new painting / The artist and her model, Festival Pluie d'images, Crédit Mutuel Arkéa, Le Relecq Kerhuon
         Le Radar, espace d’art actuel, Bayeux, France
         Sequences and Consequences, Ama Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

2010 Fondazione Studio Marangoni, Florence, Italy
         Elina Brotherus, Artothèque, Angers, France
         Video Works, The Wapping Project - Bankside, London, Great Britain
         Sequences and Consequences, Bloomberg SPACE, in the ‘Comma’ series, London, Great Britain 

         Time Series, Titanik Gallery, Turku, Finland
         Artists at Work, gb agency, Paris, France 
         Elina Brotherus, Retrospective, gb agency, Paris, France
2009 Model Studies, Wapping Project Bankside, London, Great Britian 
         Artist and her Model, Martin Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
         Elina Brotherus, (Cur. René Block), ile de Moen, Denmark, 
         Correspondances, Photography Gallery Hippolyte (with Rantala), Helsinki, Finland

         The New Painting, PF Photography Gallery, Poznan, Poland
2008 Elina Brotherus, YKY Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
         My Happiness is Round, The Wapping Project, London, Great Britain
         Etudes d'après Modèles, Danseurs, AMA Gallery, Helsinki, Holand
         Malga Valarica, (curator Giovanna Cavenzi), Commune di Spera,Trento, Italy
         Roma Festival Photo, V.M.21 Artecontemporanea(cur. Lorella Scacco), Roma, Italy
         Elina Brotherus in Artist Files 2008, The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
2009 Elina Brotherus, Martin Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
         Correspondences (with Hannele Rantala), Photography Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, Finland
         The New Painting, ZAMEK Culture Centre, Poznan, Polan (cat.)
2008 Elina Brotherus, YKY Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
         My Happiness is Round, The Wapping Project, London, Great Britain

         Etudes d'après Modèles, Danseurs, AMA Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
         Malga Valarica, curator Giovanna Cavenzi, Commune di Spera, Spain

         Roma Festival Photo, V.M.21 Artecontemporanea 
(cur. Lorella Scacco), Roma, Italy
         Elina Brotherus in Artist Files 2008, The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan (cat.)
2007 Elina Brotherus, gb agency, Paris, France
         The New Painting, Bleu du Ciel, Lyon, France
         The New Painting, Oldenburg Kunstverein, Germany
         The New Painting, Centre pour l'Image Contemporaine Saint-Gervais, Genève, Schweiz
2006 The New Painting, Musée Nicéphore Niépce, Chalon-sur-Saône, France (cat)
         Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf, Berlin, Germany
         Model Studies, Festival Les Boréales, Musée des Beaux Arts, Caen, France

         The New Painting, Journées photographiques de Bienne, France
         The New Painting, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin, Ireland (cat)
         The New Painting, Millesgarden, Stockholm, Sweden (cat)
2005 The New Painting, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland (cat)
         Orpheus, Centrale Montemartini, Roma, Italy
         Open Space, Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf, Art Cologne, Germany
         Brotherus, Tyttö, Finnish-Norvegian Cultural Institute, Oslo, Norway
         Jérusalem Theatre, Jérusalem, Israel
         Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf, Frankfurt, Germany
         Centre d'Art Contemporain, Tinglado 2, Tarragone, Spain
         Frac Haute-Normandie, Rouen, Frankrig
         Baigneurs, Lèche-vitrine, Maison de la culture, Amiens, France

         Model Studies, gb agency, Paris, France
2004 Galleri Stefan Andersson, Umeå, Sweden
         Brotherus, Tyttö, Photography Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, Finland
         Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
         The New Painting, Espace photographique Château d'eau, Toulouse, France
 (cat.) 
         Les Baigneurs, Wapping Project, London, Great Britain
2003 Elina Brotherus' video works, Kunsthalle Lophem, Bruges, Bruxelles, Belgium
         The New Painting, Museum of New Art, Pärnu, Estonia
         Blue Horizon, Cassina, Tokyo, China
         Baigneurs, Istanbul Biennial side event, Istanbul, Turkey (cat.)
         Suites françaises 2, Image/Imatge, Orthez, Argentina
         Festival Foto-Encuentros, Murcia, Spain
         The New Painting, Liste 03, gb agency, Basel, Schweiz
         The New Painting, Espace Photographique Contretype, Brussels, Belgium
2002 The New Painting, Fiac Perspectives, gb agency, Paris, France
         International Contemporary Art Center, Bucharest, Rumania
         Photo-Espana, Jardins Botaniques, Madrid, Spain
         Orchard Gallery, Derry, North Ireland
         Hämmeenlinna Art Museum, Hämmeenlinna; Västeras Art Museum, Västeras; Lund Art Hall, Lund, Sweden
         Encontros da Imagem, Braga, Portugal
         The New Painting, INOVA, Institute of Visual Art, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
 
2001 Spring, The Wapping Project. London, Great Britain

         Suites françaises 2, gb agency, Paris, France

         The New Painting, Galleri Andersson, Umea, Sweden
2000 Encontros de Fotografia, Coimbra, Portugal
         Suites françaises 1, Galerie Anhava, Helsinki, Finland
         Galleri i8, Reyjavik, Iceland
1999 Northern Photography Centre, Rantagalleria, Oulu, Finland
         Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland
         Dance Portraits, Galerie Anhava, Helsinki, Finland
1998 Galleri Andersson, Umea; Galerie Anhava, Helsinki, Finland

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018 Reflections: From Here to There, Taik Persons Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2017 Sans réserve, MAC/VAL, Vitry-sur-Seine, France
         Paysages français, une aventure photographique 1984-2017, Bibliothèque nationale de France,
         Site François-Mitterrand, Paris, France
         Video works in Skulpturlandsbyen Selde, Selde, Jylland, Denmark
2016 MAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo. Universidad de Chile, Santiago Chile
2015 
Summer in the City no.10, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
         A Room WIth a View, Yancey Richardson, New York, United States 
         PHOTOGRAPHY, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

         Selfie, Brandts, Odense, Denmark
2014 Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
2013 Das Fenster im Blick, Art Foyer DZ Bank Kunstsammlung, Franfurt am Main, Germany
         The Other Portrait - MART- Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto, Italy
         Home Truths, Photography, Motherhood And Identity, The Photographers' Gallery, London, Great Britain
         VIDEO, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
2012 Selfportrait, Louisiana – Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark
         Out of Focus, Saatchi Gallery, London, Great Britain
         Only You Only Me, Images of Love, Love of the Image, Biennial of Photography and Visual Arts,
         Musée d’art moderne et d’art contemporain MAMAC, Liège, Belgium.
         Momentum, The Nordic Biennial, Moss, Norway
         Screaming from the Montain: Landscapes and View Points, Sörlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway
         Pieniä tarinoita suurmiehestä, Kotkaniemi, P.E. Svinhufvudin kotimuseo, Luumäki, together with Leena Svinhufvud.
         Purnu Art Center, Orivesi
         Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
         Workshop in Lyon, organised by Bloo Workshops, France
         The Nordic - Authentic Architecture, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
         Sense of Place, European landscape photography, Bozar Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
         Alice in Wonderland, Logomo, programme for the European Capital of Culture, Turku, Finland
2011 Alice in Wonderland, Lokomo, Turku, Finland

         Summer in the city, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
2010 Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
         Prix Nièpce, Rétrospective, Chambre avec vues, Paris, France

         Cinéphémère, Jardin des Tuileries, Paris, France
         Nordic Models + Common Ground, The Scandinavia House, New York, United States
         Felicità, Centre PasquArt, Bienne, Germany
         Public Screen’s, i/o/lab senter for framtidskunst, Stavanger, Norway
         Dans, Västerås Art Museum, Västerås, Suède, Sweden
         Export - Import, Helsinki Kunsthalle, Finland
         Cool Water, Korjaamo Gallery, Helsink, Finland
         Vom Dunkeln Gescluckt, Ars Auttoinen, Auttoinen, Finland
         Billnäs Bruk, Raseborg, Finland
         Spazio, MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome, Italy
         Starter, ARTER, Istanbul, Turkey
         Helsinki10, Rogaland Art Museum, Stavanger, Norway
2009 Identités, Ecole Supérieure dArt, Le Havre, France
         Rencontres littéraires nordiques, Lieu Unique, Nantes. Wonderful, terrible Life, Etelä-Karjalan Taidemuseo,
         Lappenranta, Finland
         Myth of Childhood, CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain
         Nord, Nord-Ouest, gb agency, Paris, France

         Screening, Supernova, Riga, Latvia
         Mythos Kindheit, Centre Culturel, Mallorca, Spain
         Ecology of Emotions, Mänttä Art Festival, Mänttä, Finland. Works, Deeds, Finnish Museum of Photography,
         Helsinki, Finland

         La Ruche cité des artistes, Palais Lumière, Evian, France (cat) 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Amos Andersson Art Museum, Helsinki Apotekets Kulturförening, Stockholm ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj, Denmark Art Foundation Mallorca Collection, Andratx, Spain Artothèque d’Angers, Angers, France Artothèque de Brest, Brest Centre National des Arts Plastiques (CNAP), France Carnegie Art Collection, Sweden Centre national de l’audiovisuel, Luxembourg City of Lund, Sweden City of Nice Colección H+F, Barcelona Collection Lambert, Avignon Collection Neuflize, France Coppel Collection, Mexico City Corcoran Gallery, Washington County Councils of Gävleborg, Halland, Jönköping, Skåne, Uppsala and Västerbotten, Sweden DZ Bank, Frankfurt am Main Finnish State Art Collection Fondation Kadist, Paris FRAC Alsace, Sélestat, France FRAC Haute-Normandie, Rouen Galeria Civica d’Arte, Modena Galerie municipale de Château d’eau, Toulouse Gothemburg Art Museum, Gothemburg Gävle Konstcentrum, Gävle, Sweden Hasselblad Center, Gothemburg Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Hämeenlinna, Finland L’Imagerie, Lannion, France Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki Koç Foundation, Istanbul MAC/VAL, Vitry-sur-Seine Malmö Art Museum, Malmö Mestizo, Murcia, Spain 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, Portugal Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo (MAXXI), Rome Museum Folkwang, Essen Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas NSM Vie, Paris Oulu Art Museum, Oulu, Finland Saatchi Collection, London Saastamoinen Foundation, Finland Société Générale, Paris SOK Art Collection, Helsinki South Carelia Art Museum, Lappeenranta, Finland StatoilHydro, Stavanger, Norway Swedish State Art Council Tampere City Art Museum, Tampere, Finland The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki Umeå municipality, Sweden Västerås Art Museum, Västerås, Sweden

SELECTED GRANTS AND AWARDS
2010 FinnishCulturalFoundation 2-year Artist’s Grant, Arts Council of Finland Book publishing grant (for Artist and her Model, work in progress), Arts Council of Finland
2009 ArtsCouncilofFinland 2008 Finnish State Prize for Photography 2007 GrönqvistStiftelse,Finland 2006 Ars Fennica 2006 nomination 2005 PrixNiépce,Gensd'images,France
Finnish Cultural Foundation
Book publishing grant (for The New Painting), Arts Council of Finland 2004 5-yearArtist’sGrant,ArtsCouncilofFinland 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

BOOKS
Artist and her Model. Text: Susan Bright. Le Caillou bleu, Brussels 2011 (Work in progress, comes out in Oct.2011). Etudes d'après modèle, danseurs. Text: Marc Donnadieu, interview: Patrick Scemama with Elina Brotherus. Les éditions Textuel, Paris 2007, distributed by Volumen
Elina Brotherus : The New Painting. Text: Susanna Pettersson, Andrea Holzherr, interview: Sheyi Antony Bankale with Elina Brotherus. Next Level, London 2005. Distributed by Thames & Hudson. Decisive Days, valokuvia-photographies-photographs 1997-2001. Interview: Jan Kaila with Elina Brotherus. Kustannus Pohjoinen, Oulu 2002

SOLO SHOW CATALOGUES
ELINA BROTHERUS Artist and her Model, Le Caillou bleu, Brussels 2012
ELINA BROTHERUS, The New Painting. Text: Pawel Leszkowicz. Galeria Fotografii PF, Centrum Kultury Zamek, Poznan 2009
ELINA BROTHERUS, Adventure Istiklal 6. Text: René Block, Timo Valjakka. Yapi Kredi Kazim Taskent Sanat Galerisi, Istanbul 2008
ELINA BROTHRUS, Artist File 2008. Text: Yayoi Motohashi-Mäki-Mantila. National Art Center, Tokyo 2008
ELINA BROTHERUS. Text: Susanna Pettersson. Tinglado2, Tarragona 2005. The New Painting. Text: Evelyne Biver, Elina Brotherus. Carnets de Résidences #2, Editions Contretype, Brussels 2004
The New Painting. Text: Paolo Colombo. Chateau d'eau, Toulouse 2004. Baigneurs, 2001-2003. Text : Hannele Rantala
FRAME, Helsinki 2003. Spring. Text: Sophie Howarth, Jane Rendell. The Wapping Project, London 2001. Suites françaises 2. Text: Andrea Holzherr, Val Williams. & : gb agency, Paris 2001
ELINA BROTHERUS. Text: Caryn Faure Walker, Elina Brotherus. i8 Galleri, Reykjavík / Galerie Anhava, Helsinki, Reykjavík 2000
ELINA BROTHERUS. Text: Yrjänä Levanto, Elina Brotherus. Galleri Stefan Andersson, Umeå 1998