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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

2017
CARTE BLANCHE PMU, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Works 1998-2015, Turun Taidemuseo, Finland.

2016
La Lumière venue du Nord. Photographies, vidéos 1997-2015, Montpellier, France
Les Femmes de la Maison Carré, Galleria Heino, Helsinki

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, July
Salle de bains, Espace Photographique Contretype, Brussels, Fernissage June 14 in the presence of the artist
Martin Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen, June 1 - June 30
Elina Brotherus & Kira Gluschkoff: 'What if?', Gallery Pick me, Helsinki
Lauri Astala & Elina Brotherus: 'Poissa ja kotona' ('Home and Away'), Gallery Heino, Helsinki, April 27 until May 20
Sequences and Consequences, Ama Gallery, Helsinki.

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.
Sequences and Consequences, Ama Gallery, Helsinki

2010
Fondazione Studio Marangoni, Florence.
Elina Brotherus, Artothèque, Angers.
Video Works, The Wapping Project - Bankside, London.
Sequences and Consequences, Bloomberg SPACE, in the ‘Comma’ series, London.
Time Series, Titanik Gallery, Turku.
Artists at Work, gb agency, Paris.
Elina Brotherus, Retrospective, gb agency, Paris.

2009
Model Studies, Wapping Project Bankside, London.
Artist and her Model, Martin Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen.
Elina Brotherus, (Cur. René Block), ile de Moen, Danemark
Correspondances, Photography Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki (with Rantala).
The New Painting, PF Photography Gallery, Poznan, Poland (cat.)

2008
Elina Brotherus, YKY Gallery, Istanbul.
My Happiness is Round, The Wapping Project, Londres.
Etudes d'après Modèles, Danseurs, AMA Gallery, Helsinki.
Malga Valarica, (curator Giovanna Cavenzi), Commune di Spera,Trento.
Roma Festival Photo, V.M.21 Artecontemporanea, Roma. (cur. Lorella Scacco)
Elina Brotherus in Artist Files 2008, The National Art Center, Tokyo. (cat.)

2009
Elina Brotherus, Martin Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen.
Correspondences (with Hannele Rantala), Photography Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki.
The New Painting, ZAMEK Culture Centre, Poznan. (cat.).

2008
Elina Brotherus, YKY Gallery, Istanbul.
My Happiness is Round, The Wapping Project, London.
Etudes d'après Modèles, Danseurs, AMA Gallery, Helsinki.
Malga Valarica, curator Giovanna Cavenzi, Commune di Spera.
Roma Festival Photo, V.M.21 Artecontemporanea, Roma. (cur. Lorella Scacco)
Elina Brotherus in Artist Files 2008, The National Art Center, Tokyo. (cat.)

2007
Elina Brotherus, gb agency, Paris.
The New Painting, Bleu du Ciel, Lyon.
The New Painting, Oldenburg Kunstverein.
The New Painting, Centre pour l'Image Contemporaine Saint-Gervais, Genève.

2006
The New Painting, Musée Nicéphore Niépce, Chalon-sur-Saône. (cat)
Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf, Berlin.
Model Studies, Festival Les Boréales, Musée des Beaux Arts, Caen.
The New Painting, Journées photographiques de Bienne.
The New Painting, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin. (cat)
The New Painting, Millesgarden, Stockholm. (cat)

2005
The New Painting, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki. (cat)
Orpheus, Centrale Montemartini, Roma.
Open Space, Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf, Art Cologne.
Brotherus, Tyttö, Finnish-Norvegian Cultural Institute, Oslo.
Jérusalem Theatre, Jérusalem.
Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf, Frankfort.
Centre d'Art Contemporain, Tinglado 2, Tarragone.
Frac Haute-Normandie, Rouen.
Baigneurs, Lèche-vitrine, Maison de la culture, Amiens
Model Studies, gb agency, Paris.

2004
Galleri Stefan Andersson, Umeå.
Brotherus, Tyttö, Photography Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki.
Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen.
The New Painting, Espace photographique Château d'eau, Toulouse. (cat.)
Les Baigneurs, Wapping Project, Londres.

2003
Elina Brotherus' video works, Kunsthalle Lophem, Bruges.
The New Painting, Museum of New Art, Pärnu, Estonie.
Blue Horizon, Cassina, Tokyo.
Baigneurs, Istanbul Biennial side event, Istanbul (cat.).
Suites françaises 2, Image/Imatge, Orthez.
Festival Foto-Encuentros, Murcia.
The New Painting, Liste 03, gb agency, Basel.
The New Painting, Espace Photographique Contretype, Bruxelles.

2002
The New Painting, Fiac Perspectives, gb agency, Paris.
International Contemporary Art Center, Bucharest.
Photo-Espana, Jardins Botaniques, Madrid.
Orchard Gallery, Derry, North Ireland.
Hämmeenlinna Art Museum, Hämmeenlinna; Västeras Art Museum, Västeras; Lund Art Hall, Lund.
Encontros da Imagem, Braga.
The New Painting, INOVA, Institute of Visual Art, Milwaukee.

2001
Spring, The Wapping Project. London.
Suites françaises 2, gb agency, Paris.
The New Painting, Galleri Andersson, Umea.

2000
Encontros de Fotografia, Coimbra.
Suites françaises 1, Galerie Anhava, Helsinki; Galleri i8, Reyjavik.

1999
Northern Photography Centre, Rantagalleria, Oulu.
Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki.
Dance Portraits, Galerie Anhava, Helsinki.

1998
Galleri Andersson, Umea; Galerie Anhava, Helsinki.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

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, USA
PHOTOGRAPHY, Martin
 Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, DK
Selfie, Brandts, Odensen, DK

2014
Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2013
Das Fenster im Blick, Art Foyer DZ Bank Kunstsammlung, Franfurt am Main
The Other Portrait - MART- Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto
Home Truths, Photography, Motherhood And Identity, The Photographers' Gallery, London
VIDEO, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2012
Selfportrait, Louisiana – Museum of Modern Art, Denmark
Out of Focus, Saatchi Gallery, London
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
Workshop in Lyon, organised by Bloo Workshops.
The Nordic - Authentic Architecture, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark.
Sense of Place, European landscape photography, Bozar Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels.
Alice in Wonderland, Logomo, programme for the European Capital of Culture, Turku, Finland.

2011
Alice in Wonderland, Lokomo, Turku
Summer in the city, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen

2010
Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen
Prix Nièpce, Rétrospective, Chambre avec vues, Paris.
Cinéphémère, Jardin des Tuileries, Paris.
Nordic Models + Common Ground, The Scandinavia House, New York.
Felicità, Centre PasquArt, Bienne
Public Screen’s, i/o/lab senter for framtidskunst, Stavanger, Norvège
Dans, Västerås Art Museum, Västerås, Suède.
Export - Import, Helsinki Kunsthalle
Cool Water, Korjaamo Gallery, Helsinki.
Vom Dunkeln Gescluckt, Ars Auttoinen, Auttoinen.
Billnäs Bruk, Raseborg.
Spazio, MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome.
Starter, ARTER, Istanbul.
Helsinki10, Rogaland Art Museum, Stavanger.

2009
Identités, Ecole Supérieure dArt, Le Havre.
Rencontres littéraires nordiques, Lieu Unique, Nantes. Wonderful, terrible Life, Etelä-Karjalan Taidemuseo, Lappenranta, Finland.
Myth of Childhood, CCA Andratx, Mallorca.
Nord, Nord-Ouest, gb agency, Paris.
Screening, Supernova, Riga, Latvia.
Mythos Kindheit, Centre Culturel, Majorque.
Ecology of Emotions, Mänttä Art Festival, Mänttä, Finland. Works, Deeds, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki.
La Ruche cité des artistes, Palais Lumière, Evian (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