Juha Sääski: English CV:

B. 25.2. 1952 Helsinki, Finland

OFFICIAL HOME: www.juha-saaski.fi

juha.saaski.7@gmail.com, /phone +358 (0)400 980 288,/ www.kuvataiteilijamatrikkeli.fi

You-Tube: Vernissage-video by Andre´Debus, Galeriehaus Nord, Nuremberg 2010

 

ART STUDIES:

-The Fine Arts Academy of Finland Helsinki 1973-77

-Art College of Savonlinna 1968-72

 

ONE MAN SHOWS:

- Berlin, Germany, 2017, Galerie / Projektraum TOOLBOX

- Berlin, Germany, 2016, Galerie / Projektraum TOOLBOX

- Helsinki 2016, Gallery Muu Kaapeli

- Berlin, Germany, 2014, Galerie TOOLBOX

- Berlin, Germany, 2013,  Galerie TOOLBOX

- Tampere, Finland, 2012, The Finnish Contemporary Art Museum Willa Mac

- Helsinki, Finland, 2012, Jangva Gallery

- Nuremberg, Germany, 2010, Galeriehaus Nord

- Helsinki, Finland, 2009, Jangva Gallery

- Ulm, Germany, 2008, Sebastianskapelle Gallery

- Karjaa, Finland, 2008, Photocenter Raasepori, Zebra Gallery

- Helsinki, Finland, 2008, Muu Gallery

- Helsinki, Finland, 2007, Orton Gallery

- Helsinki, Finland, 2006, Forum Box Gallery

- Nummela, Finland, 2006, Pictor Gallery

- Helsinki, Finland, 2004, TM-Gallery

- Helsinki, Finland, 2002, Jangva Gallery

- Helsinki, Finland, 2000, Katariina Gallery

- Helsinki, Finland, 1998, TM-gallery

- Helsinki, Finland, 1998, Stoa Gallery

- Vaasa, Finland, 1996, Svenska Teatern Gallery

- Turku, Finland, 1996, Turku Art Fair

- Kemi, Finland, 1996, The Art Museum of Kemi

- Helsinki, Finland, 1996, Katariina Gallery

- Savonlinna, Finland, 1996, The Art Museum of Savonlinna

- Loviisa, Finland, 1995, Segerman Gallery

- Helsinki, Finland, 1994, Gallery G

- Helsinki, Finland, 1992, Katariina Gallery

- Mänttä, Finland, 1992, The Honkahovi Art Center

- Helsinki, Finland, 1992, Kriittinen Tila Gallery

- Helsinki, Finland, 1992, Wellamo

- Tallinn, Estonia, 1991, The Art Museum of Estonia

- Lahti, Finland, 1991, Pihagalleria Gallery

- Helsinki, Finland, 1991, Artina Gallery

- Loviisa, Finland, 1990, Segerman Gallery

- Tampere, Finland, 1990, The Modern Art Collection Gallery

- Savonlinna, Finland, 1989, The Art Museum of Savonlinna

- Helsinki, Finland,1988, Duetto Gallery

- Helsinki, Finland, 1986, The Gallery of Finnish Painters´ Union

- Savonlinna, Finland, 1985, Ars Nova Gallery

- Porvoo, Finland, 1984, The Art Hall of Porvoo

- Helsinki, Finland, 1983, The Gallery of Finnish Painters´ Union

- Lahti, Finland, 1981, The Art Museum of Lahti

- Savonlinna, Finland, 1980, Ars Nova Gallery

- Helsinki, Finland, 1979, The Gallery of Finnish Painters´ Union

- Heinola, Finland, 1979, City Library Gallery

- Savonlinna, Finland, 1976, Ars Nova Gallery

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS IN FINLAND (together more than 200)

- Lahti 2018, "Fresh paint" the 90 years jubileum exhibition of the Finnish Painters´Union, Lahti Art Museum

- Kärsämäki 2015, The old Vicarage of Kärsämäki, with Stiina Saaristo

- Fiskars 2013,Kipinä-The Spark, Fiskars summer exhibition

- Vantaa 2013, Drawing in the flesh, drawing exhibition, Vantaa Art Museum 

- Helsinki 2011, Finnish Degenerated Art Festival Exhibition, Astoria

- Fiskars 2010-11, Säätö Exhibition

- Kerava 2009, Pain exhibition, Kerava Art Museum 

- Hyvinkää 2009, The Sense of Reality exhibition, Hyvinkää Art Museum 

- Helsinki 2006, Artist Organization Kiila´s 70-years jubilee exhibition, Helsinki Art Hall 

- The Mänttä Art Festival Exhibition 1995, 1999

- The annual Exhibition of The Finnish Artists´ Association, Helsinki Art Hall 1976-90, 2001

- The annual Exhibition of the Finnish Artists´ Organisations´ Union 1976,-77,-78,-79,-80,-82,-83,--83,-93

- The annual Young Artists´ Exhibition, Helsinki Art Hall 1974,-75,-76,-77,-78,-79,-82,-83,-85

- Helsinki 1984, The exhibition of Myllypuro Artist Village, Stoa-gallery, East Center

- Hyvinkää 1983, "Erkylän Ometta" Artists`Association of Hyvinkää

- Helsinki 1982, Artists´peace exhibition, Kluuvi Gallery

- Helsinki 1981, The regional exhibition of Helsinki, Vantaa, Espoo, Helsinki Art Hall

- Helsinki, Pori, Kajaani 1980-81, "Work and unemploiment" exhibition of Finnish Painters´Union

- Rovaniemi 1979, "Finnish realist" Rovaniemi Art Museum

- Savonlinna 1979, "Savonlinna Art High School 67-79"

- Voipaala 1979, "Winter Voipaala", Voipaala Art Center

- Lahti 1978, "Art - human voice" Lahti Art Museum

- Lahti, "KuvaMessilä" Summer exhibition of Artists´Association of Lahti 1978,-79,-80,-81

- Lahti, The Annual exhibition of Artists´Association of Lahti 1978,-80

- Lapinlahti 1977, "8 artists from Savonlinna", Lapinlahti Art Center

- Savonlinna, "Riihisaari", nationwide summer exhibition, Riihisaari Art Space 1972,-73,-74

- Savonlinna, The annual exhibition of artists´association Ars Nova, Ars Nova Gallery 1971,-72,-73,-75,-76,-77,-78,-79,-80,-81,-82,-84

- Savonlinna, the regional exhibition of Mikkeli province, Ars Nova gallery 1972,-73,-74,-76

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS ABROAD

- Berlin Germany, 2018 "Superpositio", collective drawing-collage-installation pop-up exhibition: Maija Helasvuo, Mika Karhu, Niina Räty, Minna Jatkola, Sampsa Indren, Anssi Taulu, Juha Sääski, Galerie/Projektraum TOOLBOX six years "The Golden Age Festival" 24.-26.8 2018

- Berlin, Germany, 2017, "unfin(n)ish/ed", Galerie Nord/Kunstverein Tiergarten Berlin. Adel Abidin,  Maija Helasvuo, Mika Karhu, Pekka Kauhanen, Riikka Kuoppala, Juha Sääski. Curator: Veronika Witte

- Berlin, Germany, 2017," Nachstein", Galerie TOOLBOX

- Wrexham, UK, 2017, "Emotional Circus 3", Undegun Art Space

- Helsinki, Finland, 2017, Art Fair Suomi 2017, Galerie /Projektraum TOOLBOX department

- Stockholm, Sweden, 2017, Supermarket 17 Independent Art Fair, Galerie/Projektraum TOOLBOX department

- Viernheim, Germany, 2016, Kunstverein & Kunsthaus Viernheim, "Emotional Circus 2",

Cooperative TOOLBOX

- Mannheim, Germany, 2016, "Emotional Circus 2" , Stumpfe Art Space, Cooperative TOOLBOX

- Rome, Italy, 2016, "Changing times", Gallery Tragliata

- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  2014-15, BELA-Biennial (Biennale of European and Latin American contemporary art), Museu Historico and Centro Cultural Rio Scenarium

- Stockholm, Sweden, 2014, Studio 44 Gallery, Emotional Circus, Cooperative TOOLBOX

- Stockholm, Sweden, 2013, Supermarket 2013, Stockholm Independent Art Fair, Galerie TOOLBOX department

- Berlin, Germany, 2012, Social Box, Galerie TOOLBOX

- Munich, Germany, 2012, Street Art, Galerie Richter-Massett

- Berlin, Germany, 2010, with Marianne Uutinen and Minna Jatkola, Finland-Culture-Institut Gallery

- Koblenz, Germany, 2010, Memory Traces, Finnish contemporary art exhibition, Ludwig Museum

- Karlstad, Sweden, 2009, Märkesåret 200, 4 finnish contemporary painters, Galleri Konst

- Tallinn, Estonia, 1997, Kaiku-Echo, Tallinn Art Hall

- Rudolstadt, DDR, 1987, The exhibition of international painting symposium

- Västerås, Sweden, 1980, 12 artists from Lahti, Västerås Art Museum

- Norway, Sweden, Denmark, 1973, Exhibitions of Artists´Association Ars Nova

- Hamburg, Germany, 1979, Poland, Hungary, Jugoslavia, 1979, Exhibitions of the Artists´Association of Lahti

 

COLLECTIONS

The City of Svonlinna, Lahti Art Museum, Art for schools-organization, The City of Lahti, Helsingin Kaukokiito Oy, The Art College of Savonlinna, The Museum-Foundation of Lapinlahti, KOP (bank), The State of Finland, The City of Anjalankoski, Huhtamäki Oy, The City of Espoo, Etelä-Savon Säästöpankki (bank), Unic Oy, Kulturbundet (Germany), The Modern Art Collection MAC, Savonlinna Art Museum, Imatran Voima Oy, The Paulo Foundation, Posti-Tele of Finland, Helsinki Art Museum, Kemi Art Museum, Enso-Gutzeit Oy, The Central Organization of Finnish Industry, The University of Art and Design Helsinki, Orton Collection, Kerava Art Museum

 

MONUMENTAL WORKS

-The wallpainting of the Finnish School of Costa del Sol (Colegio Finlandes), Fuengirola, Spain 2011

- The windowpaintings of Diakonissalaitos, Eastcenter, Helsinki 1996

- International wallpainting-project of Judith Baca, "The World Wall" the Finnish part with Aaro Matinlauri and Sirkka-Liisa Lonka, Finland, Soviet Union, Japan, Australia, Africa, USA, Spain, South America 1990-93

- The wallpainting-project of the Artists´ Association of Finland with Raili Tang and Reijo Viljanen, Helsinki 1984

- The wallpaintings of a city tunnel, Lahti 1981

- The wallpainting of Kannas School, Lahti 1980

 

GRANTS

Artist grants:

- 5 years artist grant of the State of Finland 2010-15

- 3 years artist grant of the State of Finland 2003-05

Project grants:

Lehtisen Säätiö (The Lehtinen Foundation) 2018, Frame 2013, 2010, 2008, The Foundation of Niilo Helander 2009, the State of Finland 2006, 2001, 1998, 1981, 1978, Suomen Kulttuurirahasto foundation 2008, 1998, 1994, Uudenmaan Taidetoimikunta organization 1997, 1990, The Paulo Foundation 1982, The City of Helsinki 1991, 1987, 1983, Leo and Regina Wainstein Foundation 1982, The City of Lahti 1979, Alfred Kordelin Foundation 1990, 1979, The Artists´ Association of Finland 1980, Suomen Kulttuurirahaston Päijät-Hämeen maakuntarahasto Foundation 1979, Helsingin Saskiat organization 1977, Suomen Kulttuurirahaston Mikkelin läänin maakuntarahasto Foundation 1976, The Art Organization of the County of Mikkeli 1973

Honor for meritorious work as a creative artist: The artist pension of the State of Finland, as a half-pension

 

ACTIVITIES IN ARTISTS`ORGANIZATIONS

- The leadership of Cooperative/Galerie TOOLBOX since 2012, chairman 2016-

- Chairman of the Representative Body of the Artists´ Association of Finland 2003-2005

-Chairman of the Finnish Painters´ Union 1993-94, 1995-96, member of the leadership 1983-86, 1991-96, vice chairman 1992

- The leadership of the Finnish Artists´ Association, vice chairman 1993-96

- The Committee of the Atelierhouse Foundation of Helsinki, 1986-89, chairman 1987-89

- The leadership of the Artists´ Association of Helsinki 1982-84, vice chairman 1983

- The leadership of Artists´ Association of Lahti, secretary 1979-80, vice chairman 1980-81

 

WORKING AS AN ART TEACHER

- Aalto University, School of Arts,  Design and Architecture, Helsinki, part- time art teacher, evaluator and counselor of the university degree of master of arts 2010-16

- The University of Art and Design Helsinki, Art Department, part- time art teacher and evaluator of the university degree of master of arts 1984-2010, lecturer of art 2007-10

- Pekka Halonen Fine Arts Academy 1998-2002

- Evtek, Espoo-Vantaa Design Institute 1998-200

- Open University of The University of Art and Design Helsinki 1988-1998

- The Art School of the Artists´ Association of Helsinki 1982-1997

- The Art School of Imatra 1994-1997

- The Folk College of Eastern Helsinki 1982-84

- Helsinki Hospital of handicapped persons, the counselor of art therapy groups 1981-84

- The Art Industrial Design School of Lahti 1979-81

- The Workers´Academy of Lahti 1978-81

- The Folk College of Nastola 1978-81

- The Art School of The Artists´ Association of Lahti 1978-81

- The Folk College of Harjula (Lahti) 1979-81

- The Art College of Savonlinna 1973

- The Folk College of Rantasalmi 1972-73

- Summer- and other courses around Finland since 1973

- Lectures in art schools, seminars, for instance in The Drawing School of Turku, Kerava Art Museum

 

WORKING AS AN EXPERT

- The curator of the first Mänttä Contemporary Art Festival Exhibition 1933

- The curator of Ikaalinen Art Center thematic summer exhibitions 1996-99

- The curator of The Artists´ Association of Lahti exhibition in Hamburg, Germany 1979

-Working in several art competition jurys (for instance Kuopio Music Center art competition 1985, Porvoo Hospital art competition 2008) 

- Member of the jury of the annual exhibition of the Finnis Artists´ Association in Helsinki Art Hall 2005, 1999, 1992

- Member of the Turku Art Fair Committee 1995

-Member of the jury of A szin, 5, Grafikai Biennale, Munkacs Mihaly Muzeum, Bekescsaba, Hungary 1986

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES

- A presentation "Artist´s social demands" at international Art and Society symposium, Berlin, Germany 2010

- A speech in the 6 th international conference of the Artists´Association of Soviet Union, Kreml, Moscow 1983

 

MEMBER OF ARTISTS`ORGANIZATIONS

- A founder-member of cooperative / Galerie TOOLBOX Berlin since 2012

- The Finnish Painters´Union since 1977

- Pand since 1982, Kiila since 1990

 

PRIZES

- 4 th prize in Kemira´s painting competition 1998

 

PUBLICATIONS

TAIDE (Art Magazine) 6/2017, Otso Kantokorpi: Muraalit vs. harmaa betoni (murals versus gray concrete)   /   Supermarket 17 Stockholm Independent  Art Fair-catalogue 2017   /   Tiina Lamminen and Mauri Pajunen: Kanavatyö (Cross-stitch), Suomen Kästyön Museo ( The Museum of Finnish Handicraft) Jyväskylä 2014   /    BELA Biennale, Museu Historico National/Centro Cultural Rio Scenarium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, exhibition cataloque 2014  /  Jangva Gallery, 20 years jubilee book  2014  /   Spark, critical contemporary art and design, exhibition cataloque, Fiskars 2013   /   Juha Sääski exhibition cataloque, Galerie TOOLBOX, Berlin 2013   /   Bigs ( Berlin Independents Guide) What did I miss at Supermarket 2013   /   Supermarket 2013, Stockholm Independent Art Fair-cataloque   /   Social Box, Galerie Toolbox Berlin group-exhibition cataloque 2012   /   Västra Nyland, interwiew by Marit Lundström 2012   /   Voima Magazin 1/12, interview by Otso Kantokorpi 2012   /    art-in-berlin, online art magazin, interview by Teresa Köster 2010   /   Kipu (pain) exhibition cataloque, Kerava Art Museum 2010   /   Memory Traces exhibition book (publisher Silvana Editoriale S.p.A, Italy 2010) Ludwig Museum Koblenz 2010   /   Jangva Gallery, 15 years jubilee-book 2009   /   Juha Sääski exhibition cataloque Galerie Sebastianskapelle (Germany), Muu Gallery, Zebra Gallery 2008   /   Orton Gallery cataloque number 6, interview by Otso Kantokorpi 2007   /   Juha Sääski exhibition cataloque, Forum Box Gallery 2006   /   Kiila´s Album, Kiila Artists´Organization´s 70 years  jubilee exhibition book 2006 /   Taide Art Magazin 1/2005 interview by Mika Karhu 2005   /   Näitkö 2004 ? TM-Gallery publication 2005   /   The Mänttä Contemporary Art Exhibition cataloque 1999   /   The Mänttä Contemporary Art Exhibition cataloque 1995   /    Art Minor exhibition cataloque, The Arthouse of Naantali 1987     /      Anne Valkonen: Art in built environment, Rakentajain Kustannus 1986    /    The annual book of Finnish art: An artist as a teacher, 1985   /   The annual book of Finnish art: The images of the year 84, 1984   /   University-magazine (Helsinki University) 1.2. 1985  /  Erkylän Ometta (The Artists`Association of Hyvinkää) exhibition cataloque 1983  /  The annual book of Finnish art, 1982   /   Taide Art Magazin 5/81, a report of a tunnelpainting 1981   /   The annual book of Finnish art 1981   /   Juha Sääski exhibition cataloque, Lahti Art Museum 1980   /   Art from Lahti 1950-1980 exhibition cataloque, Lahti Art Museum 1980   /   The annual book of Finnish art: The accounts of art, 1979  /  The Annual Exhibition of Young Artists, exhibition cataloque 1974, -75, -76, -77, -78, -79, -82, -83, -85  /  The Annual Exhibition of Finnish Artists`Association, exhibition cataloque 1976, -77, -78, -80, -84, -85, -86, -90  /  The National Exhibition, exhibition cataloque 1974, -76

Tens of newspaper articles, interviews and exhibition critics, for instance in Helsingin Sanomat

 

FORTHCOMING EXHIBITIONS:

Solo shows:

- Helsinki 2019, "Shameful" TM-Gallery, 15.2. - 10.3. 2019

- Berlin 2019, with Poul R. Weile, 23.2. - 23.3. Galerie TOOLBOX

Group exhibitions:

- New York 2019, Cooperative TOOLBOX, 30.3. - 28.4. Gallery Art Helix