ELINA MERENMIES

Born 1967 in Espoo
Lives and works in Helsinki, Finland

emerenmies@hotmail.com
www.anhava.com

studies

1999 Master Degree of Fine Arts, Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki
1991-92 Academy of Fine Arts, Monumental Painting, Prague
1988-92 Academy of Fine Arts, Painting Department, Helsinki
1988-89 Institut de Saint-Luc, Painting department, Brussels
1987 University of Helsinki, Drawing department

solo exhibitions

2005 Uppsala Konstmuseum, Uppsala
2004 Dahl Gallery of Contemporary Art, Luzern
2004 The Finnish Institute, Paris
2003 Galerie Anhava, Helsinki
2002 Galerie Anhava, Helsinki
2001 Kluuvin Galleria, Helsinki
1999 Kaapelin Galleria, Helsinki
1996 Espace Tristan Bernard, Paris
1994 Harjun Galleria, Helsinki
1990 Academy of Fine Arts of Helsinki

group exhibitions

2005 Wille Mäkelä & Visitors, Painted into air, Mediatheque, Kiasma, Helsinki
2005 ArtBrussels, Galerie Anhava, Brussels
2005 Stockholm Art Fair, Galerie Anhava, Stockholm
2005 Nina Roos, Anu Tuominen, Marianna Uutinen, Pamela Brandt, Elina Merenmies, Kabusa Konsthall, Köpingebro
2005 Collaborations, Galleri Charlotte Lund, Stockholm
2005 MUU18v, Muu Ry, The Helsinki Kunsthalle, Helsinki
2004 Aqua Forte, Elva kvinnliga konstnärer ur samlingen, Nordiska akvarellmuseet, Skärhamn
2004 Art Forum, Berlin, Galerie Anhava
2004 Galerie Anhava, Helsinki
2004 Rauma Balticum Biennale, Rauma
2004 vasta maalattu / peinture fraiche, la jeune creation finlandaise, Le Triage, Nanterre
2004-2005 Arkens Samling, Arken, Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishoj
2003 ARTissima 2003/ Galerie Anhava, Turin
2003 About girls’ lives, Amos Anderson Museum of Art, Helsinki
2003 Le Dernier Cri, Track 16 Gallery, Los Angeles
2003 Le Dernier Cri, Dix Ans, Galerie de l’Ecole des Beaux Arts, Marseille
2003 „Summer“, Kerava Art Museum, Kerava
2003 Night Train, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
2002 NIFCA, STOP for a moment, Painting as presence, Arken, Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishoj
2002 NIFCA, STOP for a moment, Painting as presence, Wäinö Aaltonen museum, Turku
2002 NIFCA, STOP for a moment, Painting as narrative, Proje 4 L-Istanbul Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul
2001 Le Dernier Cri, Hopital Brut, La Siesta du Sud, Marseille
2001 Art goes to kapakka- festival, Kosmos, Helsinki
2001 Le Dernier Cri, Hopital Brut, Horse hospital, London
2001 DRAW 5!, Puristamo, Cablefactory, Helsinki
2001 Festival d’Art et de Litterature Nordique, Caen
2000 Le Dernier Cri, 6ème Festival d’Art Singulier, Roquevaire
2000 „Mäntän tuliaiset“, Studio Mezzo, Helsinki
2000 Le Dernier Cri, Hopital Brut, Stripcore, Ljubljana
2000 Le Dernier Cri, Hopital Brut, Haus Schwartzenberg, Neurotitian, Berlin
2000 The 5th Festival of Fine Arts in Mänttä, Mänttä
2000 Group exhibition with Matti Hagelberg and Reijo Kärkkäinen at the Regard Moderne, Paris
2000 Le Dernier Cri, Hopital Brut, Extrapool, Nigmegen
2000 Le Dernier Cri, Hopital Brut, Brussels
2000 DRAW 4!, Gallery of the Cablefactory, Helsinki
2000 Le Dernier Cri, Hopital Brut, Galerie Triangle, Bordeaux
1999 Le Dernier Cri, Hopital Brut, Confort Moderne, Poitiers
1999 Le Dernier Cri, Hopital Brut, Heinsberg Cultural Festival, Heinsberg
1999 Brutal Comics in Sick-screenland at the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki
1999 Le Dernier Cri, Hopital Brut, Kaapeli Gallery, Helsinki
1999 Le Dernier Cri, Hopital Brut, Fumetto, Lucerne Comics Festival, Lucerne
1998 Le Dernier Cri, Espace Herault and Regard Moderne, Paris
1997 Le Dernier Cri, Les Index, Rouen
1997 Le Dernier Cri, Le Grand Deballage, La Manufacture Art Center, Paris
1997 Le Dernier Cri, Mauvais Oeil, La Friche- Cultural Center, Marseille
1997 Le Dernier Cri, La Laiterie, Strasbourg
1996 Le Dernier Cri, Espace Tristan Bernard, Paris
1992 „Made in Space“, Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki

publications

2005 Elina Merenmies, Alone, Juha-Heikki Tihinen, Vexi Salmi, Anders Jansson, Uppsala Konstuseum, Uppsala
2005 Tidskriften Fabrik 2-3.05, Göteborg
2005 Muu 18, Riikka Ala-Harja, Minna Heikinaho, Henni Oksman, Toppela, Kari Yli-Annala, Art Print Oy, Helsinki
2004 Arken Bulletin vol.2, Tomas Ivan Träskman : Elina Merenmies, Arken Museum For Moderne Kunst, Ishoj
2004 Elina Merenmies, Le Jardin de Jürgen, Les Religions Sauvages, Le Dernier Cri, Marseille
2004 Elina Merenmies, Galerie Anhava
2004 Talking To Me, Rauma Biennale Balticum, Rauma Art Museum
2004 vasta maalattu / peinture fraiche, la jeune creation finlandaise, Mika Hannula, Merja Laukia, Cecile Marie, Ambassade de Finlande, Institut finlandais, Deja-CIFC, Paris
2003 night train, Surrealist Routes to Kiasmas Collections, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Like, Helsinki
2003 Tyttöjen elämästä / Ur Flickors liv, Kaj Martin, Amos Anderson Museum of Art, Salpausselän Kirjapaino Oy
2003 Elina Merenmies: HOPE, Le Dernier Cri, Marseille
2002 STOP for a moment painting as presence, Vammalan Kirjapaino Oy
2002 STOP for a moment painting as narrative, Vammalan Kirjapaino Oy
2001 Hopital Brut 5/6, Le Dernier Cri, Marseille
2001 Vagina Mushroom, Le Dernier Cri, Marseille
2001 cd: Musique de danse et de transe pour robots electromenagers, Paris
2000 Elina Merenmies: ILMANPAIN, Le Dernier Cri, Marseille
2000 Hopital Brut 04, Le Dernier Cri, Marseille
1999 The Finnish Art Magazine NR 6, Kustannus Oy TAIDE, Helsinki
1997 Hopital Brut 03, Le Dernier Cri, Marseille

future exhibitions

2006 THIS IS NOT A LOVE SONG – 12 positions within contemporary painting, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
2006 Välitiloja, Vantaa Art Museum, Vantaa
2007 Silent Violence, Oulu Art Museum, Oulu
2007 Haavasta myötätuntoon, Finnish Figurative Art, Gallen-Kallela museo, Espoo and Rauman taidemuseo, Rauma
2008 Splatsh, Amos Andersonin taidemuseo, Helsinki

works in collections

The Helsinki City Art Museum
The Saastamoinen Foundation
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Kiasma
Arken Museum for Moderne Kunst
The Museum of Amos Andersson
Nordiska akvarellmuseet
Suomen Taideyhdistys (Finnish Art Association)
Private collections

memberships

Finnish painters association
Finnish Artists Association MUU
Le Dernier Cri

other artistic activities

2004-2005 Virtual installations at the University of Technology, Otaniemi, Espoo, with Wille Mäkelä, researcher. The installations are painted with free hand into the air in a virtual environment with software being developed during the research project. To look at the installation one needs a real-time camera location in a special observation corner formed by stereoscopic walls.
1991 Tour of Czechoslovakia with the band Swinging C
1990-91 participation in the making of Radio Block at the Radio Aligre in Paris, an experimental electro-acoustic radio-program based on voices, noises and music

grants

2005 3-year grant of the State of Finland
2004 Finnish Cultural Foundation
2004 1-year grant of the State of Finland
2003 Oskar Öfflund Foundation
2002 !-year grant of Finnish Cultural Foundation
2001 VISEK-foundation
2001 Nordic Institute for Contemporary Arts
2001 Helsinki City Cultural and Library Foundation
2000 Finnish Art Association
2000 Kuvataiteen näyttökorvausapuraha
2000 Central Commision for Art
1997 A.Kordelin Foundation
1996 Art Foundation of Uusimaa
1994 Paulo Foundation
1993 Finnish Cultural Foundation
1991 Academy of Fine Arts

teaching

2000-2005 Lecturer at the Helsinki Academy of Fine Arts, Painting department
2005-2006 Tutor for the MFA-studies at the Helsinki Academy of Fine Arts, Painting department