ILKKA HALSO

*1976 in Orimattila/Finland
Lives and works in Orimattila/Finland

Master of Arts, 1992, University of Art and Design in Helsinki (UIAH)

Solo exhibitions

2009
galerie|christian roellin, St. Gallen, Ilkka Halso – Fotografie, Gesamtwerk
Synart Art Gallery, Frankfurt: Neue Werke
2008
galerie | christian roellin, St Gallen: Photology, Milano, Italia
Maerzgalerie, Leipzig: Tree works
2007
Galerie PF. Poznan, Poland
Kuopio Museum
Galerie Anhava, Helsinki
Galerie Frank, Paris
Frank London, England
Synart Art Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany
2005
Synart Art Gallery, Frankfurt: Restoration / Museum of Nature
Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris
Galerie Anhava, Helsinki
2004
Quicksilver Galerie für Gegenwartskunst, Berlin
Rubicon Gallery, Dublin
2003
Galleri Magnus Åklundh, Malmö, Sweden
2002
Institut Finlandais, Paris
Häme-Gallery, Lahti, Finland
2001
Photography Center, Mikkeli, Finland
Lusto -Finnish Forest Museum, Punkaharju, Finland
2000
F48 Fotografisk Galleri, Stockholm
Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki: RESTORATION,

Group exhibitions

2009
galerie|christian roellin, Zürich: The Best of Photography – g27
Maerzgalerie, Berlin: maerzflimmern
2008
P.S.1 MoMa, New York: Arctic Hysteria: New Art from Finland
ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishoj/Denmark: Nordic Moods – Landscape Photography of Our Time
CPIF – Centre Photographique de l’Ile de France, Pontault-Combault: De natura
2007
galerie|christian roellin, St. Gallen: Collection – Selection
KIASMA Nykytaiteen museo, Helsinki: Landscape in Kiasma’s collections
Phillips de Pury & Company, New York: NY C Photo Exhibition
Overbeck-Gesellschaft, Lübeck: Mapping the Unknown
Preus fotomuseum, Horten/Norway: Into the Landscape
Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA), Toronto: The constructed image: Photographic culture
The Stenersen Museum, Oslo: Photo Finnish- The Helsinki School
Eskilstuna Konstmuseum, Eskilstuna/Sweden: Finn Art
Salo Art Museum, Salo/Finland: The fifth Finnish Photography Triennal 2006, Talvimaa – Winterland
Jyväskylä Art Museum, Jyväskylä/Finland: More than this – On sustainability in contemporary art
2006
Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai/China: 6tth Shanghai Biennale
Hôtel de ville de Bruxelles, Belgium: The Helsinki School-Finnish Photography from the 21st century
T-B A21 Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Wien: Nature attitudes
Wäinö Aaltonen Museum, Turku, Finland: PRESENCE – perspectives on Finnish photography
Photology Gallery, Milan: The Helsinki School
2005
Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin: The Helsinki School A New Approach
Maerzgalerie, Leipzig: Ein Glück, dass sie da sind….
Kulturhuset, Stockholm: Personligt – Fotografier från The Helsinki School
Malmö Konsthal, Malmö: What is important? 3rd Ars Baltica Triennal of Photographic Art
Galeria Salvador Diaz, Madrid
2004
Roellin | Duerr Galerie, St. Gallen: Zeitgenössische Finnsche Fotografie,
Porin Taide Museo, Pori/Finland: What is important? 3rd Ars Baltica Triennal of Photographic Art
Gallery TaiK, Berlin: The Helsinki School, Photography by TaiK
Tallinna Kunstihoone, Tallinn/Estonia: What is important? 3rd Ars Baltica Triennal of Photographic Art
MOMENTUM, Moss/Norway: Nordic Festival of Contemporary Art
Former House of the City Council, Riga/Lettland: What is important? 3rd Ars Baltica Triennal of Photographic Art
Centre Culturel Les Chiroux, Liège/Belgium: Biennale Internationale de l’Image
SMC, CAC Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius/Litauen: What is important? 3rd Ars Baltica Triennal of Photographic Art
Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris: SUOMI
2003
Bergen Konsthall, Bergen/Norway: What is important? 3rd Ars Baltica Triennal of Photographic Art
Stadtgalerie Kiel, Germany: What is important? 3rd Ars Baltica Triennal of Photographic Art
Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg/Sweden: New Realities,
2002
Kultur abteilung Beyer, Leverkusen/Germany: On the Edge of the Unknown – Kultur-Räume im Norden,
XXVII Pontevedra Biennial, Spain
VII Mänttä Art Weeks – summer exhibition, Mänttä, Finland
Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere/Finland Photography and Video in
2001
Fotografisk Center, Cobenhagen: NORDIC, The leisure club Mogadishni, Copenhagen
FINLANDIA!
Galleri Christian Dam, Oslo: Finnish Photography,
Cable Factory Helsinki: FOTOFINLANDIA 2000 prize competition,
2000
Söderhamns Museum, Sweden: Söderhamn Fotobiennale,
1999
The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki: Invisible Light,
1998
Suviniemi Summit, Danielson-Kalmari’s villa, Vääksy, Finland
Taik-gallery, Helsinki: Me Myself and I,
Kallela Museum, Espoo, Finland: The Drum and the Camera, Gallen
1997
Turku castle, Finland: NATURA LUMEN,
1996
Cable Factory, Helsinki: FOTOFINLANDIA -96 finalists
Pielinen Museum, Lieksa: MUISTOJA SYVÄLTÄ – Divers memories
The Manchester Museum, Manchester: DIVERS MEMORIES.
Gray’s Gallery, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland: NORTHERN REFLECTIONS
1995
Art Center Taarasti, Nastola/Finland: PRIVATE LANDSCAPES
Kunsthalle Helsinki: THE SCRIPT, The 2nd Triennale of Finnish Photography
Kunsthalle Helsinki: The 100.th exhibition of Finnish Artists

Grants
2003-07 Finnish State working -grant, 5 years
2002 Näyttökorvaus -grant (state grant)
2001 The Arts Council of Häme grant
Finnish Cultural Foundation grant
Finnish State grant
2000 Päijäthämeen rahasto (Finnish Cultural foundation) grant
1998 Finnish Cultural Foundation grant
1997 Finnfoto exhibition grant
1997-99 Finnish States working grant, 3-years
1993 Finnfoto Kopiosto grant
Finnish States working grant
1994 Nuori Suomi, Finnish Art prize

Works in collections
The Finnish Museum of Photography
Helsinki City Art Museum
Finnish State Art Collection
Pentti Kouri: Rocca-collection
Oulu Art Museum
Suomen Gallup oy
Tampere City
Telenor Oslo
Thyssen -Bornemisza Art Contemporary
FNAC
Malmö Art Museum
KIASMA – Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
Kuopio Art Museum
Private collections in Finland, France, United Kingdom, Belgium, Norway, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Australia