OLA KOLEHMAINEN

Born in 1964, Helsinki, Finland
lives and works in Berlin

education

1993-99
Master of Arts, (Photography), University of Art and Design, Helsinki

1988-92
University of Helsinki, Department of Journalism

membership

1996 –
Union of Artist Photographers, Helsinki

projected shows

2006
Galeria Salvador Diaz, Madrid
Robert Miller Gallery, New York

2005
Galerie Dominique Fiat, Paris

solo exhibitions (selected)

2005
Minimalism is my Great Love, Galerie Artfinder, Hamburg
Search for Mastery, Galerie Nei Licht, Dudelange, Luxembourg

2004
Search for Mastery, Museum Waldhof, Kunstverein Bielefeld, Bielefeld
Construction II, Galerie sphn, Berlin

2003
Construction, Galerie Anhava, Helsinki

2001
The Yellow Staircase, site specific public work commissioned by Helsinki Festivals

2000
Golden Hall, i8 Gallery, Reykjavik

1999
Pyramid, gallery installation, Zinc Gallery, Stockholm

1998
Portaikko-Trappan, gallery installation, Galleria Kari Kenetti, Helsinki

1997
Temple, gallery installation, Kluuvi Gallery, Helsinki

1996
Exitus, Rantagalleria, Oulu, Finland

1995
Exitus, Laterna Magica, Helsinki
Gallery installation, Gallery Finnfoto, Helsinki

group exhibitions (selected)

2005
Helsinki School, Kulturhuset, Stockholm; Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

2004
Galerie Salvador Diaz, Madrid
Made in Berlin, Berlin Art Forum
roellin|duerr galerie, St. Gallen
The Helsinki School, Museet for Fotokunst, Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense
30 by TaiK, The Helsinki School, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki

2002
Le Bâti et Le Vivant (The Built and Living) , Chapelle du Rham, Luxembourg
Brussels – Helsinki, Maison L’Art Actuel Chartreux, Brussels
Helsinki – Brussels, Valkoinen Sali, Helsinki
New Images, Helsinki City Art Museum: Brotherus, Lajunen, Kella, Kolehmainen, Parantainen
Norhern Spell, Finnish Embassy, Washington D.C.
Toronto University Art Center, Toronto
Kuvitelmia / Fantasies Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere

2001
Magnetic North, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall
Finnish Photography, Gallery Christian Dam, Copenhagen
Gallery Christian Dam, Oslo

2000
100 Show: 90 Designers – 10 Artists, Helsinki

1999
Tila – Espaces, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris
Spaces, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki

1998
Blue You, Into Gallery, Helsinki
Me, Myself and I, Bensow House, Helsinki

1996
Photography Finlandia Award, Helsinki
European Photography Award, Bad Homburg, Germany

artist books

1994
Qinterro, OPUS 26, gravure Portfolio

2004
Ola Kolehmainen. Texts by Ferdinand Protzman, Klaus Honnef, Kunstverein Bielefeld,

bibliography (selected)

2004
Anu Uimonen: „Valokuvaa elää kultakautta“, Helsingin Sanomat, May 4, Helsinki

2003
Sabine Willkop: Metropolis Magazine, part 4, Miklos Gaal, Aino Kannisto, Ola Kolehmainen, Timothy Persons, ARTE TV channel, transmitted 22.11.
Ferdinand Protzman: „Landscape, Photographs of Time and Space“, National Geographic Books, Washington
Giulia Vola: „Ola Kolehmainen“, JULIET art magazine, Nr 114, Trieste
Boris Hohmeyer: „Aufbruch im Hohen Norden“, ART das kunst Magazin, Nr 9, Hamburg
Anu Uimonen: „Tilan ja pinnan hallittua leikkiä“, Helsingin Sanomat, June 5, Helsinki
Nina Björkman: „Vitare vitt, svartare svart“, Huvudstadtsbladet, July 7, Helsinki
„Täydellisiä tiloja“, Image, May 2003, Helsinki

2002
Pierre Stiwer, Paul di Felice: „Le Bâti et Le Vivant / The Built and the Living“ 2nd edition. Contemporary Photography, exhibition catalogue, Cafe Creme, Luxembourg
Asko Mäkelä: „Kuvitelmia / Fantasies“, exhibition catalogue, Finnish Museum of Photography, Sara Hildén Art Museum, Helsinki / Tampere
ZOO, Contemporary culture catalogue, number 11, London
Oliwer Lowerstein: „Wired Nation“, Art Review, May 2002 vol. LIII, London
Claude Lorent: „Regards Croisés Bruxelles – Helsinki“. La Libre Culture, November 20, Brussels
Robert Fulford: „Art Around Every Corner“, National Post, May 9, Toronto

2001
Caryn Faure Walker: „Magnetic North“, Current Finnish Installation Photography in Finland“, University of Art and Design, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki
Roy Exley: „The strategic contrasts of scale and subtle juxtapositions of subject create an eminently intelligent and visually engaging spectacle“, Nu magazine 6 vol. III, Stockholm
Cathrine Grant: “ Magnetic North @ New Art Gallery Walsall“, Flash Art, Nov-Dec vol.IV No 221

1999
ZOO, Contemporary culture catalogue, No 2, London
Markus Partanen, Kati Lintonen: „Temple / Ola Kolehmainen“, FRAMES, viewing Finnish contemporary photography, Päivi Rajakari (ed.). Frame, Finnish Fund for Art Echange, Helsinki
Pessi Rautio: „Ne pääsemättömät tilat“. Helsingin Sanomat, January 23, Helsinki
Paul Steen: „Tysta verk kräver tid“, Dagens Nyheter, March 9, Stockholm

1998
Me, Myself and I, exhibition catalogue, University of Art and Design, Helsinki
Caryn Faure Walker: „New Finnish Photography“ No 12, Creative Camera, London

1997
Pauliina Pasanen: „Temple“, Kuva No 5, Helsinki
Marja-Terttu Kivirinta: „Musta neliö ja kuolema“, Helsingin Sanomat, September 28, Helsinki
Maarit Seeling: „Temppeli Kluuvissa“, Arkkitehti 5-6, Helsinki

1996
Kati Lintonen: „Ola Kolehmainen“, exhibition catalogue, European Photography No 60, vol. 17. issue 2. Andreas Müller-Pohle (ed.), Göttingen
Fotofinlandia, exhibition catalogue, Valokuva no 2, Kati Lintonen (ed.), Helsinki
Kari Kemppainen: „Koneromantiikka 90-luvun malliin“, Kaleva, March 15, Oulu

1995
Kati Lintonen: „Exitus“, Valokuva No 4, Helsinki
Anu Uimonen: „Kun elämä kolhii“, Helsingin Sanomat, November 11, Helsinki
Pessi Rautio: “ Kun ihmiset poistuvat, kuvaaja saapuu“, Helsingin Sanomat, October 10, Helsinki

works in public collections

Peter W. Klein Collection
Malmö Art Museum
Roland Berger Collection, Munich
European Investment Bank, Luxembourg
Heino Collection, Helsinki
Wihuri Foundation, Rovaniemi
Espoo Art Museum
Kiasma Collection, Helsinki
Saastamoinen Foundation, Espoo
SOK Collection, Helsinki
Muurame City
UPM-Kymmene collection, Helsinki
Helsinki City Art Museum
Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki
Kouri Collection, New York
Lars Swanljung Collection, Helsinki
State Art Council, Stockholm
State of Finland

private and company collections

Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Spain, USA