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OUTI PIESKI
born in Helsinki 1973,
lives and works in Ohcejohka (Utsjoki) and Numminen, Finland

EDUCATION
1994-2000                 M.F.A, Academy of Fine Arts, Department of Painting, Helsinki (MFA Fine Art)

1992-1994                 North Carelia Polytechnic, the Department of Visual Arts, Joensuu, Finland
1992                           High school graduation, High school of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Fin

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2020      ´47 Most Wanted Foremothers´, with Eeva-Kristiina Harlin, Sámi Culture Centre Sajos, Aanaar(Inari) Fin
2019      ´Rematriation of a Ládjogahpir – Return to Máttaráhkká´with Eeva-Kristiina Harlin, Sámi Center for Contemporary Art, Kárášjohka(Karasjok) Norway
2019      ´A Greater Miracle of Perception´, with Miracle Workers Collective, Finnish Pavilion, 58th Venice Biennale

2019      ´Čuolmmadit´, Oulu Art Museum, Finland
2018      ´Čuolmmadit´, EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo, Finland
2017      ´Falling Shawls´, one year installation at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, curated by Gillian Fox/ Hayward Gallery
2015      ´Ássojuvvon báiki – Inhabited Land´, Härjedalens Kulturcentrum, Lillhärdal, Sweden
2014      ´Mimicry´, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, with Monica Canilao, London Britain          
2014      ´Ássojuvvon báiki – Inhabited Land´, Gallery Korjaamo, Helsinki Fin
2013       Söderskär Lighthouse, with Kaisu Koivisto, Sipoo Fin
2010      ´Áhku´s Medicine Pine´, Sámi Dáiddaguovddaš/Sámi Center for Contemporary Art, Kárášjohka(Karasjok) Norway
2010      ´Áhku´s Medicine Pine`, Luleå Kulturens Hus, Luleå Sweden
2009      ´Kaisa in a Lake Giisajärvi´, Forum Box, with Pauliina Turakka Purhonen, Helsinki Fin
2008      ´Bird Singing Tree´, Siida Museum, Aanaar(Inari) Fin
2007        Konst i Parkalompolo, Parkalompolo Sweden
2007       Sámi Dáiddaguovddaš/Sámi Artists Centre, Kárášjohka(Karasjok) Norway
2005      ´Alkuloskaa´, Gallery Huuto, Helsinki  Fin
2003        Gallery Sculptor, Helsinki Fin
2002        Sámi Dáiddaguovddaš/Sámi Artists´ Centre, Kárášjohka(Karasjok) Norway

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2021      ´Minds Rising, Spirits Tuning´, 13th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea, curated by    Defne Ayas and Natasha Ginwala

2020      ´Around the Corner, the Wind’s Joik´, Sven Harry´s konstmuseum, Stockholm
2019      ´40 jagi´ – Ávvočájahus / Anniversary exhibition, Alta kunstforening, Norway
2019      ´Strangers in Town´, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Berlin
2019      ´Duddjot´, Institut Finlandais, Paris
2019      ´Mänttä Art Festival´, Mänttä
2019      ´Miracle Workers Collective´, Finnish Pavilion, 58th Venice Biennale, Italy

2019      ´Nordic Impressions´, Scandinavia House, New York, USA
2019      ´Histories. Three generations of Sámi artists´, Queen Sonja Art Stable, Oslo
2018      ´Landscape of the Future´, Helsinki Contemporary, Finland
2018      ´Nordic Impressions´, Phillips Collection Museum, Washington, USA
2018      ´Northern Exposure´, Nordic Museum, Seattle, USA
2018      ´Áigemátki – Time Travel´, Sámi Dáiddaguovddaš/Sámi Center for Contemporary Art, Kárášjohka(Karasjok), Nor
2018      ´Ládjogahpir – Sweet Hat Mountain´ Tamarind Institute at Seattle Art Fair
2017      ´Greetings from Suomi`, Fiskars, Finland
2017      ´I Craft, I Travel Light, Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, Tromsø; Sámi Dáiddaguovddaš/Sámi Center for Contemporary Art, Kárášjohka(Karasjok), Norway
2017      ´Gorži´, Helsinki Cathedral chapel, Lux Helsinki light festival, Helsinki, Finland
2017      ´Sámi Dáiddamusea´ Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, Tromso Norja
2017      ´Puku, kieli, suku, mieli` Aine Art Museum, Tornio, Finland
2017      ´Áigemátki – Time Travel´, Kraftbyen, Trondheim Norja
2016      ´Obsidian Gaze´, Center of Northern Peoples, Manndalen, Norway
2016      ´Art Ii Biennale – Poetics of the Material, Environmental Art Park in Ii, Finland
2016      ´Change Makers´, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Canada
2015      ´Sámi Contemporary´, Felleshus, Berlin, Germany
2015      ´Sámi Contemporary´, Kungsbacka konsthall, Sweden
2015      ´How to Read in the Dark?, Grimmuseum, Berliini
2015      ´How to Read in the Dark?, Tartu kunstimaja, Viro
2015      ´How to Read in the Dark?´ Joensuu Art Museum Finland
2014       ´Aurora Borealis´, Gumbostrand Konst & Form, Sipoo Finland
2014      ´Hetkinen`Mänttä Art Weeks, Finland
2014      ´Top of the World´, Sami Center for Contemporary Art, Kárášjohka(Karasjok) Norway
2014      ´The Snowball Effect 2´, Rovaniemi Art Museum Finland
2014      ´Northern Souls´, Space Station Sixty-Five, London
2014      ´Sámi Contemporary, Sámi Dáiddaguovddaš/Sámi Center for Contemporary Art, Kárášjohka(Karasjok), Norway
2014      ´Sámi Contemporary´, Norbottens Museum, Luleå, Sweden
2014      ´Sámi Contemporary´, Rovaniemi Art Museum, Rovaniemi, Finland
2013      ´Regards sur L’art Contemporain de Finlande´,Chateau de Saint Auvent, Limoges, France
2013      ´Replay´, Sámi Dáiddaguovddaš/Sámi Center for Contemporary Art, Kárášjohka(Karasjok), Norway
2013      ´Sakahán – International Indigenous Art´, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
2013      ´Totta vai leikkiä 2´, Hyvinkää Artmuseum Finland
2012      ´Snow Ball Effect / North Finland Biennial´, Oulu Artmuseum, Finland
2012      ´I see´, Studio 44, Stockholm, Sweden
2012      ´Aaargh! – 10 years later´, Jätkäsaari warehouse, Helsinki
2012      ´Barked! – Contemporary birch´, Gallen-Kallela Museum, Espoo, Finland
2012      ´The New Tradition´, Sámi Dáiddaguovddaš/Sámi Artists Centre, Kárášjohka(Karasjok), Norway
2011       Pieski, Lehtonen Braun and Raito, Kohisevan vintti, Pukkila Finland
2011      ´The Magic of Lappland´, Rovaniemi Art Museum  Finland
2011      ´The Magic of Lappland´, Ateneum Artmuseum, Helsinki
2011      ´The Great Outside´, Mustarinda, Hyrynsalmi Finland
2011      ´Middle of Nowhere´, Rauma Artmuseum Finland
2010      ´Ausgrabungen des Alltags´ Pieski, Braun& Raito, Finland-Institut in Deutschland, Berlin
2010      ´Triennial of Finnish Art´, TR1 Arthall, Tampere Finland
2010       Riddo Duottar Museum, Kárášjohka(Karasjok) Norway
2009      ´Lappi Artists´ Union20 year jubileum´, Rovaniemi Artmuseum Finland
2009      ´Calling Home´, Quartair, Haag, Netherlands
2009      ´Gierdu – Bevegelser i samisk kunstverden´, tour exhibition in Finnmark
2009      ´The Sámi Church Days´, Aanaar(Inari) Finland
2008      ´Ausflug zum Saftsee´, Pieski, Braun & Raito, Westwerk, Hamburg Germany
2008      ´Sámi Art – a Contemporary Heritage?´ Gallery Kaiku, Rovaniemi Finland
2008      ´People on the Meadow´, Gallery Huuto, Helsinki
2007       ´Kollaasi´, Oulu Art Museum, Finland
2006- 2008´In the Shadow of the Midnight Sun – Saami and Inuit Art 2000-2005´, Art Gallery of Hamilton; Winnipeg Art Gallery; Winnipeg Manitoba; MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina Saskatchewan; Yokon Arts centre, Whitehouse Yukon Territory, Canada
2006      ´Äidin taju´, Hyvinkää Art Museum, Finland
2004       Pieski, Lehtonen Braun and Raito, Gallery Rantakasarmi, Helsinki
2004      ´Garden of Paradise´, Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki
2004      ´Common Land – Contemporary art and art handicraft of Arctic Nations´, W. Aaltonen   Museum, Turku, Finland
2003      ´Common Land – Contemporary art and art handicraft of Arctic Nations´, Sámi Museum Siida, Aanaar(Inari), Finland
2003      ´Common Land – Contemporary art and art handicraft of Arctic Nations´, Gallen-Kallela Museum of Espoo, Finland                                                   
2002      ´Samisk Kunstfestival´, Kirkenes, Norway
2001      ´Mänttä Art Festival´, Mänttä Finland
2001      ´Taju-2001´, Hyvinkää Finland
2000      ´Det Fluktuerende Maleri´, Biennial South 2000, Sorlandets Art Museum, Kristiansand, Sweden                                                                         
2000      ´Triennial of Finnish Art´, Helsinki Art Hall Finland
2000      ´Report of Journey´, Lönnström Art Museum, Rauma Finland
1999      ´Girjin Govvan – Sami Art´, Sámi Museum Siida, Aanaar(Inari) Finland
1999      ´Girjin Govvan – Sami Art´, Rovaniemi Art Museum, Finland
1999      ´Polvi-Generation´, exhibition of the graduated of the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki Art Hall
1996      ´Comment´, exhibition for young artists, WG house, Espoo Finland
1995      ´Exhibition for young artists´, Helsinki Art Hall

IN COLLABORATION
2017–2018 ´Rájácummá/Kiss from the Border´, Niillas Holmberg, Jenni Laiti and Outi Pieski, environmental and community-based art project in Deatnu river valley

2018–2020 ´Moratoriadoaimmahat/Moratorium Office´, Niillas Holmberg, Jenni Laiti and Outi Pieski, in collaboration with Ellos Deatnu! movement, community-based self- determination project
2020      ´Rájágeassin/Rajanveto´, Holmberg/Laiti/Pieski, Jonne Sippola, Häiriköt-päämaja & Jari Tamminen, galleria Sinne, Helsinki (Moratorium Office)
2020      ´Rájácummá´, publication of the community-based art project Rájácummá, author´s edition
2019      ´Actually the Dead is not Dead`, Bergen Assemble, Bergen (Moratorium Office& Rájácummá)
2019      ´Rájácummá´, Sámi Dáiddaguovddaš/Sámi Center for Contemporary Art, Kárášjohka(Karasjok)    
2019      ´The Human Era´, Mänttä Art Festival, Mänttä Fin (Moratorium Office)
2019      ´Matters at Heart´, Telemark Kunstsenter, Nor (Moratorium Office & Rájácumma)
2018      ´Finland 101´, Art Museum Artsi, Vantaa, Fin (Moratorium Office)
´A revolutionary toolkit´, Suohpanterror solo exhibition in Trinity Square Video Gallery, Toronto, Canada (Moratorium Office)
2017      ´Dola fávttat/Tulen vahdit´, live stream happening in Giličoahkin/ Kyläkokous, Pauliina Feodoroff, Baltic Circle Theatre Festival (Rájácummá)

2017-ongoing art and research project ´Ládjogahpir–Máttaráhkuid gábagahpir/ The Ládjogahpir–The Foremothers` Hat of Pride´, Eeva-Kristiina Harlin and Outi Pieski
2020      publication ´Ládjogahpir – Máttaráhkuid gábagahpir/ The Ládjogahpir – The Foremothers` Hat of Pride´, Eeva-Kristiina Harlin & Outi Pieski, publisher Davvi Girji

OTHER ART PROJECTS
2017      ´Gorži´, light art installation in Staro Riga light festival, Riga

2017      ´Gorži´ light art installation in Lux Helsinki light festival, Helsinki Cathedral Chapel, Helsinki
2017      set design in ´Autonomiija áiggis/Autonomian aika´, Pauliina Feodoroff, Maryan Abdulkarim, S Nousiainen, Baltic Circle Theatre Festival, Helsinki
2008      ´Harvat & Valitut´, dance and fine art live installation, Zodiak/Hiap, Cable Factory, Helsinki
2005      ´Harvat & Valitut´, dance and fine art live installation, Ritarikatu 7, Helsinki

PUBLIC COMISSIONS
2020      ´Guovtte biggii/Guektien bïegkese/Two Directions´, Nordiska Museet, Stockholm, subscriber Public Art Agency Sweden

2015      ´Spirit of the Valley´, Sámi Parliament House of Norway, Kárášjohka(Karasjok) subscriber KORO- Public Art Norway
2012      ´Eatnu, Eadni, Eana – Stream, Mother, Ground´, Sámi Parliament Hall, Sámi Cultural Centre Sajos, Aanaar (Inari), subscriber The Finnish State Art Collection
2010      ´Sanattomat ilon tuojat´, Vesala Community Centre, Ylikiiminkii, subscriber city of Oulu Finland
2007      ´Solju and Lavvut´, Sámi kindergarden, Tromso, subscriber city of Tromso Norway

REPRESENTED
The Gösta Serlachius Fine Arts Foundation, Finland 

EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Finland
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
Art Collection of Norway
Finnish National Gallery
Collection of Finnish State Art Commission
Aine Art Museum
Rovaniemi Art Museum
Oulu Art Museum
Sámi Museum Siida
Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation
The Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki
Sámi Parliament Norway/ Sámi Art Collection
RidduDuottar Museum Collection, Norway
SANKS, Norway
Vest-Agder fylkeskommune, Norway
City of Tromso, Norway
City of Luleå, Sweden
City of Rovaniemi

MEMBERSHIPS
Finnish Painters´Union

Sámi Artists´Union
Lappi Artists´ Union
Gallery Huuto

AWARDS
2020      Finnish Cultural Foundation Grand Prize

2017      Fine Arts Academy of Finland Award
2016      William Thuring Prize, Finnish Art Society
2015      Ars Fennica Award candidate
2013      Sápmi Awards candidate
2001      Mänttä Art Festival Main Award
1999      Prize for Young Artist, Paulo Foundation