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Kaija Kiuru
born 1959 in Sodankylä, Finnish Lapland
lives in the Aska village in Sodankylä municipality, Finnish Lapland
 
Sculptor, Institute of Fine Arts in Lahti, Finland
Bachelor of Culture and Arts, Lahti University of Applied Sciences / Institute of Design and Fine Arts
Studies in Art History, University of Lapland, Finland
Studies in Environmental Protection, University of Lapland, Finland

MEMBERSHIPS
The Association of Finnish Sculptures
The Artists' Association of Lapland
Kuvasto ry
The Finnish Association for Nature Conservation
Friends of Ancient Forest

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016 Northern Photographic Centre, Oulu, Finland, Viiankiaapa, Protected Aapa Mire -exhibition
Lusto - Finnish Forest Museum, Punkaharju, Finland, Nature Views
2015 Korundi House of Culture, Rovaniemi, Finland, Artist of September, Demonstration
2014 Galleria G, Helsinki, Finland, Protected Aapa Mire
2013 Korundi House of Culture, Rovaniemi, Finland, Artist of November
2013 Museum-Gallery Alariesto, Sodankylä, Finland, Handprint
2011   Gallery Katariina, Helsinki, Finland, Underneath
Gallery Napa, Rovaniemi, Finland, Muuta Puuta
2010 Alta museum, Alta, Norway, Skognært – Close to Forest
2009 The Lönnström Art Museum - Yard Studio, Rauma, Finland
Vadsø Museum - Kjeldsenbruket, Ekkerøy, Vadsø, Norway, Ventetiden – While waiting
2008 Gallery Sculptor, Helsinki, Finland
Joensuun Art Museum, Finland
2007 Gallery Napa, Rovaniemi, Finland
Gallery Becker, Jyväskylä, Finland
2005 Kemi Art Museum, Finland
2004 Tramway - Upper Foyer Gallery, Glasgow, Skotland, The Thread
2003 Aine Art Museum, Tornio, Finland, Shelter
2002 Rovaniemi Art Museum, Shelter
2001 Visual Center – Gallery 5, Oulu, Finland
The Brno House of Arts, – Mala Galerie, Brno, Czech Republic, Flora
Katve Gallery, Rovaniemi, Finland, Forest Like Every Tree
1996 Täysikuu Gallery, Rovaniemi, Finland, Steps Closer
Alariesto Gallery, Sodankylä, Finland
1995 Art Gallery Justin, Oulu, Finland
1994 Taidekeskus Mältinranta, Tampere, Finland, November
Galleria Just, Turku, Finland

INTERNATIONAL GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015 Landscape-Metropolis, Kraftwerk der Rathenau-Hallen, Berlin, Germany
2014 Angle of Incidence - influence of an environment, Willem II Fabriek, `s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
2013 X-border Art Biennial - Crossing the border, Art Hall, Luleå, Sweden
Lands of Art,
Studio Vanna Casati, Bergamo, Italy
Supermarket–Stockholm Independent Art Fair,
Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden
2011 Una stanza tutta per sé / A Room of One’s Own, AbitaMi, Fiera Milano, Italy
2010 Arctic Heat–Earth Remembers, Art from Northern Finland and Lapland, Gallery Wedding, Berlin, Germany
2008 Pewna Finlandia, Contemporary Art from Finland,
Gallery Awangarda, BWA Wroclaw, Poland
Centre of Polish Sculpture, Oronsko, Poland
2007 Pewna Finlandia, Contemporary Art from Finland, Gallery BWA, Katowice, Poland
Gemeinsames-Unterschiedlich, EU-Art-Network, Nordico-Museum der Stadt Linz, Austria
2005 Konst från norra Finland, Artists’ Association of Lapland Exhibition, Luleå Art Hall, Luleå, Sweden
Une certaine Finlande, Contemporary Art from Finland, Atelier 340 Muzeum, Brussels, Belgium
2004 Ziel 1-Kunst-Ziel 1, EU-Art-Network, Burgenländische Landesgalerie, Eisenstadt, Austria
2003 B-fact: Black Sea/Baltic Sea/Barents Sea, Istanbul Bilgi University, Bilgi Atölye 111, Istanbul, Turkey
B-fact: Black Sea/Baltic Sea/Barents Sea, (with Huseyin Alptekin), 2.Tirana Biennale, Tirana, Albanie
Migration-A Barents Art Project,
Kiruna Parish, Sweden
Konstens Hus, Luleå, Sweden
Ájtte, Swedish Mountain and Sami Museum, Jokkmokk, Sweden
The Arkhangelsk State Museum, Russia
Murmansk Art Museum, Russia
The Grenseland Museum, Kirkenes, Norway
2002 Ziel 1-Kunst-Ziel 1, EU-Art-Network, Contemporary Art between Village and Cyberspace,
Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium
In Natura-Barentstriennalen, Svolvær, Lofoten, Norway
2001 Ziel 1-Kunst-Ziel 1, EU-Art-Network, Contemporary Art between Village and Cyberspace,
Cselley Mühle, Oslip, Austria
OHO, Open House Oberwart, Oberwart, Austria
Kunst in Bewegung, ORF Funkhaus, Eisenstadt, Austria
2000 In Via II-A European Network, A project of female artists in Europe
Museum Bärengasse, Zürich, Switzerland
Casal Balaguer, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
1999 S.S.A Annual Exhibition, The RSA Galleries, Edinburgh, Scotland
In Via I-A European Network, A project of female artists in Europe, Zeche Zollverein, Essen, Germany
Skulpturum, Luleå Art Hall, Luleå, Sweden
The Land of Brunhilde, female artists of The Barents Sea Region, Archangelsk Art Museum, Russia
1998 Ultima Thule, Northern Environment and Art Education Project, Sami Museum, Varangerbotn, Norway
Exhibition of female artists of The Barents Sea Region, Boden, Sweden
The Land on the Arctic Circle, Breaking the Ice- Cultural Festival of the Barents Sea Region,
Stockholm, Sweden
The Fell, Environment and Art Education Project, Environmental Art in Levi fell, Montreal, Canada
1995 Current, Artists’ Association of Lapland Exhibition, Haparanda, Sweden
Exhibition of The Tampere Artists´ Association, Trondheim, Norway
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS IN FINLAND
2016 The Snowball Effect 3, Northern Finland Biennial, Kemi Art Museum
2015 Annual Exhibition of the Union of Finnish Art Associations, Seinäjoki Art Hall
2014 The Snowball Effect 2, Northern Finland Biennial, Korundi, Rovaniemi
2013 Pathway–Dialogue on Northern Issues, Rovaniemi Art Museum, Oulu Art Museum
2012    Wha’? IX Textile Art Triennial, Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku
The Snowball Effect, Northern Finland Biennial, Oulu Art Museum and Northern Ostrobothnia Museum
Barked! Contemporary Birch, The Gallen-Kallela Museum, Espoo
2011  Formalities, Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku
Sense of wood, XII TAJU - An Event of Contemporary Art, Hyvinkää Art Museum
Lapland, Lapland Regional Exhibition, Kemi Art Museum
2010 HIGHLIGHTS, Association of Finnish Sculptors 100th Anniversary Exhibition, Wäinö Aaltonen
Museum of Art, Turku
Kajaani Art Museum, group exhibition (Kaarina Kaikkonen, Kaija Kiuru, Kaisu Koivisto)
NOW, Artists’ Association of Lapland 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Rovaniemi Art Museum
2009 Honkahovi, Mänttä
My North, Nordic Art Association in Finland Exhibition, Jetty Barracks Gallery, Suomenlinna, Helsinki
2008 Spiral, Union of Finnish Art Associations Exhibition, Imatra Art Museum
2007 Etelä-napa, Artists’ Association of Lapland Exhibition, Jetty Barracks Gallery, Suomenlinna, Helsinki
2006 Far from a deceitful world? International Contemporary Art Exhibition, Saarijärvi Museum
BookBlast, Artist Book Exhibition, (with Juha Siro), The Lönnström Art Museum, Rauma
Talvinapa, Artists’ Association of Lapland Exhibition, Rovaniemi Art Museum
2005 Mänttä Art Festival
2004 Annual Exhibition of the Union of Finnish Art Associations, Rovaniemi Art Museum
Hibernations, Finnish contemporary art from Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation Art Collection,
Rovaniemi Art Museum
NAPA, Artists’ Association of Lapland Exhibition, Seinäjoki Art Hall
White, Granary, Fiskars
2003 Migration-A Barents Art Project, Kemi Art Museum
Nature and Human Nature, Purnu, Orivesi
Gates of Mysticism, Tampere Art Museum
2002 The Artists’ Association of Lapland in Kerava Art Museum
Harbour Lights, Association of Finnish Sculptors Exhibition, South Harbour, Helsinki
2001 Omstilling, Nordic Contemporary Art, Rovaniemi Art Museum
2000 NatUrban Realities- Nature in an Urban Landscape, Jyväskylä Ridge and Jyväskylä Art Museum
Artists’ Association of Lapland 10th, Anniversary Exhibition, Kemi Art Museum
1999 In Via I-A European Network, A project of European female artists, Lasipalatsi, Helsinki
Ultima Thule, Northern Environment and Art Education Project, Valo Gallery, Rovaniemi
1998 The Fell, Environment and Art Education Project, Environmental Art in Levi fell, Valo Gallery, Rovaniemi
1997 Union of Finnish Art Associations Annual Exhibition, Hyvinkää Art Museum
Mänttä Art Festival
1996 Ars Arctica, Annual Exhibition of Lappish Artists, Rovaniemi
1995 The River, Environmental Art Event by the Ounasjoki river, Rovaniemi Art Museum
1991 Final Show, The Institute of Fine Arts of Lahti, Mältinranta, Tampere
Annual Exhibition of Finnish Artists, Oulu Art Museum
1990 Artists’ Association of Lahti Annual Exhibition, Lahti Art Museum
Annual Exhibition of Finnish Artists, Helsinki Art Hall
 
FIELD TRIPS AND WORKING ABROAD
2016 Vadsø Artist Residence, Norway
2012 Lásságámmi, The Artists’ Residence of Nils-Aslak Valkeapää, Skibotn, Norway
2008 Åland Archipelago Guest Residence, Kökar, Åland
2007 Vadsø Artist Residence, Norway
2004 Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Glasgow, Scotland
2003 The Artists’ Studio of The Artists’ Association of Finland, Grassina, Italy
2002 Kunstnerhuset-The Artists’ Studio, Svolvær, Lofoten, Norway
2001 The Artists’ Residence of The Arts Council of Lapland, Brno, Czech Republic
2000 Andalucia, Spain
1999 Essen, Germany
1990 Prague, Czechoslovakia
1989 New York, USA
 
WORKS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS IN FINLAND
State Art Collection
Kemi City Art Collection
Oulu City Art Collection
Rovaniemi City Art Collection
Turku City Art Collection
Aine Art Museum Collection
Kemi Art Museum
Collection of the Oulu Art Museum
Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation Art Collection
The Finnish Cultural Foundation, Lapland Regional Fund Collection
 
PUBLIC WORKS
Waitings 1-3, 2008, Birch Tree, 2007, Central Hospital of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland
Lighthouse, 2002, Hahtisaari Park, Kemi, 2007, Finland
Mukulat, 2006, Kuivasranta Kindergarten, Oulu, Finland
Little riverbed, 2004, installation in nature, Pallas-Ylläs National Park, Finland
Cover of The Earth, 2000-2003, landscaping project in Pallasjärvi, Pallas-Ylläs National Park, Finland
Cradle, 1999, installation in nature, Sculpturepark Kronan, Luleå, Sweden
Wooden sculptures, 1996, The Rautionsaari School, Rovaniemi, Finland
Spring, 1996, wooden sculptures in The Hirvas School, Rovaniemi, Finland
 
AWARDS
2014 The WihuriEffect Award, Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation
2005 Favorite Work of the Public in Mänttä Art Festival, Lions Club Mänttä
2004 The Culture Award of Rovaniemi City and Municipality
2003 The Art Award of the Province of Lapland

POSITIONS OF TRUST
Chairman of The Arts Council of Lapland 2007-2009
Member of The Arts Council of Lapland 2004-2006
Member of representative body of The Artists´ Association of Finland 2002-2005
Chairman of The Artists´ Association of Lapland 1997-98
Member of board in The Artists´ Association of Lapland 1996-2000




 
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