Kirsimaria E. Törönen
Kasarminkatu 7 A 5, 50100 St.Michel, Finland
Puh. +358 400 903 476
kirsimaria.toronen@gmail.com
http://www.kirsimariatoronen.fi

Born 1969 Tampere, Finland

Education, degrees
1986 Matriculation exams, Tammerkosken lukion iltalinja, private student
1987-1989 University of Helsinki, Drawing faculty
1989-1993 Hogeschool Rotterdam, Willen de Kooning Academie Rotterdam, Graficus B.A
1994 University of Turku, Center for vocational training, Academic entrepeneur
1995-1996 University of Tampere, Center for vocational training, Hypermediadesigner
2000 University of Tampere, Open university, basic degree in Media studies
2003 University of Tampere, Open university, basic degree in Socialpsychology

Awards
2016 Arts promotion center Finland, region of South-Savo
2011 Mikkeli prize
2006 1. Prize Category Kids for Kids / Cairo Film festival 2006 (kyläkoulut, Antonia Ringbom, Reetta Neittaanmäki, workshops Arts council of South-Savo)

Commisions, collections
2019 Järvi-Suomen Energia Oy
2019 Essote, Perhetalo, FIN
2017 Essote, Mikkeli hospital, FIN
2013 Mikkeli art museum
2008 Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences, FIN
1994 Lapinlahden atk-talo, Tampere, FIN
1989 Väestöliitto – Family federation of Finland

Exhibitions in Finland (curated, selection)
2019 Kuvakirja kunnantalolla, Nastolan kesänäyttely curated by Veikko Halmetoja
2018 Mäntän kuvataideviikot, Atlas, curator Veikko Halmetoja
2018 Elämänlankaa, Riihisaari, Savonlinna, curator Riitta Moisander
2017 Metsän kaikuja, Mikkelin taidemuseo, curator Anna-Maria Larikka
2017 Katajainen kansa – taidetta purkutalossa, curator Veikko Halmetoja
2016 Juurtumisia, Artag gallery Helsinki
2016 Crossroads, Kulttuurikeskus Poleeni, curator Veikko Halmetoja 
2015 Medina Golden cities, Artag gallery, Helsinki, curator Veikko Halmetoja
2014 Match made – Arts promotion center, Savonlinna, curated by the Arts promotion center South-Savo
2014 Landscape as inspiration, Riihisaari, Regional museum Savonlinna, curator Helena Fenclova
2014 Aidosti omaa, Kulttuurikeskus Poleeni, Pieksämäki, curator Veikko Halmetoja
2009 Tuunattua Tuuvaa, Mikkeli art museum, curator Otso Kantokorpi
2009 Meeting the unknown, regional museum South-Savo, Mikkeli art museum
2008 Regional art exhibition Eastern Finalnd, Kulttuurikeskus Poleeni, curator Paula Hyvönen
2008 Ars Nova, Riihisaari, Regional museum Savonlinna
2007 Pieksämäen art association, Kulttuurikeskus Poleeni, curator Tuomo Kukkonen
2005 24H, Riihisaari, Regional museum Savonlinna, curators Ilkka-Juhani Takalo-Eskola ja Marja Putus
2005 Ars Nova, Savonlinna art museum, curator Merja Heino
2004 Pieksämäki art association, Kulttuurikeskus Poleeni, curator Hanna Vahvaselkä
2003 Ars Nova, Savonlinna art museum
2001 Regional art exhibition, Mikkeli art museum

Group exhibitions in Finland (selection)
2019 Taidekeskus Itä, Lappeenranta
2018 Galleria Boxit, Savonlinna
2018 Turn out platform Mikkeli, Kill the selfie
2018 Riihisaari, Regional museum Savonlinna
2016 Kulttuurikeskus Poleeni, Pieksämäki
2015 Galleria Kapriisi, Tampere
2015 G12, Kuopio
2014 European horizons art forum, Mikkeli
2014 Mikkeli Art museum Studio
2014 Galleria Ars Nova Savonlinna
2013 GalleriAri – Studio Wäkewä, Mikkeli
2013 Galleria Taidekammari, Savonlinna
2013 Riihisaari, Regional museum Savonlinna
2012 Art center Ahjo, Joensuu
2010 Mikkeli Art museum Studio
2009 Atelje MT, Helsinki
2008 Mikkeli center of photography
2008 Galleria Eteinen, Savonlinna
2007 Taidepanimo, Lahti
2007 00130gallery, Helsinki
2007 GalleriAri, Mikkeli
2007 Galleria Pinna, Savonlinna
2007 Riihisaari, Regional museum Savonlinna
2005 Culture center Imatra
2005 Studio Mezzo, Helsinki
2005 Mikkeli center of photography

Solo exhibitions in Finland (selection)
2019 Serlachius residency gallery
2019 Artag gallery, Helsinki
2018 Serlachius residency gallery, Mänttä-Vilppula
2017 Galleria Vanha Savu, Meri-Karvia
2016 Kulttuurikeskus Poleeni, Pieksämäki, curator Veikko Halmetoja
2015 Artag galleria, Helsinki, curator Veikko Halmetoja
2008 Topin galleria, Pieksämäki
2007 Webgalleria Henkevä Silakka
2007 Galleria Napa, Rovaniemi
2006 Kulttuurikeskus Poleeni, Pieksämäki
2006 Topin galleria, Pieksämäki
2005 Alariesto museum gallery, Sodankylä
2004 Mikkeli art museum, Studio
2004 Art center Ahjo, Joensuu

Group Exhibition abroad (selection)
2019 Villatalla, Italy
2015 Finnish culture center, Zichopce, CZ, curator Helena Fenclova
2015 European House gallery, Plzen, CZ, curator Helena Fenclova
2015 Landscape as Inspiration, GKK-Galerie Klatovy-Klenova, CZ, curator Helena Fenclova
2013 European horizons – Sensorium, Galerie umeni Karlovy Vary, CZ
2012 European horizons, Vernon depot gallery, Praha, CZ
2012 Roots and wings, GKK Klatovy-Klenova, CZ
2011 La Strada. Práchenské museum Písek, CZ, curator Helena Fenclova
2011 La Strada, Villa Becher, Galerie umeni Karlovy Vary, CZ, curator Helena Fenclova
2010 Hold the Line, Galerie Seine51, Pariisi, FRA, curator Sylvie Palous
2010 La Strada, Galerie Klenova/Klatovy taidemuseo, CZ, curator Helena Fenclova
2010 La Strada, iso Synagoga, Plzen, CZ, curator Helena Fenclova
2010 La Strada, Galerie Klenova/Klatovy taidemuseo, CZ, curator Helena Fenclova
2010 La Strada, Novometska Radnice, Praha, CZ, curator Helena Fenclova
2009 Aquamediale 5, Lübben, GER, curator Herbert Schimmer
2008 Urbanisme nouveau, Gallery Seine 51, Paris, FRA, curator Monica Burian
2008 Emerging wor(l)ds, Gallery of Art Critics, Praha, CZ, curator Marek Tomin
2008 La Strada, Galerie umeni Karlovy Vary, CZ
2007 Tina B Contemporary Art Festival, Praha, CZ
2007 Mindscape, Galerie Nova Sin, Praha, CZ
2006 Tina B Contemporary Art Festival, Praha, CZ, curators Anneke McQuire ja K.E. Törönen-Ripatti

Solo exhibitions abroad
2007 Burning Bagdad, Vernon Project Gallery, Praha, CZ, curator Monika Burian
2005 Medina, Vernon Gallery, Praha, CZ, curator Monika Burian
2004 Good night Bagdad, The Scandinavian House, Praha, CZ
2004 Good morning Bagdad, Opettajte maja galerii, Tallinna, EE
2003 Finnish Institute in Estonia, Tartto, EE

Residencies and symposiums

2019 Villatalla, Italy
2014 Landscape as inspiration symposium, South-Savo, exhibition Riihisaari, Regional museum Savonlinna, FIN
2015 Landscape as inspiration symposium, GKK – Klatovy-Klenovan taidemuseo, West-Bohemia, CZ
2018 Serlachius residency, Mänttä-Vilppula, FIN

Exhibition & Event production (selection)
2017-2018 Tienoo exhibition project, FIN
2017 Outo lintu art project, South-Savo, FIN
2013-> Studio Wäkewä, St.Michel, FIN
2012-2014 European Horizons art forum
2009-2011 Umbrella of Stories festival, St.Michel, FIN
2008-2010 La Strada exhibition project, CZ
2006-8 OY/EH, Tina B contemporary art festival, CZ
2006-2011 Arto art forum, St.Michel, FIN

Art education (selection)
1995-> planning, producing and executing various art education projects for a wide range of pupils, patients, families and the elderly

Teaching posts
2008, 2012, 2013-2015 University of Applied Science, St.Michel, FIN
1996-1999 Ristiina community college

Other work experience
2017 Metsän kaikuja, Mikkeli art museum, exhibition planning, co-curating
2017 Mun taide –youth project, Mikkeli art museum
2016-2017 TaideKoto, Finnish culture foundation, coordinator
2015 SKjL Landscape, curator
2013-14 Animals, Mikkeli art museum, instructor
2013-14 Mikkelin lyceum & Mikkeli art museum, instructor
2012 Taivaan tähden, Mikkeli art museum, exhibition planning
2011 Veden äärellä, Mikkeli art museum, exhibition planning
2011 Kultaverkosto, Finnish Culture Foundation, networking partner
2010 Tingatinga, Mikkeli art museum, exhibition planning
2006 Secretary general (deputy), Arts council of South Savo
2005-6 Regional artist visual art (deputy), Arts council of South Savo
2003-4 Exhibition secretary, GalleriAri, Mikkeli
1996-1998 Chief hypermediadesigner, Oy Atricon Ab, Tampere

Art fairs
2016, 2017 Mad week Mikkeli / Design Market & Outlet
2013 Tampere art fair
2007 Artissima 14, Torino, Italia mainlist Vernon gallery
2007 Arte Fiera Bologna, Italia mainlist Vernon gallery

Positions of trust (selection)
2018 Desavo ry., chairman of board
2017 Desavo ry., vice chairman of board
2007-2012 Arts council South-Savo, chairman of board
2007-2009 National arts council Visual arts, member of board
2007-2009 Children’s culture division, National council of arts, member of board
2009-2013 Mikkeli children’s art school, chairman of board

Publications
ISBN 978-952-5691-25-2 Aidosti omaa
ISBN 80-239-7164-6 Tina B Contemporary Art Festival
ISBN 978-80-254-1239-8 Vernon projects 2007
ISSN 1798-3037 PORRASSALMI III
Finnish-Arabian association Marhaba 2009
ISBN 978-952-5691-09-2 Tulkittua tuuvaa

Publication with own publisher ID
ISBN 978-80-85014-70-9 La Strada journeys in contemporary art
ISBN 978-952-99888-0-8 Mindscape – Kirsimaria E. Törönen-Ripatti
ISBN 978-952-99888-1-5 Giornate d’Autore
ISBN 978-952-99888-2-2 Kaupunkitiloja
ISBN 978-952-99888-3-9 La Strada 2010
ISBN 978-952-99888-4-6 Petri Turunen, Taivaan ja maan tilassa
ISBN 978-952-99888-5-3 Juuret ja siivet, Roots and wings
ISBN 978-952-99888-6-0 European Horizons, toimittaja Katarina Chlustiková
ISBN 978-952-99888-7-7 Etsimässä – Sami Funke

Memberships and artist groups
2019 Desavo ry, treasurer
2018 Desavo ry., chairman of board
2017 Desavo ry., vice chairman of board
2018 Kill the Selfie
2010 ->Yöryhmä, Pirita Lautala
2009 ->Industrial feelings, Jan Pohribny
2014 ->Beethovenin hevonen, Sami Funke

Other
Exlibris Jaana ja Juha Anttila

Titta Majahalme, Mentoring in the field of cultural producing – Mentoring relationship in European Horizons 2014-project (https://www.theseus.fi/bitstream/handle/10024/82913/Opinnaytetyo.pdf?sequence=1)