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Visual artist
Kirsimaria E. Törönen
(born 1969, Tampere, FIN)

Int. tel +358 400 903 476
IG studio_wakewa
kirsimaria.toronen@gmail.com
http://www.kirsimariatoronen.fi
kirsimariatoronen.myportfolio.com

Education, degrees
1986 Matriculation exams, Tammerkosken lukion iltalinja, private student
1987-1989 University of Helsinki, Drawing faculty
1989-1993 Hogeschool Rotterdam, Kunstakademie 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
2009 University of Jyväskylä, Open university, basic degree Intercultural studies
2021 University of Helsinki, Open university, Gender studies

Awards
2016 Arts promotion center Finland, region of South-Savo
2013 Member of the year, Mikkelin kameraseura
2011 Mikkeli prize
2006 1. Prize Category Kids for Kids / Cairo Film festival 2006

Commisions, public
Järvi-Suomen Energia Oy, FIN
Esper- hanke, Perhetalo, FIN
Essote, Mikkeli hospital, FIN
Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences, FIN

Works in collections
Gösta Serlachius Art foundation collection
Tampere art museum
Mikkeli art museum
KEVA

Community artworks
2021 Taidepesula electrical cabinets (Elias Pylvänäinen, J-P. Hokkanen, Olli Kanninen, Sami Funke)
2017 ”Outo lintu”, Metsän kaikuja, Mikkeli, art museum
(Sami Funke, Antti Halonen, Juha Lahtinen, Aleksi Paasonen, Netta Putkonen, Anton Ripatti, Peitsarin ja Paatelan koulut)

Solo exhibitions in Finland (selection)
2022 Höyry gallery, Korpilahti
2021 Galleria Eteinen, Savonlinnan taidelukio, Finland
2020 Galleria Saskia, Tampere, curator Veikko Halmetoja
2019 Serlachius residency gallery
2019 Artag gallery, Helsinki, curator Veikko Halmetoja
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
2022 Kladno Castle, Prague, CZ collaboration with Jan Pohribný
2021 Di Carta Biennale, Schio, Italy, curator Valeria Bertesina
2019 Villatalla, Italy, curator Francoise Rod
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

Artistic collaborations
2022 Jutta Hämäläinen on Secret Garden exhibition
2018 Turn out platform Mikkeli, Kill the selfie, dancers Carme Rodergas, Laura Tujula, photographer Sami Funke, musician Logan Nixon
2017 Outo Lintu, communal, site-specific installation, Mikkeli art museum
2010- Yöryhmä, performances, thematic exhibition projects, interventions with visual artist Pirita Lautala
2019- 20×20 group with photographer Sami Funke, artists Marja de Jong, Katriina Kaija, Pirita Lautala, Susanna Tyrväinen
2009 – Industrial feelings, photograoher Jan Pohribný

Residencies

2022 Ateljé Stundars, Sulva, Finland
2021 Di Carta, Schio, Italy
2021 Serlachius residency, Mänttä, Finland
2020 Åland kulturdelegation, Åland, Finland
2019 Villatalla, Italy
2018 Serlachius residency, Mänttä-Vilppula, Finland
2015 Landscape as inspiration symposium, GKK – Klatovy-Klenovan taidemuseo, West-Bohemia, Czech Republic

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, volunteer work

2023 Puhu Jänikselle ry., member of board
2019-2021 Desavo ry, treasurer
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 978-952-99888-1-5 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
ISBN 978-952-99888-0-8 Mindscape – Kirsimaria E. Törönen-Ripatti
ISBN ISBN 978-952-99888-8-4 Modelling poses – Kirsimaria E. Törönen
ISBN 978-952-99888-9-1 Paikkasidonnaiset – Site-Specific

Mentoring
2019-2021 Tampere University Hidden gems
2020-2021 Tampere University, International talent

Other
Exlibris Jaana ja Juha Anttila

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