CV Visual art

Visual artist
Kirsimaria E. Törönen (born 1969, Tampere, FIN)
Kasarminkatu 7 A 5, 50100 St.Michel, Finland
Puh. +358 400 903 476
kirsimaria.toronen@gmail.com
http://www.kirsimariatoronen.fi

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

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

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

Works in collections
Tampere art museum
Mikkeli art museum
KEVA

Exhibitions in Finland
2020 Technopolis gallery, Espoo, Finland curator Ville Räty
2019 Behind the Paradise border, Embassy gallery, Czech embassy, Helsinki
2019 Taidekeskus Itä, Lappeenranta, Finland, curator Veikko Halmetoja
2019 Kuvakirja kunnantalolla, Nastolan kesänäyttely curated by Veikko Halmetoja

2018 Mäntän kuvataideviikot, Atlas, curator Veikko Halmetoja
2018 Elämänlankaa, Riihisaari, Savonlinna, curator Riitta Moisander
2018 Galleria Boxit, Savonlinna2018 Turn out platform Mikkeli, Kill the selfie
2018 Riihisaari, Regional museum Savonlinna

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 Halmetoja2016 Kulttuurikeskus Poleeni, Pieksämäki

2015 Galleria Kapriisi, Tampere
2015 G12, Kuopio

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
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 Tuunattua Tuuvaa, Mikkeli art museum, curator Otso Kantokorpi2009 Meeting the unknown, regional museum South-Savo, Mikkeli art museum
2009 Atelje MT, Helsinki

2008 Regional art exhibition Eastern Finalnd, Kulttuurikeskus Poleeni, curator Paula Hyvönen
2008 Ars Nova, Riihisaari, Regional museum Savonlinna
2008 Mikkeli center of photography
2008 Galleria Eteinen, Savonlinna

2007 Pieksämäen art association, Kulttuurikeskus Poleeni, curator Tuomo Kukkonen
2007 Taidepanimo, Lahti
2007 00130gallery, Helsinki
2007 GalleriAri, Mikkeli
2007 Galleria Pinna, Savonlinna
2007 Riihisaari, Regional museum Savonlinna

2005 24H, Riihisaari, Regional museum Savonlinna, curators Ilkka-Juhani Takalo-Eskola ja Marja Putus
2005 Ars Nova, Savonlinna art museum, curator Merja Heino
2005 Culture center Imatra
2005 Studio Mezzo, Helsinki
2005 Mikkeli center of photography

2004 Pieksämäki art association, Kulttuurikeskus Poleeni, curator Hanna Vahvaselkä

2003 Ars Nova, Savonlinna art museum

2001 Regional art exhibition, Mikkeli art museum

Solo exhibitions in Finland (selection)
2020 Galleria Saskia, Tampere, Finland, 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
2019 Villatalla, Italy, curator Francoise Rod2015 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

2021 Zerlachius residency
2020 Åland kulturdelegation
2019 Tad la chance, Villatalla, IT
2018 Serlachius residency, Mänttä-Vilppula, FIN
2015 Landscape as inspiration symposium, GKK – Klatovy-Klenovan taidemuseo, West-Bohemia, CZ

Upcoming exhibitions
2020 Ostro Bothia phography center, Lapua, Finland2021 Aine art museum, Tornio, Finland
2021 K.H.Renlund museum, Kokkola, Finland
2021 Kultuurikeskus Poleeni, Pieksämäki, Finland
2022 Galleria Halmetoja, Helsinki, Finland

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
2019 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
2019-2020 Tampere University Hidden gems

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)