kari vehosalo
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W O R K S
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Artist.
Lives and works in Finland, Helsinki.

Kari Vehosalo's works aim to give form to the commonly shared abstract social reality. Caring, death, pleasure and pain is yet present in his art often as hidden in structures and evident only after the viewer realises these powers within. Thus viewing comes a process, where by recognizing and naming the forces that construct our reality we put the question about humanity itself in the play.

Vehosalo has dealt extensively about issues concerning power in his art. His works explore the problems of identification in the making of the Self, the psychopathology of everyday life and the structures of reality.


Kari Vehosalo (born 1982 Finland) has graduated from Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Institute of Fine Arts and Aalto University, University of Art and Design. Vehosalo is represented in many major collections, e.g. : KIASMA - museum of contemporary art, Sara Hildén Art Museum, Helsinki Art Museum, Lahti Art Museum. 
He works in various mediums.

Kari Vehosalo is represented by Galerie Anhava.


Contact: kari.vehosalo( at )gmail.com

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EDUCATION


2008-2010 Aalto University, University of Art and Design, Helsinki (PALLAS, fine arts)

2008-2010 University of Helsinki, (studies in semiotics and philosophy)

2004-2008 Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Institute of fine Arts




SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2018 Galerie Anhava, Helsinki

2015 Terrible Nature, Turku Art Museum, STUDIO

2014 We hope you are OK, Galerie Anhava, Helsinki

2011 Baroque of Violence, Gallery Aarni, Espoo

2010 Hirtettyjen Tanssiaiset, tm•Gallery, Helsinki

2009 P U R K U, Artcenter Mältinranta, studio, Tampere

2007 Antrooppinen periaate, Taidepanimo, Lahti




SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2017 Ars Fennica 2017, KIASMA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki

2016 Hypnosis, Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia

2016 From Heino With Love, HAM - Helsinki Art Museum

2016 Draw now!, Rovaniemi Art Museum

2015 Women's Weapons: Lipstick & Tears,
Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere

2015 Draw now!, Lahti Art Museum

2015 New and Newest, Rovaniemi Art Museum

2015 Shift in the shadows, Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki

2015 Aineenvaihdunta, Gallery Kone, Hämeenlinna

2014 Summer Exhibition, Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere

2014 Vieraantuminen, Hyvinkää Art Museum, Hyvinkää

2014 Traum{a}, Galerie TOOLBOX, Berlin, Germany

2013 Helmiä, Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere

2013 Drawing in the Flesh, Vantaa Art Museum

2012 Reality bites, KIASMA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki

2012
Figuration Y ?, Galerie Favardin & de Verneuil, Paris, France

2012 Rajantaju, Purnu Art Centre, Orivesi

2012 Alumni, Gallery Oyoy, Lahti

2011 EMERGING, Galerie Anhava, Helsinki

2011
Montano's Malady, Galerie Favardin & de Verneuil, Paris, France

2010
AHNE, Helsinki, Suvilahti

2010
Virtually Real, Helsinki Art Museum, Meilahti

2010
Pain, Kerava Art Museum

2010
epäyhtälö, Gallery Rantakasarmi, Helsinki

2008
AUKEAMA, Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki

2008
AUKEAMA, Lahti Art Museum

2008
New Painting, Lahti Art Museum

2007
Liukas saippua, Taidepanimo, Lahti

2007
Liukas saippua, Köysiratagallery, Turku

2007
Valintoja, Sibeliustalo, Verstas, Lahti

2007
The Art of Bassware, Sanomatalo, Helsinki

2007
Amerikka, Artcenter Ihana, Heinola

2006
Toinen kierros, Taidepanimo, Lahti

2006
Toivonpäivä, Rautatieasema, Helsinki

2004
VSK diplomawork exhibition, Turku




WORKS IN COLLECTIONS


Private collections in Europe

KIASMA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki

Lahti Art Museum

Helsinki Art Museum

Sara Hildén Art Museum

Heino Collection, Finland

Saastamoinen Foundation Art Collection / EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art

Finnish Art Society

Lahti University of Applied Sciences

Wihuri Foundation / Rovaniemi Art Museum

Amos Anderson Art Museum




MEMBERSHIP


Finnish Painters' Union

Helsinki Artist Association

Kuvasto, visual rights organization




GRANTS
2016 Art Council of Finland
2016 Finnish Cultural Foundation
2016 FRAME
2015 Finnish Cultural Foundation, 1 year working grant
2015 Art Counsil of Finland
2014 Art Council of Finland, 1 year working grant
2013 FRAME
2013 Arts Council of Finland,
1 year working grant
2012 Paulo Foundation
2012 Art Counsil of Helsinki
2011 Aalto university

2011 Finnish Cultural Foundation,
1 year working grant
2010 Finnish Art Council
2009 Art Council of Helsinki
2008 Auno ja Mauri Riutu foundation



OTHER ACTIVITIES

Master's thesis examiner/instructor in various universities, Art teacher, exhibition jury memberships...



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PUBLICATIONS
"Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation Collection"
Rovaniemi Art Museum
(ISBN-978-952-9554-51-5)
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"Reality bites - Document in Contemporary Art"
A Museum of Contemporary Art Publication
In English & in Finnish
(ISBN 978-951-53-3449-7)

KIASMA






"KIPU" ("PAIN") - Kerava Art Museum Publication
Only in Finnish
(ISBN 978-952-9642-41-0)
PAIN










Kari Vehosalo © 2017