Minä, kuvataiteilija Anne Siirtola

Anne Siirtola on kuvataiteilija, joka käyttää teoksissaan erilaisia materiaaleja ja metodeja, riippuen teoksen lähtökohdista ja kontekstista. Esillä on ollut sekatekniikalla toteutettuja installaatioita ja tilallisia teoksia, valokuva -ja videoteoksia, sekä maalauksia.  Hänen käyttämänsä materiaalit ovat usein löydettyjä, kierrätettyjä. Erilaiset hajoamisen ja muutoksen jäljet, prosessit, jotka tapahtuvat ihmismielessä ja materiaalissa ovat teoksissa läsnä. Viimevuosina painopiste on ollut yhteisöllisessä taiteessa ja erilaisten ihmisten kohtaamisessa. Siirtola on toiminut myös monitaiteisissa ja taiteen ja tieteen välisissä yhteisöhankkeissa ja toteuttanut tilaustöinä julkisia teoksia. Hänen teoksiaan kuuluu mm Kiasman ja valtion kokoelmiin ja teoksia on esitetty useissa näyttelyissä, festivaaleilla ja tapahtumissa Suomessa, sekä ulkomailla. Anne Siirtola is a visual artist combining different materials and methods in her artistic practice depending on the starting point and context of the work. She has presented, among others, installations, mixed media sculptures, paintings, moving image and photos.
Traces of change and dissolution that can be identified in both the human mind and in the physical matter are visible in Siirtola’s work. Her materials are often also reused, second-hand or discarded, cast-off.

In recent years focus has been on communal art and encounters with different people, asking what is worthy and important in life.
She has commissioned several public works and her works belong to the collections of Kiasma and Finnish State. Her work have been presented in numerous exhibitions, festivals and events both in Finland and abroad.
Anne Siirtola, kuvataiteilija / visual artist

CV

Koulutus Education

  • 2017–2020 Education of Expressive Art Therapy, Eino Roiha Institution
  • 2015–2016 Method Education of Expressive Art Therapy
  • 2002–2004 Master of Arts, Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki
  • 1987–1992 Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki

Valikoidut yksityisnäyttelyt Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2018 Interweave, Mediabox, Helsinki
  • 2017 Life Constructing, Vitrinabiblioteka, Pietari, RUS
  • 2016 Critical Mass, Club Raduga, St. Petersburg, RUS
  • 2013 Song of a Hungry Land, New Verses, Muu-galleria, Helsinki
  • 2012 Song of a Hungry Land, Mediabox, Helsinki
  • 2012 Passage + Song of a Hungry Land, New Verses (Marianne Gronow), Effearte, Milano, ITA
  • 2011 ARS11, Song of a Hungry Land, New Verses, Kajaani Art Museum, Kajaani
  • 2010 Lost and Found (Milja Viita, Juha Mäki-Jussila), Gallery Suomesta, Berlin, GER
  • 2010 Room of Growth, Gallery Huuto, Helsinki
  • 2008 How Are You?, Museum of Cultures, Helsinki (with Kaisu Paavilainen)
  • 2007 A Flea Market – Not for Sale, Kerava Art Museum (with Kaisu Paavilainen)
  • 2007 Kajaani Art Museum, Kajaani
  • 2006–2007 How Are You?, South Carelian Art Museum, Lappeenranta (with Kaisu Paavilainen)
  • 2005 How Are You?, Hyvinkää Art Museum (with Kaisu Paavilainen)
  • 2002 Tempera paintings, Artists' Association Gallery, Helsinki
  • 1997 To Trust, Kluuvin galleria, Helsinki
  • 1994 The Tree of Knowledge, Muu-galleria, Helsinki
  • 1993 The Tree, Galleria Titanik, Turku
  • 1991 Tight, Gallery of Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki

Valikoidut yhteisnäyttelyt ja -projektit Selected Group Exhibitions and Projects

  • 2022–2023 As I am (a project on artistic methods in supporting the self-determination of disabled persons)
  • 2017–2019 The New Finnish Languages of Eastern Helsinki (community-based activity analysis) together with Heidi Hänninen, Janne Saarikivi, Heini Lehtonen and Reetta Räty
  • 2018 For the People, Suomi 100, Tampere Art Museum, Tampere
  • 2017 Minun Suomeni, Kajaani Art Museum, Kajaani
  • 2017 ITEpäisyys, Kokkola and Joensuu Art Museums, Kokkola/Joensuu
  • 2014 Northern Souls, Gallery SpaceStation Sixty-Five, London, UK
  • 2013 Two New Songs from Finland, Gallery Suomesta, Berlin, GER
  • 2013 Carelia, Helsinki Art Hall, Helsinki
  • 2012 Carelia, Joensuu Art Museum, Joensuu
  • 2011 Suluv gallery, Novi Sad, SRB
  • 2010 Sense of Tree, Hyvinkää Art Museum, Hyvinkää
  • 2010 Moving Images from Finland, Gallery Suomesta, Berlin, GER
  • 2010 Art and Architecture, Artower Agora, Athens, GRE
  • 2010 The Tree Bride and the Forest Wedding, Kerava Art Museum, Kerava
  • 2010 Le petit festival du théâtre, Dubrovnik, CRO
  • 2010 Gallery Sinne, Helsinki
  • 2006 Mänttä Visual Arts Festival, Mänttä
  • 2005 Unselfish Love, Rauma Art Museum, Rauma
  • 2005 Consciousness, Hyvinkää Art Museum, Hyvinkää
  • 2005 Five Works of Art for Arabianranta, Aralis-galleria, Helsinki
  • 2003 The Art of Finland, Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan JAP
  • 2002 The Beret Tree, Academy of Bellini, Bronda, Helsinki
  • 2002 The Myth, Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki
  • 1998 The Nude and the Masked, Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki
  • 1998 Bugs of the Minds, Conference of the Environmental Esthetics, Ilomantsi
  • 1997 Artworks in Urban Spaces, Helsinki City Art Museum
  • 1997 Feeling the City, MAP – Contemporary Art in Helsinki
  • 1997 Artists in Transformer Buildings, Helsinki
  • 1996 The Silence of the Earth, Väinö Aaltonen Museum, Turku
  • 1996–1997 Call, Artworks in Urban Space, Museum of Contemporary Art of Tampere, Tampere
  • 1996–1997 Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki
  • 1995 Art Attack (videoshow), Oslo, NOR
  • 1994 The Birch and the Star, Forumgalleriet, Malmö, SWE
  • 1993 Group Exhibition, Atelier Gogoljev, Sortavala, RUS
  • 1992–1993 Stream Project, Helsinki – Jyväskylä – Espoo
  • 1992 The Room of Childhood, Oulu Museum of Art, Oulu
  • 1991 Young Artists' Exhibition, Art Hall, Helsinki
  • 1990 So What?, Museum of Contemporary Art of Tampere, Tampere

Julkiset teokset Public Works of Art

  • 2020 Kettel of languages (wall painting), Meri-Rastila Primary School (with Heidi Hänninen)
  • 2015–2016 Lifebook, Itäkeskus, Helsinki
  • 2015 Lifebook, Matinkylä, Espoo
  • 2014 The Singing Tree of a Nightingale, Kindergarten Satakieli, Helsinki
  • 2013 Within a Day's Journey, Kindergarten Aamutuuli, Hyvinkää, with Kaisu Paavilainen
  • 2005 Fragments of Everyday Life (three pieces), Arabianranta, Helsinki
  • 2002 Eternal Light (stained glass work), Puistola Primary School, Helsinki

Töitä kokoelmissa Works of Art in Collections

  • Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
  • The Finnish State Art Collection
  • HAM (formerly Helsinki City Art Museum)
  • Kajaani Art Museum
  • Helsinki Polytechnic Union
  • City of Kitee
  • City of Savonlinna

Julkaisut Publications

  • Mitä kuuluu/Kak dela/How Are You? Yhteisötaidetta, Maahenki 2010 (with Kaisu Paavilainen)

Jäsenyydet Memberships

  • Av-Arkki, the distribution centre for Finnish media art
  • Muu Artists' Association

Residenssit Residencies

  • 2016 TOK Residency, St. Petersburg, RUS
  • 2016 Residency Unlimited, New York, USA
  • 2013 Ateljee Foundation of Finland, New York, USA
  • 2010 The Finnish Institute of Athens, GRE
  • 2010 Gallery Suomesta, Berlin, GER
  • 2008 Sunuker, Dakar, SEN
  • 2007 The Ålands Archipelago Guest Artists' Residence, Kökar
  • 2000 The Art and Culture Center Kolin Ryynänen, Lieksa
  • 1998 Jerisjärvi Artists' Residence, Muonio

Apurahat Grants

  • 2017–2019 Koneen säätiö, group grant for activity analysis (The New Languages of Eastern Helsinki)
  • 2017 Visek (The Promotion Centre for Visual Arts)
  • 2017 AVEK (The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture)
  • 2016 FRAME (Finnish Fund for Art Exchange)
  • 2016 The Arts Promotion Centre Finland, residency grant
  • 2015 The Arts Promotion Centre Finland, 6-month grant
  • 2015 Oskar Öflund Foundation
  • 2015 The Arts Promotion Centre Finland, public display grant
  • 2014 The Arts Council of Finland
  • 2013 Alfred Kordelinin säätiö
  • 2013 The Arts Council of Finland, display grant
  • 2012 FRAME (Finnish Fund for Art Exchange), with Pirjo Immonen
  • 2012 The Finnish Cultural Foundation
  • 2012 The Arts Council of Finland, 1-year grant
  • 2011 Cultural Foundation of Kainuu
  • 2011 AVEK (The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture)
  • 2010 The Arts Council of Finland, display grant
  • 2010 The Arts Council of Finland, travel grant
  • 2010 The Arts Council of Uusimaa
  • 2009 Alfred Kordelinin säätiö
  • 2008 FRAME (Finnish Fund for Art Exchange), with Kaisu Paavilainen
  • 2008 The Arts Council of Finland, with Kaisu Paavilainen
  • 2007 AVEK (The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture), with Juha Mäki-Jussila
  • 2007 The Arts Council of Finland, with Juha Mäki-Jussila
  • 2007 The Finnish Cultural Foundation, 6-month grant with Kaisu Paavilainen
  • 2006 Alfred Kordelinin säätiö, with Kaisu Paavilainen
  • 2005 City of Hyvinkää, with Kaisu Paavilainen
  • 2005 The Finnish Cultural Foundation, 6-month grant with Kaisu Paavilainen
  • 2004 The Arts Council of Finland, travel grant
  • 2004 The Arts Council of Finland, with Kaisu Paavilainen
  • 2003 The Arts Council of Finland, display grant
  • 2002 The Arts Council of Finland
  • 2000 Helsinki City Foundation
  • 1998 The Finnish Cultural Foundation
  • 1997 Helsinki City Foundation
  • 1997 The Finnish Cultural Foundation, group grant
  • 1997 AVEK (The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture)
  • 1996 The Arts Council of Uusimaa
  • 1995 Paulo Foundation
  • 1994 Alfred Kordelinin säätiö
  • 1994 The Arts Council of Finland
  • 1991 Anita Snellman stipend, The Academy of Fine Arts