Baroque Of Violence
Kari Vehosalo & Matti Vainio
AWARD 2017
The Most Electrified Town in Finland
Mika Taanila
AWARD 2015
Smoking Bench
Jeppe Hein
AWARD 2013

- Awards -

1991 - 2017

All the artists who have won the ARS FENNICA -award since 1991.

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2017
Kari Vehosalo
Kari Vehosalo stages a performative spectacle fusing life and death in an excruciating dance. With extreme photographic and philosophical precision, he weaves together beauty, psychopathology and the history of western trauma culture. READ MORE »
2017
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2015
Mika Taanila
Mika Taanila made numerous experimental music videos in the 1990s. His subsequent films occupy the intermediate terrain between experimental and documentary. History is always present in his works, and their elements consist of found and archive material. READ MORE »
2015
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2014
Tellervo Kalleinen & Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen
Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen are an artist duo whose artistic work has its point of departure in creative collaboration with a participating public. The participants freedom to express themselves shows that it is possible to use personal stories to say something more universal about society. READ MORE »
2014
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2013
Jeppe Hein
In Jeppe Hein’s works the legacy of minimalist art linked into social encounters and experiences. Hein’s aesthetic, which recycles basic abstract forms, is occasionally like a machine rebellion in the spirit of Charlie Chaplin. READ MORE »
2013
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2011
Anssi Kasitonni
Anssi Kasitonni makes his sculptures and animation films the hardest way. Combining art and humour in a way that makes the viewer want to return to the work is a trick that few have mastered. He is one of those few. READ MORE »
2011
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2010
Charles Sandison
Charles Sandisons works are poems in light, ornaments of light, which have strong ties with words and their meanings, which place the written word alongside the visual, and hence bring in a different social dimension. READ MORE »
2010
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2009
Jussi Kivi
“What most interests me is the landscape,” says the artist Jussi Kivi. He also makes hiking trips to experience it. It need not be untouched, national-romantic nature; it can be the borderlands between culture and nature – even a rubbish dump. READ MORE »
2009
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2008
Mark Raidpere
Mark Raidpere (1975) has been active in the field of photography and video art for the past 10 years, which includes representing Estonia at the Venice Biennale in 2005. Raidpere’s work carries shifts and conflicts between the poetic and pragmatic, figurative and physical, role perception and reality. READ MORE »
2008
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2007
Markus Kåhre
Pictures say more than a thousand words. But Markus Kåhre’s works avoid pictoriality. The nature of the works cannot be stored in images, nor can it be condensed into words. They thrive in expectant silence. READ MORE »
2007
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2006
Ilkka Juhani Takalo-Eskola
Lifetime Achievement. Takalo-Eskola’s artistic production consists of paintings, collages, photographs and performances, along with works that combine several of these. A philosophical proclamation, myth or ritual quality is often visible beneath the surface of the works. READ MORE »
2006
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2005
Roi Vaara
Roi Vaara has criticised the artworld for being centred on museums and galleries, and has turned himself into an artwork that moves fluently among people, perplexing them and prompting them to ask questions. READ MORE »
2005
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2004
Kimmo Schroderus
Kimmo Schroderus is a sculptor, whose arsenal of tools is as extensive as possible: ranging from a sewing machine to welding equipment. In his sculptures Schroderus has gone through metamorphoses both on the level of expression and of contentual nuance. READ MORE »
2004
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2003
Anu Tuominen
In Anu Tuominen's hands, everyday utility objects, metal kitchen utensils, broken crockery or ordinary buttons from flee markets are miraculously transformed into something else, but without losing their original nature. READ MORE »
2003
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2003
Harry Kivijärvi
Lifetime Achievement. Finnish sculpture made impressive progress internationally in the 1960s and 70s. Harry Kivijärvi, whose speciality is stone, came to be one of the most successful Finnish visual artists of the time. LUE LISÄÄ »
2003
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2002
Heli Rekula
Rekula works mainly with video and photography, often posed photographs. The subject is often the female body and women’s different roles, women both collectively and as individuals. Frequent themes include innocence and the loss of innocence, purity and impurity, and the boundaries between. READ MORE »
2002
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2001
Heli Hiltunen
Heli Hiltunen works primarily with series of works, where smaller works of art are combined into larger entities. Hiltunen’s subjects are often connected with memory, love and sensual closeness. READ MORE »
2001
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2000
Hreinn Fridfinnsson
Hreinn Fridfinnssons art can be characterized as conceptual even though his conceptualism is more in visual poetics than in philosophical abstractions. He achieved international success and recognition for his poetic and philosophical studies of the visual enigmas of everyday life. READ MORE »
2000
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1999
Markus Copper
Copper is not interested in the newest techniques, nor does he want to sell or to be ‘in vogue’. His apparently autistic, heavy-handed and sometimes rough sculptures speak to the other senses: they speak of inner fears about refined technologies that we cannot control, about animal urges and mythologies that continue to haunt us in dreams, in books, in movies. READ MORE »
1999
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1998
Peter Frie
Peter Frie’s paintings are rooted in the long tradition of landscape painting, and especially in the way of depicting the landscape as a powerfully charged mood. The paintings manifest a powerful sense of place, but they are also have a metaphorical dimension, so that any overly explicit link with a certain place tends to become blurred. READ MORE »
1998
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1997
Pauno Pohjolainen
Pauno Pohjolaisen maalatut reliefit ovat katsojalle kuin itseilmaisu ja ulkoinen ilmiö yhtä aikaa. Teokset käyvät jatkuvaa sisäistä keskustelua metodien ja materian, yhteisön ja ympäristön sekä luonnonmuotojen ja eriasteisten abstraktioiden välillä. LUE LISÄÄ »
1997
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1996
Silja Rantanen
Silja Rantasen maalaukset edustavat taiteellisen tajunnan postmodernia tyyppiä. Hän käsittelee tuotannossaan arkkitehtuurin muotoja. Konkreettinen arkkitehtuuri ei kiinnosta taiteilijaa sellaisenaan, vaan impulssina, eräänlaisen kulttuuridialogin aloitteentekijänä. LUE LISÄÄ »
1996
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1994
Olegs Tillbergs
Olegs Tillbergs on kiinnostunut aistielämyksistä ja eri materiaalien keskinäisestä vuorovaikutuksesta. Hänen tuotantonsa käsittää performansseja, installaatioita ja kollaaseja. Materiaaleina ovat arkipäiväiset esineet ja tapahtumat, alkaen Neuvostoarmeijan ylijäämäsaappaista päätyen lapsen syntymään. LUE LISÄÄ »
1994
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1993
Per Kirkeby
Per Kirkeby hyödyntää monipuolisesti Kuvataiteen eri tekniikoita ilmaisukeinoja. Hänen maalauksiaan, veistoksiaan, grafiikkaansa, piirustuksiaan ja ympäristöteoksiaan onkin nähty viime vuosikymmenten mielenkiintoisimmissa näyttelyissä parhaissa taidemuseoissa. LUE LISÄÄ »
1993
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1992
Johan Scott
Johan Scottin käsittelemät kuvalliset ongelmat ja niistä kasvaneet teokset osoittavat, että hänen panoksensa tämän hetken maalaustaiteeseen on todella omaperäinen. Hänellä on myös omintakeinen muodon ja välineen taju, josta esimerkkejä ovat hänen käyttämänsä maalauspohjat, tapansa levittää väri pohjalle sekä alusmaalaustekniikkansa. LUE LISÄÄ »
1992
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1991
Maaria Wirkkala
Maaria Wirkkalan taiteen juuret ovat syvällisessä suomalaisen kulttuurin ja perinteen tuntemuksessa. Hänen työskentelynsä heijastaa tietoisuutta tilan ja ajan laajuudesta ja hiljaisuudesta. Se antaa mahdollisuudet hedelmälliseen vuoropuheluun muiden maiden taiteilijoiden kanssa. LUE LISÄÄ »
1991

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