/// Otto Karvonen

Fish WithConvictions
Performance in public space , Fish, paper signs
Kuopio market hall, fish department / part of the Anti contemporary art festival

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* 1975 in Helsinki

EDUCATION
2000-2002 MFA / Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, department of visual arts
1996-2000 BFA / University of Art and Design Helsinki, department of art education
1998-1999 Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, Department of sculpture

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2006 Singapore Biennale 2006 (September)
- Mänttä art festival, Finland (June)
- Placing Sense, Muu galleria, Helsinki (May)
- Exhibition of Finnish contemporary art, WHITE BOX gallery, New York (April)
- Civic Matters, residence/workshop, LACE, Los Angeles (January)
2005 Art Fair Suomi, Cable factory, Helsinki
- Anti, urban art festival, Kuopio, Finland
- First we take museums, Kiasma museum of contemporary art, Helsinki
2004 Direct Exposure, Muu gallery & public spaces, Helsinki (curator)
- White, group exhibition, Fiskars, Finland
2003 Keksi -art in public space, Lahti, Finland
2001 Connections -art in public space, Amsterdam

SOLO EXHIBITIONS / PROJECTS
2005 Didn’t have to, collaboration with author Mikko Rimminen, Gallery Alkovi, Helsinki
- Gallery Alkovi, storefront project space, Helsinki, ongoing
2003 Public secrets, solo exhibition, Profounders-gallery, Helsinki
2002 Ausländer, performance & installation at Gropiusstadt, Berlin (artist-in-residence)
2000 Warm, solo exhibition, Gallery Hilary C, Berlin
- Green land, Spatial installation at Helsinki railway station
1999 Krakow story, installation, Gallery-cafe DYM, Cracow, Poland
- First aid, outdoor installation, centre of Cracow

MEDIA & PUBLICATIONS
2005 Frame website, artist of the month / December (www.frame-fund.fi)
- Framework #4, Finnish art magazine, images of works & introduction
- Savon Sanomat, Finnish regional newspaper (with the work Fish with convictions at Anti-festival)
- Finnish national TV, Culture news (with the work Fish with convictions in Anti-festival)
2003 Pilotprojekt Gropiusstadt Jahrbuch, Areale Neukölln, Berlin,
2002 Stefan Strauss: “Worte aus Kreide auf dem Gehweg”, Berliner Zeitung, 25.4.2002
2001 TV-interview and reportage about “Silent Growth”, AT5 News, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1998 “Miti, leggende e storia nella nascita di una citta”, exhibition catalogue, Milan, Italy

LECTURES / TEACHING
2005– Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, assistant teacher
- Tampere Polytechnic School of Art and Media, visiting teacher
- Halonen Academy art school, lecture on artistic work
2004 Academy of Fine Arts & Art School Maa, Helsinki, lecture on art in public space

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www.ottokarvonen.com
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