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Sini Pelkki

Sini Pelkki

area: Photography

© Sini Plekki

© Sini Plekki

Key Facts







recommending institution

European Economic and Social Committee

time period

December 2006 - January 2007

2003 – MFA Fine Art, Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki

1999 – 2002 BA(Hons) Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London

1998 – 1999 Diploma in Foundation studies (Art&Design), Camberwell College of Art & Design, London

NIFCA (Faroe Islands, 2003)

Solo Exhibitions
2004 “Embarkation” Kuvataideakatemian galleria, Helsinki

2001 “The monthly photographs 1999- 2000” White Room / Chelsea College of Arts, London  

Group Exhibitions
2006 "City Borderlands", Fredrik's Bastion, Copenhagen (curated by SHOK)

2005 “Polyfonia” Jetty Barracks Galley, Helsinki (curated by Sini Pelkki & Jani Ruscica) .pdf info
"Art Fair Suomi", Cable Factory, Helsinki
“Art Goes Kapakka” Ravintola Kirja, Helsinki Festival
“Graduate exhibition”, Art Museum Tennis Palace, Helsinki
“Adam Avikainen, Frida Hultcrantz, Sini Pelkki, Jani Ruscica, Perttu Saksa”
(Curated by Pavel Büchler & Ian Rawling), Holden Gallery, Manchester

2004 Art Centre Pushkinskaya 10, St. Petersburg
“The New MA Students”, Kaiku galleria, Helsinki

2003 “Avbild” Konstfack galleri, Stockholm (Curated by Sebastian Lindberg)
“The 108th Annual Exhibition of Finnish Artists "Youth 2003 ” Kunsthalle Helsinki

2002 “Degree Show”, Chelsea College of Arts, London
“Experimental Brain research”, Menier Gallery, London
“Show case 2” (a selection of upcoming talent) , Millbank, London

2001 “Peachy” 291 Gallery, London (Curated by Natasha Rees)

Other projects
2006 "City Borderlands" - 28 Nordic Photographic Artists, touring exhibition and a website

2005 "Polyfonia" curating and organizing an exhibition to the Jetty Barracks Gallery in Helsinki.
Invited artists included: Matti Blind (Germany), Hreinn Fridfinnsson (Iceland/The netherlands), Emma Hammarén (UK), Johan Fredrik Jonason (Sweden), Michael Johansson (Sweden), Magnús Logi Kristinsson (Iceland), Meiro Koizumi (The Netherlands/Japan), Jeffrey Ty Lee (UK), Ritva Palander (Finland), Sam Porritt (UK), Hanna Timonen (Finland), Natsuki Uruma (UK) and Guido van der Werve (The Netherlands)

Media / Publications
2006 FRAME (website); Artist of the month (April 2006)

2005 Helsingin Sanomat (NYT 14-20/10/05), "Cries and Whispers" / "Polyfonia" (Jukka Yli-Lassila)

2005 Helsingin Sanomat (NYT 19-25/8/05), "Art Goes Kapakka", "Fountain"

2005 Hufvudstadsbladet (12/05/05), "Madrasser, skumgummi och vykort" / "Fountain" (Annika Rentola)

2004 Ilta-sanomat (3/8/04), "Valokuva näkyy nyt Helsingissä", (Samuli Isola)

2003 NIFCA (website); Artist gallery

2002 What's On (13/02/02), Show Case 2 / "White Curtains" (Morgan Falconer)


I was awarded a two month artist-in-residency stipend at the MuseumsQuartier/quartier21 in Vienna by the European Social and Economical Committee (EESC).

The working period was very fruitful, gaining many new ideas and materials for future work, taking in the wonderful setting of the residency inside the MuseumsQuartier in the heart of Vienna, next to the art museums and institutions.

I worked mainly with photography but also increasingly with moving image, film and video.
The work I realized during my stay in Vienna, Concealment is a video work composed entirely of still photography (35mm film) makes a continuum to a previous work Statue, which was realized with the same technique. In Statue a figure in the middle of a northern winterly landscape, in Concealment a figure in human constructed landscape, outside botanical garden of Schönbrunn palace. The movement and image is kaleidoscope like, turning the existing world into an apparational one, a kind of apparation with it’s root firmly in a existing mundane surrounding.

I’m very grateful of this award and the opportunity to live and work Vienna. I want to thank especially Antonia Kuehnel, Georg Leutner Elisabeth Hajek and Aura Seikkula.

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