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Kari Södö

(1963, Borås, Sweden)

+358 40 587 657

Workshop: Vanha Villatehdas / Old Wool Factory, Pikisaari, Pikisaarentie 17, 90100 Oulu, Finland

karisodo@gmail.com, www.sodo.info

Art education:

Kankaanpää Scholl of Art, Visual Artist 1996

Lahti Institute of Fine Arts, special studies of Art 2009

Solo exhibitions ia: (Click on year to view photos from exhibition and on press to read reviews etc.)

Gallery Napa, Rovaniemi 2005, 2011, 2020 (press 2005, press 2020)

Gallery Harmaja, Oulu 2019

Gallery Becker, Jyväskylä 2003, 2009, 2018 (press 2003)

Gallery Sculptor, Helsinki 2017

Gallery Kajaste, Oulu 2015

Aine Art Museum, Tornio 2014

Gallery G, Helsinki 2008, 2013 (press 2008)

Gallery Carree, Kuopio 2007, 2012 (press 2007)

Art Centre Mältinranta, Tampere 2010

Gallery Uusikuva 2009 (press)

Oulu Art Museum, Nuku, Oulu 2008 (press)

Aura Gallery, Turku 2007 (press)

Taidepanimo, Hiivahuone, Lahti 2006 (press)

Poriginal Gallery, Pori 2006 (press)

Gallery Saskia, Tampere 2005 (press)

Gallery BE’19, Helsinki 2000, 2004 (press 2000, press 2004)

Gallery Myötätuuli, Raahe 2001 (press)

Mustasaari Gallery, Oulu 2001 (press)

Gallery Rajatila, Tampere 2001 (press)

Galleries Katve ja Kajo, Rovaniemi 2000 (press)

Oskari Jauhiainen Art Museum, Kiiminki 1999 (press)

Gallery Kipinä, Lahti 1999 (press)

Gallery Johan S, Helsinki 1999

Visual Centre, Oulu 1998 (press)

Youth and Cultural Centre, Oulu 1997 (press)

Group exhibitions ia: (Click on year to view photos from exhibition and on press to read reviews etc.)

Colour Attack-Direction North, Novgorod, Russia 2020

From Pikisaari, Gallery Myötätuuli, Raahe 2019

Pielinen 2019, Pielinen Museum, Lieksa 2019

Good Tree, Culture Center Poleeni 30th anniversary exhibition, Riihimäki 2019

Colour Attack-Direction North, Museum Of Fine Arts in Carelia, Petrozavodsk, Russia 2019

Colour Attack-Direction North, Stoa, Helsinki 2019

Recycled, Culture Center Valve, Oulu 2018

Of Wood, Petrozavodsk City Exhibition Hall, Petrozavodsk, Russia 2018

Hiukkavaaraa, Oulu Art Museum 2016–2017

SnowballEffect, Biennal of Northern Finland, (curator Veikko Halmetoja), Aine Art Museum, Tornio 2016

Savotan jälkiä, Poussu, Södö, Ylönen, Kemi Art Museum 2016

International Art Lab, Galleri Heike Arndt DE, Kettinge, Denmark 2016

Puulla on syynsä, Södö and Ylönen, Finnish Forrest Museum, Punkaharju 2015

Enigma, Galleri Heike Arndt, Berlin, Germany 2015

ROOTS 2015, 50th anniversary of Kankaanpää Art School 2015

Möhkönvirta-exhibitions of contemporary art, Ilomantsi 2012, 2014, 2015

K2 Plugged, Vilho Lampi museum, Liminka 2015

Kalevala New Vision, Museum Of Fine Arts in Carelia, Petrozavodsk, Russia 2015

Crazy Forrest, Rovaniemi Art Museum 2015

Hetkinen XIX, Mänttä Art Festival (curator Minna Joenniemi) 2014

SnowballEffect, Biennal of Northern Finland (curator Laura Köönikkä) Rovaniemi 2014

ART Ii Biennaali 2014, Ii 2014

Supermarket 2014 Art Fair, Pernu, Poussu, Södö, Valtakari, Stocholm, Sweden 2014

Pyhäniemi 2013 exhibition, (curator Riikka Latva-Somppi), Hollola 2013

Homanen, Poussu, Södö, Zorin, Porvoo Art Hall 2013

Metsien miehet (curator Veikko Halmetoja), Salo Art Museum 2013

PolArt2K-1900-century Political Art Exhibition (curator Paavo J. Heinonen) Kemi Art Museum 2012

SnowballEffect, Biennal of Northern Finland (curator Marketta Haila), Oulu 2012

Kaamosgalleria, Homanen and Södö, Kuusamo 2012

Finnish Paradox, Poussu and Södö, Museum Of Fine Arts in Carelia, Petrozavodsk, Russia 2011

Printmakers From Scandinavia, Galleri Heike Arndt, Berlin, Germany 2011

KulttuuriKauppilan summer exhibition (Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Pia Hentunen, Kari Södö), Ii 2011

XII CONSCIOUSNESS-event of contemporary art, Hyvinkää 2011

Otos, Oulu Artist’s Associations exchange -exhibition, Art Centre Ahjo, Joensuu 2011

Artctic Heat, Gallerie Wedding, Berlin, Germany 2010

Artctic Heat, Galleri Heike Arndt, Berlin, Germany 2010

Green Kight exhibition (curator Veikko Halmetoja), Oulu, Pudasjärvi, Oulainen, Nivala, Ylivieska 2009

OTS-DreamTeam (curator Timo Valjakka) Autio, Kaikkonen, Södö, Gallery Nefret, Turku 2009

Selfpotrait exhibition, Oskari Jauhiainen Art Museum, Kiiminki 2008

Homanen, Siekkinen, Södö, Art Centres Ahjo, Joensuu 2008

Miniart exhibition, Art Centre Pushkinnskaya-10, St. Petersburg, Russia 2006

Fragile, 17 Artists from Finland, Konstnärhuset, Stocholm, Sweden 2006

WONDER – exhibition of Oulu region, Oulu Art Museum 2006

Mobile, Voipaala Art Centre, Sääksmäki 2005 (press)

Nordic Art Union exhibition, Rantakasarmi, Helsinki 2004

Union of Finnish Art Associations, annual exhibitions 1998, 1999, 2004

Broad Bridge, Museum Of Fine Arts in Carelia, Petrozavodsk, Russia 2004

Culture Train (curator Kaarina Kaikkonen) ia. Belomorsk, Oulu, Sortavalta, Suojärvi, Petrozavodsk 2003

Collage exhibition, Petrozavodsk, Russia 2002 (press)

Pysäkki, exhibition of Oulu region, Oulu and Kajaani Art Museums 2002

Barents Art Exhibition, Archangel, Russia 2002

Nordic Art Saloon, Erikshallen, Gothenburg, Sweden 2000

Romuttamo workshop, Rovaniemi 1997 (press)

Environmental Art events ia: (Click on year to view photos from exhibition and on press to read reviews etc.)

Tolstjakovo 2021, environmental art festival, Poventsa, Russia, July 2021

Pikinen Poloku, environmental art exhibition, Oulu 2019, 2020, 2021

OrankiArt, Pello 2009, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021

Strange Garden, environmental art festival, Rovaniemi 2019

Mellom Himmel og Fjord, environmental art workshop and exhibition, Hardanger, Norway 2016

Karelfest, environmental art workshop and exhibition Petrozavodsk, Russia 2014

Tolstjakovo 2013, environmental art festival, Poventsa, Russia 2013

Environmental Art Symposium, Island of Sainte Marguetin, Cannes, France 2013

Art Vilniemi, environmental art workshop, Karjalohja 2011

Views, environmental art exhibition, Koli 2006

Free Stream, workshop and exhibition, Oulu 2001 (press)

Memberships ia:

Association of Finnish Sculptors

Society of Finnish Graphic Artist’s

Oulu Artist’s Association -63 ry (chairman 2000–2002)

Member of National Council for the Visual Arts 2017–2020

Grants:

Taike, COVID-19 grant 2021

Taike, Public Display Grant for Visual Artist’s 2007, 2017, 2020

Taike, Art Committee in Provence of Oulu, 1/2 year working grant 2019

Oulun Valistustalo, object grant 2019

Taike, Art Committee in Provence of Oulu, object grant 2017

Oulun Valistustalo, object grant 2016

Culture Board of Finland, 3 year working grant 2013

Culture Board of Finland, object grant 2004, 2009, 2012

Culture Board of Finland, travel grant 2010, 2011

FRAME Finnish Fund for Art Exchange, travel grant 2010

Art Committee in Provence of Oulu, 2 year working grant 2010

Art Committee in Provence of Oulu, object grant 1999, 2001, 2002 2009

City of Oulu, 1/2 year working grant 2008

Cultural Fund of Finland, Northern Ostrobotnia Fund, working grant 2006

City of Oulu, object grant 2000, 2005

Art Committee in Provence of Oulu, 1 year working grant. 2004

City of Oulu, workshop grant 2002–

Art Committee in Provence of Oulu, travel grant 2000

Awards, stipends:

Liminka Library art competition, 1st place 2012

City of Oulu, culture prize 2011

The Helsinki Music Centre Art Competition, location main lobby, 3rd place 2010

Vision -culture award of The Green Cultural Association 2009

Saskia’s of Oulu, stipend 1999

Public works ia:

Art of Tram, Abutment 45, Tampere, will be ready at 2022–2023

Aine Art Museum /Rajakartano yard, Tornio

Hietasaari pony yard, Oulu

Ii Kauppila playground

Liminka Library

Kirkkolampi Park, Rovaniemi,

Hotelhagen, Norheimsund, Norway

OAJ Northern Ostrobotnia office

Oulu University of Applied Sciences / School of Vocational Teachers education

Oulu University of Applied Sciences / Library of Culture

Oulu University of Applied Sciences /Kontinkangas campus library

Oulu Vocational College, Myllytulli unit

Oulu Art Museum, pedagogical room

Oulu University

Medical Center Mehiläinen, Oulu

Oulu Vocational College Kontinkangas

Verve, Oulu

Yrjö Award 2015 (Finnish Jazz Federation)

Oulu Music Video Festival Pumpeli-awards 2018

Collections:

Aine Art Museum

Helsinki University Hospital HUS

The Social Insurance Institution of FInland

Kotka city

The Evangelical Lutheran Parish of Kuopio

Oskari Jauhiainen Museum

OP Bank Oulu

The Evangelical Lutheran Parish of Oulu

Oulu Art Museum

Oulu Art Museum

Oulu University of Applied Sciences

Pori Art Museum

Paulo Foundation

Raahe city

Rovaniemi Art Museum, Jenny and Antti Wihuri fund

Svefi, Swede-Finnish Institute, Haparanda, Sweden

Collections of Kaleva newspaper

Parliament of Finland

The Evangelical Lutheran Parish of Tampere

The Finnish State Art Collection

Verve Collection