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Curriculum Vitae
KRISTIINA KORPELA
Vuohikuja 2 A 1
FI-70780 Kuopio, Finland
tel. +358-40- 865 0478
kristiina.korpela@iki.fi
www.iki.fi/kristiina.korpela


STUDIES

1971-75, -1998 Helsinki University of Art and Design: Art Teacher, Master of Fine Arts
-1992 University of Jyväskylä: Master of Arts (Art History)
1970-72, 1977-80 University of Helsinki: B.A. and teacher practice

SOLO EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS

2018
Art circulates, installations of images and recycled materials, Cafe Eläväinen, Old Kuopio Museum
2016 Sauna, hoe and spud, environmental artwork with Katri Suonio at Mylly's courtyard, also as part of Ars Libera's summer exhibition I Am Travelling, Kuopio
2015 Brick Garden 4 / Winter Garden, environmental art work, Woodstock Foundry, Cape Town
2013
-2015
Brick Gardens 1-3, environmental art works, Centre for Creative Industries Mylly and harbour (Art Market), Kuopio, Kaapelitehdas (Art Fair Suomi), Helsinki
2014 Flowering, photo and space installations, Kuopio Council Office Building (Valmed project)
2013 Flower Ocean, video installation, Studio Mustanapa, Rovaniemi
2012 Garden Games - Puutarhaleikkejä, G12 Helsinki
2011 Do you carry water?, communal bucket installation, Galleria LAB, Kuopio
2009 Cape Collages, Book Shop Oiva, Kuopio
2007 Frozen Flowers, environmental art, Greatmore Art Studios' courtyard, Cape Town, South Africa
2007 Virtaa (Flowing), works in space and installations, Imatra Art Museum
2006 Kiskot vievät (Tracks Lead) 3, Kouvola Art Museum, in collaboration with VR Kouvola depot
2005 Luuvaloa 2 (Bone Light 2), installations and Cartoon Bar with Aarni Korpela in the Kirjakantti event, Gallery Sitruuna, Kuopio
2004 Luuvaloa (Bone Light), installations with Aarni Korpela, Corner Gallery, Helsinki
2004 Maistuuko taide? (Taste for Art?), installation of liquids and glass, South Karelia Art Museum's entrance gallery, Lappeenranta
2004 Kiskot vievät (Tracks Lead) 2, Cultural Centre Poleeni, Pieksämäki, in collaboration with VR Pieksämäki engine workshop
2002 Rankkasade, naurusaaret (Downpour, Laughter Islands), installations of liquids and glass, Varkaus Art Museum's gallery (invited)
2002 Voi itku (Oh Tears), installation of liquids and glass, Kuopio Museum's tower
2001 Paratiisin puut (Trees of Paradise), installation of liquids and wood, Pro Wood gallery, Lahti
2000 Lisää valoa (More Light), liquids works, Gallery Pirkko-Liisa Topelius, Helsinki
1999 Luomakunta (The Creation), guest artist of the 12th Man in Nature event, Parkano City Hall's gallery and lobby (invited)
1999 Tarhoja (Gardens), works in space, Gallery 5 / Visual Centre, Oulu
1998 Otteita paratiisin puutarhasta (Extracts from the Garden of Paradise), work in space, North Savo Council of Art's Gallery Sitruuna, Kuopio
1997 Outo Matka (Strange Journey), works from 1992-97 as spacial wholes, Imatra Cultural Centre (exhibition space, cafe, library's study hall and music library)
1993 Yön halki (Through the Night), Studio-Gallery Vintti, Kuopio

GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS

2017 Juuret(on), Ars Libera's annual exhibition (Finland 100), Kellarikalleria, Suonenjoki. Smoke Sauna 100,, video installlation
2017 Mill of Spirits, Mylly Summer Exhibition, Old Kuopio Museum
2016 ARKI - Mylly Summer Exhibition 2, Cultural Centre Poleeni, Pieksämäki
2016 ARKI - Mylly Summer Exhibition 1, Taitemia Gallery, Kuopio
2015 Mylly Summer Exhibition, Centre for Creative Industries Mylly, Kuopio
2014 Global Mix, Photography and media arts assocation Valmed's group exhibition, Centre for Creative Industries Mylly, Kuopio
2014 Splash, Ars Libera summer exhibition, Gallery Kulma - Mylly - Harbour Park, Kuopio
2013 Ällikkä, Ars Libera group exhibition, Arts Centre Ahjo, Joensuu (curator Erkki Pirtola)
2012 Love, Ars Libera group exhibition, Kuopio Art Museum (curator Juha-Heikki Tihinen)
2012 WATERS, series of seven exhibitions, World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 / Lahti, Water Gallery, CleanDesign Center. Exhibition 3 Flower Aquarium. Exhibition 4 Kannatko vettä? / Do you Carry Water? with Witty Nyide.
2012 Henkilökohtainen kaupunki - Personal City, artworks in urban space and gallery, MUU Gallery, Helsinki (jury). Helsinki Photography Biennial 2012
2011 Ars Libera artists' exhibition, Gallery Carree, Kuopio
2011 Waters - Vesiä - Amanzi, Finnish - South African group exhibition, University of Lapland galleries Light and Stealth, Rovaniemi
2011 Waters - Vesiä - Amanzi, Finnish - South African group exhibition, Gallery Rantakasarmi, Helsinki
2011 Waters - Vesiä - Amanzi, Finnish - South African group exhibition, Kuopio Art Museum
2010 Waters, Finnish - South African group exhibition, cultural center Bag Factory, Johannesburg
2010 Kuopio Housing Fair, Archipelago City, environmental artwork Venonen (jury) and artworks in fair houses
2010 Waters, Finnish - South African group exhibition, artSPACE durban Gallery, Durban
2010 Waters, Finnish - South African group exhibition, AVA Gallery (Association for Visual Arts), Cape Town
2010 Kalma, Ars Libera's group exhibition, Kulttuurikeskus Poleeni, Pieksämäki
2009 Curiosity Cabinet, Flower Aquarium, summer exhibition of the Orthodox Church Museum, Kuopio (invited)
2008 Here = Now, Ars Libera 50 years group exhibition, Galleria Kapriisi, Kuopio (invited)
2008 Kukka / Flower, Ars Libera's group exhibition, Kuopio Art Museum
2007 Ziel1Kunst, the best of the Oslip workshops 2001-2006, Museum Nordico, Linz, Austria
2006 Terrortory, New Terrortories trilogy part 2, MUU gallery, Helsinki (jury)
2006 Objective1Art, eu-art-network, Cselley Mühle Oslip, Austria
2006 Bonus, North Savo district exhibition, Kuopio Art Museum / bar & grill Intro (jury)
2005 More Beans! environmental community art work at the Kanttila yard, Kuopio
2005 Fliessende Formen (Flowing Forms), spacial artwork, Gera Höhlerbiennale, Germany (jury)
2004 Rotinat, North Savo Regional Exhibition, Art Anna and city space, Iisalmi, PUMPKIN GARDEN above bomb shelter at railway station (jury)
2004 Hule, Ars Libera's group exhibition, Engine Hall - Salo Art Museum (invited)
2004 Salonki ja Sampo, 8 women's exhibition and art event, Gallery Kapriisi and fish restaurant Sampo, Kuopio
2003 OUTs, works in urban space as part of Ars Libera's summer exhibition Hule, climber garden CREEPER beside Kuopio Art Museum (invited)
2002 ANTI - contemporary art festival, voice-space work in collaboration with the workers of the Finnish Railroads engine workshop and Riikka Korpela (currently Vuorenmaa), Kuopio railway station (jury)
2002 Summer exhibition, Loft Gallery, Hanko (invited)
2001 Paketti (Package), Pro Wood thematic exhibition, Pro Wood gallery, Lahti (invited)
2001 Ars Libera (Artists in Kuopio) group exhibition, Cultural Centre Poleeni, Pieksämäki
2000 Virtaava Baari (The Flowing Bar), 2nd phase of the Helsinki 2000 City of Culture project by Korpela, Törmänen & co, Töölönlahden makasiinit, Helsinki (project leader)
2000 Hengitystä (Breathing), 2nd phase of the Arctic Expedition project of artists and photographers, Gallery Bau, Helsinki
1999 Virtaava Baari (The Flowing Bar), 1st phase of the Helsinki 2000 City of Culture project by Korpela, Törmänen & co, Kuopio Art Museum's Juho Rissanen Room
1999 Naisen katse (Woman's Look), joint exhibition of women artists of Kuopio, Varkaus Art Museum
1998 Naparetki (Arctic Expedition), group exhibition by ten artists and photographers, in pair with photograph artist Kapa/Martti Kapanen, Victor Barsokevitsch Photography Centre, Kuopio
1998 Purnu Summer Exhibition, Orivesi (invited)
1997 Taiteen kuntopolku (Art's Exercise Path), art in nature, environmental art project of Forest Centre Lusto and the Eastern Provinces Councils of Art, Punkaharju
1997 Terve metsä! (Hail Forest!) thematic exhibition, cone installation, Kuopio Art Museum's Juho Rissanen Room (invited)
1997 3. triennale internationale de Tournai, international textile triennale with the theme Nordic textile, Tournai, Belgium; Finnish organizer Finnish Museum of Industrial Art (invited)
1997 Saalis (Catch), works from nature materials 3, with Taina Kontio, as part of the Jyväskylä Winter programme, adjoined by dance and music improvisations by Jyväskylä Conservatoire, Finnish Handcraft Museum, Jyväskylä (invited)
1996 Luovat kädet (Creative Hands), arts and craft event and exhibition, Kerava Art Museum in collaboration with Finnish Museum of Industrial Arts (jury)
1996 On Paper - Of Paper, group exhibition in Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Canada and the Finnish-American Heritage Center, Hancock, USA (exchange/Kuopio Academy of Design)
1996 Ornamo's/Taiko's summer exhibition, Cultural Centre Poleeni, Pieksämäki (jury)
1996 17 Designer Craftsmen from Finland, industrial arts exhibition of Kuopio Province, Gallery Loja do Design, Porto, Portugal (invited)
1996 Saalis (Catch), works from nature materials 2, with Taina Kontio, adjoined by an evening of poems in collaboration with the Club of Living Poets, Kaapelitehtaan valssaamo, Helsinki
1996 Puuta, heinää (Wood, Hey), works from nature materials with Taina Kontio, adjoined by music performances by Kuopio Conservatoire, Kuopio Museum
1995 Regional Fine Arts Exhibition of Kuopio Province, Varkaus Art Museum (jury)
1995 Language of Wood, Crafts in Wood from Finland, Crafts Council / Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, Dublin, Ireland (Crafts Council of Ireland - Ornamo/Taiko, jury)
1995 Yötäpäivää (Day and Night, with Leena Puranen, Gallery Kapriisi, Kuopio
1995 Kaivauksia (Excavations), with Leena Puranen, University of Jyväskylä Department of Art History's Gallery Pinacotheca, Jyväskylä
1994 110 Years Exhibition of the Kuopio Academy of Craft and Design, Turo, Kuopio (invited)
1993 Group exhibition, art teachers of the Kuopio Academy of Craft and Design, Varkaus Library / Art Museum
1991 Lapselliset (Childly Ones), group exhibition of art teachers, Studio-Gallery Vintti, Kuopio
-1991 Participating in group exhibitions

EVENTS

2017 Brick Garden video, Video pre-party (Valmed ry), Kuopio Feasts, Kino Kuvakukko
2017 In Migrated, green art installation, Satoa Goes Wild, VB Photographic Centre, Kuopio
2017 Spring Winter and Spring Herbs, Art Fair Suomi 17, international contemporary art festival, Cable Factory, Helsinki
2016 Take Apple works, Mylly's Christmas / Open Doors, Kuopio
2016 Brick Garden video, Night of Arts, Mylly's courtyard, Kuopio
2016 Edible Sprouts, Winter ANTI's livingroom, Kuopio
2015 Gift performance / dismantling of the Brick Garden, Mylly, Kuopio
2013 Brick Garden 3, environmental artwork, the courtyard of the Cable Factory, Art Fair Suomi, Helsinki
2012 Savolaiset kirjailijat teille! graphics, writers' tour
2011 On International Waters, video event, Waters exhibition (org.), Kuopio Art Museum
2009 Fulfillment, environmental artwork in and around the artist's studio, Kuopio
2009 Flower Ocean video,Ars Video / MEDIA TAI** event, Kino Kuvakukko, Kuopio
2008 Oceans Between, Kuopio - Cape Town exchange project with Greatmore Art Studios, 2007-2009 / Ars Africa Festival, Kuvakukko / Isak ry, Kuopio
2006 Migrating Garden, extension to the More Beans! -project, VB Photographic Centre's yard, Kuopio
2005 Workplace exhibition, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa
2002 Workplace exhibitions, Occupational health station Medivire, works canteen Kokkipoika/Finnish Railways, Kuopio
2002 MUU work, installation of liquids in windows, artworks brokering event, MUU Café, Helsinki
2002 Seoul Living Design Fair, North Savo Council of Art arts and crafts exhibition (drop packages in collaboration with Peter Tavaststjerna), Seoul, South Korea
2001 Karahvit rannalla (Garafes on Shore)/ Ars Libera's Project 3, installation of liquids and sand, Väinölänniemi swimming beach, Kuopio
2000 Pulloposti Avignoniin (Bottle Mail to Avignon), 3rd phase of The Flowing Bar project of the Helsinki 2000 City of Culture, Avignon, France
2000 Taidetta ympäri & ämpäri (Art Here, There and Everywhere), Pori Art Museum, environmental art project (pilot) of the city school administration and Finnish Board of Education, as invited guest artist in a schoolchildren's environmental art event (ideas & direction), Tammi estate, Pori
1998 Hiili ja Ruusu (Coal and Rose), restaurant installation with Helena Rinta-Jouppi, Restaurant Villa 1898 (ex Finlayson Palace), Tampere
1997 Metsän hedelmät (Fruits of Forest), nature installation in a shop store with Anna-Maria Väätäinen, Kirjava satama (Motley Harbour), Kerkonkoski, Rautalampi (invited)
1997 Kohtuja ja sydämiä (Wombs and Hearts), exhibition with Kaisa Törmänen in the women's culture days "Woman by Nature", University of Tampere / Museum Centre Vapriikki, Tampere (invited)
1993, 1994 Artists Wheel event, studies at Turo, Kuopio

WORKS IN COLLECTIONS AND PUBLIC SPACES

Finnish Art Association's collections
Consulate of Finland, Cape Town
TE Centre for North Savo, Kuopio
Kuopio Art Museum: Kuopio City Library, Kuopio City Council
Finnish Handcraft Museum, Jyväskylä
City of Parkano: City Hall
North Savo Council of Art, Kuopio
Imatra Art Museum: Imatra City Library

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

2016 Arts Promotion Centre Finland / Eastern Finland, target scholarship
2014 Arts Promotion Centre Finland / Eastern Finland, target scholarship
2013 City of Kuopio, scholarship for fine artists in Kuopio 4.5 months
2012 Finnish Cultural Foundation's North Savo Fund, working scholarship ½ year
2010 Finnish Cultural Foundation's North Savo Fund, working scholarship ½ year
2009 Art Council of Finland, travelling grant
2009 North Savo Council of Art, working scholarship ½ year
2008 Finnish Cultural Foundation's North Savo Fund, short working scholarship
2008 City of Kuopio, international activities' project grant
2008 North Savo Council of Art, target scholarship
2007 Centre of Cultural Affairs, City of Kuopio, travelling and exhibition grant
2007 North Savo Council of Art, working scholarship 2.5 months, project grant
2006 Kuopio Naturalists' Society, publication grant
2006 Kauko Sorjonen Foundation, publication grant
2006 North Savo Council of Art, working scholarship ½ year
2005 North Savo Council of Art, target scholarship, project grant
2004 City of Kuopio Council of Arts, City fine arts scholarship 7 months
2004 North Savo Council of Art, target scholarship
2003 Finnish Central Council of Arts, fine arts exhibit scholarship
2003 Kuopio Society of Artists, Minna award on fine arts
2003 North Savo Council of Art, working scholarship ½ year
2002 North Savo Council of Art, target scholarship
2000 Finnish Cultural Foundation's North Savo Fund, working scholarship ½ year
2000 North Savo Council of Art, short working scholarship 1 ½ months
1999 North Savo Council of Art, target scholarship
1998 Kuopio Provincial Council of Art, travelling scholarship
1997 Finnish Cultural Foundation, working scholarship ½ year
1996 Kuopio Provincial Council of Art, working scholarship 1 year (cross-artistic)
1995 Finnish Criticians Association, travelling scholarship
1993 Kuopio Provincial Council of Art, working scholarship ½ year (criticians)

IN PUBLICATIONS

Juuret(on), taiteilijaesite (artist prospectus). Kirsi Pitkänen (Ed.). Ars Libera's annual exhibition, Kellarikalleria, Suonenjoki, 2017.
Ariane Cloutier: Évaluation de l’expérience du jeu ludique au sein du processus de création en art contemporain actuel (Game in art). Doctoral thesis. Université Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne, 2012.
LOVE, Kuopio Art Museum and Ars Libera, the Artists' Association of Kuopio, 2012.
Waters - Vesiä - Amanzi, catalogue of a Finnish - South African exhibition project, 2010.
Ars Libera 50 vuotta. Ars Libera, the Artists' Association of Kuopio, 2008.
10 Years at Greatmore Studios Cape Town. Greatmore Studios, 2008.
Kukka. 11 taiteilijaa. Ars Libera, the Artists' Association of Kuopio, 2007.
Bonus. Pohjois-Savon kuvataiteen aluenäyttely. North Savo Council of Art, 2006.
ZIEL1 = KUNST = ZIEL1. Workshops 2004/2005/2006. Oslip, Austria. Europrint, 2006.
Höhler Biennale. Kunst unter der Altstadt von Gera. Stadt Gera, 2005.
Rotinat. Pohjois-Savon kuvataiteen aluenäyttely. North Savo Council of Art, 2004.
Hulea. Ars Libera, the Artists' Association of Kuopio, 2003.
Helsinki 2000 kulttuuripääkaupunki. City of Helsinki, 2001.
XII Ihminen luonnossa. City of Parkano, 1999.

MEMBERSHIPS

Kuopio Artists Association Ars Libera
Artists Society MUU (Finnish Society of Artists)
Finnish Criticians Association SARV
Photo and Media Art Association Valmed, Kuopio
Kuvasto

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Teaching activities:
2002-03 hourly paid teacher, Kuopio Academy of Design
1995- lecturer and occasional teacher, among others in Kuopio Academy of Design, University of Kuopio / Open University and Helsinki University of Art and Design (art theory, artistic productions, art in developing countries, non-European art)
1982-95 lecturer in visual expression and art history, Kuopio Academy of Design, head of department of visual expression 1990-92
1976-82 art teacher, children's art schools (Espoo, Kuopio), secondary schools and high schools (Vantaa, Helsinki, Kuopio)

Literary activities:
2010 Kristiina Korpela (ed.): Waters - Vesiä - Amanzi, catalogue of a Finnish - South African exhibition project
2007 Kristiina Korpela - Anna-Maria Heikkinen: Muistikuvia Minna Canthin pihalta ja puutarhasta / Images from Minna Canth's yard and garden, Minerva Kustannus
2006 chapter in the book Koskinen, Savolainen, Väätäinen: Muistiin punottua / Woven into Memory, Atena
2005-2006 columnist in the Viikkosavo city weekly
2004 introduction and pictures to the publication Taidetta ympäri ja ämpäri II / Art Here, There and Everywhere II, Publications of the Pori Art Museum 71/2004
2002 article and pictures to the publication Taidetta ympäri ja ämpäri / Art Here, There and Everywhere, Publications of the Pori Art Museum 58/2002
1992 picture page to the publication Power of Images, Insea 1992 (publication of the research conference of the international art education society)
1987- freelance journalist, in Savon Sanomat, Taide (Art), Taito, Muoto, FormFunctionFinland, among others

Research and study journeys 1982-
  Africa: Egypt, Nigeria (year 1989), Burkina Faso, Senegal, South Africa (annually 2005-2014), Zimbabwe, Tunisia, Mozambique; exhibitions, lectures and articles on African art in 1990s
  Elsewhere: Sweden, Germany, Soviet Union, Italy, Cuba, India, England, Ireland, France, Greece, Austria, Brazil, Switzerland

ON-GOING PROJECTS AND EXHIBITIONS

Ode to Potato, environmental artwork to Ars Libera's summer exhibition at Alahovi Winery, Summer 2018
Where My Home Is?, images of homelessness and refugeeism, Cape Town - Helsinki - Kuopio, began in 2012, continues
Workshop and exhibitions in the Elgin apple valley and Cape Town, CPUT (Cape Peninsula University of Technology), 2018
At The Springs of Light, solo exhibition to Ars Libera's 60 years jubilee exhibition series (curator Veikko Halmetoja), Gallery AL 60, Kuopio, 2018
From Sea to Sea, retrospective of water and boat related works, 2019-2020, Helsinki - Kuopio