CV

TUIJA HELENA MARKONSALO

( Mark & Potta, Helena Mark )

Member of Finnish Painters` Union, Artists’ Association Muu ry,

Helsinki Artists` Association and Kuvasto.

Address : Suomen Taiteilijaseuran Ateljeesäätiö / Room 4, Hämeentie

135 B, 00560 Helsinki, Finland

helena.mark@hotmail.fi

www.potta.eu

www.mer.fi

Upcoming exhibition :

Galleria Huuto, Helsinki, 26.4 – 19.5.2019

Fresh Legs 2019, Galleri Heike Arndt DK / Inselgallerie Berlin, 5.6. 2019 –

Maalauksen Monimuotoisuus, Galleria Katariina, Helsinki, 2.10 – 20.10. 2019

Education :

1999-2001 University of Art and Design UIAH / Masters degree,

Helsinki

1993-1998 Lahti Polytechnic, Institute of Design, jewellery design,

Lahti, Finland

1990-1993 Vihti Arts and Crafts School, blacksmith department, Vihti,

Finland

Exchange student :

2000 Royal College of Art, London

1997 Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia

1995 Guildhall University, London

Solo exhibitions:

2016 Muunlaisia Merkkejä / MUU Marks, Cable Factory, Helsinki ( Solo

exhibition, 3 artists )

2015 Oho Gallery, Merimiehenkatu 29, Helsinki

2015 Mark & Potta : Taidekone / Art Machine, Muu Cable, Cable

Factory, Helsinki

2015 Mark & Potta : Taas Yhdessä / Together Again, Malmitalo Gallery,

Helsinki

2014 Mark & Potta : Yhdessä / Together, Aalto-University, Lumegallery,

University of Art and Design, Helsinki

2012 Jangva Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

2010 Malmitalo gallery, Helsinki, Finland

2010 Mikkeli Art Museum, Finland

2010 Updates, Napa Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

2008 My Little Limbo, Napa Gallery, Helsinki

2002 Gallery Krista Mikkola, Helsinki

2000 A – Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia

Selected group exhibitions and else :

2018

6. 9 – 2.12. 2018 Tuoretta maalia Lahdessa, Taidemaalariliiton 90v –

juhlanäyttely, Lahti

Blinkered, jewellery catwalk show and exhibition, @work gallery,

London

2017

Suomi 100 – HTS 50 : Kvintetti / Katoavaisuus, Kanneltalo, Helsinki

2015

Omnia Vanitas, Gallery of WCC-BF and Gallery Koma, Mons, Belgium

ArtHelsinki, Contemporary Art Fair, Messukeskus / Expo and

Convention Centre, Helsinki

Art Fair Suomi `15, Cable Factory, Helsinki

2014

Uutta!- artist project, art to the Finnish Immigration Head Office

Pyhäniemi 2014, Hollola, Finland

Internationale Kunst Heute – book, Germany

DNA of Europe, internet exhibition, Belgium, www.art-ua.be

Suoraan Seinään / Directly On the Wall, Muu Cable, Cable Factory,

Helsinki

Works On Paper, Illustration exhibition, The Brick Lane Gallery, London

2013

Artist book exhibition, gallery Katariina, Helsinki

Villa Roosa, ” Suuri näytelmä ”, Orimattila, Finland

Dulcinea Art Gallery ” Fresh”, international online gallery,

dulcineaartgallery.com

Katugalleria, Growth / Degrowth, Helsingin Energia and Helsingin

Taiteilijaseura ( Eerikinkatu, Helsinki )

2012

Jewelbook-exhibition, Modern Art Museum, Mons, Belgium

Tallinn Applied Art Triennial, Art of Collecting, Design museum, Tallinn,

Estonia

Get down to rabbit hole, Factory-art gallery, Berlin, Germany

Barcelona Showcase 2012, Barcelona, Spain

Tutkielmia muutoksesta, gallery Rantakasarmi, Helsinki

EUNIQUE arts and crafts, Karlsruhe, Germany

2011

Luukku Auki! Galleria Katariina, Helsinki

Sipuli, jewelry art from Finland, Saint-Petersburg institute, Russia

Finland in Cheongju International Craft Biennale, South Korea

Tarinamatot – Saga, Gallery Campus, Turku, Finland

Nord Art 2011, Budelsdorf, Germany

Body Wraps, Handwerksform Hannover, Germany

Art in Mind, The Brick Lane Gallery, London, UK

2010

Culture Gallery, digital showcase of contemporary artists from Finland

ArtHelsinki / O-galleria, Ornamo, Messukeskus, Helsinki

Huomenta Afrikka! Kunsthalle Helsinki

Nord Art 2010, Budelsdorf, Germany

Glimten i ögat, Katrineholm, Sweden

Finnish jewellery 1600 – 2009, Finchburg Art Museum, USA

2009

Art fair / Ornamo, Wanha Satama, Helsinki

Know How, Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, Tallinn,

Estonia

Finnish jewelry 1600 – 2009, Design museum, Helsinki

8 + 8, jewelry art from Finland and Sweden, Eskilstuna Konstmuseum,

Sweden

Miten niin kaukaa, Museum of cultures, Helsinki

Artist of the month, Design Museum, Helsinki

8 + 8, jewelry art from Finland and Sweden, Hanasaari Cultural Center,

Espoo, Finland

2008

Symbols of Faith , CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, Holland

Symbols of Faith , Westergasfabric, Amsterdam

Nykytaidetta Arabiassa, Gallery Groovy Eldorado, Helsinki

TOP TEN, at-work gallery, London

2007

SIERAAD – jewelry fair, Amsterdam

NORD style- design fair, Berlin

Dark Rainbow Shop, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

2006

SIERAAD – jewelry fair, Amsterdam

Be-a-queen, Taot n`Thea, Amsterdam

Behind the Mascara, Cable Factory, Helsinki

2005

Refuse, Trumann Gallery, London

Pocketsize, internet exhibition, Postpicasso, USA

Maker-Wearer-Wiever, Glasgow School of Art

2004

Sama Meri, Sama Intohimo, Kerava Art Museum, Finland

Pääkalloviikot, ROR Gallery, Helsinki

Gallery Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco

Jewelry With Purpose, Internet exhibition, Postpicasso, USA, honorary

mentioning

2003

Koru 1, Lappeenranta, Finland

3 x 5, Rostock, Germany

Simple Beads, Kyoto, Tokyo

2002

Holiday Exhibition, OXOXO Gallery, Baltimore, USA

Simple Beads and Cultural Seeds, Plüschow, Kühlungsborg, Güstrow,

Schwerin, Germany

Finnish Jewellery 3, Porvoo, Finland, honorary mentioning

2001

ROR: UTOPIA, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki,

Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Skulpturens Hus, Stockholm

Kontakt-Räume, Junger Schmuck, Rostock, Germany

2 nd Nordic Jewelry Triennale, touring exhibition in Europe

2000

Terror 2000, Into gallery, Helsinki, Nordic House, Reykjavik

Youth Forum, Helsinki, Glasgow

20 th Century Icons, @-work Gallery, London

Objects – Concepts, Museum of Applied Art, Helsinki

Inovacao, Design e Qualidade, Viseu, Portugal

A – Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia

1999

Inhorgenta Fair, Munich, Germany

Young Forum, Helsinki

Schmuck 99, Munich, Germany

Mind Seductions, Tallinn, Estonia

1998

Talente 98, Munich, Germany

Publications:

Piperi Potta – book, 2014

Suzanne Golden Presents, Interviews with 36 artists who innovate with

beads, USA, 2013

Jewelbook, International Annual of Contemporary Jewel Art, Stiching

Kunstbook, Belgium, 2013

Internationale Kunst Heute 2014, IKL – publishing, Germany, 2014

Grants:

2017 Finnish Cultural Foundation

2016 Arts Promotion Centre Finland

2014 City of Helsinki Cultural Office

2014 Arts Promotion Centre Finland

2013 Arts Promotion Centre Finland

2013 HIAP Suomenlinna residence

2011 Arts Council of Helsinki Metropolitan Region

2011 Frame

2010 Frame

2010 Frame

2009 Helsinki City Cultural Foundation

2009 Ornamo

2009 Swedish-Finnish Cultural Foundation

2008 Arts Council of Finland

2008 Arts Council of Helsinki Metropolitan Region

2008 Arts Council of Finland

2007 Frame

2006 Finnish Cultural Foundation

2002 Arts Council of Finland

2002 Schloss Plüschow artist residence, Germany

2002 Villa Karo studio residence grant, Benin, Africa

2002 Arts Council of Finland

2001 City of Helsinki

2000 University of Art and Design UIAH

1999 Arts Council of Finland

Courses:

2017 Digital Design course, Arcada, Helsinki

2016 Ceramic courses, Septaria, Cable Factory, Helsinki

2014 Mosaic course, Avoin Yliopisto, Helsinki

2013 Printing by hand, Helsinki Comics Center

2013 From story to comic, Helsinki Comics Center

2012 AAVA – Vedic Art Academy

2012 Illustration course, Helsinki Comics Center

2009 Icon painting course

Works in collections:

State Art collection, Finland

Immigrant head office, Helsinki

Lahti Youth center, 8 – sali, Finland

private collections