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  Maria Kokkonen

Born Turku, Finland

Lives and works in London


Education


2014 - 2015    Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA), Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands


2011 - 2014    Turku Arts Academy, Turku, Finland


Exhibitions


2019


ArtCan Group Exhibition, 44 Hallam Street venue, London, UK 


Boundaries & Beyond, Espacio Gallery, London, UK 


Solo exhibition, De Aanschouw, Rotterdam, The Netherlands curated by Lisette Schumacher


2018


Summer Salon 2018, Candid Arts Trust, London, UK


Summer Salon 2018, Islington Arts Factory, London, UK


Anamnesis, Studio Seine, Rotterdam, The Netherlands


2017


Angel Christmas Fair salon exhibition, Candid Arts Trust, London, UK


401½ studios Pop up exhibition, Circus West Village, London, UK


A Letter In Mind, Callery OXO, London, UK


Summer Salon 2017, Islington Arts Factory, London, UK


Matter of time, Cacaofabriek – group, Helmond, the Netherlands


2016 


Group Exhibition, Candid Arts, London, UK


Meet the Artist Pop-up Exhibition, Meet the Artist Pop-up Gallery, London, UK  


Emerging Art Now - 2ª edição, Galeria Emergentes dst, Braga, Portugal


Bath Open Art Prize, 44AD Artspace, Fringe Arts Bath – group, Bath, UK


New thing 2, Next Gallery, Piacenza, Italy 


Transmogrify, Assembled by Root – group, Duo exhibition with Mark Vrinzen, Rotterdam, the Netherlands


That Missing thing, Art Week Rotterdam, Assembled by Root – group, Rotterdam, the Netherlands


2015  


A Spacebetween, The Stone Space Gallery, London, UK


Platform for Emerging Arts #8, Leyden Gallery, London, UK


Go and get'em, WDK Finals, Hofplein 20, Rotterdam, The Netherlands


Echoes from the Guest House, Duo exhibition with Lisette Schumacher,

Niffo Project Space, Rotterdam, The Netherlands


2014  


Public & Private, Group exhibition, Gelderseplein 46, Rotterdam, the Netherlands


A B.A.D Social Club, Group exhibition, Foundation b.a.d, Rotterdam, the Netherlands


2013    


Rajamailla, Duo exhibition, Köysirata Gallery, Turku, Finland


2012    


Rakenteilla, Group exhibition, Köysirata Gallery, Turku, Finland


Skin, Solo exhibition, Turku Book Café, Turku, Finland


Residencies


2016    Art Camp Residency, Maine, USA


Prize/Nomination


2016


Shortlisted Blooom Award


2nd Prize, Bath Open Art Prize, Bath, UK


Projects


2014     


Walking in your mind; Community art project, Laurens Binneweg, Rotterdam, the Netherlands


2013   


In-House Artist; Design and creation of a multi-wall painting, Theater Toivo, Helsinki, Finland


Taidelma; Community art project. Turku’s Mental Health Society (ITU ry), Turku, Finland


Synthesis; Art Collaboration, Somero Kivimeijeri Gallery, Somero, Finland


Work experience


2015     Summer art trainee, Bold Tendencies, London, UK


2014     Summer art trainee, Bold Tendencies, London, UK


0 5/2013 – 08/2013      Artist Assistant to Eemyun Kang,  London, UK


Web publicatios


2016   


assembledbyroot.com. Root Interview|Meeting Maria Kokkonen, 18-01-2016


2015   


flaneur.me.uk. Platform for Emerging Artists #8 at @LeydenGallery, 15-10- 2015


lost-painters.nl, Eindexamen Expositie; Willem de Kooning Academie, 11-07-2015


blikvangen.nl, ‘NIFFO - Maria Kokkonen / Lisette Schumacher’, 26-05-2015




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