About

Taru Happonen
b. 1989, Lahti, Finland
Lives and works in Helsinki

taru@taruhapponen.com
+358440810890

 

UPCOMING

2020 Other-than-human, solo exhibition, Gallery Huuto,
14.9.—11.10.2020, Helsinki, Finland
2021 Taru Happonen, Åsa Jungnelius, Hanna Kanto & Lotta Lampa, group exhibition, Gallery Kakslauttanen, 1.11.2020—22.4.2022, Saariselkä, Finland

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019 Organism, Gallery Uusi Kipinä,
Lahti, Finland
2018 Organism, Gallery Rantakasarmi,
Helsinki, Finland
2017 She, Kosminen Art Space,
Helsinki, Finland

GROUP & JOINT EXHIBITIONS

2019 Taru Happonen, Andrew Colbert,
Santeri Lehto, tm•gallery, Helsinki, Finland
Freedom to Roam, Kruunuvuori Forest,
Helsinki, Finland
2017 The Finnish Art Agency: The Superwood Festival,
Hotel Rantapuisto, Helsinki, Finland
Enter and Encounter, GRMMXI,
Design Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Salonkikelpoiset, Atski Gallery,
Helsinki, Finland
BYOB, Lux, Helsinki, Finland
2016 Soirée Graphique, GRMMXI,
Komet, Bern, Switzerland
2015 Talkoot, GRMMXI, Gallery Kalleria,
Helsinki, Finland
Vuoden lippulappuset, GRMMXI,
performance, Club Kaiku, Helsinki
2014 In Between, Somos Gallery,
Berlin, Germany
2010 Taide ja leikki, Atski Gallery,
Helsinki, Finland
Inside Outside the Box, Kirjasto 10,
Helsinki, Finland

EDUCATION

2016–2017 MA studies, Aalto University,
Department of Media & Department of Art
2010–2016 BA, Aalto University,
Department of Media & Department of Art

RESIDENCIES

2019 The Finnish Institute at Athens,
residency program, Athens, Greece

PROJECTS

2019 Marimekko Script, hand lettering for Marimekko’s script typeface,
collaboration with Helsinki Type Studio
2018 Arts Promotion Centre Finland,
Millejä taiteelle, art work proposal (by invitation)
2017 Museum Safary, Portrait workshop,
Finnish Art Agency & Natural History Museum, Finland

GRANTS AND RECOGNITIONS

2019 Travel grant, Arts Promotion Centre Finland
2018 Project grant, Grafia ry
Member of the Jury, Best of the Year: Publications
2017 Project grant, Aalto University
2015 Project grant (GRMMXI), Grafia ry

MEMBERSHIPS

GRMMXI collective (2011–2017)
Grafia ry

WORKS IN COLLECTIONS

Private collections

BIBLIOGRAPHY (SELECTED)

2019 “Maalauksia eri tavoin”, Anne Honkanen, Etelä-Suomen Sanomat, 30.5.2019
2018 Denna framtiden är vår, Astra 100 years publication,
Drawing “I am dominating your gaze”, Förlaget
Näitkö 2018 — Näe 2019, Finnish Painters’ Union,
Yearly exhibition catalogue
2017 Leon magazine, Issue 4, paintings and drawings, Agency Leroy
2015 GRMMXI: Talkoot, self-published publication