About

Taru Happonen (b.1989, Lahti) is a visual artist working with painting. Her work is often dealing with bodily issues and power relations. Previously Happonen has worked as a member of the interdisciplinary GRMMXI collective. Currently she lives and works in Helsinki.

 

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

2019 Organism 2, solo exhibition,
Gallery Uusi Kipinä, Lahti, Finland
29.5.—20.6.2019
2019 Taru Happonen, Andrew Colbert,
Santeri Lehto, group exhibition,
tm•gallery, Helsinki, Finland
1.7.—27.7.2019

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 Organism, Gallery Rantakasarmi,
Helsinki, Finland
2017 She, Kosminen Art Space,
Helsinki, Finland

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

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

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

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)

2018 Näitkö 2018 — Näe 2019, Finnish Painters’ Union,
Yearly exhibition catalogue
Denna framtiden är vår, Astra 100 years publication,
Förlaget
2017 Leon magazine, Issue 4, Agency Leroy
2015 GRMMXI: Talkoot, self-published publication