CV + EXHIBITIONS

SOFI HÄKKINEN

KUVATAITEILIJA
VISUAL ARTIST

 

b.24.01.1990, Oulu Finland
Lives and works in Helsinki
sofihakkinen@gmail.com
http://www.sofihakkinen.com
www.recoverlaboratory.com

 

STUDIES
2016–2018 Master of Arts, Visual Culture and Contemporary Art, Aalto University
2017–18 Universität der Künste Berlin, Master Programme of Art in Context
2012–2016 Fine Artist, Tampere University of Applied Sciences
2011 Basic Studies in Fine Arts, University of Lapland
2010 Liminka Art School
2010 Baccalaureate

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS & SHOWS:
May 2020: Solo show at Galleria Muuntotila, Tampere FIN
June 2020: Premiere of 100 000 000%: A Reality Show for Hoops and Drums, Recover Laboratory, Cirko – Center for New Circus, Helsinki FIN
July 2020: Solo show (curated artist) at ID:I Gallery, Stockholm SWE

CHOSEN EXHIBITIONS
solo
2020 Solo: ”The Fountain of Youth”, Galleria Mustanapa, Rovaniemi FIN
2019 ”Mä laitan tän tähän” with Eeva Lietonen, Drawing Gallery D5, Helsinki FIN

2019 ”ALL INCLUSIVE” with Riku Nieminen, Galleria Myötätuuli, Raahe FIN
2019 ”It’s OK Valley”, Taidelaitos Haihatus, Joutsa FIN
2019 ”ALL INCLUSIVE” with Riku Nieminen, Galerie Pleiku, Berlin GER
2018 ”Tässä menee vaan pari minsaa”, Galleria Lapinlahti, Helsinki FIN
2018 ”Eyes on the Price”, Korjaamo, Helsinki FIN
2018 ”Kukkia, karvaa ja sydämen anestesiaa” w/Sanni Weckmann &  Ilai Elias Lehto, MAA-tila, Helsinki FIN
2017 ”Kannattaa käydä katsomassa tää näyttely”, Galleria Rajatila, Tampere FIN
2017 ”Kasvualusta” with Mia Rantavaara, GalleriaKONE, Hämeenlinna FIN
2016 ”Animaatioita päistä ja päitä”, P-galleria, Pori FIN
2013 ”Kalajuttuja ja tositarinoita”, Ikuinen Galleria, Tampere FIN

group
2019 Hot Mess, Galleria Valve, Oulu FIN
2019 OMVF Kotimaisen musiikkivideon kilpailu, Oulu FIN
2019 Art Fair Suomi ’19: Taiteilijakollektiivi Kunst: Art by Meter
2019 EVERYTHING IS IMPORTANT, Meilahden väestönsuoja, Helsinki FIN
2018 Interdisciplinary Drawing, UDK, Berlin GER
2017 LUX Helsinki, Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki FIN
2016 DesingOnTampere, Pakkahuone, Tampere FIN
2016 Pop Up Exhibition, Showroom Berliini, Berlin GER
2016 Kaikki hyvin / All Is Well, Galleria Emil, Tampere FIN
2014 Animaatioita, Galleria Katko, Tampere FIN
2014 Punaista ja makeaa sales exhibition, Voipaalan taidekeskus, Valkeakoski FIN
2014 Art of Basware, Musiikkitalo, Helsinki FIN
2014 FOE – Finlayson Open Exhibition, Metso, Tampere FIN
2013 so happy/so sad, Galleria Katko, Tampere FIN

SCREENINGS
2019 Rajataide Members’ Baltic Countries Tour, Bolderaja, Riga LAT & ideas Block, Vilnius LIT
2019 Musavideorama, Tampere FIN
2016 Galleria Rajatila Christmas Screening, Rajatila, Tampere FIN
2016 VAFT, Olohuone 306,4 km2, Turku FIN

OTHER ARTISTIC WORK
Since 2015 – Co-Director and Visual Director for Recover Laboratory

CURATING
2019 EVERYTHING IS IMPORTANT, Meilahden väestönsuoja, Helsinki FIN

VISUAL DESIGN & SET CONSTRUCTION
Since 2015 – All artistic / visual set / artwork design and head of set construction for Recover Laboratory
2018 Veikkaus Escape Game Room, visual design and set construction. InsideOut, Helsinki FIN
2017 Escape Train, set construction for InsideOut, VR, TBWA & 20th Century Fox, Helsinki-Rovaniemi FIN
2017 Viikin tekniikan museo, commissioned sculptures (Museum of Technology in Viikki), Helsinki FIN
2016 A Night in Experience, Gloria, Helsinki FIN
2014 Set Design, Finnbrit’s, director Jamie Mäkinen, Tampere FIN

ILLUSTRATION, VISUALS & GRAPHICS
Since 2015 – All visual design and graphics for Recover Laboratory
2019 Transition: visuals and graphic design for event organizer Transition in Helsinki FIN
2018 Visual Design for Veikkaus Escape Game Room / InsideOut, Helsinki, FIN

DIRECTOR
2018 Co-Director: Underneath by Recover Laboratory, Meilahden väestönsuoja, Helsinki FIN
2018– 100 000 000 % A Reality Show for Hoops and Drums (Recover Laboratory on Stage)
2018– Kajaanista Kuuhun (Recover Laboratory on Stage)
2017– Pole<3Art (Recover Laboratory on Stage)
2017 Co-Director: Joy of Spleen by Recover Laboratory, Suomenlinna FIN
2017 Co-Director: Joy of Spleen by Recover Laboratory, Stockholm SWE
2016 Co-Director: Recover Laboratory at Suomenlinna, Viaporin Kekri, Helsinki FIN

MUSIC VIDEOS
2019 feelswithcaps: Powder
2019 Onni Boi: Friend & Lovers
2019: feelswithcaps: Drains, director
2018 Mechanic Membrane: Mind No
2018 Mechanic Membrane: Sirens
2018 SITOI: Marmori
2016 Serot: Udu, visual things and some production things. Directed by Wille Hyvönen

OTHER
2016–17 Event Production for Rajataide ry’s 20-year celebration, Tampere FIN
2014 Producer, Y-festivaali– a multidisciplinary art festival in Tampere, FIN
2014 Artist’s assistant in performance Naisen muotokuva, Heta Kuchka, Tampere Biennale FIN
2013 Internship, Tampereen Saskiat, Tampere FIN
2013 Co-producer, Kulttuuriensiapu, Tampere FIN
2013 Olav Fashion Design by Jussi Salminen; paintings on clothes, New York Fashion Week’13, NYC USA

POSITIONS OF TRUST
Since 2017– Vice-Chair & Secretary of Recover Laboratory ry
2014–17 Member of sculptor Hanna Vihriälä’s team

2013–14 Member of gallery team, Galleria Katko, Tampere FIN
2013 Member of gallery team, Ikuinen Galleria, Tampere FIN

TALKS AND PUBLICATIONS
2019 ”Work and Creativity” panel discussion by Aalto Alumni, Member of the panel, Helsinki FIN
2018 Featured in nothing/special ZINE issue #1, Helsinki FIN
2018 Featured in A5 Magazine, issue #11, London UK
2018 Participated in Interdisciplinary Drawing publication produced by Alexandra Mir, Berlin DE
2018 Featured in Wotisart? Magazine 2/2018, London UK
2017 Immersive Performances in Finland Seminar, Raekallio Corp. Helsinki FIN

MEMBERSHIPS
2019– MUU ry
2017– Recover Laboratory ry
2017– Catalysti Transcultural Artists in Finland Association
2016– Rajataide ry

GRANTS AND NETWORKING TRIPS
2020 Helsinki City Grant
2020 Taike – Arts Promotion Centre Finland
2020 Sirkusinfo’s Networking Trip to Tokio & Yokohama JAP

2019 Rajataide Members’ Baltic Networking Tour in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
2017 Aalto ARTS
2017 Taike – Arts Promotion Centre Finland
2016 Kunnallisneuvos C.V. Åkerlundin säätiö
2016 Suomen kulttuurirahasto for Recover Laboratory
2014 Production grant from City of Tampere for Y-festivaali

RESIDENCIES
2018 Cirko, Helsinki FIN
2018 Sirkus Faktori, Tampere FIN
2018 Katapult, Berlin DE

AWARDS
2018 Winner of Kulttuurisoppa Pitching Event (Recover Laboratory)
2017 Stockholm Fringe Festival: Festival Spirit Award, Joy of Spleen (Recover Laboratory)
2017 Stockholm Fringe Festival: Nominated for Grand Prix, Joy of Spleen (Recover Laboratory)