CV + EXHIBITIONS

SOFI HÄKKINEN 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:
23.5.-26.5.2019:
Art Fair Suomi ’19: Taiteilijakollektiivi Kunst: Art by Meter
June 2019:
Group: Runokuvaa, Helsinki FIN
31.8.–25.9.2019:
Group: HOT MESS, Galleria Valve, Oulu FIN
15.9.–6.10.2019:

Solo: Nykytaidekeskus Haihatus, Joutsa, FIN
26.8.–8.9.2019:
ALL INCLUSIVE by Sofi Häkkinen & Riku Nieminen, Galerie Pleiku, Berlin DE
3.10.–1.11.2019:
ALL INCLUSIVE by Sofi Häkkinen & Riku Nieminen, Galleria Myötätuuli, Raahe FIN
27.11.2019–15.1.2020:
Solo: Drawing Gallery D5, Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki
21.12.2019–15.1.2020:
Solo: Galleria Mustanapa, Rovaniemi FIN

CHOSEN EXHIBITIONS
solo
2018 ”Tässä menee vaan pari minsaa”, Galleria Lapinlahti, Helsinki FIN
2018 ”Eyes on the Price”, Korjaamo, Helsinki FIN
2017 ”Kannattaa käydä katsomassa tää näyttely”, Galleria Rajatila, Tampere FIN
2016 ”Animaatioita päistä ja päitä”, P-galleria, Pori FIN
2013 ”Kalajuttuja ja tositarinoita”, Ikuinen Galleria, Tampere FIN

group
2019 Mainostauko/Ad Break, Vantaa FIN
2019 Musavideorama, Tampere FIN
2019 EVERYTHING IS IMPORTANT, Meilahden väestönsuoja, Helsinki FIN
2018 MAA-tila, Helsinki FIN 
2018 Interdisciplinary Drawing, UDK, Berlin DE
2017 Kasvualusta with Mia Rantavaara, GalleriaKONE, Hämeenlinna FIN
2017 In transit >< Käännöksessä, Bokvilla, Helsinki FIN
2017 LUX Helsinki, Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki FIN
2016 DesingOnTampere, Pakkahuone, Tampere FIN
2016 Blanc Noir, Gallery Plateau, Berlin DE
2016 Pop Up Exhibition, Showroom Berliini, Berlin DE
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 Täällä minä olen!/Here I am!, Pesurumpu, Tampere FIN
2013 so happy/so sad, Galleria Katko, Tampere FIN
2010 Art Bazaar at Q Art Lounge, Helsinki FIN
2010 Q Art Lounge opening exhibition, Helsinki FIN

SCREENINGS
2016 Galleria Rajatila Christmas Screening, Rajatila, Tampere FIN
2016 VAFT, Olohuone 306,4 km2, Turku FIN

OTHER ARTISTIC WORK

ongoing
2017 – Director of Recover Laboratory’s stage performances
2015 – Co-Director and Visual Director for Recover Laboratory

CURATING
2019 EVERYTHING IS IMPORTANT, Meilahden väestönsuoja, Helsinki FIN
2018 Underneath Art Exhibition for Recover Laboratory, Meilahden väestönsuoja, Helsinki FIN

VISUAL DESIGN & SET CONSTRUCTION
2018 Underneath by Recover Laboratory, Meilahden väestönsuoja, Helsinki FIN
2018 Veikkaus Escape Game Room, visual design and set construction. InsideOut, Helsinki, FIN
2017 Escape Train, set construction. InsideOut with VR, TBWA and 20th Century Fox, Helsinki-Rovaniemi, FIN
2017 Viikin tekniikan museo, commissioned sculpture installations (Museum of Technology in Viikki), Helsinki FIN
2017 Joy of Spleen by Recover Laboratory, Suomenlinna, Helsinki FIN
2017 Joy of Spleen by Recover Laboratory at STOFF 2017, Kummelholmen, Stockholm SWE
2016 Recover Laboratory at Viikinmäen jätevedenpuhdistamo, Helsinki FIN
2016 Recover Laboratory at Suomenlinna, Viaporin Kekri, Helsinki FIN
2016 Serot music video, directed by Wille Hyvönen
2016 A Night in Experience, Gloria, Helsinki FIN
2015 Recover Laboratory at Kakolanmäki jätevedenpuhdistamo, Turku FIN
2014 Set Design, Finnbrit’s adaptation of Mother Goose, directed by Jamie Mäkinen, Tampere FIN

ILLUSTRATION, VISUALS & GRAPHICS
2019 Transition: visuals and graphic design for event organizer Transition in Helsinki FIN
2018 Illustrations + Visual Design, a book project with Emma Kunnas, Helsinki FIN
2018 Visual Design for Veikkaus Escape Game Room / InsideOut, Helsinki, FIN

Since 2015 – All visual design and graphics for Recover Laboratory

DIRECTOR
2018 Underneath by Recover Laboratory, Meilahden väestönsuoja, Helsinki FIN
2018– 100 000 000 % A Concerto 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 Recover Laboratory at Suomenlinna, Viaporin Kekri, Helsinki FIN

OTHER
2016–17 Event Production for Rajataide ry’s 20-years celebration, Tampere FIN
2015–16 Visual Design + Co-producer + Event Coordinator , Katve culture productions, 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 Co-producer, Kulttuuriensiapu, Tampere FIN
2013 Olav Fashion Design by Jussi Salminen; paintings on clothes for New York Fashion Week 2013, NYC USA

POSITIONS OF TRUST
ongoing
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 Internship, Tampereen Saskiat, Tampere FIN
2013 Member of gallery team, Ikuinen Galleria, Tampere FIN

TALKS AND PUBLICATIONS
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
2017– Recover Laboratory Ry
2017– Catalysti Transcultural Artists in Finland Association
2016– Rajataide ry

GRANTS
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 AND NOMINATIONS
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)