SOFI

 

SOFI HÄKKINEN
1990
+358 40 865 7479
sofi.hakkinen@gmail.com
www.sofihakkinen.com

STUDIES

2016– Visual Culture and Contemporary Art, MA, Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architechture, Department of Art,Helsinki FIN

2012–16 Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Degree Programme in Fine Arts, BA, Tampere FIN
2011  Tampere University, Social Sciences Program of History, Tampere FIN
2010  University of Lapland, Basic Studies in Fine Art, Liminka FIN
2010  Liminka School of Arts, Liminka FIN
2006–10 Kalevan lukio (upper secondary), Class of 2010, Tampere FIN
2008 Lycée Alphonse Daudet (upper secondary) Tarascon, France
2007 Lycée Jean-Baptiste Dumas (upper secondary) Alès, France
2003 Qatar International School, Doha, Qatar
2003 The American International School, Riyadh, Saudi-Arabia

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

solo
2 0 1 7 6/17 Ihmemaa, Galleria Rajatila, Tampere fin

10/17 Palmusaari Dreamland, Pakkahuone, Uusikaupunki FIN

group
2 0 1 7  8/17 with Mia Rantavaara, GalleriaKONE, Hämeenlinna FIN

CHOSEN EXHIBITIONS

solo
2 0 1 6 Animaatioita päistä ja päitä, P-galleria, Pori FIN
2 0 1 3 Kalajuttuja ja tositarinoita/Tall tales and true stories, Ikuinen Galleria, Tampere FIN

group
2 0 1 7 In transit >< Käännöksessä, Bokvilla, Helsinki FIN
2 0 1 6 DesingOnTampere, Pakkahuone, Tampere FIN
Recover Laboratory X Suomenlinna, Helsinki FIN
Recover Laboratory, Helsinki FIN
Blanc Noir, Gallery Plateau, Berlin DE
Pop Up Exhibition, Showroom Berliini, Berlin DE
Kaikki hyvin / All Is Well, Galleria Emil, Tampere FIN
2 0 1 5 Recover Laboratory, Turku FIN
2 0 1 4 Animaatioita, Galleria Katko, Tampere FIN
Second Life of Manuel with Jesse Avdeikov, Lari Mörö & Severi, Kahvilla, Tampere FIN
Punaista ja makeaa sales exhibition, Voipaalan taidekeskus, Valkeakoski FIN
Art of Basware, Musiikkitalo, Helsinki FIN
FOE – Finlayson Open Exhibition, Metso, Tampere FIN
2 0 1 3 Täällä minä olen!/Here I am!, Pesurumpu, Tampere FIN
so happy/so sad, Galleria Katko, Tampere FIN
2 0 1 0 Art Bazaar at Q Art Lounge, Helsinki FIN
Q Art Lounge opening exhibition, Helsinki FIN
Glass Art, Verkaranta, Tampere FIN

SCREENINGS

2 0 1 6 Galleria Rajatilan jouluscreening, Rajatila, Tampere FIN
VAFT, Olohuone 306,4 km2, Turku FIN
2 0 1 3 Seili Baltic Sea Film Festival, Seili FIN

OTHER ARTISTIC ACTIVITY & POSITIONS OF TRUST

2 0 1 5– Artistic director for Recover Laboratory
2 0 1 4– Member of  sculptor Hanna Vihriälä’s team

2 0 1 7–Vice-chairwoman & Secretary for Recover Laboratory ry
2 0 1 6–17 Event production for Rajataide ry’s 20-years celebration, Tampere FIN
2 0 1 6–17 Liukuakseen Ry, Vice-chairwoman
2 0 1 6 Set designer, costume design & production, for a Serot music video, director Wille Hyvönen, Helsinki FIN
2 0 1 6 Set designer for A Night in Experience, Helsinki FIN
2 0 1 5–16 Visuals, co-producer and event coordinator for Katve culture productions, Tampere FIN
2 0 1 4 Producer, Y-festivaali– a multidisciplinary art festival held in Tampere, FIN
2 0 1 4 Artist’s assistant in performance Naisen muotokuva, Heta Kuchka, Tampere Biennale FIN
2 0 1 4 Set designer for the Finnbrit’s adaptation of Mother Goose, directed by Jamie Mäkinen, Tampere FIN
2 0 1 3–14 Galleria Katko, gallery team, Tampere FIN
2 0 1 3 Kulttuuriensiapu, producer, Tampere FIN
2 0 1 3 Tampereen Saskiat, summer intern, Tampere FIN
2 0 1 3 Olav Fashion Design by Jussi Salminen; paintings on clothes for New York Fashion Week 2013, NYC USA
2 0 1 3 Ikuinen Galleria, gallery team, Tampere FIN

TALKS

2 0 1 7 Immersive Performances in Finland Seminar, Raekallio Corp. Helsinki FIN
2 0 1 6 Recover Laboratory on Basso Radio, FIN

PUBLICATIONS

2 0 1 6 Reasoning Art As A Graduating Student, BA Thesis, TAMK

MEMBERSHIPS

2 0 1 7– Catalysti Transcultural Artists in Finland Association
2 0 1 6–17 Liukuakseen Ry
2 0 1 6– Rajataide ry

GRANTS

2 0 1 6 Kunnallisneuvos C.V. Åkerlundin säätiö
2 0 1 6 Suomen kulttuurirahasto for Recover Laboratory
2 0 1 4 Production grant from City of Tampere for Y-festivaali

ABOUT MY ARTISTIC WORK

This is what I think about my artistic work in 2017:

I believe in using any media and material that the artwork requires to be completed. I approach the work idea first.

The ideas I use for my artworks are small fragments of reality; I combine familiar shapes with a sovereign absurdity, to try and lure thoughts and responses from the viewer’s brain for their own contemplation.

I started making sculptures, animations and installations when my paintings reached out and fell off the canvas.