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CV (selected)

(updated 20.9.2013)

 

Vappu Rossi

* Joensuu, Finland 1976

ART EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.), Academy of Fine Arts 2008, Department of Printmaking

Bachelor of Arts (BA), University of Art and Design of Helsinki 2008, Department of Art Education


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

MUU Gallery, Helsinki, spring 2014

The Artist of the Month, Galleria G / Sales Collection of the Association of Finnish Printmakers, Grafoteekki, Helsinki, December 2013

Goodbye Shadowy, Forum Box, Mediabox, Helsinki 2013

Goodbye Shadowy, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Studio, Helsinki 2012

For the Night Is Gone, Tuusula Art Museum, Art Center Kasarmi, Tuusula 2012

For the Night Is Gone, Tuusula Art Museum, Art Center Kasarmi, Tuusula 2012

Kunsthalle Helsinki, Studio, Helsinki 2012

Ephemera, Finnland Zentrum, Berlin 2011                 

Ephemera, Gallery Harmonia, Jyväskylä Centre for Printmaking 2011

The Artist of the Month, Culture Café Hertta, Tampere 2010

Ephemera, Galleria Å, Turku, 2010

Berceuse – Lullaby, Galleria G, Helsinki 2009

For the Night Is Gone, Joensuu Art Museum project space, Joensuu 2009

Studio Athos, 2007 and 2008

Vocabulary of Silence, Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Helsinki 2005

GROUP EXHIBITIONS, INVITATION EXHIBITIONS AND FESTIVALS (selected)

2013           

Clare Valley Film Festival, Australia 2013

Weiterstadt Film Festival, Germany 2013

LiikKUVAT -project, Kauppi Hospital, Tampere 2013

Tampere Film Festival 2013

2012           

Rajantaju, Purnu Art Center, Orivesi, Finland 2012

Werveling, The Art Hall, Porvoo, Belgian and Finnish contemporary lithographies, 2012

Good Stuff – 21st Century Finnish Animation, Gallery Rajatila 2012

Drawn in stone, stone lithography in contemporary art, Hanasaari Art Center, Helsinki 2011–2012

2011           

Animax Skopje Animation Festival, Skopje, the Republic of Macedonia 2011

NYT2011, Contemporary Art in Naantali and Raisio,The Museum and Cultural Centre of Harkko, Raisio 2011

Haihara 11 – Forest Invitation Exhibition, Haihara Art Center, Tampere 2011

XII Consciousness Event of Contemporary Art, Tree“s Consciousness 2011, Hyvinkää 2011

Reikäreuna Film Festival, Orivesi 2011

Animacall: The Animation project 2011, Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki, Greece 2011

Helsinki Culture Tram: Portraits, Helsinki 2011

The Clare Valley Film Festival, Blyth SA, Australia 2011

Pro Lithography exhibiting, South Carelia Art Museum, Lappeenranta 2010–2011

2010           

Finnish Lithography “On the Edge” – Finse lithografie “Aan de rand”, Frans Masereel International Printmaking

Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium 2010

23rd Festival Les Instants Vidéo, Lycée Antonin Artaud Artothčque, Marseille, France 2010

Artists 2010 – 115. Annual Exhibition, Artists' Association of Finland, Tampere 2010

The 5th Rokycany Biennial in Graphic Arts – 5. Rokycanské Bienįle grafiky, The Museum of Dr. Bohuslav Horįk,

Rokycany, Czech Republic 2010

Public Screens -festival, Stavanger, Norway 2010

Ways Often Wandered, photography and video exhibition, Honkahovi Art Center, Mänttä 2010

The Kettupäivät – Finnish Shortfilm and Documentary Film Festival, Helsinki 2010

The XV Mänttä Art Festival, Mänttä 2010

Exhibition class of Salmela's 2nd Visual Arts competition for Young Artists, Mäntyharju 2010

Haihara 10, Haihara Art Center, Tampere 2010

700IS Reindeerland, experimental film and video festival, Egilsstašir, Island 2010

2009           

New impressions – new graphic art, Galleria G, Helsinki 2009

The Memory of Stone, The Museum and Cultural Centre of Harkko, Raisio 2009

The Memory of Stone, Porvoo Art Hall, Porvoo 2009

2008           

Artists 2008 – 113. Annual Exhibition, Artists' Association of Finland, Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art, Vaasa 2008

Finnimate! Helsinki City Art Museum, Art Museum Tennis Palace, Helsinki 2008

Swing, Chen Ling Hui Contemporary Space, Beijing, China 2008

Drawing Class – Empty is full, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts 160 years, Kunsthalle, Helsinki 2007–08

2005           

Young Artist's Biennial: Small Heaven, Kunsthalle, Helsinki 2005

Ars Figura, Myllyranta Art Center, Mänttä 2005

2004           

RajatOn, national young artist's exhibition, Ahjo Art Center, Joensuu 2004

Tekijät esiin, Voipaala Art Center, Sääksmäki, Valkeakoski 2004-05

Graduation exhibition / Academy of Fine Arts, Kunsthalle, Helsinki 2004

2002–1997

Miniatures, Ars Nova -museum, Turku 2002

Miniatures, Gallery K, Huittinen 2002

T.p.l'a, Kerava Art Museum, Kerava, 2001

Half-Gods, Barracks of Suomenlinna, Helsinki 1999

Mythological Europe revisited, La Fratta, Sinalunga, Italy 1998

Marked Self-Portrait, Outbuilding of Lönnström Art Museum, Rauma 1998

Marked Self-Portrait, Study of National Gallery, Helsinki 1997

Skin and Bones, Museum of Natural Science, Helsinki 1997

Lithographies, Window Gallery, Helsinki 1997

 

PERFORMANCES, CROSS-ART AND SOCIAL ART PROJECTS (selected)

2013      

Zodiak Center of New Dance Helsinki. Croquis mouvements as a part of dance piece (dance Panu Varstala, saxophones Joakim Berghäll, accordion Niko Kumpuvaara), Helsinki 2013

Stoa Culture Centre. Punk. Croquis mouvements as a part of dance piece (dance Panu Varstala, saxophones Joakim Berghäll), Helsinki 2013

2012           

Interactive Music Landscapes Concert, improvised drawing and music, UMO Jazz Orchestra and Vappu Rossi, Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki 2012

Open Impro, dancer Ingrid André improvises based on Vappu Rossi’s exhibition, Kunsthalle Helsinki 2012

Z-free: Panu Varstala. Center of New Dance Helsinki. Croquis mouvements as a part of dance piece (dance Panu Varstala, saxophones Joakim Berghäll, accordion Niko Kumpuvaara), Helsinki 2012  

Taidekontti, croquis mouvements drawing performance and workshop (dancer Jenni Urpilainen, guitar Topias Tiheäsalo, saxophone Taneli Viitahuhta) Utopia Helsinki, Lasipalatsi Square, Helsinki 2012

International Museum Day 2012, Croquis Mouvements Live (dancer Panu Varstala, accordion Niko Kumpuvaara, percussion Tatu Rönkkö), Art Center Kasarmi, Tuusula Art Museum 2012

Croquis Mouvements Live, (dancer Ingrid André, violin Emilia Lajunen, projections Pete Veijalainen), Tuusula Art Museum, Art Center Kasarmi 2012

Croquis Mouvements in Kunsthalle (dancer Jenni Urpilainen, dj Vesa Salmi, musicians Pasi Salmi and Jyrki Laiho), Kunsthalle, Helsinki 2012

2011           

Centennial Show, croquis mouvements drawing performance, part of multi-art spectacle, (dance Panu Varstala, 

accordion Niko Kumpuvaara. Spectacle director Zarkus Poussa), Finnish National Opera, Helsinki 2011

Croquis Mouvements Live (dancer Ingrid André: impro-piece Something Blue, music designed by dj Indigo), Galleria Harmonia, Jyväskylä 2011

2009            

Croquis Mouvements Live (dancer Ingrid André, music designed by dj Indigo), Galleria G, Helsinki 2009

Music club and croquis happening, Picasso-club (dancer Panu Varstala, harmonium and vocals Milla Viljamaa, guitar Jarmo Saari, harp Laura Hynninen), Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki 2009

Music club and drawing improvations, Picasso-club (guitar and vocals Jarkko Martikainen, guitar Jarmo Saari, harp Laura Hynninen), Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki 2009

Music club and croquis happening, Picasso-club (dancer Panu Varstala, violin and vocals Atte Kilpeläinen, guitar Jarmo Saari, harp Laura Hynninen), Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki 2009

Crowd 2009, social group portrait project, Joensuu Art Museum project space, Joensuu 2009

2008            

Tuulenpesä Club (IV), music-, dance- and croquis-happening (dance Jenni Urpilainen, dj Vesa Salmi, musicians

Jori Kemppi and Alpo Nummelin): Pori Art Museum, Pori 2008

Crowd 2008, performative group portrait project, Drawing Class – Empty is full, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts 160 years, Kunsthalle, Helsinki 2007–08

Tuulenpesä Club (III), music-, dance- and croquis-happening (dance Jenni Urpilainen, dj Vesa Salmi, musicians

Pasi Salmi and Alpo Nummelin): Kunsthalle, Helsinki 2008

2004–05           

Tuulenpesä Club (I and II), improviced drawing and music (dj Vesa Salmi, musicians Pasi Salmi and Jyrki

Laiho):

Kunsthalle Club, Helsinki 2005

Tennis Palace Art Museum, Helsinki 2004


THE TOURIST PROJECT, CONTINUAL PHOTO PROJECT; NET ART, VIDEO ART, INSTALLATION

Official website

www.turisti-turist-tourist.com

In Facebook

http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/profile.php?id=100001476764537

Installation presented

Ways Often Wandered, photography and video exhibition, Honkahovi Art Center, Mänttä 2010

COLLECTIONS

Jyväskylä Art Museum

Imatra Art Museum

Amos Anderson Art Museum

Turku Art Society

The Artists“ Association of Finland

Förening för Grafisk Konst, Sweden

Art Academy of Cuenca, Spain

Kuntsi Foundation

City of Kuopio

Mehiläinen Inc.

MEL

IBM

Scandinavian Telemarketing Inc.

Ilmarinen Inc.

Saskia, Helsinki

Icecapital Inc.

University of Art and Design of Helsinki, Finland

CURATING & JURYING

Union of Finnish Art Associations 2013: Portrait. Curator of the exhibition. Lahti Art Museum 2013–14.

The Kettupäivät - Finnish Shortfilm and Documentary Film Festival 2009 / jury, the best experimental movie


AWARDS, TITLES AND HONORABLE AWARDS

Special Recognition by the Jury, The 5th Rokycany Biennial in Graphic Arts Competition 2010

Kesko stipend from the graduation exhibition of Academy of Fine Arts 2004

GRANTS

Finnish Cultural Foundation 2012

The Arts Council of Finland 2012

Finnish Cultural Foundation, Uusimaa Regional Fund 2011

The Arts Council of Finland, Travel Grant / Berlin 2011

Public Display Grant, The Arts Council of Finland 2010

FRAME / Finnland Zentrum, Berlin 2010

Arts Council of Helsinki Metropolitan Region 2010

The Arts Council of Finland, Travel Grant / FMC, Belgium (group Alapuro–Mikkonen–Rossi) 2010

VISEK /The Tourist Project 2010

AVEK / Media art / Settling in 2010

Alfred Kordelin Foundation 2009

AVEK / Media art / Ephemeral  2009

AVEK / Media art / Tree of life 2009

Young Artist Grant, Finnish Art Society 2008

Young artist biennale grant, Finnish Art Society 2005

University of Art and Design Helsinki 1998

CATALOGUES AND DOCUMENTARIES

VIEW 4: Good Stuff, 21st Century Finnish Animation -DVD, Distribution Centre for Finnish Media Art AV-Arkki, Helsinki 2012

Rajantaju, Purnu Art Center, Orivesi 2012

Werveling, Pro Litografia ry 2012

Animacall: The Animation project 2011, Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki, Greece 2011

Drawn in stone, stone lithography in contemporary art, Pro Lithography Association 2011

Forest – Haihara Art Center, Tampere 2011

Finnish Lithography “On the Edge” – Finse lithografie “Aan de rand”, Pro Lithography Association / Frans Masereel International Printmaking Centrum 2010

23rd Festival Les Instants Vidéo, Instants Vidéo Numériques et Poétiques, 2010

The 5th Rokycany Biennial in Graphic Arts – 5. Rokycanské Bienįle grafiky, The Museum of Dr. Bohuslav Horįk 2010

Ways Often Wandered, photography and video exhibition, Honkahovi Art Center, Mänttä 2010

XV Mänttä Art Festival 2010, Mäntän kuvataiteen ystävät ry 2010

Exhibition class of Salmela's 2nd Visual Arts competition for Young Artists, Salmela Art Centre, Mäntyharju 2010

700IS Reindeerland 2010

Swing, Chen Ling Hui Contemporary Space 2008

Young artist biennale Small Heaven / Kunsthalle Helsinki's publications, Finnish Art Society 2005

Ars Figura, Myllyranta Art Center 2005

Catalogue of the Graduation Exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts 2004

ARTICLES ON THE ARTIST (selected)

Svartvit mytologi, Helen Korpak, Hufvudstadsbladet 29.9.2012

Vappu Rossi – Liikkeen kuvaaja, Juhana Unkuri, Taide 2/12

Kahden taiteenlajin taitaja, Juhana Unkuri, Suomenmaa 9.3.2012

Liikepiirustuksen ilta Taidehallissa, Suomen Taideyhdistyksen jäsentiedote 1/12

Vappu Rossi ohjaa liikepiirustusta, Keski-Uusimaa 6.3.2012

Rossi Taidekeskus Kasarmissa, Keski-Uusimaa 9.3.2012

Hiilipiirros kasvoi seinälle, Jouko Tuomas-Kettunen, Keski-Uusimaa 21.2.2012

Viivan ja valon tanssi, Elina Puranen, Keskisuomalainen 15.1.2011

Ephemera, kulttuurilehti Illuusio 2/2011

Olemisen katoavaisuus, Nina Suni, Turun Sanomat 14.4.2010

Suudelma ja muita viivan löytöretkiä, Heli Peltoniemi, Turun Sanomat / Treffi-liite 31.3.2010

Kuvataide säilyttää kasvonsa, Veikko Halmetoja, Helsingin Sanomat 2.12.2009

Ihmisenkokoista, Suonna Kononen, Karjalainen 23.4.2009

Koko ihminen yhdellä viivalla, Johanna Westersund, Kodin Pellervo 10/2009

Kiinnostavat kasvot, Milka Mantsinen, Karjalan Heili 26.4.2009

Nyt saa piirtää seinälle, Hanna-Leena Kunttu, Karjalan Maa 23.4.2009

Viisi lupausta -sarja: Lupaan pitää jonkun tolkun, Taide 1/08

Piirustusluokka, Eija Väliranta, Apu 3/2008

Vappu Rossi hylkäsi nykytaiteen kliseet, Marketta Karjalainen, Helsingin Uutiset 23.5.2004


NEW MEDIA

Vappu Rossi: Ephemera, digital exhibition, culture magazine Illuusio digital gallery 2011 (Illuusio 2/11)

MEMBERSHIPS

AV-arkki, The Distribution Centre for Finnish Media Art

MUU Artists’ Association

Association of Finnish Printmakers, Full Membership

Helsinki Artists’ Association

Pro Lithography

Teosto, Finnish Composers' Copyright Society

Gramex, Copyright Society of Performing Artists and Phonogram Producers in Finland

Kuvasto, Copyright Society of Visual Artists in Finland

Kopiosto, Copyright organization for authors, publishers and performing artists

ART PORTFOLIOS

The Association of Finnish Printmakers, Patrons’ portfolio 2008

Volare, Academy of Fine Arts, Department of Printmaking 2003

Kuvas 2002, Academy of Fine Arts 2002

Här kommer vi, Academy of Fine Arts, Department of Printmaking 2001

ART TEACHING (selected)

As art workshop teacher (selected):

Ateneum Art Museum (from 1999)

Tennispalatsi Art Museum (from 2003)

Kunsthalle Helsinki (from 2012)

Other art teaching and professional statuses (selected):

Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma 1998–2009

Meilahti Art Museum 2004–2011

Animation workshop teacher, Nordisk kurs, Nordic Course for Arts and Crafts teachers NK11, Orivesi 2011

Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki, examinator for MA degree student 2011

Aalto University, School of Art and Design, examinator for MA degree student 2012

Sinebrychoff Art Museum (1999–2000)

Voipaala Art Center, Valkeakoski 1996–2002

Gallery Otso, Espoo 1999

Helsinki Summer University 2009

Oriveden opisto, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2013

Museum educator, substitute, Ateneum Art Museum 2002

Guide, Ateneum Art Museum 2000–2002

WORK AS A MUSICIAN

Composing, writing lyrics and singing for cabaret-music band Kitkerät Neitsyet ("Bitter Virgins").

Publications: LP En vielä tahtoisi nöyrtyä (Bitter Records 2012), LP Todellisen menestyksen salaisuus (Bitter Records 2005), radio single Joulurauhaa (Bitter Records 2004), LP Paras pysyä kotona (Rockadillo Records 2003). Music video Hei poika (dir. Pete Veijalainen 2003).

SELECTED COMMISSIONED WORKS; GRAPHIC DESIGN, ILLUSTRATIONS, PHOTOGRAPHY

Wall drawings for science exhibition. Finnish Science Centre Heureka, Vantaa, Finland. Dozens of murals, wall drawings and illustrations on wall. Exhibition opening at Heureka in October 2013. After Heureka, the exhibition will take place at the Pavillion of Knowledge Lissabon (2014–2015) and Universcience Paris (2015–2016). Exhibition tour is expected to continue also after 2016.

Croquis Mouvements Drawing performance, part of cross-art-act (dance i.a. Minna Tervamäki, musicians i.a. Zarkus Poussa, Tapani Rinne, Tommy Lindgren; art director Zarkus Poussa), AVAjaiset, Kluuvi, Helsinki 2012

DocPoint Helsinki 2011 documentary film festival and DocPoint Tallinn 2011 poster & print art, the visual style of the festival's 10th anniversary

Apulanta: Pihtiote, music video intro animation drawings and visual style, Woodpecker Film 2011

Centennial Show, croquis mouvements drawing performance, part of multi-art spectacle, Finnish National Opera, Helsinki 2011

Katariina Holma ja Kaisu Mälkki: Tutkimusmatkalla – Metodologia, teoria ja filosofia kasvatustutkimuksessa, book cover art & lay-out design, Gaudeamus 2011

LSB: Bewitched, album cover art, poster art, Helsinki 2011

Helsingin Sanomat, NYT / illustrations 2009, 2004–2005, 2001–2002


Convention on the Rights of the Child / photography for presentation video, Unicef 2009


Helppo elämä tv-series, logo and graphic design, Moskito Television 2009


Puolustuksen puheenvuoro tv-series, logo and graphic design, Moskito Television 2009


Katariina Holma: Scheffleriläinen rationaalisuus ja kasvatustodellisuuden monikerroksisuus, book cover art for doctoral thesis, Helsinki University 2008


Aatosta, eetosta, paatosta ja parodiaa concert / posters and DVD-cover illustrations, Helsinki 2008


Kunthalle exhibition Drawing Class – Empty Is Full, invitations, posters etc. graphic material, Helsinki 2007


Opinpaikat (Hartikainen – Harinen – Hurmalainen), book cover and lay-out design, Kansanvalistusseura 2007


bell hooks: Vapauttava kasvatus / book cover and lay-out design, Kansanvalistusseura 2007


Seppo Niemelä: Kansan vallan elvytys / book cover and lay-out design, Kansanvalistusseura 2007


The Beginning of a New Era / music video graphic design, Helsinki 2006


Zen Café: Laiska, tyhmä ja saamaton record, photography and lay-out, print ad and poster lay out, Warner Music Finland 2005


Zen Café: Elämä moukaroi single, lay-out and graphic design, Warner Music Finland 2005


Zen Café: Taivas on kirkas ja napakka single lay out, Warner Music Finland 2005



HOBBIES

Swimming

Baby swimming

Pilates

Playing the piano

Table tennis

Radio podcasts

Popular science

Writing down what the spouse speaks asleep

MEMBERSHIPS (others than artists’ and copyright associations)

Ursa

Amnesty International