Vesalahti Mika

Curriculum Vitae

Born1967, Helsinki, lives and works in Helsinki, Finland

EDUCATION

  • Academy of Fine Arts, the Department of Painting, Helsinki
  • Free Art School, Helsinki

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITION

  • 2015 The Museum of New Art, MoNa, Pärnu, Estonia
  • 2015 Gallery Becker, Jyväskylä, Finland
  • 2014 Gallery UusiKipinä, Lahti, Finland
  • 2013 The Museum of New Art, MoNa, Pärnu, Estonia
  • 2011 Gallery Stoa, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2010 Gallery Kohina, Joensuu, Finland
  • 2009 Gallery12, Kuopio, Finland
  • 2008 Finnland Zentrum, Berlin, Germany
  • 2007 Museum of Yrjö A. Jäntti Art Collection, Porvoo, Finland
  • 2006 Gallery AARNI, Espoo, Finland
  • 2005 Gallery of Finnish Painters`Union, tm∙gallery, Helsinki
  • 2004 Kaapeli gallery, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2001 Gallery Katariina, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2000 Gallery Jangva, Helsinki, Finland
  • 1999 Seinäjoen Taidehalli, Seinäjoki Kunsthalle, Finland
  • 1998 Varkauden Taidemuseon galleria, gallery of Varkaus Art museum, Finland
  • 1997 Gallery Pirkko-Liisa Topelius, Helsinki, Finland
  • 1996 Gallery Just, Turku, Finland
  • 1995 Gallery Jangva, Helsinki, Finland

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2015 “Arteground Scandinavia”, gallery Stenhallen, Borgholm, Oland, Sweden
  • 2015 “Arteground Baltic: reflecting Rothko”, Viljandi Citygallery, Estonia
  • 2014 IV Baltic Biennale of Contemporary art, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 2014 “Arteground Baltic”, Viljandi, Estonia
  • 2012 “Arteground Berlin”, Finnish Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
  • 2011 “Arteground”, Finnish Contemporary Art, Viljandi, Estonia
  • 2010 “Arteground”, Finnish Contemporary Art, Viljandi, Estonia
  • 2009 “The Finnish Art Festival”, Palacio dos Artes, Porto. Portugal
  • 2008 “Riita”, Työväenmuseo Werstas, Tampere, Finland
  • 2007 “Naturally”, Nagyatad, Hungary
  • 2006 Galerie Francois Mansart, Paris, France
  • 2005 Kouvola Art Museum, Finland
  • 2004 Nordic Art Association Annual Exhibition, Rantakasarmi Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2002 Finnish Association of Aquarelle Art, Sanomatalo, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2001 ”Time in Mazzano” -contemporary Art from Finland and Estonia, Kunsthalle, Helsinki, Finland

PUBLIC COMMISSIONS

  • 2003 Wall painting, Comprehensive School and High School “NORSSI II”, Helsinki University, Helsinki

GRANTS

  • 2015 Finnish Cultural Foundation/Uusimaa
  • 2015 Pohjola Norden
  • 2012 Finnish central commission of art
  • 2011 Letterdetska Foundation
  • 2009 Oscar Öflunds Foundation
  • 2007 The National Council for Visual Arts
  • 2007,-06-03 Oscar Öflunds Foundation
  • 2005 The National Council for Visual Arts
  • 2004,-02,-98 Finnish Cultural Foundation

REPRESENTED IN COLLECTIONS

  • Imago Mundi (Luciano Benetton Collection)
  • Finnish Art Society
  • Helander Society
  • Salmela Art Center
  • Mäntyharju County
  • Hotel Torni, Helsinki
  • Anatolia Cultural Association, Helsinki
  • Collection Swanljung
  • House of Satire and Humour, Gabrovo, Bulgaria
  • City of Nagyatad, Hungary
  • Museum of New Art, Pärnu, Estonia
  • Private collections

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Finnish Painters´ Union
  • Helsinki Artists´ Association
  • Art Association of Viipuri
  • PAND

CONFIDENTAL POSTS

  • 2009- Chairman of the Board, Helsinki Artists´ Association
  • 2006 Member of the board of Helsinki Artists Association HTS
  • 2006 Finnish Painters Union member´s committee
  • 2006-12 Finnish Art Association, presenting Painters Union