Riitta Santala-Köykkä

National Committee: 
Position: 
NC Member

EDUCATION
Department of Visual Arts, University of Lapland 2017-
Visual Artist, Art School Alfa-Art, Helsinki 2012 – 2015
Master of Arts, University of Tampere 1992

FORTHCOMING EXHIBITIONS (PAINTINGS)

Ylläs, Kellokas Nature Centre 1-3/2010; Helsinki, Fogga Gallery 3-4/2020; Helsinki, AVA Gallery 6-7/2020; Helsinki, Jade Gallery 12/2010 (solo)

DIGITAL PHOTO EXHIBITIONS
Valid World Hall, Barcelona, Spain February 13-15, 2020 “Minimalism”
Photosynthesis Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria, 6 - 8 February 2020 “Beautiful Imperfection”
BBA Circle, Berlin, Germany, January 31st - Feb 2nd, 2020 “Artistic Still Life”
Laurent Gallery in Melbourne, Australia, January 17 – 19 “Solo – Single Subject”
Ravnikar Gallery in Ljubljana, Slovenia, January 9th - 11th 2020 “My Favourite Shot”
BLANK WALL gallery, Athens, Greece, December 13 - 15, 2019, “Mostly Black”
Qlick Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Nov 8-10, 2019 “Memorable Portraits”

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Juupajoki Shoe and Leather Museum, 7-8/2019 (Kertomuksia)
Galleria Art Villa Armas 4-5/2018 (ELEET - GESTURES)
Cultural Center Kangasala-talo Gallery, 1/2016 (Transformations)

SELECTED ONLINE EXHIBITIONS

Annual Seascape Competition by Light, Space & Time 2019

https://www.lightspacetime.art/seascapes-art-exhibition-2019-photography...

LightSpaceTime, Botanicals 8/2019

Art Center Ahjo, Joensuu, SKJL: Juhlat/Party online exhibition 2018

2019 GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Tampere, Koppelo Gallery 12/19
Kangasala, Art Villa Armas, 11/2019
Styvkar, Ugor Cultural Center, Komi Republic 10-11/19
London Contemporary International Art Fair 10/19
Tampere, Mielihyvin at Hiedanranta Art Area 9/2019
Helsinki, Klementiina 8-9/19
Chemnitz, Galerie Laterne, Germany 7-8/2019
Tampere, Haihara 6/2019
Tampere, Finlayson, Rullaamo 5/2019
Helsinki, Kaapelin Valssaamo 3-4/2019
Helsinki, Galleria 4-Kuus , 1/19
Taunton, Somerset, UK 12/18-1/19

EXHIBITIONS 2018 (juried)
Tampere, Saskia 6/2018
Järvenpää, Järnätti 5/2018
Helsinki, Kaapeli 4/2018
Espoo Cultural Center 3/2018
Rome Winter Art Expo 2/2018

OTHER EXHIBITIONS 2018
Helsinki, Makkaragalleria 11-12/18
Espoo Artist’s House 10 - 12/2018
Nastola, Taarasti 9/2018
Helsinki, AVA Gallery 8/2018
Helsinki, Galleria Dix 6/2018
Osaka, Ava Art Festival 5/2018
Espoo, Healing Dreams, Galleria Unelma 5/2018 (with Ulla Enckell-Valo)
Helsinki, Makkaragalleria 3/2018 (with Leena Ristolainen)
Helsinki, Galleria Mondo 2/2018
Rio de Janeiro Galerie MBlois 1/2018

2017 EXHIBITIONS (juried)
Nokia Art House 9-10/2017 ; Tampere, Metso Gallery 7/2017 ; Kangasala, Galleria Villa Armas 7/2017; Tampere, Haihara 6/2017 ; Helsinki, S-Galleria, S-Art Prize Finalists 4/2017 ; New York, The New York Art Connection 3/2017 ;Tampere, TAYS Hospital 9/2016-4/2017 ; Espoo, PMC Hydraulics 9/2016 – 2/2017

2017 EXHIBITIONS (group)
Paris, Caroussel du Louvre 10/2017 ; Helsinki, Galleria Ars Longa 8-10/2017, Ava Art Festival ; Pietarsaari Museum, Tupakkamakasiini 6-7/2017 ; Helsinki, Fogga Gallery 7/2017 ; Pälkäne, Galleria Virpi & Orbi 7/2017 ; Hämeenlinna, Tuusula, Hauho Various Venues 5–8/2017 “Project Glass Ceiling” ; Pälkäne, Rönnvik’s Tallinvintti, “Etäisyyden mitta” 7-8/2017 (Measures of Distance, by invitation) ; Valkeakoski, Myllysaari Museum 3-4/2017

2016 EXHIBITIONS (juried)
Kauniainen, Stadio )12/2016 ; Hauho, Sotjala Manor 6-7/2016 ; Tampere, Galleria Saskia, 6/2016

2016 EXHIBITIONS (group)
Kangasala, Terra, 8-9/2016 (with Leena Ristolainen) ; Ylöjärvi, Leija, 9/2016 ; Savonlinna, Kerimaa 7-8/2016 ; Kangasala, Novellia 6/2016 ; Helsinki, Galleria 4-Kuus, 4-5/2016 ; Espoo, Vihergalleria, 2/2016 ; Valkeakoski, VIsavuoren galleria 9-11/2015 (Pirkanmaa 6th triennale event) ; Tampere, Galleria Emil 5/2015 ; Kangasala, Taidetila Terra 12/2014-1/2015

2015 EXHIBITIONS (juried)
Riihimäki, Galleria Tärinä 11/2015 ; Nokia Art House 11/2015 ; Kangasala, Terra 10-11/2015 (Photos)
Helsinki, Kaapeli, Puristamo 8/2015

2014 EXHIBTIONS (juried)
Barcelona, aDa Arts Gallery 12/2014

2013-2014 SELECTED EXHIBITIONS (group)
Pälkäne, Arkki 11/2014 ; Kauniainen, Town Hall 9/2014 (“Moments in Summer”); Kangasala, Novellia 9/2014 ; Nokia, Koskenmäki School 5/2014 (Graphics) ; Kangasala, Terra, 4-5/2014 (Graphics) ;Kangasala, Galleria Villa Armas 4/2014 ;Helsinki, Kanneltalo Gallery 4-5/2014 ; Helsinki, Kaapeli, Valssaamo 4-5/2014 ; Tampere, Hervanta Library 2-3/2014 ; Vantaa, Viherlaakso Library 12/2013 ; Askola Library 10/2013

POSITIONS OF TRUST
Cultural Center Kangasala-talo, member of board 2013 - 2017
Kimmo Pyykkö Art Museum, member of exhibition committee 2014 – 2017
European Cultural Association, member of board 2017 -, vice president 2018 –

ARTIST’S STATEMENT
I work quickly and intuitively after long processes of thought and visual experimentation. As a former journalist and cultural researcher I am particularly interested in the relations of images and words in different cultures. Books are part of my art, both as objects and as sources of textual references.

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