Photo: © Lotta Djupsund

Kastehelmi Korpijaakko is a visual artist from Helsinki, whose work is based on photography, text and spatial entities, as well as the practices of performing arts. Thematically, her work revolves around rituals of mourning, ecological guilt, minimalism, and modesty.

Contact:
kastehelmikorpijaakko@gmail.com
+358503472931




Studies

Aalto University School of Art, Design and Architecture / MA in Photography / 2013-2018
Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan / exchange studies / 2015
Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture/ MA in Art education / 2008-2011
University of Art and Design Helsinki / BA in Art education / 2003-2008
Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China / exchange studies / 2005-2006

Solo exhibitions

Notes on Grass, Roots and the History of Control / Mältinranta Artcenter / Tampere 2021
Pause / Photographic Gallery Hippolyte Studio / Helsinki 2020
A Kind of Sanctuary / Gallery Lennätin / Helsinki 2019
Preachin' To The Choir / Gallery Lapinlahti / Helsinki 2018
Heavily Carefree / Photographic Centre PERI / Turku 2017
Heavily Carefree / Photographic Gallery Hippolyte / Helsinki 2016
Throwawaymeadow / Kosminen Art Space / Helsinki 2016
Siimes / Gallery Jänis / Turku 2014
Katve / TILA Gallery / Helsinki 2012
Landscape Announcements /Gallery Aralis / Helsinki 2010
Tiny pictures from China / Gallery Aralis / Helsinki 2007

Group exhibitions

Artists' Island / Harakka island / Helsinki 2021
Pyhä / Harakka island / Helsinki 2020 
Visible and Invisible Sea / Harakka island / Helsinki 2019
Less Is Amore / Gallery Lennätin / Helsinki 2018
The Future of This Land / AIAV / Yamaguchi 2017
Happiness / Lapua Art Museum / Lapua 2017
Art Fair Suomi / Helsinki 2015
Tokyo bath / Gallery Le Deco / Tokyo 2015
Polaroid / The Finnish Museum of Photography / Helsinki 2012
MoA2011 / Aalto University graduation exhibition / Helsinki 2011
Pleasures recommended / AHNE’10 Art festival / Helsinki 2010

Social Art Projects & Collaborations

Vuosaari 21 / A community art project / The Finnish Museum of Photography / artist-producer / Helsinki 2019-2021
Island Rehearsals / Harakka island / Helsinki 2020
Pöytä/Table / Third Space / Helsinki 2018
Vuosaari - In Other Words / A community art project / The Finnish Museum of Photography  / mediating artist / Helsinki 2016-2018
Brand New Helsinki - public art for subway stations / mediating artist / Helsinki 2016

Residencies

Kökar, Finland / 2021
Källskär, Finland / 2019
Mustarinda, Finland / 2017 
Akiyoshidai International Art Village, Japan / 2017
Villa Karo, Benin / 2014

Memberships

Photographic Artists' Association
Artists' Association MUU
Circus Maximus
Harakka Collective
Harakka ry, board member

Works in collections

The Collection of Finnish State Art Commission
Private collections

Grants

Alfred Kordelin Foundation
Arts Promotion Centre Finland
The City of Helsinki 
The Paulo Foundation
The Finnish Art Society: Young Artists' Grant
The Finnish Cultural Foundation
Aalto University

In publications and media

Jälki -kirjoituksia valokuvasta / publication, ed. Hanna Weselius / S&S / 2022
EDIT / Valokuvan ja tekstin välissä / interview / 2022 
Taiteilijuus Nyt: Taiteilijan moninainen työnkuva, Osa 1 / Artpodi -podcast / 2022
Vuosaari 21 / project publication / 2021
Kulttuuritoimitus / exhibition review / 2021
Mustekala / exhibition review / 2021
Agency and The Photographic - Unravelling Subjectivities / course publication / Uniarts Helsinki 2021
Heavily Carefree / Masters of Arts Thesis / Aalto University 2018
Ylioppilaslehti / interview / 2017
EDIT / exhibition review / 2017
Turun Sanomat / exhibition review / 2017






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