Kaisa Luukkonen
Born in 1974, Kuopio, Finland
Lives and works in Gothenburg, Sweden.
kirppukaruselli@gmail.com

EDUCATION
2016- 2019 Masters of Arts, Gothenburg University, Sweden
2005 BA of Art, Satakunta Polytechnic, Finland
1996-2000 Studies in Kuopio Academy of Design, Finland
1994 lower degree in commercial studies, Kuopio Business School, Finland

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS
2021 Wiothout – Withing, CC-galleri, Mälmö, SE
2021 This is A Ten Sided Dream, Stone Coal Studios, GIBCA Extended 2021, Göteborg, SE
2021 Crises Mode, Galleri54, Göteborg, SE
2020 Isolering | Kommunikation, Färgfabriken, Tukholma, SE
2020 Vårsalongen, Galleri Bäclund, Göteborg, SE
2019 Blue Horse, GIBCA Extended 2019, SE 2018 Bad Timing, Göteborgs Konsthall, Sweden
2017 Mellankomst, Sjöfartsmuseét, Göteborg, Sweden
2014 Exposure – Endless wonderment, ( group show with Hyrkkänen, Mononen & Saharla ) Pietarsaari City Art Museum, Finland
2011 Kokeellinen elämä, Ars Kärsämäki, Kärsämäki, Finland
2104 Blondies, Pop Up Art House, Helsinki, Finland
2009 Hämärässä, Galleria Utu, Jyväskylä, Finland
2009 Kierrätystä-Skjl, Riihimäen taidemuseo, Riihimäki, Finland
2007 Pimp My Käsityö, Haiharan kartano, Tampere, Finland
2004 Intro-Outro, Samk-Fine Art MA Degree Show, Koskikeskus, Tampere, Finland
2004 Avoin, Portait Galleria, Pori, Finland
2003 Kisko, Kisko Galleria, Espoo, Finland

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017 Mind The Step, Galleri Rotor, Sweden
2014 Keep On Dreaming, Alkovi Gallery, Helsinki, Sweden
2013 Natural, Galleri Box, Göteborg, Sweden
2012 Keep On Dreaming, Taidekeskus Mältinranta, Finland
2011 Keep On Dreaming, Suunnitelma B, Finland
2010 Keep On Dreaming, Napa Galleria, Rovaniemi, Finland
2010 Sweet Bunnies and Rotten Eggs, Galleria 5, Oulu, Finland
2009 Garden of Ambiguity, Rajateide Galleria, Tampere, Finland 2007 Uusi uljas maailma, Katutaideprojekti, Tampere, Finland
2007 Täti valkoinen ja inhimillinen tekijä, Galleria 3h+k, Pori, Finland 2006 Matkalla, Taidepanimo, Lahti, Finland
2004 Rajauksia, Galleria 3h+k, Pori, Finland

PERFORMANCES
2020 Blanking 13Festivalen, Göteborg, SE
2019 Blanking, World Tango Festival, Tampere, Finland
2019 Constucting Nature IV, Performance Crossing 2019, Czech Republic
2019 Blanking, Riga Performance Festival 2019, Latvia
2019 Tydydyy!-working group with Linnea Jardemark and Lucy Wilson, Destination Atalante, Sweden 2019, Finland2018 Artic Action / Nordic Actions in Nature Svalbard
2018 Nordic Action in Nature Göteborg, participating in Kulturnatta Göteborg
2018 Nordic Actions in Nature Faroe, Denmark
2018 Nordic Actions in Nature Åland, Finland
2018 LIve Action, Gothenburg, Sweden
2018 Sigh I & Sigh II, Supermarket Artfair, Stockholm, Sweden
2017 Would You Let Go?, Comlab, Göteborg
2017 I Just Love Holidays, Skövde konstmuseum, Sweden
2107 The Summer of Wonderwoman, Göteborg City, Sweden
2016 There Is No Empathy In Heaven, A-Venue, Göteborg, Sweden
2016 Shadow and Colour, Perfo! Onkiniemi, Finland
2016 To Be Shared, Abyss, Pori Art Museum, Finland
2016 Guilty Party, Lá Bass Abyss, Helsinki, Finland
2015 Engaging Fiction, 17th consecutive Printmaking In / In Graafika festival “The Sky is Falling”, Pärnu, Estonia 2015 Truth Is the Hardest Currency, FWD>>16! 4.Int.Performancefestival auf Noseland, Switzerland
2015 Shadow People, Pub Bastum, Maarianhamina, Finland
2015 How Is Your Middle Distance, Infr’action Venezia, Venice, Italy
2014 Designated Area, Tonight, Helsinki, Finland
2014 Now I See You, Rajakeskiviikko: Hehku ja palo – performanssi-ilta, Tampere, Finland
2014 Five Strikes, in co-operation with Peter Rosvik, Poznan, Poland
2014 Babysitting My Evil Twin Sister, An Okay at OK – Oksasenkadun Taiteiden Yö 2014, Helsinki
2014 You Do What You Do Best Not What’s Best to Do, Elofest, Helsinki
2014 Bygones, Bygones!, Dystopia/Utopia Festival, Tampere, Finland
2014 Participating in Diverse Universe group performance, Berlin, Germany
2014 Performance Fraud, Body Plasticity, Beijing, China
2014 Fuck Proverbs, Printmaking festival, Tartu, Estonia
2014 Bygones, Diverse Universe – We Are Not Going To Kill You, Estonia
2013 Enough is Enough in with Peppe Rosvik, Fear and Loathing in Pyhäjärvi, Performanssifiesta II, Tampere, Finland
2013 Paradise Path in Vaasankatu, Art to Vaasankatu, Helsinki, Finland
2012 In the End, What A Mess! – Hydrogenfabriken, Fredrikstad, Norway
2012 Escapegoat, Performanssifiesta Pispalan nykytaiteenkeskus, Finland
2012 Works from series It’s All About.., Surpermarket, Stockholm, Sweden
2011 The Pleasure Of Giving, street performance, Tampere, Finland
2010 Täti Valkoisen kuolema ja ylösnousemus, Porin Juhlaviikot, Pori, Finland
2009 Täti Valkoisen juorupiiri, Perf, Pori, Finland
2009 Täti Valkoisen juorupiiri, Vastavirtaklubi/Pispalan nykytaiteen keskus, Tampere, Finland
2008 Täti Valkoisen talo, Galleria Rajatila, Tampere, Finland
2007 Täti Valkoinen ja kysymys huumorista, Perfo-Telakka, Tampere, Finland
2007 Täti Valkoisen mandala, Galleria 3h+k, Finland

SITE RESPONSIVE CO-OPERATIONS
2020 Golden-series in co-operation with Peter Rosvik, Hirvitalo Residency for Sustainable and Slow Travel in 2020, Tampere, Finland
2019 Expecting Loss, in co-operation with Hanna Romin , GIBCA Extended 2019, Sweden

CURATORIAL WORK
2021 It’s (A)live, a performance residency and event på Galleri 54 with Benedikte Eseperi
2016 Curator of performance art selection for Annikki Poetry Festival 2016
2012-2016 Perfo!, performance art event, Tampere, Finland
2014 Pop Up Art House- Fine Art selection with Pia Männikkö, Helsinki, Finland
2009-2012 MediaPyhät, media-art event, Finland

ORGANISATIONAL PRACTICE
2009-2012 MediaPyhät, media-art happening co-producer and curator
2009 Rajataide Assosiation Vice President 

MEMBERSHIPS
Galleri 54, Göteborg, Sweden
Ateljéföreningen Working Studios, Göteborg, Sweden
Tampere Artist Association, Tampere, Finland
Rajataide ry – honorary member, Tampere Finland

GRANTS
2021 1-årigt arbetsstipendium Bildkonstnärsfonden
2018 Tobison stipend, Göteborgin universitet
2016 1/3 of a Working Grant Perfo! group
2015 Travel grant, Venice; Art Promotion Center Finland
2014 Travel grant to Beijing, Frame
2014 Travel grant, to Beijing, Art Promotion Center Finland
2014 Travel and exhibition grant, Rajataide working group
2014 Travel support, Pohjoismainen kulttuuripiste
2013 Travel grant, Art Promotion Center Finland – Pirkanmaa
2013 Target grant, Finnish – Swedish Cultural Foundation 2013 Target grant, Art Council of Pirkanmaa
2012 Target grant, Art Council of Pirkanmaa
2008 Target grant, City of Tampere
2006 Target grant, Art Council of Häme 

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES
2022 Instruments of Uprising, Myymälä 2, Helsinki, Fi
2022 Instruments of Uprising, Galleria 3h+k, Pori, FI
2023 May I, 13Festivalen, Göteborg, SE