Bio

Mari Hokkanen (b. 1979) is a photo artist based in Helsinki. The pictorial narratives in her performances and constructed installations deal with the relationship between human and nature or cultural and political phenomenons. The artist herself is present in the pictures and therefore her works belong to the self-portrait genre of photography.

Hokkanen has graduated as a photographer from Helsinki Vocational College in 2008. She has participated in solo and group exhibitions both in Finland and abroad, for example in Estonia, Sweden, Germany, Portugal and Spain.

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

 

2016

  • Set & Setting, Photographic Centre Nykyaika, Tampere
  • Syli, Oksasenkatu 11, Helsinki
  • Set & Setting, Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow, UK
  • Set & Setting, Photographic Centre Peri, Turku

2015

  • Set & Setting, Ahjo Art Centre, Joensuu
  • Set & Setting, P-Gallery, Pori

2013

  • Set & Setting, Hippolyte Studio, Helsinki
  • Flower Performances, Oulunsalo soi, artist of the year 2013
  • Flower performances, The Photographic Centre in Southeastern Finland
  • Flower performances, Northern Photographic Centre, Studio, Oulu
  • Set & Setting, Korjaamo Studio, Helsinki
  • Flower performances, Galleria Gjutars, Vantaa

2012

  • Flower performances, Gallerie Pleiku, Berlin, Germany
  • Flower performances, Tamperemaja, Tartu, Estonia
  • Visiting Burj el-Shemali, Gallery Nunes, Helsinki

2011

  • Unsung, Om’pus, Helsinki

2010

  • Folded Stories, Motellet, Helsinki

2008

  • By Your Creatures, Galleria Nunes, Helsinki

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016

  • 13 Perillistä, Tila-galleria, Helsinki
  •  Paljon onnea, Villa Roosa, Orimattila
  •  Vapaus, VTL, Antinkatu 6, Pori

2015

  • Valtio+, Kakolanmäki, Turku
  • Skjl- Landscape, Cultural Centre Poleeni, Pieksämäki
  • Supermarket Artfair, Stockholm, Sweden

2014

  • Shortlist screening, Supermarket Artfair, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Un-Fold, Asme Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • Un-Fold en la metro, sala la Metro Colon, Valencia, Spain

2013

  • Skjl, Art museum of Lahti
  • Un-Fold Porto
    FRAME research 2013
    Museo Soares dos reis, Porto, Portugal
  • Barcelona Swab, Barcelona, Spain
  • ArtFair Finland 2013
  • Hellää vierasta valoa,
    Photographic Centre Peri, Turku
  • Magic and Dreams, Art Center Nei Liicht, Dudelange, Luuxembourg
  • Valon houkutus, Art museum of Lahti
  • Un-Fold, Barriera Art, Tourin, Italy
  • Un-Fold, A Room, Helsinki
  • Un-Fold, Galleria Kessler-Battaglia, Valencia, Spain

2012

  • Skjl, Art museum of Hyvinkää
  • Art Fair Helsinki
  • The Spell, Galleria Nunes, Helsinki
  • Kulttuuribingo, Oulu

2011

  • Young Artist 2011, Helsinki
  • Art Fair, Helsinki

2011

  • Art Fair, Helsinki

2009

  • Art Fair, Helsinki
  • Galleria AVA, Porto, Portugal

2008

  • Galleria Zebra, Karjaa

 

Works in Collections

  • Turku City Art Collection
  • Saskia ry

Prizes

  • 4th prize in the Finnish-Portuguese art festival, Porto

Grants

  • City of Helsinki Cultural Office 2015
  • Paulo Foundation 2015
  • Arts Promotion Centre Finland 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Arts Council of Finland 2012
  • Patricia Seppälä Foundation 2012

 

Media

Omakuvitusta

Merkityksellinen luonto ja arki Joensuun taidekeskus Ahjossa

Taidolla lavastetut leikit

Kuva on kartta, Yle

Muotokuvaan karheutta risoilla sukkahousuilla, Yle

Nykyvalokuvan huiput esillä taidemuseossa
Uusi Lahti 13.2.2013

Kuvia matkan varrelta

Swab Barcelona 2013 on Artworldnow.com

Magic and dreams

Visual artist of the year
OulunSalo soi 2013

Oulun juhlaviikot

Valokuvaajan performanssi esillä Gjutarsissa
Vantaan Sanomat 13.1.2013

Visiting Burj el-Shemali
Galleria Nunes 2012

Portfolio
Nuoret 2011

Hajaääniä nuorten taiteesta
Turun Sanomat 8.12.2011

Photography By Mari Hokkanen
Ovi Magazine 19.8.2008

Alastomuutta ja homotaidetta
Voima 8/2008

Contact

Mari  Hokkanen

+358504410038

marihokk@gmail.com