Curriculum Vitae


Photo: Sirpa Räihälä

Maaria Wirkkala

Group exhibitions (selection)

  • MIND MOSAIC (project at the Rut Bryk Magic Box exhibition), EMMA Museum of Modern Art, Espoo, Finland
  • – 2016 Remember Lidice, Block Archive, Berlin
  • Ich kenne kein Weekend , Archive and Collection René Block , The Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.)
  • Gegen Against, Salon Dahlman, Berlin
  • PROPORTIO Palazzo Fortuny, Venice
  • KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
  • Tanas, Berlin – “THE UNANSWERED QUESTION” – Iskele 2
  • Setouchi Triennial, Megijima island, Japan
  • Provocate iwbFilter4, Basel Switzerland
  • Echigo Tsumari Art Triennial, Japan – house project House of Swings
  • KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art Helsinki
  • Compassion, Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten Graz, Austria
  • Beauty – 6 scenes Vantaa Art Museum
  • TRA – EDGE OF BECOMING, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy
  • Starter , VKF Contemporary Art Collection, ARTER , Istanbul
  • Fly me to the Moon, 44Moen, Danmark
  • Echigo Tsumari Art Triennial, Japan
  • Water and Land Art Festival, Niigata City, Japan
  • Who Killed the Painting, Neues Museum, Nürnberg, Germany
  • U–Turn, Food for Thought, Stege Sukkerfabrik, Møn, Denmark
  • ILLUSOIRE (project at the Claude Monet exhibition), EMMA Museum of Modern Art, Espoo, Finland
  • Venice Biennale, Italy
  • Echigo Tsumari Art Triennial, Japan
  • ARS 06 Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
  • Centre of Gravity, Istanbul Modern
  • Yokohama Triennial, Japan
  • Europe Exists, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Echigo Tsumari Art Triennial, Japan
  • Himmelschwer, Graz, Austria
  • Fluxus und die Folgen, Wiesbaden, Germany
  • Synopsis II Theologies, Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
  • Plateau of Humankind, Venice Biennale, Italy
  • Edstrand Foundation Art Prize Exhibition, Rooseum, Malmö, Sweden
  • Dreams 1900-2000, Equitable Gallery, New York, Historisches Museum der Stadt Wien, Austria
  • Istanbul Biennale, Turkey
  • Istanbul Biennale, Turkey
  • Venice Biennale, Campo Bandiera e Moro, Italy

Solo exhibitions (selection)

  • Open situation – Carte Blanche, Helsinki Art Museum
  • Wondering, project for the National Museum of Modern Art, Athens, Greece
  • SHARING, project for Kulturcentrum bei den Minoriten Graz, Austria
  • -11 There is a Time for Us All, project for the Lahti Historical Museum, Finland
  • Depending On – Kaustinen Chamber Music Festival, Finland
  • Tabulava, Helsinki, Finland
  • SO WHAT, project for Helsinki Festivals, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Finland
  • A Void Me, Two-day retrospective, Museum of Finnish Architecture, Helsinki, Finland
  • Research cells, National Public Art Council, Stockholm, Museum of Sketches, Lund,
  • -92 Archive of Moments, Ars Fennica exhibition, Turku Art Museum, Kouvola Art Museum, Aine Art Museum, Finland
  • Meanwhile in Another Place, passing-by places, Helsinki, Finland
  • Departure, off Karhusaari island, 7 March at 20:30 hours, Espoo, Finland
  • Chalk House, Sculptor, Helsinki, Finland
  • Moving Pictures, 26 August at 21:30 hours, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland
  • Space of Mind, Galleria Bronda, Helsinki, Finland
  • Fragment of A Journey, Galleria Bronda, Helsinki, Finland

Awards and honours

  • Civitella Ranieri Fellowship
  • Pallas Athene Award, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland
  • Pro Finlandia Medal
  • Membership of the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts
  • SUOMI Art Prize
  • Ars Fennica Art Award
  • 1990 The 80th Anniversary Award of the Association of Finnish Sculptors
  • Finnish Critics’ award