CV

Sini Pelkki
born 1978, Helsinki FI. Lives and works in Helsinki

Education
2008 MFA, Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki FI
2002 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London UK

Solo Exhibitions

2020, Departing Shadow, Monitoimitila O., Helsinki FI

2018, Sheet No4, HAM Helsinki Art Museum, Helsinki FI
2017, Length, SIC, Helsinki, FI
2016, Length, Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova Museum, Turku FI
2013, Arranger’s Choice, Galleria Sculptor, Helsinki FI
2013, Map of a Scene – Emma Hammrén & Sini Pelkki, Konstnärshuset, Stockholm SE
2011, Embarkation, Taidehalli Helsinki, Helsinki FI
2011, Echo For Two, Valokuvagalleria Hippolyte, Helsinki FI
2010, Passage, Finnish Institute in Stockholm, Sweden
2009, Entrance to Exit, Helsinki Art Museum, Project Space / Kluuvin galleria, Helsinki FI
2007, In Reality, Galleria Huuto, Helsinki FI
2004, Embarkation, Gallery of Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki FI

 

Awards
2017, Nominee for Below Zero Art Prize, Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall and Finnish Institute in London
2014, Suomen Taideyhdistys/Finnish Art Society, William Thuring designated prize
2013, Helsinki Film Festival, Honorable mention for Embarkation, Helsinki Film Festival,
2007, Helsinki Film Festival, Honorable mention for Concealment, Helsinki Film Festival,

Public Collections
Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
HAM Helsinki Art Museum
Finnish Institute in Stockholm
Finnish Art Society
Collection of the Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki

Projects and events

2021, Screen Test (For a Living Sculpture), Helsinki City Hall. Permanent installation from HAM Helsinki Art Museum’s collection.

2020-, Monitoimitila O., A Space for Contemporary Art, Herttoniemi, East Helsinki

2019, A Replacement – Interactions and reflections, Cafe OTO, London. An event based on interpretation, four different versions (sound, text, music) of the video work Sini Pelkki: A Replacement by Emma Hammarén, David Toop, Ashley Paul, O Yama O (Keiko Yamamoto, Rie Nakajima, Billy Steiger and Marie Roux)

2019- , At Home with 1-3, Helsinki. Hosted and curated by Magnús Logi Kristinsson and Sini Pelkki. Past contributions by Guido van der Werve, Laura Wesamaa,  Mikko Kuorinki, Emma Hammarén, Chloë Delanghe, Johanna Ketola, Benjamín Ramirez Pérez, Liina Kuittinen, Kati Ruohomäki, Müge Yildiz, Essi Kausalainen & Marja Ahti among others.   

2019, Aller Park Studios, Dartington Hall Estate, Devon (UK). Film screening and conversation

2018, Arranged Lines, Artists Book, Soft folded cover,  21×25,2cm, 64 pages.

2012, MTV’s Art Breaks, Jani Ruscica&Sini Pelkki: Screen Test (For a Living Sculpture). Commission by MoMA PS1 and Creative Time.

2005, POLYFONIA, curated by Sini Pelkki & Jani Ruscica. Jetty Barracks Gallery, Helsinki. Artist: Matti Blind, Emma Hammarén, Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Michael Johansson, Johan Fredrik Jonason, Meiro Koizumi, Magnús Logi Kristinsson, Ritva Palander, Sam Porritt, Jeffrey Ty Lee, Hanna Timonen, Natsuki Uruma and Guido van der Werve.

Residencies

2019/2012/2010, Cité Internationale des Arts Paris, FR
2010, FOCUS AirR, CFF – Centrum för fotografi, Stockholm, SE
2007, Museums Quartier, Wien AT
2003, NIFCA – Nordic Institute For Contemporary Art, The Faroe Islands

Selected Group Exhibitions (2017-2007)

2017, Body Building, Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku FI, & Curated by Piia Oksanen
2015, Eleanor Wright/Sam Watson: Continuous Material Incorporating works and contributions by Eric Bainbridge, Paul Becker, Ralf Brag, Aleksandra Konopek, Sini Pelkki, Josh Wilson, Drop City Newcastle UK & Durham Castle Museum, Durham UK
2015, Meditations & Spells – Tuomas A. Laitinen, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Sini Pelkki, Timo Vaittinen,
Ytan, Västerås, SE, curated by Toni Ledentsa
2014, The Nine Lives Museum, Sinne, Helsinki FI curated by Maija Blåfield & Ilona Valkonen
2014, Moving Image New York, 
(AV-arkki), New York, US
2014, Motivi di Famiglia, Villa di Toppo Florio, Udine IT, curated by Paolo Toffolutti
2013, PULSE Projects,(Otto Zoo), New York, US
2013, The Armory Show,(Galerie Anhava), New York, US

2012, Dimensions of Sharing – Suzanna Asp, Maija Luutonen, Sini Pelkki, Pilvi Takala,
Overgaden – Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen DK
2010, How Many Worlds – Kensuke Koike, Nicola Nunziata, Sini Pelkki, Galerie Gudrun Fuckner, Ludwigsburg DE, curated by Agnes Kohlmeyer
2010, Supermarket, (Valokuvataiteilijoiden liitto ja (the) Evidence), Kulturhuset, Stockholm SE
2009, Tense Territories– Mouhamed Bourouissa, Sini Pelkki, Carrie Chneider, Sauli Sirviö, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki FI, curated by Aura Seikkula
2008, Tense Territories,Santralistanbul, Istanbul TR, curated by Aura Seikkula
2008, Supermarket, (Studio 44), Enskilda Galleriet, Stockholm SE
2008, 3 Utställningar – Sini Pelkki: Statue, Studio 44, Stockholm SE
2008, Artist in the Wonderland, The Baltic Sea Cultural Centre, Gdansk PL, curated by Agata Rogos
2007, In Search of The Miraculous, 5th Triennial of Finnish Art, Kunsthalle Helsinki FI,
curated by Luigi Fassi

Moving image works

2020, Departing Shadow, 16mm Film, 00:16:00

2018, Sheet No4, 16mm Film/ digital video, 00:11:30                                          

2016, Length, 16mm Film, 00:07:30                                                                      

2013, A Replacement, digital video, 00:06:45                                                        

2012, Screen Test (For a Living Sculpture), 16mm Film, 00:01:00                                                     

2011, Embarkation, 16mm Film,  00:07:20                                                          

2011, Channel, 35mm film positive, digital video, 00:02:45                                

2010, Passage, 35mm film positive, digital video, 00:00:56

2008, Ceremony, 35mm film negative, digital video, 00:05:24

2007, Concealment, 35mm film negative, digital video, 00:04:58

2006, Statue, 35mm film negative, digital video, 00:04:20                                                    

Festivals and Screenings

SHEET N04 (2018)

2020

Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, Germany
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, France

2019
European Media Art Festival No32 – Wild Grammar, Osnabrück Germany
2018
Elossa Film Festival, FI

LENGTH (2016)

2017
M HKA Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp (Drop City screening, kurat. Sam Watson & Eleanor Wright)

Recontres Internationales Paris, France Catalogue (video library)

A REPLACEMENT (2013)

2014

43rd International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Netherlands

AAVE – Festivaali, New Nordic Media Art, Helsinki FI

Helsinki Short Film Festival, Helsinki FI

EMBARKATION (2011)

2016

Sibafest 2016, Experimental cinema, New sound interpretations. Musiikkitalo, Black Box, Helsinki FI

2014

Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, France

Explorations & Relations, Espacio Naranjo, Madrid Spain

Hard Thawing: Experimental Film and Video from Finland: Part 1: Streams of Lights & Part II: Movements, National Gallery of Art, Wahsington DC, US.

2013

42nd International Film Festival Rotterdam The Netherlands

59th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen Germany

Lisfe – Leiden International Short Film Experience, The Netherlands

VIDEOEX – Experimental Film&Video Festival Zürich, Switzerland

Art Cinema, Helsinki-Vantaa Airport FI

5th Cairo Video Festival, Egypt

Clare Valley Film Festival, Blyth Australia

30. Kasseler Dokfest – Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Video Festival, Kassel, Germany

2012

Helsinki Short Film Festival FI

FUASSI 2012 – Media Arts Festival, Italia

AAVE – Festivaali, Helsinki FI

18th Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival, Bristol UK