CV


Hanna Råst

Born 1986 in Saarijärvi, Finland

Lives and works in Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki based artist working mainly with mixed media, photography and sculpture. In her current artistic work she is studying themes of identity, body and trauma. By using various mediums

and combining them together to create multiple viewpoints to her topics. She's interested how used mediums and materials act and respond when constructing something that is difficult to express.

 

Education

2011 Master of Arts, Aalto University, School of arts and design, Department of Media, Photography MA

2009-2010 Studies at SVA school of visual arts, New York, USA

2006-2009 Bachelor of Arts, Aalto University, School of arts and design, Department of Media, Photography BA

2003-2006 Artisan (photography), Jyväskylä educational consortium, Jyväskylä, Finland

 

Solo exhibitions

2017 Pine Needles, Galleria Katariina. Helsinki, Finland

2016 Pine Needles, Pohjoisen valokuvakeskus, Oulu, Finland

2016 Pine Needles, Galerie nomade, Arles, France

2016 Pine Needles, Gallery Ratamo, Jyväskylä, Finland

2015 ArtProof Grant Finland, Art Fair Suomi '15, Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki, Finland

2014 Everything that surrounds us, B - gallery, Turku, Finland

2003 Drawing line, Cafe Picasso, Saarijärvi, Finland

 

Group exhibitions

2017 SKjL annual group exhibition. Riihimäki Art Museum. Finland. - Fall 2017

2017 Jatkuvuus/Katoavaisuus Helsingin taiteilijaseura. Malmitalo & Kanneltalo Galleries, Helsinki, Finland. - Fall 2017

2017 Collective outdoors exhibition, Voies off festival. Griffeuille district, Arles, France.

2017 Düsselford Photo Weekend, Gallery RaumSechs. Düsselford, Germany.

2017 Ei hävetä! Group show by Rikki-collective. Galleria Kobra. Karjaa, Finland.

2017 Mielipuolisuuden rajoilla. Group show. Å-fest comics festival. Galleria Kreutz. Porvoo, Finland.

2017 Avojaloin, Saarijärvi Museum. Saarijärvi, Finland

2017 Baz'Art, Group exhibition. Galerie nomade, Arles, France

2016 - 2018 Identity matters - Group exhibition / travelling exhibition organized by Finnish institute in Estonia.

                        Aparaaditehas, Tarto

                        RaeGalleria, Saaremaa

                        Uue Kunsti Muuseum, Pärnu

                        Haapsalu kultuurikeskus, Haapsalu

2016 SKjL annual group exhibition. Culture association and gallery Haihatus, Joutsa. Finland.

2016 Cismittääkö? Kulttuurikeskus Malski. Lahti. Finland.

2016 Nuorten taiteilijoiden ryhmänänäyttely / Group show, Gallery Koivulinna, Pukkila, Finland

2016 Harha, Sales Exhibition, Union of Artist Photographers in Finland, Hippolyte Studio, Helsinki, Finland

2016 Portrait / Photography, Group exhibition curated by Amy Arbus, Black box gallery, Oregon, USA

2015 Salakuuntelu // Eavesdropping, Video installation, Uuden polven museo, Jyväskylä, Finland

2015 Paris Photo, Gallery Taik Persons, Paris, France

2015 Attempts to remember, Galleria Becker, Jyväskylä, Finland

2014 The Certainty of Fragile Moments, Regional fine art photography exhibition, Gallery Ratamo, Jyväskylä, Finland

2012 Scan.it, Gallery 40, North Laines, Brighton, UK

2011 MoA2011 Master of Arts exhibition, Helsinki, Finland

2008 Young Guns ,Vory, Jukka Male Museum, Helsinki, Finland

2007 Näyteikkunalla / displays, Luumäki roadside Gallery, Luumäki, Finland

2006 Ihminen-Tila / Human - space, Gallery Harmonia, Jyväskylä, Finland

2004 JAO valokuvauksen opiskelijat / Photography students, Sivusuoja, Jyväskylä art museum, Jyväskylä, Finland

 

Memberships

Helsingin Taiteilijaseura, Konstnärsgillet i Helsingfors 2015 →

The Centre For Creative Photography Association 2014 →

Photographic Artists’ Association, Helsinki, Finland 2013 →

 

Grants and other credits

2017 Voies Off Award : 2017 Selection, Arles, France

2017 Athens Photo Festival, shortlisted, Greece

2017 Heralan säätiö, grant for exhibition expenses 2017

2017 Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Grant for exhibition expenses in 2017

2016 Arts Promotion Centre Finland, public display grant for artistic work on 2016

2016 Patricia Seppälän säätiö, Grant for Helsinki - user's manual document project

2016 Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Grant for exhibition expenses in 2016.

2015 Heralan säätiö, Grant for Pine needles exhibition in Galleria Ratamo, Jyväskylä, Finland

2015 Winner of ArtProof Grant Finland 2015

2015 Shortlisted finalist, Prix Photo Levallois, France

2014 Heralan säätiö, Grant for Everything that surrounds us exhibition, Turku, Finland
2010 Heralan säätiö, Grant for exchange studies in New York, School of visual arts (SVA), New York, USA

2008 Aalto University, travel grant for photography students, New York, USA

 

Residencies

2014 November, Artist-in-residency Berlin, Arts promotion center Finland, Berlin, Germany

 

Works in collections

Jyväskylän kaupunki

Beda, Katri ja Aune Heralan Säätiö

Private collections Finland and USA

 

Publications

2017 The #ArlesOff2017 – selected artist: night screenings as part of the Voies off 2017 festival

2016 Kun lapsuus pistää läpi. Kaleva 21.8.2016. Leena Kangas exhibition critic. Oulu. Finland.

2016 The #ArlesOff2016 Night - works shown at the night screenings as part of the Voies off 2016 festival http://voies-off.com/index.php/en/2016-night-screenings/mardi-5juillet

2016http://www.loeildelaphotographie.com/fr/2016/07/06/article/159913373/arles-2016-100-expositions-voies-off/

2016 Portrait: Photography. Exhibition catalogue. Black Box Gallery. Portland. Oregon. USA.

2016 Muistin aukkoja. Keskisuomalainen 20.3.2016. Raisa Jäntti's exhibition critic. Jyväskylä. Finland. http://www.ksml.fi/kulttuuri/Arvio-Muistin-aukkoja/747275

2016 Radio interview, Radio Jyväskylä: http://www.radiojyvaskyla.fi/uutiset-ja-haastattelut/pine-needles-ratamossa/41/6345

2015 Lens Culture, Featured in Exposure Awards Competition Gallery 2015

2015 Muistot, tunteet ja taidehistoria. Keskisuomalainen 1.4.2015. Elina Puranen's exhibition critic. Jyväskylä. Finland. 

2015 Karsittu kokonaisuus (2015). Keskisuomalainen 8.1.2015. Hannu Castren's exhibition critic. Jyväskylä. Finland. 

2011 MoA2011 (2011). Exhibition catalogue. Aalto University. Helsinki university of art and design, Helsinki, Finland

2011 Undoubteldy Anywhere Else. Master thesis about travel

 

Other

2014-2017 Fine art and photography teaching, Institute of adult education in Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa, Finland

2017 Mentor in Rajala ambassador competition. Helsinki, Finland

2015 Tyttö, joka ei mahtunut kuvaan. Illustration for Image-magazine (A-lehdet), October 2015 issue, Helsinki, Finland

2015 Rakastan Annaa. Stills for a short film by Joonas Rutanen. Production by Making Movies. Finland.

2015 Silence, lyrics for composer Olli Moilanen's music piece, producer and publisher Sulasol, Finland

2014 UrbanApa /Voices of the Small festival , Photographer, Helsinki, Finland

2014 Helsinki Photo Biennial , photographer, Helsinki, Finland

2008 Jury / Curator for a photography competition, Tapiolan Kamerakerho ry, Helsinki, Finland

2005 Assistant for photographer Rune Snellman, Jyv.skyl., Finland

2005 Photographer, Jyväskylä art museum, Jyväskylä