ARTIST STATEMENT
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Artist Statement -



I am a sculptor. My works have been shown since 1994.
Sometimes i connect painting and sculpture in the form of assemblage. My current works deal with the human being and her or his relationship to changing society, and the dressing up as art of "development" and innovation. My robot sculptures and the giant abacus sculpture are a good example of this.

Artist Exhibitions



Biography/Curriculum vitae
Petri Kiviniemi/Born 1966
Laitakatu 25
37830 Viiala
Finland
+358505767354
petri.kiviniemi@tamk.fi
www.saunalahti.fi/pkivin3

Education


00-02 BA complementary studies, Tampere Polytechnic, Art and Media
99 Tampere Polytechnic, Art and Media, specialization studies

Private exhibitions

Voipaala Artcenter, Sculpture exhibition, Valkeakoski, saaksmaki, summer 2007
Artcenter Mältinranta, Tampere, Finland, 2005
Gallery Brinkkala, Turku, Finland, Culture centre, Robots and motorheads 2001
Gallery Myötätuuli, Raahe, Finland (with Heli Innala) 1999
Gallery Leonardo, Tampere, Finland (with Matti Kuronen) 1998
Gallery Jangva, Helsinki, Finland (with Visa Suonpää) 1997
Artcenter Mältinranta, Studio ,Tampere, Finland 1997
" Foundings", Nokia Arthouse, Nokia, Finland 1996


Avards


Finnish Cultural Foundation, Pirkanmaa Foundation, Finland 2005
Alli and Allan Salo`s stipend, Finland 2003
Tampere city artist-stipend, Finland 1999
Finnish Cultural Foundation residence-stipend, Barcelona, Spain 1997

Group-exhibitions


Tampere University, Finland 1994
Finnish Young Artist exhibition, Taidehalli, Helsinki, Finland 1995
Art-Ark, art-expo, Tampere, Finland 1995
Gallery Ariel, Tampere, Finland 1996
" My picture, Your picture", Sara Hildens Art Museum, Tampere, Finland 1997-98
" Kaarina Suonio selections", Artcenter Mältinrata, Studio, Tampere, Finland 1997
" Doll, Art or Not Art?", Dress-and dollmuseum, Tampere, Finland 1999
" Best in Pirkanmaa", Cathedral Crypta Helsinki, Finland 1999
" Lights", Tampere, Finland, Tampere Artist-association 80-year exhibition 2000
Joensuu Art-museum, Kiasma`s (Helsinki contemporary art museum, Finland)
ambulotory cartoon exhibition
" Who will i call next?" Local cartoon drawhappening 2000
Pirkanmaa 1. triennale, Vapriikki, Tampere, Finland 2000
Avanto festivals, Helsinki, Finland, EARTHMOVERMOVIE 9 min. 2001
Viev 2003, Environmental Art, Toijala, Finland, summer 2003
Gallery Marziart, Hamburgh, Germany 2003
Kuhmalahtis Art –presbytery, Russian and Finnish
Environmental Art, Kuhmalahti, Finland 2005
Ava Gallery, Helsinki 2006
Pirkanmaan 3 triennale, Tampere, Finland 2006
Centro Cultura de injustica Federal, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2006
Art for Chelmek, galleria Epicentrum, Culturecenter, Chelmek, Poland 2005

2006 China - "2008 Olympic Landscape Sculpture Designs Contest" Finalist, 2008 Olympic Landscape Sculpture Design Competition, Beijing, China.
There were 2433 entries from 82 countries. 290 designs selected to go on to compete for one of 29 medals, to be awarded in Beijing in fall 2007.

Scale models of all finalist designs are traveling to at least ten major cities between June 2006 and fall 2007.travelling exhibitions of the
sculpture models for 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Selected works will also travel internationally.

The exhibition travel toBeijing(Jintai Museum,June 23 – July 3, 2006), Tianjin(Tianjin Square), Xiamen(Wuyuanwan Feature Street Plaza), Zhengzhou, Changchun(Changchun World Sculptures Park), Lanzhou(Dongfanghong Square), Taiyuan, Shijiazhuang, Ningbo, Nanning, Shenzhen, Hong Kong , Macao... 13 differend places.

Ihan Pihalla 2007 - Sculpture exhibition, Rautiala center, Artpalce Jussi Vikanen, Vehmaa, summer 2007.

Kaivanto Hospital, Villa Keisarinharju, summer 2007.

Viev 5, Voipaala Artcenter, Sääksmaki, Valkeakoski, environmental exhibition, summer 2007.



Public works

Where Is Our Destiny? Akaa/Viiala, secondary school, Finland 2007

Redline, Tampere, Kaukajarvi library, Finland 2007


Abacus sculpture, Tampere, Sorila shool, Finland 2003


Books, Book assemblage, Viiala, municipal Library,Finland 2005








Abroad


Spain, Barcelona, La rectoria 1997

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Artist Publications



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Artist Collections



Tampere Contemporary-art museum

university hospital of Tampere

hospital of Valkeakoski

Raimo Anttila foundation

Tampere university support-foundation


public works:

Where Is Our Destiny? Akaa/Viiala, secondary school, Finland 2007

Redline, Tampere, Kaukajarvi library, Finland 2007


Abacus sculpture, Tampere, Sorila shool, Finland 2003


Books, Book assemblage, Viiala, municipal Library,Finland 2005

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Artist Favorites



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