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EDUCATION

1997-2002
Master of Fine Arts. Academy of Fine Arts. Helsinki
1998-1999 & 2001
Erasmus studies. Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Castile-La Mancha. Cuenca, Spain
SOLO SHOWS

2014
  MuNA - Museum of No Art. Serlachius Museums. Mänttä, Finland
  Riiko Sakkinen Painted Himself into a Corner. Korjaamo Galleria. Helsinki
  Used Panties and Dirty Bombs. Curated by Eeropekka Rislakki. Galleria Ville. Nurmijärvi, Finland
2013
  Respetando los derechos humanos nunca saldremos de la crisis. Espacio AVAart. Gijón, Spain
  Cake Theory. Collaboration with Katja Tukiainen. Curated by Jernej Skof. Galerija Alkatraz. Ljubljana
  Riiko Sakkinen's Favorite Books. Unauthorized intervention. Rikhardinkatu Public Library. Helsinki
2012
  Syria Study Center. Korjaamo Galleria. Helsinki
  Turbokapitalismin kehitysselvitys. Galleria Koivulinna. Pukkila, Finland
  East West Banana Split. Collaboration with Nisrine Boukhari. All Art Now. Damascus
2011
  Syria for Dummies. Espacio Trapézio. Madrid
  Operation Golden Monkey. Collaboration with Judas Arrieta, featuring Cao Huan Yi. Korjaamo Galleria. Helsinki
  China for Dummies. Collaboration with Judas Arrieta. Culture Tram. Helsinki
  My Favorite Escort Girls from the People's Republic of China. Tuntemattomien Kontti. Helsinki
  No preguntes qué puede hacer el capitalismo por tí, sino qué puedes hacer tu por el capitalismo. Curated by Raúl Zamudio. Pristine Galerie. Monterrey, Mexico
  Exigimos Libertad de Expresión Pero No Tenemos Nada Que Decir. Blo Laboratorio Digital. Talavera de la Reina, Spain
  My Favorite Escort Girls and Banks in the People's Republic of China. Galerie e.l Bannwarth. Paris
2010
  Riiko Sakkinen's Encyclopedia (Revised and Updated Edition). Curated by Suvi Saloniemi. Kunsthalle Helsinki
  Escribid a Papá Noel y Pedid Libertad. Galería Gacma. Málaga, Spain
  Sweetshop Sweatshop. The Finnish Norwegian Cultural Institute. Oslo
  My Favorite Lists. Korjaamo Galleria. Helsinki
2009
  Free World. Collaboration with Jani Leinonen. Bourouina Gallery. Berlin
  Asia Belongs to Us. Judas Arrieta Vs. Riiko Sakkinen, Feat. Cao Huan Yi. MA Studio. Beijing
  Jani and Riiko's Free World. Collaboration with Jani Leinonen. Amos Anderson Art Museum. Helsinki
  Jani and Riiko's Presidential Suite. Collaboration with Jani Leinonen. Hotel Klaus K. Helsinki
  Kosmostars. Korjaamo Galleria. Helsinki
2008
  Consommateur, applaudis, le spectacle est partout. Bourouina Gallery. Berlin
  Human Rights Damage Our Economy. Galerie e.l Bannwarth. Paris
  Jag skulle inte vilja hata Sverige men jag vågar inte hata Ryssland. Finlandsinstitutet. Stockholm
2007
  Todo en el Sur Es Tercer Mundo. Instituto Iberoamericano de Finlandia. Madrid
  Let's Happy Life - Sparkling Girl Brings about a Revolution. Korjaamo. Helsinki
  Refreshing Molotov Cocktails. Curated by Jani Leinonen. Bar No.9. Helsinki
2006
  More Mustard Gas and Tomato Ketchup (My Very Best Friendly Fire). Transit. Mechelen, Belgium
2005
  Small Boys Units South Beach Diet. Galleria Krista Mikkola. Helsinki
  Colon(ialismo) Madrid Remix. Los 29 Enchufes en Espacio F. Madrid
2004
  Boz Ulu Delgin. Collaboration with Neil Fauerso and Jani Leinonen. Testsite. Austin, Texas
  Earn Money Without a Job. Collaboration with Jani Leinonen. The Bower. San Antonio, Texas
  Everything I Don't Understand Must Be Sin. Priska C. Juschka Fine Art. New York
2003
  Western World in Colors (Teen sen rahasta). Galleria Krista Mikkola. Helsinki
  Keep on the Asphalt. Collaboration with Niko Luoma and Katja Tukiainen. Curated by Krista Mikkola. Exhibition at Cable Factory. Helsinki. Action in Sarajevo, Athens, Tirana and Helsinki
  Riiko Sakkinen's Express Kebab Pizza. Featuring Inmaculada Díaz and Görsky Grytvic. Transit. Mechelen, Belgium
2002
  T-shirt Stall. Action. Curated by Heather Galbraith. Camden Arts Centre. London
  Jani Leinonen Vs. Riiko Sakkinen. Collaboration with Jani Leinonen. Kluuvin Galleria, Helsinki Art Museum. Helsinki
2000
  Paha maito. Guest stars: Simo Brotherus, Inmaculada Díaz, Görsky Grytvic, Joonas Kota, Ritva Narinen, Cecilia Stenbom, Erkki Veltheim and Gudrun F. Widlok. Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts. Helsinki
1999
  Sillas y Otros Paisajes. Finnish Academy of Fine Arts. Helsinki
  Trípticos Instalaciones Inmobiliarias. Curated by Inmaculada Díaz. Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Castile-La Mancha. Cuenca, Spain
1996
  Kotitalouspornoa. Galleria Jangva. Helsinki
GROUP SHOWS

2014
  SuperPop!. Curated by Timo Valjakka. Serlachius Museums. Mänttä, Finland
  Heponauta. Hyvinkää Art Museum. Hyvinkää, Finland
  The Language of Lists. Curated by Tony Trehy. Part of Text Festival. Bury Art Museum. Bury, United Kingdom
  Midst the Line. Curated by Michael Pycke. Stedelijke Academie Sint-Niklaas. Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
2013
  Sight 2013/14. Curated by Enzo De Leonibus. Museolaboratorio Ex Manifattura Tabacchi. Citta Sant Angelo, Italy
  Shencken Als Problem. Group Global 3000. Berlin
  Carnegie Art Award. Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Stockholm
  The Name, The Nose. Curated by Raúl Zamudio. Museolaboratorio Ex Manifattura Tabacchi. Citta Sant Angelo, Italy
  Persten Collection Pop-up. Telakkakatu 6. Helsinki
  Celebrating Tom. Made in Kallio. Helsinki
  Tekijän oikeudella. Curated by Antti Kirjalainen. Telakkakatu 6. Helsinki
  Fast and Furious. Aine Art Museum. Tornio, Finland
  Dreaming of the South. Curated by Herman van Ingelgem. Galerie Marion de Cannière. Antwerp
2012
  Melancholia. Curated by Raúl Zamudio. Pristine Galerie. Monterrey, Mexico
  Under the Volcano. Curated by Raúl Zamudio. Adrómeda Contemporáneo. San José, Costa Rica
  Hydromemories. Curated by Irina Novarese and A. Titolo. Turin Museum of Natural History. Turin
  Be:e. Curated by Michelle Anderson Binczak and Rod Deweese. La Porte Peinte Centre pour les Arts. Nouyers sur Serein, France
  Celebrity Skin. Curated by Raúl Zamudio. White Box Contemporary. San Diego, California
  In the Future the Artist Will Say: That Object is a Work of Art. Curated by Raúl Zamudio. 3rd Ward. New York
  Group Show. Musterzimmer. Berlin
  Personal City. Muu Galleria. Part of the Helsinki Photography Biennial. Helsinki
2011
  Cosmopolis. Curated by Daniel Gonzalez Lozano and Raul Zamudio. Pristine Galerie. Monterrey, Mexico
  Dreaming Hazel Dooney. Latrobe Contemporary Gallery. Morwell, Australia
  The SuR/Real Estate Show. Curated by Raúl Zamudio. Carriage House. New York
  Sijamuotoja. Curated by Timo Valjakka. Purnu. Orivesi, Finland
  The Civility Show. Curated by Dahn Hiuni. Amelie A. Wallace Gallery. Old Westbury, New York
  Finland Station. Section curated by Aleksi Nyman. Loft Project Etagi. St. Petersburg
2010
  Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen. Curated by Juliet Kinchin and Aidan O’Connor. Museum of Modern Art. New York
  New Impressions. Bourouina Gallery. Berlin
  I'm Hungry for Art. Äkkigalleria. Jyväskylä, Finland
  Persten Collection Mix - Candy Cane Meets 61 Hearts. Curated by Eeropekka Rislakki. Persten Pop-up Gallery. Helsinki
  Momentum Design. Curated by Punkt Ø. Momentum Kunsthall. Moss, Norway
  Cool Rooms. Curated by Jani Leinonen. Punkaharju State Hotel. Punkaharju, Finland
  Cool Water. Curated by Timo Valjakka. Korjaamo Galleria. Helsinki
  Ese Oscuro Objeto del Deseo. Curated by Raúl Zamudio. Pristine Galerie. Monterrey, Mexico
  Twilight of the Idols. Curated by Raúl Zamudio. Galería Casado Santapau. Madrid
  The Metamorphosis. Curated by Raúl Zamudio. Other Gallery. Shanghai
2009
  Text Festival. Curated by Tony Trehy. Manchester
  Memories of China. Curated by Vivian Cao and Coral Lu. 798 Space. Beijing
  Imaging China. Curated by Judas Arrieta. Lan Club. Beijing
  The Man Who Fell to Earth. Curated by Raúl Zamudio. T-Space. Beijing 798 Biennale
  Un NO por respuesta. Curated by Tania Pardo. Musac - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León. León, Spain
  Tracking Traces. Curated by Eija Aarnio, Leevi Haapala and Pirkko Siitari. Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art. Helsinki
  The Borders. Curated by Hyewon Yi. Amelie A. Wallace Gallery. Old Westbury, New York
  Espejo canalla. Curated by Rafael De Diego, Raquel Francisco Baeza and Iban Gaztanbide. Galería Artificial. Madrid
2008
  Showroom. La Fresh Gallery. Madrid
  Uno Más Uno Es Multitud. Curated by Tania Pardo. Doméstico '08. Madrid
  Smart. Curated by Aura Seikkula. Korjaamo Galleria. Helsinki
  From the Arctic to the Prairie. Curated by Lisa Baldini. Golden. Chicago
  Made in Kuvataideakatemia. Curated by Riikka Stewen. Finnish Academy of Fine Arts. Helsinki
  Garden of Delights - Yeosu International Art Festival. Curated by Raúl Zamudio. Jinnan Culture and Arts Centre. Yeosu, South Korea
  Sampo. Curated by Eeropekka Rislakki. 4mula Gallery. Saint Petersburg
  Kesänäyttely. Curated by Sampo Linkoneva. Honkahovi. Mänttä, Finland
  Group Show. Galerie e.l Bannwarth at Galerie JBB. Mulhouse, France
  Headhunters. Curated by Jani Leinonen. Showroom X. Helsinki
  Helsinki à Saint-Sulpice. Curated by Krista Mikkola. Paris
  Spectacular Redux. Curated by Raúl Zamudio. EDS Galería. Mexico City
  Dark. Curated by Timo Valjakka. Korjaamo. Helsinki
  Todella Siistiä. Curated by Henna Paunu. Rauma Art Museum. Rauma, Finland
2007
  Piirustusluokka - tyhjä on täysi. Curated by Markus Konttinen and Riikka Stewen. Kunsthalle Helsinki
  Unfair '07 - A Real Alternative. Curated by Raúl Zamudio. Arthaus Miami
  Taidetuunaamo. Collaboration with Jani Leinonen. Helsinki
  Conversations. Curated by Cécile Marie. Kerava Art Museum. Kerava, Finland
  Dream Palace. Curated by Alfredo Martinez, Li Fexue and Marc Hungerbuhler. A-Space, No. 1 Artspace. Beijing
  The 25 Best Artists in Finland. Curated by Jani Leinonen. Mänttä Art Festival. Mänttä, Finland
  Zoo. Galerie Anhava. Helsinki
  Surge. Curated by Marc Hungerbuhler and Raul Zamudio. 798 Art Festival. Beijing
  Muestra de Arte. Curated by Orlando Fernández. Provincial Historic Archive. Cáceres, Spain
  Amerikkka. Curated by Raul Zamudio. The Artist Network. New York
  Power One. Collaboration with Black Centipede. Curated by Lisa Baldini. Ad Hoc Art. New York
2006
  Body Double. Curated by Raul Zamudio. FORUM + Elzbieta Koscielak Gallery. Wrocław, Poland
  Muestra de Arte. Curated by Orlando Fernández. Circulo de Bellas Artes. Madrid
  Art Supermarket Pikasso. Curated by Jani Leinonen. Helsinki
  Serendipity. Curated by Leevi Haapala. 1A Space. Hong Kong
  Steiler Konter – Die Ausstellung. Curated by Peter Lang. Magazin4, Bregenzer Kunstverein. Bregenz, Austria
  In the Face of Mechanical Reproduction. A Nod to Walter Benjamin. Brooklyn Underground Film Festival. Curated by Lisa Baldini. Brooklyn Lyceum. New York
2005
  Gemine:Muse. Project curated by Timo Valjakka. Galerija Ivana Mestrovica. Split, Croatia
  Bermuda Triangle. Curated by Raul Zamudio. Ambrosino Gallery. Miami
  Kiss Me Long and Hard. Priska C. Juschka Fine Art. New York
  Helsinki International. Curated by Timo Valjakka and Anna-Kaari Hakkarainen. Tram Museum. Helsinki
  Retratos de Dorian Gray. Curated by Raul Zamudio. Galeria de Arte Mexicano. Mexico City
  Sharp Shooting. Curated by Heather Galbraith. St Paul St. Auckland, New Zealand
  Under Your Skin. Curated by Raul Zamudio. White Box. New York
  Muu18v. Collaboration with Erkka Nissinen. Curated by Riikka Ala-Harja, Maria Duncker, Minna Heikinaho and Kari Yli-Annala. Kunsthalle Helsinki. Finland
  Vasta maalattu - Peinture fraîche. Curated by Cécile Marie and Pirkko Siitari. Kerava Art Museum. Kerava, Finland
2004
  Democracy Was Fun. Curated by Juan Puntes and Raul Zamudio. White Box. New York
  Anthro/Socio. Curated by Raul Zamudio. The Artist Network. New York
  Ideas of Artists on eBay. Internet event. Curated by Peter Lang and Markus Wirthmann. Galerie Luecke und Partner. Berlin
  Phantom Limb. Curated by Raul Zamudio. Unit B (Gallery). Chicago
  Superego. Curated by Jaakko Rustanius. Galleria Huuto. Helsinki
  The World of Objects. Curated by Riikka Stewen. Kunsthalle Helsinki and Tampere Art Museum. Finland
  Guasipichai. Los 29 Enchufes en Fernando Sexto 20. Madrid
  On Site. Priska C. Juschka Fine Art. New York
  Group show. Galleria Krista Mikkola. Helsinki
  Interim. Transit. Mechelen, Belgium
  Peinture Fraîche - Vasta Maalattu. Curated by Cécile Marie. Le Triage. Nanterre, France
  Derby Racing Malinwa. Cultuurcentrum Mechelen. Mechelen, Belgium
  Casas y calles. Project curated by Ignacio Cabredo. Santa Isabel 20. Madrid
2003
  Greetings!. Galleria Huuto. Helsinki
  Biennale of Young Artists of Europe and Mediterranean. Collaboration with Niko Luoma and Katja Tukiainen. Project curated by Krista Mikkola. Athens
2002
  Anti Festival. Curated by Erkki Soininen. Kuopio, Finland
  Off Skene. Fourth Triennale of Finnish Photography. Collaboration with Inmaculada Díaz. Curated by Jari Björklöv and Harri Kalha. Amos Anderson Art Museum. Helsinki
  Master of Fine Arts Degree Show. Collaboration with Görsky Grytvic. Featuring Kassu. Academy of Fine Arts. Helsinki
2001
  Kommen Sie Nach Hause. Curated by Steff Adams. Gereonswall 27. Cologne
  Top 7. Collaboration with Jari Björklöv. South Carelia Art Museum. Lappeenranta, Finland
  Ven a Casa. Curated by Inmaculada Díaz. Velázquez 26. Madrid
  Dibujos y Objetos. Situaciones. Curated by Ricardo Cadenas and Gonzalo Puch. UIMP. Cuenca, Spain
2000
  Ylikierroksilla. Live art series. Curated by Niina Braun and Tellervo Kalleinen. Helsinki
1999
  Bellas Intenciones. Situaciones. Curated by Oscar Martínez and Eva Rueda. Fundación Antonio Pérez. Cuenca, Spain
  Lattiasta kattoon. Galleria Jangva. Helsinki
  By Side Sidewalk. Curated by Ulrika Ferm. Kunsthalle Vaasa. Vaasa, Finland
  Boxing. Curated by Päivi Björkenheim. Vantaa Art Museum. Vantaa, Finland
1998
  Amorph!98. Live art festival. Curated by Tero Nauha. Helsinki
  Young Artist from NY. Curated by Una Walker. Down Arts Centre. Downpatrick, United Kingdom
  Turku Biennale. Performance program. Ars Nova Museum. Turku, Finland
  Syner Sights Näkyjä. Performance program. Curated by Ulrika Ferm. Knipnäs Mental Hospital. Tammisaari, Finland
  Pöytä Juhlalle. Finnish Academy of Fine Arts. Helsinki
  Ilmassa. Curated by Lauri Anttila and Markus Konttinen. Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts. Helsinki
1997
  Harmaasta. Finnish Academy of Fine Arts. Helsinki
1996
  Comment. Young Artists' Exhibition. WeeGee. Espoo, Finland
ART FAIRS

2014
  Arco Madrid. Korjaamo Galleria. Solo presentation
2013
  Feria Arte Oviedo. Espacio AVAart
2012
  Houston Fine Art Fair. Pristine Galerie
2011
  Art San Diego. Pristine Galerie
2010
  Scope Miami. Raul Zamudio Bureau of Curatorial Affairs
  Art Copenhagen. Korjaamo Galleria
  Art Helsinki. Korjaamo Galleria
  Art San Diego. Pristine Galerie
  Vienna Fair. Bourouina Gallery
2009
  Art Basel. Galerie Gmurzynska
  Art Brussels. Bourouina Gallery
  Art Helsinki. Korjaamo Galleria
2008
  Slick. Paris. Galerie e.l Bannwarth
2007
  Showcase. Yokohama. Arts Initiative Tokyo
  Art Brussels. Transit
2005
  Art Brussels. Transit
SHOWS CURATED BY RIIKO SAKKINEN

2013
  Asunnottomuusmessut / Homelessness Fair. Collaboration with Jani Leinonen. Hyvinkää Art Museum and Promenadigalleria. Hyvinkää, Finland
2009
  Valumateoria / Trickle-down Theory. Cocurated by Judas Arrieta and Aura Seikkula. Korjaamo. Helsinki
2001
  First In, First Out, First In, First Serve. Museo de las Ciencias de Castilla-La Mancha. Situaciones Festival. Cuenca, Spain
RESIDENCIES

2013
  Xanadu. Beirut
2011
  Finnish Institute in the Middle East. Damascus
2009
  MA Studio. Beijing
2007
  AIT - Arts Initiative Tokyo
2002
  Camden Arts Centre. London
  The Nordic Watercolor Museum. Skärhamn, Sweden
2000
  Finnish Academy of Fine Arts. Berlin
WORK IN MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

Aine Art Museum. Tornio, Finland
Amos Anderson Art Museum. Helsinki
Bury Art Museum. Bury, United Kingdom
Helsinki Art Museum. Helsinki
Hyvinkää Art Museum. Hyvinkää, Finland
Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art. Helsinki
Museo del Grabado Español Contemporáneo. Marbella, Spain
Museolaboratorio - Exmanifattura de Tabacchi. Città Sant´ Angelo, Italy
Museum of Modern Art. New York
Rauma Art Museum. Rauma, Finland
Serlachius Museums. Mänttä, Finland
SONS Museum. Kruishoutem, Belgium
LECTURES AND TALKS

All Art Now (Damascus), Arts Academy at Turku University of Applied Science (Turku), AIT – Art Initiative Tokyo, Baltic Circle International Theater Festival (Helsinki), Council of Europe - Intercultural Dialogue and Conflict Prevention Project (Sarajevo), F5.6 Photo Club (Helsinki), Finnish Academy of Fine Arts (Helsinki), Frame (Helsinki), Galleria Jangva (Helsinki), HIAP (Helsinki), Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art (Helsinki), Korjaamo Galleria (Helsinki), Le Pont Gallery (Aleppo), Lens Politica Film and Media Art Festival (Helsinki), Photographic Gallery Hippolyte (Helsinki), Pristine Galerie (Monterrey), San Antonio College (San Antonio, Texas), Serlachius Museums (Mänttä), TAMK University of Applied Sciencies - School of Art and Media (Tampere), Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá), Universidad Europea de Madrid
RIIKO SAKKINEN'S PROJECTS HAVE BEEN GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY

Alfred Kordelin Foundation, Arts Council England, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, The Arts Council of Finland, The Board for Public Display Grants to Visual Artists Finland, The Consulate General of Finland in New York, The Delfina Studio Trust, Embassy of Finland Athens, Embassy of Finland Beijing, Embassy of Finland Paris, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Finnish Art Society, Finnish Cultural Foundation, The Finnish Institute for Benelux, The Finnish Institute in Japan, The Finnish Institute in London, Frame – Finnish Fund for Art Exchange, Frame Foundation, The Greta and William Lehtinen Foundation, Helsinki City Cultural Office, International Peace Center Sarajevo, National Council for Visual Arts Finland, Nifca - Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art, Nordic Culture Point, Oskar Öflund Foundation, The Paulo Foundation, Pépinières européennes pour jeunes artistes


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