Grönlund-Nisunen

Tommy Grönlund was born 1967 in Turku, Finland.
Petteri Nisunen was born 1962 in Helsinki, Finland. 

Both artists live and work in Helsinki.

Education | Tommi Grönlund

1986 Tampere University of Technology, School of Architecture, Tampere

Education | Petteri Nisunen

1983–1984 University of Helsinki, Department of Modern Languages, Helsinki
1986–1990 University of Art and Design, Department of Industrial Design, Helsinki
1985–1992 Tampere University of Technology, School of Architecture, Tampere

Awards

2013 Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts, World Cultural Council, Mexico
2004 The Edstrand Foundation Scholarship, Sweden
2001 Finnish State Art Award Stina Krook Foundation, Finland

Solo Exhibitions (selection)

2018 Grey Area, Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art, Vaasa
2017 Grey Area, Helsingin Taidehalli, Helsinki
2004 The 1st at Moderna Museet, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Grönlund/Nisunen, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee
Centre d'Art Contemporain la Synagogue de Delme, Delme
Wäinö Aaltosen Museo, Turku
2002 Tommi Grönlund & Petteri Nisunen. Sound Installation, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius
1998 Frequented Etherics, Spherics and Bars (in collaboration with Carl-Michael von Hausswolff), Kiasma-Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
1996 Evolution of Image (in collaboration with Sergei Bugajev), State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

Group Exhibitions (selection)

2018 Nine Tomorrows, Powerlong Art Center, Hangzhou
2017 Freq_Out 11, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21), Vienna
Ghost in the Machine, Reading Room / Material (selected by Carsten Nicolai), Stiftung Federkiel, Munich
2016 Tampere Biennale, Vooninki, Tampere
2015 Eppur Si Muove, Mudam, Luxembourg
Myth/History II, Shanghai Galaxy, Yuz Museum, Shanghai
2014 Parallax, Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City
Matters of Time – Artists from Finland, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt
2013 Freq_Out 9, Sonic Acts Festival, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
2012 The 7th Wave, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Helsinki
Camouflage, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
2011 The Morning Line, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21), Vienna
2009 3rd Moscow Bienniale of Contemporary Art, Moscow
2006 How To Live Together: São Paulo Biennial, São Paulo
Breaking The Ice: Contemporary Art from Finland, Kunstmuseum, Bonn
2005 No Man Is An Island: Nordic Constellations, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
2004 Berlin North, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin

Employing relatively simple but sophisticated means, often using magnetism, electric currents, or simple gravitational forces, Tommi Grönlund and Petteri Nisunen create quietly evocative and formally striking works.

 

On occasion of awarding the two artists the 2013 Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts, The World Cultural Council wrote: "Their interdisciplinary approach brings together art, design, architecture and science. Their large-scale spatial interventions and public as well as gallery installations involve a variety of materials and technologies, from the use of objects to light and sound. Nisunen and Grönlund deal with space, be it physical, ethereal or sonic. Works tend to change or reshape space and stimulate sensory perception through direct intervention, often with complex technical installations. The artists are not committed to one medium only, but are endlessly curious, capable of moving between disciplines and changing approaches."

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