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|
|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)
|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."