Johanna Väisänen is a visual artist who mainly works with video and installations. Her artistic work often involves collected or found objects and video. She is interested in the dynamic between places, memories and interpretations. She was born in 1972 in Pyhäselkä in East Finland and lives and works in Kuopio. She has a BA degree from University of Helsinki, where she studied Russian language and literature. She has held several solo exhibitions and participated in group shows and film festivals since 2003 in Finland and elsewhere in Europe.
 

Education
2002 Bachelor of Arts, University of Helsinki


Solo Exhibitions
2016 MUU Kaapeli, solo exhibition
2015 Galleria 12, Kuopio
2015 Hippolyte Studio, Helsinki
2014 Galleria Huuto, Kulmio, Jätkäsaari, Helsinki
2013 Kotka photographic center
2013 Muu Studio, Helsinki
2013 Gallery Huuto, Jätkäsaari, Helsinki
2012 Gallery Pieni, Kuopio
2012 Warkauden Ruukki, Varkaus
2012 Gallery Mältinranta, Tampere
2011 Gallery Mylly, Kuopio
2010 VB Photographic Center, Kuopio
2010 Gallery Jangva, Helsinki
2005 Gallery Gjutars, project
2004 Gallery Sitruuna, Arts Council of Northern Savo, Kuopio


Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 Artists’ Assiciation of Kuopio Ars Libera, Kuopio Art Museum, Curator Villu Jaanisoo
2015 ANTI - Contemporary Art Festival, Kuopio
2015 Ah!Jo! Art from East Finland, Joensuu Art Museum and Ahjo Art Center
2014 Nordisk Salong
2014, Dunkers kulturhus, Helsingborg, Sweden
2014 Gösta’s friends, Art Museum Gösta, Serlachius Foundation, Mänttä
2014 TAIL UP! Greetings from Cats and Dogs, Oulu Art Museum
2014 Uuden Polven Museo KANKAALLA, Old paper mill of Kangas, Jyväskylä
2014 Bomuldsfabriken kunsthall, Arendal, Norway, Finnish Media Art
2014 My Water, Kuusisto Manor, Kaarina
2014 MATCH MADE, Arts Council of East Finland, Library of Savonlinna and Mikkeli Art Museum
2014 Annual Exhibition of the Union of Finnish Art Associations, Imatra Art Museum
2013 City of Dreams, Mänttä Art Festival
2013 Risk, North Savo Photography and Media Art Association Valmed, Kuopio
2012 Annual Exhibition of the Union of Finnish Art Associations, Hyvinkää Art Museum
2012 I am here, Exhibition of the North Savo Regional Arts Council, Iisalmi cultural center, VB Photographic Center, Kuopio, Kellarikalleria, Suonenjoki, Warkauden Ruukki
2012 Taiteen vuoksi, Kuopio Art Museum
2012 Like a mirror, Artists’ association of Iisalmi region, Lapinlahti Art Museum
2012 Ei millään pahalla, Haihatus Summer Exhibition, Joutsa
2011 Annual Exhibition of the Union of Finnish Art Associations, Cable Factory, Helsinki
2011 Suomi Finland, Summer Exhibition, Ars Auttoinen
2011 Echo, Artists’ association of Iisalmi region, Pécel and Budapest, Hungary
2010 Rakentajat, Taiteen talot ja tilat, Kuopio Art Museum
2010 Media Pyhät, Gallery Rajatila, Tampere
2009 Kierrätystä, Exhibition of the Union of Finnish Art Associations, Riihimäki Art Museum
2008 The 113th Annual Exhibition of Finnish Artists, Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art
2008 Evviva! Artists’ Assiciation of Kuopio Ars Libera, Kuopio Art Museum
2008 Exhibition of Regional Arts Councils of Northern Savo, North Karelia and South Savo, Old Mine, Outokumpu, Poleeni, Pieksämäki, Old Kuopio Museum, Kuopio
2008 Dokumentti, Regional Arts Council of Northern Savo, VB Photographic Center, Kuopio
2007 Höhler Biennale, Gera, Saksa
2006 “What A Video!” MUU studio, current Finnish video art
2006 Factory, Art Anna, Iisalmi
2006 New Terrortory, PAK////T gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2006 Terrortory, Muu-gallery, Helsinki
2006 Bonus, Regional Arts Council of Northern Savo
2005 LIIK(ke)ETTÄ, Regional Arts Council of Northern Savo, VB Photographic Center
2005 110th Annual Exhibition of Finnish Artists, Helsingin taidehalli, Helsinki
2004 Rotinat, Regional Arts Council of Northern Savo, Art Anna, City of Iisalmi
2003 Exhibition of the Union of Finnish Art Associations, Naantalin taidehuone

Video screenings etc.
2016 PechaKucha, Anti Festival
2015 Vera Film Festival, Mariehamn, Aland
2014 Muu Gaala, Orion cinema, Helsinki
2014 Vilimit, Kino Kuvakukko, Kuopio
2013 Artova Film Festival, Artova Labo, Helsinki
2013 Vilimit, Kino Kuvakukko, Kuopio
2012 Video Art/ANTI Festival
2011 Waters - Amanzi – video screening, Kuopio Art Museum
2009 Video Art, Ars Libera, Kino Kuvakukko, Kuopio
2009 Media Art, VB Photographic Center's garden

Collections
State Art Collection
Kuopio Art Museum
Lapinlahti Art Museum
Serlachius Foundation

Memberships
Muu Artists’ Association
AV-arkki, the Distribution Centre for Finnish Media Art
Photography and Media Art Association Valmed
Artists’ Association of Kuopio Ars Libera