Kim Simonsson

Kim Simonsson

EDUCATION

University of Arts and Design Helsinki, Master of Arts, 1995-2000

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011

Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York

2010

Parallel Reality, Musee d’Ansembourg, Liege, Belgium
Kim Simonsson, Galleria Heino, Market Art Fair, Stockholm Sweden
Paralell Varld, Elverket, Tammisaari, Finland

2009
Sculptures, Galerie Favardin & de Verneuil, Paris, France
Pro Arte Award Exhibition, Didrichsen Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Duality, Wonderland Art Space, Copenhagen Denmark
The Golden Deer, Retretti, Punkkaharju, Finland
Animal Gaze, Galleria Heino, Helsinki, Finland

2008
Invisible World, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York Sculptures
Finnish Cultural Institute, Oslo, Norway
The Invisible Deer, Galleria Heino, ARCO08, Madrid, Spain

2007
Den Osynliga Hjorten, Finnish Cultural Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
Sculptures, Taidesalonki Husa, Tampere, Finland
Dreams And Disappointments II, Herrmann & Wagner Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Kotona II, Karin Widnäs, Fiskars, Finland

2006
Camouflage, Gallery Heino, Helsinki, Finland
Huoltamo, Tampere, Finland

2005
Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, USA
Sculptures, Arabia Museum’s Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
Dislocated Clay and a Transformative Mirror, NCECA, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, USA

2004
Young Artist of the Year 2004, Tampere Art Museum, Tampere, Finland

2003
K9 & NIKE, Kluuvi Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

2000
Realm of The Senses, Studio Hyöryllistä, Turku, Finland

1999
Ideaali, Gallery of the Fine Arts Academy, Helsinki, Finland (with Miklos Gaal)

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2010

Korero, Taiwan Ceramics Biennale, Yingge Ceramics Museum, Yingge, Taiwan
Finland Platform, Art Paris, Grand Palais, Paris France
Best of Wonderland, Wonderland Art Space, Copenhagen, Denmark
Portraiture Beyond Likeness, Wayne Art Center, Philadelphia, USA
100 Years of Sculpture in Finland, Vaino Aaltonen Art Museum, Turku, Finland
Vom Dunkeln Geschluckt, Ars Auttoinen, Auttoinen, Finland
Feuer Und Eis, Keramikmuseum Westerwald, Hohr-Grenhausen, Germany
Collect, Galleria Norsu, Saatchi Gallery, London

2009

Prospection and Perspective, Galerie Favardin & de Verneuil, Paris, France
Miami in New York, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY

Visuell forvirring, Museum of Art in Aland, Mariehamn, Finland

2008
Confrontational Ceramics, The Arts Exchange, White Plaines, USA
Tulessa Syntynyt, Makasiini, Fiskars, Finland
KunstKörperlich – KörperKunstlich Part 2, Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche, Osnabruck,Germany
International Biennale of Contemporary Ceramic Art Vallauris, Vallauris, France
Incertitude de la vision, Tour & Taxis, Brussels, Belgium
Every Body Counts, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Vestfossen, Norway
La Position de la terre, Crac Alsace, France

2007
Red Dot, Miami, Fl, Nancy Margolis Gallery
Evil Eye, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
Silent Violence, Oulu Art Museum, Oulu, Finland
Present 2007, Bomuldsfabriken Kunsthall, Aredal, Norway
I Would Like To Be A Dog, Rauma Art Museum, Rauma, Finland
XII Mäntän kuvataideviikot, Mänttä, Finland
Herrmann & Wagner Gallery and Gallery Heino, Brussels Art Fair, Brussels, Belgium

2006
Set, Forum Box, Hesinki, Finland
Purnu Summer Exhibition, Purnu, Finland
6 Rooms, Porvoo Art Factory, Porvoo, Finland
Helsinki International, Korjaamo, Helsinki, Finland
SOFA NY, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, USA
Another Worlds part II, Arario Gallery, Cheonan, Republic of Korea
Ungsfarskt, gallery Sinne and Elverket, Helsinki and Tammisaari, Finland

2005
Japan Pop, Tennis Palace Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Trans Ceramic-Art, 3rd Ceramic Biennale Korea, Icheon, Republic of Korea
Stockholm International Art Fair, Gallery Heino, Stockholm, Sweden

2003
Wegway Show, S.P.I.N. Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Toronto Outdoor Art Show, Toronto, Canada
One Hundred Years of Finnish Ceramic, Designmuseum, Helsinki, Finland

2002
Inverno, Este Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Group Show, The Palace, Toronto, Canada

2001
Made in LAC, Living Arts Center, Missisisauga, Canada
Emerging Sculptors, Canadian Sculpture Center, Toronto, Canada
Biennale of Contemporary Ceramic Art, Chateauroux, France

2000
K2000, Lappeenranta Art Museum, Lappeenranta, Finland
THINK, Ateneum, Helsinki, Finland

1999
Nenonen, Partanen, Lerviks, Persson, Simonsson, Into galleria, Helsinki, Finland

1998
Contemporary Glass Art, Studio Mezzo, Helsinki, Finland
Keramik 98, Konstfacket, Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm International Art Fair, Gallery Taik, Stockholm, Sweden

1997
Glass and Light, Tampere Modern Art Museum, Tampere, Finland
Glass and Ceramic in Spotlight, Gallery Taik, Helsinki, Finland

PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

Oulu Art Museum, Finland
National Museum of Norway, Oslo, Norway
Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo, Finland
Arario Gallery, Republic of Korea
Pro Artibus Foundation, Ekenäs, Finland
Ville de Chateauroux, France
Helsinki City Art Museum, Finland

Tampere Art Museum, Tampere, Finland
Designmuseum, Helsinki, Finland
Shigaraki Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art, Japan
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Amos Anderson Museum, Helsinki, Finland

KONE Foundation
Heino Collection

Sara Hilden Art Museum, Tampere, Finland
Didrichsen Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
Nelimarkka Foundation, Alajarvi, Finland

GRANTS AND AWARDS

Pro Arte Award, Didrichsen Art Museum, 2009
Walter Runeberg Foundation Award, 2008
Svenska Kulturfonden two year artist grant, 2008
Walter Runeberg Foundation Award, Finland, 2006
Stina Krook Foundation Award
Frame-fund, exhibition scholarship, 2005
Svenska kulturfonden, a 2-year artist grant
Arts Council of Finland, travel grant

Young artist of the year 2004, Tampere Art Museum, Finland, 2004
Artist of the month, Frame-fund, July 2004
Best in Show, Toronto Outdoor Art Show, 2003
Svenska Kulturfonden, a 1-year grant
Svenska Kulturfonden, project grant, 2001
Paulo Foundation, project grant
University of Arts and Design Helsinki, 1998

CATALOGUES AND SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

A Parallel Reality, Biennale Internationale du Design de Liege, Elise Kovanen , Kalle Jämsen
Kim Simonsson, Pro Arte Award, Didrichsen Art Museum, Maria Didrichsen, Riikka Laczak, Tiia Rinne
Wonderland, The Strange world Of Kim Simonsson, Riikka Laczak, Issue 10
Best of New York Art 2008, X Tresaco, Theredoom Publishing
Simonsson skapar sin egen värld i vitt, Dan Sundell, Hbl 29.03.2009
The Pop Insurresction, Sandra Bavin, Belio Magazine 028
Kim Simonsson, M. Carmen Riu de Martin, Revistart no 132
Outouden estetiikka ja mangan muotokieli, Riitta Monto,22.8.2008, Turun Sanomat
Ghost World Sculptures Kim Simonsson,Aril 21 2008, The New York Sun
Scenes from domestic life: Victoria&Albert Museum’s Collect fair, 26.1, 2008, The Times
Kim Simonsson: Alien Innocence, Stephanie Bickel, Sculpture, March 2008,
Architektur und Wohnen, October-November 2007, Helsinki Die design-metropolen in hohen Norden, Jan van Rossem
Kunst Magazine Berlin 0709
Camouflage, Catalogue Gallery Heino, Tuomas Toivonen
Artnews, February 2006, Top Ten Trends In Contemporary Art, Beautiful Mutants, Kay Larson
Ceramics Art & Perception, Issue 63, Kim Simonsson – Little Girls, Big Questions,
Anne Virtanen
New York Times, 28th of October, Art in Review, Kim Simonsson at Nancy Margolis
Gallery, Ken Johnson
World Contemporary Ceramics, Trans Ceramic Art, 3rd Ceramic Biennale of Korea, Catalogue
Artforum.com, Critics Picks November, “Kim Simonsson at Nancy Margolis Gallery”, Lori Waxman
Ceramics Magazine October/November 2005,” A Waking Nightmare. The World Of Kim Simonsson”, Anne Virtanen
Taidemuseo.fi,3/2005,” Kauden Taideteos” by Leena Mattelmäki
The Scandinavian Stylish Design, 2005, “The Arabia Ware in Finland” by Hannele Nyman
Trans Ceramic-Art,2005, 3rd Ceramic Biennale Korea,”Post-global Society”, catalogue
Framework, 2/2004, “Kim Simonsson: Dystopia-Porcelain Dogs as Guardians of a Pathological Fantasy” by Leevi Haapala
Form Function Finland, 3/2004, “Truth is No Trend, a Close-up View of the Art of Kim Simonsson” by Anne Valkonen
American Ceramics, ‘Finnish Quasi-Manga’ by Cynthia Nadelman
Taide,3/2004,”Kuvausvalmiita kolmiuloitteisia ideoita” by Jari Arffman
Suomen Kuvalehti, 20/2004, “Kohtaamiset/henkilöt” by Silja Lanas Cavada
Ceramic Art in Finland, 2004, “A Contemporary Tradition” by Åsa Hellman
Tampere Art Museum, 2004, “Kim Simonsson, Young Artist of the Year” by Berndt Arell
1984-2004 Young Artist of the Year, 2004, “Kim Simonsson” by Tapani Pennanen
Wegway Primary Culture, 2005
11th Biennale of Contemporary Ceramic Art in Chateauroux,2001, by Jean-Pierre Viot
University of Art and Design, 2000, “Think” by Paula Hakkarainen and Elina Melgin
Arttu, 3/2000, “Posliinia uudessa paketissa” by Sami Sykkö
Geo Saison, 2/2000, “Design in Helsinki” by Bernd Polster
University of Art and Design in Helsinki, 1998, “11 x 98″