CURRICULUM VITAE

  • Studies

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

  • Private Exhibitions

    Invisible Hand, Galleria Sculptor, Helsinki, Finland, 2014

    Kim Simonsson, Galerie Favardin & de Verneuil, Paris, France, 2012

    Kim S , Helsinki, Finland, 2011

    Ponytail, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, USA, 2010

    Parallel Reality, Musee dÀnsembourg, Liege, Belgium, 2009

    Kim Simonsson, Galleria Heino, Market Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden, 2009

    Parallel Reality, Elverket, Tammisaari, Finland, 2009

    Sculptures, Galerie Favardin & de Verneuil, Paris, France, 2009

    Pro Arte Award Exhibition, Didrichsen Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland, 2009

    Duality, Wonderland Art Space, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2009

    The Golden Deer, Retretti, Punkaharju, Finland, 2009

    Animal Gaze, Galleria Heino, Helsinki, Finland, 2008

    Invisible World, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, USA, 2008

    Variations On A Decoration, Wäinö Aaltonen Art Museum, Turku , Finland, 2008

    Sculptures, Finnish Cultural Institut, Oslo, Norway, 2008

    The Invisible Deer, Galleria Heino, ARCO08 Solo Projects, Madrid, Spain, 2008

    Den osynliga hjorten, Finnish Cultural Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, 2007

    Dreams And Disappointments II, Herrmann & Wagner Gallery, Berlin, Germany, 2007

    Sculptures, Taidesalonki Husa, Tampere, Finland ( with Panu Puolakka), 2007

    Kotona II, Karin Widnäs, Fiskars, Finland, 2007

    Camouflage, Gallery Heino, Helsinki, Finland, 2006

    Huoltamo, Tampere, Finland, 2006

    Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, USA, 2005

    Sculptures, Arabia Museum’s Gallery, Helsinki, Finland, 2005

    Dislocated Clay and a Transformative Mirror, NCECA, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, USA, 2005

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

    K9 & NIKE, Kluuvi Gallery, Helsinki, Finland, 2003

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

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

  • Group Exhibitions

    The Adidas man and the strongwoman, Wäinö Aaltonen Museum, Turku, Finland, 2014

    The Magic of Ceramics, The Museum of Ceramic Art, Hyogo, Japan, 2013

    Soul & Body, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA, 2013

    Spark, Critical Contemporary Art and Design, Granary, Fiskars Village, Finland, 2013

    Joy, Copper Smithy, Fiskars Village, Finland, 2013

    Happy End? Helsinki Art Museum, Tennispalatsi, Helsinki, Finland, 2013

    The Young Artists of a Year 1985-2012, Gumbostrand, Sipoo, Finland, 2013

    Bo Haglund & Kim Simonsson, Helsinki Airport Art Gallery, Finland, 2013

    Camouflage, Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland, 2012

    Tendenser, Galleri F 15, Moss, Norway, 2012

    Helsinki Fat Clay, Faenza ja Milan, Italy, 2012

    Shigaraki Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art, Japan, 2012

    Lucid Dreaming, Pietarsaari, Finland, 2012

    Art Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2012

    Reflective Shadow, Ordrupgaard, Copenhage, Denmark, 2011

    Close Your Eyes And Tell Me What You See, Turku Observatory, Turku, Finland, 2011

    Close Your Eyes And Tell Me What You See, Gothenburg Museum of Art, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2011

    The Figuratives, Oude Kerk, Delft, Netherlands, 2011

    Korero, Taiwan Ceramics Biennale, Yingge Ceramics Museum, Yingge, Taiwan, 2010

    Finland Platform, Art Paris, Grand Palais, Paris, France, 2010

    Best of Wonderland, Wonderland Art Space, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2010

    Portratuire Beyond Likeness, Wayne Art Center, Philadephia, USA, 2010

    100 Years of Sculpture In Finland, Väinö Aaltonen Art Museum, Turku, Finland, 2010

    Vom Dunkeln Geschluckt, Ars Auttoinen, Auttoinen, Finland, 2010

    Feuer Und Eis, Keramikmuseum Westerwald, Höhr-Grenzhausen, Germany, 2010

    Collect, Galleria Norsu, Saatchi Gallery, London, 2010

    Prospection and Perspective, Galerie Favardin & de Verneuil, Paris, France, 2009

    Miami Warm Up, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, USA, 2009

    Visuell förvirring, Museum of Art in Åland, Mariehamn, Finland, 2009

    Confrontational Ceramics, The Arts Exchange, White Plains, USA, 2008

    Tulessa Syntynyt, Makasiini, Fiskars, Finland, 2008

    KunstKörperlich - KörperKunstlich Part 2, Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche, Osnabruck,Germany, 2008

    International Biennale of Contemporary Ceramic Art Vallauris, Vallauris, France, 2008

    Incertitude de la vision, Tour & Taxis, Brussels, Belgium, 2008

    Every Body Counts, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Vestfossen, Norway, 2008

    La Position de la terre, Crac Alsace, France, 2008

    Red Dot Art Fair, Nancy Margolis Gallery, Miami Beach, USA, 2007

    Evil Eye, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland, 2007

    Silent Violence, Oulu Art Museum, Oulu, Finland, 2007

    Present 2007, Bomuldsfabriken Kunsthall, Aredal, Norway, 2007

    I Would Like To Be A Dog, Rauma Art Museum, Rauma, Finland, 2007

    XII Mäntän kuvataideviikot, Mänttä, Finland, 2007

    Herrmann & Wagner Gallery and Gallery Heino, Brussels Art Fair, Brussels, Belgium, 2007

    Purnu Summer Exhibition, Purnu, Finland, 2006

    6 Rooms, Porvoo Art Factory, Porvoo, Finland, 2006

    Helsinki International, Korjaamo, Helsinki, Finland, 2006

    SOFA NY, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, USA, 2006

    Another Worlds part II, Arario gallery, Cheonan, Republic of Korea, 2006

    Set, Forum Box, Helsinki, Finland, 2006

    Ungsfärskt, gallery Sinne and Elverket, Helsinki and Tammisaari, Finland, 2006

    Japan Pop, Tennis Palace Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland, 2005

    Trans Ceramic-Art, 3rd Ceramic Biennale Korea, Icheon, Republic of Korea, 2005

    Stockholm International Art Fair, Gallery Heino, Stockholm, Sweden, 2005

    Wegway Show, S.P.I.N. Gallery, Toronto, Canada, 2003

    Toronto Outdoor Art Show, Toronto, Canada, 2003

    One Hundred Years of Finnish Ceramic, Designmuseum, Helsinki, Finland, 2003

    Inverno, Este Gallery, Toronto, Canada, 2002

    Group Show, The Palace, Toronto, Canada, 2002

    Made in LAC, Living Arts Center, Missisisauga, Canada, 2001

    Emerging Sculptors, Canadian Sculpture Center, Toronto, Canada, 2001

    Biennale of Contemporary Ceramic Art, Chateauroux, France, 2001

    K2000, Lappeenranta Art Museum, Lappeenranta, Finland, 2000

    THINK, Ateneum, Helsinki, Finland, 2000

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

    Contemporary Glass Art, Studio Mezzo, Helsinki, Finland, 1998

    Keramik 98, Konstfacket, Stockholm, Sweden, 1998

    Stockholm International Art Fair, Gallery Taik, Stockholm, Sweden, 1998

    Glass and Light, Tampere Modern Art Museum, Tampere, Finland, 1997

    Glass and Ceramic in Spotlight, Gallery Taik, Helsinki, Finland, 1997

  • Awards & Scholarships

    Artist in residence, Villa Snäcksund, Tammisaari, Finland 2009-2012

    William Thuring Prize 2012

    Pro Arte Award, Didrichsen Art Museum 2009

    Walter Runeberg Foundation Award 2008

    Svenska kulturfonden 2-year artist grant 2008

    Walter Runeberg Foundation Award 2006

    Stina Krook Foundation Award 2006

    Frame-fund, exhibition scholarship 2005

    Svenska kulturfonden, a 2-year artist grant 2005

    Arts Council of Finland, travel grant 2005

    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 2003

    Svenska Kulturfonden, project grant 2001

    Paolo Foundation, project grant 2001

    University of Arts and Design Helsinki 1998

  • Museums & Collections

    Sara Hilden Art Museum

    Victoria And Albert Museum

    Didrichsen Art Museum

    Racine Art Museum

    KONE Foundation

    Amos Andersson Art Museum

    Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art

    Espoo Museum of Modern Art

    National Museum of Norway

    Oulu Art Museum

    Shigaraki Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art

    Helsinki City Art Museum

    Tampere Art Museum

    Designmuseum, Helsinki

    Arario Galle

    Pro Artibus

    Ville de Chateauroux

    Heino collection

    Nelimarkka Foundation

  • Public Sculptures

    Kupittaa Park, Turku, Finland

    Kotka Sculpture Park, Kotka, Finland

    Yrkeshögskolan Sydväst, Tammisaari, Finland

  • Catalogues & Publications

    The Workshop Guide to Ceramics. D. Hooson, A. Quinn. United Kingdom: 2012, Thames & Hudson.

    Kim Simonsson: Kuvanveistäjä in: Arabian 9. kerros – Taideosasto ja sen taiteilijat. R. Forsström. Kirjapaja, 2012.

    Close your eyes and tell me what you see. J. Sjöström, Curator. Pro Artibus Foundaton, Gothenburg Museum of Art. Gothenburg: 2011, Göteborgstryckeriet.

    Brilliant: White in Design. L. O'Keeffe. New York: 2011, The Monacelli Press.

    Iglu, Kimono & Temppeli. Jönsson, L., Kovanen, E., 2011. Helsinki: Pronto Media.

    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”

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