CV Minna L. Henriksson

BORN 1976 Oulu, Finland



2006 Critical Studies, postgraduate course, Malmö Art Academy and Rooseum Contemporary Art Centre, Malmö

2004 MA Time and Space -multimedia dept., Fine Arts Academy, Helsinki

1999 BFA Fine Art Painting, University of Brighton

1996 Liminka School of Art, Finland



2016 Works on  Paper, Third Space, Helsinki

2015 Works on Paper, Tobacna 001 Cultural Center, Ljubljana

2015 Kätketty, Galleria Uusikuva, Kotka

2015 Noise After Babel, Oksasenkatu 11, Helsinki (collaboration with Sezgin Boynik)

2013 Public and Privatized – Lenin of Turku and Riga, Lenin Museum, Tampere

2013 Follow the Money, Temporary artwork in public space, Romsås Center, Groruddalen, Oslo. Produced by Kulturbyrået Mesen in collaboration with Finno

2012 Lenin in Aurakatu, Studio of Turku Art Museum, Turku

2012 Hidden, Galleri Bergman, Helsinki

2010 Asik Olan Dogru Söyler, permanent public artwork in the city of Trabzon and exhibition

in Sukurhan passage, My City, Trabzon, Turkey

2009 Belgrade Notes, Kontekst Galerija, Belgrade

2009 Maps, Meeting Point, Cinema Rex, Belgrad

2008 Construction, Rizoma, Prishtina

2008 North State, Gallery MAA-tila, Helsinki

2008 Ljubljana Notes, Galerija Kapelica, Ljubljana

2007 Istanbul Map, PIST/// 24 – 7 Window Space, Istanbul

2006 Zagreb Notes, Galerija Miroslav Kraljevic, Zagreb

2005 Paraskaikest Kaupunni, Cultural Centre NUKU, Oulu

2004 With Love From Finland, INTER, Finnish Embassy, London

2002 4 friends, Kluuvi gallery, Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki

2002 Berlin Drawings, Görlitzerstraße 39, Berlin

2001 Chewing Gum Installation, Bar9, Helsinki

2001 Snow Man, CSKX Projection Project, London

2000 Kävi Täällä, Kulttuuriareena Gloria, Helsinki



2017 Menneen ja tulevan välissä – State of the Art – The Finnish State Art Commission 60 years, Mikkeli Art Museum

2016 History Unfolds, Swedish History Museum, Stockholm

2016 Ja sama asia nykyaikaisesti käsitettynä – State of the Art – The Finnish State Art Commission 60 years, Visavuori Museum, Valkeakoski

2016 Where does poetry nest?, Tampereen 10. Maailmantangofestivaali, Tampere

2016 Where Do We Migrate To? DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana

2016 Rakvere Sculpture Festival, group exhibition in Rakvere, Estonia

2016 Finnish Landscape, Seurasaari, Helsinki with Helsinki Checkpoint

2016   No Play – Feminist training camp, nGbK, Berlin

2016 Untitled (two takes on crisis) – You Must Make Your Death Public, de Appel Arts Center, Amsterdam

2016 Uncanny Materials,  Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

2015 Apricots from Damascus, SALT, Istanbul

2015 Crises and new beginnings: Art in Slovenia 2005 – 2015, Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubljana

2015 SOS – Self-organising Systems, 2nd Tbilisi Triennial, Tbilisi

2015 Where Do We Migrate To? Varmlands Museum, Karlstad

2015 Do we need to grow up?, NewBridge Project, New Castle

2015 Tunnel Vision, 8th Momentum Nordic Biennial for Contemporary Art, Moss

2015 New Present, XX Mänttä Art Festival, Mänttä

2014 Make Arts Policy, Baltic Circle festival ja Helsinki Checkpoint

2014 Politicization of Friendship, Moderna Galerija + MSUM, Ljubljana

2014 Objekti, Espoo Kunsthalle

2014 Parallax, Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City

2014 PORTIZMIR3 Triennial, Izmir

2014 The Invisible Wall, Studio 17, Stavanger

2013 Survival Kit – Contemporary Arts Festival, Riga

2013 Täällä!, Group exhibition of artworks in public space, Oulu Art Museum

2013 Kipinä, Political Art and Design, Fiskars Summer exhibition

2013 Still Light, HIAP summer exhibition, Gallery Augusta

2012 Mikset Puhu Suomea!, together with Fatmir Mustafa-Carlo in Hippolyte Studio, Helsinki

2012 Polaroid, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki

2011 On the Tresholds of Privacy, Kunstpflug, Brück

2011 Cultural Policy Group – Helsinki, März Project Space, Tallinn

2011 Pizzalist III, Untold Stories, Tallinn Art Hall, together with Kalle Hamm, Dzamil Kamanger, Sezgin Boynik

2011 Cultural Policy Group – Helsinki, Kibela Gallery, Multimedia Center Kibla, Maribor

2011 BRG, 1st Biennial ‘Time Machine’ No Network, ARK-01, Konjic

2010 People in the Summers Night, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki

2010 Export-Import, Helsinki Kunsthalle, Helsinki

2009 Avara Horisontti, Oulu City Art Museum, Oulu

2009 New Pleasure, Ekko Electronic Music and Art Festival, Bergen

2009 Valumateoria, Korjaamo gallery, Helsinki

2009 Happy Together, Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn

2008 Museum in the Streets, Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana

2008 Nine Voices Nine Places, Institute Camões, Lissabon, and Museum Baluarte de la Candelaria, Cadiz

2007 Pizzeria Babylon, Intervention with Kalle Hamm, Dzamil Kamanger and Sezgin Boynik, Centrifugal-project, Helsinki

2007 Big Family Business, IMC Trade Center, Istanbul

2007 Sobe!, Bilsar-gallery, Galerist, Istanbul

2007 Pizzeria Babylon, public intervention with Kalle Hamm, Dzamil Kamanger and Sezgin Boynik, Helsinki

2007 Centrifugal, SC-gallery, Zagreb

2007 From the owner with a view, Ortaköy, Istanbul

2007 Mapping, Bury Art Gallery, Bury, UK

2006 Artsupermarket Pikasso, Helsinki

2006 Songs of Freedom and Love, Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul

2006 Normalisation, Critical Studies, Rooseum Contemporary Art Centre, Malmö

2006 Sokerina Pohjalla, Rauman Taidemuseo

2005 Urban Realitites: Focus Istanbul, group exhibition, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin

2004 Under the Bridge, Urban Interventions, Biro, Belgrade

2004 Collaborative Statement with Alexander Nikolic, How2End a Message, 45. Octobarski Salon, Belgrade

2004 The Power Out, with Electrelane, Permanent Gallery, Brighton

2003 Georgia On My Mind, BRG with Hüseyin Alptekin and Staffan Jofjell, Leena Kuumola galleri, Helsinki

2003 BRG with Hüseyin Alptekin and Can Altay, Havana Biennial, 4-D, Pavilion de Cuba, Cuba

2003 BRG with Hüseyin Alptekin and Staffan Jofjell, Tirana/Istanbul/Tbilissi, B-Fact, the 2nd Tirana Biennial, Albania and the Sea Elephant Travel Agency, Istanbul

2001 Young Artists’ Exhibition, Helsinki Kunsthalle, Helsinki

1999 New In Town, CSKX-Studios, London



2017 Antifascist wedge, Bildpunkt, Zeitschrift der IG Bildende Kunst, Nr. 42

2015 Maps 2005-2009, Dematerijalizacija Umetnosti

2012 Reproduction of ‘Sensitometric Experiment’ in Ny Tid 34/2012

2012 Studio Visit, 18 artists’ studios in Helsinki, ed. Jenni Rope, Napa Books

2012 Zagreb Map, Reading Images in Post Yugoslav Context, eds. S.Karamanic & D. Suber, Brill Publications

2011 Photo essay in Niin&Näin Philosophical Magazine, Uusi Suomi Special Issue on popularity of radical right-wing in Finland

2011 Istanbul Map 2005 & 2007, Manual for Conspiracy, edited by Basak Ertur, part of 10th Sharjah Biennial

2011 Maps of Art Scenes, No Order Bookzine Issue No.1, ‘Art in a Post-Fordist Society’

2010 Helsinki Map, Taide No. 1 / 2010

2010 Helsinki Map, Voima No. 2 / 2010

2009 Istanbul Map 2005, Istanbul Traversee, Lille3000 exhibition catalogue

2009 Zagreb Notes, Zivot Umjetnosti, Issue No. 85 ‘Fragments of Curatorial Discourse’

2005 Istanbul Map, Urban Realities: Focus Istanbul, exhibition catalogue, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin

2005 Istanbul Map 2005, HIAP Bulletin No.1



2017 Works on Paper, Rab-Rab (forthcoming)

2016 Vuoden 1962 Nuorisofestivaalin Muistityöryhmän Muistikuvia, Muistityöryhmä, toim. Aino Korvensyrjä, Checkpoint Helsinki

2016 Taidetta ja Politiikkaa Tekemässä, ed. Terike Haapoja, Jussi Koitela, Minna Henriksson, 170 kpl

2015 Noise After Babel – Language Unrestrained, Spector Books, Leipzig, print run 500

2015 Art Workers – Material conditions and labour struggles in contemporary art practice. Ed. Airi Triisberg, Erik Krikortz, Minna Henriksson, print run 700

2012 Counter-constructivist Model (La Fontaine Stories for Immigrants) – Paper Film in Nine Acts, co-author with Sezgin Boynik, published by Labyrint Press, Sweden

2011 Maps 2005 – 2009, book about my artistic project of maps of art scenes. Self-published, designed by New Collectivism, printed in Slovenia, print run 400

2010 Asik Olan Dogru Söyler, part of artwork in Trabzon, Turkey. Publisher My City project and British Council Istanbul. Print run 750

2010 Manifestations of Nationalism in Everyday Life, booklet accompanying students’ workshop and exhibition, Helsinki Fine Art Academy and Lens Politica Film Festival. Editors, authors and course leaders S. Boynik and M. Henriksson

2010 One of the authors, Centrifugal Book of Europe, Published by Centrifugal, Belfast

2007 Contemporary Art and Nationalism – Critical Reader, co-editor together with Sezgin Boynik. Exit Institute for Contemporary Art and MM-Publications, Pristina



2015 Ljubljana, Mestna Galerija, 2 months

2013-14 Tbilisi, GeoAir, 2 months

2013 Flutgraben, Berlin 1 month

2012 Paris, Cite des Arts, 2 months

2011-12 Stockholm, Botkyrka Konsthall, 2 months

2011 Stockholm, Iaspis, 2 weeks

2008-09 Belgrade, Kontekst Galerija, 3 months

2008 Prishtina, Rizoma, 2 months

2008 Ljubljana, Galerija Kapelica, 2 months

2006 Riga, Art Home at Artists’ Union of Latvia, 2 months

2006 Zagreb, Galerija Miroslav Kraljevic, 2 months

2005 Istanbul, Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Centre, 3 months

2003 Istanbul, Sea Elephant Travel Agency, 3 months

2002 Berlin, Helsinki Art Academy’s residency, 3 months





2015 Kapina, Maailmantangofestivaalin kuvataidenäyttely, Tampere

2013 Vastarintaa Tukholmassa / Motströmmen i Stockholm, rasisminvastaista nykytaidetta Tukholmasta, Myymälä2 galleria

2010 Manifestations of Nationalism in Everyday Life, together with Sezgin Boynik, FaFa Gallery Helsinki Art Academy

2009 Happy Together, Tallinn Art Hall, together with Mika Hannula

2006 Songs of Freedom and Love – Contemporary Art from the North of the North, Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul and K2 Art Center, Izmir, together with Mika Hannula

2003 BRG with Hüseyin Alptekin, Tirana/Istanbul/Tbilissi, B-Fact, the Sea Elephant Travel Agency, Bilgi University Gallery, Istanbul



2017 Kuratointikirja, ed Taru Elfving and Mika Hannula, Taide-publishing (forthcoming)

Curating as an antiracist practice, eds. Natalie Bayer, Belinda Kazeem, Nora Sternfeld (forthcoming)

2016 Finnish Landscape – a reader, Garret Publications and Checkpoint Helsinki

2015 Hiding the past – The Journey of a Romantic Nazi in Gallery Sinne, CuMMA Studies blog, yhdessä Nora Sternfeldin kanssa

2014 ‘The Finnish Swastika: Sun Swirl of Happiness, Fertility and Sexuality’, Rab-Rab Journal for Political and Formal Inquiries in Art Issue01

‘Rinnakkaiset Maailmat’, AVEK-lehti 2/14

2013 ‘A Monument to Precarity: Finland’s last remaining tree trunks’, osana projektia Venice Biennial Ideologial Guide, Jonas Staal

2012 Lakko! Valtaus! Kuvataideopetuksen paineiden historia, Taide 5/12

‘The Zen of Fluxus’, interview with J.O. Mallander (together with Sezgin Boynik). Forthcoming in X-OP project book and Future Fluxus publication

2011 ‘Antifasismin teoreettiset ehdot’ (Theoretical Conditions for Antifasicm), (together with Sezgin Boynik), Niin & Näin 4/11

‘Huhuja, kuvailuja ja iskulauseita’, ½ lehti, special issue ‘Kuva ja Sana’ about relation of image and text in visual art

‘Critique of Transcendentalism as a Necessary Step Toward Political Art’ (together with Sezgin Boynik), in exhibition catalogue ‘Nordic Darkness’, Kristinehamns Konstmuseum.

2010 ‘Some Thoughts on the Relation of Ideology and Art (Concerning the Problem of Nationalism in Everyday Life)’, (yhdessä Sezgin Boynikin kanssa), julkaisussa ‘To Think (Film) Politically: Art and Activism between Representation and Direct Action’, toim. Jelena Vesic, 2010, DelVe, Zagreb

’Manifestations of Nationalism in Everyday Life’, (together with Sezgin Boynik) Lens Politica, Helsinki Art Academy students’ exhibition catalogue

2009 ‘Brand Finland’, Centrifugal Book of Europe

2008 ’Centrifugal’, Mustekala Internet journal, theme: Art, Politics, Internationalism, 3/08

2007 ’Sattumien summa – Hüseyin Alptekin ja suomalaisladot Venetsiassa’ Taide 3/07

’Missä Mannerheim ratsastaa nyt?’, Taide 6/07

’Irwin – Itäeurooppalainen taiteilijakollektiivi’, Idäntutkimus 3/07

’Vappukulkueesta paviljonkijonoon’, discussion led by Saara Häcklin and Julia Honkasalo in philosophical journal Niin & Näin, Kuva ja Politiikka, 3/07

‘Man in Black’, Spike Art Quarterly, 12 – 2007

2006 ’The difficulty of working in Istanbul’, HIAP –bulletin No.1

’Strategies of Seduction – Self-image under pressure’, discussion with Joonas Kota about his work, Joonas Kota’s exhibition catalogue

’Tribute to c-cassette’, discussion with Mika Hannula, exhibition catalogue, Songs of Freedom and Love

‘Who is Antonio Lauer?’, with Sezgin Boynik, Muhtelif: contemporary art magazine, no. 1, September 2006, Istanbul

2005 ’Under the Bridge’, Northeast Issues

’The World Can Be Transformed by Action’, interview with the curators of the 9. Istanbul Biennial, Vasif Kortun and Charles Esche, Framework 3/05



2017 – Member of board of Kiila ry

2017-18 Member in the Visual Arts board (vice-chair) of the Arts Promotion Center Finland

2016 – Member in Night Schoolers study collective

2010 – Member of co-operative Myymälä2

2013 – Board Art School Maa (head of board 2013 – )

2013 – 16 Board of HIAP (head of board 2013-14, vice head 15-16)

2015-16 Tutor of HIAP

2012 – 14 Lecturer, Lahti Art School

2010 – Lecturer, Art School Maa, Helsinki

2009 Coordinator, Art School Maa in X-OP network project

2009-10 & 2013 – Lecturer, Helsinki Art Academy

2008 – Social Cinema, film programme about social topics, together with Sezgin Boynik, ongoing

2008 Graphic designer, ‘Olasiliklar, Duruslar. Muzakere: guncel sanatta kamusal sanat tartismalari’ (Public Space Discussed in Contemporary Art), edited by Pelin Tan and Sezgin Boynik, Istanbul Bilgi University, March, 2008, Istanbul

2007 Coordinator in Istanbul, Lille3000 -project

2007 Temporary member in group ‘Cheap Finnish Labour’ in assisting Huseyin Alptekin’s installation in Turkish Pavilion, Venice Biennial

2006 Coordinator, Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul

2006 Organizer together with Sezgin Boynik, ‘Altered Identities – Contemporary Art and Nationalism’, international seminar in Pristina

2004 Director, HIAP – Helsinki International Artist-in-Residency Organization

2003-05 Helsinki Art Academy, technical assistance in public lecture series, project-based coordinator in international workshops (How to Send a Message, Belgrad; Lost in Translation, Istanbul)