Ola Kolehmainen

Der 1964 in Helsinki geborene Künstler studierte zunächst Journalistik, seinen Abschluss machte er 1999 in Fotografie an der renommierten University of Art and Design der finnischen Hauptstadt. Bevor er sich gänzlich der Fotografie zuwandte, hatte er sich – inspiriert von James Turell – als Lichtkünste betätigt, entsprechend bleiben Licht und Raum das beherrschende Thema seines Werkes. Ola Kolehmainens Arbeiten wurden in über 100 Ausstellungen präsentiert, zahlreiche Ausstellungskataloge, Monographien und kunsthistorische Veröffentlichungen begleiten sein Schaffen. Seine Werke sind in internationalen Kollektionen vertreten, in musealen Sammlungen ebenso wie in institutionellen, unternehmerischen und privaten. Ola Kolehmainen lebt seit 2005 in Berlin.


* 1964 in Helsinki
lebt und arbeitet in Berlin

Ausgewählte Einzelausstellungen

2018
Sacred Spaces, Helsinki Art Museum, Helsinki, Finnland

2017
Spanish Works Galería Senda, Barcelona, Spain
Borusan Contemporary Istambul Istanbul, Turkey

2015
Ola Kolehmainen Purdy Hicks Gallery, London
Sense of Volume Galerie Forsblum, Helsinki

2014
Kompositionen mit Licht und Zeit, Stefan Vogdt/Galerie der Moderne, München, Germany
Reason and Intuition, Museum Pitzhanger Manor Hause and Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Geometric Light - including color installation by Sauerbruch-Hutton Architects, Haus am Waldsee Museum,  Berlin, Germany

 

2012
The First Kyiv International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Arsenale 2012, Kiev, Ukraine
Traditions, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland
Enlightenment, Alvar Aalto Museum, Jyväskylä, Finland
Galerie Brandstrup, Oslo, Norway

 

2011
Gallery TaiK, Bergstrasse, Berlin, Germany

 

2010
17th Biennale of Sydney - Site specific installation, Sydney, Australia

 

2009
A Building is not a Building, KIASMA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
The National Museum of Photography, Copenhagen, Denmark
New Art Gallery Walsall, Museum of Contemporary Art, Walsall, United Kingdom
Galería Vanguardia, Bilbao, España
Galerie Brandstrup, Oslo, Norway
A Building is not a Building KUNTSI, Museum of Modern Art, Waasa, Finland

2008
Purdy Hicks Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Galerie Koal, Berlin, Germany
Galeria Senda, Barcelona, España

2007
Mirrors and Windows, Sint-Lukasgalerij, Brussels, Begium

Ola Kolehmainen and Pertti Kekarainen, Galleri Brandstrup, Oslo, Norway

2006
Espace des deux arbres, Artothèque de Caen, Caen, France
Fraction, Abstraction, Recreation, Galería Salvador Díaz, Madrid, España
Arquitectura en dos dimensiones SEA, Castillo de Santa Bárbara, Alicante, Spain

2005
Space is Unknown, Galerie Dominique Fiat, Paris, France
Minimalism is my great love artfinder Galerie, Hamburg, Germany


2004
Search for Mastery, Galerie Neii Licht, Dudelange, Luxembourg
Search for Mastery, Museum Waldhof, Kunstverein Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
Construction II, Galerie sphn, Berlin, Germany
Construction Galerie Anhava, Helsinki, Finland

2003
The Yellow Staircase site-specific public work comissioned by Helsinki Festivals, Finland

Ausgewählte Gruppenausstellungen

2015
The Alvar Aalto Library of Vyborg Salon Dahlmann, Berlin, Germany
Lichtbild und Datenbild. Spuren Kronkreter Fotografie Museum in Kulturspeicher Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany

2014
Le vol en provence d’Helsinki, Le19 Centre Régional d’Art Contemporain, Montelébiard, France
Art from Elsewhere, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Summer Group Show, Gallery Bryce Wolkowitz, New York City, USA
Within / Beyond Borders, European Investment Bank & Banco de Portugal, Lisbon, Portugal
Encounters with Aalto Jacksons Desgin, Berlin, Germany
Spuren der Moderne, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany

2013
Inside Outside Architecture, Nasjonalmuseet for Kunst, Oslo, Norway
Now and Then - the first five countries of the ECB’s exhibition series, European Central Bank, Frankfurt, Germany
If Walls Could Speak, Huize Frankendael, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Stadt in Sicht - Werke aus der Sammlung Deutsche Bank, Museum Ostwall im Dortmunder U, Dortmund, Germany
Metropolis: Reflections on the modern city, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Waterhall, Birmingham, United Kingdom

2012
Alles nur Fassade? Architektur als Abstraktion, Galerie Beck & Eggeling, Düsseldorf, Germany
Helsinki Abstract, Curated by Olaf O. Becker. Galerie Ruzicska, Salzburg, Austria

2011
Helsinki School. Group Show, Curated by Timothy Persons, Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
Purdy Hicks Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Facade: Through a Glass Darkly, National Glass Centre, Sunderland, United Kingdom
Verortung. Die Frage nach dem Raum in der zeitgenössischen Kunst. Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany

2010
Daegu Photo Biennale 2010, The Helsinki School, Daegu, South Korea

2009
Auf der Spitze des Eisbergs — Neue Fotografie aus Finnland, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany

2008
Mois de la Photo, Galerie Baudoin Lebon, Paris, France
En Privat 1, Es Baluard, Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma, Palma de Mallorca, España
Colour Urban Structures, Galerie Artfinder, Hamburg, Germany
Artistas y Fotógrafos — Imágenes para una colección, Museo de Madrid Arte Contemporáneo, Madrid, Spain
Nessuna onda può pettinare il mare, Fotografia Italiana, Milano, Italia

2007
Boogie Woogie — Art and Jazz, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Finland
Stadtfinden — Moderne: A virtual tour through Interbau 1957, (International Architecture Exhibition), Berlin, Germany
Helsinki School, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland
The Helsinki School of Photography, Purdy Hicks Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Photo Finnish: The Helsinki School, Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway

2006
Intersection — Between Past and Future, Pori Art Museum, Finland
1 2 3 4, the Architecture of Sauerbruch Hutton, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
Minimal Quotation, Artfinder Galerie, Hamburg, Germany
The Helsinki School, Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
Dialogue Helsinki School, Langhans Galerie Praha, Prague, Czech Republic
Helsinki School, Borås Konst Museum, Borås, Sweden
Nordic Cut, Helsinki School, Art Pavilion, Zagreb, Croatia
Ole Kolehmainen, Sven Kroner, Anj Smith, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA

2005
Premio Extraordinario de Fotografia, Fundacion Aena, Madrid, España
The Helsinki School — A New Approach, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
The Helsinki School — A New Approach, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden

2004
Galería Salvador Díaz, Madrid, España
Made in Berlin, Art Forum Berlin, Germany
roellin|duerr galerie, St. Gallen, Switzerland
The Helsinki School, Museet for Fotokunst, Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense, Denmark
30 by TaiK, The Helsinki School — A New Approach, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland

2002
Le Bâti et le Vivant (The Built and the Living), Chapelle du Rham, Luxembourg
Brussels — Helsinki, La Maison d’Art Actuel des Chartreux, Brussels, Belgium
Helsinki — Brussels, Valkoinen Sali, Helsinki, Finland
New Pictures — Brotherus, Kella, Kolehmainen, Lajunen, Parantainen, Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Northern Spell, Finnish Embassy, Washington D.C., USA
Toronto University Art Center, Toronto, Canada
Kuvitelmia/Fantasies, Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere, Finland

2001
Magnetic North, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, United Kingdom
Finnish Photography, Gallery Christian Dam, Copenhagen, Denmark
Gallery Christian Dam, Oslo, Sweden

2000
100 Show: 90 Designers —10 Artists, Helsinki, Finland

Auszeichnungen und Stipendien
2014/2015
Awarded RIBA Honorary Fellowship, Royal Institute of British Architects, United Kingdom
Artist In Residence, Goethe Institute, Istanbul, Turkey

Sammlungen
Espoo Art Museum, Finland
Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland
Helsinki City Art Museum, Finland
Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg Collection, Germany
Malmö Art Museum, Sweden
The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway
The National Museum of Photography Collection, Denmark
Works in Institution Collections
The City of Madrid Collection, Spain
City of Muurame, Finland
Deutsche Bank, Germany, Great Britain
DZ Bank, Germany
European Central Bank Collection
European Investment Bank, Luxembourg
Fundación Centro Ordóñez-Falcón de Fotografía, Spain
Saastamoinen Foundation, Espoo, Finland
Societé Générale Collection, Paris, France
State Art Council, Stockholm, Sweden
State of Finland
Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, Rovaniemi, Finland
Works in Private and Company Collections
Artek Collection, Helsinki, Finland
Roland Berger Collection, Munich, Germany
Borusan Collection, Istanbul, Turkey
Colección Pilar Citoler, Madrid
Carl Gustav Ehrnrooth Collection, Finland
Heino Collection, Helsinki, Finland
Peter W. Klein Collection, Germany
Kouri Collection, New York, NY, USA
Ari Lahti Collection, Helsinki, Finland
Lindell Collection, Helsinki, Finland
Nokia Collection, Helsinki, Finland
Vexi Salmi Collection, Helsinki, Finland
Rafaela Seppälä Collection, Helsinki, Finland
SOK Collection, Helsinki, Finland
UPM-Kymmene Collection, Helsinki, Finland