Exhibition Coordination

Veera’s daily work crosses between working as a ‘Coordinator’, ‘Curator’ and ‘Cultural Producer’. She is responsible for Galleria Kuvitus’ illustration gallery exhibition program production and communications. She also takes care of the curatorial processes, including exhibition development and programming – and in some exhibitions, the deeper curatorial work understood as a practice centered on longer-term, less object-orientated, discursive-educational thinking. Learn more about the curated exhibitions.

Previously, Veera has worked as an exhibitions coordinator on a range of large-scale contemporary arts and exhibition projects in different galleries, museums, fairs and the University of the Arts Helsinki’s Academy of Fine Arts. 

select group shows coordinated 

Marika Maijala, Dark Visions, 2017, watercolor. Courtesy: Private Collection © artist

Dark Visions

Leena Kisonen, Marika Maijala, Camille Romano, Wensi Zhai

Näkyvyys-galleria, Helsinki, December 8, 2017 – December 31, 2017

Organized by the Finnish Illustration Association.

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Eero Lampinen, Visibility, digital illustration, 2017 © artist. All rights reserved.

The Inaugural Exhibition

Illustrators Linda Bondestam, Terhi Ekebom, Eero Lampinen, Sac Magique, Marika Maijala, Sanna Mander, Pauliina Mäkelä, Matti Pikkujämsä, Pietari Posti, Janine Rewell, Aiju Salminen, Kasper Strömman, Jenni Tuominen.

Comic artists (coordinated by the Finnish Comics Society) Mari Ahokoivu, Matti Hagelberg, Pertti Jarla, Kaisa Leka, Hanneriina Moisseinen, Tommi Musturi, Ville Ranta, Joonas Rinta-Kanto, Ville Tietäväinen, Petteri Tikkanen, Amanda Vähämäki.

Näkyvyys-galleria, Helsinki, April 29, 2017 – May 26, 2017

Organized by the Finnish Illustration Association & the Finnish Comics Society.

 

 

The Inaugural Exhibition

Keltie Ferris, Luis Gispert, Jacob Hashimoto, Rashid Johnson, Klaus Kopu, Heikki Marila, Tiina Elina Nurminen, IC-98, Tiina Itkonen

MAKASIINI CONTEMPORARY, Turku, November 18, 2016 – January 8, 2017

 

Sebastian Jansson: SOLVEIG Eternal Sun, 2016. Photograph: Maija Kasvinen

Signature

ArtHelsinki 2016

In Signature exhibition Finnish top names in design were invited to pick pieces that resonated with them. For example, the artwork by Sebastian Jansson (image above) was selected for the exhibition by designer Paola Suhonen.

Artists Ville Andersson, Ilari Hautamäki, Riikka Hyvönen, Tiina Itkonen, Sebastian Jansson, Henna Jula, Antti-Juhani Manninen, Jaakko Mattila, Kasper Muttonen, Satu Rautiainen, Hanna Saarikoski, Maija Savolainen, Tuukka Tammisaari, Tommi Toija, Katja Tukiainen, Antti Turkko.

Designers Klaus Haapaniemi, Samu-Jussi Koski, Harri Koskinen, Yrjö Kukkapuro, Teemu Kurkela, Joanna Laajisto, Vuokko Nurmesniemi, Pekka Pakkanen, Paola Suhonen, Maiju Uski.

ArtHelsinki International Contemporary Art Event was held in September 7-11, 2016 at the Messukeskus Expo and Convention Center in Helsinki, in connection with the Habitare Furniture, Interior and Design Fair. During the five day event, the number of visitors was 51 600.

The Cube, 2016. © the artists; photographs: Esa Kytösaho

The Cube

ArtHelsinki 2016

The Cube is a white being that offers an opportunity for non-verbal encounters through the sense of touch. The work invites people to face what is unfamiliar – the otherness that can also be found within ourselves. The idea for the work originates from the desire of the team of artists to make it possible to see and experience art’s ability to touch us, both physically and mentally; and from the desire to make visible the norms and boundaries built between us.

Team: Katri Kauppala, Salla Keskinen, Esa Kytösaho and Eero Yrjölä.

ArtHelsinki International Contemporary Art Event was held in September 7-11, 2016 at the Messukeskus Expo and Convention Center in Helsinki, in connection with the Habitare Furniture, Interior and Design Fair. During the five day event, the number of visitors was 51 600.

 

Marit Roland, Paper Drawing #17, 2016 © the artist; photograph: Marit Roland

kasvu, growth, tillväxt

Fiskars Summer Exhibition, May 15, 2016 – September 25, 2016

Elina Aalto and Klaus Aalto in collaboration with Roshildur Jonsdottir (IS), Snæbjörn Stefánsson (IS) & Petra Lilja (SE), Ville Andersson, Saara Ekström, Tarja Ervasti, Petri Eskelinen, Hannele Grönlund, Bo Haglund, Eero Haikala, Lulu Halme, Antrei Hartikainen, Sasha Huber in collaboration with Petri Saarikko, Renata Jakowleff, Tiina Koivusalo, Jouko Kärkkäinen, Elina Makkonen & Sonja Tuulia Halttunen, Maija Lavonen, Laura Mattila & Mikko Merz, Lotta Mattila, Outi Martikainen, Rudi Merz, Jenni Mikkonen, Timo Mikkonen, Camilla Moberg, Stig Nordman, Ron Nordström, Piitu Nykopp, Stefan Nyström, Deepa Panchamia, Sami Parkkinen, Tuulia Penttilä, Kristina Riska, Sanna Ritvanen, Marit Roland (NO), SaineEnsemble: Anna Tuuli Saine, Olli Kari, Saara Kantanen, Ismo-Pekka Heikinheimo & Mika Tertsunen, Anneli Sainio, Maiju Salmenkivi, Sami Salomaa, Artist group Elise Simonsson, Rimma Gimpel, Petra Lindholm and Eva Tordera in collaboration with Severi Haapala & Ivan Kulvik, Janna Syvänoja, Riitta Talonpoika, Tatu Tuominen, Anna Ulff, Viivi Varesvuo, Karin Widnäs, Charlotta Östlund.

Curated by KATJA HAGELSTAM. Exhibition team: KIRSTI DOUKAS, HANNELE GRÖNLUND, KATJA HAGELSTAM, VEERA KULJU, ILKKA KÄRKKÄINEN and VEERA PEKKINEN. 

Organized by ONOMA, The Cooperative of Artisans, Designers and Artists in Fiskars.

 

Kristian Jalava, Silicon Vallila, installation, 2015. Photograph: Veera Pekkinen

Public Paper # Vallila

Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, April 22, 2015 – May 13, 2015

Artists Johannes Heikkilä, Anne-Mari Huttunen, Inma Herrera, Jayson Rohde, Kristian Jalava, Sanna Kumpulainen, Janna Jirkova and Harriina Räinä with curators Mia Kivinen, Katariina Timonen, Maria Savela, Ville Laaksonen, Ulla Pitkänen and Anastasia Isakova.

Idea and general curating by PONTUS KYANDER.

 

Laboratory of Hearing, 2015. Courtesy: Academy of Fine Arts; photograph: Petri Summanen

Laboratory of Hearing

Exhibition Laboratory, Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, February 13, 2015 – April 12, 2015

Younes Baba Ali, Caroline Basset, Florent Caron Darras, Monika Czyzyk, Mark Fell, Tommi Grönlund & Petteri Nisunen, Tuukka Haapakorpi, Russell Haswell, Jean-Louis Huhta, Henrik Heinonen, Hou Hanru, Bengt Johansson, Reijo Jyrkiäinen, Minna Kallinen, Erkki Kurenniemi, Antti Kytömäki, Alejandro Montes De Oca, Josué Moreno Prieto, Seppo Mustonen, Hamza Nasraoui aka Dawan, Katri Nironen, Alejandro Olarte, El-Mahdi Rezoug aka El Mahdy Jr, Kati Roover.

Curated and directed by BARBARA VANDERLINDEN.

 

Timo Vaittinen, Kalevatron, Light Art Installation, Lappeenranta Water Tower, 2013.
Courtesy: YLE; photograph: Marjut Raunio

HEIMO

Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, 2013

Artists Petri Ala-Maunus, Heta Kutchka, Meiju Niskala, Hans-Peter Schütt, Minna Suoniemi, Eero Yli-Vakkuri and Timo Vaittinen with local residents in Helsinki, Kemi, Lahti, Lappeenranta, Outokumpu and Turku.

Project team: KATI KIVINEN, HETA KUCHKA, VEERA PEKKINEN, MINNA RAITMAA, ARTO SIVONEN and JONNA STRANDBERG. Produced by VEERA PEKKINEN.