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Eija-Liisa Ahtila

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Biography

Eija-Liisa Ahtila (works and lives in Helsinki) is a contemporary visual artist and filmmaker. She has long been considered a master of the cinematic installation form. Her work is conceptually organized around the construction of image, language, narrative, and space, and she has often probed individual identity and the boundaries of the subject in relation to the external world. Using the visual language of cinema, Ahtila presents large-scale installations with multiple channel projections on multiple screen constructions. These viewing conditions, with their simultaneously charged vantage points, break the tradition of cinematic perspective and construct an experience of several co-existing times and spaces for being. 

Eija-Liisa Ahtila experiments with narrative storytelling in her cinematic installations and films. In her earlier works, she has dealt with the unsettling human dramas at the centre of personal relationships – teenage sexuality, family relations, mental disintegration and death. Her later works, however, deal with more profound and basic artistic questions where she investigates the processes of perception and attribution of meaning, at times in the light of larger cultural and existential thematics like colonialism, faith and posthumanism. – The artist encourages us to explore how the anthropocentric medium of film might enable us to narrate the very life of the planet – as well as our own with our fellow beings – at this critical moment. The starting point for many of her recent works and research has for instance been the eco-cinematic question: how and with what kind of technology, drama and expressive devices can we build the image of our world in this present moment of ecological crisis?

Eija-Liisa Ahtila has studied at the University of California, Los Angeles; the American Film Institute, Los Angeles; the London College of Printing and the University of Helsinki. 

Her works have been exhibited in solo shows throughout all continents, including at: Guggenheim, Bilbao; Tate Modern, London, UK; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Kiasma - Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland; Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden; Jeu de Paume, Paris, France; K21, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany; Dallas Museum of Art, Texas; Dundee Contemporary Arts, Scotland; Kunsthalle Zurich, Switzerland; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Neu National Gallery, Berlin, Germany; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois; Australian Centre for the Moving Image; Melbourne, Australia; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, A Coruña, Spain; Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; Carré d'Art – Musée d'art contemporain de Nîmes, France; Serlachius Museum, Mänttä, Finland; Oi Futuro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, Mexico; Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel; Parasol Unit, London, UK; DHC/ART Fondation pour l'art contemporain, Montreal, Canada.

Eija-Liisa Ahtila has also participated in numerous international art exhibitions such as the Venice Biennale (2005 and 1999); Documenta 11 (2002), Manifesta (1998), Bienal de São Paulo (2008) and will be part of the upcoming Sydney Biennial (2018 and 2002).  Her works have also been included in numerous international group exhibitions at SFMoMA, San Francisco, California; Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC; National Center for Contemporary Arts, Moscow, Russia; National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan; La Caixa Forum, Barcelona, Spain; Garage Museum of Contemporary Art; S.M.A.K., the Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art – Ghent, Belgium; MIT List Visual Arts Center - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachussets; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany; MOCA - Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia; Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany, among others.

Her films and retrospectives have been screened in many major festivals including Berlin, Sundance, Venice, London, Rotterdam, Oberhausen, among others, and shown in Museums’ cinemas such as MoMA, Tate Modern and Centre Pompidou. In 2011, she was appointed to the main jury of the Venice Film Festival and in 2013 she was the chairwoman of the jury in FID Marseille.

Eija-Liisa Ahtila has been honored with numerous art and film prizes over the past three decades that include, most recently, becoming an Academician of Arts in Finland (2009); as well as: Honorary Mention, Venice Biennale, Italy (1999); Vincent van Gogh Award for Contemporary Art in Europe, The Netherlands (2000); Artes Mundi, Wales International Visual Arts Prize, Cardiff, Wales (2006); The Prince Eugen Medal for Outstanding Artistic Achievement, Sweden (2009).

Her works are included in major public and private contemporary art collections throughout the world. 

Detailed information on Eija-Lisa Ahtila’s works can be found at eija-liisaahtila.com

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EDUCATION


1994 - 1995 UCLA, Certificate Program, Film, TV, Theater and Multimedia Studies, Los Angeles, USA
1994 - 1995 American Film Institute, Advanced Technology Program - Special courses, Los Angeles, USA
1990 - 1991 London College of Printing, School of Media and Management, Film and Video Department, UK
1981 - 1984 Independent Art School, Helsinki, Finland
1980 - 1985 Helsinki University, Faculty of Law, Helsinki, Finland

POSITIONS (Selection)


2013 > Member of the Board of the Central Arts Council, Representative of Art & Film, Helsinki, Finland 
2013 FID Marseille, Chairwoman of the Jury, Marseille, France
2011 Venice Film Festival, Member of the Golden Lion Jury, Venice, Italy
2009 Title of Academician, Helsinki, Finland 
2008 - 2010 Academy of Fine Arts / Professor of Moving Image, Helsinki, Finland 
2001 - 2003 Member of the National Council of Cinema, Helsinki, Finland 

AWARDS (Selection)


2013
Main Prize, Art Lab category, Festival Internazionale del Cinema d’Arte, Milan, Italy  (THE ANNUNCIATION)

2012
Arte Award for Best European Film, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany  (THE ANNUNCIATION)

2009
Title of Academician of Art, presented by the President of Finland, Helsinki, Finland

2008
The Prince Eugen Medal for outstanding artistic achievement, presented by the King of Sweden, Stockholm, Sweden 

2006
Artes Mundi, Wales International Visual Arts Prize, Cardiff, UK

2005
Pro Finlandia Medal, Order of the Lion of Finland, Helsinki, Finland

2002
Great Prize Fiction, Vila do Conde International Short Film Festival, Portugal (LOVE IS A TREASURE)
Best Fiction Prize, Kettupäivät Film Festival, Helsinki, Finland (LOVE IS A TREASURE)
Quality Production Award, National Council for Audiovisual Arts, Helsinki, Finland

2000
The Vincent van Gogh Bi-annual Award for Contemporary Art in Europe, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Coutts Contemporary Art Foundation Award, Zurich, Switzerland
Best Nordic Short Film, Nordisk Panorama, Bergen, Norway (CONSOLATION SERVICE)
Main Prize, National Competition, Tampere International Short Film Festival, Finland (CONSOLATION SERVICE)
Quality Production Award, National Council for Audiovisual Arts, Helsinki, Finland

1999
Honorary Mention, 48th Venice Biennale, Italy (CONSOLATION SERVICE)
Quality Production Award, National Council for Audiovisual Arts, Helsinki, Finland

1998   
Edstrand Art Prize, Malmö, Sweden
International Competition Film Award, VIPER International Festival for Film and New Media, Basel, Switzerland (TODAY)
Bonn Videonale, WDR Prize for female artist, Bonn, Germany (TODAY)

1997          
Jury's Honorary Mention, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany (TODAY)
National Competition, Main Prize, Tampere International Short Film Festival, Finland (TODAY)
AVEK -award for important achievements in the field of audio-visual culture, Helsinki, Finland
International Competition Film Award, VIPER International Festival for Film and New Media, Basel, Switzerland (IF 6 WAS 9)

1993
Quality Production Award, National Council for Audiovisual Arts, Helsinki, Finland

1990
Young Artist of the Year Award, Tampere, Finland

EXHIBITIONS (Solo & Group – Selection)


2017
Studies on the Ecology of Drama, AUSTRALIAN CENTRE FOR THE MOVING IMAGE, Melbourne, Australia - STUDIES ON THE ECOLOGY OF DRAMA
Eija-Liisa Ahtila - Ecologies of Drama, SALON DAHLMANN, Berlin, Germany - SEVERAL WORKS
Ecologías del Drama, MAC - MUSEO DE ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO, Coruña, Spain - SEVERAL WORKS
Studies on the Ecology of Drama, MARIAN GOODMAN GALLERY, New York, USA - STUDIES ON THE ECOLOGY OF DRAMA
GROUP:
You&I, A4 ARTS FOUNDATION, Cape Town, South Africa - FISHERMEN (ETUDES, NO 1)
Doubles, Dobros, Pliegues, Pares, Twins, Mitades, THE WAREHOUSE, Dallas, USA - THE HOUSE
Luther and the Avant-Garde, FORMER PRISON OF WITTENBERG, Wittenberg, Germany - THE ANNUNCIATION
Vulgata, KULTURZENTRUM BEI DEN MINORITEN, Graz, Austria - THE ANNUNCIATION
Dreamaholic, WESERBURG MUSEUM FÜR MODERNE KUNST, Bremen, Germany - SCENOGRAPHER’S MIND

2016
Eija-Liisa Ahtila: The Annunciation, GUGGENHEIM BILBAO, Bilbao, Spain - THE ANNUNCIATION
GROUP:
The Possibility to be Different, NATIONAL CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS, NCCA, Moscow, Russia - ME/WE, OKAY, GRAY
Wasted Time, FERENCZY MUSEUM CENTER, Szentendre, Hungary - THE PRESENT
Invisible Adversaries, HESSEL MUSEUM OF ART, Annandale-On-Hudson, USA - THE PRESENT
Collected by Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner, CENTRE POMPIDOU, Paris, France - SEVERAL WORKS
Another North, SCANDINAVIA HOUSE, New York, USA - HORIZONTAL
Natureculture, OSL CONTEMPORARY ART, Oslo, Norway - THE HOUR OF PRAYER

2015
Eija-Liisa Ahtila: Ecologies of Drama, ALBRIGHT-KNOX ART GALLERY, Buffalo, USA - SEVERAL WORKS
Eija-Liisa Ahtila, HÄMEENLINNA ART MUSEUM, Hämeenlinna, Finland - SEVERAL WORKS
Eija-Liisa Ahtila, OI FUTURO FLAMENGO, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - SEVERAL WORKS
GROUP:
The Problem of God, K21 KUNSTSAMMLUNG NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN, Düsseldorf, Germany - THE ANNUNCIATION

2014
Sculpture 21st: Eija-Liisa Ahtila, LEHMBRUCK MUSEUM, Duisburg, Germany - HORIZONTAL
Eija-Liisa Ahtila, GALLERI CHARLOTTE LUND, Stockholm, Sweden - STUDIES ON THE ECOLOGY OF DRAMA
Tutkimuksia draaman ekologiasta, SERLACHIUS MUSEUM, Mänttä, Finland - STUDIES ON THE ECOLOGY OF DRAMA
Eija-Liisa Ahtila: Horizontal, THE ISRAEL MUSEUM, Jerusalem, Israel - HORIZONTAL
GROUP:
Touch, EMMA, Espoo, Finland - HORIZONTAL
Menagerie, ACCA, Melbourne, Australia - THE HOUR OF PRAYER
Days of Endless Time, HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Washington, DC, USA - HORIZONTAL
Story Time: Or Was It?, TEL AVIV MUSEUM OF ART, Tel Aviv, Israel - THE ANNUNCIATION
The Illusion of Light, PALAZZO GRASSI, Venice, Italy - ANNE, AKI AND GOD
Projections, GALERIE ESTHER DONATZ, Munich, Germany - ME/WE, OKAY, GRAY

2013
Eija-Liisa Ahtila: Olentoja (Creatures), THE DAVIS MUSEUM, Wellesley College, Wellesley, USA - SEVERAL WORKS
Parallel Worlds, KIASMA, Helsinki, Finland - SEVERAL WORKS
GROUP:
Rushgrove House Project, RUSHGROVE HOUSE, London, UK - GROUND CONTROL
Making Space. 40 years of Video Art, MUSÉE CANTONAL DES BEAUX-ARTS, Lausanne, Switzerland - THE HOUSE
5th Moscow Biennale, MANEGE, Moscow, Russia - SEVERAL WORKS
Mécaniques des Fluides, GALERIE CECILE HAKHOURY ABIDJAN, Abidjan, Ivory Coast - FISHERMEN
Unlimited, ART BASEL, Basel, Switzerland - HORIZONTAL
HEIMSUCHUNG - Uncanny Spaces in Contemporary Art, KUNSTMUSEUM BONN, Bonn, Germany - THE WIND
Paisajes 1969-2013, MUSEO DEL PALACIO DE BELLAS ARTES, Mexico City, Mexico - HORIZONTAL
Nordic Outbreak, DAG HAMMARSKJOLD PLAZA, New York, USA - FISHERMEN
Parkett - 220 Artists’ Editions & Collaborations since 1984 +5, TAIPEI FINE ARTS MUSEUM, Taipei, Taiwan - VEIL OF IGNORANCE
Nordic Outbreak, STREAMING MUSEUM, Reykjavik, Iceland - FISHERMEN
What We See, THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART, Osaka, Japan - THE ANNUNCIATION
Retours de Mer, MUSÉE DES BEAUX-ARTS, Dunkerque, France - FISHERMEN
Play - Aesthetics of Technology, HELSINKI CITY ART MUSEUM, Helsinki, Finland - ANNE, AKI AND GOD

2012
The Endless Renaissance – Six Solo Artist Projects, BASS MUSEUM OF ART, Miami, USA - THE ANNUNCIATION
Parallel Worlds, MUSEE CARRE D'ART, Nimes, France - SEVERAL WORKS
Eija-Liisa Ahtila, MUSEO DEL PALACIO DE BELLAS ARTES, Mexico City, Mexico - SEVERAL WORKS
Arte-award for Best European Film, INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OBERHAUSEN, Oberhausen, Germany - THE ANNUNCIATION
Eija-Liisa Ahtila: The Annunciation, UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Amherst, USA - THE ANNUNCIATION
Parallel Worlds, MODERNA MUSEET, Stockholm, Sweden - SEVERAL WORKS
Eija-Liisa Ahtila: The Hour of Prayer, GALERÍA LA FABRICA, Madrid, Spain - SEVERAL WORKS
GROUP:
What to Think. What to Desire. What to Do., LA CAIXA FORUM, Barcelona, Spain - HORIZONTAL
The Desire for Freedom. Art in Europe since 1945, DEUTSCHES HISTORICHES MUSEUM, Berlin, Germany - THE HOUSE SCULPTURES: TENT HOUSE
Telling Everything, Not Knowing How, CA2M, Madrid, Spain - THE HOUSE
Again and Again and Again... - Repetitive Actions and Serial Formats, VANCOUVER ART GALLERY, Vancouver, Canada - ASSISTANT SERIES: LAUGH
Inside A Book A House of Gold: Artists’ Editions for Parkett, UCCA, Beijing, China - VEIL OF IGNORANCE
MUMO - Musée Mobile, MUMO - MUSÉE MOBILE, Dakar, Senegal - COMPANIONS
MUMO - Musée Mobile, Voyage en Afrique, MUMO - MUSÉE MOBILE, Douala, Cameroon, Abidjan / Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire - COMPANIONS
The First Kyiv international biennale ARSENALE 2012, MYSTETSKYI ARSENAL, Kiev, Ukraine - THE ANNUNCIATION
Cave Parables - Finnish Contemporary Art and Pictures of the Times, RETRETTI ART CENTRE, Punkaharju, Finland - FISHERMEN
Big Picture III (Szenen / Figuren), K21 KUNSTSAMMLUNG NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN, Düsseldorf, Germany - THE HOUSE
The Angels of Klee, ZENTRUM PAUL KLEE, Bern, Switzerland - THE ANNUNCIATION
Art Basel - Miami 2012, ART BASEL, Miami, USA - FISHERMEN

2011
Eija-Liisa Ahtila, MARIAN GOODMAN GALLERY, New York, USA - SEVERAL WORKS
Eija-Liisa Ahtila, SØRLANDETS KUNSTMUSEUM, Kristiansand, Norway - WHERE IS WHERE?
ARS11 in collaboration with KIasma Museum of Contemporary Art & Turku 2011, LOGOMO, Turku, Finland - WHERE IS WHERE?
GROUP:
MUMO - Musée Mobile, Du Nord au Sud, MUMO - MUSÉE MOBILE, Saint Venant / Vielle Chapelle / Grand Laviers / Paris / La Guéroulde / Vierzon / Avallon / Ladoix Serrigny / Arc-et-Sanans / Vesoul / Chapelle d’Huin / Poligny / Commentry / Jussac / Beaumont du Lac / Valence / Joyeuse / Carderousée / Vaison la Romaine / Apt / Marseille, France – COMPANIONS
MUMO - Musée Mobile, MUMO - MUSÉE MOBILE, Paris, France - COMPANIONS
Personal Tempest, UH GALLERIES, Hatfield, UK - SCENOGRAPHER’S MIND
Eija-Liisa Ahtila: The House, THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, Chicago, USA - THE HOUSE
Personal Tempest, SOUTH SQUARE GALLERY, Thornton, UK - SCENOGRAPHER’S MIND
Personal Tempest, THE BRONTË PATRONAGE MUSEUM, Haworth, UK - SCENOGRAPHER’S MIND
Personal Tempest, DIE NEUE GALERIE, Innsbruck, Austria - SCENOGRAPHER’S MIND
KulttuuriKauppilan kesänäyttely, TAIDEKESKUS KULTTUURIKAUPPILA, Ii, Finland - CONSOLATION SERVICE
Expanded Art/Expanded Cinema, MOSCOW MUSEUM OF MODERN ART/GARAGE CENTER OF
CONTEMPORARY CULTURE, Moscow, Russia - WHERE IS WHERE?
The Last First Decade, ELLIPSE FOUNDATION, Cascais, Portugal - WHERE IS WHERE?
Blockbuster: Cine para exhibiciones, MUAC, Mexico City, Mexico - THE WIND
Blockbuster: Cine para exhibiciones, MARCO, Monterrey, Mexico - THE WIND

2010
Eija-Liisa Ahtila, GALLERIA HEINO, Helsinki, Finland - THE ANNUNCIATION
Eija-Liisa Ahtila, MARIAN GOODMAN GALLERY, Paris, France - THE ANNUNCIATION
Eija-Liisa Ahtila, PARASOL UNIT, London, UK - SEVERAL WORKS
Eija-Liisa Ahtila, DHC/ART FOUNDATION, Montreal, Canada - SEVERAL WORKS
GROUP:
200 Artworks - 25 Years, Artists’ Editions for Parkett, SEOUL ARTS CENTER HANGARAM MUSEUM, Seoul, South Korea - VEIL OF IGNORANCE
Eija-Liisa Ahtila Fishermen (Études no 1), MICHAEL STEVENSON GALLERY, Cape Town, South Africa - FISHERMEN
Limbicus, BÒLIT CENTRE D’ART CONTEMPORANI, Girona, Spain - THE WIND
Villa Karo 10 years, KUNSTHALLE HELSINKI, Helsinki, Finland - FISHERMEN
200 Artworks - 25 Years, Artists’ Editions for Parkett, SINGAPORE TYLER PRINT INSTITUTE, Singapore - VEIL OF IGNORANCE
Biennale Cuvee 10, OK CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, Linz, Austria - WHERE IS WHERE?
Body & Soul, ART BASEL AT MIAMI BEACH, Miami beach, USA - FISHERMEN
Brave New World, MUSÉE D’ART MODERNE GRAND-DUC JEAN (MUDAM), Luxembourg, Luxembourg - THE HOUSE
Trä, VIRSERUM KONSTHALL, Virserum, Sweden - SCENOGRAPHER’S MIND
Everything is going to be alright, KUMU, Tallinn, Estonia - THE HOUSE
Limbicus, BÒLIT - LA RAMBLA, Girona, Spain - THE HOUSE
Hareng Saur: Ensor and Contemporary Art, S.M.A.K., Gent, Belgium - THE HOUSE

2009
Eija-Liisa Ahtila, TEMPLE BAR GALLERY, Dublin, Ireland - THE PRESENT
Eija-Liisa Ahtila, MUSEUM OF MODERN ART AALBORG, Aalborg, Denmark - SEVERAL WORKS
Eija-Liisa Ahtila, VOID, Derry, Ireland - SEVERAL WORKS
GROUP:
Cocker Spaniel and Other Tools for International Understanding, KUNSTHALLE ZU KIEL, Kiel, Germany - DOG BITES
The Dwelling, ACCA, Melbourne, Australia - THE HOUSE
Performance/Art, DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART, Dallas, USA - THE HOUSE
The Moving Image: Scan To Screen, Pixel To Projection (Part II), OCMA, Newport Beach, USA - THE PRESENT
The Delight of Collecting, KUNST MERAN, Merano, Italy - SEVERAL WORKS
Cocker Spaniel and Other Tools for International Understanding, BLICKLE-STIFTUNG, Kraichtal, Germany - DOG BITES
200 Artworks - 25 Years - Artists’ Editions for Parkett, 21ST CENTURY MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Kanazawa, Japan - VEIL OF IGNORANCE
Contour Biennale 2009, MECHELEN, Mechelen, Belgium - WHERE IS WHERE?
Northwave, SCUOLA DEI CALEGHERI, Venice, Italy - FISHERMEN
Elles@Pompidou, CENTRE POMPIDOU, Paris, France - THE WIND
The Moving Image: Scan To Screen, Pixel To Projection (Part I), OCMA, Newport Beach, USA - THE PRESENT
Tracking Traces..., KIASMA, Helsinki, Finland - TODAY
Sounds and Visions, TEL AVIV MUSEUM OF ART, Tel Aviv, Israel - THE HOUSE
Live art / levende scene, KUNSTNERNES HUS, Oslo, Norway - FISHERMEN
Becoming Animal, Becoming Human, NGBK, Berlin, Germany - DOG BITES

2008
Eija-Liisa Ahtila: The Present, MULTIMEDIA CENTER KIBLA, Maribor, Slovenia - THE PRESENT
Eija-Liisa Ahtila, K21 KUNSTSAMMLUNG, Düsseldorf, Germany - SEVERAL WORKS
Eija-Liisa Ahtila, TRANZITDISPLAY, Prague, Czech Republic - SEVERAL WORKS
Eija-Liisa Ahtila: Where is Where?, MARIAN GOODMAN GALLERY, New York, USA - SEVERAL WORKS
Focus2: Eija-Liisa Ahtila Exhibition, MARUGAME GENICHIRO-INOKUMA MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Kagawa, Japan - SEVERAL WORKS
Eija-Liisa Ahtila, JEU DE PAUME, Paris, France - SEVERAL WORKS
GROUP:
11th Cairo Biennial, Giza, Egypt - WHERE IS WHERE?
Disturbance, JOHANNESBURG ART GALLERY, Johannesburg, South Africa - THE PRESENT
In Living Contact, 28TH BIENAL DE SÃO PAULO, São Paulo, Brazil - SEVERAL WORKS
Listen Darling...The World is Yours, ELLIPSE FOUNDATION ART CENTRE, Alcoitão, Portugal - WHERE IS WHERE?
The Bearable Lightness of Being, Exhibition of Architecture - La Biennale di Venezia, PALAZZO PESARO PAPAFAVA, Venice, Italy - SEVERAL WORKS
25 Years Prize of the Kunstverein Hannover - Studio Stipend Villa Minimo, KUNSTVEREIN HANNOVER, Hannover, Germany - ME/WE, OKAY, GRAY
Sixth Setting, HOVIART, ANTTOLANHOVI, Anttola, Finland - FISHERMEN
Risk Zones, LA CAIXA FORUM, Barcelona, Spain - CONSOLATION SERVICE

2007
Private Stories - Sensory Surroundings, GALERIA STARY BROWAR, Poznan, Poland - SEVERAL WORKS
Eija-Liisa Ahtila, GL STRAND, Copenhagen, Denmark - SEVERAL WORKS
Eija-Liisa Ahtila, NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA, Ottawa, Canada - THE HOUR OF PRAYER
GROUP:
Unidentified Emotions, ART STATEMENTS GALLERY, Hong Kong, China - ME/WE, OKAY, GRAY
Sounding the Subject, MIT / THE LIST VISUAL ARTS CENTER, Cambridge, USA - THE HOUSE
Views from the Bosphorus, ISTANBUL MODERN, Istanbul, Turkey - IF 6 WAS 9
Moving Portraits, ESPOO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, Espoo, Finland - THE HOUR OF PRAYER
The Monique Zajfen Collection, STEDELIJK MUSEUM CS, Amsterdam, Netherlands - THE PRESENT
Auto Emotion, THE POWER PLANT CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY, Toronto, Canada - THE PRESENT
Love, Think and Resist, ARTIUM, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain - CONSOLATION SERVICE
L'oeil-Écran ou la Nouvelle Image, CASINO LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg, Luxembourg - ME/WE, OKAY, GRAY
Eija-Liisa Ahtila: The Hour of Prayer, MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO, San Diego, USA - THE HOUR OF PRAYER
Pensar, amar y resistir, LA LONJA, Zaragoza, Spain - CONSOLATION SERVICE
30/40, MARIAN GOODMAN GALLERY, New York, USA - ME/WE, OKAY, GRAY
Ambush, THE BUSHWICK STAR, New York, USA - THE HOUR OF PRAYER

2006
Eija-Liisa Ahtila, The Hour of Prayer, TWO ROOMS, Auckland, New Zealand - THE HOUR OF PRAYER
Eija-Liisa Ahtila: The Wind, MoMA, MUSEUM OF MODERN ART / MEDIA SPACE, New York, USA - THE WIND
Boundaries in Motion, MARCO, MUSEO DE ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO DE MONTERREY, Nuevo Leon, Mexico - SEVERAL WORKS
The Hour of Prayer, MARIAN GOODMAN GALLERY, New York, USA - THE HOUR OF PRAYER
Billboard Vision Project, work on four billboards in Tokyo Shibuya, SHIBUYA, Tokyo, Japan - GROUND CONTROL
GROUP:
Dreamlands Burn, MUCSARNOK KUNSTHALLE, Budapest, Hungary - CONSOLATION SERVICE
1st Architecture, Art and Landscape Biennial of the Canaries, CONVENTO DE SANTO DOMINGO, San Cristobal de La Laguna, Spain - THE HOUR OF PRAYER
Wrestle, CCS BARD HESSEL MUSEUM, Annandale-On-Hudson, USA - THE PRESENT
Beyond Cinema: The Art of Projection, NATIONALGALERIE IM HAMBURGER BAHNHOF, MUSEUM FÜR GEGENWART, Berlin, Germany - CONSOLATION SERVICE
Archaeology of Reality, CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER, Riga, Latvia - THE PRESENT
Tomma Abts, Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Tania Bruguera, Isa Genzken, KUNSTHALLE ZU KIEL, Kiel, Germany - THE PRESENT
To See the World, to Feel with your Eyes, LOFOTEN INTERNATIONAL ART FESTIVAL, Svolvær, Norway - THE HOUR OF PRAYER
Short History of Performance, WHITECHAPEL ART GALLERY, London, UK - TODAY
Breaking the Ice, Zeitgenössische Kunst Aus Finnland, KUNSTMUSEUM BONN, Bonn, Germany - THE PRESENT
Bent: Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Scandinavian Art, SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, San Francisco, USA - THE PRESENT
Girls’ Night Out, BLAFFER GALLERY, UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON, Houston, USA - THE PRESENT
L’art d’une vie, hommage à Roger Pailhas, MUSÉE D’ART CONTEMPORAIN MARSEILLE, Marseille, France - IF 6 WAS 9
Margulies Collection, THE WAREHOUSE, Miami, USA - THE HOUR OF PRAYER
Art’Fab Women of Europe, ESPACE DES LICES, Saint-Tropez, France - SCENOGRAPHER’S MIND

2005
GROUP:
Night Sites, KUNSTVEREIN HANNOVER, Hannover, Germany - THE WIND
Ecstasy, MOCA, THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Los Angeles, USA - THE HOUSE
Time Bandits, RÅHUSET, Copenhagen, Denmark - ME/WE, OKAY, GRAY
10th Anniversary Exhibition, BEACONSFIELD, London, UK - GROUND CONTROL
50 Years Documenta, KUNSTHALLE FRIDERICIANUM, Kassel, Germany - THE HOUSE
Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen 2005, K21, Düsseldorf, Germany - SEVERAL WORKS
XXXXXI La Biennale Di Venezia, THE ITALIAN PAVILION, Venice, Italy - THE HOUR OF PRAYER
The World is a Stage: Stories behind Pictures, MORI ART MUSEUM, Tokyo, Japan - SEVERAL WORKS
Munch Revisited – Edvard Munch and the Art of Today, KUNSTHALLE DORTMUND, Dortmund, Germany - THE HOUSE
Girls’ Night Out, ADDISON GALLERY, Andover, USA - THE PRESENT

2004
Intention to Fail, BERKELEY ART MUSEUM, Berkeley, USA - SEVERAL WORKS
Eija-Liisa Ahtila: The House, KLEMENS GASSER & TANJA GRUNERT, New York, USA - SEVERAL WORKS
GROUP:
Mann und Frau Intim, GALERIE IM KUNSTHAUS ERFURT, Erfurt, Germany - CONSOLATION SERVICE
Kunsthaus Zurich presents Parkett - 20 Years of Artists’ Collaborations, KUNSTHAUS, Zürich, Switzerland - VEIL OF IGNORANCE
Contemporary Visions Photographs and videos from Helga de Alvear’s collection, WÄINÖ AALTONEN MUSEUM OF ART, Turku, Finland - SCENOGRAPHER’S MIND
The Friedrich Christian Flick Collection, HAMBURGER BAHNHOF, Berlin, Germany - SEVERAL WORKS
Eyelids and Lips, ANTIGUA FÁBRICA DE TABACOS, Madrid, Spain - THE PRESENT
X – Wohnungen, MÄRKISCHES VIERTEL, Berlin, Germany - THE PRESENT
Busan Biennale 2004 / Point of Contact, BUSAN METROPOLITAN ART MUSEUM, Busan, South Korea - THE PRESENT
Plug In, FUTURA, Prague, Czech Republic - THE PRESENT
Identity 2, NICHIDO CONTEMPORARY ART, Tokyo, Japan - SCENOGRAPHER’S MIND
Berlin North, HAMBURGER BAHNHOF, Berlin, Germany - THE HOUSE
Dream Extensions, SMAK, THE MUNICIPAL MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART - GENT, Gent, Belgium - THE WIND

2003
Eija-Liisa Ahtila, MUSEION, Bolzano, Italy - SEVERAL WORKS
Eija-Liisa Ahtila: Talo/The House, DALLAS MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Dallas, USA - THE HOUSE
Fantasized Persons and Taped Conversations, TOKYO OPERA CITY ART GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan - SEVERAL WORKS
Eija-Liisa Ahtila, DE APPEL AMSTERDAM, Amsterdam, Netherlands - SEVERAL WORKS
GROUP:
Future Cinema, ICC, Tokyo, Japan - CONSOLATION SERVICE
World Rush_4, NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIA, Melbourne, Australia - THE HOUSE
Remind, KUNSTHAUS BREGENZ, Bregenz, Austria - THE HOUSE
OUTLOOK International Art Exhibition, Athens, Greece - THE WIND
Girls Night Out, ORANGE COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART, Newport Beach, USA - THE PRESENT
Festival Internacional de Curtas Metragens, Vila Do Conde, Portugal - THE WIND
Future Cinema, KIASMA MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Helsinki, Finland - THE HOUSE
Girls Don’t Cry, PARCO MUSEUM, Tokyo, Japan - THE PRESENT
Reel Sculpture, SFMOMA, San Francisco, USA - THE PRESENT
Women 2003, BILLBOARDS, Copenhagen, Denmark - THE HOUSE
Women 2003, BILLBOARDS, Malmö, Sweden - THE HOUSE
Transparente, CENTRO NAZIONALE PER LE ARTI CONTEMPORANEE, Rome, Italy - THE HOUSE
MICROPOLITICS Art and the Quotidian: 2001-1968 (Part I), EACC, Castello, Spain - THE PRESENT
Knowing Looks, CGAC, Santiago de Compostela, Spain - ASSISTANT SERIES
Fast Forward, MEDIA ART SAMMLUNG GOETZ, ZKM ZENTRUM FÜR KUNST UND MEDIENTECHNOLOGIE,
Karlsruhe, Germany - THE WIND
Away from Home, WEXNER CENTER FOR THE ARTS, THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, Ohio, USA - CONSOLATION SERVICE
Home Sweet Home, AARHUS KUNSTMUSEUM, Århus, Denmark - THE WIND

2002
Real Characters, Invented Worlds, DCA, Dundee, UK - SEVERAL WORKS
Eija-Liisa Ahtila, GALERIE MARIAN GOODMAN, Paris, France - SEVERAL WORKS
Fantasized Persons and Taped Conversations, ZÜRICH KUNSTHALLE, Zürich, Switzerland - SEVERAL WORKS
Fantasized Persons and Taped Conversations, TATE MODERN, London, UK - SEVERAL WORKS
Fantasized Persons and Taped Conversations, KIASMA - MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Helsinki, Finland - SEVERAL WORKS
Eija-Liisa Ahtila, KLEMENS GASSER & TANJA GRUNERT INC., New York, USA - SEVERAL WORKS
GROUP:
Future Cinema, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany - CONSOLATION SERVICE
Truth Be Told, YOKOHAMA PORTSIDE GALLERY, Yokohama, Japan - CONSOLATION SERVICE
Eight Nordic Stories, CGAC, Santiago de Compostela, Spain - THE PRESENT
SUBREEL, MAC - MUSÉE D ART CONTEMPORAIN, Marseille, France - CONSOLATION SERVICE
DOCUMENTA 11, Kassel, Germany - THE HOUSE
Biennale of Sydney, ARTSPACE, Sydney, Australia - THE PRESENT
Beyond Paradise, THE NATIONAL GALLERY, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - THE PRESENT
ATTACHMENT+, KUNSTHALLE LOPHEM, Brugge, Belgium - CONSOLATION SERVICE
Beyond Paradise, BANGKOK NATIONAL GALLERY, Bangkok, Thailand - THE PRESENT
Boreales Festival, FRAC, Caen, France - SEVERAL WORKS
Impakt Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands - THE PRESENT
Never Ending Stories, HAUS DER KUNST, Munich, Germany - CONSOLATION SERVICE
VideoWorks, KUNSTNERNES HUS, Oslo, Norway - THE PRESENT
Mäntän Kuvataideviikot, Mänttä, Finland - THE PRESENT

2001
Eija-Liisa Ahtila: Consolation Service, ART GALLERY OF WINDSOR, Windsor, Canada - CONSOLATION SERVICE
Eija-Liisa Ahtila, CHARLES H. SCOTT GALLERY, Vancouver, Canada - SEVERAL WORKS
GROUP:
The Beauty of Intimacy, KUNSTRAUM INNSBRUCK, Innsbruck, Austria - CASTING PORTRAITS
Inner Health. The person in the mirror of contemporary video art, KUNSTMUSEUM LIECHTENSTEIN, Vaduz, Liechtenstein - TODAY
…troubler l’écho du temps, MUSÉE ART CONTEMPORAIN, Lyon, France - ME/WE, OKAY, GRAY
Surface and Whirlpools, BORÅS KONSTMUSEUM, Borås, Sweden - CONSOLATION SERVICE
Media City Festival, ARTCITE INC., Windsor, Canada - SEVERAL WORKS
INTERFERENZE Nordic Countries, PALAZZO DELLE PAPESSE, Siena, Italy - ME/WE, OKAY, GRAY
Recent acquisitions of the Van Abbemuseum, ATHENS SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS, Athens, Greece - CASTING PORTRAITS
Wechselstrom, SAMMLUNG HAUSER UND WIRTH, St. Gallen, Switzerland - ASSISTANT SERIES
The Uncertain, GALERÍA PEPE COBO, Sevilla, Spain - CASTING PORTRAITS
Screens and projectors, LA CAIXA, Barcelona, Spain - ANNE, AKI AND GOD
Enduring Love, GASSER & GRUNERT INC., New York, USA - ASSISTANT SERIES
Blick nach vorn, MUSEUM ABTEIBERG, Mönchengladbach, Germany - ASSISTANT SERIES

2000
Eija-Liisa Ahtila, NEUE NATIONALGALERIE, Berlin, Germany - SEVERAL WORKS
Eija-Liisa Ahtila, KLEMENS GASSER & TANJA GRUNERT, New York, USA - SEVERAL WORKS
Eija-Liisa Ahtila: Consolation Service, GALERIE INDEX, Stockholm, Sweden - CONSOLATION SERVICE
GROUP:
Medi@terra, HELLENIC-AMERICAN UNION, Athens, Greece - ME/WE, OKAY, GRAY
Eija-Liisa Ahtila and Ann-Sofi Sidén, CONTEMPORARY ARTS MUSEUM, Houston, USA - CONSOLATION SERVICE
Norden, KUNSTHALLE VIENNA, Vienna, Austria - TODAY
Amateur/Eldsjäl, GÖTEBORG KONSTMUSEUM, Göteborg, Sweden - ANNE, AKI AND GOD
Video via Venice, INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Boston, USA - SEVERAL WORKS
Man and Space, 3RD GWANGJU BIENNALE, Gwangju, South Korea - IF 6 WAS 9
Organising Freedom, MODERNA MUSEET, Stockholm, Sweden - ANNE, AKI AND GOD
Zona F, ESPAI D'ART CONTEMPORANI, Castello, Spain - ME/WE, OKAY, GRAY
Organizing Freedom, KUNSTHAL CHARLOTTENBURG, Copenhagen, Denmark - ANNE, AKI AND GOD
Viva Scanland, CATALYST ARTS, Belfast, UK - ME/WE, OKAY, GRAY
Impakt, NEW MEDIA & EXPERIMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL, Utrecht, Netherlands - CONSOLATION SERVICE

1999
Eija-Liisa Ahtila: Consolation Service, SALZBURGER KUNSTVEREIN, Salzburg, Austria - CONSOLATION SERVICE
Eija-Liisa Ahtila: Consolation Service, ANTHONY REYNOLDS GALLERY, London, UK - CONSOLATION SERVICE
Eija-Liisa Ahtila, MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Chicago, USA - SEVERAL WORKS
Eija-Liisa Ahtila: Me/We, Okay, Gray, KUNSTWERKE BERLIN, Berlin, Germany - ME/WE, OKAY, GRAY
GROUP:
Rewind to the Future, BONNER KUNSTVEREIN, Bonn, Germany - TODAY
Very Private, ART GALLERY SLOVENJ GRADEC, Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia - TODAY
Close Ups, Contemporary Art and Carl Th. Dreyer, NIKOLAJ CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER, Copenhagen, Denmark - CONSOLATION SERVICE
Eija-Liisa Ahtila: Consolation Service, LE CAPC MUSÉE D'ART CONTEMPORAIN, Bordeaux, France - CONSOLATION SERVICE
Dis.Location, HARTWARE PROJEKTE, Dortmund, Germany - TODAY
Finnish line-starting point: jeunes artistes finlandais, MUSEES DE STRASBOURG, Strasbourg, France - ANNE, AKI AND GOD
Melbourne International Biennial, Melbourne, Australia - ANNE, AKI AND GOD
Video Cult/ures, ZKM MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Karlsruhe, Germany - TODAY
Signs of Life, MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL 1999, Melbourne, Australia - ANNE, AKI AND GOD
Freizeit und Uberleben, GALERIE IM TAXISPALAIS, Innsbruck, Austria - ANNE, AKI AND GOD
Nordic Light - Nordic Scenes from the 1990's, MONTEVIDEO, MULTIMEDIA CENTER AMSTERDAM, Amsterdam, Netherlands - TODAY
The Stockholm Syndrome, Stockholm, Sweden - ME/WE, OKAY, GRAY
Horizontabschreitung, KAISER WILHELM MUSEUM, Krefeld, Germany - ME/WE, OKAY, GRAY
Kramlich Collection, SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, San Francisco, USA - ANNE, AKI AND GOD
End of Story, Venice Biennial, Honorary Mention, NORDIC PAVILLON, Venice, Italy - CONSOLATION SERVICE
Living in the present; Mois de la Photo à Montreal, THE MARCHE BONSECOURS, Montreal, Canada - ME/WE, OKAY, GRAY
Le Grand Premiere Opening Show, GALLERI NICOLAI WALLNER, Copenhagen, Denmark - CASTING PORTRAITS
Wahlverwandschaften - Elective Affinites, WIENER FESTWOCHEN, Vienna, Austria - TODAY
Spiral TV, WACOAL ART CENTER, Tokyo, Japan - TODAY
Cinema Cinema - Contemporary Art and the Cinematic Experience., STEDELIJK VAN ABBEMUSEUM, Eindhoven, Netherlands - TODAY
Gikk du glipp av nittitallet? - Videokunst, BERGEN FINE ART SOCIETY, Bergen, Norway - ME/WE, OKAY, GRAY
Künstlerwerkstatt, LOTHRINGSTRASSE, Munich, Germany - TODAY

1998
Eija-Liisa Ahtila, MUSEUM FRIDERICIANUM, Kassel, Germany - SEVERAL WORKS
Eija-Liisa Ahtila: Me/We, Okay, Gray, GALLERY ARNOLFINI, Bristol, UK - ME/WE, OKAY, GRAY
Eija-Liisa Ahtila, KUNSTHAUS GLARUS, Glarus, Switzerland - SEVERAL WORKS
Eija-Liisa Ahtila: If 6 Was 9, CENTRE POUR L'IMAGE CONTEMPORAINE, Geneve, Switzerland - IF 6 WAS 9
Eija-Liisa Ahtila: Anne, Aki and God, KLEMENS GASSER & TANJA GRUNERT, New York, USA - ANNE, AKI AND GOD
GROUP:
Manifesta 2, European biennial of contemporary art, EUROPEAN BIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Luxembourg - ANNE, AKI AND GOD
Nuit blanche, scènes nordiques : les années 1990 , MUSEE D'ART MODERNE DE LA VILLE DE PARIS, Paris, France - TODAY
Nordic Nomads, WHITE COLUMNS, New York, USA - ME/WE, OKAY, GRAY
GALLERY MOT & VAN DEN BOOGAARD, Brussels, Belgium - CASTING PORTRAITS
Medialization, EDSVIK KONST OCH KULTUR, Stockholm, Sweden - ME/WE, OKAY, GRAY
Aavan meren tällä puolen. Härom de stora haven. This side of the ocean, KIASMA - MUSEUM OF
CONTEMPORARY ART, Helsinki, Finland - ANNE, AKI AND GOD
Momentum - Nordic Festival of Contemporary Art, NORDIC FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Moss, Norway - TODAY
The King is not the Queen, ARCHIPELAGO, Stockholm, Sweden - TODAY
Unknown Adventures, STÄDTISCHE GALERIE KIEL, Kiel, Germany - ME/WE, OKAY, GRAY

1997
Eija-Liisa Ahtila, GALLERY ROGER PAILHAS, Paris, France - SEVERAL WORKS
Eija-Liisa Ahtila, GALLERY ROGER PAILHAS, Marseille, France - SEVERAL WORKS
Eija-Liisa Ahtila: Today, KLEMENS GASSER UND TANJA GRUNERT, Cologne, Germany - TODAY
Eija-Liisa Ahtila, RAUM DER AKTUELLEN KUNST, Vienna, Austria - SEVERAL WORKS
GROUP:
5th Istanbul Biennial, ISTANBUL BIENNIAL, Istanbul, Turkey - IF 6 WAS 9
Time out, KUNSTHALLE NURNBERG, Nürnberg, Germany - TODAY
Nordic Female Art, SKANSKA KONSTMUSEUM, Lund, Sweden - TODAY
Spuren und Strukturen, BADISCHER KUNSTVEREIN, Karlsruhe, Germany - SEVERAL WORKS
Zones of Disturbance, STEIRISCHER HERBST, Graz, Austria - TODAY
World Wide Video Festival, STEDELIJK MUSEUM, Amsterdam, Netherlands - IF 6 WAS 9
Loco Motion, FILM SECTION VENICE BIENNALE, Venice, Italy - SEVERAL WORKS
LE NOUVEAU MUSEE VILLEURBANNE, Lyon, France - SEVERAL WORKS
LE CONSORTIUM - DIJON, Dijon, France - SEVERAL WORKS
Les Femmes et l’esthétique, INSTITUT FINLANDAIS, Paris, France - IF 6 WAS 9
ID, VAN ABBEMUSEUM, Eindhoven, Netherlands - SEVERAL WORKS
Body as a Membrane, KUNSTHALLEN BRANDTS KLAEDEFABRIK, Odense, Denmark

1996
Eija-Liisa Ahtila: If 6 Was 9, CABLE GALLERY, Helsinki, Finland - IF 6 WAS 9
GROUP:
RAX, BEACONSFIELD ART GALLERY, London, UK - TODAY
Found Footage, KLEMENS GASSER UND TANJA GRUNERT GMBH, Cologne, Germany - IF 6 WAS 9
Now Here, LOUISIANA MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, Humlebæk, Denmark - SEVERAL WORKS
THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Warsaw, Poland - ME/WE, OKAY, GRAY
THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Vilna, Lithuania - ME/WE, OKAY, GRAY

1995
Eija-Liisa Ahtila: If 6 Was 9, GALLERY INDEX, Stockholm, Sweden - IF 6 WAS 9
GROUP:
ROOSEUM - THE CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, Malmö, Sweden - ME/WE, OKAY, GRAY

1994
GROUP:
Identity, MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Helsinki, Finland - ME/WE, OKAY, GRAY
Identity, MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Moscow, Russia - ME/WE, OKAY, GRAY
THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Bergen, Norway - ME/WE, OKAY, GRAY
Secret Garden, HÄMEENLINNA ART MUSEUM, Hämeenlinna, Finland - SECRET GARDEN

1993
GROUP:
Fördomar, NORDIC ARTS CENTRE, Helsinki, Finland - ME/WE, OKAY, GRAY
Fördomar, LILLJEVALCHS ART HALL, Stockholm, Sweden - SEVERAL WORKS

1992
GROUP:
Postmoraali, 150 Years of Photography, TAIDEHALLI, Helsinki, Finland - DOING IT

1991
Eija-Liisa Ahtila: Tender Trap, KLUUVIN GALLERIA, Helsinki, Finland - TENDER TRAP
GROUP:
Näkeminen - Seende - Seeing, PORIN TAIDEMUSEO, Pori, Finland - TENDER TRAP
Seeing, MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Helsinki, Finland - TENDER TRAP
Sinirand: Uut soome kunsti, TALLINNA KUNSTIHOONE, Tallinn, Estonia - TENDER TRAP

1990
GROUP:
Aurora 3, BIENNALE OF YOUNG NORDIC ARTISTS, Reykjavik, Iceland - WONDERLAND
RADAR, Exhibition of the countries of the Baltic Sea, EXHIBITION OF THE COUNTRIES OF THE BALTIC SEA, Kotka, Finland
7 tilaa ja ympäristö, ART MUSEUM OF KAJAANI, Kajaani, Finland - WONDERLAND
Aurora 3, Biennale of Young Nordic Artists, Helsinki, Finland - WONDERLAND

1989
GROUP:
Ateneum, MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Helsinki, Finland - IN HIS ABSOLUTE PROXIMITY
GALLERY KATARIINA, Helsinki, Finland - IN HIS ABSOLUTE PROXIMITY

SCREENINGS AT FILM FESTIVALS AND MOVIE THEATERS (SELECTION)


Aarhus Film Festival, Aarhus, Denmark
Acud Kino, Berlin, Germany
Annexia, Toulouse, France
Anthology Film Archives, New York, USA
Arktisen Upeeta - Arctic & Fabulous, Jyväskylä, Finland
Art Basel - The International Art Show, Basel, Switzerland
Art Cinema OFFoff, Gand, Belgium
Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Canada
Artcite, Windsor, Canada
Arthouse MOMO, Seoul, South Korea
Artova Kino, Helsinki, Finland
Associazione de genere, Bologna, Italy
Auckland International Film Festival, Auckland, New Zealand
Austrian Filmmuseum, Vienna, Austria
Avant-Garde Film Festival, Athens, Greece
Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany
Bangkok Experimental Film Festival, Bangkok, Thailand
Bangok International Art Film Festival, Bangkok, Thailand
Barcelona Contemporary Culture Center, Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona International Women's Film Festival, Barcelona, Spain
BBC British Short Film Festival, London, UK
Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, USA
Berlin International Film Festival, Berlin, Germany
Bio Illusion, Helsinki, Finland
Birmingham Film and TV Festival, Birmingham, UK
Black Box, Düsseldorf, Germany
Bonn Videonale, Berlin, Germany
Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany
Borås Konstmuseum, Borås, Sweden
British Short Film Festival, London, UK
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, USA
Camden Art Center, London, UK
CAPC, Bordeaux, France
Catalyst Arts, Belfast, UK
Centre Choregraphique de Montpellier, Montpellier, France
Centre culturel Jean Gagnant, Limoges, France
Centre d'Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Chicago International Film Festival, Chicago, USA
Ciné-Nantes Loire Atlantique, Ciné-Nantes, Nantes, France
CINéDIT asbl, Brussels, Belgium
Cinema Arts Festival Houston, Houston, USA
Cinema de Balie, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Cinema Jove Festival, Valencia, Spain
Cinéma Le France, Saint-Étienne, France
Cinéma le petit casino, Saint-Aignan-sur-Cher, France
Cinema Space, Montreal, Canada
Cinemateket, Oslo, Norway
Cinémathèque québécoise, Montréal, Canada
Cinewomen Screening Series, Los Angeles, USA
Cleveland International Film Festival, Cleveland, USA
Close Ups, Copenhagen, Denmark
Cornell Cinema in Ithaca, New York, USA
Cortopotere Short Film Festival IX Edition, Bergamo, Italy
CPH:DOX – Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, , Copenhagen, Denmark
CRAC Valence, Valence, France
Crossing Boundaries, Copenhagen, Denmark
Curtas Vila do Conde International Short Film Festival, Vila do Conde, Portugal
DCA Cinema, Dundee, UK
De Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Deutsches Film Museum, Frankfurt, Germany
Diagonale, Graz, Austria
Diana Kino, Aachen, Germany
Diversions Film Festival, Canterbury, UK
Doclisboa - International Film Festival, Lisbon, Portugal
DocPoint, Andorra, Helsinki, Finland
Edinburgh International Film Festival, Edinburgh, UK
Engelin kosketus, Helsinki, Finland
Espai D'Art Contemporani Castello, Castellón de la Plana, Spain
Espoo Cine, Espoo, Finland
Ester Donatz Gallery, Munich, Germany
Etats Generaux du Film Documentaire, Lussas, France
Ethnicolor, Bordeaux, France
European Film Academy Awards, Berlin, Germany
European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, Germany
EVTEK/Vantaan muotoiluinstituutti, Vantaa, Finland
Faculty of Law, Helsinki, Finland
Femina International Women's Festival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Feminale International Women’s Film Festival Cologne, Cologne, Germany
Femmedia, Stockholm, Sweden
Festival de Nemo, THECIF, Paris, France
Festival du Court de Brest, Brest, France
Festival du film documentaire, Marseille, France
Festival Filmer À Tout Prix, , Brussels, Belgium
Festival Internacional de Cine de Ourense, Ourense, Spain
Festival Internacional de cine documental y cortometraje de Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain
Festival Internacional de Cinema Independent de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Festival International de Films de Femmes du Creteil, Créteil, France
Festival Internazional del corto di Fiction, Parma, Italy
Festival Internazionale del Cinema d'Arte, Milan, Italy
Festival of Audio-Visual Arts, Athens, Greece
Festival of European Films, Ankara, Turkey
Festival of Festivals, Århus, Denmark
Festival of Independent Film and Video, Toronto, Canada
Festival Tinklai, Klaipeda, Lithuania
FIFA Festival International du Film sur l’Art, Montreal, Canada
Film and Videofestival, Cinema Rex, Belgrade, Serbia
Film Art Bar Atalante, Gothenburg, Sweden
Film Festival Court de Brest, Brest, France
Film Festival, Cologne Art Fair, Cologne, Germany
Film Festival, Gothenburg, Sweden
Filmfest Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg, Germany
Filmforum, Duisburg, Germany
Filmhaus Köln, Cologne, Germany
Filmtheater Plaza Futura, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Flickerfest International Short Film Festival, Créteil, France
Flickerfest International Short Film Festival, Sydney, Australia
FRAC De Basse-Normandie, Caen, France
Gallery Arnolfini, Bristol, UK
Gate Film Event, Dartmoor National Park, Buckfastleigh, UK
Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, USA
Generali Foundation, Vienna, Austria
Gorizia International Film Studies Spring School, Gorizia, Italy
Göteborg International Film Festival Sweden, Gothenburg, Sweden
Hackney Picturehouse, London, UK
Hamburg International Short Film Festival, Hamburg, Germany
Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
Helsingin tekniikan alan oppilaitos, Helsinki, Finland
Helsinki International Film Festival, Helsinki, Finland
Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC, USA
Houston Cinema Art Festival, Houston, USA
ICA Boston, Boston, USA
ICC, Tokyo, Japan
Ignacio Benedeti Cinema S. L, A Coruña, Spain
Ikono On Air Festival, Berlin, Germany
Illusion Cinema, Helsinki, Finland
Impakt Festival of Audio-Visual Arts, Utrecht, Netherlands
Insight Film Festival, Manchester, UK
Institut Finlandais, Paris, France
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, USA
Interferenze Nordic Countries, Siena, Italy
International Experimental Film & Video Festival, Zürich, Switzerland
International Festival of New Film, Split, Croatia
International Film Festival Clermont-Ferrand, Clermont-Ferrand, France
International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
International Hamburg Short Film Festival, Hamburg, Germany
International Outdoor Short Film Festival, Canberra, Australia
International Short Film Festival - Shorts, Amsterdam, Netherlands
International Short Film Festival in Drama, Drama, Greece
International Short Film Festival Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
International Short Film Festival, Reykjavik, Iceland
International Short Film Festival, Riga, Latvia
International Video Week, Geneve, Switzerland
International Women's Film Festival, Dortmund, Germany
International Women’s Film Festival Cologne, Cologne, Germany
Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Oberhausen, Germany
Internationaler Videokunstpreis, Karlsruhe, Germany
Internationales Filmwochenende Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany
Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Kassel, Germany
Kettupäivät, Helsinki Short Film Festival, Helsinki, Finland
Kiasma Theatre, Helsinki, Finland
Kino Der Kunst, Exhibition and Film Festival, Munich, Germany
Kino Engel, Helsinki, Finland
Kommunales Kino, Frankfurt, Germany
Kumu Art Film Festival, Kumu, Tallinn, Estonia
KunstFilmBiennale, Cologne, Germany
Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Kunsthalle Lophem, Bruges, Belgium
Kunsthaus Glarus, Glarus, Switzerland
Kunstwerke Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Kuvataideakatemia, Helsinki, Finland
La Filature, Mulhouse, France
Lahden Taideinstituutti, Lahti, Finland
Le Consortium, Dijon, France
Le Mois de la Photo, Montreal, Canada
Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany
Les Boréales Film & Video Festival, Caen, France
Les Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles, France
Les Rencontres Internationales, Berlin, Germany
Les Rencontres Internationales, Museum Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
Les Rencontres Internationales, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Les Rescontres de Video, Annecy, France
Levante International Film Festival, Bari, Italy
Lighthouse Media Center, Brighton, UK
Living Archive, Arsenal, Berlin, Germany
Locarno International Film Festival, Locarno, Switzerland
London Film Festival, London, UK
LOOP Festival, Barcelona, Spain
Los Angeles Filmforum, Los Angeles, USA
Louhisali, Espoo, Finland
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark
Love & Anarchy, Helsinki Film Festival, Helsinki, Finland
Lyhyt Kevät Short Film Event, Helsinki, Finland
MAC, Marseille, France
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, USA
Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France
Mal Seh’n Kino, Frankfurt, Germany
Mann und Frau Intim, Galerie Im Kunsthaus, Erfurt, Germany
Medi@terra, Athens, Greece
Media City Festival, Windsor, Canada
Medialization, Edsvik konst och kultur, Stockholm, Sweden
Melbourne International Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia
Miami International Film Festival, Miami, USA
Milano Film Festival, Milan, Italy
Minimalen Short Film Festival, Trondheim, Norway
Mire, Nantes, France
Modern, London, UK / DCA, Dundee, UK
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Mois de la Photo à Montreal, The Marche Bonsecours, Montreal, Canada
Monitor 94, Gothenburg, Sweden
Montréal International Festival of New Cinema and New Media, Montréal, Canada
Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Moving Pictures by Artists, Malmö, Sweden
MUMOK Cinema, Vienna, Austria
Musee d'Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
Musée d’Art Contemporain, Lyon, France
Museion, Bolzano, Italy
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
MVH / REGARDS, Copenhagen, Denmark
Nelimarkkamuseo, Alajärvi, Finland
New Horizons International Film Festival, Wroclaw, Poland
New York Film Festival, New York, USA
Niagara Cinema, Tampere, Finland
Nikolaj Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
Noordelijk Film Festival, Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Nordic Nomads, White Columns, New York, USA
Nordic Outbreak, Streaming Museum, New York, USA
Nordisk Konstfilmtriennal, Kalmar, Sweden
Nordisk Panorama, Bergen, Norway / Helsinki, Finland / Malmö, Sweden / Oulu, Finland / Reykjavik, Iceland
Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, USA
Nova, Brussels, Belgium
Noveau Musee Villeurbanne, Lyon, France
Odense Film Festival, Odense, Denmark
Orion, Helsinki, Finland
Outer Limits, New York, USA
Pacific Cinemathèque, Vancouver, Canada
Palazzo Grassi, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy
Pro Arte Institute, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Australian Cinemathèque, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
Raum der aktuellen Kunst, Vienna, Austria
RedCat, Los Angeles, USA
Regensburger Kurzfilmwoche, Regensburg, Germany
Retrospective of Scandinavian Films 'Norden', Vienna, Austria
Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
Rochester International Film Festival, New York, USA
Rooseum, The Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö, Sweden
Ross Media Arts Center, Lincoln, USA
Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Saarijärven elokuvapäivät, Saarijärvi, Finland
Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA
São Paulo International Short Film Festival, São Paulo, Brazil
Savonlinnan luontoelokuvafestivaali, Savonlinna, Finland
Scratch, Paris, France
Seattle Underground Film Festival, Seattle, USA
Sheffield Doc/Fest, Sheffield, UK
Short Film Weekend, Augsburg, Germany
Sonar Barcelona International Festival of Advanced Music and Multimedia Art, Barcelona, Spain
Stadtische Galerie Kiel, Kiel, Germany
Stadtkino Filmverleih, Vienna, Austria
Station 96, Gothenburg, Sweden
Steirischer Herbst, Graz, Austria
Stockholm International Film Festival, Stockholm, Sweden
Sundance Film Festival, Park City, USA
Tampere Film Festival, Tampere, Finland
Tate Modern, London, UK
Telluride International Short Film Festival, Telluride, USA
The Cinewomen Screening Series, Los Angeles, USA
The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque, Cleveland, USA
The Danish Film Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark
The Directors Guild of America, Los Angeles, USA
The Hong Kong International Film Festival, Hong Kong
The Images Festival of Independent Film and Video, Toronto, Canada
The Irish Film Institute, Dublin, Ireland
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Bergen, Norway
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Vilna, Lithuania
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland
The National Cinematheque of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
The Opening of the Culture Year, Utrecht, Netherlands
The Prince Charles Cinema, London, UK
The School of Art Institute Chicago, Chicago, USA
The Stockholm Syndrome, Stockholm, Sweden
The Transilvania International Film Festival, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
The Video Art Foundation, Barcelona, Spain
Toronto Worldwide Short Film Festival, Toronto, Canada
Transmediale Festival for Art and Digital Culture, Berlin, Germany
Umeå International Film Festival, Umeå, Sweden
Umeå Konsthall, Umeå, Sweden
Unclassifiable Screening Project, Berlin, Germany
UnionDocs, New York, USA
Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Uppsala, Sweden
Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada
Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Venice Film Festival, Venice, Italy
Video Dumbo, New York, USA
Video-Forum, Tranzit.ro, Iași, Romania
Videokunst Bergen Fine Art Society, Bergen, Norway
VIPER International Film, Video, & Multimedia Festival, Basel, Switzerland
VIPER International Film, Video, & Multimedia Festival, Lucerne, Switzerland
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA
Wellington Film Festival, Wellington, New Zealand
Werkleitz Gesellschaft e.V., Halle, Germany
Wexner Centre for the Arts, Columbus, USA
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
Women in Film and New Media, Jyväskylä, Finland
Women make waves film / video festival, Taipei, Taiwan
Work in Progress, Tours, France
World Wide Video Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Yokohama Portside Gallery, Yokohama, Japan
ZED Cinema, Leuven, Belgium
ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany

BROADCAST TV SCREENINGS (SELECTION)


THE ANNUNCIATION
2014 YLE TV1, Finland
2014 YLE Teema, Finland

WHERE IS WHERE?
2014 YLE TV1, Finland
2011 YLE Teema, Finland

LOVE IS A TREASURE
2012 YLE Teema, Finland
2003 Kunstkanaal, The Netherlands
2002 YLE TV1, Finland
2002 Artsworld, UK

CONSOLATION SERVICE
2012 YLE Teema, Finland
2000 YLE TV1, Finland
2000 Kunstkanaal, The Netherlands
1999 ARTV for CNN, UK / USA

TODAY
2012 YLE Teema, Finland
1999 ARTV for CNN, UK / USA
1997 Kunstkanaal, The Netherlands 
1997 SBS, Australia
1996 YLE TV1, Finland

IF 6 WAS 9
2013 YLE Teema

ME/WE; OKAY; GRAY
2012 YLE Teema, Finland
1999 ARTV for CNN, UK / USA
1993 Moscow TV, Russia
1993 YLE TV1, Finland
1993 Kunstkanaal, The Netherlands
1993 ARTE, Germany / France
1993 SBS, Australia

PERFORMANCES & TALKS (SELECTION)


2013
Artist’s talk, KIASMA, Helsinki, Finland
Artist’s talk, WHITECHAPEL GALLERY, London, UK

2011
Nomad Studio Talk, HIEKAN TAIDEMUSEO, Tampere, Finland

2010
Symposium: Considering the work of Eija-Liisa Ahtila, BSG HOUSE, London, UK
Conférence Eija-Liisa Ahtila, GRANDE BIBLIOTHÈQUE, Montreal, Canada

2009
Artist’s talk, ARCO, 28TH ARCO ART FAIR, Madrid, Spain

1990
Audiovisual Biennale, BIENNALE IN LAHTI, Lahti, Finland
(A SHORT CULTURAL-POLITICAL QUADRILLE)

1989
Jokes performance, 125TH YEAR JUBILEE OF THE ARTIST ASSOCIATION, Helsinki, Finland
(JOKES)

WORKS IN COLLECTIONS (Selection)


Eija-Liisa Ahtila’s works are included in major public and private contemporary art collections throughout the world.
Detailed information by request only: request@crystaleye.fi