CV

Mia Saharla
Born 1983
Lives in Tampere
Works in Tampere and Helsinki, Finland

STUDIES
2016 – Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki
2006 – 2010 Bachelor of Arts (BA), TAMK University of Applied Sciences, the Degree Programme of Visual Arts

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014 About Ida, Gallery Jangva studio, Helsinki, FI
2014 Repeat, Literaturpflaster Finnland, Bad Berleburg, DE
2014 The Way Remembering Is, Galerie Pleiku, Berlin, DE
2013 Studies / Tutkielmia, Tampere Maja, Tartu, EE
2013 Studies / Tutkielmia, Gallery Uusi Kipinä Kulma, Lahti, FI
2013 Two / Kaksi, Gallery Jänis, Turku, FI
2012 Starting Point: Landscape, Art Center Mältinranta studio, Tampere, FI
2011 Painted / Maalattua, Gallery Huuto Viiskulma, Helsinki,FI
2010 At the Moment / Hetkellä, Korjaamo studio, Helsinki, FI
2010 An Urban Mountain Climber, Gastatelier, Düsseldorf, DE
2009 Kessutie, Gallery Ikuinen, Tampere, FI
2008 The Guys / Tyypit, Viikinsaari Island, Tampere, FI
2008 Days of Our Lives, a process painting of two weeks, Linnake project gallery, Tampere, FI

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018 Group OOO, painting exhibition, Gallery Lapinlahti, Helsinki, FI
2017 2017 Union of Finnish Art Associations’ annual exhibition, Riihimäki Art Museum, FI
2017 Flugblätter, curated by Birgit Jensen, PEENETRANZ, Loitz, DE
2017 Thomas Rydberg, Essu Koskinen, Mia Saharla: paintings, Tm- Gallery, Helsinki, FI
2017 Vielä hetki lapsena – State of the Art – Contemporary Art from the Finnish State Art Collection, Heinola Art Museum, FI
2016 Borderline, Pocket gallery, Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, FI
2016 Pilgrimage – Wege nach Wiepersdorf, Finnland-Institut in Deutschland, Berlin, DE
2016 Group OOO, painting exhibition, Art Center Mältinranta, Gallery, Tampere, FI
2016 Group OOO, painting exhibition, Gallery Huuto Jätkäsaari 1 & 2, Helsinki, FI
2015 HUOMINEN / TOMORROW, curated by Jarno Vesala, Haihara Art Center, Tampere, FI
2015 TYTTÖ / GIRL, curated by Otso Höglund, Galleria Ronga, Tampere, FI
2015 Lateral Gallery, Virtual Exhibition curated by Ville Laaksonen and Henna Aho
2014 EXPOSURES – Endless Wonderment, Pietarsaari City Museum, Tupakkamakasiini, Pietarsaari, FI
2014 New Painting from Finland and Sweden, curated by Stephen Parise, Gallery Jaus, Los Angeles, US
2014 Taiteilija vailla nimeä, Art Centre Mältinranta, Tampere, FI
2014 Punaista ja makeaa, TAMK Alumni Exhibition, Voipaala Art Centre, Valkeakoski, FI
2013 Christmas Calendar, Gallery Jänis, Turku, FI
2013 Muotokuva, Union of Finnish Art Associations’ exhibition, curated by Vappu Rossi, Lahti Art Museum, FI
2013 Pohjoinen rakkaus, Art Centre Haihatus, Joutsa, FI
2013 Art Athina13, Platform Project, International Contemporary Art Fair of Athens, Faliro Pavilion, Athens, GR
2013 Aus der Hölle in den Himmel, Musterzimmer, Berlin, DE
2012 Sommerfest, Künstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf, DE
2011 Always Happy Ending, Seinäjoki Kunsthalle, Seinäjoki, FI
2011 Kehä, Tr1 Kunsthalle Projectspace, exhibition of new contemporary painting, curated by Jussi Koitela and Jenni Nurmenniemi, Tampere, FI
2011 Billnäs Young Artists, Billnäs Bruk, FI
2011 Unikuvia, Union of Finnish Art Associations’ exhibition, curated by Samuli Heimonen, Saarijärvi Museum, Saarijärvi, FI
2011 Spiral, Gyárfás Jenó Art Gallery, Sfântu Gheorghe, Transylvania, RO
2011 100 Finnish soundscapes, Turku kuuntelee, Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova Gallery Oma Tila, Turku, FI
2010 Sold Out / Loppuunmyyty, TR1 Kunsthalle, Tampere, FI
2010 SUPERMARKET, International Artist-run Art Fair, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, SE
2009 Maavara, Tartu Culture Factory Gallery Ferrodrum, EE
2009 Nuclear Family, Gallery 3h+k, Pori, FI
2008 Avo08, site-specific art event, Tampere, FI
2008 Strong Current / Voimakas virtaus, Viikinsaari Island, Tampere, FI
2008 Velomania!, Museum Center Vapriikki, Tampere, FI
2008 100 Finnish Soundscapes, Espoo, Rovaniemi, Elva, FI & EE
2007 100 Finnish Soundscapes, Tampere, Joensuu, Kannonkoski, FI
2006 Minä sinä hän, me te he, Gallery Ikuinen, Tampere, FI

RESIDENCIES
2017 Berlin (Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki), DE
2014 Matera (Arts Promotion Centre Finland), IT
2012 Künstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf (Finnish Cultural Foundation), DE
2011 Finnish Painters’ Union, International Artists’ Symposium, Arcos, RO
2010 Düsseldorf, DE

GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
2016 Alli and Allan Salo Fund
2016 Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Pirkanmaa Fond, exhibition grant for the artist Group OOO
2015 Finnish Art Society, The Young Artist Grant, 4 months working grant
2014 Arts Promotion Centre Finland, travel grant for artist group
2013 Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Pirkanmaa Regional Office,
travel grant for artist group
2013 Finnish Cultural Foundation, half year working grant
2012 City of Tampere, a scholarship for professional artists
2012 Arts Council of Finland / Taiteen keskustoimikunta, a grant for materials
2012 Arts Council of Pirkanmaa / Pirkanmaan taidetoimikunta, a grant for materials
2012 Finnish Cultural Foundation, a grant for working in Künstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf
2011 Finnish Cultural Foundation, South Ostrobothnia Regional Fund, a grant for the group exhibition Always Happy Ending
2011 Alli and Allan Salo Fund
2010 Alfred Kordelin Foundation
2010 City of Düsseldorf, a working grant for artist in residence
2010 City of Tampere, travel expenses for artist in residence
2010 TAMK University of Applied Sciences, a scholarship

WORKS IN COLLECTIONS
The Finnish State Art Collection
City of Tampere, FI
City of Seinäjoki, FI
Tampere Maja, EE
Jan Watteus Art Collection, SE
The Private Collection of Jack Weil, SE
Düsseldorf Kulturamt, artwork of artist in residence collection, DE
Gyárfás Jeno Art Gallery, Transilvania, RO

MEMBERSHIPS
Finnish Painters’ Union, aspirant member
Tampere Artists’ Association
Rajataide ry
-member of the board 2010-2012
-secretary 2011

OTHER
2016 KuvA Library’s Artist of the Month, Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki, FI
2016 Visiting artist, Oriveden opisto, Fine Art Programme
2008 Assistant of curators Arttu Merimaa and Miina Hujala in Linnake gallery project , Tampere, FI
2006 Museum attendant, Tampere Art Museum, FI