Mirka Raito

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MIRKA RAITO born in Helsinki Finland
lives ands works in Hamburg Germany

 

STUDIES:
2006 – 2008 University of Fine Arts Hamburg, (Postgraduate studies, Prof. N.Schwontkowski)
1996 – 2002 Academy of fine arts Helsinki, MA 2002
2000 University of Fine Arts Madrid, Spain
1995 – 1996 School of art and communication, Tampere
1991 – 1994 Collage for Arts, Helsinki

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2017 PALASINA / IN PIECES gallery Hilbertraum in Berlin
2017 Irrallisia Asioita / Loose Things at Gallery Huuto Pikkujätkä, Helsinki
2016 The Long Goodbye video work by JOKAklubi at the Katko gallery in Tampere Finland
2016 Dreamwanderers Kolin Ryynänen, Koli Finland
2015 close your eyes Showroom Berliini, Berlin
2008 They dont tell it anyone Gallery Huuto Uudenmaankatu, Helsinki
2005 Kabinet Gallery Huuto Viiskulma, Helsinki
2003 Between gallery Taubenstrasse 13, Hamburg
2003 PALMU KOIVU ARMI Gallery Huuto viiskulma, Helsinki
2001 Pitäiskö 00:00 Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Helsinki

GROUP AND CO EXHIBITIONS:
2016 I Almost Said with Niina Lehtonen Braun, Miia Rinne & Tellervo Kalleinen, gallery Westwerk in Hamburg
2016 I almost Said  with Niina Lehtonen Braun, Miia Rinne & Tellervo Kalleinen, gallery Hilbertraum in Berlin
2016 Achterbahn exhibition of artist collective Achterhaus at gallery Westwerk Hamburg
2015 Station Nox with Niina Lehtonen Braun in AKTION 2025 e.V. Hamburg
2013 Naarmu with Niina Lehtonen Braun & Teemu Tuonela, Hinterconti, Hamburg
2013 People All Call Her Alaska with Niina Lehtonen Braun, Guðný Guðmundsdóttir & Mette Thiessen Frappant e.V. Hamburg
2013 Rrromantiikka with Kalle Turakka Purhonen, Teemu  & Kimmo Kumela, Oksasenkatu 11, Helsinki
2012 AAARGH! - 10 YEARS LATER. Galleria Huuto 10th anniversary exhibition, Jätkäsaari, Makasiini L3, Helsinki
2012 HUMAN NATURE / RAUMA BIENNALE BALTICUM, Rauma Art Museum
2012 AGORA 2 Frappant e.V, Hamburg
2011 Bunte Hunde Nachtspeicher23, Hamburg
2011 Niina Lehtonen Braun, Outi Pieski & Mirka Raito Gallery Kohiseva, Pukkila
2010 INSEL DIE ES NIE GAB with Charlotte Crome, Artists House Jenischpark, Hamburg
2010 Ausgrabungen des Alltags with N.Lehtonen-Braun & Outi Pieski, Finnish Institute in Germany, Berlin
2009 Artist from gallery Huuto at the SUBVISION FESTIVAL OFF Hamburg
2009 Sekametelisoppa  with Thomas Tanneberg, Hafenbahnhof, Hamburg
2009 Mirka Raito, Niina Lehtonen-Braun & Astrid Rausch in Gallery Fenster C, Wien
2008 People on the meadows gallery Huuto Viiskulma, Helsinki
2008 Ihmisyyden taitoPekilo, Mänttä Art Fair
2008 Wir nennen es Hamburg Art Association Hamburg
2008 Ausflug zum Saftsee with Niina Lehtonen-Braun & Outi Pieski, Westwerk, Hamburg
2008 Knoten Pflanzen  with Tatjana Sarah Greiner, Hinterconti, Hamburg
2007 Wir sind wieder wer  Kunstverein Harburg, Hamburg
2006 Trotz Allem -Zusammen  Felles Hus, Berlin
2004 Sammlung Taubenstrasse, Kunsthaus Hamburg
2004 Iglu Sherie with Niina Lehtonen-Braun, Miriam Ohorn & Agnes Domke, Gallery Weisser Elefant, Berlin
2004 Paintings & Installations  with Niina Lehtonen-Braun & Outi Pieski, Jetty Barracks Gallery, Helsinki
2004 Echo with Vappu Kantola & Anna Vuorenmaa, Hinterconti, Hamburg
2004 Stammbaum with Niina Lehtonen-Braun, Gallery Acud, Berlin
2003 Index 03, Kunsthaus Hamburg
2001 Graduation exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki


PERFORMANCES & EVENTS:

JOKAklubi (Niina Lehtonen Braun, Tellervo Kalleinen & Mirka Raito)
2016 Time Machine Westwerk, Hamburg
2012 JOKAklubi in peace and action, Baltic Circle Festival, Helsinki
2012 Off Art Talent Show Gallery Studio 44, Stockholm
2012 Off Art Talent Show W139, Amsterdam
2012 Treasure Hunt, Mänttä Artweek, Finland
2012 Treasure Hunt, Rauma Biennale, Finland
2012 Treasure Hunt, Wasteland Festival, Kouvola - Finland
2012 Off Art Talent Show , Schadhalle, Zürich
2011 JOKAklubis New Year Wishes, NGBK, Berlin
2011 The Ends W139, Amsterdam
2011 Off Art Talent Show, FLUC, Wien
2011 JOKAklubi with Läski, Wasteland Festival, Kouvola - Finland
2010 The Ends Baltic Circle Theater Festival, Universumi, Helsinki
2010 JOKAklubi presents! Ausland Club, Berlin
2010 Off Art Talent Show, URB Festival, Dubrovnik, Helsinki
2010 Off Art Talent Show, Sommer Exhibition, Pori, Finland
2010 JOKAklubi with LÄSKI in Wasteland Festival, Kouvola
2010 Off Art Talent Show, West Germany, Berlin
2010 Off Art Talent Show, General Public, Berlin
2010 Off Art Talent Show, Subvision Off Festival, Hamburg


Other performances:
2016 Station Nox (Facial composites of loved,missed, losten ones) Acud macht neu! in Berlin, Lehtonen Braun & Raito
2016 Station Nox (Facial composites of loved ones) Hilbertraum Berlin, Lehtonen Braun & Raito
2015 Station Nox (painted Dreams) Showroom Berliini, Lehtonen Braun & Raito
2014 SUOMI SALONKI crash course in finnish language & culture, with Pirkka Karppinen, Museum für Völkerkunde in Hamburg
2008 Clown und Landesman, Passion Kirche, Berlin
2004 Työmaa together with Tellervo Kalleinen, Pasi Mäkelä, Teemu Tuonela, Samon Takashi, MEM-festival in Bilbao, Spain
2003 SCHURKENESSEN Amorph! Festival, Helsinki
2003 & 2002
JOULU-LOUNGE with Niina Braun in Elektrohaus, Hamburg
2002 ARTISTS ON THE ROAD Inter-europian performance busstour
2001- 2002
         MYÖ Members:Tellervo Kalleinen, Niina Braun & Mirka Raito with guest-stars
        
University of Art & Nordic Embassies and Club Bastardi n Berlin, ”La-bás” / Helsinki, ”Artgenda” / Hamburg
1998– 2001
         VUOKKOSET/VOUKKOSET Members: Niina Braun, Tellervo Kalleinen, Mirka Raito, Laura Hilska, Rosa Pyhälä & Sini Haapalinna
           Selection of Shows: Club Bastard/Berlin, 7 Stern/Wien, Pavian Club/Augsburg, Golden Pudel Club/Hamburg, Helsinki: ”Ylikierroksilla”/guided city tours,
           Gallery Push Firma Peige & ”Poikkeustila” Performance festival, Finland
1998 HALVALLA Group: Niina Braun, Tellervo Kalleinen, Teemu Tuonela & Mirka Raito, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki