Galerie Anhava is pleased to present the following artists at the art fair:
ANNE KOSKINEN (b. 1969, Finland) is a versatile artist mastering several techniques, from marble or stone sculptures to detailed watercolours, drawings, bronzes and installations. She is particularly intrigued by how the immaterial concept, the visible sensual image and the object relate to one another. For instance, by sculpting the stone, through the process of physically removing material from the rock, Koskinen seeks the point when material becomes representational; when a natural stone turns into sculpture. In recent years, she has had a solo exhibition Reflection – Sculptures and Drawings at Galerie Werner Klein in Cologne (2015), and has participated in the group exhibitions such as: come, little friend at Schloss Agathenburg (2015), Skulptur in Royal British Society of Sculptors Galleries in London (2015) and After Nature, Strategies of Nature in Contemporary Sculpture in Gerhard-Marcks-Haus in Bremen (2014–2015). In 2010, Koskinen was shortlisted for the Ars Fennica Award.
MARIKA MÄKELÄ (b. 1947, Finland) is one of the most highly regarded painters in the Nordic countries. Her works on wooden panel are free-form compositions that are sensual and boldly ornamental. The themes derive from the motifs of paintings and decoration in indigenous cultures – Australian aborigines, the Yoruba, Tibetans, the Sámi. Her works can also be considered an homage to the feminine traditions of handicrafts and arts. In 2014, Marika Mäkelä’s works were showcased in an extensive retrospective exhibition at Sara Hildén Art Museum in Tampere, Finland. Her recent joint exhibitions include Women’s Weapons: Lipstick and Tears? at Sara Hildén Art Museum in Tampere (2015), Dark Days, Bright Nights: Contemporary Painting from Finland at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City (2015) and Carnegie Art Award 2014 at Konstakademien in Stockholm (2013). Mäkelä was shortlisted for the Carnegie Art Award in 2014 and the Ars Fennica Award in 1992.
SALLA TYKKÄ (b. 1973, Finland) is a filmmaker and photographer who addresses the issues of power, control and memory. Her body of work within the moving image applies the narrative means of both fiction and documentary film. Tykkä’s work has been widely noted internationally both in exhibitions and at film festivals. In 2001, she was selected to participate in the Venice Biennale. Her solo exhibitions have been held at M – Museum Leuven (2016), the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Newcastle (2013), Dirimart Garibadi in Istanbul (2012), EX3 in Florence (2011), and the Hayward Gallery Project Space in London (2010), among other venues. In recent years, she has participated in several group exhibitions including the Metropolitan Arts Centre in Belfast (2013), the Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts of Lausanne (2013) and the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art (2012). Her film Giant was awarded the Canon Tiger Award for Short Film at the 43rd International Rotterdam Film Festival in 2014. In 2016, Tykkä won the AVEK Award, which is the most significant accolade in the field of media art in Finland.
ART COLOGNE 2017 51st International Art Fair Koelnmesse Messeplatz 1 Cologne