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Vera Arjoma
born 1977 in Tampere, Finland
lives and works in Helsinki, Finland
vera@veraarjoma.com

Education
BA, Fine Arts, Tampere University of Applied Sciences,Finland, 2010
B.Soc.Sc., Political Science, University of Tampere, Finland, 2014
Media Studies, Communication University of China, Beijing, China, 2012
Studies in acting and directing, St. Petersburg State Theatre Academy, St. Petersbug, Russia, 1999
Matriculation Examination, Eira High School for Adults, Helsinki, Finland, 1997
Classical music, main instrument cello, East Helsinki Music Institute, Helsinki, 1984–1993

Upcoming
Private show, Galleria Seinä, Helsinki, Finland, 1.6.3–30.6.2014


Private shows
Still Life / REVISED, Gallerie Pleiku, Berlin, Germany, 2014
Citius Altius Fortius, Gallery 3H+k, Pori, Finalnd, 2013
Sprouts of Life, Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland, 2013
Alkuja, Sprouts of Life project, Kulttuurigrilli Rajakioski, Tampere, 2011
Sprouts of Life, Christmas window, Gallery Rajatila, Tampere, 2010
Peep Show: Directions for a Viewer, Gallery Rajatila, Tampere, Finland, 2010
Closed But Open, Gallery Ikuinen, Tampere, 2009
Untitled, Viikinsaari Art Space, Tampere, 2009

Group shows
The Butterfly Effect, W.N. Gallery, New York, USA, 2014
BorderBody, Gdynia Info Box, Gdynia, Poland, 2013
Liquid Borders, Bari, Italy, 2013
Mänttä Art Festival, Mänttä, Finland, 2013 (kuraattori: Jyrki Siukonen)
X-Border Biennial, Rovaniemi, Finland, 2013 (kuraattorit: Sergienko, Sikström, Vujanovic, Lestander, Meltaus,Voron, Keto, Pavlova, Engblom)
Celebration, juried exhibition of Rajataide, Gallery Rajatila, Tampere, Finland, 2013 (curator: Kimmo Modig)
CARE, Tampere Art Associations juried exhibition, Gallery Pihatto, Lappeenranta, 2012, (curator: Annu Vertanen)
Art in electricity cabinets III, juried exhibition in city space, Tampere Museum of Contemporary Art, 2011
Unikuvia, Union of Finnish Art Associations, Saarijärvi Museum, Finland, 2011 (curator: Samuli Heimonen)
Sold Out, Fine Art degree programme's final show, TR1 Kunst hall,Tampere, Finland, 2010
ARS Viikinsaari 09, environmental art exhibition,Tampere, Finland 2009
TAF: Open Studios,Tampere, Finland, 2009
Backlight Workshop Exhibition, Gallery Emil, Tampere, 2008
AVO ́08, Steam Engine Museum, Tampere, 2008
Vadelma, Pispala Contenporary Art Center, Tampere, Finland, 2008
Me, You, She/He, We, You, They, Gallery Ikuinen, Tampere,Finalnd, 2006
Valdelma, Kulttuuriareena Gloria, Helsinki, Finland, 2005

Festivals
NEU/NOW, european art achools, online, 2010 (curators: Alessandro Stillo, Christine O'Loughlin, Thijmen van Grootheest)
Appartment, Survival Kit 2, Riga, Latvia, 2010 (curator: Gatis Vectirans)
Art Goes Kapakka, Helsinki festival, Helsinki, Finland, 2010
Diverse Universe, Pärnu, Estonia, 2010 (curator: Al Paldrok)
Perf, perfromance art festival, Pori, Finland, 2009
Forces of Light, Helsinki, Finland, 2008

Performances
Cycle, Riihimäki Art Experince, Riihimäki,Finland, 2011 (solo)
Miss Piss 2011, Monument of Mannerheim, Helsinki, Finland, 2011 (Juurikasvu-group)
Scape Goat, Porin Juhlaviikot, Pori,Finland, 2010 (Juurikasvu–group)
Coronation, Performance Fiesta, Tampere, 2010 (Juurikasvu–group)
Coronation, Gallery Rajatila, Tampere, 2009, (Juurikasvu -group)
Flying Fun!, Market of Possibilities, Tampere, 2009 (Juurikasvu-group)
Untitled street performance, London, Great-Britain, 2008 (Juurikasvu-group)
Eternal Support, street performance, Tampere, 2008 (Juurikasvu-group)
Setting, Perfo!,Telakka,Tampere, 2008 (Juurikasvu-group)
Future of Art Talk NOW, Kunst hall TR1, Tampere, 2008 (group)
S.O.T.K.U.,Tampere Art Factory, 2008 (goup)
Planting, Tampere Student Theatre, Tampere, 2008 (solo)

Curating
Performance Satellite, 5th Triennial of Pirkanmaa, Tampere, Finland, 2012

Grants and stipendium
Arts Promotion Center Finland, project grant, 2014
Arts Promotion Center Finland, residency grant, 2014
FRAME, project grant, 2013
Arts Promotion Center Finland, Pirkanmaa regional council, travelling grand for a group, 2013
VISEK, project grant, 2013
Helsingin Sanomat Foundation, for studies abroad, 2012
University of Tampere, School of Communication, Media and Theatre, 2012

Memberships
Tampere Art association
Rajataide Art Association

Positions of Trust
Helsingin Sanomat Fellow, 2012
Exhibition Co-ordinator, Gallery Rajatila, 2010-2011
Vadelma ry, member of the board, 2005 -2006

Participation in juries
Gallery Rajatila's exhibition juries, 2010– 2011

Publications
"The New Collectos' Book 3rd Edition", Basak Malone LLC, New York, USA, 2014
”X-Border Biennial: Vera Arjoma”, video interview, X-border Biennial, 2013
”Mäntän kuvataideviikoilla voi sukeltaa mustaan kabinettiin”, art critic, Helsingin Sanomat, 20.6.2013
”Catalogue”, X-Border Art Biennial catalogue, Norrbottens Media, 2013
”Unien kaupunki”, XVII Mänttä Art Festival catalogue, Vammalan kirjapaino Oy, 2013
”Liikkuvan kuvan tutkija Vera Arjoma”, episode in Luova hulluus, Väri-TV, 3/12/2013
”Vera, kuvataitelija”, interview, University-TV, 2/27/ 2012
”Taide katoaa, jos miettii liikaa rahaa”, interview, Aamulehti, 5/5/2010
Review, Aamulehti, 16/10/2008

Other artistic work
Editor-in-chief, Hillo-magazine, Vadelma Art Association, Helsinki, Finland, 2006
Musician, (cello), Sarasam-group, 2003–2004 (performances: Night of Arts, Kulttuuriareena Gloria, Helsinki, 2003: Vadelma-klubi, 3. linja, Helsinki, 2004, private)
Poem Karaoke, Art Goes Kapakka, Vanha Ylioppilastalo, Helsinki, 2002
Actress, Skvortsova–Arjoma: Sergei Dovlatov's 11th wife, role: Vera Mironova, radioplay, Radio theatre, Finnish Broadcasting Company, 1999 (first broadcast 1/24/2000); Actress, Shakespeare–Kleine: Coriolanus, roles: Tullus, Coriolanus mother, Theatre Uusiteatteri, Helsinki,Finland, 1996; Actress, Ruohonen: Hetero-ohjaajan homonäytelmä III, Theatre Helsingin Kellariteatteri, Helsinki, Finland, 1995; Actress, Kleine: Teatteritori, Theatre Helsingin Kellariteatteri, Helsinki, Finland, 1995; Actress, Tiihonen–Arjoma: Rehtori Kalkkisen rikos III, raidioplay, Radio Theatre, Finnish Broadcasting Company, 1988 (first broadcast: 4/15/1989); Actress, Tiihonen–Arjoma: Rehtori Kalkkisen rikos II, radiopaly, Radio Theatre, Finnish Boroadcasting Company, 1988, (first boradcast: 4/8/1989); Actress, Tiihonen–Arjoma: Rehtori Kalkkisen rikos I, lastenkuunnelma, Radio Theatre, Finnish Broadcasting Company, 1988, (first paly: 4/1/1989); Acterss: Tiihonen–Arjoma: Tietäjät, role: Liisa, lastenkuunnelma, Radio Theatre, Finnish Boradcastin Company, (second broadcast: 12/19/1987); Actess and musician, Pitkäranta–Arjoma: Tarvitsetteko koiranne ulkoiluttajaa, radioplay, Radio Theatre, Finnish Broadcasting Company, 1986, (first broadcast 5/11/1986)