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Education. Work Experience. Visual Art. Residencies. Selected Prizes & Awards. Commissions.

Work in Collections. Exhibitions. Performance Work.

 

CURRICULUM  VITAE                        SARI LIEVONEN / MFA, MA, PD
Visual artist/Choreographer/Dancer                       
                       
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Education

2007   MFA Glasgow School of Art
2005   BA (Hons) Glasgow School of Art/ Department of Sculpture & Environmental Art
1996   Professional Development Degree, Theatre Academy of Finland
1996   MA, University of Oulu  (Comparative Literature, English, German, Feminist Studies, TV and Film Studies, Art History)

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Work Experience

Dance: Working full-time as a dancer, choreographer and teacher 1988-2001

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Visual arts

Other

Has performed and exhibited in the following countries:
Australia, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Great Britain, Norway, South-Korea, Soviet Union, Sweden, Switzerland, Russia. 

Residencies:
2009   Creative Lab, Dance House, Glasgow/Scotland
2008   Creative Laboratory, Center for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow/Scotland
2007   Creative Lab, Dance House, Glasgow/Scotland
2005   The Royal Scottish Academy /John Kinross Scholarship, Florence/Italy
2003   Lademoen, Trondheim/Norway.
2001   Villa Karo, Grand-Popo/Republic of Benin/West -Africa
2000   Cite International des Arts/ Paris/France.
2010   Artist in Residence at the Centre for Literature, Theology and the Arts/
           University of Glasgow (upcoming project in spring-autumn)
2010   SIMRES -Nordic and Baltic Artist in Residence in Reykjavik, Island (upcoming in August)

    

Selected Prizes & Awards

2009   Glasgow Visual Arts Grant Scheme
2007   Glasgow Sculpture Studios Graduate Award
2006   The Arts and Humanities Research Council/ Post-Graduate Master’s Scheme Award
2005   Royal Scottish Academy Student’s Exhibition, The Mound, Edinburgh. RSA Sculpture Prize.
2003   British Art Medal Society, Student competition: best medal from Scottish collage.
2002   John & Mabel Craig Bequest, Glasgow School of Art.
2001   Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art, Sleipnir Travel Grant
2001   Art Council of Finland, Travel Grant
2000   Annual Summer Exhibition in Salmela Art Center in Mäntyharju: young artist’s award                                                                
1997   Biannual Exhibition of Finnish Contemporary Art in Mänttä.
           The main prize for performance Personal Urban in collaboration with artist Heikki Mäntymaa.
2009   Kulturkontakt Nord
2009   Art Trust Scotland

 

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Commissions

2000   Annual Summer Exhibition in Salmela Art Center in Mäntyharju:
          Mobile for five dancers, a male choir and water.

Work in collections
Royal Scottish Academy
Private collections

Selected  Exhibitions
2009   Blairbeich Plantation Art Project , Garthocharn/Loch Lomond/Scotland
2008   Not Your Average Evening Event, McLellan Galleries/ part of Glasgow International
2008   Paradise Stories, part of Liverpool’s European City of Culture program, Liverpool / England
2007   Scenes Secondaires, Biel-Bienne, Switzerland.
2007   Further More, MFA Degree Show, Artnews Projects/Berlin, Germany.
2007   Further More, MFA Degree Show, Tramway, Glasgow.
2007   My Story - 2007 Light of Academy, Beijing
2007   Royal Scottish Academy Student’s Exhibition, The Mound, Edinburgh.
2006   MFA Interim Show, Mackintsoh Gallery, Glasgow
2006   Kunstvlaai, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam
2006   Royal Scottish Academy Student’s Exhibition, The Mound, Edinburgh.
2005   Glasgow School of Art Degree Show
2005   Royal Scottish Academy Student’s Exhibition, The Mound, Edinburgh.
2001   Art goes Kapakka.Helsinki Festival Weeks
2001   Berenice’s Hair: In Search of Northern woman Artist’s Identity. RMIT Gallery, Melbourne/Australia
2001   New Potatoes, Barents Region Young Artist’s Exhibition. Rovaniemi Art Museum.
2000   Ocean Of Cultures, Helsinki Kunsthalle.
2000   Three Finnish artists: Anna-Kaisa  Ant-Wuorinen, Jukka Kinanen and Sari Lievonen. Borey Art Gallery, St.Petersburg/Russia.
1999   Berenice’s Hair: In Search of Northern Woman Artist’s Identity. Rovaniemi Art Museum and Espoo City Art Museum.
1997   Biannual Exhibition of Finnish Contemporary Art, Mänttä.
1997  Bra Vara! Finnish Contemporary Art. Gallery m3, Oslo/Norway

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Selected  performance art works
2008   Not Your Average Evening Event, McLellan Galleries/ part of Glasgow International      
2006   Precipitite, Close Event, Glasgow.
66°33’07’’…and all was white in collaboration with sound artist Diana Simpson, Chandler Theatre/ The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow.
66°33’07’’…and all was white at Arches Live! in Glasgow
2002   Gallery Be’19, Helsinki, Visual Pleasures: Red
2001   Series of performances Melting, Hammerfest/Norway
RMIT Project Space, Melbourne: Berenice´s Hair: In search of northern women artist´s identity,  Transiencies I-III
New Potatoes, Exhibition of young artists in Barent’s Region , Rovaniemi Art Museum: Jano
2000   Borey Art Gallery, St Petersburg/Russia: Waiting  I-VI
          National Festive of Regional Traditions, Oulu/Finland; Mobile
          Art  Centre Salmela/Finland. Summer Exhibition of Contemporary Finnish Art; commissioned work: Mobile for six dancers, male choir and water.
          The world of Oceans Helsinki Kunsthalle: Mielenmaisemia I-III
1999   Rovaniemi Art Museum/Finland; Berenike’s Hair, a four part performance-installation performed during a 93-day period of time
1998   Art Gallery Pirkko-Liisa Topelius, Helsinki: Lifestyles I in exhibition by Kalle Hamm.
          Divadlo U Hasicu, Prague: LidÈ v azylu, exhibition by photographer Undine Hradil.
1997   Huomenta Suomi (Finnish Television Chanel 3): Pullon henki
          Taide 103.1 -project, Oulu: Dionysoksen laulu.
1997   In collaboration with Heikki Mäntymaa:
          Oulun päivät, Oulu; Unelmia I-II; Muistoja
          Pori Art Museum: Unelmia
          Biannual Exhibition of Finnish Contemporary Art, Mänttä: exhibition opening
          Oulu Art Museum, Kaiken takana on taide
          Art Gallery Jangva, Helsinki: Virtaus
          Kellokosken Juhantalo, Likopäivä: Esipesu: Virtaus
1996   The Day of Visual Arts, Art Gallery Pirkko-Liisa Topelius, Helsinki: Bysantti
1995   Femina Borealis, International Women Studies Conference, Oulu University: Peili
          First Summer Exhibition at Hämeentila, Ruukki: Maitotytto
          The Day of Visual Arts, Art Gallery Mosabacka, Helsinki: Leikkivä ei laske päiviä
1994   The Garlic Night, Oulu: Vampyyri
          Art’s Restaurant Sampo, Bothnia Seascape Art Workshop, Oulu: She