Art Vietnam Gallery

7 Nguyen Khac Nhu
Hanoi, Vietnam

Artist Profile: Maritta Nurmi

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Biography:
MARITTA NURMI
http://www.marittanurmi.com

Born in NFYI in Finland
Living in Hanoi since 1993

EDUCATION

1994 Hanoi Fine Arts University
1989-93 Arts Academy at Turku University of Applied Sciences
1987 Master of Science (Biology), Turku University & Abo Akademi

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2013 ANIMA, Manzi Art Space, Hanoi
2012 Solo Exhibition Galleri Cupido Stockholm, Sweden
2011 Art Space Kustaa Hiekka, Laitila, Finland
2010 Art Vietnam Gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam
2009 Gallery Nefret, Turku, Finland
2008 Gallery Uusitalo, Helsinki, Finland
2007 Art Vietnam Gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam
2005 Titanik Gallery, Turku, Finland
2003 Numthong Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
2003 Sideshow Gallery, New York, USA
2002 Laitila City Hall, Laitila, Finland
2001 Nha San, Hanoi, Vietnam
2000 Salon Natasha, Hanoi, Vietnam
1997 Salon Natasha, Hanoi, Vietnam
1996 Sunset Gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam
1995 Joki Gallery, Turku, Finland
1994 43 Trang Tien Gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015 Art for You, art fair, Saigon, Vietnam
2015 Seppa House, Honors for Visual Art, Rauma, Finland
2015 Unknown Territories, an exhibition, presenting the Matti Koivurinta Foundation art collection, Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova Museum of History and Contemporary Art, Finland
2014 A Woman’s View - Goethe Institut Hanoi, Vietnam
2012 The 9th Triennial of Finnish Textile Art
Wäinö Aaltonen Museum Turku, Finland
2012 Café Glaces Salon, Tonnerre, Bourgogne, France
2011 Billnas Summer Show, Raasepori, Finland
2009 Art Vietnam Gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam
2008 ArtAsia Miami, Miami, USA, International Fair for Contemporary Asian Art
2006 Fielding Lecht Gallery, Austin, Texas
2005 Bankside Gallery, London, Great Britain
Sinebrychoff Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Wäinö Aaltonen Museum, Turku, Finland
Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Hämeenlinna, Finland
2004 Dahlem Museum, Berlin, Germany
National Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum, Hanoi, Vietnam
Exhibited together with Dinh Thi Tham Poong and Nguyen Bach Dan
Chiang Mai Art Museum, Chiang Mai, Thailand
2003 Alliance francaise, Hanoi, Vietnam
'Transportale', Berlin, Germany
2002 Salo Art Museum, Salo, Finland
2001 Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Hämeenlinna, Finland
2000 Art Placement International, NYC, USA
1999 House of World Culture, Berlin, Germany
Art Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Exhibited together with Nguyen Cam and Phan Cam Thuong
Pacific Bridge Gallery, Oakland, USA
Exhibited together with Nguyen Cam and Phan Cam Thuong
1998 Arts of Pacific Asia, NYC, USA
Organizer and artist of the traveling exhibition 'The Spirit of Hanoi,’ a collaboration of Salon Natasha, 18 artists from Vietnam and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, exhibited in Oulu and Helsinki:
Visual Center, Oulu, Finland
Gallery Bau, Helsinki, Finland
1997 The 12. Asian International Art Exhibition, Macao
1995 Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Hämeenlinna, Finland
Exhibited together with Minna Haukka and Gun Holmström
1994 Cultural Center, Uusikaupunki, Finland
Exhibited together with Minna Haukka and Gun Holmström
Porvoo Art Hall, Porvoo, Finland
Exhibited together with Minna Haukka and Gun Holmström
1994 - 2004 Salon Natasha, Hanoi, Vietnam
1994-95 Gallery Titanik, Turku, Finland
1993 City Hall of Raisio, Raisio, Finland
Exhibited together with Minna Haukka, Marika Kaarna and Johanna Ilvessalo
1992 Brinkkala Gallery, Turku, Finland
1991 Artist Association of Turku, Turku, Finland

Coming up:
2013 Untamala Summer Show, Laitila, Finland


MEMBERSHIPS

Association of Painters, Finland
ARTE of Turku


RESIDENCIES & WORKSHOPS

2009 Villa Karo artist residency, Benin, West Africa
2007 Bao Loc Project, organized and curated by Sue Hajdu of albb, Bao Loc, Vietnam
2001 Womanifesto Workshop, Si Saket, Thailand
1999 Pacific Bridge Residency, California, USA


SCHOLARSHIPS

2008 Arts Council of Finland
2007 FRAME, Finnish Fund for Art Exchange, Finland
2003 FRAME, Finnish Fund for Art Exchange, Finland
Finnish Cultural Foundation, Finland
2002 FRAME, Finnish Fund for Art Exchange, Finland
1993 Koncordia Union of Finland
1992 Saskias of Turku


WORKS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

State of Finland
Aboa Vetus Museum, Turku, Finland
Wäinö Aaltonen Museum, Turku, Finland
Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Finland
Laitila City, Finland
Hotel Nikko, Hanoi, Vietnam
Prudential, Tokyo, Japan

WORKS IN PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium, UK, Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Macau, Thailand, Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Vietnam


WORKS ON WEBSITES

www.artvietnamgallery.com
www.baolocproject.org


CATALOGUES

2007 La Dolce Vita, The Grail, Memento Mori exhibition catalogue
2005 The Ten Courts of the Kings of The Hell: Vietnam Past and Present
2004 Lotus Flower – Art from Vietnam - taidetta Vietnamista
2002 Parasta Ennen – Best Before
2001 Womanifesto

PUBLICATIONS

2011 July/August: Asian Art News: Wonderfully Displaced
Jan: Laitila TV (Finland): Get Friends with Maritta Nurmi and her Art
Jan: Hanoi TV (Vietnam): Art of Maritta Nurmi
Jan/Feb: Asian Art News: Maritta Nurmi at Art Vietnam
2010 Vietnam News: Finnish artist fashions playful works in metal

2009 20.7. Åbo Underrättelser: Tebord med ny karaktär (FIN)
8.7. Turun Sanomat: Aasialaista estetiikkaa (FIN)
23.6. Turun Sanomat: Maritta Nurmi kutsuu pöydän ääreen (FIN)

2008 13.11 Helsingin Sanomat: Taiteilija tuunaa Hanoin pöydät. (FIN)
Vietnamilaistunut Maritta Nurmi pitaä oman näyttelyn Helsingissä (FIN)
31.10. Suomen Kuvalehti: näyttelyesittetlyt s.75 (FIN)
31.10. Helsingin Sanomat, NYT: Maritta Nurmen teoksia galleria
Uusitalossa (FIN)
23.10. Kauppalehden Optio: Toritaidetta ja aasialaisia vaikutteita (FIN)
2.10. YLE:n Areena http://areena.yle.fi/toista?id=1554360
Mandi Nurmi, taiteilija Turusta maailmalla. Dokumentti
Mariita Nurmin taiteellisesta työskentelystä Vietnamissa (FIN)
2007 May/June Asian Art News: Maritta Nurmi at Art Vietnam (HongKong)
1.5. The Thao & Van Hoa: ‘Hat bui nao hoa kiep than toi’ (VN)
6-8.4 Lao Dong cuoi tuan: ‘Mot thong diep ve su song ..’ (VN)
January http://artcritical.com/fyfe/JFHanoi2.htm (USA)
2005 June Gloria: 'Vietnamin värit' (FIN)
16.4. Åbo Underrättelser: 'Hon trampar egna stigar' (FIN)
6.-12.4. TS Treffi: 'Vietnamin melskeestä' (FIN)
6.4. Turun Sanomat: 'Kaikuja Vietnamista' (FIN)
3.4. Turun Sanomat: 'Bambujen ja bonsai-puiden katveessa' (FIN)
2.4. ¨Åbo Underrättelser: 'Vietnamesisk konst' (FIN)
18.3. Turun Sanomat: 'Vietnamin taidetta vuosisatojen ajalta' (FIN)
21.1. Hämeen Sanomat: 'Lootuksen kukka aukeaa helposti' (FIN)
2004 May My Thuat Vietnam: '1+ 1 +1' (Vietnam)
4.5. Tienphong Chu Nhat: '1 + 1 + 1' (Vietnam)
25.4. Hanoi Moi: 'Phep cong huyen dieu!' (Hanoi, Vietnam)
25.4. Lao Dong: 'Co ba nguoi dan ba dang ve' (Vietnam)
19.4. Hanoi Moi: 1 + 1 + 1 (Hanoi, Vietnam)
March/Apr Asian Art News: 'In Search Of Global Identities' (Hong Kong)
2003 Dec/Jan2004 art4d: 'World between the Worlds' (Thailand)
nro38 Expatrium: 'Pitkä tie taiteilijaksi' (FIN)
2002 13.8. Turun Sanomat: 'Yhdessä tekeminen on parasta' (FIN)
13.7. Turun Sanomat: 'Artella on monet kasvot' (FIN)
Jul-Aug Salo TV: 'Veturitallissa nyt' (FIN)
13.7. Salon Seudun Sanomat: 'Veturitallissa monip. näyttely' (FIN)
12.6. Laitilan Sanomat: 'Välähdyksiä myyttien maailmasta' (FIN)
Jan/Feb Asian Art News: 'A Communication of Understanding'
(Hong Kong)
Jan/Feb Matkamedia: 'Vietnam, Aasian lohikäärme' (FIN)
Dec/Jan art4d: 'No work is good work' (Thailand)
2001 June Vietnam Economic Times/Guide: 'In the Frame' (Vietnam)
May East Magazine/Guide: 'Exhibitions' (Singapore)
2000 Sep/Oct Asian Art News: 'Maritta Nurmi at Salon Natasha' (Hong Kong)
27.4. Lao Dong: 'Den voi phuong Dong tu xu so bang tuyet' (Vietnam)
20.4. Vietnam News: 'Finnish Artist discovers Silver Lining on canvas'
(Vietnam)
16.4. Tienphong Chu Nhat: 'Ban do cho the gioi vo hinh' (Vietnam)
10-16.4. Vietnam Investment Review/Time Out: 'Finnish Artist maps Path
to Things Unseen' (Vietnam)
2000 8.4. Van Hoa The Thao: 'Trien lam cua Maritta Nurmi' (Vietnam)
April Vietnam Economic Times/Guide: 'Changing places' (Vietnam)
1999 Nov/Dec Asian Art News: 'Cries, Whispers and Remembrances' (HK)
Aug Eeva Magazine: 'Vietnam, mon amour' (FIN)
30.7. The Times: 'Art without Borders' (California, USA)
22.7. Asianweek: 'The Past in the Present' (California, USA)
16.7. Viet Mercury: 'Noi chuyen voi cac hoa sy da tung lam viec o
Vietnam' (California, USA)
8.7. The Santa Fe New Mexican: 'Art is Life' (New Mexico, USA)

1998 19.5. Helsingin Sanomat/Viikkoliite: 'Taidetta Hanoista olohuoneeseen'
(FIN)
16.5. Turun Sanomat: 'Maritta Nurmi asuu Hanoissa' (FIN)
7.5. Suomenmaa; 'Hanoin henki Oulussa viela instantasteella' (FIN)
1998 7.5. Kansan Tahto: 'Hanoin henki siirtyy Ouluun' (FIN)
1.5. Kaleva: 'Natasha ja hänen galleriansa' (FIN)
1997 1.10. Vietnam Economic Times/Guide: 'Under the Mountains' (Vietnam)
1995 18.10. Turun Sanomat: 'Värikylläistä elämää' (FIN)
17.3. Hämeen Sanomat: 'Turkulaiset toivat tilpehöörin Hämeenlinnaan'
(FIN)
1994 24.8. Turkulainen: 'Mandi löysi paikkansa' (FIN)
8.6. Huvudstadsbladet: 'Kranier, Kattguld, Disneysilhuetter' (FIN)
2.5. Vietnam Investment Review: 'Finn gives European style a
Vietnamese flavour(Vietnam)
1993 30.6. Turun Sanomat: 'Raision risteyksessä on henkeä' (FIN)



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