BIOGRAPHY

 

BJÖRN AHO

Born 1967 in Finland

 

Works and lives in Finland

Björn Aho works in the fields of video, performance, film, theatre and painting. He has worked on themes concerning the relationship between presentation and representation, and the ways of representation and performing.

 

Studies

2002 Specialisation studies in mediateknology, Lahden  ammattikorkeakoulu/ taideinstituutti, Finland

1993 – 2000 Academy of Fine Arts, New Media Art Department, Helsinki, Finland

1994-2000 University of Industrial Arts, Department of Art Pedagogics, Helsinki,  Finland

1987 – 1990 Svenksa Konstskolan i Nykarleby, Uusikaarlepyy, Finland

 

The most recent exhibitions:

 

Selected group shows

2005 A Good Day Today, Finnish Video Art, Pro Arte, Saint Petersburg, Russia

2005 A Good Day Today, Finnish Video Art, Ujazdowski Center for Contemporary Art Varsova, Poland

2005 VAE9 International Media Art Festival, Lima, Peru 2

2004 ON THE ROAD, Lissabon, SAARI-AN ISLAND, Spain

2004 Löysät pois, Biennale. Helsinki, Kulmagalleria, Veli-Bror-brother, Finland

2004 Videokonst från statlig samling, Embassy of Finland, Stockholm, Sweden

2004 HORLAND KUNSTSENTER, Bergen, Norway 

2004 Finnish National Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Kiasma, Finland

2003 BAR!!! FORUM BOX, Helsinki, Finland

2002 ”OLKAA KILTISTI”, Helsinki Art Museum, Finland

2002 FINNS BEHAVING BADLY. Jakarta, Indonesia

2002 ”PERHE” finnish photography Museum, Finland

2002 ”ROHTO” Helsinki City Art Museum, Tennispalatsi, Finland

2002 5PM – 5AM, lasipalatsi, Helsinki, Finland

2001 Young contemporaries, Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland

2000 Viva Scanland, Belfast, Northern Ireland

2000 MOMENTUM, nordic festival of contemporary art, Moss, Norway, ”a method ”, with the group BAR

2000 UNDERVERK, Helsinki, Finland

 

One-man shows

2007 GET OUT OF MY HOUSE, Gallery Kluuvi, Helsinki, Finland

2007 ”Sentimentti” Gallery Huoltamo, Tampere, Finland

2006 Installation ”Kitchen” gallery Kakelhallen, Maarianhamina, Finland

2006 Ihmisen tila, Gallery Ikuinen, Tampere, Finland

2004 ”Comments” NonTVTVstation, splintermind, Stockholm, Sweden

2004 22.10. – 21.11. Helsinki Kunsthall, studio, Veli-Bror-Brother

2004 Galleri Titanik, Turku, Finland

2003 FORUM BOX, with Stig Baumgartner and Vesa-Pekka Rannnikko

2002 Gallery Cabel factory, Finland

 

Performances

2003 BAR!!! FORUM BOX, Helsinki, Finland

2001 BRRR Performancefestival, Portto, Portugal, Ne+

2001 DIA, performancefestival AMORPH Helsinki with the group BAR, Finland

2000 Method-Mexico City, with the group BAR, Method #3 was performed in Mexico City in Ex teresa Arte Actual international performance festival 19.11.200, Mexico

2000 performance ”BROTHER” with the group BAR, (Paletten), StandArt, nordic liveart. Org, Göteborg, Sweden

2000 ”ME, MY FATHER AND SANTACLAUS”, StandArt, nordic liveart. Org. Göteborg, Sweden

2000 ”a method” MOMENTUM, Moss Norway

 

Video works

2007 GET OUT OF MY HOUSE

2006 Kitchen

2004 ”VELI-BROR-BROTHER”

2003 Koska kuulen sen äänen se ei voi olla kaukana

2003 “COMMENT”

2002 ”saari”(Island)

2000 ”60/8X8=?”

1999 ”Baari miehet” 1

998 ”HI OUTSIDER”

1997 ”ME, MY FATHER AND SANTACLAUS”

1996 ”PLAYING ECHO”

1996 ”Little heart” 1996 ”Meeting” 1995 ”DOG”

 

Videoscreenings

2014, 2012, 2013, 2014 Seili Baltic Sea Film Festival

2005 “Love Bites” Kiasma, Helsinki Finland

2005 View 05, Finnish Media Art Fesival, Helsinki

2005 Stockholm, Finnish Embasy

2005 Berlin, Finnish Embasy

2005 Washington,  Finnish Embasy

2004 View 04, Helsinki, Finland

2003 View03, Helsinki, Finland

2003  Videoscreening, Finnish videoart, Malmö Art Hall, Sweden

2003 Simrishamn International ArtFilm Festival

2003 THE NORDICLIVEART.ORG

2003 SYN. ?. Pro Artibus, Tammisaari, Finland

2002 Pärnu fideo ja vilmi festival

2001 Bandits-Manages –festival, Bourges,France.

25-30.12.2001 zur FINNIGHT, Berlin, Germany

25.11.2001 Finlandssvensk filmmönstring, Lume, Helsinki.

5/2001 Finnish videoart review(”art gies japakka”) Moskova

4.5.2001 Les Rencontres de Video, Annecy, France

13.10.2001 Galleri Jangva, Helsinki

2000 Videofiction competition, Unimovie, Italy

 

Represented in collections

Central Archives of Finnish Art/Museum of Contemporaty Art, Kiasma

Committee for the purchase of works for the State Art Collection Oulu City Art Museum Helsinki City Art Museum

Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki,Finland SKJL Pietarsaari City Pohjanmaan museum

Museum Pietarsaari

 

Other activity

1995 Assisting Matthew Barney, Ars 95 Helsinki Finland 1993 Painting Sympossium in Valtiche, Chech 1992 Summer Academy in Saltsburg, Aus