Ville Yrjänä Mäkikoskela

Born 1975 in Parkano, lives and works in Helsinki, Finland

Fine Arts studies:
MA, University of Art and Design Helsinki,
0Pallas- Fine Arts 2004-2007
Lahti Polytechnic/ Institute of Design,
Basic Pedagogical studies 1999-2001
BfA, Lahti Polytechnic/ Institute of Fine Arts,
Sculpture Department 1995-1999

Solo exhibitions (selected):

Galleria Becker, Jyväskylä 2017
Galleria Saskia, Tampere 2015
Galleria G, Helsinki 2014
GalleriaKONE, Hämeenlinna 2013
Lönnström Art Museum, Yard Studio, Rauma 2012
Galleria Å, Turku 2012
Galleria Katariina, Helsinki 2012
Galleria Uusi Kipinä/ Kulma, Lahti 2011
Galleria Huuto/ Viiskulma, Helsinki 2010
VarikkoGalleria, Seinäjoki 2010
Galleria Uusikuva, Kotka 2009
Galleri Sinne, Helsinki 2009
l’Oeil de Poisson/ Petite Galerie,
Québec City, Canada 2008
Ateljee Bar, Sokos Hotel Torni, Helsinki 2008
Galleria Alkovi, Helsinki 2007
Art Centre Mältinranta, Tampere 2006
Galleria Katariina, Helsinki 2005
Galleri Konstepidemin, Gothenburg, Sweden 2004
Finger Play / Fingerlek, Pannrummet/ Konstepidemin,
Gothenburg, Sweden 2002
Potentia, Studio Mezzo, Helsinki 2002
Also Bread, Titanik, Turku 2000

Group exhibitions (selected):

Coloring Book 2.0, Gallery Katariina and Studio, Helsinki 2017
Rytmitaju, Hyvinkää Art Museum 2017
Nachstein, Galerie Toolbox, Berlin, Germany 2017
Tsiigaa/ Art Goes Kapakka, Ville Mäkikoskela and Matti Uusikylä,
Rymy-Eetu, Helsinki 2016
THREE SETTINGS, 3., Ville Mäkikoskela and Matti Uusikylä,
D5 Drawing Gallery, Cable Factory, Helsinki 2016
THREE SETTINGS, 1. and 2., Ville Mäkikoskela and Matti Uusikylä,
D5 Drawing Gallery, Cable Factory, Helsinki 2015
TOMORROW – Haihara Theme Art Exhibition,
Haihara Art Centre, Tampere 2015
SUPERMARKET 2015 – Stockholm Independent Art Fair, Galleria Sculptor,
Together with Pirjetta Brander and Kaisu Koivisto 2015
Three Sculptures, Tsiigaa/ Art Goes Kapakka, Bryggeri Helsinki 2014
Joint Exhibition, Marziart Internationale Galerie, Hamburg, Germany 2014
PURNU 2013 – Effect, Curator Petri Eskelinen,
Art Center PURNU, Orivesi 2013
Artists 2012, 117. Annual Exhibition of Finnish Artists´
Association, Kunshalle Helsinki 2012
Local Artwork, Group Exhibition of Artists from Oulunkylä
Studiohouses, Oulunkylä Library, Helsinki 2012
Taabor 12 – KIVI, Group Exhibition of Art Stonework- Tattarisuo Stoneworkshop, Taaborinvuori, Nurmijärvi 2012
Uusi Veistos (New Sculpture), Lahti Art Museum 2011
Sculpture Park, Siuntio Wellness & Conference Resort, Group Exhibition of Art Stonework- Tattarisuo Stoneworkshop, Siuntio 2011
SISU- Kivinokka 2011, Environmental exhibition, Helsinki 2011
Juryed Summer Exhibition of Helsinki Artists` Association,
Gallery Jetty Barracks, Helsinki 2011
Let´s Go to the Woods! Gallery Jetty Barracks, Helsinki 2010
The Sign of Fear, Rantagalleria, Oulu 2008
Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki 2007
ArtPora 2007, Old mine of Outokumpu 2007
Display, Iivanainen- Jääskeläinen- Mäkikoskela,
Galleria Mania, Tampere 2006
Töölönlahti Sculpture 2006, Helsinki 2006
Vevring Utstillinga ´05, Naustdal, Norway 2005
Pirkkala Sculpture ´05, Pirkkala 2005
db- Dale Biennale, Dale i Sunnfjord, Norway 2004
Le Pain, Cram Midi-Pyrénées, Toulouse, France 2004
In Touch, The Gallen-Kallela Museum/ The grounds of Tarvaspää, Espoo
(Environmental exhibition/ Nomad-group) 2004
VIRTAA! / STRÖMMA! – Regional exhibition of Uusimaa,
Porvoo Art Factory 2003
107. Annual Exhibition of Finnish Artists´ Association,
Kunsthalle Helsinki 2002
Nars Nomad, Villa Elfvik, Espoo
(Environmental exhibition/ Nomad-group) 2002
MiniAtyyri, GalleriaK, Huittinen and Ars Nova, Turku
(Miniature art) 2002
Union of Finnish Art Associations´ 63rd Annual Exhibition,
Keuruu Museum 2001
105. Annual Exhibition of Finnish Artists´ Association,
Kunsthalle Helsinki 2000


Grants:

Arts Promotion Centre Finland/ Uusimaa Region,
(3 months working grant) 2017
Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Board for Public Display Grants
to Visual Artists, Public Display Grant ( for 5 months working) 2016
Helsinki City 2015
Arts Promotion Centre Finland 2015
Kordelin Foundation (1/2 -year working grant) 2015
Arts Promotion Centre Finland 2014
Finnish Cultural Foundation/ Uusimaa (1/2-year working grant) 2013
Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Board for Public Display Grants
to Visual Artists, Public Display Grant ( for 5 months working) 2013
Finnish Cultural Foundation (1-year working grant) 2012
Art Council of Uusimaa Region 2012
Arts Council of Finland 2012
Kone Foundation 2010
Arts Council of Finland (1-year working grant) 2010
Arts Council of Finland 2009, 2008
Finnish Cultural Foundation (1-year working grant) 2006
Helsingin Saskia 2005
Finnish-Norwegian Cultural Foundation 2009, 2005
NIFCA/ Sleipnir 2004
FRAME 2004
Art Council of Uusimaa Region 2004
NKD 2004
Finnish Cultural Foundation/ Uusimaa 2003
NIFCA 2002
Art Council of Häme Region (1/2 –year  working grant) 2002
KAUNO Art Project/ Lahti Artists´ Association 2002, 2001, 2000
Finnish Cultural Foundation/ Päijät-Häme 2001
Arts Council of Finland 2005, 2004, 2000
Lahti City 2000
Lahti Polytechnic Fund 2000, 1999
Wäinö Aaltonen Foundation 1999
Parkano Art Club 1999
Parkano City 1999, 1997

Awards:

Art Competition for Porvoo Art Factory Area, shared 1. prize, 2012

Works In Collections:
Finnish Art Society, Finnish State Collection, Private collections in Finland and Norway, Wihuri Foundation/ Rovaniemi Art Museum

Working Abroad:

Eckerö Post- och Tullhus, Artist in Residence, Åland 2017
Källskär Artist in Residence, Kökar, Åland 2015
Ålands Skärgårds Gästateljé, Kökar 2014
Berlin Residence/ Art Council of Uusimaa Region, Germany 2012
Saari Residence/ Kone Foundation, Mynämäki, Finland 2010
(Artist-in-Residence, April-May)Co-operative Méduse, l’Oeil de Poisson, Quebec, Canada 2008
(Artist-in-Residence, September-December)
Nordisk Kunstnarsenter Dalsåsen, Dale i Sunnfjord, Norway 2004
(Artist-in-Residence, September-December)
Konstepidemin, Gothenburg, Sweden
(NIFCA Artist-in-residence, August-November) 2002
Barcelona Residence/ Art Council of Häme Region, Spain 2000

Memberships:

Association of Finnish Sculptors
Art Stonework- Tattarisuo Stoneworkshop
Helsinki Artists´ Association
The Guild of Medallic Art in Finland

e-mail: vmakikos(at)gmail.com