CV

 

Matti Sumari

Born 1987 in Helsinki, Finland
Lives and works in Malmö, Sweden
Artist and coordinator at the artist-run space Alta Art Space in Malmö, Sweden

 

 

Education:

2012 – 2014        Master of Fine Arts, Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå, Sweden

2011 – 2012        Small-scale Organic Farming & Sustainable Living, Hola folkhögskola, Nyland, Sweden

2011                     Beekeeping, Studieförbundet Vuxenskolan, Umeå, Sweden

2009                    Exchange course, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Finland

2008 – 2011        Bachelor of Fine Arts, Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå, Sweden

2007                    Umeå Art School, Umeå, Sweden

2006                    Nordic Art School, Kokkola, Finland

 

 

Solo Exhibitions:

2017

(upcoming) Skånes konstförening, Malmö, Sweden

2015

Heart of Gold at Trumpeten c/o mellanrum, Södra Förstadsgatan, Malmö, Sweden

2014  

TICK TICK TICK SPRÄNG at Konstfrämjandet Västerbotten, Umeå, Sweden

2013

(THE LOGIC OF) INSTRUMENTS FOR CYCLES THROUGH A HUNTER-GATHERER-GARDENER
Master of Fine Arts solo exhibition, Galleriet, Konstnärligt Campus, Umeå, Sweden

2012
With All We Have for Everyone – With the States Money to Ourselves
with Andréas Brännström at Galleri Maskinen, Umeå, Sweden

2009

MAMMALS    with Julia Selin and Jaakko Pallasvuo    B-galleria, Turku, Finland

IS THERE A PICTURE IN THE ROOM?
with Erik Nilsson and Julia Selin, Sound-installation at Sagateatern, Umeå, Sweden

2006

MUNO FINDS A JEWEL    Galleria Camera Aurea, Helsinki, Finland

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2017

The Island of Blossoming Trees, Drömmarnas Hus, Rosengård, Malmö, Sweden

Campsite, Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA

VAFT – Video Art Festival Turku, Turku, Finland

Van Gogh´s Fan Club – Alta Art Space at Å´Kaj Gallery, Limhamn, Malmö, Sweden

2016

APERTO at Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, Italy

LOOP – A video art marathon by Galleri CC at Supermarket Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden

2015

LOOP – A video art marathon at Galleri CC, Malmö, Sweden

Berlin Food Art Week at ACUD, Berlin, Germany

Hot Beverages     with Erik Sjödin and Ami Kohara at Cigarrvägen 13, Stockholm, Sweden

The Spring Exhibition at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

Resistance at Pianofabriek, Saint-Gilles, Brussels, Belgium

2014

Maskinen Art Boat on the Wasaline ferry between Umeå, Sweden and Vaasa, Finland

Survival Kit/Umeå festival     Umeå, Sweden

Radical Mycology     Umeå Kulturhus, Umeå, Sweden

Kulturhusfestivalen     Umeå Kulturhus, Umeå, Sweden

BiteVilnius Cinema     Vilnius, Lithuania

CULTURAL CAPITAL     ZK/U – Center for Art and Urbanistics, Berlin, Germany

CULTURAL CAPITAL     Bildmuseet, Umeå, Sweden

2013

URBAN TACTICS, ART MOMENTS FESTIVAL     Erzsébet tér, Budapest, Hungary

2011

GALLERY CARLSSON SVENSSON CONTEMPORARY: GRAND OPENING II    Bildmuseet, Umeå, Sweden

2010

EUROPA UNDERGROUND    Clab gallery, Lodi, Italy

VÅRSALONG 2010    Skellefteå Konsthall, Skellefteå, Sweden

THE REFLECTING POOL / UNTITLED PEOPLE    Galleri Verkligheten, Umeå, Sweden

2009

LEIF – NORRLANDS NYA PERFORMANCEFESTIVAL    Luleå, Sweden

2008

HELT PLÖTSLIGT ÄR VI HÄR    Cave Gallery, Detroit, USA

MOVING – CLARION ART FILM FESTIVAL    Clarion Hotel Stockholm, Sweden

 

 

Residencies:

2016 XXII CSAV – Artists Research Laboratory with Renée Green at Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, Italy

 

 

Grants:

2017 international cultural exchange grant from the The Swedish Arts Grants Committee
2016 Studio grant for 2017-2018 from the City of Malmö, Sweden
2014 Grant from Umeå municipality Cultural Committee, Umeå, Sweden
2014 Assistant Grant from the Swedish Arts Grants Committee for assisting the German artist Judith Hopf

 

Artist talk: 

2014 Bildmuseet, Umeå, Sweden
2017 Konstskolan i Gävle, Gävle, Sweden

 

Collections:

Fondazione Antonio Ratti
Private collections