R i i k k a   H y v ö n e n

b. 1982 Rovaniemi, Finland
Based in London


Education:

2015- MFA, Painting department, Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Finland
2012-2015 BA Fine Art, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
2008-2011 Vocational Qualification in Visual Expression, Hyvinkää Art School, Finland


Solo exhibitions:

9/2019 How ’bout a Little Rainbow Reflection?,  Zetterberg Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
1/2016 Roller Derby Kisses, Gallery Saariaho Järvenpää, Helsinki, Finland
6/2015 Roller Derby Kisses, Finnish Institute in London, London, UK
7/2010 Über Cute! by Riikka Hyvönen & Rakel Liekki, Kontupiste, City of Helsinki Cultural Office, Helsinki, Finland
5/2010 Über Cute! by Riikka Hyvönen & Rakel Liekki, Zetterberg Gallery (former Showroom Helsinki) Helsinki, Finland


Group Exhibitions:

10/2020 Billboard Festival Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey (upcoming)
 3/2020 Strange Delights, Paradigm Gallery + Studio, Philadelphia, USA 
 1/2020 Explorations – Collection Lars Göran Johnsson, Turku Art Museum, Finland
 6/2019 Summer Exhibition, Gallery Zetterberg, Helsinki, Finland
 2/2019 80 Days, Artsi - Vantaa Art Museum, Vantaa, Finland
 8/2018 Hive Mind, Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia
 5/2018 Kuvan Kevät, Graduation Show, Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Finland 
 1/2018 PainGame, Das Arty Schaufenster, Berlin, Germany
11/2017 With Seven-league Boots. Stop –Finland, Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga 
 7/2017 Brains & Lip present I'm Gonna Get Ya, Bones & Pearl Studios, London, UK
 4/2017 Brains & Lip Takeover, CNB Gallery, London, UK
 4/2017 Get'cha Head in the Game, The Naughton Gallery, Belfast, Norther Ireland
 9/2016 Signature, Art Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
 8/2016 10th Anniversary Show, Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
 6/2016 Going Commando, Mänttä Art Festival, Mänttä; Finland
 3/2016 Opening Night: part II (Chapter II), Chabah Yelmani Gallery, Brussels
 1/2016 XL Catlin Art Guide, London Art Fair, London, UK
 1/2016 Opening Night: part II (Chapter I), Chabah Yelmani Gallery, Brussels
12/2015 Artistes à la une pour la Liberté, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
10/2015 Genre & Clichés, Médiathèque / Ville de Betton, Betton; France
 9/2015 Off the Wall, HQS Wellington, London
 8/2015 Punch, Summer Arts Festival by Sweet ’Art, The Espacio Gallery, London, UK
 6/2015 Goldsmiths Degree Show, London, UK
11/2014 SHIFT I, Stop N Shop – Off Licence, London, UK
 6/2012 Punainen hevonen -Summer Exhibition, Laajan galleria, Äänekoski; Finland
 6/2011 Liikaa sanottavaa, Degree Show, Hyvinkää Art School, Hyvinkää; Finland
 6/2011 Factory Superstars, ArtSpace, Helsinki, Finland



In 2016, Riikka Hyvönen was selected to the XL Catlin Art Guide, a publication that brings together 30 most promising recent art graduates from British universities every year. The book was published in the London Art Fair where her works were also presented.

Artworks in collections: Contemporary art Museum Kiasma 2016 and Turku Art Museum (Lars Göran Johnsson’s collection) 2016 

Public Art works: Spektri, 2018, Wall painting in Helsingin Helene, Yrjö ja Hanna Säätiö, Helsinki 
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