STUDIO KALLEINEN

About Us

We like to be curious. We like to make art. We like people.

The Studio

Studio Kalleinen is the collaborative base of artists Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen. In their artistic practice they attempt to merge the languages and approaches of a number of disciplines, such as game design, experimental education, dynamic facilitation and alternative economies. Tellervo and Oliver have developed a number of methods for a participatory art practice. They are known as the founders of the International Complaints Choir project. The artists are also founding members of YKON and Speechkaraoke.

The Artists

CONCEPT – FACILITATION – MUSIC

Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen

CONCEPT – VISUALS – CODE

Exhibitions (solo)

2019 »#BeschwerDich« / Kunstverein Ludwigshafen
2015 »101 For All« / Taidehalli / Helsinki

2012 »Formen der Beteiligung« / Shedhalle / Zürich

2011 »Kochta-Kalleinen & Kalleinen« / Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
2010 »Currents: Complaints Choir« / Columbus Museum of Art
2010 »Dreamland« / Rauma Art Museum
2010 »Kochta-Kalleinen & Kalleinen« / Galleria Artra / Milano

2009 »MAM Project 10« / Mori Art Museum / Tokyo

2009 »Dreamland« / Taidehalli-Studio / Helsinki

2008 »Complaints Choirs« / Marabouparken / Stockholm

2007 »Complaints Choirs« / MCA / Chicago
2007 »Complaints Choirs« / Signal Galleri / Malmö

2006 »Lost And Found« / S.M.A.K. / Ghent
2005 »Making of Utopia« / Artspace / Sydney

Exhibitions (group)

2019 »Ocean Dwellers« / Nordic Embassies / Berlin

2019 »An der Nordkante« / Stadtgalerie Kiel

2018 »Considering Finland« / Kunstverein Ludwigshafen

2018 »Roadmap« / Mänttä Art Festival
2017 »Juxtaposing Narratives« / Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik / Berlin

2016 »Identity. Behind the Curtain of Uncertainty« / National Museum of Art / Kiev 

2015 »What is to come has already arrived« / Musac / Leon
2015 »Cannibal Manifesto« / Karst / Plymouth
2014 »Cosmos« / Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum
2014 »Celebration of Work« / Workers Museum Tampere
2014 »Parallax« / Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City
2014 »What is to come has already arrived« / CAAC

2014 »Unelma-Dream« / Lönnström Art Museum / Rauma

2014 »Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale« / OCAT

2014 »Ars Fennica 2014« / KIASMA / Helsinki

2014 »2nd CAFAM Biennale« / Shanghai (with YKON)

2013 »Edinburgh Art Festival« / Edinburgh
2013 »Kino der Kunst« / various venues / München

2012 »I Wish This Was A Song« / The National Gallery / Oslo

2012 »Tell It Like It Is« / Ulrich Museum of Art / Wichita

2011 »8th Mercosul Biennial – Geopoetics« / Porto Alegre
2011 »Doing Things With Words« / Pratt Manhattan Gallery / New York
2011 »(Im)Possible Communities« / Shedhalle / Zürich
2010 »Publics and Counter-Publics« / CAAC Sevilla
2010 »Vocal Thoughts« / CACSA / Adelaide

2010 »Repair« / Ars Electronica / Linz
2010 »Partizipation. Politik der Gemeinschaft« / Salzburger Kunstverein
2010 »Common Things« / Kiasma / Helsinki
2010 »The People United Will Never Be Defeated« / Tent / Rotterdam
2009 »Time Out of Joint« / Whitney Museum of American Art

2009 »Arctic Hysteria« / Ludwig Museum / Budapest
2008 »History Acts« / Göteborgs Konsthall
2008 »Busan Biennale« / Busan

2008 »U-TURN Quadrennial for Contemporary Art / Copenhagen
2008 »Arctic Hysteria« / P.S.1, New York
2006 »Naked Life« / Museum of Contemporary Art / Taipei (with YKON)
2006 »Art Link« / Göteborgs Konsthall

2006 »5 Tage bis zum Ende der Kunst« / Kunsthalle Fridericianum / Kassel

2006 »1st Singapore Biennial« / Singapore (with YKON)

2006 »Momentum – Nordic Festival of Contemporary Art« / Moss
2006 »ev+a« / Limerick Biennial

2006 »ARS06 – Sense of the Real« / KIASMA / Helsinki