1978 - Helsinki, Finland

Susanna Majuri

Susanna Majuri lives and works in Helsinki. She is a member of the Helsinki School.

Her images are dominated by water. It is simultaneously her subject, work material and symbol. She photographs herself and others by and in the water in mysterious situations, more reminiscent of film stills. The artist scours the water for parallel worlds and dream worlds.
She says: “I suggest: we can be multiple. Touch your enviroment and it will show itself as fantastic. People are unpredictable. They are male and female at the same time. Eyes whisper sparks. The water is the most remarkable. It carries bodies. Water is colour. The shimmer and the deep green. My challenge is to see the reality in a non-traditional light. When I am shooting pictures, I have a premonition that something strange is about to happen. I follow the logic of colours, when I combine places, people and objects. To me the most important quality of photography is it´s capability to convey emotions. I suggest: imagine the details a bit further.

Who is drawing trees in to the pond. When you touch the surface of the house it turns out to be your companion. I throw myself into a fictive reality in the shootings. My heart beats wildly when I can feel the presence of surprises. When you´re in love, but bid farewell to the channel. You forgot the ship and it sinks. When the fall is unreachable behind the grey sorrow. I want to narrate feelings like in novels. The reader of images gets a chance to handle her lost and encounters. There is a place for danger. Did you die when you saw the shadow of the bird?
The language is a map and draws around us, unknown and familiar. I believe in a single image. It breaths strong.”

Solo Exhibitions

Kohtauspaikkana Kangasala, Kimmo Pyykkö-museo, Kangasala, FI

Sense of Water, Daikanyama Tsutaya Books, Tokyo, JP
Sense of Water, Embassy of Finland, Washington, D.C., US
Get out of the water, dear, Gallery Heino, Helsinki, FI

Kotona vedessä, Kangasala Arts Centre, FI

Water is Fiction, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Caen, Caen, FR
Susanna Majuri, Story Museum, Oxford, UK
Imaginary Homeland, PHOS, Centro Polifunzionale per la Fotografia e le Arti Visive, Torino, IT

The Breath of Water, Macula – Centro Internazionale di Cultura Fotografica, Pecaro, IT

Homeland, Gallery MC2, Milan, IT
Imaginary Homeland, Gallery Heino, Helsinki, FI
Imaginary Homeland, Mullsjö International Photofestival, Mullsjö, SE

Susanna Majuri, Sogn og Fjordane Kunstmuseum, Førde, NO
Nordic Water Tales, Musée de la Photographie, Charleroi, BE
Nordic Water Tales, Galerie Adler, Frankfurt, DE

Susanna Majuri, Hå gamle Prestegård, Nærbø, NO
Susanna Majuri (with Anni Leppälä), Purdy Hicks Gallery, London, UK
Water ballads, Gallery Taik, Berlin, DE
The Water Researcher’s Daughter, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki,FI

Susanna Majuri, Nolde Stiftung Seebühl, Dependance Berlin, DE

Vom Wasser verweht, Galerie Adler, Frankfurt, DE
Artist of the Year, Oulunsalo Soi Festival, Oulunsalo, FI
Histoires de coeur, Centre de photographie de Lectoure, Miradoux, FR

Saved with Water, Galerie Adler, New York, USA
Histoires singulières (with Henni Alftan), Galerie La Ferronnerie, Paris, FR
Þio, Þessi norrænu, Nordic House, Reykjavik, IS

Sinä pohjoinen, Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, FI

Kissamaa, Skotgalleri, Reykjavik, IS

Ihastus, Northern Photography Center, Oulu, FI
Ihastus, Gallery Jangva, Helsinki, FI
Ihastus, Gallery Titanik, Turku, FI

Group Exhibitions

Itsenäisyys, Uppsala Art Museum, SW
Ultimate Impact, Rundetaarn, Copenhagen, DK

Water, Kunsthalle Göppingen, DE
Ultimate Impact, Rundetaarn, Copenhagen, DK

Brilliant, Kansallismuseo, Helsinki, FI
Eiskalt verzaubert. Im Reich der Schneekönigin, Museum Schloss Neuenbürg, DE
In Other Worlds, Städtische Galerie Bietigheim-Bissingen, DE

Nature and More, Kunsthalle Rostock, Rostock, DE
In Other Worlds, Kiel Municipal Gallery of Contemporary Arts, Kiel, DE
Commenting on the Present, Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku, FI

Visual Arts Competition for Young Artists, Art Center Salmela, Mäntyharju, FI
Suuri Näytelmä, Villa Roosa, Orimattila, FI
Magic and Dreams, Centre D’Art Nei Licht, Luxembuorg, LU
Valon Houkutus, Lahti Art Museum, Lahti, FI
From Grimm to Reality, The Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury, UK
Winter-Reise, Galerie Seitz & Partner, Berlin, DE
Supermarket 2013, Independent Art Market, Tukholma, SE
Arte Fiera Bologna, IT

In the Limelight of the Infinite. Romanticism and the Present, The Sinclair-House of the ALTANA Art !Foundation, Bad Homburg, DE
POLAROID, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, FI
Pala Taivasta, Art House Project with Tampere Art Museum, Tampere, FI
Alice in Wonderland, ECCO Espacio de Creación Contemporánea, Cadiz, ES
The Armory Show, Gallery Bryce Wolkowitz, New York, US
The Mutual Factor of Extremes, Wäinö Aaltonen Museum, Turku, FI

Touching Dreams, National Museum of photography, Copenhagen, DK
H2O – Reflections, Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art, Vaasa, FI
Sijamuotoja, Purnu Art Center, Orivesi, FI
A Female View, Purdy Hicks, London, UK
Christophe Gruye, Galerie, Helsinki school Exhibition, Zurich, CH
Screaming from the Mountain, SKMU Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, NO
Alice in Wonderland, Logomo, Turku, FI
Water – sense and Sensation, Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku, FI
RE/VOLT, Gallery Kalhama & Piippo Contemporary, Helsinki, FI
I Love Malmö, Västerås Museum of Art, Västerås, SE

Dead Lines, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich, CH
Dead Lines, Von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal, DE
Uitgelicht/Highlighted, Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam, NL
Helsinki 10, Rogaland Art Museum, Stavanger, NO
The Helsinki School – Seven Approaches, Gallery Bryce Wolkowitz, New York, US
The Helsinki School – Photography and video NOW, Helsinki City Art Museum Meilahti, Helsinki, FI
ARCO, Gallery TAIK, Madrid, ES
Tool, Cultural Centre Knokke-Heist, BE
H20 – Reflection, The Archipelago Centre Korpoström, Korpo, FI
Järjestetty juttu, Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, FI
Inter-cool 3.0, Jugend – Bild – Medien, HMKV im Zentrum für Kunst und Kreativität, Dortmund, DE
MAPAMUNDISTAS ́10, Sala de Armas de la Ciudadela, Pamplona, ES

Artissima, Gallery Taik, Torino, IT
Paris Photo, Gallery Taik, Paris, FR
Art Forum Berlin, Gallery Taik, Berlin, DE
The Helsinki School, Loft project ETAGI, St. Petersburg, RU
Ei saa peittää – Får ej övertäckas – Eskilstuna Konstmuseum, Eskilstuna, SE
Von hier aus, wohin?, 3. Internationales Fotografiefestival F/Stop, Buntgarnwerken, Leipzig, DE
The Helsinki School – Internal and External Landscapes, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, JP
Über / Unter Wasser – Vom Aquarium zum Videobild, Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven, Wilhelmshaven,DE
Sylt – Insel Zwischen Himmel und Meer, Kunst: Raum Sylt Quelle, Sylt, DE
Turku Biennaali, Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova Museum, Turku, FI
STILL & BLURRED: SPACE, BODY, TIME, Associazione Culturale “OCCHIO!”, Genova, IT
Platform 09 – Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, CH

Water I, Museum of Photography in Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, GR
New Photographs, Tom Hunter, Susanna Majuri, Jyrki Parantainen, Purdy Hicks Gallery, London, UK! Rose Boréal, Palais des Beaux Arts de Lille, Lille, FR
Som en tjuv om natten, Pro Artibus – Galerie Elverket, Ekenäs, FI
Värähtelyä, Danielson-Kalmari Museo, Vääksy, FI
Sommerfrische – Die Sehnsucht nach dem Paradies, TUI AG, Hannover, DE
Nordic Moods – Landscape Photography of Our Time, ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj, DK
Rose Boréal – Photographies de l’école d’Helsinki, Ecole des Beaux-Arts Paris, FR
Cheminements – Le paysage comme terrain de jeux, Centre de photographie de Lectoure, FR

Mapping the Unknown, Overbeck-Gesellschaft, Lübeck, DE
Sommerfrische, die Sehnsucht nach dem Paradies, Kunst: Raum Sylt Quelle, DE
Dis/connected, APT-studio, London, UK
The Helsinki School – New Photography by Taik, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, FI
Square Minutes – Young Finnish Photography, Galleria Ars Nova, Lodz, Poland, F-Stop, Leipzig, DE
Masters of Arts, University of Art and Design Helsinki, Helsinki, FI
Tampere Art Film Festival, Tampere, FI
Photo Finnish, The Helsinki School, Stenersen Museum, Oslo, NO

Winterland, The Fifth Triennal of Finnish Photography, Salo Art Museum, Salo, FI
What’s Up North, Northern Center of Photography, Oulu, FI
Vad är fotografi?- The Helsinki School, Borås Konstmuseum, Borås, SE
Au-delà des Apparences, Centre Culturel Christiane Peugeot, Paris, FR
Pikasso, Art Supermarket, Helsinki, FI
Loterie d’art contemporain, Galerie des Minimes, Paris, FR
Visual Arts Competition for Young Artists, Art Center Salmela, Mäntyharju, FI
Helsinki5, Jugendsali, Helsinki, FI
Film9, Museum of Work, Norrköping, SE
Rising, Photographic Center Nykyaika, Tampere, FI

Work in Progress, Arles, FR
Manifest04-05, Korjaamo, Helsinki, FI

Young Artists 2003, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Helsinki, FI
Joku Päivä, Art Museum Lönnström, Rauma, FI
Joku Päivä, Rantakasarmin galleria, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, FI!

Joku Päivä, Manilla, Turku, FI

Kaari, Manilla, Turku, FI