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Maria Nordbäck

Born 1957 in Vaasa, FI

Lives & works in Vaasa, FI

EDUCATION
2010 Digital media production, NOVIA, Vaasa
2006-2007 Turku University of Applied Sciences, The role of the artist in learning communities
1996-2000 Polytechnic of Applied Sciences, Nykarleby, Degree in Fine Arts
1999-2000 Pedagogical studies, Österbottens Högskola, Vaasa
1987 Student, Vasa Svenska Aftonläroverk, Vaasa

WORK IN PROCESS
2017-2018 Frans rum, to plan&realize a garden with participatory metods in Kristiinankaupunki, FI 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS, PROJECT
2016 See me, a personal folder for people with memory disorders
2016 Road-trips in Palestine and Israel, Thailand and Myanmar, video

2015 Frame it-sharing our inner picture, A multucultural art-project, Vaasa City Library

2007 Maria&Mia, with Mia Damberg, Galleri Sinne, Helsinki
2001 Art for alternative places: Artroom at Building trade fair, Korsholm
2001 Art for alternative places: Womens public bath house, Gustavsborg, Vaasa
2000 Art for a public space, municipality of Korsholm

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016 Bridging Zip-code65 with Brynhild Bye-Tiller exhibition, Nandor Mikola Gallery

2015 Homeland, Greetings from Öster-Västerbotten, Västerbottens museum, Umeå (SE)
2014 Homeland, Greetings from Öster-Västerbotten, Kuntsi museum of modern art,Vaasa
2014 Workshop and exhibition, Art Camp Gammlia, Umeå (SE)
2013 Staying silent won't make a difference, K.H Renlunds museum, Kokkola
2012 Forgo, Artturi at Gallery Spectra, Kristiinankaupunki
2011 To have / to own, FORGO with Brynhild Bye, Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art, Vaasa
2010 Sundom Boende, Galleri No1, Klæbu, (NO)
2010 Workshop ÆØÅ, Crossword at Mid-Nordic artists meeting in Klæbu (NO)
2010 Ö , Ti arbeit, Vaasa City Art Gallery, Vaasa
2010 Ö , Ti arbeit, Elverket, Tammisaari
2009 Platform Parasite Event, CFL at Platform, Vaasa (FI)
2009 KKB Konstkraftsbyrån at Konstrundan 09
2008 Taidevoimatoimisto, ARS NOVA, Turku
2007 Yhteyksiä-Common ground, The Lönnström Art Museum, Rauma
2005 MOPE05, Performance with Mia Damberg, Vaasa
2005 Ostrobothnia, with Mia Damberg, Kunstverein Graz, Regensburg (DE)
2005 Pampas, Galleri Huuto, Helsinki
2004 Tasteful meal, Författarstugan in Vörå
2003 Platform in Verkligheten, I can-I can not with Mia Damberg, Galleri Verkligheten, Umeå (SE)
2003 Inside-Outside, Give me your cap, Nordanå, Skellefteå (SE)
2003 Verkligheten in platform, Platform Vaasa
2003 INside-OUTside, Icewall, Platform, Vassa
2001 Tastes like art, Tell me your story, Exhibition in a mobile caravan, Ostrobothnia

 

COMMUNITY-ART

2017 My music, diskussion&photo-exhibition&dance with and for people with memory disease together with a local dementia support association. Part of Finland100 events, Vaasa (FI)

2016 Bridging Zip-code65 with Brynhild Bye-Tiller, workshop, Vaasa

2015 Community art Frame it-sharing our inner picture, A multucultural art-project, Vaasa

2012 Community art project Flashback, with asylumseekers in Kristiinankaupunki
2010-2011 Community art project Board Game Vaasa Square  1930-1950, Vaasa
2009 Community art project Mölkky-game with Sundom Boende, Vaasa
2009 Community art project Take me to the sea, with Vasa Svenska Demensförening, Vaasa

2007 Community art project, Take me to the sea with the Irish Wheelchair Association, Dublin (IR)
2006 Cooperations Asbl, Animationworkshop, Luxembourg
2006 ARSÖ, Paradise with Suvi Aarnio, Velkua municipality

2003 Community art project Wishes and hopes, with school classes

COLLABORATIVE PROJECT
2010 Community art project, Ti arbeit, part of the exhibition Ö at Vaasa City Art Gallery, Vaasa
2009 CFL in Kirkenes, Training Camp (N)
2009 CFL in Istanbul (TU)
2007 CFL in Venice, in collaboration with Hüseyin Alptekin for the Turkish Pavilion at the 52nd
Venice Biennale, (IT)
2007 CFL Performance at the panel discussion Fare well Welfare, FRAME (IT)
2007 CFL, workshop, Gallery XX1, Warszawa (POL)
2002 Galleri Platform ”Platform is closed”, members of Platform&Peter Djelân
2001 Galleri Platform “Certainly not art”, members of platform&Cecare Pietroiusti

 

PUBLIC WORKS

2000 Kastet, a wall installation to Health Center in municipality of Korsholm

OTHER ACTIVITIES
2017 City of Vaasa&municipality of Korsholm, art for elderly people with dementia, Vaasa (FI)

2015-2016 Reception, coordinator for the 1st triennial of the COMMUNITY arts in Vaasa

2015 1+1 TALK with Maria Nordbäck and curator Kristina Kramer, initiated by Sencer Vardarman, a residency artist of Platform.

2000-2016 Skandinavisk Arbetsmiljö, part time office worker
2001-2011 Fria kristliga Folkhögskolan, Vaasa, part-time art teacher

2001-2005 Teaching art in the Swedish adult education centre in Vaasa,
1974-1994 Different activities; bank worker, secretary, telephone operator, office worker,
self-employed

ENGAGEMENT IN PLATFORM

Platform is an artist association in Vaasa, Finland;  Platform runs a gallery 2000-09; and has an artist's residency since 2004, organizes performance festivals, exhibitions, seminars and events;

Task at Platform 2000-2016: Cashier, bookkeeping, tax declaration and board member. 2005; Project manager.

PUBLICATIONS
2016 Bridging - Art as reception, editor together with Hannah Kaihovirta

2014 Yhteisötaideopas – Samfundskonst – handbok, Maria Nordbäck & Sonja Backlund
2013 Deltagande konst-Osallistava taide – Maria Nordbäck
2011 Brädspel-Lautapeli Vasa Torg-Vaasan Tori 1930-1950, Maria Nordbäck

 

TEXTS
2013 Konst som berör, artreview: Three ways of framing-Immigrant women by Brynhild Bye-Tiller, Trondheim (NO)

 

MEMBERSHIP
Platform r.f, MUU r.y

 

GRANTS
2017 Swedish Cultural Foundation, project grant
2016 Swedish Cultural Foundation, 1-year grant for Artists

2015 Swedish Cultural Foundation, travel grants
2015 Arts Promotion Centre Finland,project grant
2015 Swedish Cultural Foundation, project grant
2015 Finnish Cultural Foundation, 4 month grant for Artists
2014 City of Vaasa, project grant
2014 Oskar Öflunds stiftelse, project grant
2014 Svensk-Österbottniska samfundet, project grant
2014 Konstsamfundet, project grant
2014 Kulturfonden för Sverige-Finland, project grant
2014 Arts Promotion Centre Finland, project grant
2013 Swedish Cultural Foundation, 1-year grant for Artist
2013 Bröderna Gröndahls stiftelse, project grant
2013 City of Vaasa, project grant
2013 Svensk-Österbottniska samfundet r.f, project grant
2011 Swedish Cultural Foundation, 1-year grant for Artist
2011 Ostrobothnian Arts Council, 1-year grant for Artist
2010 Swedish Cultural Foundation, project grant
2010 Ostrobothnian Arts Council, project grant
2009 Culture Point North, Mobility support
2008 Swedish Cultural Foundation, project grant
2006 Swedish Cultural Foundation, 1-year grant for Artist
2003 Swedish Cultural Foundation, 1-year grant for Artist
2001 Swedish Ostrobotnian Culture Fund, project grant
2001 Swedish Cultural Foundation, project grant