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FRANK BRÜMMEL

I am an artist with a background as craftsperson. Born in Germany I now live and work in Turku on the southwestern coast of Finland. I completed an apprenticeship as stonemason in Nürnberg Germany, hold a Meisterschüler title of sculpture from the Akademie der Bildenden Künste Nürnberg and graduated as Master of Fine Arts (MFA) from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts. Additionally I have studied pedagogy at the Faculty of Education at the University of Turku, Finland. Currently (2021–2025) I am a Doctoral candidate (Doctor of Fine Arts) at the Academy of Fine Arts, University of the Arts Helsinki.

Besides doing my doctoral research, I serve on a tenure-track position as Lecturer in Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts University of the Arts Helsinki. 

My doctoral research topic is Allegory for Pedagogy, Sculpture as an Educational Tool? and seeks to find out on an educational element in sculpture. Whilst this element is most likely not one element, more like an apparatus of elements, something like an educational dispositif. My internal supervisor for this research project is Maiju Loukola and my external supervisor is Gert Biesta.

 
Education

2021–Doctoral candidate (Doctor of Fine Arts), Academy of Fine Arts, University of the Arts Helsinki

2013-2015 Studies of pedagogy at the University of Turku, Finland

2006–2008 Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki

2005 Meisterschüler, Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Nürnberg

2002–2006 Studies of Sculpture at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Nürnberg

1996–1999 Education as stonemason

 

 
Grants

2023 Project Grant by the Finnish Cultural Foundation

2021 Project Grant by the Arts Promotion Centre Finland

2018 Project Grant by the Arts Promotion Centre Finland

2017 Project grant by The Arts Council of Varsinais-Suomi

2017 Project grant by the Goethe-Institut Finnland

2016 Finnish Cultural Foundation, project grant

2015 Finnish Cultural Foundation, project grant

2014 Arts Promotion Centre Finland, 1-year working grant

2014 Arts Promotion Centre Finland, project grant

2013 Kone Foundation, work– and project grant (group)

2013 Arts Promotion Centre Finland, project grant

2013 Norden, The Nordic Council, travel grant (group)

2012 Arts Council Of Finland, travel grant (group)

2012 Arts Council Of Finland, project grant

2010 City of Turku, The Cultural Board of Turku, project grant

2009 Finnish Cultural Foundation, project grant

 
Teaching

2014 – Lecturer in sculpture (tenure-track position since 2020) at the Academy of Fine Arts, University of the Arts, Helsinki

9/2018-5/2019 Professor in sculpture (deputy) / Head of department, at the Academy of Fine Arts, University of the Arts Helsinki

2010- 2014 Lectures and courses at the sculpture department of the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, University of the Arts Helsinki as also visit lectures at Aalto University Helsinki, Finland and at Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lithuania.

 
Exhibitions and events

2023

As You May Sense – En­vi­ron­ment, Data, Con­t­a­m­i­na­tion group ex­hi­bi­tion. Helsinki Biennial 2023 New Directions May Emerge. The exhibition is also part of Uniarts Helsinki’s Research Pavilion. Curated by Jussi Parikka and Samir Bhowmik. Helsinki Biennial 2023 main curator: Joasia Krysa

their room washed with hot light / 6.5.-28.5.2023 Turku/Finland. Curated by Iona Roisin and Eeva-Maija Pulkkinen

2022

Sculpture as a Carbon Storage, Kunsthalle Turku, Finland. Curated by Eero Merimaa

2017

SHIFT / Art incubator, The Castle of Turku, Finland, curated by Ville Laaksonen

GOOD TIMES, Solo Show at Gallery Sculptor Helsinki

PALLAS at Gallery Alkovi Helsinki, curated by Miina Hujala & Arttu Merimaa

2016

PARANTOLA, Alvar Aalto´s Sanatorium in Paimio, Finland

ARTE=RANKKA, Gallery Rankka, Makasiini L3, Helsinki

KUVATAIDEAKATEMIAN NÄYTTELY, Exhibition laboratory, Helsinki

SPEECHKARAOKE in Bangkok, Thailand; Lavaklubi  of the Finnish National Theater in Helsinki;

H2Ö festival and Jättömaa festival;

2015

VALTIO+, former county prison Turku

SPEECHKARAOKE:  Unelma, Lönnström Art Museum, Rauma ;

Lavaklubi  of the Finnish National Theater in Helsinki;

Cannibal Manifesto, Plymouth, UK;

2014 

Festen, ForumBox Gallery, Helsinki

Speechkaraoke:

– Lavaklubi of the Finnish National Theater in Helsinki

– The Aine Artmuseum in Tornio, Finland

– Rovaniemi Artmuseum, Finland

– International Filmfestival Rotterdam

                                                                                                                                                           

2013
Speechkaraoke:
– 26th Rakkautta ja Anarkiaa – Baltic Circle and Helsinki International Film Festival
– MasQue Festival Soirée – international mask theatre festival, Helsinki
– Art Häme, vihreä talo, Riihimäki
– Doc lounge, short film festival Helsinki
Mäntän Kuvataideviikot, Curator Jyrki Siukonen

2012
Speechkaraoke:
– Alle Worte sind aus, KunstRaum Goethestrasse, Linz, Austria
– Almost Cinema Festival, Vooruit Kunstencentrum, Ghent, Belgium
– Helsinki Juhlaviikot, Finland
– Puhe festivaali, Turku, Finland
– Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
– Kanuti Gildi Saal, Tallinn, Estonia
A rose is a rose, Titanik Gallery, Turku, Finland (solo)
Return, curated by Sebastian Hein, Andreas Oehlert und Ladislav Zajac, Auf AEG, Nürnberg, Germany
Facade, Huuto Gallery, Helsinki, Finland (solo)

2011
“I am a liberalsocialist, zenarchist, individualist, collectivist, sceptics, humanist, capitalist, romanticist, cooperatist, nihilist” curated by Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta–Kalleinen, Jyväskylä Artmuseum, Finland

2010
Art Fair Suomi10, Cable factory, Helsinki, Finland
“I am a socialist, anarchist, collectivist, individualist, communist, aristocrat, democrat” curated by Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta–Kalleinen, Hämeenlinna Artmuseum, Finland
Joe´s – Arten uudet jäsenet, Joella Gallery, Turku, Finland
Koko Kuva, ARTE 50 vuotta, Wäinö Aaltonen Museum, Turku, Finland

2009
Oil on canvas, curated by Sebastian Hein and Ladislav Zajac, Auf AEG, Nürnberg, Germany

2008
Kuvataideakatemian lopputyönäyttely, Academy´s gallery FAFA, Helsinki

2007
Piirustusluokka tyhjä on täysi, Kunsthalle, Helsinki, Finland

2006
Geld schießt keine Tore, curated by Beate Kemfert, Opelvillen Rüsselsheim, Germany

2005
Khora, Hiroshima City University, Japan
blühbungen, gallery Lothringer 13, program angels, München, Germany

2004
Vor Ort, symposium, Rothenburg o.d. Tauber, Germany

 
Public works

2008 Offene Schranke, with Ladislav Zajac, painted steel sculpture, eurocom business–park Nürnberg, Germany
2007/2009 Beedance, concrete sculpture, Jan–Erik Andersson´s house life on a leaf, Turku, Finland