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FRANK BRÜMMEL

Frank is artist and educator with a background as craftsman. Born 1972 in Germany he now lives and works in Turku on the southwestern coast of Finland. Frank holds a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, graduated as Meisterschüler of sculpture from the Akademie der Bildenden Künste Nürnberg, completed a professional apprenticeship as stonemason in Nürnberg Germany and has studied pedagogy at the Faculty of Education at the University of Turku, Finland

Frank Brümmel´s work has been shown in venues including Kunsthalle Helsinki, Opelvillen Rüsselsheim, Lothringer13 München, Hämeenlinna Artmuseum, Jyväskylä Artmuseum, Huuto Gallery, Titanik Gallery and Mänttä Art Festival.

As a member of the Speechkaraoke Action Group in Helsinki Festival, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Vooruit in Ghent, Kanuti Gildi Saal in Tallinn, at Helsinki International Filmfestival and Rotterdam International Filmfestival and in other art museums around Finland.

Since 2010  Frank Brümmel kept lectures and courses at the University of the Arts – Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki. In 2014 Frank was appointed for a 5-years post as lecturer at the sculpture department of the Finnish Academy Of Fine Arts, University Of The Arts Helsinki. In 2015 Frank had a 1-year working grant by the Arts Promotion Center Finland.

From September 2018 Frank will work for eight months as Professor in sculpture, head of department, at the Academy of Fine Arts, University of the Arts Helsinki.

Education

2006–2008 Master of Fine Arts, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki
2005 Meisterschüler of the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Nürnberg
2002–2006 Studies of sculpture at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Nürnberg
1999–2002 Working as stonemason
1996–1999 Education as stonemason

Other: 2013-2015 Studies of pedagogy at the University of Turku

Exhibitions and events

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

Grants

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 Center Finland, 1-year working grant

2014 Arts Promotion Center Finland, project grant

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

2013 Arts Promotion Center 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

9/2018-5/2019 Professor in sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts, University of the Arts Helsinki

2014 – Lecturer in sculpture 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