EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITION
NELIMARKKA MUSEUM
ALAJÄRVI 

FINLAND

2019-2020 

Integrated Landscapes presents works by photographer Kristian Kaarna. His exhibition aims to stimulate discussion about the beauty of our own area, nature and its observation and contemplation in the bustle of everyday life.

 

  "Beauty is found in our everyday environment. Sometimes it's hard to see the wonderful nature in places that we know so well. Familiarity can make the landscape boring, but we don't pay enough attention to it."

PROJECT LA RUCHE

PARIS

FRANCE

2019-2020 

Kristian Kaarna photographed a Parisian artist's residence La Ruche where many famous artists had once worked. The artist’s residence, once the cradle of modernism, is now closed to outsiders, but Kristian Kaarna was invited to stay and work there. During his visit, Kristian photographed some current inhabitants of the house, known as the Beehive, and the statues found in the park, as well as the shattered splendour of La Ruche. The photographs of La Ruche were part of the Kristian Kaarna’s Nelimarkka Museum Solo photography exhibition. 

FRAME GALLERY

FUENGIROLA

SPAIN 

2018-2019

Kristian Kaarna Solo Exhibition in Andalusia, South of Spain.

Titled ‘Art for Everybody’ and presented at Frame Gallery, the driving force behind this exhibition was the versatility and recyclability of art: art works should be part of the everyday life of man. 

 

Frame Gallery is a unique art space featuring works by young artists alongside well-established ones. Frame is the home of changing concepts and events.

THE PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE JOINED KRISTIAN KAARNA´s PROJECT FOR THE 2017 CENTENNIAL YEAR OF INDEPENDENCE OF FINLAND.

 

2017-2018

Kristian Kaarna's solo exhibition "Under the blue sky" met the conditions set by Finland 100/ Suomi 100 program, as part of the country’s centenary celebrations around the world.


 

The exhibition was on display at Frame Gallery in Fuengirola from 25 September 2017 to 25 September 2018 and at the Embassy of Finland in Brussels in spring 2018. The Finns achieved independence on 6 December 1917.

BUSINESS GALLERY 

KROGERUS BUILDING 

HELSINKI 

FINLAND

2015-2016

Kristian Kaarna’s solo exhibition, curated by Kira Sjöberg at the Business Gallery aimed to awaken viewers to the discussion through art and current topics in the corporate world as well.

 

Business Gallery's core endeavour has been to bring individuals closer to the visual arts. The gallery space was Finland's leading Legal Affairs Office, Krogerus. It supports the diverse, independent work of artists and fosters the increasingly important role of art in these times of change.

TR1 KUNSTHALLE TAMPERE ART MUSEUM  

FINLAND

2014

Kristian Kaarna’s solo exhibition in TR1 Modern art museum drew on natural themes in his photographs from Argentina. He began to observe his environment in all its diversity of subjects.

 

The photographs do not represent a specifically identifiable region, but may be considered that these are full of his love of his roots of Finland, the land of a thousand lakes. Besides water, Kristian Kaarna’s camera often views phenomena in the sky and green landscapes.

PHOTOGRAPHIC CENTRE  

KOTKA 

FINLAND

2014

On September 2014, Kristian Kaarna’s photography exhibition, curated by Timo Mähönen, ‘Framed Landscapes’ opened at the Kotka Photographic Centre in Finland.

 

The photographs were taken in Europe and South America between 2004 and 2013 and they depict the unity of the European and South American landscapes. The Finnish Photographic Centre’s aim is to present contemporary visual culture and photography in a versatile way, in both Finnish and international photography.

G12 GALLERY

KUOPIO  

FINLAND

2014

Kristian Kaarna’s solo exhibition at G12 Gallery in his native city was full of emotions. He exhibited there for the first time to a large crowd of family, friends and art lovers from his childhood and youth.

 

Kaarna’s gift is to share his personal experiences with others through his photographs. We need Kristian Kaarna to make us stop and point out that clouds can have a silver lining!   

+STUDIO GALLERY  

HELSINKI  

FINLAND

2013

Kristian Kaarna’s exhibition in the inventive and high-end gallery +Studio showcased unique photographs reflecting the abstract and extremely detailed, supernatural phenomena of landscapes.

 

In these photographs, he is not content solely to capture beautiful landscapes; he also shapes a subconscious material that each person can interpret in their own way. Creating a powerful, meaningful, and innovative landscape photography is what drives Kristian. For the landscape photographer, it is the human factor that dictates how we see and fit into a shared landscape.

ROOPERI ART GALLERY  

HELSINKI

FINLAND

2013

The underlying concept behind Kristian Kaarna's solo exhibition "Reflections of the mind" is to visually imagine and create both the light and dark sides of nature.

 

Kristian has been working and experimenting with photography for more than twenty years, and since 2004 has concentrated on creating beautiful and timeless landscapes. The exhibition presents what this photographic artist has created by using traditional techniques combined with inventive glass-fibre technologies Diasec®.   

EUROCLEAR GALLERY BRUSSELS  

BELGIUM

2012

Intuitive, reflective and socially aware, the Finnish photographer Kristian Kaarna has spent nearly two decades developing a very distinctive photographic style based around landscapes. This reflects his love of nature in all corners of the world.

 

His work transports us to a place that transcends the here and now as landscape images can convey more universal themes. The show, organized by the Euroclear Gallery, Euroclear Exhibition Hall, in Brussels, Belgium in 0ctober 2012.

WDC HELSINKI EUROPEAN CULTURAL CAPITAL OPENING GALA EXHIBITION  

BELGIUM

2012

WORLD DESIGN CAPITAL HELSINKI 2012

 

Kristian Kaarna’s solo exhibition was given an opening gala in Finland’s office in Brussels’ EU building to celebrate World Design Capital® Helsinki 2012.

 

The theme of "Finland through the eyes of a Finn abroad" showcased photos of Europe united with tools of art and photography. The World Design Capital® (WDC) programme promotes and encourages the use of design to further the economic, social, cultural, and environmental development of the world's cities.

DESIGN EN SEINE

WORLD DESIGN CAPITAL HELSINKI 

PARIS

FRANCE

2012

Kristian Kaarna exhibited his photography in 1-2-3-Helsinki! Design en Seine exhibition. It was a unique pop-up event in Paris arranged by the Finnish Institute in Paris, from 31 May to 4 June 2012.

 

The show was an official satellite event of World Design Capital® Helsinki 2012. Two small villages of shipping containers were built on the riverbanks of the Seine, located at the Port de la Tournelle by Notre Dame cathedral, and the Port de la Gare, which is buzzing with a young Parisian crowd.