Eija-Liisa Ahtila

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Potentiality for Love (Mahdollinen Rakkaus), 2018
Moving image sculpture in 4 silent parts
Edition of 7 + 1AP
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Studies on the Ecology of Drama, 2014
4 channel projection installation, HD, 16:9, Audio 5.0
25 min. 40 sec. Edition of 5 + 2AP
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The Bridge (Silta), 2002-2015
Single channel projected installation with stereo sound; 8 min. loop
Edition of 5+1AP No. 17245
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The Annunciation (Marian Ilmestys), 2010
Three-channel projected installation, 16:9/ 1:1.78 DD5.0, original language Finnish with English subtitles

28 min. 25 sec.

Edition of 5 + 1 AP
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Horizontal (Vaakasuora), 2011
Six-channel projected installation, 16:9 / 1:1.78 DD5.1, no dialogue

6 min.

Edition of 6 + 1 AP
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Where Is Where? (Missä On Missä?), 2008
Six-channel projected installation, 16:9/ 1:1.78; eight-channel sound, original language Finnish with English subtitles
53 min. 43 sec
Edition of 6 +1AP
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Me/We; Okay; Gray, 1993
35 mm film, DVD installation, wooden furniture
Edition of 3 +1AP
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The Present (Lahja), 2001
Five-channel monitor installation with furniture 16:9/1:1.78 DD5.1, original language Finnish with English subtitles
1 min. 12 sec to 2 min. each
Edition of 5 +1AP
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Anne, Aki and God (Anne, Aki ja Jumala), 1998
Five-monitor and two-screen installation with furniture, 4:3/1:1.33 Stereo sound, original language Finnish with English subtitles
30 min.
Edition of 4 +1AP


(b. Hämeenlinna, Finland, 1959)





Eija-Liisa Ahtila, M Museum, Leuven, Belgium

Potentiality for Love, Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris

Potentiality for Love, Serlachius Museum Gösta, Mänttä, Finland



Studies on the Ecology of Drama, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, Australia

Ecologies of Drama, Salon Dahlmann, Berlin, Germany

Studies on the Ecology of Drama, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York 

Eija-Liisa Ahtila: Ecologías del drama, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, La Coruña, Spain



The Annunciation, Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain



Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Hämeenlinnan Taidemuseo, Hämeenlinna, Finland

Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Oi Futuro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York



Eija-Liisa Ahtila: Horizontal, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Serlachius Museum, Mantta, Finland

Sculpture 21st – Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany

Eija-Liisa Ahtila: Studies on the Ecology of Drama 1, Serlachius Museum, Mantta, Finland



Eija-Liisa Ahtila: Parallel Worlds, Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland

The Endless Renaissance, Six Solo Artist Projects, Bass Museum of Art, Miami

Eija-Liisa Ahtila: Olentoja (Creatures), Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts



Eija-Liisa Ahtila: Parallel Worlds, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

Screening of The Annunciation, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland

Screening of The Annunciation, Bass Museum of Art, Miami, Florida

Screening of The Annunciation, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York

Screening of The Annunciation, University Museum of Contemporary Art, Amherst, Massachusetts

Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, Mexico



Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, New York

Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway

The House, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

The Annunciation, Venice Film Festival, Venice, Italy

ARS11 in collaboration with Klasma Museum of Contemporary Art & Turku, Logomo, Finland



The Annunciation, Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris, France 

Eija-Liisa Ahtila: INT. STAGE–DAY, DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Parasol Unit, London, United Kingdom 



Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Museum of Modern Art Aalborg, Denmark



Where is Where?, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, New York

Eija-Liisa Ahtila: A Retrospective, Jeu de Paume, Paris, France; K21, Düsseldorf, Germany

Eija-Liisa Ahtila, KIBLA, Maribor, Slovenia

Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Tranzitdisplay, Prague, Czech Republic

Focus 2: Eija-Liisa Ahtila Exhibition, Maurgame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Kagawa, Japan





Nordic Impressions, The Philipps Collection, Washington DC

Evidence of Contemporary Disquiet, Church of San Giuseppe delle Scalze, Naples, Italy

Northern Exposure: Contemporary Nordic Arts Revealed, Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, Washington

SUPERPOSITION: Equilibrium & Engagement, 21st Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia



Luther and the Avant-Garde. Contemporary Art in Wittenberg, Berlin and Kassel, Stiftung für Kunst und Kultur e.V., Bonn, Germany


You&I, A4 Arts Foundation, Cape Town, South Africa

Dreamaholic: Kunst aus Finnland, Miettinen Collection, Weserburg Museum für Moderne Kunst, Bremen, Germany

VULGATA. Künstlerische Zugriffe auf die Bibel, Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten, Graz, Austria



Collected by Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

Another North, Scandinavia House - American-Scandinavian Foundation, New York

Natureculture. OSL Contemporay gallery, Oslo, Norway

Invisible Adversaries. Marieluise Hessel Collection, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

From Heino with Love, Helsinki Art Museum, Helsinki

Cher(e)s Ami(e)s : Hommage aux donateurs des collections contemporaines, Centre Pompidou - Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris

Wasted Time, Ferenczy Museum Center, Szentendre, Hungary

The Possibility To Be Different, National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow, Russia



The Problem of God, Kunstsammlung Nordhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany



Story Time: Or Was It?, Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

The Illusion of Light, Palazzo Grassi – Francois Pinault Foundation, Venice, Italy

Kosketus (Touch),  Espoo Museum of Contemporary Art, Espoo, Finland

Days of Endless Time, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.

Menagerie, ACAA, Melbourne, Australia



What to Think, Caixa Forum, Barcelona, Spain

5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia

What we See, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan

The Desire for Freedom. Art in Europe since 1945, German Historical Museum, Berlin, Germany

Nordic Outbreak, Streaming Museum, New York, New York

Paisaje. Revision de un genero (Landscape. A revision of a genre,) Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, Mexico 

HEIMsuchung, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany

Art Unlimited, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Lima Independiente International Film Festival, Lima, Peru

Ikono On Air Festival

A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Exhibition Coup de ville, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium

Making Space. 40 Years of Video Art, Musee cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland

Fassbinder – Jetzt, Deutsches Filmmuseum & RWFF, Frankfurt, Germany

Sculpture 21st, 50th Anniversary Jubilee Exhibition, Lehmbruck Museum, Duisberg, Germany

Retours de Mer, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dunkerque, France

PLAY Stars of Media Art, Helsinki Art Museum,  Helsinki, Finland 



Parings: The Collection at 50, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California

Telling Everything, Not Knowing How, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid, Spain

Big Picture III, K21, Düsseldorf, Germany



The Last First Decade, Ellipse Foundation, Portugal

Blockbuster: Cinema for Exhibitions, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey, Monterrey,  Mexico



The More Things Change, SF MOMA, San Francisco, California

elles@centrepompidou, artistes femmes dans les collections du Centre Pompidou, Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris, France 

Le Meilleur des Mondes, MUDAM – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg 



Contour 2009, Belgian Video Festival, various locations in Belgium

Sounds and Visions: Artists’ Films and Videos from Europe, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

Becoming Animal, Becoming Human, Neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst (NGBK), Berlin, Germany

Cocker Spaniel and Other Tools for International Understanding, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal-Unteröwisheim, Germany