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Ville Andersson (b.1986) is a versatile artist, both in his use of different media and in his variety of styles and themes. His series comprise, among others, photographs, drawings, 3D computer design, paintings, installations and texts.
Andersson lives and works in Helsinki. He studied at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts. Andersson has exhibited actively, including at: EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art; Max Ernst Museum, Brühl; Nordic Museum, Seattle; The National Art Center, Tokyo; Vitraria Glass +A Museum, Venice; Weserburg Museum für Moderne Kunst, Bremen; Unseen Amsterdam, Amsterdam; The Centre for Photography, Stockholm and FOMU – Fotomuseum provincie Antwerpen
He was named Young Artist of the Year 2015 in Finland, an honour which included two solo exhibitions – at Tampere Art Museum and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, Turku – and a published volume of his works. Andersson has also been awarded with the Grönqvistska Stiftelsen prize, Anita Snellman Foundation grant and the Stinka Krooks Foundation prize. In 2020 Andersson was awarded the Watermill Center’s Inga Maren Otto Fellowship.
Besides exhibitions, Andersson is actively involved in many communal and interdisciplinary projects. Previous projects include: a series of stamps for the Finnish postal service, tableware for the company Arabia, and stage-set and costume designs for a theatre play, collaboration with the Academic Bookstore (One the biggest bookstores in the Nordic countries) and the visual identity for a home for senior citizens.
In 2020, the city of Tampere is building a tram system. Andersson is creating graphic patterns for all the roofs of the tram stop shelters in the city. In 2020, Andersson is also collaborating with Kerava Public Health Care Center.
Andersson’s works are in close to 20 public collections, including: Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma; Saastamoinen Foundation Art Collection; the Amos Anderson Art Museum; and the Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation Collection.