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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, coding, paintings, installations and texts.
Andersson lives and works in Helsinki. He studied at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts. He has exhibited actively, including at: EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art; The National Art Center, Tokyo; Vitraria Glass +A Museum, Venice; Weserburg Museum für Moderne Kunst, Bremen; The Centre for Photography, Stockholm; FOMU – Fotomuseum provincie Antwerpen, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tokyo & The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
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 been awarded also with the Grönqvistska stiftelsen prize, Anita Snellman Foundation grant, the Stinka Krooks Foundation prize and William Thuring Prize. In 2022 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, stage-set and costume designs for a theatre play, collaboration with the Academic Bookstore and artworks for a home for senior citizens.
In 2020-2021, the city of Tampere built a tram system. Andersson created graphic patterns for all the new tram stop shelters in the city. In 2020, Andersson created artworks for the End-of-life care at Kerava Public Health Care Center.
Andersson is one of the artists chosen for Platform GÁTT. Five high profile multidisciplinary arts festivals and institutions in the Nordic region band together in Platform GÁTT, with the mission to bring together and highlight young artists living and working in the Nordic countries. The arts festivals are Reykjavík Arts Festival, Bergen International Festival, Nuuk Nordic Culture festival, Helsinki Festival & The Nordic House in the Faroe Islands.
Andersson’s works are in several 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.
Andersson's residency was supported by the Culture Moves Europe programme.