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Viktoria Ikonen: Image

Born in Leningrad, Viktoria Ikonen was classically trained in painting and analytical drawing, graduating from from The Russian State Academy of Art and Design with the Master’s degree.

In her moody, transcendental landscapes, the artist explores the ideas of duality in painting and the world around us: nature and imposed structure, abstraction and figuration, traces of history and marks of the present. While the image remains realistically concrete in its matter-of-factness and at the same time surreally distanced in its unrepresentability, a painting evolves into a type of abstraction where using narrative becomes unnecessary.

Since 2010 Ikonen has exhibited extensively in Russia, Finland, Spain, Germany and Turkey.

Currently lives and works in Rauma, Finland. 


2004-2010               M.F.A. The State Academy of Art and Design (the Mukhina Arts Academy)

                                Saint-Petersburg, Russia

2002-2008               Modern Painting Masterclass of Professor Mosevitch S. P., SAAD, Russia

2002-2005               Analytical Drawing Masterclass of Professor Kazakov B. B., SAAD, Russia

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2017  (upcoming)    Changes / Constancies, solo project, P-galleria

                                Porin Taiteilijaseura ry, Pori, Finland

2016                        This Error is Forgivable, two-person show with Nobushige Kono

                                Artreflex gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia

2015                        Something real, solo project, Mart gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia 

Selected Group Exhibitions and Fairs

2017                        Casa non Casa, Toinila art space, Petäjävesi, Finland

2017                        10, Artreflex gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia

2016                        Retrospect, K35 gallery, Moscow, Russia

2016                        ArtHelsinki, Artreflex gallery, Helsinki, Finland

2016                        Start in art, K35 gallery, Moscow, Russia

2015                        Contemporary Istanbul, BIQ institution, Istanbul, Turkey

2015                        Open studios, GlogauAir, Berlin, Germany

2015                        Borders and boundaries, Mixer gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

2014                        Haihatus international, Haihatus art center, Joutsa, Finland

2014                        Open studios, CanSerrat art center, Barcelona, Spain

2013                        Muu maa / Other country, Haihatus art center, Joutsa, Finland 


2017                        RaumArs, Rauma, Finland

2015                        GlogauAIR, Berlin, Germany

2014                        Haihatus art center, Joutsa, Finland

2014                        Can Serrat art residency, Barcelona, Spain

2014                        Halka art residency, Istanbul, Turkey

2013                        Haihatus art center, Joutsa, Finland


2016                        Start In Art competition finalist / Support the young artists

                                K35 gallery, Moscow/Russia

2014                        Can Serrat art residency / Support participating residency program


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