Hannu Palosuo


Hannu Palosuo was born in 1966 in Helsinki in Finland. He lived in Stockholm and Berlin. In 1989 he was in Rome with a scholarship and there he attended the master program in Art History at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and the Fine Arts Academy. After some years he has permanently moved to Rome where he is currently living in and working. In 2009 he took part in Biennale di Venezia invited by the Arabic – Syrian Republic and for the occasion he realised “None of them is the truth”, a pictorial installation that covered the entire available room aiming to “swallow” the onlooker inward the work itself. He was invited at Biennale di Venezia even for the following two editions (in 2003 taking part together with Giorgio De Chirico, Concetto Pozzati and the Cracking Art Group at the group exhibition “Cara amica arte” curated by Duccio Trombadori in Sas Servolo Island). Starting from the evocation of memory and remembrance’s theme, the artist sets ordinary life as protagonist of his paintings with opposed but simultaneously accordant tones thus to highlight both the positive and the negative part of the image, its presence and its emptiness.



Hannu Palosuo (Helsinki, 1966).
Lives and works in Rome.

selected shows
Taide Liikkeessä, Skanno, Helsinki
Sconfinamenti, Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant’Angelo, Rome
Denying one’s destiny, Galleria Uusitalo, Helsinki
The rest of nothing, Plaza Mayor, Medinaceli
When the truth lies, Willa Mac Museum of Finnish Contemporary Art, Tampere
Time will tell, Maretti Arte Monaco, Monte Carlo
Segni di confine, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Istanbul
L’arte, il colore, il segno, Centro per l’arte contemporanea, Rome
Erwartung. Attesa, Fondazione Valerio Riva, Venice
Fuori Castello, Studio MIC, Rome
Baltico. Mediterraneo, Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant’Angelo, Rome
Mielenkuvia. Immagini dalla mente, Fondazione Pavia, Pavia
The Italian way of seating, Innocenter, Hong Kong
Given the change would I return, Galleria Nuovo, Lahti
The rest of nothing, Museo Zorrilla, Montevideo, Uruguay
The rest of nothing, Focal Point, Buenos Aires
Hannu Palosuo, Sojoh University Gallery, Kumamoto, Japan
The Discreet Charm of Bourgeoisie, Galleria Nuovo, Lahti, Finland
In Silence Dreams are Hidden, Galleria De Crescenzo & Viesti, Rome
Hannu Palosuo, Gallery Takechi, Kumamoto, Japan

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