Heikki Kaski – 2016 Fellowship to Grez-sur-Loing
Heikki Kaski has been granted the Hasselblad Foundation Fellowship to Grez-sur-Loing, consisting of 30 000 SEK and a 2 month residency at Hôtel Chevillon, south of Paris.
During the residency, Heikki Kaski will further develop the concept of a very promising artist book and focus on editing, image selection and text production. His poetic and multifaceted photographs move freely between different photographic genres, techniques and themes. In a unique way, he creates associative narratives about life, through everyday observations.
Heikki Kaski (b 1987, Espoo, Finland) has studied photography at the Valand Academy in Gothenburg, Sweden and Lahti University of Applied Sciences in Lahti, Finland. He had a solo exhibition at the Finnish Museum of Photography in Helsinki, 2015. The same year, he participated in the exhibition FOAM Talents, in Amsterdam and Paris.
The Hasselblad Foundation has awarded the stipend from 1994–2016.
Hôtel Chevillon is one of the landmarks of Nordic art history, having been one of the two hotels in Grez-sur-Loing to host many Nordic and Anglo-Saxon artists and writers who later became spearhead figures, including Bruno Liljefors, Carl Larsson, Karl Nordström, the Danish and Norwegian members of the Skagen Group, August Strindberg and Robert Louis Stevenson, to mention but a few. In the Hôtel, scrupulously restored, the Grez-sur-Loing Foundation, with its seat in Gothenburg, Sweden, now rents accommodations and studios to institutions which, in turn, make them available to artists, authors, photographers, and others, granting stipends enabling the recipients to spend time living and working there.
2015 Beata Fransson, Stockholm
2014 Marthe Aune Eriksen, Norge
2013 Tonje Bøe Birkeland, Norge
2012 Cecilia Grönberg, Stockholm
2011 Martina Hoogland Ivanow, Stockholm
2010 Åsa Franck, Stockholm
2009 Ann Eringstam, Göteborg
2008 Marie Anderson, Malmö
2007 Sanna Sjöswärd, Stockholm
2006 Lina Jaros, Stockholm
2005 Joakim Eneroth, Stockholm
2004 Åsa Stjerna, Stockholm
2003 Ulf Lundin, Stockholm
2002 Monica Englund, Göteborg
2001 Julia Peirone, Stockholm
2000 Helena Blomkvist, Enskede
1999 Martin Palm, Malmö
1998 Nina Korhonen, Stockholm
1997 Susann Moritz, Farsta
1996 Lars Wallsten, Stockholm
1995 Anders Kristensson, Malmö
1994 Barbara Lindell, Stockholm