About

Jukka is working as an artist (Jukka Värelä) and as a producer and problem solver in the field of culture (Jukka Solutions). His art work comprises sculpture and installations. What interests him is the junction point between function and non-function, concrete and abstract, reality and dream. The minimalistic expression enables the viewer to apply his own experiences to the work.

CV Jukka Värelä

Born 1964 i Tampere, Finland
Lives and works in Lund, Sweden

Education

MA at HDK/Steneby, Gothenburg University, Sweden, 2002
HDK/Steneby, (sculpture and metalart), 1991-1995 and 2000-2002
Light design, Public Space Malmö, 2010
Buckinghamshire College, England, sculpture and bronze casting, 1995
Stockholm University, sociologiska institutionen, 1989

Selected exhibitions

Vabaduse Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia, 2020
Konstnärcentrrum Väst, Gothenburg, 2020
Kunstverein Baden, Austria, 2018
Steneby konsthall, 2018
(X)sites kattegattleden, Höganäs, Limé – Värelä, Land art projekt, 2017
Gallery Rostrum, Malmö, Risk- breaking boundaries, 2017
Supermarket, Galleri Rostrum, Stockholm, 2016, 2017, 2018
Rostrum Gallery, Malmö, Observationer, 2015, solo
Ronneby Kulturcentrum, The Swedish skulptors´association 40 år, 2015
Plattform 2015, Landskrona, 2015
Between the bridges/Siltojen välissä/Mellan broar, Land art, Jämsä Finland, 2015
Konstnärshuset, Stockholm, The Swedish skulptors´association 40 år, 2015
Rostrum Gallery, Malmö, Behind the scene, 2015
Hidden art, Göta kanal, 2014 and Slotsparken, Malmö, 2015
Rostrum Gallery, Malmö, MedlemsMöte, 2013
Plattform 2013, together with Rostrum Gallery and Kulturcentrum Skåne, Lund 2013
Fjaltring Gallery, Danmark, 2013
together with Agnes Btffn, Hamdy Reda, Kathrin Böhm, Christel Lundberg
The Hanasaari Culture Centre for Sweden and Finland, Finland, 2013, solo
Rostrum Gallery, Malmö, Fotografi ur fokus, 2013
Ystad Konstmuseum och Dunkers kulturhus, Multipel.nu, 2012
Gocart Gallery, Gotland, Rostrum Gallery, ArtBus, 2012
Edsvik konsthall, Stockholm, European Sculpture, methods, material, poetry 2012
Sounds of land and sea, Land art projekt, Paldiski Estland, 2011
Ta det Piano, Interaktiv konsthändelse i Stadsparken Lund, 2011
Rostrum Gallery, Malmö, 2010
ParkLife instalation, Stadsparken Lund, 2010
Freecycling instalation/performance, Stortorget Lund, 2009
Depouillément/Art Sacré Fabriksgatan, Lund, 2009
Persson Gallery, Malmö, 2008, solo
Liljevalchs Konsthall, vårsalong 2008, Stockholm
Sculpturepark Malmö, Stortorget, 2007
Smygehuk Art Festival, Köpmansmagasinet, 2007
Konstnärshuset “Skulptur 2007”, Stockholm, 2007
Not Quite Gallery, Fengersfors, 2007, solo
Gallery G, Lund, 2007, solo
Platina Gallery, Stockholm, 2007
Daniaparken, Västra Hamnen, Malmö, 2006
Kulturcentrum, Ronneby, 2006
Ronneby Brunn, Konst gestaltar ett kulturhistoriskt parklandskap, 2005
Leivo Gallery, Stockholm, 2003-2004, solo
Dals Långed Konsthall, 2002, solo
Moroten Gallery, Stockholm, 2002
Stockholm Art Fair, Leivo Gallery, Stockholm, 2001-2003
Dals Långed, Konsthall, separat, 2001
Platina /Hesselboms universum, Götgatan 30, Stockholm, 2001
”Eurofire”, Liegé Belgien 1999
The Botanical Garden of Gothenburg, Gallery, 2000
The Garden of Rosendal, Stockholm, Kulturhuvudstadsåret, 1998
The Åland Islands Art museum, Mariehamn,”Dimensions”, 1996

Public art commissions

Söndagsskolan, Udevalla, 2019
Pelarsalen, HSB, Växjö, 2019
Törnekvior School, Visby, 2017
Nyhems School, Ängelholm, 2017
Lindö School, Kalmar kommun, 2015
Kungsmad School, Växjö, 2014
Skåne University Hospital, Lund, 2013
Östra Torn School, Lund, 2010
Brf. Safiren, Baravägen, Lund, 2009
Lerbäck and Östra Torn School, Lund
Sollefteå församlingsgård, andaktsrummet
The National Public Arts Council Sweden and Church of Sweden Bostadsbolaget Poseidon
Göteborg Botanical Garden of Gothenburg
Enköping Town

Permanent Collections

Hanaholmen-Kulturcentrum för Sverige och Finland
Nordea, Malmö Gävle sjukhus, Gävle
Karolinska sjukhuset, Stockholm
Historical Design Gallery, New York
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Selected grants

Iaspis, The Arts Grants Committee, Visual Arts Found, 2018 and 2019
Ateljéstipendium Lund 2012, 2016
The Arts Grants Committee, Visual Arts Found, two year work grant, 2007
The Arts Grants Committee, Visual Art Found, one year work grant, 2004
Källskärstipediat Åland, 2005
The Arts Grants Committee, Visual Arts Found, projektgrant, 1997
Sparbankstiftelsen Väst
The Parliament of Åland Swedish – Finnish Cultural Foundation
Maj-Britt och Anders Engströms stipendiefond