Born 1976 in Finland.

Education / Residency

2013 – 2016 / Villa Snäcksund Residency Program, Pro Artibus, Ekenäs, Finland
2007 / Centre d´Art i Natura, Farerra, Catalonia, Spain
1997 – 2000 / BA Fine Art ( Hons ), Goldsmiths College, London
1995 – 1997 / The Nordic School of Art, Kokkola, Finland

Solo Shows

2015 / Long Player, Sinne, Helsinki, Finland
2014 / Natural High Frequency, Galleria Heino, Finland
2011 / New to nature, Rokeby gallery, London UK
2010 / Geometry of Place / Obstucted Views, Hippolyte Galleria, Helsinki, Finland
2008 / Structures for the Unseen, Spacex, Exeter, UK
2008 / Axel Antas, Heino Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
2008 / Axel Antas, Rokeby gallery, London UK
2007 / Invention of solitude, HIAP project room, Helsinki, Finland
2006 / Nature of things, Rokeby Gallery, London, UK
2005 / Interventions, Galleria Heino, Helsinki, Finland
2004 / Drawings, photographs and video, Galleria Heino, Helsinki, Finland
2003 / vast, Senko Studio, Denmark
2001 / Breathing Himself Invisible, e1 Gallery, London
2001 / Silent conversations, Kuvataideakatemian Galleria, Helsinki
2000 / while we sleep, Economist, London
2000 / The Acrobat, Kari Kenetti Galleria / Project space, Helsinki, Finland
1998 / transient, Studio Mezzo, Helsinki, Finland

Selected Group Shows

Sato – Gumbostrand Konst & Form, Sibbo, Finland
Lokal Sato – Lokal, Helsinki, Finland

The 7th Wave – Wihuri and Visual Art, Rovaniemi Art Museum, Finland
Force of Nature: Picturing Ruskin’s Landscape, Millennium Gallery, Museums Sheffield, UK
Malin Alhsved / Axel Antas, Elverket, Ekenäs, Finland

Dark Hours | Fixed Space, & Abet, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, UK
Unseen Art Fair, Amsterdam
Solo Presentation – MARKET Art Fair / Galleria Heino, Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm

Reflective Shadow, Ordrupgaard Muesum, Copehangen, Denmark
In Arcadia, IMT Gallery, London, UK
The Drawing Room, London, UK

(Un) Balance, Z33, Hasselt, The Netherlands
Synligt – Osynligt, Rackstad museet, Arvika, Sweden
Les nuages… -bas… les merveilleux nuages, Musee Malraux, Le Havre, France

There Is No Road, LABoral, Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón, Spain
Space Now, The Triangle, London, UK
This is Nowhere, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, UK
The Drawing Room, London, UK
Art Copenhagen 2008, Forum Copenhagen, Denmark
Fruehsorge contemporary, Berlin, Germany
Illy Prize, Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Holland

Nieuwe Collectie, City of Lier, Belgium
Bird Watching: Birds in Contemporary Art, De Vishal exhibition centre, Haarlem, Netherlands
Aurora, Norwich Arts Center, Norwich, UK
Wood for the Trees and Falling Leaves, Gimpel Fils, London, UK
Jerwood Drawing Prize 2006 mac, Birmingham, UK, Bury St Edmunds Gallery, Suffolk, UK, DLI Museum & Durham Art Gallery, Durham, UK, Bay Art, Cardiff, UK

Anatomy of Desire, Encosta Contemporary Art, Lisbon, Portugal
Jerwood Drawing Prize 2006, Pittville Gallery, Cheltenham, UK
Focus Finland, Carmelitas Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
Landscape, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland
Jerwood Drawing Prize 2006, Jerwood Space, London
Statment, Paris Photo, Le Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France
Plug, White Space, County Hall, London UK
Naturally! Mogadishni, Copenhagen, Denmark
Divergent Gazes, Mutual apropriations, Enconsta Contemporary Art, Lisbon, Portugal
PodArt II, 31Grand Gallery, New York
Loop 06, Galería dels Angels, Barcelona, Spain

Treescapes, En Línea ( Córcega 284), Barcelona
The Unlimited Dream Company, Bisquit Factory, Newcastle, UK
Vadenspejl, Copenhagen, Denmark
The Instant of my Death, Galeria dels Angels, Curated by Hannah Collins, Barcelona
Under your skin, Curated by Raul Zamudio, White Box, New York
View 2005, Forum Box, Helsinki, Finland
The White Station, Pumphouse Gallery, London, UK

I Want, I want!, Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sunderland &Towner Art Gallery
Video screening, 291 Gallery, London
Prospects 2003, The old truman brewery, London
Platform for Art, London
Video screening, The Kiosk Project, London
Recent work, Axel Antas & Micahel Samuels, Pumphouse Gallery, London

RAPT, Prenelle Gallery, London
I Did it my way, Prenelle Gallery, London
Finnish video art, Jakarta, Indonesia
The Latest Group Show, e1 Gallery, London
Exile, Rum 64, Aarhus, Denmark

Video screening at Lux, London
Video screening at Gallery Westland Place, London
Location, group show at Trinity Boye Wharf, London
London Art Fair 2001

Holland Animation Film Festival
Still, still moving, two mans show at ArtspacePeblinc, Copenhagen
Assembly, collaboration between Golsmiths & Royal College, London
Shotgun, Video screening at Artspace Peblinc, Copenhagen
The Rest of the story, Chelsea College of Art 7 Design, London
Krok, animation festival, Moscow, Russia
Deptford X, London
Goldsmiths Degree Show, London
Self-Service, Five Years, London


Natural High Frequency, 2014, ISBN 978-952-5636-29-1
There Is No Road, Exhibition catalogue, 2009, ISBN-13: 978-84-612-9263-9
Nowhere is Here, The Drawing Room, Exhibition catalogue, 2008, ISBN 978-0-9558299-0-1
Synligt – Osynligt, 2008 ISBN: 978-952-99875-2-8
Landscape, Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, 2007, Exhibition catalogue
Face (The new photographic portrait) Thames & Hudson, London, 2006
Interventions, Axel Antas, Publication catalogue, 2005, ISBN: 952-5636-01-1
Axel Antas & Michael Samuels Selected work, 2003, Pumphouse Gallery

Public Collections

Helsinki City Art Museum
Houthoff Buruma, Netherlands
Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
Pro Artibus, Finland
Saastamoisen säätiö, Kuopio Art Museum
Wihurin säätiö
Zabludowicz Collection