All content © Axel Antas unless otherwise stated.

Axel Antas - selected works


Born 1976 in Finland. Lives and works in Finland.

Education / Residencies

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


417.5 ppm, Galleria Heino, Helsinki
Nothing is made, nothing disappears, Poikilo Museum, Kouvola


Stories make worlds / Worlds make stories, Galleria Heino, Helsinki


Uncanny Valley, Galleria Heino, Helsinki


Ti-La, Jyväskylä, Finland
Showroom Berliini, Berlin, Germany
Long Player, Format, Malmö, Sweden


Long Player, Sinne, Helsinki, Finland


Natural High Frequency, Galleria Heino, Finland


New to nature, Rokeby gallery, London UK


Geometry of Place / Obstucted Views, Hippolyte Galleria, Helsinki, Finland


Structures for the Unseen, Spacex, Exeter, UK
Axel Antas, Heino Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
Axel Antas, Rokeby gallery, London UK


Invention of solitude, HIAP project room, Helsinki, Finland


Nature of things, Rokeby Gallery, London, UK


Interventions, Galleria Heino, Helsinki, Finland


Drawings, photographs and video, Galleria Heino, Helsinki, Finland


vast, Senko Studio, Denmark


Breathing Himself Invisible, e1 Gallery, London
Silent conversations, Kuvataideakatemian Galleria, Helsinki


while we sleep, Economist, London
The Acrobat, Kari Kenetti Galleria / Project space, Helsinki, Finland


transient, Studio Mezzo, Helsinki, Finland

Selected Group Shows


Nested realities ACT I&II, Elverket, Ekenäs, Finland
ABC Collection, Galleria Heino, Helsinki


A I S T I T / coming to our senses, Kunsthalle, Helsinki, Finland
When our eyes touch,  Maison Louis Carré, Bazoches-sur-Guyonne, France
When our eyes touchInstitut finlandais, Paris, France
Winter collection, Galleria Heino, Helsinki, Finland
ABC collection, Galleria Heino, Helsinki, Finland


On behalf of nature, Poikilo Museum, Kouvola, Finland


North Coast Art Triennial, Gribskov, Denmark
Photo Basel, SwitzerlandSolo project with Galleria Heino
Chart Art fair, Solo project with Galleria Heino, Copenhagen Denmark


People in focus / Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art, Vaasa, Finland
In the crescent of truth / Kingsgate Project space, London
Photo Basel / with Galleria Heino, Basel, Switzerland


Green Land – Blooming City / Kerava Art Museum Sinkka, Kerava, Finland / Victoria Gallery, Samara, Russia / Triumph Gallery, Moscow, Russia


From Heino With Love / HAM / Helsinki Art Museum, Finland
Alchemy Film festival / Hawick / Scotland
Vienna Contemporary / Vienna / Austri


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, Gijon, 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, Enconsta 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, Encosta 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 Artspace Peblinc, Copenhagen
Assembly, 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


2012 William Thuring Prize, The Finnish Art Association
2006 Jerwood Drawing Prize shortlist
2004 Stina Kroks Stiftelsen.


Lise och Thelma Standertskjölds fond
Svenska Kulturfonden
Taiteen edistämiskeskus
Taiteen keskustoimikunta

Public Collections

Helsinki City Art Museum
Heino Art Foundation
Houthoff Buruma, Netherlands
Pro Artibus
Saastamoinen Foundation
Wihurin säätiö


A I S T I T / coming to our senses, 2021, ISBN 978-952-7222-14-0
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