Pilvi Takala (b. 1981, Helsinki, Finland) lives and works in Istanbul and Helsinki. She mainly works in video installation, and her work can be described as interventions into everyday life. By knowingly misinterpreting rules and social codes, Takala creates confusion; her careful agenda challenges social conventions that are usually taken for granted.
Takala received both her BFA (2005) and her MFA (2006) from the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki. She has had solo exhibitions at Futura Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague (2014), Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona (2013), Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden (2013), Carlos/Ishikawa, London (2012), P74 Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia (2012), Site Gallery, Sheffield, England (2012), Galerie Diana Stigter, Amsterdam (2012 and
2010), Künstlerhaus Bremen, Germany (2012), Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway (2011), Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon (2011), the Finnish-Norwegian Culture Institute, Oslo (2010), SKOR, Amsterdam (2010), Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki (2009 and 2008), Masa-project, Istanbul (2009), and the Turku Art Museum, Finland (2008). She has participated in group exhibitions at WUK Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna (2015), Kunsthalle Helsinki (2014), Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, England (2014), Mendes Wood, São Paulo (2014), the Museum of Contemporary Art Rome (MACRO) (2014), Lunds Konsthall, Sweden (2014), the LAB Gallery, Dublin (2014), PSM, Berlin (2014), MoMA PS1, New York (2013), Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2013), the Kitchen, New York (2013), S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium (2012), the Museum of Art and Design, New York (2011), Kunsthall Oslo, Norway (2011), and Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, the Netherlands (2011). She received the Dutch Prix de Rome in 2011, and the Emdash Award in 2013.