Elina Lundahl
1987 Vesilahti, Finland
Lives in Tampere, works at Tehdas 108 in Nokia, Finland

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Studies
2006 - Graduated from Lempäälä High School
2007 - Basic studies in archaeology (Open University of Helsinki)
2007/2013 - Bookbinder artisan (Tyrvää School of Arts and Crafts)
2015 - Specialist degree in bookbinding, master bookbinder (Tyrvää School of Arts and Crafts)
2015/2016 - art studies consisting of painting, printmaking, environmental art and weekly figure drawing (Liminka School of Art)

Short courses in bookbinding and book art
2011    Letterpress printing and its history by Raimo Rajala (FIN)
2011    Hand tooling with gold by Gianfranco Mombelli (SUI)
2012    Knife making by Ilari Mehtonen (FIN)
2012    Fine binding by Tiina Piisang (EST)
2012    Creative and visual process of book art, by Mia Leijonstedt (UK)
2012    Calligraphy by Terhi Hursti (FIN)
2013    Armenian and Carolingian binding by Adam Larsson (SWE)
2013    Book repair by Lester Capon (UK)
2013    Limp vellum binding by Lester Capon (UK)
2015    Fine binding and clamshell box by Lester Capon (UK)
2018    Codex Glazier and early codices in East Mediterranean countries by Tulvi-Hanneli Turo (EST)
2018    Cuir-ciselé leather tooling by Külli Grübach-Sein (EST)​​​​​​​

Published in
500 Handmade Books Volume 2  (Lark Books, USA)
Elimme anthology, a collaborative comic publication (Lisko klassikot, Finland)

Recent exhibitions
2013    Moraali, Vanhan Kirjallisuuden Päivät (Finland)
2013    Kätköistä Löytyneet, miniature book exhibition (Finland)
2013    Sheffield International Artist's Book Prize (UK)
2013/2014    Nordiske Bogbind (Nordic countries)
2014    Vanhan Kirjallisuuden Päivät (Finland)
2014    Kätköistä Löytyneet II, miniature book exhibition (Finland)
2015    Scripta Manent V (Estonia)
2015    CIBA, Cascais International Book Arts, invited artist (Portugal)
2015    Vanhan Kirjallisuuden Päivät (Finland)
2016    Spring exhibition of the Liminka School of Art (Finland)
2018    Hardness and Strength are Death's Companions,  solo exhibition at Galleria Ronga (Finland)
2018    Knyga/Book VII, bookbinding exhibition of the Lithuanian classic 'Metai' (Finland-Lithuania)
2018    Let them be helpless like children, solo exhibition at Galleria 3H+K (Finland)

Exhibitions as curator
2016    Kätköistä Löytyneet VI, miniature book exhibition (Finland)

Upcoming and current exhibitions
2018/2019   Kirjansidokset Pohjoismaista, Nordic Bookbinding (Nordic countries)

Residencies and projects
2018   Valparaiso Foundation
2019   PedrArte, Montanha Pico Festival

Works in collections
Brooklyn Art Library
Rikhardinkadun Kirjasto
private collections

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