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Artproof Production Award was given out at SPARK Art Fair Vienna

Congratulations to the ARTPROOF AWARD winner

FRANCESCA CATASTINI @francescacatastini

presented by OstLicht. Gallery for Photography @ostlichtvienna

“We were immediately submerged in Francesca’s story brought forth with the overall quality of the photographs and showcase at the booth.” – the jury explained their decision

Jury consisted of:
Taavi Rekkaro @rekkaro (Sales Manager, Artproof)
Hana Ostan Ožbolt @hana.ostanozbolt (Independent curator & director ULAY Foundation)
Verena Kaspar-Eisert @verena_kaspar_eisert (Curator of Kunst Haus Wien and Foto Wien)
Ruth Horak @ruth.horak (Independent curator, author and publicist)

Artproof Production Award is supported by Artglass, produced by Groglass, a world-leading developer and manufacturer of anti-reflective and other high-performance coatings on glass and acrylic for various industries.

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Artproof Grant Finland 2022

MoA in Photography 2022

As part of Artproof Grant Finland 2022, Aalto graduation show production was sponsored by us with the support of Hahnemühle
Masters of Art in Photography 2022 exhibition by photography Master’s students of Aalto University. The exhibition consists of photographs, videos and installations.


Artproof Grant Finland 2021

Artproof Grant Finland 2021 has been awarded to Karl Henrik Edlund. As a part of the award, he gets an opportunity to show his work at Hippolyte Korjaamo in a solo exhibition.

The exhibition Eden is named after Edlund’s grandfather’s garden island in the Archipelago Sea, in Åland Islands, Finland. In the series, consisting of photographs taken over a course of sixteen years (2004-2019), Edlund approaches the question of how ambiguity relates to the notions of place.

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This year the grant is supported by Hahnemühle.


Artproof Grant Finland 2020


In the start of 2020 Artproof , together with Hahnemühle, sponsored  for Aalto University students exhibition “Unfold” of their theses projects.

Exhibition was open in Finnish Photography Museum from 17.1.–22.3.2020.
Artproof and the Aalto University students thank Hahnemühle.

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Artproof Grant Finland 2019



Artproof is glad to announce that the 2019 winner of Artproof Grant Finland is Aapo Huhta with his project OMATANDANGOLE.

The exhibition was shown at Art Fair Suomi 2019.

After achieving a second place at Artproof Grant 2015, the jury was excited to award Aapo with this year’s Grant.

The jury, consisting of Mikko Haiko (winner of 2017 grant), Minna Maria Kurjenluoma and Taavi Rekkaro wrote about the series. “Aapo Huhta´s Omatandangole is a series of fragmentary flashes of the Namibian desert, mirages, people, fauna, and flora. Images build a feverish and illusory narrative. The gaze that observes the desert is pointed simultaneously inside. Huhta´s mirage is enchantingly bizarre and disturbing yet playful.”

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Artproof Grant Estonia 2019

At Foto Tallinn 2019 fair we announced Artproof Grant Estonia 2019 winner Kristina Õllek, who introduced her project Filter feeders, double binds and other silicones (2019) at Foto Tallinn. Project was organised with generous in-kind support of TruLife Acrylic by Tru Vue, Inc.”


Photos from the first part of the Grant exhibition

Photos from the second part of the Grant exhibition


Artproof Award at CHART fair


Artproof Award winner Ville Kumpulainen

The jury of this year’s Artproof Award made their rounds at the CHART Art Fair at Kunsthal Charlottenborg today. From all the great works exhibited at the prominent Nordic galleries presenting at the fair, the jury consisting of Rachael Chambers, Assistant Curator of Photography at V&A in London and photographers Asger Carlsen and Peter Funch, selected Ville Kumpulainen (represented by Persons Projects) as the recipient of the 2019 Artproof Award. Kumpulainen wins both a residency and a production grant of 5,000 euros to produce and transport works.

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Artproof Grant at Foto Tallinn 2019 

We are glad to announce a partnership with Foto Tallinn, where we will put up a 5,000-euro production grant for one applying and participating artist at Foto Tallinn fair.
All artists can apply for the grant and it is meant for the production of a new series to be presented at the fair. The funds may be used for printing, framing, and if necessary scanning of works, and similar expenditures, including custom solutions. The recipient of the Artproof Production Grant will also receive free participation as an exhibitor at the next fair.

The presentation of the series and the public announcement of the grant recipient will take place at the opening event on 26 September 2019. Applications for the grant will be accepted in conjunction with applications for participation, and the relevant information should be specified on the application form.

The deadline for submission of applications is 3. June 2019.
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Deadline for Artproof Grant Finland 2019

Deadline for Artproof Grant is 6th March 2019.

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The winner of the Artproof Grant Finland 2017 Mikko Haiko deals with error and gives away the control


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The winner of the Artproof Grant Finland 2017 is a Helsinki-based artist Mikko Haiko (b.1984, Lemi). The exhibition will be opened on the Wednesday May 23rd at the Art Fair Finland in Cable Factory, Helsinki. His works are on display during the event May 24 – 28 at Merikaapelihalli.

Mikko Haiko´s series Solar explores the relationship between man and environment and incompleteness. ”Feels like sometimes I loose the connection with the environment, I get stuck in my mind and I fear mistakes. As a counterword to the these symptoms I make trips to periferic regions to quiet down and to be connected with the landscape.” In his works Haiko shows the error. He exposes his negatives to bright sunlight. ”Taking photographs becomes a mental exercise. I drop control and call for chance to co-operate with me. Incompleteness and accepting mistakes become an essential part of the work, Haiko describes. 

Currently Haiko is finishing his Master of Arts degree in Aalto University. His works have been exhibited in solo and group shows both in Finland and abroad. In 2014 he was one of the Fotofinlandia -finalists. In summer 2017 Haiko´s works can be seen in ”Faces of Carelia” – group show in Lappeenranta Art Museum.

Artproof is a service oriented fine art laboratory in Tallinn that works with artists to print their vision, as envisioned, and deliver it framed for private or public exhibition. 

Artproof Grant Finland is given out for the second time and the grant is 5000€ for the production of art works. The jury consisted of the Member of Photographic Artists’ Association Viivi Nieminen, the previous winner of Artproof Grant Hanna Rast, Varpu Lukka of the Artist Association MUU and Taavi Rekkaro from Artproof. 

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NEW Deadline for Artproof Grant Finland 2017

New deadline for Artproof Grant is 9th March 2017.

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Competition For Young  Artists 

Artproof hereby announces the young artist competition Artproof Grant Finland 2017, which is being awarded for the second time in Finland. The winner of the competition will receive a grant valued at €5000 for the production of works in Artproof.

For the first time Artproof grant competition is open for young artists from all different fields. This means that printmakers, painters, photographers and new-media artists are welcome to send their project.

The grant includes the compilation of works for exhibition with professional printing services and, set-up and transport services for the exhibition itself.

A public exhibition with the winner’s works will take place in Art Fair Suomi event in May 2017, in Cable Factory, Helsinki.  The aim of the exhibition is to showcase and promote the work of the young artist, the winner of Artproof Grant Finland 2017.

The competition is organised in co-operation with Photographic Artists’ Association and Muu Artist Association. 

For more info, click Grant Finland link on the left of the screen.



Exclusively for Photography students of BTK: Artproof Grant Germany
We hereby announce the young photographic artist competition Artproof Grant Germany 2016, which is being awarded for the first time in Germany. The winner of the competition will receive a grant valued at €5.000 for the production of large-format photographic works.
The grant includes the compilation of works for exhibition with professional printing and framing services and transport services for the exhibition itself.
A public exhibition with the winner’s works will take place at the BTK Gallery, Dessauer Str. 3-5 in 10963 Berlin.
The aim of the exhibition is to showcase and promote the work of the young artist, the winner of Artproof Grant Germany 2016. The competition is organized in co-operation with Artproof ( and Berliner Technische Kunsthochschule University of Applied Sciences.
Opening with award presentation
Friday, October 14th 2016 at 7 p.m.
October 17th–30th
Who can apply? 3rd to 7th semester students of the BTK Photography programs (English and German) and BTK Photography Alumnis who finished their BA in the year 2016.
Application deadline is July 15th 2016
Application must contain 5-10 prints in format 20x30cm and an artist statement (half to max. one page A4).
The jury members are:
Walter Bergmoser, BTK
Matthias Leupold, BTK
Andreas Müller-Bohle, Europäischer Monat der Fotografie
Timothy Persons, Director of Gallery Taik Persons
Krister Rekkaro, Artproof



“Sigrid Viir ‘Hans55’ detail of photo installation”


Winners of Artproof Grant Estonia 2016 are Sigrid Viir and Jimmy Limit!!


In 2016 Artproof improved their grant format and offered Temnikova & Kasela gallery an opportunity to select a project that will be supported and carried out as part of ”Artproof Grant Estonia 2016″

The scholarship is worth 5,000 euros and the funds cover the production of Sigrid Viir’s and Jimmy Limit’s new works for the exhibition “Import Export” at Temnikova & Kasela gallery. Artproof Estonian scholarship is organised in collaboration with Hahnemühle.


“Import Export” 11.03–30.04.2016, in Temnikova & Kasela Gallery, Tallinn.


Olga Temnikova from Temnikova & Kasela Gallery said: “Sigrid Viir and Canadian Estonian Jimmy Limit collaboration is high-quality, ambitious, international and based on photo medium, that perfectly fits with the conceptual profile of Artproof. I am very happy that we have Artproof, who understands the project and can carrie out/manage the production creatively and professionally.”

Sigrid Viir’s and Jimmy Limit’s exhibition “Import Export” talks about import and export in a general commercial sense, alluding to the transportation of art works and artists from one continent to another, customs procedures, and the mass migration of people and files. The title of the exhibition also refers to photography, the widespread use and distribution of photographs, and digital importing and exporting.


Sigrid Viir and Jimmy Limit


Estonian artist Sigrid Viir’s artistic practice often deals with photography, and installation as a sculptural form. Here, she exhibits a photographic installation using as her material a photo of Surma people in Ethiopia found on the Internet, Polish apples bought in a store, and loosely arranged snow. The visual narrative of the exhibition, which leans towards the fantastical while concerned with current political issues, focuses on the idea of the exotic in the context of import and export, of photography as a transformer of reality, and of the relationship between market and demand. 

Jimmy Limit, a photographer and author of playful installations, is a Canadian-born artist with Estonian roots. In his art practice, Limit is interested in the immaterial everyday consumption of images and its consequences. When taking photos, his aim is to free the objects from their original function and conjure up new absurd forms that lack a specific purpose.





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Temnikova & Kasela Gallery






“Import Export”

Temnikova & Kasela Gallery





We kindly invite you to the opening of the exhibition “Import Export” by Sigrid Viir and Jimmy Limit at the Temnikova & Kasela Gallery on Thursday 10 March at 7pm