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Sylvia Javén

1988, Nagu
Live and work in Pärgäs

Someone Else’s Problem, 2014 Installation, sketch Courtesy of the artist


  • 2011 Novia Univeristy of Applied Sciences and Arts, Nykarleby

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2010 Syster Yster After Eight, Jakobstad
  • 2009 Kulturskafferiet Ritz, Vaasa
  • 2009 Library of Jakobstad, Jakobstad

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2013 Spring-House, Haus H, Dresden
  • 2012 Al Dente II — Secondi Piatti, Pro Artibus, Elverket, Ekenäs
  • 2011 Al dente, Österbottens museum, Vaasa
  • 2011 Present, Lucerne, Galerie Erfrischungsraum, Lucerne
  • 2010 Documentary exhibition of the international art symphosium Kreis Im Wald Nurnberg, Nurnberg

Selected Awards

  • 2014 DAS, Belfast

Focusing on both present and future, moving in time and space between concerns with microcosms and universes, this exhibition resounds in a polyphony of individual perspectives interwoven by different ideas of aesthetics and culture — as well as standards of ‘goodness.’ The dream of good art — however it is made and wherever it comes from — has to be rooted in truth, ethics and a belief in life.

July 2, 2014

On June 24 and 25, 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art began. 3069 applications by artists under 35 from 84 countries of the world were submitted for the competition, which lasted from November 2013 through March 2014. David Elliott, Artistic Director of the Biennale, proposed the motto A Time for Dreams as the general theme, and curated the main Biennale project, which presented works by 83 artists from 32 countries of the world.

June 17, 2014

The educational program of the Biennale, curated by Antonio Geusa and coordinated by Ekaterina Razdumina, is entitled Wise Advice, and aims at helping young artists to find answers to various questions that concern their creative growth and career development.