Ilja Karilampi


– The Moving Museum, Istanbul, Oct
– Rauhaussa Hund, SIC, Helsinki , opening Fri Sept 10th
– new RELEASES, Sandy Brown, Berlin,18.09 - 11.10.2014
– XXXERCISE, Suzanne Geiss Company, New York, 04.09 -04.10.2014

Recent press:
–"Starpath", atractivoquenobello
–"032c’s Ten Must-See Exhibitions of Berlin Art Week 2014", 032c
–"The beauty of art comes from the beauty of info", Conceptual Fine Arts
–"Xxxercise opening", Purple Diary
–"Welcome to XXXercise: A VIP Tour by Artist ILJA KARILAMPI", 032c
–"Personal Space: Ilja Karilampi", Novembre Magazine

NEW releases feat. Max Ronnersjö, Sandy Brown, Berlin,
corner Ritterstr/Lobeckstr, June – open end

Installation views

3 different posters, each in an edition of 10, A0 & A1 formats, collaboration with Max Ronnersjö

NEW releases 2 MAX & ILJA, A1 size, 84,1 x 59,4 cm, black & white offset copy print, edition of 10,
signed by both artists

To order any of the posters, contact Sandy Brown

NEW releases premiären, A0, 118,9 x 84,1 cm, black & white offset copy print, edition of 10, signed by both artists

NEW releases (DJ MAG), A1, 84,1 x 59,4 cm, black & white offset copy print, edition of 10, signed by both artists

JAG ÄR, Gallery Niklas Belenius, Stockholm, 17.5 – 15.6.2014
All installation views from Instagram on the date of May 17th, 2014


Press text by Lars-Erik Hjärtström Lappalainen

"SweSh Xpress"
Ilja Karilampi, Marbriers 4, Geneva, 25.4 – 17.5.2014

Click for press text (PDF)



Self-adhesive vinyl on mirror plexi, welded steel frame, 190 x 67 cm
"BIOTOP", Biologiska Muséet, Djurgården, Stockholm, org. by Galleri Niklas Belenius, April 2014

Om man ser det för vad det är så uppstår rätt många goa frågor
Custom cut self-adhesive vinyl, gold perspex mirror. 210 x 190 cm, mirror 105 x 67 cm

"Shine On", UKS, Unge Kunstneres Samfund (Young Artists Society), Oslo, March 11-14th


ZONE, 63d-77th steps, Bari, Italy,Feb 16th - Mar 07

Pressrelease written by curator Alessandro Bava (PDF)

Top: Clas Ohlson, Malmö, 2014, Acrylic paint, plaster
Bottom: Dena Yago, The Death and Life of American Cities

The undercover cop: The Seven-Ups, Serpico, Falckligan, Downtown 83, Port of New York, Fort Apache Bronx, 2014
Acrylic paint, gesso plaster


"President Room", CO2, Torino, Feb 8th–Mar 15th

nigerian__queen, 2014, neon, paint on wall, cables , ca 40 x 90 cm

President Room, 2014, neon, cables , ca 30 x 80 cm

9mm relic of the Peckham speakers, Bennet, 201, 4clay, energy drink can, bottle

White Armor Dean Blunt Sherm Left Channel Urn, 2014, clay, speakers, mp3 player, 40 minutes audio track, cables

Need somebody to usher my love upon, 2014, clay, speakers, mp3 player, 40 minutes audio track, cables

President Room, 2014, custom stamp

The soundtrack:

"BIG BIRD", Wilkinson Gallery, London, Jan 15th–Feb 23

Poster designed by Dan Bodan

"Medulla Oblongata", Woodmill GP, Bermondsey, London, december 2013

Commissioned wall painting, fluorescent spraypaint on brick wall, UV-light
Sentence based on Wiley lyrics, translated to SMS slang by the local youth

Oscar Khan & Matthew Lutz-Kinoy

"Hendrix Incident", Berlinische Galerie, IBB-Lounge, Nov 20th - Dec 16th, Berlin

Hendrix Incident, Frame, Frieze Art Fair, London, with Sandy Brown, Oct 17th - 21st

realness mixed emotions
170 x 113 cm
Inkjet print, marker, and spraypaint on canvas
D, Gitschiner Str 20, Berlin,, Sept 18th - 21st

Commissioned works, 2.35:1, Berns Salonger, Stockholm, sept - dec 2013
Self-adhesive vinyl on mdf panels, spraypaint, UV neon

"2013D", Nextart, Göteborg, Sept 6th
Door sculpture, stickers, self-adhesive vinyl

Details, 2013d

?13, fluorescent phosphor spray, UV-neon lights, dimensions variable, "The Problem of Everything", Etcama, Amsterdam, 2013

Custom made stamp, Retreat Festival, Stockholm, 2013

Still I Shine, inkjet print on frosted glass, 80x 140 cm "Liquidate", Sandy Brown, Berlin, 2013

Click the cover to view the whole Novembre special, 6 spreads, digitally (due to the inprint errors with an inner PDF dpi-explosion that resulted in a substantally lowered resolution)

Coming soon during 2013

Started From the Bottom
site-specific piece
"Collapse", Fluxia, Milano
March 29 - April 30, 2013


Excerpts from manuscript of The Chief Architect of Gangsta Rap, 2009
Letters custom engraved in font that was used on the "2001" record cover
"Heterotopias", New End Art Foundation, E 43D St, New York, curated by Ariella Wolens

Maybe Dre could´ve, 2013, engraved brass sign, 19 x 3 cm

Installation views, "Heterotopias", New End Art Foundation, E 43D St, New York, curated by Ariella Wolens
March 16th - 23d, 2013

Leslie Fritz, New York, Jan. 20 - Feb. 17, 2013







Press release

Oscar Andersson (O.A.) - Förslag till Skeppsholmens bebyggande enligt
Verner von Heidenstam. Tuschteckning i Söndags-Nisse 1905.
Revenue, St Eriksgatan 79, Stockholm
Wallpainting, phosphor spray paint, UV fluorescent tubes
Feb.2 - 17, 2013

, 2012, wallpainting, phosphor spray paint, UV fluorescent tubes, custom cut mirror
New York Minute, 2012, video

Installation views
"Realness Respect", Kunstverein Medienturm, Graz, 29.09-07.12.2012

The Chief Architect of Gangsta Rap
, June 3—September 17, 2012, MoMA PS1
Video, 11:12, flatscreen, dvd, collected benches and seating from MoMA´s storage department, shades halfway down on the left side

WGA Cap, 2012, custom embroidery on white caps
Edition of 13

"Shell-Reflexive", curated by Agatha Wara, Bas Fisher Invitational, Miami, Dec. 4, 2012 - Jan. 20, 2013

October 5–27, 2012
New Jerseyy, Hüningerstrasse 18, Basel
Opening: October 4, 6 pm
The Hunter in the Armchair, book launch & reading: October 6, 8 pm

TITEL / TITLE, 2012, vinyl letters on window

WLL $PENT, 2012, HD video with sound, looped
metallic projection paint, DIY umbrella speaker, DV box

warez_house h00dumentary table, 2012, wood, offset posters, lighters, chains, strings, pen, footprints, residue

LugLife (Dubbla Hastigheten), 2012, cast, expandable polyethylene foam, spray paint

The Hunter in the Armchair, 2012, published by Morava Books, ISBN: 978-83-933762-4-7

City Girls (De rising sun production Ltd. Hardbrücke), 2012, Acrylic paint on Nigerian film poster, bubble wrap, custom glass frame

Jpeg, 652 X 454 pixels, Agfa digital photo frame, 212 x 170 x 18 mm, Unique
"Power of Consumption", Club Midnight, Berlin

Gudnyt 2u evri body slip tight n a4 a wondaful nyt n mk sure u dream abt mi kk luv u all
Phosphor spray paint, 4 UV fluorescent tubes ,280 x 196 cm
"Domino Effect", Galerie Catherine Bastide, Brussels

LugLife (Graz)
Ethylene-vinyl acetate foam 7,5 x 15 x 4,8 cm
"Domino Effect", Galerie Catherine Bastide, Brussels

h00dumentary warez_house table (Berlin remix)
Wood, posters, lighters, chains, string, pen, footprints (84 * 116 * 40 cm)
View: How to eclipse the light, Wilkinson Gallery, London. (From left to right, background: Dara Birnbaum, Pamela Rosenkranz, Bernadette Corporation)

h00dumentary warez_house table (Berlin remix)
Wood, posters, lighters, chains, string, pen, footprints (84 * 116 * 40 cm)

The Hunter in the Armchair, published on Morava Books, order it here

The Hunters Door

wood, hinges, self adhesive plastic, draft manuscript from The Hunter in the Armchair, glue, A4 paper, handle, scew, rope
variable size, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Zürcher Bildhauer, Schlieren

New York Minute
1 min 0 sec
HD h264 video

h 0 0 dumentary
20 Jan - 26 Feb 2012, Wilkinson Gallery, London

h00dumentary, Tha London Edition, 2011/2012
Video on DVD, sound
(duration 22 min 52 sec)

TRILLWAVE 2, 2012, Phosphor spray paint, 3 UV fluorescent tubes
103 x 355 cm

.BIZ, 2012, Offset print on glossy paper, custom made frame, UV fluorescent tube,
43.5 x 63.5 cm, two prints back and front side 21 x 14.8 cm each

Drake, We’ll Be Fine, Take Care
2012, Phosphor spray paint, 2 UV fluorescent tubes, 122 x 91.5 cm

hoodumentary ~ SELECT CROWD
MINIBAR ARTIST SPACE, Stockholm, 28 jan - 12 feb 2012


Exhibition views

Untitled (minibar)
Soda, refridgerator, energy drink, milk, tonic water, wine, beer, alcohol, coloring agent, 50 cl plastic pet bottles

The Michael Todd Room, 2011, mixed media, dimensions variable

VICKI LEEKZ, 2011, inkjet print on canvas, 200 x 65 cm, blocking the entrance so that one has to bend down in order to enter,
"When Language Stops", Wilkinson Gallery, London                                             READ REVIEW

Governors Club, 2011, installation, mixed media, dimensions variable, LMCC Building 110, Governors Island, New York

DJ SÄKERHETSKONTROLL, 2011, installation, Vienna Fair, presented by Kunstverein Medienturm, Graz, Wien
aluminium scaffolding, dvd player, soundsystem, chords, plasma screen

Dj Säkerhetskontroll
10 min 12 sec

ON-BLOCKS, Sandy Brown, 2011 (poster in the back, Jean-Michel Wicker)

h00dumentary, Sandy Brown, 2011, Berlin
Installation, video, length 22:52, inflatable couch, widescreen display, purple
window foil, plastic bags, tape, plexiglas, inkjet prints, bolts

AKON, 2010, plaster, running shoes, mixed media, 475 x 317 cm
Installation view, Geschmacksverstärker, MMK Zollamt, Frankfurt


The Chief Architect of Gangsta Rap (2009) 



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