Elina Salminen


Born in Helsinki (FI), lives and works in Brussels (BE)



Artists print IX, represented by Plagiarama, Le Brass, Brussels, BE

WHYBLY, FIRM art lab, Brussels, BE

Sensation couleur, Quai4 galerie, Liège, BE


Inside-Out, Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, BE, cur. Maëlle Delaplanche

Point of Confusion, with Leander Schönweger, Plagia Rama, Brussels, BE, cur. Yuna Mathieu-Chovet

We Art XL 2020, NordiK Government, Vermeulen, Brussels, BE

20e Biennale Internationale "Petit format de papier", exhibitions in Nismes, Arlon, Liège, Sint Niklaas, BE

Online : ART CARES COVID, cur. Maëlle Delaplanche & Sandrine Morgante

Dreaming only of spring, LOTO, Brussels, cur. Johannes Arnauts


LUX, The Council of the European Union - to mark the Finnish presidency of the European Council, Brussels, BE (solo), cat.

Aperture, Pierre Clemens & Elina Salminen, GNF gallery, Brussels, BE

Chromatic, MAAC - Maison d'Art Actuel des Chartreux, Brussels, BE (solo), cat.


Generation Brussels, Brussels Gallery Weekend, Vanderborght building, cur. Louis-Philippe Van Eeckhoutte and Clémence Bellisson

From inside, V2vingt, Brussels, BE

Less or more, Plagia Rama, Brussels, BE

Molière project 5th edition, Lycée Molière, Brussels, BE

Maailman sinisin taivas, Embassy of Finland, Brussels, BE (solo)

13 x 18, Cdlt+, Liège, BE


Unexpected, Cdlt+, Liège, BE (solo)

Exhibition Prix Georges Collignon 2017, Musée d'Ansembourg, Liège, BE

Identity, K41, Brussels, BE

Pop-up exhibition Museum Dhont-Dhaenens, Deurle, BE, cat.

FULL HOUSE, Moonens Foundation Studio 4 & Project space, Brussels, BE

Ornements divers. Duo exhibition with Daniel Wagener, Moonens Foundation Project space, Brussels, BE


Bleuités, délires, Macors, Hamois, BE (solo)
, silences , SECONDroom, Gent, BE, cur. Florian Kiniques (solo)
Radieuse, 7, quai du Commerce, Brussels, BE, cur. Emmanuel Lambion

Working title festival : Waiting for the secret, Halles St. Géry, Brussels, BE, cur. Marnix Rummens
KoMASK Painting Master Salon, Académie Royale d'Anvers, BE, cat.
KoMASK Painting Master Salon, The Vanderborght Building, Brussels, BE
Tradition does graduate, Royal academy of fine arts of Brussels, BE
Island presents, LaVallée, Brussels, BE, cur. Sébastien Bonin and Brice Guilbert
Médiatine 2016, Brussels, BE, cat.
NOW.HERE, ARBA-ESA painting masterclass exhibition, LaVallée, Brussels, BE
Full of emptiness, Plagia Rama, Brussels, BE, cur. Yuna Mathieu-Chauvet
Apparitions, 49 avenue du Roi, Brussels, BE
LumièreMatière, Dam Gallery, Brussels, BE, cur. Laura Viale and Stijn Cole


Exhibition of the laureats of the Academy of Fine Arts of Brussels, Dam Gallery, BE
Enclaves / oasis, Centre culturel Omar Khayam, Brussels, BE
Chemins de traverse, Librairie Par chemins, Brussels, BE
Terra mentis #2, Chapelle de la Trinité, Concarneau, FR
Terra mentis #1, éléments de langage, Brussels, BE
Triptic, Dam Gallery, Brussels, BE
White cube ?, workshop of Emilio Lopez Menchero, Dam Gallery, Brussels, BE
Retraits, éléments de langage, Brussels, BE (solo)

Awards etc.


FWBi scholarship and residency at Comacina island, IT


Cocof scolarship and residency at MAAC - Maison d'Art Actuel de Chartreux, Brussels, BE


Nominated for Prix Georges Collignon, Liège, BE


Scolarship Horlait-Dapsens, Mathilde E. Horlait-Dapsens Foundations, Brussels, BE
Laureate of Prix d'excellence de la Ville de Bruxelles, BE
Laureate of Prix de la Ville de Bruxelles, BE
Prix Espronceda, special mention, BE, ES
Laureate of Prix Moonens, The Moonens Foundation, Brussels, BE
Laureate of Prix Macors / Médiatine '16, Brussels, BE


Prix Canal05, ARBA-ESA, Brussels, BE


2019 Comacina, IT (FWBi scolarship)

2018 MAAC -Maison d'Art Actuel des Chartreux, Brussels, BE (Cocof scolarship)

2016-17 Moonens Foundation, Brussels, BE

2016 Macors, Hamois, BE

Education (visual arts and literature)

2011-2016 M.A. in Visual Arts, Académie Royale des Beaux-arts de Bruxelles, BE

1998-2003 M.A. in French literature / 20th century poetry, Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle University, FR

Printed & published

LUX, The Council of the European Union, 2019 / catalog

Paintings, MAAC, 2019 / catalog

"Chimères perceptuelles", L'Art même, no 75, 2018, text by Sandra Caltagirone

En surface, paintings published with poems of Christine Guinard, 2017, éléments de langage, BE
Cul-de-lampe et ornements divers, 2017, a risograph made with Daniel Wagener at Chez Rosi, BE
Museum Dhont-Dhaenens Pop-up exhibition, 2017, BE / catalog
Prix Médiatine, 2016, BE / catalog

Komask - Painting Master Salon, 2016 / catalog