Persons Projects (formerly Taik Persons) was founded in 1995 in Helsinki, Finland and was relocated in Berlin since 2005. The Projects has two exhibition spaces on Lindenstrasse 34-35. The location 34, is dedicated to those artists associated with the Helsinki School and its focus is on functioning as their primary gallery internationally. It also serves as a platform for Aalto University’s intern program which is dedicated to the research and digitalization of the Helsinki Schools history and development worldwide. Persons Projects represents the merging of Taik Persons Gallery with ZAK | BRANICKA and now represents a select group of established and emerging artists who work both conceptually and with the photographic process as a tool for thinking. The Projects participates in numerous international art fairs yearly, as well as curating and producing museum exhibitions.
Persons Projects is actively collaborating with many of the major independent publishing houses, Hatje Cantz, Kerher, Steidel, and Kerber in developing, editing and writing 6-10 books annually. Its creator and co-director Timothy Persons is Adjunct Professor at Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture. His curatorial experience ranges from senior curator for Kulturhuset in Stockholm to having been Senior Curatorial Advisor to the Danish National Museum of Photography in Copenhagen as well as KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki.
The other co-director is Asia Zak Persons founder of ZAK | BRANICKA, who works both as a curator, editor and general manager.