About

Persons Projects (formerly TaiK Persons) is a contemporary art gallery located in Berlin Kreuzberg, in close neighbourhood to the Berlinische Galerie and the Jewish Museum. Founded in 1995 in Helsinki, Finland and relocated to Berlin in 2005, the gallery is specialised in modern Nordic art with a focus on conceptual photography. It originated as a site specific virtual experimental gallery that eventually evolved into the primary platform for the Helsinki School – a selected group of artists who have been associated with the University of Art and Design in Helsinki, Finland. Since the merging of TaiK Persons Gallery with ZAK | BRANICKA in 2019, Persons Projects is representing a very singular and selected group of established and emerging artists from Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Poland and the US. Yet, they are not primarily defined by nationality or discipline, but by their shared artistic approach that is based on both working conceptually and with the photographic process as a tool for thinking.

The gallery participates in numerous international art fairs over the past 20 years, such as Paris Photo, CHART, Arco, Artissima, Viennacontemporary, and Photo London, as well as curating and producing exhibitions in museums, organising artistic performances and online projects. Moreover, Persons Projects is actively collaborating with many of the major independent publishing houses, Hatje Cantz, Kehrer, Steidel, Kerber, and Beam Editions in developing, editing and writing 6 to 10 books annually. Its creator and co-director Timothy Persons has been working as Adjunct Professor at Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture in Helsinki for more than thirty year. 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.