Gallery Persons Projects (formerly Taik Persons) was founded in 1995 in Helsinki and is since 2005 located in Berlin. The gallery represents a select group of established and emerging artists. The program is centered around a conceptually rigorous artistic practice with a main focus on the photographic process. It is the prime gallery for those selected artists who now make up what is known as the Helsinki School.
The gallery participates in international art fairs and tours museum exhibitions for its primary artists. Moreover the gallery works actively with independent publishing houses in creating limited edition art books.
Organising between seven and eight shows a year, the programm varies between solo and group exhibitions by the Gallery’s main artists as well as guest artists curated by the gallery.
Its creator and 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.