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Heidi Ukkonen, born in 1980 in Stockholm, Sweden, is an artist whose captivating paintings construct a mesmerizing utopian world. Her artworks resonate with a compelling narrative, depicting characters

immersed in imaginative everyday scenarios that blur the boundaries between reality and the fantastical. Heidi's brushstrokes expertly reveal the intricate interplay between figures and their environments, offering a playful distortion of contemporary animations within modern society. Her artistic expressions transcend traditional boundaries, seamlessly blending diverse textures and materials to create almost sculptural pieces.

Heidi's creative process is an ongoing exploration, fueled by a perpetual quest for captivating structures to unveil. Influenced by her formative experiences at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp and inspired by the profound artistic legacies of Guston, Matisse, and Bosch, her artwork resonates with explosive bursts of color and humour, igniting contemplation and amusement. Heidi navigates the intricate balance between emotions, carefully moving between humour and melancholy, optimism, and despair. Her artistic journey invites viewers into a world where the ordinary takes on an extraordinary and unusual form.

From the unconventional emerges beauty, and within pain lies the chorus of laughter. Her paintings stand as an invitation to explore the enigmatic landscapes of her boundless imagination.

Foto: Joost Joosens
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Royal Academy of Fine Art Antwerp, Master of Fine Arts, painting



Royal Academy of Fine Art Antwerp, Bachelor of Fine Arts, painting​




Demain Art, Brussels, 'WONDERS',  In Collaboration With Kickcancer

Galerie LJ, Seoul, Kiaf 

Gallery Sofie Van De Velde, Ibiza, Contemporary Art Now

Galerie LJ, Paris, 'Pour Toujours', SOLO

Gallery Sofie Van De Velde, Antwerpen, 'Forever...and ever...and ever', SOLO

Tuesday To Friday, Valencia, 'Summer Mix Vol 1'

Gallery Sandberg, Odense, '13-A-Dozen'

Gallery Sofie Van De Velde, Brussels, Art Brussels

Gallery Sofie Van De Velde, Rotterdam, Art Rotterdam


Andrea Festa Fine Art, 'The Appearance Formula'

Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Schloss Goerne, 'Uprising'

Plus-One Gallery, Antwerpen, 'Infinite Flowers Part 4' 

Madè Van Krimpen, Rotterdam, Art Rotterdam

Lorin Gallery, Los Angeles, ‘Feminitiy’

Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, New York, Future Fair

Gallery Sofie Van De Velde, Brussels, Art Brussels

Moosey Gallery, Norwich, ‘Suspirium’

Ruby Gallery, Brussels, ‘Ruby and Friends’

Diskus, Aalst, ‘Another Spring’

Galerie LJ, Paris, 'The Ballroom'



Pictura, Dordrecht, 'Richard Waar'

Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London, 'In Momentum'

Moosey Art, Norwich

Madè Van Krimpen, Amsterdam, 'The Time Is Now'

Delphian Gallery, London, 'All About Eve'

Ruby Gallery, Brussels, 'Stars Are Never Sleeping'

This Art Fair, Amsterdam


Unit 1 Gallery Workshop, London, Delphian Open Call Winners 2021

Galerie LJ, Paris, 'Hotter Than July'

The Wunderwall, Brussels

Gallery 46 Whitechapel, London, 'The First Swing Of The Bat'

Cuturi Gallery, Singapore, 'Transcendental'

Deep  Space Gallery, Jersey City, 'The Mothershipment'



Sofie Van De Velde Gallery & PLUS ONE Gallery ART FEEDS NR 2

Paint Talk online Group Exhibition

Marian Cramer, Amsterdam Gallery Weekend 

Four You Gallery, Dubai,  'Hide and Seek' SOLO

Marian Cramer, Amsterdam - TheDon'tGiveADamn's Curated By Sasha Bogojev 

Stad Antwerpen, Billboardproject

@showhousejayjay #SHOWHOUSEARTCALL An Instagram Exhibition 

Sofie Van De Velde Gallery & PLUS ONE Gallery ,Antwerp -The Wunderwall

252 cc – cultuurcentrum Ekeren Kasteel Hof De Bist, Hier hebben we veel werk ingestoken

Curated By Idris Sevenans & Zena Van Den Block



Kopvzw, Antwerp

Kunstpodium T ,Tilburg - "Cowboys and Aliens"

Antwerp Art Weekend,  Showhouse Jay Jay -"My Biggest Small"



ABC KLUBHUIS, Antwerp - Christmas Market

Gallery Golsa, Oslo -"Velvet Ropes"  

Showhouse Jay Jay, Antwerp - "Screw your courage to the sticking place"

Winter Tuin Antwerp -   "Copy Cat"​​





Kunstpodium T, Tilburg - "Cowboys and Aliens"  

Koen Taeslaar (NL), Kristen Dirkx (BE), Mila Xinyue (CHN), Ralf Kokke (NL), 

Jóhanna Kristbjörg Sigurðardóttir (ICE), David Noro (DE), Heidi Ukkonen (Swe)

Overamstel Uitgevers, Antwerp - No Sweat* Benny Van Den Meulengracht-Vrancx (BE),                          Aurelie Salavert (FR), David Noro (DEN), Amber Andrews (BE) & Felix de Clerq (BE)

GIFC, Antwerp



Showhouse Jay Jay , Antwerp - “Bob’s your uncle” 

ABC-Klubhuis (ICE), Coen Vunderink (NL), Diana Roig (NL/ARG),

Hannelore Vandepoel (BE), 

Helene Meyer (BE), Pieter Jennes (BE), Victoria Iranzo (SP), Victoria Parvanova (BG)

& Ime Su Ozbilge (TK)

​Showhouse Jay Jay , Antwerp  - “The ball is in your court” 

Guy Vording (NL), Warre Mulder (BE), Denie Put (BE), Lysandre Begijn (NL),

Annea Lyvv Dreisz (BE)

​Showhouse Jay Jay, Antwerp - "Screw your courage to the sticking place"

Jack Davey (UK), Maartje Folkeringa (NL), Ralf Kokke (NL), Robert Roest (NL), Emilia                              Ukkonen (FIN) & Heidi Ukkonen (SWE)






L'OFFICIEL, Kaat Wyers, Aug

Marie Claire, Etienne Heylen,  Belgioue Juillet & Aout 2023

De Standard Magazine 10-11 Juni

Kunstletters #021 April/Juni




The Art Coach, Maya Toebat, Issue #9

212 Magazine, “Heidi Ukkonen: Remains of the Day”, Spring-Summer 2022, issue 13: Herland

Juxtapoz Magazine, Suspirium




(PR)OXYMORON, Het Initiatief', a collaboration between art lovers Frans Penne, Yves Vanpevenaege, Alain V. and Johan Van Tittelboom and artist Joëlle Dubois.

Atelier Aan De Slag Met Kunst, 'Door Weer En Wind' Merel Van De Nieuwenhof, Nov/Dec 2021


Archive 00 by Saint Maison

Juxtapoz Magazine, And After All, You're My "Wunderwall" with Heidi Ukkonen, Ralf Kokke and David Noro

Four You Gallery, Angeliki Kim Jonsson

Juxtapoz, Sasha Bogojev

The First Swing Of The Bat
Hide and Seek
Don’t Give A Damns
Only Foxes Get Married In The Rain
Cowboys And Aliens
Screw Your Courage To The Sticking Place
The Ballroom
The Appearance Formula
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