Persons Projects (formerly Gallery Taik Persons) was founded in 1995 in Helsinki and is since 2005 located in Berlin. 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. Organising between seven and eight shows a year, the program varies between solo and group exhibitions by the Gallery’s main artists as well as guest artists curated by the gallery. Besides participating in international art fairs and museum exhibitions of its primary artists, Persons Projects publishes multiple art books books in independent publishing houses annually.
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.