CV & INFO

I am a photographer focusing on the narrative documentary. One main thread subject of my works trough out the years has been how a subject relates to the historical time frame they are part of. My other themes are feeling like an outsider, the expectations the society puts upon us and failure.
I have an idea that the time will finish up my work. That is the reason I make projects with a long time span and work on many different projects simultaneously.
I’m a doctoral student in Aalto University, the subject of my study is the ways of directing people in photographs. I counter those to the theories of the directing actors is the theater.

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Born in 1975 Parkano, Finland
Lives and works in Helsinki

Education

2012 – Aalto University, postgraduate studies, FI
2001 – 2007 University of Art and Design (TAIK) Department of Photography, Helsinki, FI
1997 – 2001 Turku Art Academy, Department of Photography, Turku, FI
1996 – 1997 The School of Photography, Muurla, FI

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017
Contemporary window gallery,  ST. Petersburg, RU
Gallery Persons, Berlin, GR

2016
GalleriaGalleria(popup), Senäjoki, FI

2014
Northern Photographic Centre, Oulu, FI

2013
We are the revolution, after Joseph Beuyes, Korjaamo Gallery, Helsinki, FI

2012
Small Project place, Tromso, NO

2011
Room With A View, Gallery Korjaamo, Helsinki, FI
My Weather Diary, Quai N1, Vevey, CH

2009
Alienation and Other Stories, Galleria Galica, Milan, IT

2007
Galleria Galica, Milan, IT
Rehearsals for Adulthood, Mai Manó, House of Photography Budapest, HU
Northern Photography Centre, Oulu, FI

2006
My Weather Diary, Dorottya Gallery, Budapest, HU
My Unopened Letters, Lighthouse Poole, UK

My Unopened Letters, Gallery Anhava, Helsinki, FI

2005
My Unopened Letters, Winchester Gallery, Winchester, UK
My Weather Diary, Finland Institute Gallery, Stockholm, SE

2004
My weather Diary, Gallery Esa Jaske / Project room, Sydney, AU
My weather Diary ,The Art Museum of Wäinö Aaltonen / Studio, Turku, FI

2002
Rehearsals for Adulthood, Espace Huit Novembre, Paris, FR

2001
Rehearsals for Adulthood, Kluuvi Gallery, Helsinki, FI

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017
Voices from Europe, Lisbon, PT
KaunasPhoto, Kaunas, LT
Finnish Museum of photography, Helsinki, FI

2016
Wäinö Aaltonen Art Museum, Turku, FI
Museum of  Visavuori, Valkeakoski, FI
Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary art, Helsinki, FI

2015
Photo London, Somerset House, UK
Capturer l’Ephémère, Galerie Vanessa Quang, Paris, FR
Kiasma Contemporary art museum, Helsinki, FI
The 10th Baltic Contemporary Art Biennial, National Museum in Szczecin, PL

2014
Manifesta 10. Parallely Program, S.T. Petersburg, RU

2013
Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary art, Helsinki, FI

2012
Wäinö Aaltonen Art Museum, Turku, FI
Artic Hysteria, ST. Petersburg, RU

2011
Wäinö Aaltonen Art Museum, Turku, FI

2010
No Fear Beyond This Point, Gelleria Galica, Milan, IT
Al di là delle apparenze opache, Settimana Europea della Fotografia 2010 – curated by Gigliola Foschi, IT
Arrivals and Departures, Fondo Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona – curated by Andrea Bruciati, IT
Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary art, Helsinki, FI
Artic Hysteria , DA2, Salamanca, ES
Gallery Vanessa Quang, Paris, FR
Artic Hysteria, Kuntsi, Museum of Modern Art, Vaasa, FI

2009
Five Variations on Transcending the Finiteness of Human Vision, Riga, LV
Fly me to the Moon, Moen 44, Askeby, DK
T.ERROR, Hungarian Cultural Center, New York, US
Artic Hysteria, Kunsthalle, Helsinki, FI
Politische Ikonografie, Galerie Jette Rudolf, Berlin, DE
Aletheia, Helsinki Photography Festival, Helsinki City Art Museum, FI
Arctic Hysteria, Museum of Contemporary Art-Ludwig Museum, Budapest, HU

2008
Arctic Hysteria, P.S.1, New York, US
Nordic Moods, Arken, Museum of Modern Art, Skoven, DK
Up Close and Personal, Tallinn, EE
Garden of Delights, Yeosu Art Festival, Yeosu, HL
T.error_Contemporary Images of Violence, Kunsthalle Budapest, HU
Manipulations, Mois de la Photo, Gallery La Ferronnerie, Paris, FI
Five Variations on Transcending the Finiteness of Human Vision, Artget, Belgrade, RS
Helsinki Biennale, Design Museum, Helsinki, FI
Mänttä Art Festival, Mänttä, FI
HoviArt, Mikkeli, FI
Phenomena, Pori Art Museum, Pori, FI
Ma liberaci dal male, Galleria San Fedele, Milan, IT
Questions of Conflict, European Museum of Peace, AT
Rose Boreal, Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris, Paris, FR

2007
The Triennial of Finnish Art, Kunsthalle Helsinki, FI
7th Biennale de la Photographie Africaine, Bamako, ML
The Nature of Evil, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, FI
Hope is a Good Thing, Atelier Frankfurt, DE

2006
Neue Galerie Studio, Graz, AT
47th October Salon, Belgrade, RS
Metaphysics of Youth, Artenova – Fuoriuso, Pescara, IT
Check-in Europe, European Patent Office, Munich, DE

2005
Malmö Museer / Foto grafins rum, Malmö, SE
To be Continued, Helsinki Photography Festival, Kunsthalle Helsinki, FI
Emotion Pictures, Muhka, Antwerpen, BE
Fractures of Life, Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary art, Helsinki, FI
Helsinki School, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, SE

2004
Finnish Tango / White Box, New York, US
Lumo 6. Gallery Harmonia, Jyväskylä, FI
Biennale of Sydney 2004, on reason and emotion, MCA, Sydney, AU
Presque des paysages, Gallerie La Ferronnerie, Paris, FR
Vague 2 Hommages et dimgression, Musee Malraux, Le Havre, FR
Tough Sisters and Single Men, Art Moscow, RU
Voids, Pads and Places, Kunsthalle Lophem, Brugge, BE
Fotofinlandia 2004 Finalists, Cable Factory, Helsinki, FI
Vasta Maalattu, Le Triage, Paris, FR
Fantastic Realism, Tallinn, EE
Facing East, Arts Institute at Bournemouth, UK
3rd Ars Baltica Triennal of Photographic Art, Stadtgallerie Kiel, DE
Mecklenburgisches Kunstlerhaus Schloss Plushow, DE
Kunsthalle Bergen / Bergens Kunstforening, Bergen, NO

2003–2001
Tallin Art Hall, Tallin, EE
Quand la photo fait son cinema, Marseille, FR
Galerie Nathalie Pariente Paris, FR
Extra Strong Super Light, National Museum in Szczecin, PL
Tomorrow’s News, Gallery 101, Ottawa, CA
Symptomania, Kunsthalle Lophem vzw, Loppem, BE
Off Scene, Amos Andersson Art Museum, Helsinki, FI
Fotofinlandia finalists, Cable factory, FI

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Works in collections:

Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku, FI; Helsinki City Art Museum, FI; Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, FI; The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, FI; Turku Art Museum, Turku, FI; Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art, Vaasa, FI; Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, Rovaniemi Art Museum, Rovaniemi, FI; Saastamoinen Foundation, Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo, FI; Neue Galerie Graz, AT; National Museum in Szczecin, PL. Private collections in Australia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Russia, Sweden, UK and USA.