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.


Born in 1975 Parkano, Finland
Lives and works in Helsinki


2013 – Aalto University, postgraduate studies, FI
2001 – 2007 University of Art and Design Department of Photography, Helsinki, FI
1997 – 2001 Turku Art Academy, Department of Photography, Turku, FI
1996 – 1997 The School of Photography, Muurla, FI


Gallery Persons, Berlin, GR
Local Library Window gallery, St. Petersburg, RU

Galleria Galleria (popup), Senäjoki, FI

Northern Photographic Centre, Oulu, FI

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

Small Project place, T romso, NO

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

Alienation and Other Stories, Galleria Galica, Milan, IT

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

My Weather Diary, Dorottya Gallery, Budapest, HU
My Unopened Letters, Lighthouse Poole, UK
My Unopened Letters, Gallery Anhava, Helsinki, FI

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

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

Rehearsals for Adulthood, Espace Huit Novembre, Paris, FR

Rehearsals for Adulthood, Kluuvi Gallery, Helsinki, FI

2000 – 1998
Poriginal Gallery, Pori, FI
Northern Photographic Centre, Oulu, FI
Gallery Nykyaika, Tampere, FI
Gallery Peri, Turku, FI


KaunasPhoto, Kaunas, LT
Finnish Museum of photography, Helsinki, FI
Voices From Europe, Parallel Intersection Lisboa, PT

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

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

Local Window gallery, Manifesta 10, Parallel Program, St. Petersburg, RU

Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary art, Helsinki, FI

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

Wäinö Aaltonen Art Museum, Turku, FI

No Fear Beyond This Point, Gelleria Galica, Milan, IT
Al di là delle app arenze 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

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

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

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

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

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

Finnish Tango / White Box, New York, US
Lumo 6. Gallery Harmonia, Jyväskylä, FI
Biennale of Sydney 2004, on reason and emotion, MCA, Sydney, AU
Pres que 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 Factor y, 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, Gall ery 101, Ottawa, CA
Symptomania, Kunsthalle Lophem vzw, Loppem, BE
Off Scene, Amos Andersson Art Museum, Helsinki, FI
Fotofinlandi a finalists, Cable factory, FI


2017 State Prize for Photographic Art
2017 Kone Foundation
2016 Arts Council of Finland
2015 WILLIAM THURING Prize, Greta and William Lehtinen Foundation
2009 Arts Council of Finland
2009 Alfred Kordelin Foundation,


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
Pori Art Museum, Pori, FI
Saastamoinen Foundation, Espoo Museum of Modern Art, FI
National Museum in Szczecin, PL
Neue Galerie Graz, AT
Private collections in Australia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Russia, Sweden, UK and USA.