Born in 1962 in Tampere, Finland. Lives and works in Helsinki.

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Education
rn1999 Licentiate of Arts (Photography), University of Art and Design Helsinki
rn(now Aalto University – School of Arts, Design and Architecture)
rn1992 Master of Arts (Photography), University of Art and Design Helsinki

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Academic Experience
rn2010-2017 Professor of Photographic Art. Aalto University – School of Arts, Design and Architecture
rn2006–2010 Professor of Photographic Art. University of Arts and Design Helsinki
rn1992–2005 Lecturer, Assistant, courses and workshops: UIAH

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Solo Exhibitions
rn2012 Between Heaven and Earth. Gallery Heino, Helsinki
rn2008 Dreams and Disappointments, Galerie PF, Poznan, Poland
rn2008 Fire, KFA Gallery, Berlin
rn2008 Horizon, Gallery Heino, Helsinki
rn2007 Dreams and Disappointments, Herrmann & Wagner, Berlin
rn2006 Dreams and Disappointments, Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki
rn2005 Orientations, Herrmann & Wagner, Berlin (catalogue)
rn2003 The Mystery of Satisfaction, Galleri Pio Diaz, Copenhagen
rn2002 The Mystery of Satisfaction, Academy of Fine Arts, Sarajevo
rn2002 Stage, Gallery Krista Mikkola, Helsinki
rn2000 Fire, i8 Gallery, Reykjavik (catalogue)
rn2000 Fire, The Nordic House, Reykjavik (catalogue)
rn2000 Fire, Foto & Contemparary, Turin, Italy
rn2000 Fire, Fotografiska Center, Copenhagen (catalogue)
rn1999 Fire, Contemporary Art Museum, Tampere, Finland
rn1998 Fire, Zinc Gallery in Luma, Stockholm
rn1998 Fire, The Finnish National Gallery Ateneum, Helsinki (catalogue)
rn1997 Earth, Le Parvis, Tarbes, France (catalogue)
rn1997 The Sparkling Circle of the Heavenly Host, (installation in public place) Helsinki
rn1995 Paldiski, f-Gallery, Malmö, Sweden
rn1995 C2H5 o No, Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki
rn1993 Earth, Gallery Luukku, Joensuu, Finland
rn1992 Earth, Tapetenfabrik, Bonn, Germany, Center of Culture, Turku, Finland, Gallery Elvis, Pori, Finland
rn1991 Earth, Gallery Laterna Magica, Helsinki

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Selected Group Exhibitions
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2018 Abbaye de Jumièges, Jumièges, FR
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2017 Marked Sites, Gallery Taik Persons, Berlin, DE
rn2015 ARCO, Gallery Taik Persons, Madrid, ES
rn2014 'Dreams and Disappointments', Wagner + Partner, Berlin, DE
rn2013 Thread and Paper, Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art, Vaasa, Finland
rn2012 Tartuntapintoja. Oulu Museum of Art, Finland
rn2011 Helsinki School. Christophe Guye Galerie. Zurich.
rn2010 Daegu Photo Biennale 2010. Tru(E)motion: The Helsinki School. Daegu, South Korea
rn2010 Memory Traces, Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany
rn2010 Memory Traces Exhibition, Jyrki Parantainen and Seppo Renvall Galerie Brotfabrik, Berlin,Germany
rn2010 The Helsinki School-Urban Space, Gallery TAIK, Berlin, Germany
rn2010 Red, Espoo Museum of modern Art, Espoo, Finland.
rn2009 Concerning Beauty , Bremer, Lehtola, Parantainen, Gallery Krista Mikkola, Helsinki
rn2008 Tom Hunter and Jyrki Parantainen, Purdy Hicks Gallery, London
rn2007 Silent Violence, Oulu Museum of Art, Finland
rn2007 Finn Art, Eskilstuna Art Museum, Sweden
rn2006 Grey Matters, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki
rn2005 Helsinki School, Photology, Milano
rn2005 Personligt – Photographs from The Helsinki School, Kulturhuset, Stockholm
rn2005 To Look or To See, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki
rn2004 30 by Taik, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki
rn2004 Love me or leave me, Kiasma, Museum of Modern Art,Helsinki
rn2004 Zeitgenössische Fotokunst aus Finland, Salo Art Museum, Finland
rn2003 Corner Society, (Bremer, Lehtola, Parantainen),Gallery Krista Mikkola, Helsinki
rn2003 Zeitgenössische Fotokunst aus Finland, Berlin, Mannheim, Waldkraiburg,
rnKiel ,Cottbus (catalogue)
rn2002 Northern Spell, The Embassy of Finland, Washington DC
rn2002 Northern Spell, Art Centre of Toronto University
rn2002 Pyynikinlinna, Tampere, Finland (catalogue)
rn2002 New Photographs : Brotherus, Kella, Kolehmainen, Lajunen, Parantainen. Helsinki City Art Museum (catalogue)
rn2001 Magnetic North, The New Art Gallery Walsall, England (catalogue)
rn2001 Aurora, Art Gallery of Sudbury, Canada (catalogue)
rn2001 Single Room, Trevi Flash Art Museum, Italy (catalogue)
rn2001 Portfolio, The Finnish Photography Museum, Helsinki
rn2001 Finnish Photography, Gallery Christian Dam, Copenhagen
rn2001 Finnish Photography, Gallery Christian Dam, Oslo
rn2001 Une Histoire Finlandaise, Galerie Photo, Montpelier, France
rn2000 Works from Kiasma Collection 20, Tensta Konsthall, Sweden
rn2000 Aratta, Kopavogur Art Museum, Reykjavik
rn2000 Big Torino 2000 Biennale, Turin, Italy (catalogue)
rn2000 International Photographic Exhibition, Alessandria, Italy
rn1999 Tila – Espaces, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris
rn1999 Auf der Suche nach der Verlorenen Zeit, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin (catalogue)
rn1999 Spaces, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki
rn1999 Focus in Fire, Galerie Nei Liicht, Luxemburg
rn1999 Biennale de Giovani Artisti dell’Europa del Mediterraneo, Rome (catalogue)
rn1999 Light, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki
rn1998 Me, Myself, I, Gallery TAIK, Helsinki (catalogue)
rn1998 Underexposed, Stockholm (catalogue)
rn1997 Romeo Martinez International Award, San Marino (catalogue)
rn1997 Drum and Camera, Gallen Kallela Museum, Helsinki (catalogue)
rn1997 Paysages et Matieres, NCE, Paris
rn1997 Photographies pour une Itinerance, NCE, Paris
rn1997 Momentum, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki
rn1997 Enter, Helsinki Arthall
rn1997 Reflections in Circle, Aberdeen, Scotland
rn1995 The Play of Living Forms, Gallery Otso, Espoo, Finland
rn1995 Vents du Nord, Bibliothèque H. Vincenot, Talant, France
rn1995 Mai de la Photo, l´Ancien College des Jesuites, Reims, France (catalogue)
rn1995 3 Photographers from Finland, The Photography Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
rn1995 Finnish Images in Print, Eirmos Art Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece
rn1995 Northern Realities, Macedonian Museum for Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, (catalogue)
rn1995 Ateneumin Taidemuseo (The Finnish National Gallery Ateneum), Helsinki
rn1992 Finlandida-92, Konstakademien, Stockholm (catalogue)
rn1992 Decennium, Bucharest, Scotland, Istanbul, Ankara, Barcelona, Madrid (catalogue)
rn1992 Painettu Valokuva (The Printed Photograph), Gallery Zebra, Karjaa, Finland
rn1992 56 Nord, Loppehallen, Århus, Denmark
rn1990 Fotofinlandia 1989 Award Exhibition, Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki
rn1988 Nuori Suomi (Young Finland), Retretti, Punkaharju, Finland

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Artist Books
rn1993 Jyrki Parantainen, R. Kovalainen and K. Holopainen: Gaia. Silver print portfolio, UIAH, Helsinki
rn1991 Jyrki Parantainen: Maa (Earth). Offset-litography portfolio, Opus 18, Helsinki
rn1987 Jordi Guaridor (alias Jyrki Parantainen): Uns Tretze Petits Catalans. Offset-litography portfolio, Helsinki

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Monographs
rn2006 Jyrki Parantainen: Dreams and Disappointments. Helsinki Festival,
rnAmos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki
rn1999 Jyrki Parantainen: The Artist in Flames – The Flame, The Sublime and My Art.
rnLiterary Part of Art-Emphasised Licenciate Thesis. University of Art and Design. Helsinki 1999

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Grants and Awards (selected)
rn2006 William Thuring Award, Suomen Taideyhdistys ry.
rn1998 SUOMI-Award, Photography Arts Council of Finland.
rn1989 Fotofinlandia Award, Finnfoto ry.
rn2004 5 years working grant, Arts Council of Finland.
rn1995 3 years working grant, Photography Arts Council of Finland.
rn1993 1/2 years working grant, Photography Arts Council of Finland.

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Memberships and Honorary Positions
rn2012 Nominator of Discovery Award 2012, Les Recontres d Arles, France
rn2012 Jury Member of Contemporary and Historical Book Awards, Les Recontres d Arles
rn2012 Jury Member of Swedish Photobook Prize 2012
rn2011– Member of the Board of Jouko Lehto Foundation
rn2004–2010 Member of the Council of Helsinki Metropolitan region
rn2002–2006 Vice-chair of the Union of Artist Photographers
rn2000–2006 Member of the Board of Union of Artist Photographers
rn1995–2014 Expert in several grant giving organizations

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Works in Collections
rnAmos Andersson Art Museum, Helsinki
rnBibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris
rnGrenoble Artheteque, Grenoble
rnLahti City Art Museum
rnMaison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris
rnMois de la Photo, Montreal
rnDZ-Bank, Germany
rnMuseum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki
rnThe Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki
rnThe Museum of Contemporary Art, Tampere
rnThe Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
rnThe Finnish State Art Collection
rnEspoo City Art Collection
rnEspoo Art Museum
rnKodak Company, Finland
rnBibliothèque H Vincenot, Talant, France
rnDorint Hotel, Brussels, Belgium
rnHenna and Pertti Niemistö Foundation, Finland
rnSaastamoinen Collection, Espoo, Finland
rnNelimarkka Foundation, Helsinki
rnPyynikinlinna Art Collection, Tampere, Finland
rnOulu Art Museum, Finland
rnPétur Arason Art Collection, Reykjavik
rnPentti Kouri Art Collection, New York
rnLars Svanljung Art Collection, Helsinki
rnHeino Art Collection, Helsinki

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Other Private Collections: Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Greece, USA, Belgium.

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