Born 1977 in Kuopio, Finland. Lives and works in Helsinki, Finland

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Education
rn2008 Master of Arts, University of Art and Design Helsinki
rn(now Aalto University – School of Arts, Design and Architechture), Department of Photography
rn2006-2007 Minor subject studies, Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki
rn2003-2004 University of Barcelona, Spain, Department of Fine Arts, Exchange program
rn2004 Bachelor of Arts, University of Art and Design Helsinki, Department of Photography
rn2000 Laajasalo Folk High School, one year Visual Communications program

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Solo exhibitions
rn2018 Time is a Tragedy (Vol. II), Photographic Centre Peri, Turku, FI
rn2017 Time is a Tragedy, Forum Box, Helsinki, FI
rn2016 Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, FI
rn2015 Beyond the Visible Surface. C/O Berlin, DE
rn2014 The Finnish Museum of Photography (with Hertta Kiiski), Helsinki, FI
rn2014 Cloud Hunter’s Eyes , TR1 Kunsthalle, Tampere, FI
rn2013 Cloud Hunter’s Eyes, Galerie Pleiku, Berlin, DE
rn2010 Grey Diary, Gallery Ratamo, Jyväskylä, FI
rn2010 Kaunokirjoitusta/Cursive, Huuto Gallery, Helsinki, FI
rn2010 Kaunokirjoitusta/Cursive, Photographic Centre Peri, Turku, FI
rn2010 Grey Diary, Gallery TaiK, Berlin, DE
rn2006 The Red Letter (and Other Confessions), Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, FI

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Selected group exhibitions
rn2019 Eating Pineapples On The Moon, Riga Photomonth, Riga, LV
rn2018 Foto Wien, Photobook exhibition, Vienna, AT
rn2018 Paris Photo, Gallery Taik Persons, Paris, FR
rn2017 Between the Past and the Future, Mikkeli Art Museum, Mikkeli, FI
rn2016 Secret Agent, Guest Projects, Sunbury House, London, UK
rn2015 Paris Photo, Gallery Taik Persons, Paris, FR
rn2015 Secret Agent, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, FI
rn2015 I plunge into black holes and emerge intact, Gallery Taik Persons, Berlin, DE
rn2015 Reframe Memory, Athens Photo Festival, Athens, GR
rn2015 The future’s not ours to see, Triennial of Photography Hamburg, Hamburg, DE
rn2015 Knowledge – summer exhibition, Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, FI
rn2014 Paris Photo, Gallery Taik Persons, Paris, FR
rn2014 Viennafair, Gallery Taik Persons, Wien, AT
rn2014 Photobookshow – Brighton Photo Biennial, Brighton, GB
rn2014 Unseen Amsterdam, Gallery Taik Persons, Amsterdam, NL
rn2013 Paris Photo, Gallery Taik Persons, Paris, FR
rn2013 Viennafair, Gallery Taik Persons, Wien, AT
rn2013 Art Fair Suomi, Cable Factory, Helsinki, FI
rn2011 Female View, Fotoraum, Vienna, AT
rn2011 Touching Dreams, The Danish National Museum of Photography, Copenhagen, DK
rn2010 Daegu Photo Biennale, Daegu, KR
rn2010 Art Fair Suomi, Cable Factory, Helsinki, FI
rn2010 Photography and Video NOW, Helsinki Art Museum Meilahti, Helsinki, FI
rn2009 Helsinki School, Loft Project ETAGI, St Petersburg, RU
rn2009 Like a Thief in the Night, The Town Museum of Jakobstad, FI
rn2008 Rose Boréal, Palais des Beaux Arts de Lille, FR
rn2008 Art Fair Suomi, Cable Factory, Helsinki, FI
rn2008 Like a Thief in the Night, Gallery Elverket, Tammisaari, FI
rn2008 Masters of Arts, University of Art and Design Helsinki, FI
rn2008 Rose Boréal – Photographies de l’Ecole d’Helsinki, Paris, FR
rn2007 Paris Photo, Gallery TaiK, FR
rn2007 Art Forum Berlin 2007, Gallery TaiK, DE
rn2007 Helsinki School, The Finnish Museum of Photography, FI
rn2007 Uutuus – Nyhet!, Häme-Gallery, Lahti, FI
rn2006 Passing Energy, Eerikinkatu open-air gallery, Helsinki, FI
rn2004 Artist in the Picture, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, FI
rn2003 The Black Jovos meet Stereo Kerava, Kerava Museum of Art, Kerava, FI
rn2003 Black Jovos, Gallery Myymälä 2, Helsinki, FI
rn2002 Kärpäspaperi, Media Centre Lume, Helsinki, FI

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Grants
rnFinnish Cultural Foundation
rnFinnish Cultural Foundation/Uusimaa Regional fund
rnFrame Visual Art Finland
rn2014 Kone Foundation
rn2013 City of Helsinki, Art grant
rn2013 Frame Visual Art Finland
rn2013 National Council for Photographic Art
rn2012 Arts Council of Finland, one year working grant
rn2010 Arts Council of Finland
rn2009 The Finnish Art Association, Grant for Young Artists
rn2009 Arts Council of Helsinki Metropolitan Region
rn2008 The Paulo Foundation
rn2008 Arts Council of Finland
rn2007 Arts Council of Helsinki Metropolitan Region
rn2002 University of Art and Design Helsinki
rn2002 University of Art and Design Helsinki, Research Institute
rn2002 University of Art and Design Helsinki, International Affairs Centre

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Memberships
rnThe Union of Artist Photographers, Finland

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Publications
rn2019 Tiheä hetki – Valokuvan vuosikirja ilmestynyt / 51 Finnish photographers, Maahenki, FI
rn2014 Archive Play (Niina Vatanen & Hertta Kiiski), Kehrer Verlag, Germany
rn2014 The Helsinki School, From the Past to the Future, Hatje Cantz, Saksa
rn2013 A Room’s Memory / Huoneen muisti, monograph, Kehrer Verlag, Germany
rn2011 The Helsinki School Vol. 4, A Female View, Hatje Cantz, Germany
rn2010 4. Europäischer Monat Der Fotografie Berlin, Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH
rn2009 The Helsinki School Vol. 3, Hatje Cantz, Germany
rn2008 Rose Boréal: Photographies de l’Ecole d’Helsinki, ENSBA
rn2008 Kuin varas yöllä –exhibition catalogue, Proartibus, Helsinki
rn2008 Masters of Arts 2008 –exhibition catalogue, University of Art and Design Helsinki

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Works in collections
rnEMMA Espoo Museum of Modern Art/Saastamoinen Foundation
rnState of Finland
rnThe Finnish Art Association
rnThe Finnish Museum of Photography
rnPrivate collections FI, DE

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