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

Education
2008 Master of Arts, University of Art and Design Helsinki
(now Aalto University – School of Arts, Design and Architechture), Department of Photography
2006-2007 Minor subject studies, Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki
2003-2004 University of Barcelona, Spain, Department of Fine Arts, Exchange program
2004 Bachelor of Arts, University of Art and Design Helsinki, Department of Photography
2000 Laajasalo Folk High School, one year Visual Communications program

Solo exhibitions
2018 Time is a Tragedy (Vol. II), Photographic Centre Peri, Turku, FI
2017 Time is a Tragedy, Forum Box, Helsinki, FI
2016 Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, FI
2015 Beyond the Visible Surface. C/O Berlin, DE
2014 The Finnish Museum of Photography (with Hertta Kiiski), Helsinki, FI
2014 Cloud Hunter’s Eyes , TR1 Kunsthalle, Tampere, FI
2013 Cloud Hunter’s Eyes, Galerie Pleiku, Berlin, DE
2010 Grey Diary, Gallery Ratamo, Jyväskylä, FI
2010 Kaunokirjoitusta/Cursive, Huuto Gallery, Helsinki, FI
2010 Kaunokirjoitusta/Cursive, Photographic Centre Peri, Turku, FI
2010 Grey Diary, Gallery TaiK, Berlin, DE
2006 The Red Letter (and Other Confessions), Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, FI

Selected group exhibitions
2019 Eating Pineapples On The Moon, Riga Photomonth, Riga, LV
2018 Foto Wien, Photobook exhibition, Vienna, AT
2018 Paris Photo, Gallery Taik Persons, Paris, FR
2017 Between the Past and the Future, Mikkeli Art Museum, Mikkeli, FI
2016 Secret Agent, Guest Projects, Sunbury House, London, UK
2015 Paris Photo, Gallery Taik Persons, Paris, FR
2015 Secret Agent, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, FI
2015 I plunge into black holes and emerge intact, Gallery Taik Persons, Berlin, DE
2015 Reframe Memory, Athens Photo Festival, Athens, GR
2015 The future’s not ours to see, Triennial of Photography Hamburg, Hamburg, DE
2015 Knowledge – summer exhibition, Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, FI
2014 Paris Photo, Gallery Taik Persons, Paris, FR
2014 Viennafair, Gallery Taik Persons, Wien, AT
2014 Photobookshow – Brighton Photo Biennial, Brighton, GB
2014 Unseen Amsterdam, Gallery Taik Persons, Amsterdam, NL
2013 Paris Photo, Gallery Taik Persons, Paris, FR
2013 Viennafair, Gallery Taik Persons, Wien, AT
2013 Art Fair Suomi, Cable Factory, Helsinki, FI
2011 Female View, Fotoraum, Vienna, AT
2011 Touching Dreams, The Danish National Museum of Photography, Copenhagen, DK
2010 Daegu Photo Biennale, Daegu, KR
2010 Art Fair Suomi, Cable Factory, Helsinki, FI
2010 Photography and Video NOW, Helsinki Art Museum Meilahti, Helsinki, FI
2009 Helsinki School, Loft Project ETAGI, St Petersburg, RU
2009 Like a Thief in the Night, The Town Museum of Jakobstad, FI
2008 Rose Boréal, Palais des Beaux Arts de Lille, FR
2008 Art Fair Suomi, Cable Factory, Helsinki, FI
2008 Like a Thief in the Night, Gallery Elverket, Tammisaari, FI
2008 Masters of Arts, University of Art and Design Helsinki, FI
2008 Rose Boréal – Photographies de l’Ecole d’Helsinki, Paris, FR
2007 Paris Photo, Gallery TaiK, FR
2007 Art Forum Berlin 2007, Gallery TaiK, DE
2007 Helsinki School, The Finnish Museum of Photography, FI
2007 Uutuus – Nyhet!, Häme-Gallery, Lahti, FI
2006 Passing Energy, Eerikinkatu open-air gallery, Helsinki, FI
2004 Artist in the Picture, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, FI
2003 The Black Jovos meet Stereo Kerava, Kerava Museum of Art, Kerava, FI
2003 Black Jovos, Gallery Myymälä 2, Helsinki, FI
2002 Kärpäspaperi, Media Centre Lume, Helsinki, FI

Grants
Finnish Cultural Foundation
Finnish Cultural Foundation/Uusimaa Regional fund
Frame Visual Art Finland
2014 Kone Foundation
2013 City of Helsinki, Art grant
2013 Frame Visual Art Finland
2013 National Council for Photographic Art
2012 Arts Council of Finland, one year working grant
2010 Arts Council of Finland
2009 The Finnish Art Association, Grant for Young Artists
2009 Arts Council of Helsinki Metropolitan Region
2008 The Paulo Foundation
2008 Arts Council of Finland
2007 Arts Council of Helsinki Metropolitan Region
2002 University of Art and Design Helsinki
2002 University of Art and Design Helsinki, Research Institute
2002 University of Art and Design Helsinki, International Affairs Centre

Memberships
The Union of Artist Photographers, Finland

Publications
2019 Tiheä hetki – Valokuvan vuosikirja ilmestynyt / 51 Finnish photographers, Maahenki, FI
2014 Archive Play (Niina Vatanen & Hertta Kiiski), Kehrer Verlag, Germany
2014 The Helsinki School, From the Past to the Future, Hatje Cantz, Saksa
2013 A Room’s Memory / Huoneen muisti, monograph, Kehrer Verlag, Germany
2011 The Helsinki School Vol. 4, A Female View, Hatje Cantz, Germany
2010 4. Europäischer Monat Der Fotografie Berlin, Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH
2009 The Helsinki School Vol. 3, Hatje Cantz, Germany
2008 Rose Boréal: Photographies de l’Ecole d’Helsinki, ENSBA
2008 Kuin varas yöllä –exhibition catalogue, Proartibus, Helsinki
2008 Masters of Arts 2008 –exhibition catalogue, University of Art and Design Helsinki

Works in collections
EMMA Espoo Museum of Modern Art/Saastamoinen Foundation
State of Finland
The Finnish Art Association
The Finnish Museum of Photography
Private collections FI, DE

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