Born 1961 in Kotka, Finland. Lives and works in Helsinki.

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Education
rn1994 MA in photography, University of Art and Design, (Now Aalto University - School of Arts, Design and Architecture), Helsinki
rn1988 MA in art education, University of Art and Design, Helsinki

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Solo exhibitions
rn2015 Circles, Yumiko Chiba Associates, Tokyo, Japan
rn2008 Wanderings and Imaginary Meetings (with Riitta Päiväläinen), the Kerava Art Museum, Finland
rn2008 Sites and Depatures, Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, Finland
rn2007 Wanderings and Imaginary Meetings (with Riitta Päiväläinen), Muzeumrn Narodowe w Szczecinie/the National Museum in Szczecin, Poland
rn2005 IN SITU Early Gallery, Osaka Japan
rn2005 Vestige/Topography of Fear (with Riitta Päiväläinen) Spaziodellavolta,
rnStudio Archifax, Genoa, Italy
rn2004 IN SITU Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, Finland
rn2002 Topography of Fear Galerie Lichtblick, Cologne, Germany
rn2002 Topography of Fear UNN Squires Gallery Newcastle, United Kingdom
rn2002 Topography of Murder Photographic Centre Peri Turku, Finland
rn2005 Vestige/Topography of Fear (with Riitta Päiväläinen) gallery rnRomfeia, International Meetings of Photography, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
rn2001 Topography of Fear Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, Finland
rn2001 Topography of Murder Nordic Photographic Centre, Oulu, Finland
rn1996 Kryptomnesia gallery Workshop, Helsinki, Finland
rn1993 Seen Through Senses the Kluuvi Gallery (Helsinki City Art Museum), Finland
rn1992 Concert Hall Gallery Kotka, Finland
rn1992 Point of Pain gallery Hippolyte Helsinki, Finland

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Selected group exhibitions
rn2015 In other worlds. Kunst aus Finnland, Stadtgalerie Bietigheim-Bissing, Germany
rn2014 In other worlds. Kunst aus Finnland. Stadtgalerie Kiel, Germany
rn2013 Ingredients (curated) Riga Art Space, Riga, Latvia
rn2012 Feel It! – Photographs of Emotion and States of Mind (curated), Oulu Art Museum
rn2011 Landscape Experienced (curated), Jyväskylä Art Museum
rn2010 Close to Nature – Zeitgenössische Finnische Kunst (curated), Neuer Kunstverein Aschaffenburg Germany
rn2010 Images from the North Countries (curated), Espace François-Mitterand,
rnGuingamp, France
rn2010 Tales from the Forest (curated, group), Virserums Konsthall, Virserum, Sweden
rn2010 Pain (curated, group), the Kerava Art Museum, Finland
rn2009 Great Expectations – Contemporary photography looks at today’s Bitter Years, (curated) Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg
rn2009 Artworks from the Collections of the Kuntsi Art Museum and Kiasma rnMuseum of Contemporary Art (curated), Kuntsi Art Museum, Finland
rn2008 The Art of Humanity (curated), XII Mäntta Festival Weeks, Finland
rn2007 Contemporary Finnish Art from the Wihuri Foundation Collections (curated), Jyväskylä Art Museum, Finland
rn2006 Finlandia (with Jouko Lehtola, Joakim Eskildsen, curated), Frans Hals Museum/ De Hallen, Haarlem, Netherlands
rn2006 MENS. The Story of a Wound (curated), the Centre for Religious Art rnand Culture and Municipal Museum for Contemporary Art (S.M.A.K. in rnGhent), Leuven, Belgium
rn2006 Vad är Fotografi? The Helsinki School (curated), Borås Art Museum, Sweden
rn2006 The Helsinki School, Finnish Photography from the 21st Century rn(curated), Hotel de Ville de Bruxelles, Grand-Place, Bruxelles, Belgium
rn2006 Nordic Cut – The Helsinki School of Photography (curated), Art Pavillion, Zagreb,
rnCroatia
rn2005 Fractures of Life (curated) Kiasma, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
rn2005 Metropolis (curated) Mare Articum at the National Museum, Szczecin, Poland
rn2005 the Helsinki School  (curated) Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
rn2005 Personligt, fotografier från the Helsinki School  (curated) Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden
rn2005 The Taik Gallery Sollentuna Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden
rn2004 30byTaiK (curated) Museum of Finnish Photography, Helsinki, Finland
rn2004 Gokann The Fourth Triennale of Contemporary Finnish Art (curated) rnthe Kunsthalle of Helsinki (the Helsinki Art Hall), Finland
rn2004 Conversation with Nature (curated) Aomori Contemporary Art Center, Japan
rn2004 Views, the Rovaniemi Art Museum, Finland
rn2004 Images Against War, Photokina, Cologne, Germany
rn2003 Gokann The Fourth Triennale of Contemporary Finnish Art  (curated) rnKyoto Art Center, Seika University Gallery, Voice Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
rn2003 Blue Horizon (with Pertti Kekarainen, Jan Kaila, curated) Spiral Gallery, Wacoal Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
rn2003 Exposure 2003 (curated) Hereford Art Gallery, United Kingdom
rn2003 Images Against War Galerie Lichtblick, Cologne, Germany
rn2003 Images Against War, L’Usine Galerie, Brussels, Belgium
rn2002 Korrelaatioita (curated) Fotogalerie Wien, Vienna, Austria
rn2002 Korrelaatioita (curated) FotoForum West, Innsbrück, Austria
rn1997 The Drum and the Camera (curated), Gallén-Kalela Museum, Helsinki, Finland
rn1997 Mother’s Heart an installation, the 7th Biennale of Audiovisual Design (curated), Lahti, Finland
rn1996 Momentum - The 90’s of the Finnish Photography (curated), Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland
rn1995 The Script the Second Biennale of Finnish Photography, (curated), rnthe Kunsthalle of Helsinki (the Helsinki Art Hall), Finland
rn1994 Male Anxiety (curated), Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Konst, Berlin, Germany
rn1993 The Night of Photography a curated group exhibition in the Park of rnVuorimiehenkatu during the Night of Arts, Helsinki Festival, Finland
rn1993 Young Photographers a group exhibition in Helsinki City Theatre , Finland
rn1993 There and Back a group exhibition with five painters, gallery Allinna, Riihimäki, Finland
rn1992 The Young Roosters (curated), Sveaborg Fortress, Helsinki Photography Festival, Finland
rn1991 Planket Festival, Stockholm, Sweden
rn1989 Focus (curated), Museum of Photography, Helsinki (touring exhibition in Latvia, Estonia and Finland)
rn1989 The Young (curated), The Old Student house of the Helsinki University, Helsinki Photography Festival, Finland

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Academic experience
rn2000- Visiting Lecturer of Photography and workshops at the University rnof Art And Design, Helsinki (Aalto University, Finland), Helsinki rnUniversity of Technology (Aalto University, Finland), Lahti Institute ofrn Design (Finland), Turku Academy of Arts (Finland) and Estonian Academy rnof Arts (Tallinn, Estonia)
rn1996–2000 Principal Lecturer of Photography at the Lahti Institute of Design, Finland

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Selected bibliography, presentations and broadcasts:
rn2014 Switchboard (portfolio and an interview, Germany)
rn2011 IkonoMenasa (video: http://ikono.tv)
rn2010 Close to Nature – Zeitgenössische Finnische Kunst (catalogue, Germany)
rn2010 Pain, the Kerava Art Museum (catalogue, Finland)
rn2009 Great Expectations – Contemporary photography looks at today’s Bitter Years,
rn(catalogue, Luxembourg)
rn2009 HotShoe 1/2009 (UK, review)
rn2008 IN SITU (book, Finland)
rn2008 The Art of Humanity, XII Mäntta Festival Weeks (catalogue, Finland)
rn2008 Motiv #14 (portfolio, Sweden)
rn2007 europalia.europalis 27+27+27 (Belgium, movie/installation/interview)
rn2007 Human Rights Report 3/2007 (portfolio, Finnish League for Human Rights)
rn2007 Motiv Magazine #11 (portfolio, Sweden)
rn2007 Crime Scene: Helsinki (catalogue, Finland)
rn2006 MENS (catalogue, Belgium)
rn2006 Finlandia (catalogue, Netherlands)
rn2006 Origins of Violence national broadcasting channel Teema, January
rn2005 Metropolis (catalogue, Poland)
rn2005 The Helsinki School - Photography by TaiK (catalogue, Finland)
rn2004 HotShoe magazine December 2004–January 2005 (UK, interview)
rn2004 Taide (Art) magazine December 2004 (Finland, review)
rn2004 What Contemporary Photography Represents Today – an interview with rnMarjaana Kella, national broadcasting channel Teema, October 29th
rn2004 ARK magazine 4/2004 (Finland, portfolio)
rn2004 Helsingin Sanomat Sept. 30th (Finland, review)
rn2004 Conversation with Nature Aomori Contemporary Art Center (Japan, catalogue)
rn2003 Exposure (UK, catalogue)
rn2003 Gokann (Japan – Finland, catalogue)
rn2003 Blue Horizon (Japan, catalogue)
rn2003 Musta taide (Art Noir) magazine 1/2003 (Finland)
rn2003 Jatulintarha CD-ROM (an international joint project, UK/Finland)
rn2002 Ari Saarto (with Pelle Kronestedt – catalogue, gallery Lichtblick, Cologne, Germany)
rn2002 European Photography #71 magazine (Germany, portfolio)
rn2002 Korrelaatioita (Austria, catalogue)
rn2002 International Meetings of Photography (Bulgaria, catalogue)
rn2002 The Rovaniemi Art Museum and Wihuri Foundation collections 1997-2002 (Finland, catalogue)
rn2002 ARK magazine 1/2002 (Finland, portfolio)
rn2001 Collisions and Dissonances 6. Internationale Fototage Herten 2001 (Germany, catalogue)
rn2001 Helsingin Sanomat Nov. 15th (Finland, review)
rn2001 Mi magazine 2/2001 (Finland)
rn2000 Eidos – Writings About Finnish Photography in the 90´s Institute of Design, Lahti (Finland, editor, essay)
rn2000 Mi magazine 1/2000 (Finland)
rn1997 Musta taide (Art Noir) -magazine 2/1997 (Finland)
rn1996 Musta taide (Art Noir) -magazine 3/1996 (Finland)
rn1995 Käsikirjoitus - the Script (Helsinki Photography triennale, catalogue)
rn1993 Valokuva (Photography) -magazine 8/1993 (Finland)
rn1992 Valokuva (Photography) -magazine 4/1992 (Finland)
rn1992 Suomen Kuvalehti magazine 24/1992 (Finland)
rn1992 Stylus magazine 2/92 (Finland)
rn1989 Bildtidningen magazine 5/1989 (Sweden)

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Grants and awards
rn2015 FRAME
rn2015 Arts Promotion Centre Finland
rn2014 Oskar Öflund Foundation
rn2014-2018 five-year Artist Grant, the Arts Promotion Centre Finland
rn2013 the Arts Council of Uusimaa
rn2013 Art Grant, City of Helsinki
rn2012 one-year Artist Grant, Arts Council of Finland
rn2011 Public Display Grant to Visual Artists
rn2011 Visek
rn2010 Finnish Cultural Foundation
rn2008 National Council for Photographic Art, Finland (quality support for publications)
rn2008 National Council for Photographic Art, Finland
rn2007 National Council for Photographic Art, Finland
rn2007 Visek
rn2006 Avek
rn2006 Academy of Fine Arts, Finland
rn2006-2010 five-year Artist Grant, Arts Council of Finland
rn2005 Kordelin Foundation
rn2005 Oskar Öflund Foundation
rn2003-2005 three-year Artist Grant, Arts Council of Finland
rn2004 Arts Council of Finland
rn2004 Niilo Helander Foundation
rn2004 Frame Fund
rn2003 Oskar Öflund Foundation
rn2003 Frame Fund
rn2002 Frame Fund
rn2002 full one-year working grant, Finnish Cultural Foundation
rn2002 Arts Council of Finland
rn2001 Arts Council of Finland
rn2001 the Frame Fund
rn2001 Public Display Grant to Visual Artists
rn2001 National Council for Photographic Art, Finland
rn2001 Finnish Cultural Foundation
rn2001 Finnish Cultural Foundation
rn2000 British Council
rn2000 honorable mention, "Best graphic Design of the Year”, Grafia Foundation
rn(project with students, Lahti Institute of Design)
rn1999 honorable mention, "Best graphic Design of the Year”, Grafia Foundation
rn(project with students, Lahti Institute of Design)
rn1999 Alfred Kordelin Foundation
rn1999 Finnfoto Foundation
rn1999 Icelandic-Finnish Cultural Foundation
rn1998 Public Display Grant to Visual Artists
rn1998 Arts Council of Finland
rn1995 Nordic Minister Council
rn1995 Finnish-Danish Cultural Foundation
rn1995 Uusimaa Provincial Art Committee
rn1994 Arts Council of Finland
rn1994 Arts Council of Finland
rn1992 University of Art and Design Helsinki
rn1992 Oskar Öflund Foundation
rn1991 Finnfoto Foundation
rn1990 certificate of honor from the Committee of Finnish Book Art
rn1990 British Council

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Memberships
rn2012-2013 Vice chairman of the Artists’ Association of Finland
rn2011-2013 Chairman of the board of the Union of Artist Photographers, Finland
rn2007-2013 Board member of the Union of Artist Photographers, Finland
rnBoard member of the Museum of Photography, Helsinki

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Artist Residencies
rn2004 Aomori, ACAC Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Japan
rn2002 Kökar, Finland
rn2001 Newcastle, England (Jatulintarha-project)

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Works in collections
rnKiasma the Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
rnThe State of Finland
rnThe Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki
rnThe Wihuri Foundation (Rovaniemi Art Museum)
rnThe town of Kotka
rnPrivate collections in Finland, Japan and USA

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