Born in Helsinki 1968. Lives and works in Helsinki, Finland.

2002 Master of Arts, University of Art and Design Helsinki
(now Aalto University – School of Arts, Design and Architecture)
1995 Turku School of Art and Communication, Turku

Solo exhibitions
2022 Ice Has a Memory: Greenland's Vanishing Song Lines, Persons Projects, Berlin, Germany
2022 Piniartoq, Makasiini Contemporary, Turku, Finland
2021 Piniartoq–Hunter, Arktikum, Rovaniemi, Finland
2021 Inughuit, Gare de Paris Montparnasse, Paris, France
2016 The Northern Photographic Centre, Oulu, Finland
2016 Makasiini Contemporary, Turku, Finland
2016 Portraits of Place, Anchorage Museum, Alaska, USA
2015 On Ice, Anchorage Museum, Alaska, USA
2013 Albert-Kahn Museum, Boulogne-Billancourt, France
2013 Gallery Taik Persons, Berlin, Germany
2012 Korjaamo Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
2010-11 Galerie Kashya Hildebrand, Zurich, Switzerland
2009 The National Museum of Photography, together with Olaf Otto Becker, Copenhagen, Denmark
2008 Michael Hoppen Contemporary, London, England
2008 Forum für Fotografie, Köln, Germany
2008 Scott Polar Research Institute Museum, Cambridge, England
2008 Synart Art Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany
2008 Gallery Uusitalo, Helsinki, Finland
2007 Finnish-Norwegian Culture Institute, Oslo, Norway
2006 Galerie Kashya Hildebrand, Zurich, Switzerland
2005 Synart Art Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany
2005 Michael Hoppen Contemporary, London, England
2005 Galerie St Père, Paris, France
2004 Les Boréales, Musée de Normandie, Caen, France
2004 Nordatlantens Brygge, Copenhagen, Denmark
2003 Gallery Artina, Helsinki, Finland
2003 Gallery Nykyaika, Tampere, Finland
2001 VB- Photographic Centre, Kuopio, Finland
2001 Arktikum, the Arctic Centre, Rovaniemi, Finland
2001 Gallery Rantagalleria, Oulu, Finland
2001 Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, Finland

Selected group exhibitions
2023 Snowflakes and Other Surprises, Landskrona Foto, Sweden
2022 Due North!, Festival La Gacilly–Baden Photo, Austria
2022 Snowflakes and Other Surprises, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
2021 Due North!, La Gacilly Photo Festival 2021, La Gacilly, France
2021 Piniartoq–Groenland, Photo Festival Baie de Saint-Brieuc, 9th Edition, Baie de Saint-Brieuc, France
2020 HOME. AKO Curatorial Award 2019, Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Norway
2020 Extra Tough: Women of the North, Anchorage Museum, Alaska, USA
2020 Chart De-centred, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
2020 A Fresh Breeze from the North!, Kunsthalle St. Annen, Lübeck, Germany
2020 Galerie Hug, Paris, France
2019 Belonging here, Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway
2018 Aiviq&Nanuq: Sea Horse and Sea Bear of the Arctic, Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, Alaska, The USA
2016 The Northern Photographic Centre, Oulu, Finland
2016 Makasiini Contemporary, Turku, Finland
2016 Northern Intiative, Anchorage Museum, Alaska, USA
2014-15 Imaging the Arctic, together with Kristin Laidre and Maria Coryell-Martin, Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, USA
2013-14 Neiges de Culture, Serre Chevalier, France
2013-14 Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art 1775-2012, Whatcom Museum, WA, USA
2013 Nanoq Arctic Museum, Pietarsaari, Finland
2013 Galerie der Moderne, Munchen, Germany
2013 New Wave Finland, Scandinavia House, New York, USA
2012 Paris Photo, Gallery TAIK, France
2012 Breda Photo Festival, Breda, Holland
2012 Äärimmäisyyksien yhteinen tekijä, Wäinö Aaltosen museo, Turku, Finland
2011 Paris Photo, Gallery TAIK, France
2011 Real Venice, Somerset House, London, England
2011 Real Venice, Venice Biennale, Italy
2011 ARCO, Gallery TAIK, Madrid, Spain
2010 Paris Photo, Gallery TAIK, France
2010 Daegu Photo Biennale, Daegu, South-Korea
2010 Biennale of Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
2010 WEISS – Ice/White, Kunstverein KISS, Kunst im Schloss Untergröningen, Germany
2010 Helsinki 10, Rogaland Art Museum, Stavanger, Norway
2009 Photography matters: The Helsinki School, Statoil office, Oslo, Norway
2009 Revive – Group Show, Michael Hoppen Contemporary, London, England
2009 Internal and External Landscapes, Helsinki School, Shiseido Gallery, Tokio, Japan
2009 New York Photo Festival, All over the place! curated by William A. Ewing, USA
2009 Marks of Honour – A Striking Library, Kaune Sudendorf Gallery, Cologne
2009 Marks of Honour, A Striking Library, Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam, Holland
2009 On Top of the Iceberg, New Photography from Finland, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany
2008 Snow, Kitzbuhel Museum, Austria
2008 Paris Photo, Gallery TAIK, France
2007 Photoquai Biennale, le Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, France
2007 Young Finnish Photography: Itkonen, Kannisto, Persson, Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany
2007 Photo Finnish, Steenersenmuseet, Oslo, Norway
2007 Kunst Zurich, Synart Art Gallery, Switzerland
2007 Paris Photo, Gallery TAIK, France
2007 Gulf Art Fair, Galerie Kashya Hildebrand, Dubai
2007 Stockholm Art Fair, Gallery Uusitalo, Sweden
2006 Galerie Kashya Hildebrand, New York, USA
2006 C/o Moderna Museet, Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg, Sweden
2006 Finnish artists at l’USINE again, l`Usine Galerie, Bruxelles, Belgium
2006 Kunst Zurich, Galerie Kashya Hildebrand and Synart Art Gallery, Switzerland
2006 Kunst zum Sammeln und Schenken, Synart Art Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany
2005 Photo London, Michael Hoppen Gallery, England,
2005 Kunst zum Sammeln und Schenken, Synart Art Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany
2005 Finnish Photography, Centrum Kultury Zamek . Galeria Fotografii PF, Poznan, Poland
2005 Helsinki School – A New Approach, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
2005 Helsinki School – Personally, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden
2004 Paris Photo, Helsinki School, France
2004 30 by Taik, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland
2004 Fotofinlandia, Cable Factory, Helsinki, Oulu Art Museum, Oulu, Finland
2004 Stockholm Art Fair, Helsinki School, Sweden

Selected publications
2016 Up Here, The North at the center of the world, Anchorage Museum, USA
2016 Le Point, Long cours, France
2016 Eyes Open, Italy
2016 View, Germany
2016 Lens Blog, New York Times, USA
2015 Seattle Times, USA
2015 Amica, portfolio, Italy
2014 Avannaa, monograph, Tiina Itkonen, Kehrer Verlag
2014 Exposure, USA
2013 Un Arriere-gout de Paradis, Allers Retours, Albert-Kahn Musée, France
2013 Northern Intiative, Anchorage Museum, Alaska, USA
2012 Conde Nast Traveler Photographs, 25th anniversary collection, Assouline, USA
2012 Äärimmäisyyksien yhteinen tekijä, Turun ammattikorkeakoulu, Finland
2011 Journal of Northern Studies, Vol 5, No 2, Umeå University, Sweden
2011 Real Venice, C Photo, Ivorypress, London, UK
2010 Daegu Photo Biennale catalogue, South-Korea
2010 17th Biennale of Sydney cataloque, The Beauty of Distance, Thames and Hudson Australia
2010 Kunstverein KISS, Kunst im Schloss Untergröningen exhibition catalogue, Germany
2010 Colors 77, The Sea, North Greenland – Keeping Cool, United Colors of Benetton, Italy
2010 Exit, no. 38, Silent Landscapes, Madrid, Spain
2010 Nordcite, Éditions J’ai VU, Québec, Canada
2010 Scanorama, no. 03, "The Traveler, Breaking the ice with Tiina Itkonen”, Stockholm, Sweden
2010 Helsinki 10, exhibition cataloque, Rogaland Art Museum, Stavanger, Norway
2009 Earth, Prix Pictet, teNeues Verlag, Kempen, Germany
2009 Photography matters: The Helsinki School, Statoil exhibition catalogue, Norway
2009 Internal and External Landscapes, Helsinki School, exhibition catalogue, Shiseido Gallery, Japan
2009 Helsinki School, Neue Fotografie aus Finnland, Hatje Cantz, Germany
2009 View°14, Belgium
2009 Photographica, Summer Vol. 15 , Japan
2009 Conde Nast Traveler, February, USA
2009 Do not talk bullshit, What are you doing? Reflections on the unique homage project,
2009 Marks of Honour, Schaden, Germany
2008 Vom Schnee/ On snow, Museum Kitzbuhel, Austria
2008 Image, 9/08, issue 396, Ultima Thule by Tiina Itkonen at Michael Hoppen Contemporary,
The association of Photographers Ltd, London
2008 Taide 2/08, Kustannus Oy Taide, Finland
2007 The Helsinki School, Hatje Cantz, Germany
2007 Junge Finnische Fotografie, Ludwig Museum im Deutschherrenhaus Koblenz, Germany
2007 C international photo magazine 05/2007, Ivory Press, London, England
2006 Woolrich Greenlandic Roadtrip, Woolrich, Italy
2006 Ögonvittne / Eye Witness, Dunkers Kulturhus, Moderna Museet, Sweden
2005 The Helsinki School, Hatje Cantz, Germany
2005 The Times, 8 March 2005, Come into the cold, London, England
2005 Flair, N.3 2005, fotoforum Verlag, Germany
2005 Fotoforum 2/2005, fotoforum Verlag, Germany
2004 Inughuit, Libris, Finland

Selected awards and grants
2014 Frame
2013 Art Promotion centre Finland
2012 Finnish Cultural Foundation, artist grant 3 years
2009 William Thuring prize
2008 Finnish Cultural Foundation
2008 The Arts Council of Finland: Quality Support for Publications of Photographic Art
2007 National Council for Photographic Art, artist grant 5 years
2007 Patricia Seppala Foundation
2005 The Finnish Book Arts Committee, Nomination for Distinguished Books Selection
2004 Fotofinlandia Finalist
2003 Young Photographer of the Year Award

Residencies and photographing journeys
2011 Venice, Italy
2010 Greenland
2010 Greenland
2009 Greenland
2007 Paris, France
2007 Greenland
2006 Greenland
2006 Greenland
2005 Greenland
2004 Paris, France
2002 Greenland
1998 Greenland
1995 Greenland

Works in collections
Modern Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
Fundacio Foto Colectania, Barcelona, Spain
DZ-Bank, Frankfurt, Germany
Statoil Collection, Norway
Spagnuolo Collection, USA
Ernst Basler & Partner AG, Zurich, Switzerland
Saastamoinen Foundation Art Collection / EMMA, Espoo, Finland
Helsinki City Art Museum, Finland
Finnish State Art Collection, Finland
Oulu Art Museum, Oulu, Finland
Salo Art Museum, Salo, Finland
Fine Arts Association of Finland
Carl Gustav Ehrnrooth Collection, Finland
Jenni and Antti Wihuri Foundation, Finland
Swanljung Collection, Finland
Pentti Kouri Collection, New York, USA
International Finance Corporation, Washington, USA

Private collections (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USA)

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