Born 1980 in Tohmajärvi, Finland. Lives and works in London and Oxfordshire.


2019- MPhil/PhD by project in Fine Art, SOAH, RCA
2020 PGCert in Creative Education (& FHEA), UCA
2011 MA photography (Distinction), London College of Communication, UAL
2004 BA(Hons) photography, London College of Communication, UAL
2003 Parsons School of Design, New York, study exchange/autumn term

solo exhibitions:

2021 Talk Me Tender, The Finnish Institutes’ commission, online (with Bang Geul Han)
2019 MAA-tila Gallery, Helsinki
2019 CFEVA, Philadelphia (with Bang Geul Han)
2017 Rehearsal Space, Forum Box, Helsinki
2016 Closer Yet, Galerie Pangée, Montreal (with Bang Geul Han)
2016 Close To You, Gallery Augusta, Helsinki
2015 Signs of the Times, Triangle Arts Association, New York
2015 Nature Trail, Northern Photographic Centre, Oulu
2014 (Mal)Function, Skaftfell Center for Visual Art Project Space, Seyðisfjörður
2014 Nature Trail, Photographic Centre Peri, Turku
2014 Attempts, Suomesta-Gallery, Berlin
2014 Nature Trail, Gallery Huuto Jätkäsaari, Helsinki
2012 Attempts, Galerie Les Territoires, Montreal
2012 Wood on trees, Hippolyte Studio, Helsinki
2011 Contemporary Anthropology, Gallery Rajatila, Tampere
2010 Contemporary Anthropology, Gallery Uusi Kipinä, Lahti
2010 Contemporary Anthropology, Gallery Laterna Magica, Helsinki

selected group exhibitions:

2020 Making Art, Loving Art, Tel Aviv
2020 Touch Me, online exhibition
2020 2084, Dyson Gallery, RCA, London
2019 Material Gestures, The Deptford Old Police Station, London
2019 India Club – Matter, with Specular Assembly, India Club, London
2019 Waterloo Sunset, The Feminist Library, London
2018 I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, Studio Frontiera, Palermo
2018 India Club – Friction, with Specular Assembly, India Club, London
2017 Turning Point, Gallery Sculptor, Helsinki
2017 India Club – Independence, with Specular Assembly, India Club, London
2016 Where Does Poetry Nest?, Gallery Emil, Tampere
2016 Queens International 2016, Queens Museum, New York
2016 India Club – Utopia, with Specular Assembly, India Club, London
2016 26 Caledonian Road, Geddes Gallery, London
2015 Barfotastigen, outdoor sculpture exhibition, Korppoo
2015 India Club, with Specular Assembly, India Club, London
2014 Photography as Installation, Oxford House, London
2014 Kilometre of Sculpture, outdoor sculpture exhibition, Rakvere
2014 Object, outdoor sculpture exhibition, Espoo Kunstahalle, Espoo
2014 On Landscape#1, Yinka Shonibare Guest Projects, London
2013 W-CA Photography Open, The City Museum and Art Gallery, Worcester
2013 Original Face, Beomeo Art Street Gallery, Daegu
2013 20th Mänttä Art Festival, Mänttä
2013 Format 13 Exposure, Format Festival, Derby
2013 Brooklyn/Montreal, A.I.R gallery, New York
2013 Future Map 12, Lethaby Gallery, London
2012 Present remains, TR1 Kunsthalle, Tampere
2012 Montreal/Brooklyn, Galerie Les Territoires, Montreal
2012 FreshFaced+WildEyed, The Photographers’ Gallery, London
2012 Cultivation/Field, Reading
2012 BeyondZero, Flexispace, London
2011 YOUNG ARTISTS 2011, Kunsthalle Helsinki
2011 Sommet Génération d’idées, Palais des Congrès, Montreal
2011 MAP11, London College of Communication, London
2011 Soyons realistes, croyons en l’impossible, Galerie Les Territoires, Montreal
2010 Art of Basware, Sanoma House, Helsinki
2008 Street gallery, Eerikinkatu, Helsinki
2006 Visual Arts Competition for Young Artists, Art Centre Salmela, Mäntyharju
2005 Future Map Visual Arts, The Arts Gallery, London
2004 Diagnosis, BA graduation show, The Well Gallery, London
2008/2009/2013/2015 Art Fair Suomi, Cable Factory, Helsinki

site-specific works and performances:

2015 Olohuone Art Festival, with Lintutorni-collective, Turku
2014 Sightseeing Tour Vantaa (approaches to Seyðisfjörður’s twin city), Seyðisfjörður
2014 Sightseeing Tour Turku (approaches to public art’s corporate connections), Kulkulupa-event, Turku
2014 Dernier Cri, audiovisual performance with Jukka Hautamäki, AAVE Festival, Helsinki
2014 Sightseeing Tour Hackney (approaches to gentrification and biodiversity), London
2013 360º, Saari Manor (2013-2015), Mietoinen
2013 Observatory III, Töölönlahti (8-9/2013), Helsinki
2013 Observatory II, Brooklyn Bridge Park (1-2/2013), New York
2013 Sightseeing Tour Helsinki (approaches to public art), Night of The Arts, Töölönlahti, Helsinki
2013 Dernier Cri, audiovisual performance with Jukka Hautamäki, Pää Pyörälle-event, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki
2012 Observatory I, Rue Saint-Urbain & Boulevard de Maisonneuve (9-10/2012), Montreal

residencies, awards:

2020 Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, one month
2017 Finalist for the Below Zero Art Prize, Beaconsfield Gallery, London
2017 Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, one month
2015-2016 HIAP Suomenlinna, Helsinki, four months
2015 Triangle Arts Association, New York, three months
2015 Kone Foundation Saari group residence with Lintutorni collective, two weeks
2015 Mustarinda residency, Hyrynsalmi, one month
2014 Skaftfell Center for Visual Art, Iceland, two months
2014 Matera, Italy, Arts Promotion Centre Finland residency, one month
2014 Suomesta-Gallery, Berlin, one month
2014 Yinka Shonibare Guest Projects, London, one month
2013 Finnish Society of Bioart, Field_Notes-Deep-Time residency, Kilpisjärvi, 1 week
2013 Kone Foundation Saari residence, two months
2011 Bar-Tur Award finalist, UK
2010 Art of Basware finalist, Finland

own writing:

2019 Night Schoolers: Polyphonic Texts and Toolkit. Writings as part of the group.
2014 Notes on Various Stones, an essay in Extending Leylines: a collaborative book of new writing about leylines, landscape, communication and family, ed. Will Jennings, UK
2011 On Common Ground; Acknowledging Nature Through the Other in Art, MA Dissertation, UK

public speaking:

2021 Democratic Practices in the Creative University, UCA Cantebury
2020 Female Gaze and Photography: Problematics in Feminist Context, presentation at Tate Exchange (postponed)
2019 Space and Belonging, conference presentation with Will Jennings, UCA Farnham
2019 Female Gaze and Photography: Problematics in Feminist Context, Reading the Enemies Research Workshop, Mayday Rooms, London
2019 Site-Specific Art in a Changing City (with Specular Assembly). Invited by the National Trust and the India Club, London
2018 Feminist Art Activisms and Artivisms, poster presentation, Middlesex University
2017 Specular Assembly artist talk, India Club, London
2016 In conversation with curator Katie Lenanton, Frame Morning Coffee Club, Helsinki
2016 Presentation with Night Schoolers in at study day/discussion with Jacques Rancière, HIAP, Helsinki
2016 Artist talk with Will Jennings, Utopia talks, Somerset House, London
2016 Collaborative Practice after University, panel discussion for Portsmouth University graduates, London
2016 Artist talk with Bang Geul Han, Projet Pangée, Montreal
2016 GAM #5, spoken word exhibition, curated by Alessandro Facente, HIAP, Helsinki
2016 Artist talk, HIAP & MAA, Helsinki
2015 In conversation with Meir Gal, Triangle Arts association, New York
2014 Off the Earth conference, Plymouth University, Plymouth
2014 Artist talk, Skaftfell Art Center, Seyðisfjörður
2014 Photography as installation panel discussion, Oxford House, London
2014 In conversation with Elizabeth McTernan, Suomesta Gallery, Berlin
2014 On Landscape#1 panel discussion, Guest Projects, London
2013 Field_Notes – Deep Time symposium, The Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki
2013 Artist talk, Saari Manor, Mietoinen
2012 Artist talk, Concordia University, Montreal
2012 Judge for the Sproxton Award (with Isabella Brancolini), London
2011 Artist talk, Champlain College, Montreal
2011 Artist talk, Galerie Les Territoires, Montreal


2019- Senior Lecturer in Photography, year 2 leader, UCA, Farnham
2017- 2019 Associate Lecturer, MA and BA Art & Design, University of Bedfordshire
2018-2019 Associate Lecturer, BA Photography, Coventry University
+ Visiting lecturing / workshops:
Royal College of Art, London College of Communication, University of East London, Parsons (New York), Art School MAA (Helsinki), Concordia University, Montreal

memberships & collectives:

Specular Assembly
Night Schoolers
Practice in Dialogue


Work has been generously supported by the following organisations and funding bodies:
The Finnish Institutes, The Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Kone Foundation, Paulo Foundation, Finnish Cultural Foundation, Frame Contemporary Art Finland, Finnish Art Society, City of Helsinki Cultural Office, HIAP, Finnish Cultural Institute in New York, Material for the Arts, Triangle Arts Association, Arts Council of England.