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Lives and works in Tampere, Finland / Asuu ja työskentelee Tampereella

Born / Syntynyt

Tampere, Finland 1972 

Education / Koulutus

2012 Master of Arts (MA) in Visual Journalism and Photography. Aalto University School of Art and Design Helsinki, Finland

2006 - 2008 Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Tampere, Finland

1994 - 1998 Bachelor of Arts (BA), Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Studies / Opinnot

2005, 2003, 2001 Professional specialization studies in sound art, web design and graphic design. Tampere University of Applied Sciences, School of Art and media, Finland

Selected solo exhibitions / Yksityisnäyttelyt

2018 Kangasala-talo Gallery, Kangasala, Finland

2018 Finlandia University Gallery, MI, USA 

2016 Winter Garden Tampere Hall, Pirkanmaa Regional Fund I Finnish Cultural Foundation

2016 Gallery Pirkko-Liisa Topelius, Helsinki, Finland

2012 TR1 Art Hall, Photographic centre Nykyaika, Tampere, Finland

2012 Ministry of Environment, Helsinki, Finland

2011 Gallery Luova.fi, Helsinki, Finland

2005 Gallery Mältinranta, Tampere, Finland

2002 Gallery Saskia, Tampere, Finland

Selected group exhibitions / Valikoidut yhteis- ja ryhmänäyttelyt


Kunsthalle Helsinki, Finland 2019-2020

Piippuhalli, Biofilia, Savonlinna

Tampere Hall, Winter Garden, Pirkanmaa Cultural Foundation, Finland


Tampere Festival of Light, 2017-2018

Six Artists on Tammerkoski, Galerii Noorus, Tartu, Estonia 2018


Nature Poems, Photographic Centre Nykyaika 2017, Finland 


Tampere Jazz Happening 2016, Finland

Photographic Centre Nykyaika, Tampere, Finland


Six Artists on Tammerkoski, Museum Centre Vapriikki, Tampere, Finland

6th Triennial of Pirkanmaa. Regional exhibition of Pirkanmaa area, Tampere, Finland

Nordic Art, Lisbon, Portugal


WSU Gallery, Washington State, U.S. 

Hotel Torni Gallery, Tampere, Finland


East-West Art Award Finalists' Exhibition, La Galleria Pall Mall, London

Art Fair Suomi 13, Cable Factory, Helsinki

Voipaala Art Center, Sääksmäki, Finland

POP UP Art Näsilinna, Tampere

Gallery Jangva, Helsinki


Next Design (Radical Design Week), Shanghai, China

5th Triennial of Pirkanmaa. Bargain-group, Tampere, Finland

Masters of Aalto, Jätkäsaari, Helsinki, Finland

Paths to Milavida, Tampere, Finland

The Sea, Bargain Group, Gallery Emil. Tampere, Finland, Odense, Denmark and Tartu, Estonia


East-West Art Award Finalists' Exhibition, La Galleria Pall Mall, London

Inner landscapes, Marja Pirilä's team, Turku Castle, Finland

Seasons & Edwin Petrus. Gallery Emil, Tampere, Finland


XV Mänttä Art Festival, Bargain Group, Finland

Gallery Ferin, Helsinki

Heartland of Javre. Mältinranta Art Center, Tampere


Pirkanmaa 4th Triennial. Bargain Group Mältinranta Artcenter Tampere, Finland

Recycling. Bargain Group. Riihimäki Art Museum, Finland

Money, Money,Money. Bargain Group. Raisio Art Museum, Finland

Happiness project. Gallery Jangva, Helsinki, Finland


Stämpit, Bargaingroup, tm•gallery, Helsinki, Finland


Weight Indexes. Mailart from Germany and Finland, The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, Tampere

Postfordian Living and Weight Indexes. Mailart from Germany and Finland, Goethe-Institute, Helsinki


Postfordian Living and Weight Indexes. Mailart from Germany and Finland, Gallery Arte N, München, Germany


Signs of Labour, Gallery Arte N, München, Germany


Bargaingroup. The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, Tampere

So I saw. Photographic Centre Nykyaika, Tampere


Say Cheese. CBK, The Rotterdam Centre for the Arts, The Netherlands

Art challenge. Mältinranta Artcenter, Tampere


Oud en Nieuw. Gallery Arti et Industriae. The Hague, The Netherlands

Mältinranta Artcenter, Tampere

Market. The Verkaranta Centre for Arts and Crafts, Tampere

Personal file. Afdeling 5. 2000 beats, Art and Culture festival, Witte de Withstraat, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Afdeling 5. Gallery Meier van Eijsinga, The Hague, The Netherlands

Den Conincxraft Art Gallery,Public library of The Hague,The Netherlands

Nieuwe Lichting2. Gallery Arti et Industriae.The Hague,The Netherlands


Why Karel Doorman? Final Year`s show, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Grants / Apurahat


Finnish Cultural Foundation, Pirkanmaa Regional Fund 2015

Arts Promotion Centre Finland, The Arts Council of Pirkanmaa 2015

Arts Promotion Centre Finland 2014

The Arts Council of Pirkanmaa, Finland 2013
Afred Kordelin foundation, Finland 2012

The City of Tampere, Finland 2010

Art Council of Finland, grand for Bargain Group  2006

Alli and Allan Salo foundation exhibition scholarship, Finland 2005

The City of Tampere 2003
Pirkanmaa Arts Council. Project Grant for Videonaiset Group 2003

The City of Tampere 2003

Memberships / Jäsenyydet

2010 - Photographic centre Nykyaika, Finland

2010 - Society for Northern Etnography, Finland

2008 - The Union of Artist Photographers, Finland

1999 - Tampere Artists´ Association

1998 - 2000 The Rotterdam Centre for the Arts, The Netherlands

1999 - 2000 Arti et Industriae, The Netherlands 


Positions of Trust / Luottamustoimet

2014 -2017

Photographic Centre Nykyaika, the chairman of the board


Honorable mention / Kunniamaininta

1998 Drempelprize, Rotterdamse Kunststichting, The Netherlands

2011 East-West Art Award, La Galleria Pall Mall, London