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About

Born in Helsinki, 1987. Based in Helsinki and London.
Studies
2012-2014, MA Photography, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2008-2011 BA (hons) in Contemporary Photographic Practice,
University for the Creative Arts, Rochester, UK
2007-2008 Västra Nylands Folkhögskola, Karis, Finland
1994-2007 Rudolf Steiner Skolan i Helsingfors, Helsinki, Finland
Selected Group Shows
2015 Art Fair Suomi, Helsinki, Finland
2015 Pimiö – Darkroom, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland
2015 Knowledge – Summer Sales Exhibition, Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, Finland
2015 Never Mind the M*ss, A Space, Helsinki, Finland
2015 RCA Secret Dubai, Art Dubai, UAE
2015 Stuarts Law RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, London, England
2015 Hello Future! Talents Archive, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece
2015 KŌRYŪ 交流, Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo, Japan
2015 A Patchwork of Memories, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
2015 Freedom to Love, London College of Communication, London, England
2014 BlowUp, Angkor Photo Festival, Angkor, Cambodia
2014 Foto39, Christmas Steps Gallery, Bristol, England
2014 Night Contact, Brighton Photo Biannual, Brighton, England
2014 Black Cube Collective Annual Show, Edinburgh, Scotland
2014 ShowRCA, degree show, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2104 A Sense of Things, Hockney Gallery, London, UK
2014 Stuarts Law RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2013 Splinter Photo Fair, Michael Hoppen Gallery, London, UK
2013 Family Politics (with Photocopy Club), Jerwood Space, London, UK
2013 Secret RCA, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2013 Notes to Self, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2013 Work in Progress, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2012 ISSP 2012 Exhibition, Kuldiga Town Exhibition Hall, Kuldiga, Latvia
2012 The Organic Self: The Power of Value, Parlour Gallery, London, UK
2011 Out of Fashion, Myymälä2, Helsinki, Finland
2011 Out of Fashion, Green Lens Studios, London, UK
2011 Degree show, University for the Creative Arts, Rochester, UK
2009 Transition, Zandra Rhodes Gallery, Rochester, UK
2009 Other Faces, The Deaf Cat Gallery, Rochester, UK
2008 Bra Bilder, Galleriet G18, Helsinki, Finland
2008 Vårutställning 2008 – VNF Fotokonst, Galleri Zebra, Karjaa, Finland
Publications

2014 The Memory of My Wardrobe, Booth-Clibborn Editions
2014 Science & Fiction, Black Dog Publishing
2011 Address - a Jornal for Fashion Writing & Criticism, Issue 1, p. 68-73
2011 Out of Fashion, self-published with Siru Kivistö & Eeva Rinne
2011 Batch 44, BA Photography degree publication, UCA Rochester

Grants & Awards
2015 Travel grant, Kulturfonden, Finland
2015 Shortlisted, Athens Photo Book Show, Greece
2015 Shortlisted for Freedom To Love, Accademia Appulia Photographic Award, London
2014 Windfall Bursary, UK
2013 Studiefonden, Finland
2013 Royal College of Art Bursary, UK
2012 Travel grant, Kulturfonden, Finland
2011 Kulturfondens ungdomsstipendie, youth art grant, Finland
2011 Nygrens Stiftelse, Finland
Workshops & Residencies

2015 Camera Obscura: Before Photography - a workshop with Takashi Homma, , International Summer School of Photography (ISSP), Latvia
2015 3331 Arts Chioyda artist residency, Tokyo, Japan
2014 artist in residence, University for the Creative Arts, Rochester, UK
2012 From Diary to Fiction, workshop with Arja Hyytiäinen, International Summer School of Photography (ISSP), Latvia
Collections
Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece
Private collections in Finland, UK & UAE
Member of Photographic Artists' Association, Finland
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