Born 1970 in Helsinki, Finland
Lives and works in Helsinki, Finland


EDUCATION

2003     University of Art and Design Department of Photography (MFA), Helsinki, FI
1998     SMFA School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, U.S.A
1995     New England School of Photography, Boston, MA, U.S.A

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014
Variations on a standard of space, Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, Austria

2013
No Debris, No Ruin, Gallery Taik Persons, Berlin
And Time Is No Longer an Obstacle, Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York

2010          
Equations, TAIK Berlin, Berlin, DE

2009    
Every Now Is a New Past, Gallery Krista Mikkola, Helsinki, FI

2007    
Flatland, Gallery Haus Schneider / Uschi Kolb, Karlsruhe, DE
Valley of Dying Stars, (with Gabriella Basch & Jukka Korkeila), Galleri Thomassen, Gottenburg, SE

2006   
One, individual, unconditional, irrelative, range of perception, future me, Gallery 14-1, Stuttgart, DE

2005    
Passage of Information, Gallery Herrmann & Wagner, Berlin, DE

2004    
New works, Gallery Uusitalo, Helsinki, FI
Sights, Riihimäki Art Museum, Riihimäki, FI
Sights, Gallery Häme, Lahti, FI

2003    
Memory Sights, Gallery SPHN, Berlin, DE

1999    
2 Kaksi, Gallery Laterna Magica, Helsinki, FI

1996    
Square Notes, Gallery Laterna Magica, Helsinki, FI


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013
New Wave Finland: Contemporary Photography from the Helsinki School, Scandinavia House, New York

2012
Helsinki Abstrakt, Galerie Nikolaus Ruziscka, Salzburg, AT       

2011         
Paris Photo, Gallery TAIK, Paris, FR
KIAF, Gallery TAIK, Seoul, KR
The Helsinki School, Christopher Guye Gallery, Zurich, CH
Sights Unseen, Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York, US
Inauguration Show, Gallery Forsblum, Helsinki, FI
Vienna Fair, Gallery TAIK, Vienna, AT
AIPAD, Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York, US
ARCOmadrid, Gallery TAIK, Madrid, ED

2010          
Daegu Photo Biennale, Daegu, KR
Seven Approaches, Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York, US
Pulse Miami, Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, Miami, US
Polku, Honkahovi Taidekeskus, Mantta, FI
The Armory Show, Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York, US
Paris Photo, Gallery TAIK, FR
Artissimia, Gallery TAIK, Torino, IT
Arco, Gallery TAIK, Madrid, ES

2009          
Paris Photo, Gallery TAIK, Paris, FR
Artissima, Gallery TAIK, Torino, IT
Art Forum Berlin, Gallery TAIK, Berlin, DE

2008    
Entre chien et loup, EMMA, Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Tapiola, FI
Fresh Paintings, Gallery 14-1, Stuttgart, DE
Art Fair Suomi, Cable factory, Helsinki, FI
Art Moscow, Gallery Haus Schneider / Uschi Kolb, Karlsruhe, DE
Art Karlsruhe, Gallery Haus Schneider / Uschi Kolb, Karlsruhe, DE
Image and After, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki. FI
Helsinki by night- The Helsinki School, Gallery TaiK, Berlin, DE

2007    
Paris Photo, Gallery TaiK, Paris, FR
Art Forum Berlin, Gallery TaiK, Berlin, DE
Photo Finnish- The Helsinki School, The Stenersen Museum, Oslo, NO

2006    
Nordic Cut- The Helsinki School, Art Pavilion, Zagreb, HR
Vad är fotografi?- The Helsinki School, Borås Art Museum, Borås, SE
Paris Photo, Galery TaiK, Paris, FR
Dialog- The Helsinki School, Langhans Galerie Praha, CZ
Art Forum Berlin, Gallery TaiK, Berlin, DE
On the road, Gallery Herrmann & Wagner, Berlin, DE
The Helsinki School- Finnish photography from the 21st century, Hotel de Ville de Bruxelles, BE
KIAF, Herrmann & Wagner, Seoul, KR
Arte Fiera, Herrmann & Wagner, Bologna, Italy

2005    
The Helsinki School, Photology, Milan, IT
The Helsinki School, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, DE
Contemporary Nordic Sculpture 1980 – 2005, Wanås, Knislinge, SE

2005    
Personally / The Helsinki School, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, SE
European Art in the Southwest Bend, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, DE
Artissima, Photology, Torino, IT
Paris Photo, Gallery TaiK, Paris, FR
Art Forum Berlin, Gallery TaiK, Berlin, DE
Palm Beach 3, Herrmann & Wagner, Florida, U.S.A

2004   
The Helsinki School, Gallery TaiK. c/o Maxwell, Berlin, DE
30 by TaiK- The Helsinki School, Finnish Museum of Photogarphy, Helsinki, FI
M. Gaal, O. Kolehmainen, N. Luoma, Gallery 14-1, Stuttgart, DE
Quand la photo fait son cinema, Gallerie Photo du Pole Image Haute-Normandie, Rouen, FR
Paris Photo, Gallery TaiK, Paris, FR
Art Forum Berlin, Gallery Taik, Berlin, DE
Art Cologne, Gallery SPHN, Cologne, DE

2003   
Quand la photo fait son cinema, Gallerie Nathalie Pariente, Paris, FR
Quand la photo fait son cinema, Usine corort, Marseiles, FR
Paris Photo, Gallery TaiK. Paris, FR
Art Forum Berlin, Gallery TaiK, Berlin, DE
Keep on the asphalt, site specific works in Sarejevo, Tirana, Athens, Helsinki
Rodeo, Koe tila, Helsinki, FI

2002   
Art Forum Berlin, Gallery TaiK, Berlin, DE
Masters of Arts, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, FI

2001    
Art Forum Berlin, Gallery TaiK, Berlin, DE
Chaos and Communication, B & H Art Gallery, 10th Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean, Sarajavo, BA

1999    
International Fine Art Exhibition, Phoenix Gallery, New York, USA
10th National Exhibition, Viridian Artists Inc., New York, USA
Fine Art Competition, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, NJ, USA

1998    
The Naked and the Nude, Gallery One, Boston, MA, USA
Graduate Show, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA
Salon Autonomee, Gallery O.N.I., Boston, MA, USA
New Directions ´98, Barrett Art Center, NY, USA

1997    
New Directions ´97, Barret House Galleries, NY, USA
The Short Film Show, White Elephant Gallery, Boston, MA, USA

1996    
Flesh Works, New England School of Photography, Boston, MA, USA

1995    
Graduate Show, New England School of Photography, MA, USA


Publications:

2008     Entre chien et loup, EMMA, Espoo Museum of Modern Art, p 13, 26-27, 65
            Image and After, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, p 77, 80, 86
2007     The Helsinki School, New Photography from TaiK, Hatje Cantz Verlag, p74-79
2006     The Helsinki school, Photogarphy by TaiK, Hatje Cantz Verlag, p 63-67
2005     Contemporary Nordic Sculpture 1980-2005, The Wånas foundation, p. 39
2004     Niko Luoma, courtesy Galerie sphn (HERRMANN & WAGNER), DE
2001     Chaos and Communication, p. 33


Grants:

2009     Art Council of Finland (1 year grant)
2008     Arts Council of Finland (1/2 year grant)
2006     Public display grant for visual artists
2005     Finnish Cultural Foundation
2004     Finnish Cultural Foundation
2003     Finnish Cultural Foundation (Uusimaa)
2001     Alfred Kordelin Foundation
2000     University of Art and Design
1999     Merit Award, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, NJ, USA
            St. Botolphs Club Foundation
1997     Finlandia Foundation


Works in collections:

Finnish State Art Collection, FI
Swedish State Art Council, SE
Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, FI
Pyynikinlinna Art Museum, FI
Riihimäki Art Museum, SE
Pentti Kouri Collection, USA
Saastamoinen Foundation, FI
Wihuri Foundation, FI
Wanås Foundation, SE
Private collections in EU and the USA, Belgium and Finland