CV+Bio

Saku Soukka
b. 1982 Oulunsalo, Finland
Lives and works in Helsinki, Finland
sakusoukka@hotmail.com
+358407268118

 

Saku Soukka works with photography, video and installation. The works reflect concepts of the self and otherness as well as hybridity. Encounters and dialogues between the internal and external, stagnation and movement as well as organic and industrial are present.

 

Upcoming exhibitions
2021, FOTONOVIEMBRE 2021 (Atlántica Vídeos), Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
2021, Poriginal gallery (upstairs), Pori, Finland
2022, Forum box (Monttu), Helsinki, Finland
2022, Gallery A2 (Studio), Helsinki
2022, Kunsthalle Turku (Small gallery), Turku
2023, Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki

 

Selected articles and other texts
2020, Martina Kramer, FLZ
2020, Rosa Kuosmanen, Taiteilija-lehti
2019, Saku Soukka, Villa Karo
2018, Sheung Yiu, Valokuvagalleria Hippolyte
2018, Rita Anttila, Mustekala
2017, Anne Puumala, Ilkka
2017, Tuomas Taskinen, Tuli & Savu
2016, Reijo Valta, Kaltio
2016, Saku Soukka, Internet
2014, Riitta Mäkelä, Kaleva
2011, Galleria Kymmenen, Internet
2009, Katariina Vuori, Kaleva

 

Other websites
Vimeo
Youtube
Soundcloud
Instagram
Facebook

 

Studies

2009 – 2016, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, bachelor and master degrees, Helsinki, Finland
2011 – 2012, Erasmus Exchange in Berlin University of the Arts (UdK)
2011 – 2011, European Exchange Academy (intensive course, 5 weeks), Beelitz, Germany
2005 – 2007, West Lapland Vocational Institute, the vocational degree of journalistic photographer, Tornio, Fi
2004 – 2007, Assistant of photography artist Esko Männikkö, Oulu, Finland
2002 – 2003, Liminka Art school, visual arts, Liminka, Finland

 

Selected solo exhibitions

2020, Scope, HilbertRaum, Berlin, Germany
2020, Scope, Kunsthalle Hilsbach, Hilsbach, Germany
2018, Window In-between, Hippolyte Studio, Helsinki, Finland
2018, Window In-between, Photography Centre Peri, Turku, Finland
2017, Window In-between, Ostrobothnian Photography Centre, Lapua, Finland
2017, Window In-between, Kunsthalle Hilsbach, Hilsbach, Germany
2017, Window In-between (Winter) *sketch version, gallery Third space, Helsinki, Finland
2016, Window In-between (Winter) *sketch version, gallery Zebra, Karjaa, Finland
2016, Blind stream + Paperipeili, Gallery Huuto (Jätkä 1 and Jätkä 2 spaces), Helsinki, Finland
2014, Blind stream, Titanik gallery, Turku, Finland
2014, Blind stream, Northern photography center, Oulu, Finland
2012, Always, Gallery of the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Finland

2005, Faces of Kashmir, Laterna magica, Helsinki, Finland
2004, Faces of Kashmir, Northern photography center, Oulu, Finland

 

Selected group exhibitions
2018, Victor Vasarely International Contest For Art in Public Space III (exhibition about 8 finalist artworks), collaboration with Johannes Heikkilä, Esernyös Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2018, Nude, Elverket, Tammisaari, Finland
2017, So close, so far, Taiga Space, St. Petersburg, Russian
2017, Là-bas -festival: Self as a third, Merikaapelihalli, Helsinki, Finland
2017, Biennale de La Biche, Ilet La Biche, Mexico
2016, Systems III, Exhibition Laboratory, Helsinki, Finland
2016, EMAP 2016, 9th Ewha international Media Art Presentation, South Korea, Seoul
2015, Pori World Expo, Pori, Finland
2014, Tent Academy Awards 2014, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2014, Kuvan Kevät, Graduation exhibition of Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Finland
2013, Studi Aperti, Ameno, Italy
2013, Summer school, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland
2012, Preview 5, The Finnish Museum of Photography (project room), Helsinki, Finland
2011, European Exchange Academy Final Exhibition, Beelitz, Germany
2011, Fotofestival Horizonte, Zingst, Germany
2010, Ikkuna, Hippolyte Studio, Helsinki, Finland
2010, COOP 1, Frankfurt Am Main, Germany
2010, EMMA Prize, Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo, Finland
2010, Exposition, Lasipalatsi Square, Helsinki, Finland

 

Books
2016, Paperipeili (book: photographs and poems), publisher: Noxboox

 

Curatorial work

2018, Sanasumma, poem performance event, Photographic Centre Peri, Turku, Finland
2017, Every human is a country, video screening, Third Space gallery, Helsinki, Finland

 

Grants
2021, Arts Promotion Centre Finland
2021, The Finnish Cultural Foundation
2021, Arts Promotion Centre Finland
2020, Frame Finland
2020, Arts Promotion Centre Finland
2020, Arts Promotion Centre Finland
2019, The Promotion Center for Audiovisual Culture
2018, Arts Promotion Centre Finland
2018, Arts Promotion Centre Finland
2017, Arts Promotion Centre Finland
2017, Frame Finland
2017, Arts Promotion Centre Finland
2016, Arts Promotion Centre Finland
2014, Finnfoto
2012, The Finnish Cultural Foundation
2011, The Arts Council of Finland
2006, Foundation of Patricia Seppälä

 

Residencies

2019, Villa Karo, Benin

2017, Hilsbach Kunst Kultur, Germany

 

Works in collections
Maaretta Jaukkuri Foundation
The Collection of The Prime Ministers Office Finland (The Portrait of the President Sauli Niinistö of the Republic of Finland, together with 100 artists)
Art collection of Café Bar No9
Art collection of Finnish Fine Art Academy
The Collection of Finnish State Art Commission

 

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