Saku Soukka
b. 1982 Oulunsalo, Finland
Lives and works in Helsinki, Finland


Saku Soukka’s primary tool in art-making is photography, which he often combines in different ways with text, sound, video and installation. In his works, through many kinds of sub-themes, identity emerges as the main theme. His creations 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. The atmosphere in the artworks is often autobiographical.


Upcoming and existing exhibitions
2020 Kunsthall Hilsbach


Selected articles and other texts
2019, Saku Soukka, Villa Karo
2018, Rita Anttila, Mustekala
2017, Anne Puumala, Ilkka
2017, Là-bas -festivaali, Internet
2017, Tuomas Taskinen, Tuli & Savu
2016, Reijo Valta, Kaltio
2016, Saku Soukka, Internet
2014, Riitta Mäkelä, Kaleva


Other websites



2009 – 2016, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, 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

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, gallery of Hilsbach Kunst Kultur, 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


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, Helsinki, Finland
2010, Exposition, Lasipalatsi Square, Helsinki, Finland


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


2018, Performing my poems with sound artist Johannes Vartola, Käpylän lippakioski, Helsinki, Finland
2018, Performing my poems with sound artist Johannes Vartola, Photographic Centre Peri, Turku, Finland
2014, Reading my poems, Northern photography center, Oulu, Finland
2014, Reading my poems in MATINEA event, Oksasenkatu 11 gallery, Helsinki, Finland


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



2018, Arts Promotion Centre Finland

2018, Arts Promotion Centre Finland
2017, Arts Promotion Centre Finland
2017, Frame Finland
2017, Arts Promotion Centre Finland
2017, Arts Promotion Centre Finland
2014, Finnfoto
2012, The Finnish Cultural Foundation
2011, The Arts Council of Finland
2006, Foundation of Patricia Seppälä



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