Education
  • 1985-90
  • Master of Fine Arts, Hochschule für Kunst und Design Burg Giebichenstein Halle, Germany
  • 1989-90
  • University of Arts Tallinn, Estonia, 1-year exchange student as part of German studies
  • 1990-96  Master of Fine Arts, École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts à Paris, France
  • 1993/94
  • University of Barcelona, Faculty of Fine Arts, 2 times exchange student, part of French studies
  • 1996–97
  • DAAD artist residency in Moscow
  • 1998
  • moves to and works in Finland, Helsinki
  • 2013/14
  • living and working in Keller, Texas, USA
  • 2014
  • moves back to Finland, Helsinki
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
  • 2020
  • Dis Manibus, showroom kamari, Kone Foundation, Helsinki, Finland
    Dis Manibus, Dutches Anna Amalia Research Library, Weimar, Germany
  • 2018
  • kädenojennus – kädenpuristus / handshake-handgrip, Galleria G, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2017
  • sauna soul, Galleria Joella, Turku, Finland
    Frankfurt International Book Fair, Artists’ books, Germany
  • 2016
  • Frankfurt International Book Fair, Artists’ books, Germany
  • 2015
  • Ääniilo, cross disciplinary project with Mari Kalkun & Runorun, Vuotalo, Helsinki, Finland
    traces of compassion, Galleria Topelius, Helsinki, Finland
    Tii ilo, music tour with Mari Kalkun and Runorun in Tallinn, Tartu, Viljandi, Estonia
    Frankfurt International Book Fair, Artists’ books, Germany
  • 2014
  • slices of life, show room of Consulate of Serbian Republic in New York, USA
    Tii ilo, cross disciplinary project with Mari Kalkun & Runorun, Music Hall Helsinki, Finland
  • 2013
  • Joy of tongue, Kondas keskus, Museum Viljandi, Estonia
    vastakaiku-dávástus, Galleria Pirko-Liisa Topelius, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2012
  • Hiljaisuus, Galleria Orton, Invaliidisäätiö, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2011
  • Künstlerbücher – taiteilijakirjoja, Deutsche Bibliothek, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2010
  • Intellectual Emancipation, Galleria Pirko-Liisa Topelius, Helsinki, Finland
    Frankfurt International Book Fair, Artists’ books, Germany
    13th International Contemporary Artists’ Book Fair, Leeds, England
  • 2009
  • Frankfurt International Book Fair, Artists’ books, Germany
    Menschenraum, Galerie Horst Dietrich, Berlin, Germany
  • 2008
  • What are you aiming at? Galleria Pirko-Liisa Topelius, Helsinki, Finland
    Missing C.D. Friedrich, Galerie 1911, (with Guillaume Lavigne), Paris, France
    Frankfurt International Book Fair, Artists’ books, Germany
  • 2007
  • Shabbat, Galleria Joella, Turku, Finland
    Frankfurt International Book Fair, Artists’ books, Germany
  • 2006
  • Sydämenhaju, Savoy theatre, Helsinki, Finland (with Pilar Colás)
  • 2005
  • Die Haut greift nach Freunden, Galleria G, Helsinki, Finland
    Puzzle of the Past, Lasipalatsi, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2004
  • Galleria Nunes, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2002
  • Sama nainen kuin minä, Galleria G, Helsinki, Finland
    kevätkulkuet, Galleria Avant, Joensuu, Finland
  • 2001
  • Finnish Tango, Galerie article, Köln, Germany
  • 2000
  • Helsinki City Library, Finland
    Galleria Johan S. Helsinki, Finland
  •                  Kerava Art Museum, Finland
  • 1998
  • Galleria Johan S., Porvoo, Finland
    MCAD Gallery, Minneapolis, USA
  • 1997
  • Gallerie Bernanos, Paris, France
    füSSe, ACC Gallerie, Weimar, Germany
ARTISTS’ BOOK GROUP EXHIBITIONS (curated by Tatjana Bergelt)
  • 2019
  • 3 + 7 = Finland, CODEX Foundation, San Francisco, USA
  • 2014
  • finnische Buchkunst, Klingspor Museum Offenbach am Main, Germany
  • 2009
  • Finnische Künstlerbücher, Museum Papiermühle Homburg, Germany
  • 2008
  • Magic books, Bogazici University, Istanbul and Ankara National Library, Turkey
    Buchmagie, Finnisches Kulturzentrum Berlin, Germany
  • 2007
  • Centre Culturel Finlandais, Paris, France
  • 2007
  • Works from Paperland, Grafiska Sällskapet, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2006
  • Helsinki Book Fair, Finland
    Lohja Museum, Finland
  • 2005
  • Helsinki Book Fair, Finland
    Lönströmm Art Museum, Rauma, Finland
  • 2004
  • Turku Book Fair, Finland
    Helsinki Book Fair, Finland
    YLE Radio Library, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2003
  • Helsinki Book Fair, Finland
GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selected)
  • 2021
  • Born in the USA, Hommage to the Codex Foundation, Klingspor Museum Offenbach am Main, Germany 
  • 2020
  • Inselwerk, collection Julia Vermez, Kunst- & Museumsbibliothek Köln, Germany
  • 2018
  • Rund um den Punkt, collection Julia Vermez, Kunst- & Museumsbibliothek Köln, Germany
  • 2016
  • Artists’ books from the collection by Julia Vermez, University Library, Basel, Switzerland
    La lumiere du Nord (stone lithographies), Foundation ONA, Villa des Arts de Rabat, Morocco
  • 2015
  • Westers, summer exhibiton artists’ book, Finland
    artists’ book from Northern countries, Galleria Jangva, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2014
  • artists’ books, Finnish book museum Pukstaavi, Sastama, 6.6.-7.9.2014
  • 2013
  • The first book, Museum for architectural Landscaping and History Zarizino, Russia
    Fifth international artists’ books exhibition, King St.Stephen Museum, Székesfehérvár, Hungary
  • 2012
  • Pareja, Hungarian cultural centre Helsinki, Finland
    The Spell, Galleria Nunes, Helsinki, Finland
    Wheel, lithography Art Porvoo, curator Hannu Castrén, Finland
    Inselträume, curator Julia Vermes, Klingspor Museum Offenbach am Main, Germany
    Unbound – An Exhibition in 3 Chapters, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, curator H.Hatry, USA
    E /o 30, Projectroom Alte Volkswache, Berlin, kurator Uwe Warnke, Germany
    Monumental Idea of Minimal Books, University of Granada, Spain
    artists’ books exhibition, Proyecto ACE, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Gallery of China National Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China
    International artist book fair at Seoul, Korea and Kyoto, Japan, Univ. of Nevada, Reno
    Univ. of Texas, Arlington, Cleveland Art Institute, Louisiana State Univ. Baton Rouge, Art Institute, Kansas City, MO, Thompson Rivers Univ. BC, Canada
  • 2009
  • Venemaa, Rossija, Kunstihoone, curated by Kimmo Sarje, Tallinn Art Hall Gallery, Estonia
    Kunstnerboken, Tegnerfobundet, curated by Wenche Gulbransen, Oslo, Norway
    CON-TEXT, Kulturspinderiet, curated by Hanne Matthiesen, Silkeborg, Denmark
    12 x Zeichnungen, Galerie Horst Dietrich, Berlin, Germany
    Liber-messe, Galerie Horst Dietrich, Berlin, Germany
    James Joyce Unique Books, Galerie des Staatsarchivs Ludwigsburg, Germany
    DDR. Tulokulma Itä-Saksaan, Aboa vetus & Ars Nova –museum Turku, Finnland
    Monumental Idea of Minimal Books, international travel-exhibition of artists’ books Chicago, Ohio, USA
    Salon de Mai, Paris, France
    Raisio museum, Pro-litografia ry, Finland
    Porvoo Art Hall, Pro-litografia ry, Porvoo, Finland
  • 2008
  • Liber-messe, Berlin, Gallerie Horst Dietrich, Berlin, Germany
    Uudenmaan kuvat, Sipoo, Finland
  • 2007
  • Stone’s memory, Pro litografia ry, Tallinn, Estonia
    Women’s autumn, Finish Cultural Centre in Tallinn and Tartu, Estonia
    Salon de Mai, Paris, France
    Stockholm Art Fair, Galleria Nunes, Sollentuna, Sweden
  • 2006
  • TARU-talli, Helsinki Festival, Finland
    Verstecke, Artists’ book project, Künstlerhaus Lukas, Ahrenshoop, Germany
    75 graphic artists, Galleria G, Helsinki, Finland
    Salon de Mai, Paris, France
  • 2005
  • Salon de Mai, Paris, France
    Passage d’Encres, Paris, France
  • 2004
  • MINI-3, Galleria Katariina, Helsinki, Finland
    Salon de Mai, Paris, France
  • 2003
  • Institut Culturelle Finlandais, Paris, France
  • 2002
  • Salon de Mai, Paris, France
    Studio de l’Image, Paris, France
    Galleria Hagelstam, Helsinki, Finland
    Maison Daumier, France
WORK IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS