Miia-Mari Virtanen (b. 1991) is a visual artist living and working in Helsinki, Finland. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Photography and is finishing her Master of Arts Degree in Photography at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture.
In her artistic practice, Virtanen considers questions of impermanence and change as well as the relationship between human and technology. She uses photography as her primary medium and supports her work with various techniques, such as digital image processing, video and installation.
Virtanen’s works have been exhibited in group shows and art fairs in Europe and Finland, for example in Persons Projects/Helsinki School (DE), Viennacontemporary (AT) and Paris Photo (FR) in 2018. Most recently, her series ’White Noise’ was on view at Backlight 2020 International Photo Festival in Gallery Himmelblau, Tampere (FI).
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Born in 1991 in Espoo, Finland. Lives and works in Helsinki.
2015– Master of Arts, Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, FI
2016 Bachelor of Arts, Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, FI
2011 Visual Artisan, Photography, Keuda Vocational College, Pekka Halonen Academy, FI
2020 Backlight Photo Festival, Gallery Himmelblau, Tampere, FI
2018 Paris Photo, Gallery Taik Persons, Paris, FR
2018 Vienna Contemporary, Gallery Taik Persons, Vienna, AT
2018 Reflections: From Here to There, Gallery Taik Persons, Berlin, DE
2018 Switcheroo: A Storytelling Exhibition, Teurastamo, Helsinki, FI
2017 Test Lab: Duration, Space for Free Arts, Helsinki, FI
2015 Lopun alkuja, Jukka Male Museum, Helsinki, FI
2015 This time, [with] a hiccup of sound: like crashing waves, 2m2 Gallery, Helsinki, FI
2011 Piirtokulma, Camera Gallery, Helsinki, FI
2011 Pulssi, Cable Factory, Helsinki, FI
2014 Sleepless, Nordic Freelance Conference 2014, Korsør, DK
2020 Backlight Photo Festival 2020, Tampere, FI
2013 Väritettyjä totuuksia – Book of Lies, Musta taide, Helsinki, FI
2018 Aalto University
The Photographic Artists’ Association in Finland, candidate member, FI
Kuvasto ry, FI
Private collections in Finland
Videography & Editing
Visual Communication Design
Social Media, Marketing & Analytics
British Embassy Helsinki