Miia-Mari Virtanen – About
Miia-Mari Virtanen (b. 1991, Espoo) 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.
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MIIA-MARI VIRTANEN

VISUAL ARTIST

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).

CONTACT

Instagram
hello [a] miiamarivirtanen.com

LINKS

Persons Projects
Lindenstrasse 34-35
10969 Berlin
+49 30 2888 3370
berlin [a] personsprojects.com

CV

Born in 1991 in Espoo, Finland. Lives and works in Helsinki.

EDUCATION

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

EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED)

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

VIDEO SCREENINGS

2014    Sleepless, Nordic Freelance Conference 2014, Korsør, DK

PUBLICATIONS

2020   Backlight Photo Festival 2020, Tampere, FI

2013    Väritettyjä totuuksia – Book of Lies, Musta taide, Helsinki, FI

GRANTS

2018    Aalto University

MEMBERSHIPS

The Photographic Artists’ Association in Finland, candidate member, FI
Kuvasto ry, FI

WORKS IN COLLECTIONS

Private collections in Finland

EXPERTISE

Photography
Videography & Editing
Visual Communication Design
Art Direction
Project Management
Social Media, Marketing & Analytics
Web Design

SELECTED COLLABORATIONS

Valio
LähiTapiola
GlaxoSmithKline
Mehiläinen
Sanoma Media
Sodexo
Edenred Finland
British Embassy Helsinki
Furuno Finland
Etera

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