Vastapuu – jäämistö at Hippolyte Korjaamo until 18th Dec

Vastapuu – jäämistö exhibition delineates a portrait of Heikki and Sylvi, who founded Leinonen’s father-in-law’s home farm called Vastapuu. It consists of mainly new work photographed between 2019-2022 and explores the personal nature of memory and the relationship with the farm’s history. Leinonen started building a body of work about the farm when it was left to her family upon the death of her father-in-law.

Vastapuu taking new shapes in 2022

Last year I took part in the Photobook Dummy Workshop taught by artist paula roush and organized by Aarhus Photobook Week. During the workshop my Vastapuu project took a shape of an artist book, which I am very excited about and I am working with this form further during 2022. There will also be an exhibition of Vastapuu project with new works later this year.

883 Pages – Finnish Photobook Award 2019 exhibition

Äimärautio book and portraits from the series are on show at Gallery Hippolyte in Helsinki till 2.8.2020.
The exhibition 883 Pages – Finnish Photobook Award 2019 introduces the five award finalists that were: Natalia Kopkina: Mame / Kati Leinonen: Äimärautio / Anni Leppälä: hyle | curtain | backdrop / Marco Melander ja Saara Salmi:  The Fantastic World of Atelieri O. Haapala / Johannes Romppanen: Lilja
The winner was the beautiful book Lilja by Romppanen.

Äimärautio exhibition at Oulu Art Museum.

Äimärautio exhibition opens at Oulu Art museum on June 14th. The exhibition ocupies the main hall of the museum and the video space, which includes a brand new three channel video installation Unattainable – An Attemp to Capture The Essence of A Horse. It pictures a moving horse and continues to explores my fascination with horses and the aesthetic experience around horses. The exhibition is on till August 8th.