Äimärautio exhibition is showing at Sarka – The Finnish Museum of Agriculture in Loimaa from Nov 29th till March 17th 2023. The edit in Sarka museum includes portraits and details that depict the contemporary horse culture.
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.
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.
First part of my ongoing long-term project Vastapuu is on show in Gallery Valve in Oulu from August 13th till September 20th. The project is made possible by Kone Foundaton. More about the project here.
Äimärautio was selected as one of the finalists in Photobook Awards 2019. You can check out all the five finalists here.
Äimärautio photobook is still available and sold by Raw View Editons. It tells a story of a community where people share a common passion for horses. Through portraiture and landscape images it explores the contemporary horse cultures.
Äimärautio photo book was chosen to Photobook Exhibitions in both Belfast Photo Festifal
June 2019 and Athens Photo Festival in June 2019.
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.
After Mood (self-portrait) was shortlisted in The Head On Portrait Prize 2019 and is showing till May 9th at the Festival Hub in Paddington Town Hall, Sydney