Curriculum Vitae

Artist Kati Leinonen, Photography and Video
Master of Arts
Born 1974 in Oulu, Finland


2013– Doctoral Studies, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland
2008 Wet Collodion studies with France Scully-Ostermann, Rochester/NY, USA
1999 BA (Hons) Photography, London College of Printing, London, UK
1997 BTEC Higher National Diploma in Photography, Berkshire College of Art and Design,
Reading, UK

Selected Private Exhibitions

2020 Vastapuu. Chapter I: Estate, Northern Photographic Centre, Oulu, Finland
2019 Äimärautio, Oulu Art Museum, Oulu, Finland
2019 Äimärautio, gallery Ratamo, Jyväskylä, Finland
2018 Äimärautio, Finnish Museum of Photography Project Space
2017 Sense of Place, Gallery Harmaja, Oulu, Finland
2016 Äimärautio – Part I, Gallery Nykyaika, Tampere, Finland
2015 Mirrors & Cracks with Eija Timonen, Vaasa Art Hall, Vaasa, Finland
2014 Reflection, Northern Photographic Centre, Oulu, Finland
2014 Lifes, VB Photographic Centre, Kuopio, Finland
2012 Lifes, Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, Finland

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 Photobook Awards 2019, Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, Finland
2019 Photobook exhibition, Belfast Photo Festival, Ireland
2019 Photobook exhibition, Athens Photo Festival, Greece
2019 Head On Photo Festival, Sydney, Australia
2018 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018, National Portrait Gallery, London, England
2018 Yhteisiä unia, VB Photographic Centre, Kuopio, Finland
2017 Portrait Now, National Portrait Gallery of Denmark, Frederiksborg Castle, Denmark
2017 Näkyvä maa, Arktikum, Rovaniemi, Finland
2013 Magic and Dreams, Dudelange, Luxembourg
2013 Valon houkutus – valokuvataidetta, Lahti Art Museum, Finland
2012 Lumipalloefekti, Oulu Art Museum, Finland


2016 Materialities in the Construction of Collodion Positive, Helsinki PhotoMedia Conference,
Aalto yliopisto, Finland
2015 Tintype in Exploration of Contemporary Portrait, Rethinking Early Photography Conference,
University of Lincoln, UK


Kone Foundation
Alfred Kordelin Foundation
Arts Promotion Centre Finland
Arts Council of Oulu Province
City of Oulu
Finnfoto ry.
Finnish Cultural Foundation, Central Fund
Finnish Cultural Foundation, North Ostrobothnia Regional Fund

Works in Collections

Oulu Art Museum
Finnish Museum of Photography
Private collections


Northern Photographic Centre, chair of the board, 2017–
Northern Photographic Centre, member of the board, 2011–2014
Arts Promotion Centre Finland, member of the Regional Council of Northern Ostrobothnia and
Kainuu, 2013–2014
Oulu Arts Night, chair of the board, 2013–2014