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

2023 On Portraiture, Arktikum’s Gallery Valo, FIN
2023 Äimärautio, Sarka Museum, FIN
2022 Vastapuu, Hippolyte Korjaamo, Helsinki FIN
2020 Vastapuu. Chapter I: Estate, Northern Photographic Centre, Oulu, FIN
2019 Äimärautio, Oulu Art Museum, Oulu, FIN
2019 Äimärautio, gallery Ratamo, Jyväskylä, FIN
2018 Äimärautio, Finnish Museum of Photography Project Space, Helsinki, FIN
2017 Sense of Place, Gallery Harmaja, Oulu, FIN
2016 Äimärautio – Part I, Gallery Nykyaika, Tampere, FIN
2015 Mirrors & Cracks with Eija Timonen, Vaasa Art Hall, Vaasa, FIN
2014 Reflection, Northern Photographic Centre, Oulu, FIN
2014 Lifes, VB Photographic Centre, Kuopio, FIN
2012 Lifes, Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, FIN

Selected Group Exhibitions

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


2022 Materialities of Photographic Portrait, Gender Studies Conference, Oulu University, FIN
2016 Materialities in the Construction of Collodion Positive, Helsinki PhotoMedia Conference,
Aalto University, FIN
2015 Tintype in Exploration of Contemporary Portrait, Rethinking Early Photography Conference,
University of Lincoln, UK


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

Works in Collections

State Art Commission
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