Sanna Kannisto


Born in Hämeenlinna, Finland in 1974. Lives and works in Helsinki.

E-mail: skannist(a)welho.com | www.sannakannisto.com


Studies

1998–2002 MA, University of Art and Design in Helsinki, Dept. of Photography

1994–1997 Turku school of Art and Communication, Dept. of Photography


Solo exhibitions (selected)

2013 Far, Fabbrica Arte Rimini, Galleria d'arte moderna e contemporanea, Rimini, Italy

2012 Le Château d'Eau, Toulouse, France

Metronom Gallery, Modena, Italy

Gallery Taik, Berlin, Germany

2011 Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway

Aperture Gallery, New York, USA

Kalhama & Piippo Contemporary, Helsinki, Finland

2010 Galerie La Ferronnerie, Paris, France

2008 Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Contemporary Art Centre, Bignan, France

Le centre photographique d'Ile-de-France CPIF, together with Ilkka Halso, France

Galerie La Ferronnerie, Paris, France

Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Korjaamo Culture Factory, Gallery 1 & 2, Helsinki, Finland

2007 Galerie Georg Kargl, Vienna, Austria

2006 Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, USA

Galerie La Ferronnerie, Paris, France

Yours Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf, Berlin, Germany

Gallery F-Station, Photomonth in Krakow, Poland (catalogue)

2004 Galerie La Ferronnerie, Paris, France (catalogue)

2002 Finnish Institute in Paris, France (catalogue)

Finnish Institute in Madrid, Spain

Hippolyte Photographic Gallery, Helsinki, Finland (catalogue)

2001 CuLTUR, Västerås, Sweden

Victor Barsokevitsch Photographic Centre, Kuopio, Finland

Northern Photographic Centre / Ranta galleria, Oulu, Finland

2000 Gallery of the Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland (catalogue)

Hyvinkää Art Museum, Hyvinkää, Finland


Group exhibitions (selected)

2014 Asombrosas afinidades, PHE2014, Fundación Antonio Saura. Casa Zavala, Cuenza, Spain

Nordic Light International Festival of Photography, Kristiansund, Norway

Photography into Art. The Hannula & Hinkka Collection, Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, Turku, Finland

Le bestiaire des photographes, Centre culturel Henri-Desbals, Toulouse, France

2013 Vermessene Dinge/ Measured things, Eres Stiftung, Munich, Germany

Spécimens, Domaine de Chamarande, Chamarande, France

Reality Bites, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland

Photography into Art. The Hannula & Hinkka Collection, the Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland

The Near and the Distant - Photography and Space, Künstlerhaus Dortmund, Germany

2012 The Helsinki School. "Regards finlandais sur la nature", Abbaye de Jumièges, Jumièges, France

Révélations, Galerie La Ferronnerie, Paris, France

State of Art Photography, NRW-Forum Duesseldorf, Germany

International Festival of Photography, Knokke-Heist, Belgium

Äärimmäisyyksien yhteinen tekijä, Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art (WAM), Turku, Finland

Hunters and hunted/ Insects in Contemporary art, Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden-Rot, Germany

Sammen/ Together, Trondheim Art Museum, Norway

Finders keepers, Mänttä Art Festival, Mänttä, Finland

Exploration, Extraction and Market, international artists' films, Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance, UK

2011 A Female View. Part 2-aus der Helsinki School, Foto Raum, Wien, Austria

Für Hund und Katz ist auch noch Platz, Art Foyer DZ Bank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Prague Biennale, The romantic construct, Czech Republic (catalogue)

8th Mercosul Biennial, Essays on Geopoetics, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Beautiful Vagabonds, Yancey Richardson Gallery, NY, USA

2010 Strange Travelers, curated by Mark Dion, Tanya Bonakdar gallery, New York, USA

Wald, Städtische Galerie Waldkraiburg, Waldkraiburg, Germany

Speed, Ulrich Museum of Art, Kansas, USA

Repeat All, Centro Cultural Chacao, Caracas, Venezuela

2009  elles@centrepompidou, women artists in the collections of the Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Variations on Transcending the Finiteness of Human Vision, Riga Art Space, Latvia

The Tree, Fuglsang Kunstmuseum, Toreby, Denmark

Urban story, Kalhama & Piippo Contemporary, Helsinki, Finland

Får ej övertäckas, Eskilstuna Art Museum, Sweden

Nature en Kit, MUDAC Musée de design et d’arts appliqués contemporains, Lausanne, Switzerland

PhotoEspana, Descubrimientos PHE Madrid, Spain

Repeat All, MIS - Museu da Imagem e do Som, São Paulo, Brazil

Struggle for  life, Eres Stiftung, München, Germany

FotoRio –Short List/The Dream Machine, Niterói Museum of contemporary art, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Arctic hysteria Onscreen, Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest, Hungary

2008 Observing beast, time, evolution, Kunstverein Hildesheim, Germany (catalogue)

REAL, Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (catalogue)

Other florae, Galeria Nara Roesler (curated by José Roca), São Paulo, Brazil

Cinéma et videos d'artistes, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France

Arctic hysteria Onscreen, Museum of Modern Art Moma, New York, USA

Five variations on the finiteness of human vision, Artget Gallery, Cultural Centre of Belgrade, Serbia

Tapis, coussins et videos, 36th La Rochelle International Film Festival, La Rochelle, France

Video short list : Machines à rêver/ Dream machine , Passage de Retz, Paris, France

Création-destruction, Musée Zadkine, Paris, France (catalogue)

2007 Research and Invention, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland (catalogue)

Bird Watching in Harlem, De Vishal exposition space, Haarlem, Netherlands

Garden Eden –The Garden in Art since 1900, Kunsthalle Emden, Germany (catalogue)

Self-timer, National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), Bucharest, Romania

Age of the Animal, Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland (catalogue)

Aiheita, valokuvataidetta, Fiskarsin Kuparipaja, Fiskars, Finland

Grey matters - photography is thinking, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki (catalogue)

Repeat All, Centro Cultural Matucana 100, Santiago de Chile, Chile

The Helsinki School, Art Foyer DZ Bank, Frankfurt, Germany

Photo Finnish - The Helsinki School, Stenersen Art Museum, Norway

Repeat All, La Casa de la Cultura, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2006 Self-timer, Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, Denmark

Art, Life & Confusion, the Belgrade Biennial, Serbia (catalogue)

Streams of Story, Glasgow Festival of Contemporary Visual Art, Tramway Gallery, Great Britain

The Faraway Nearby, White Box, New York, USA

Focus Finland, KBB Barcelona, Spain

Repeat All, Aux Ateliers Mécaniques de Vevey, Switzerland

Vidifestival06, The International Festival of Video art of Valencia, Spain

Self-timer/ Selbstauslöser, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany (catalogue)

Presence, Wäinö Aaltonen Art Museum, Turku, Finland

2005 Cinema Capacete V - loop // not video, nor cinema, neither television”, Florianópolis, Brazil

The Helsinki School – A New Approach, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

To be continued, Helsinki Photography Festival, Kunsthalle, Helsinki, Finland (catalogue)

To Look or to See, the Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland

Personally, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden (catalogue)

Table(s), Domaine Départemental de Chamarande, Chamarande, France (catalogue)

2004 PhotoFesta 2004, Maputo, Mosambik

The world of Objects, Tampere Art Museum, Tampere, Finland (catalogue)

30 by Taik, the Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland

The world of Objects, Kunsthalle, Helsinki, Finland (catalogue)

2003 Fünf Positionen Finnischer Fotographie, Kunstverein Schwerte, Germany

Nuoret 2003, Kunsthalle, Helsinki, Finland (catalogue)

2002 Photography and Video, Sara Hilden Art Museum, Tampere, Finland (catalogue)

Iquitos–Helsinki.com, Galerie La Ferronnerie, Paris, France

Masters of Arts, the Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland

Works in collections

Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris, France

Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland

Kiasma - Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki City Art Museum, Finland

MEP, Maison europeenne de la photographie, France

Le Fonds national d'art contemporain (Fnac), State Art Collection, France

Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain de Haute-Normandie (FRAC Haute-Normandie), France

Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain, FRAC Bretagne, France

DZ-Bank Art Collection, Germany

SKMU Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Norway

State Art Collection, Finland

Finnish Museum of Photography, Finland

Vihuri Foundation, Rovaniemi Art Museum, Finland

Salo Art Museum, Finland

Domaine Départemental de Chamarande, Chamarande, France, France

Artothèque, Bibliothèque d’Auxerre, France

Private collections Finland, Sweden, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, USA, Austria and Switzerland


Publications (selected)

State of The Art Photography, Feymedia and NRW-Forum Duesseldorf, Germany, 2012

Sanna Kannisto, Fieldwork, Aperture Foundation 2011

The Helsinki School, Vol. 4, A Female View, Hatje Cantz, Germany 2011

Northwawe, Overview of video art in the Nordic Countries, Guerini, Milan 2009

Photo Art: The New World of Photography, Thames and Hudson, 2008

Photo Art: Photography in the 21st Century, Aperture, 2008

Research and Invention, catalogue, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland 2007

Photo Art: Fotografie im 21. Jahrhundert, DuMont Literatur und Kunst Verlag, Germany 2007

Garden Eden, DuMont Literatur und Kunst Verlag, Germany 2007

The Helsinki School, Hatje Cantz, Germany 2007

Selbstauslöser –catalogue, Kunsthalle Fridericianum 2005

Framework, The finnish art review, issue 4/ Dec. 2005

Helsinki Photography Festival 2005, catalogue, Gallery Hippolyte, 2005

The Helsinki School, Hatje Cantz, Germany 2005

Private Collection, catalogue, Sanna Kannisto and Galerie La Ferronnerie, Helsinki, 2004

Snake in Heliconia (Käärme Heliconiassa), photographs 1997–2001,

Werner Söderström Osakeyhtiö (WSOY), Helsinki, 2002

Fantasies –catalog, Sara Hilden Art Museum and Finnish Museum of Photography, 2002


Selected grants and awards

2012 Finnish Cultural Foundation Prize

2011 Finnish Cultural Foundation, Frame

2010 Arts Council of Finland

2009 Arts Council of Finland, Frame

2007 Arts Council of Finland, Ministry of Education, Oskar Öflund Foundation, FRAME, Greta and William Lehtinen Foundation

2006 Fine Arts Society of Finland, FRAME

2005 Alfred Kordelin Foundation, Arts Council of Finland, Finnish Cultural Foundation

2004 City of Paris, FRAME

2003 Hasselblad Foundation, Ministry of Education, Finnish Cultural Foundation