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Harri Pälviranta
Born 27.7.1971 in Tampere, Finland, lives in Helsinki, Finland



education
2012 Doctor of Arts, photography, Aalto University School of Art, Design and Architecture, Helsinki, Finland.
2005 MA in Media studies, University of Turku, Finland
2000 BA in Photography, Turku Arts Academy, Finland
1993- Political sciences, University of Tampere, Finland

selected exhibitions
2018
- Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland. With Marja Helander and Kari Soinio. 5.12.2018 - 24.2.2019.
- IAPT Photobook:2018. Korai Art Space, Nicosia, Cyprus.
- House der Photographie, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany. [SPACE] – 
Street. Life. Photography. Seven Decades of Street Photography
. Group show curated by Sabine Schnakenberg.
- Gallery U, Helsinki, Finland. Group show.

2017
- Photography Museum Siauliai, Lithuania. Group show.
- Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga, Latvia. Group show.
- M. K. Ciurlionis National Museum of Art, Kaunas, Lithuania. Group show.
- National Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zagreb, Croatia. Group show.
- Galerija Photon, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Group show.
- Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, Turku, Finland. Group show.
- Fnac Callao, Madrid. PhotoEspana Descubrimientos PHE Award 1998-2016. Group show.
- Galerie H2O, Barcelona, Spain. Solo show.
- FLUSS, Wolkersdorf, Austria. Group show Independence throught the lenses.
- beta SPACE, Aalto University, Espoo. Solo show.
- Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center, Budapest, Hungary. Group show Independence throught the lenses.

2016
- Northern Center of Photography, Oulu, Finland. Solo show.

2015
- Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. Group show Gestures towards the self.
- Kulturens Hus, Luleå, Sweden. Solo show.
- PhotoEspana, Matadero, Madrid. Descubrimientos PHE Award 1998-2014. Group show.
- Fotofestiwal, Lodz, Poland.

2014
- Tampere Art Museum / TR1, Finland. Solo show.
- The MAC, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Group show of shortlisted artists for MAC International, juried by Hugh Mulholland, Francesco Bonami and Judith Nesbitt.
- Fotografie Forum Frankfurt, Germany. Group show curated by Celina Lunsford.
- Gallery H2O, Barcelona, Spain. Solo show.
- CFF, Stockholm, Sweden. Solo show.
- Hyvinkää Art Museum, Finland, Group show curated by Mika Karhu.

2013
- Ljungbergmuseet, Sweden. Group show Portrait Now!
- Helsinki Art Museum, Finland. Group show Happy End?, curated by Claire Gould and Heli Haarni.
- The Museum of National History, Frederiksborg Castle, Denmark. Group show Portrait Now! Brewer J.C. Jacobsen’s Portrait Award.
- Rencontres Photographiques de Montpellier / Les Boutographies, Montpellier, France. Screening within a group show.
- Lahti Art Museum, Finland. Group show The Allure of LIght, curated by Ulla Jokisalo, Ari Kakkinen and Ville-Matti Rautjoki.

2012
- Contemporary Art Museum Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland. Group show Reality Bites - Documentary in contemporary art.
- Camden Palace Hotel Arts Center, Cork, Ireland, group show post SCRIPT curated by curated Peggy Sue Amison.
- Yan-Bian University Gallery, Yian-Ji, China, group show curated by Seung-hak, Yang.
- Festival Voies Off 2012, Arles, France. Projection curated by Elina Heikka and Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger.
- ECCO Espacio de Creación Contemporánea, Gadiz, Spain. Group show "Alice in Wonderland".
- Äkkigalleria, Jyväskylä, Finland. Group show consisting of seven Finnish male artists looking at malehood. Curated by Anna Ruth and Juho Jäppinen.
- Wäinö Aaltonen museum, Turku, Finland. Group show "The Mutual Factor of Extremes".

2011
- Coex, Seoul, Korea. Group show.
- Melkveg Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Solo show "Battered" curated by Suzanne Dechert.
- Ars Auttoinen, Auttoinen, Finland. Group show "Suomi Finland".
- Gallery Iang, Seoul, Korea. Group show curated by Issack KIm.
- Stilllife Gallery, Ellicot City, US. Group show curated by Rebecca Weber.
- FORMAT International Photography Festival, Derby, UK. Group show.
- Logomo, Turku, Finland. Alice in Wonderland. Group show curated by Sheyi Bankale (UK), Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger and Elina Heikka.

2010
- Gallery Maaret Finnberg, Turku, Finland, exhibition together with Sofia Saari.
- Thessaloniki PhotoBiennale 2010, Municipality of Neapolis gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece. Together with Kari Soinio (Finland).
- FotoTage Trier, Germany. Curated by Christoph Tannert.
- Gallery Augusta, Helsinki, Finland. Group show "Field works / Kenttätöitä".
- Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland. "People in the Summer Night − A Small Episodic Exhibition" group show curated by Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger.
- Gallery Uusitalo, Helsinki, Finland. Solo show.
- Nordic House, Reykjavik, Iceland. Group show with Icelandic and Finnish artists. Curated by Katrin Elvarsdottir and Spessi Hallbjornsson
- Belfast Exposed, Belfast, Northern Ireland, exhibition together with CJ Clarke. Curated by Karen Downey.
- ArtParis + Guests, Grand Palais, Paris, France. FINLAND: "The Stressed Beauty". Curated by Leevi Haapala.
- LeadAwards exhibition, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany.

2009
- Museo de Huelva, Huelva, Spain. Group show "Lingua Franca I Agresión-Conflicto-Accidente", curated by Ivan de la Torre Amerighi.
- Museo Archeologico di Atri, Italy. "A Pelle", group show curated by Giovanna Calvenzi, Mario Peliti and Laura Serani.
- Riga Art Space, Riga, Latvia. Group show "Variations on Transcending the Finiteness of Human Vision" curated by Marita Muukkonen.
- 9ème Rencontres Photographiques de Montpellier / Les Boutographies, Montpellier, France. Screening within a group show.
- Contemporary Art Museum Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland. (un)naturally, group show curated by Marja-Terttu Kivirinta and Leena-Maija Rossi.
- Emil Filla Gallery, Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic. REBUS SIC STANTIBUS, group show curated by Silja Lehtonen and Michal Kolecek.
- Northern Center of Photography, Oulu, Finland. Solo show.
- Museum Baluarte de la Candelaria, Cadiz, Spain. Nine Voices Nine Places - Finland, group show curated by Silvio Salgado.

2008
- Singapore International Photography Festival, Old School, Singapore. Group show.
- Gallery Vartai, Vilnius, Lithuania. On a FinnIce - Moments of Everyday, together with Spessi (Iceland), curated by Kimmo Lehtonen.
- Mäntän kuvataideviikot / Mänttä Art Festival, Mänttä, Finland. Group show curated by Veli Granö.
- PHotoEspana 2008, Complejo el Aguila, Madrid, Spain. Solo show.
- Institute Camões, Lisbon, Portugal. Nine Voices Nine Places − Finland, group show curated by Silvio Salgado.
- Ars Nova, Turku, Finland. REBUS SIC STANTIBUS, group show curated by Silja Lehtonen and Michal Kolecek.
- Center for Creative Photography, Gallery Harmonia, Jyväskylä, Finland. Solo show.
- Kerava Art Museum, Kerava, Finland. Hi Man! Group show curated by Pirkko Siitari.
- Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland. Group show curated by Hannu Vanhanen.
- Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku, Finland. Group show.
- Centro de Fotografia, Santa Cruz de Teneriffe, Spain. Solo show.
- Galleri Image, Århus, Denmark. Solo show.
- Gallery Formato Comodo, Madrid, Spain. Solo show.
- The Courtyard, Herefordshire’s Centre for the Arts, Hereford, UK. Solo show.
- The Northern Center of Photography, Oulu, Finland. The Sign of Fear, group show curated by Jari Silomäki.

2007
- gallery Uusitalo, Helsinki, Finland. Solo show.
- gallery Kakelhallen, Mariehamn, Åland. MaleStuff, group show curated by gallery Signe Vad and Harri Pälviranta
- [M.K.Ciurlionis National Museum Picture Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania. Kaunas Photo 07 decisive exhibition, group show.
- Photography Center Peri, Turku, Finland. MaleStuff, group show curated by gallery Signe Vad and Harri Pälviranta
- photographic gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki Finland. Group show curated by Jari Silomäki.
- PhotoEspana 2007 Descubrimientos PHE, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Madrid, Spain. Group show.
- gallery Signe Vad, Copenhagen, Denmark. MaleStuff, group show curated by gallery Signe Vad and Harri Pälviranta

2006
- Fotonauta Gallery of Photography, Barcelona, Spain. Solo show.
- National Gallery of Arts, Tirana, Albania. Onufri 2005, group show curated by Eleni Laperi.
- Center for Creative Photography/Gallery Harmonia, Jyväskylä, Finland. Solo show.

2005
- Northern Center of Photography, Oulu, Finland. Solo show.
- Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art, Studio, Turku, Finland. Solo show.
- Museum Center Vapriikki, Backlight2005, the 7. International Photographic Triennial in Tampere, Finland. Group show Untouchable Things.

2004
- Victor Barsokevitsch Photographic Centre, Kuopio, Finland. LIFE, group show curated by Anna Vilkuna.
- Salo Art Museum, Salo, Finland. In blue light, group show.
- Cultural center Lindart, Tirana, Albania. Solo show.

before 2003
- Photography Center PERI, Turku, Finland. Boys, group show. 2002.
- Northern Center of Photography, Oulu, Finland. Solo show. 2001.
- Gallery Just, Turku, Finland. Solo show. 2001.
- Mikkeli Photography Center, Mikkeli, Finland. Virne, Humour in Finnish Photography. Group show curated by Olli Jaatinen. 2001.
- Photography Center Peri, Turku, Finland. Solo show. 2000.
- Les Rencontres Internationales de la Photo, Arles, France. TECE exhibition, group show. 1999.

residencies
2015 Finnish Cultural Institute in New York, USA
2013 CFF, Stockholm, Sweden
2007−2009 Belfast Exposed, Northern Ireland
2007 Sirius Art Center, Cork, Ireland
2004 Cultural center Lindart, West Balkan AiR -residenssi (NIFCA), Tirana, Albania

curatorial work
2017 Gestures Towards the Self, Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, Turku, Finland. (8.6. - 27.8.2017)
2016 Reikä Gallery, Helsinki, Finland (1.9. - 24.12.2016). With Maija Tammi.
2015 Gestos hacia uno mismo. Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. (7.11.2015 - 6.3.2016.)
2012 Helsinki Photography Biennial, Finland. (Member of curatorial board of 6 people)
2009 Sotiri 2009, Touch of Violence, Albania. Exhibition in Korca (23.5.−) and National Gallery/Tirana.
2007 Digitally Yours, Ars Nova, Turku Finland (together with Andy Best ja Maija Koskinen, 31.3.-13.5.2007)
2007 MaleStuff, [gallery Signe Vad, Copenhagen Denmark (1.3.-31.3.2007); Peri Center for Photography, Turku Finland (31.8.-30.9.2007); gallery Kakelhallen, Maarianhamn Åland (10.11.2007-6.1.2008)
2004 Concerning the Commonplace, Turku Art Museum, Finland (1.10.-12.12.2004)

grants and prices
Nomination DZ Bank f / 12.2 Scholarship 2017
Nomination Prix Pictet 2015
PhotoEspana 2007 Descubrimientos Award 2007
Arts Promotion Centre Finland
Finnish Cultural Foundation
KONE Foundation
Olga and Vilho Linnamo Foundation
FRAME
AVEK
JOKES
Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Emil Aaltonen Foundation
Patricia Seppälä Foundation
Alfred Kordelin Foundation
Foundation of Press Photographers Finland
TOP-foundation
Turku City
Finnfoto

works in collections
- Contemporary Art Museum Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland
- The Finnish State Art Deposit Collection
- Tampere Art Museum, Finland
- Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland
- Centro de Fotografía Isla de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
- Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art / Turku City art collection, Finland
- Gallery Uusitalo, Helsinki, Finland
- Northern Centre for Photography, Finland
- Turun Sanomat, Finland
- Private collections in Finland, Spain, France and the USA.

pictures and articles in selected publications
- Street. Life. Photography. Seven Decades of Street Photography. Deichtorhallen and Kehrer Verlag: Hamburg 2018.
- L'Intervalle, 29 December 2017. France.
- Vision Magazine, # 155 Murder, October 2015. China.
- Float Photo Magazine, February 2015. USA-Israel.
- Medium, 25 October 2014. Interview by Joshua Beger.
- Al Jazeera Turkey 5 October 2014
- Huffinton Post 30. September 2014. USA.
- FeatureShoot 15 September 2014. USA.
- Side/Bond. PhotoRAW and Musta taide: Helsinki 2014
- Photo Dot magazine, January 2014, Korea
- Nordic Now! Special issue of Filter, Objektiv and Photo Raw. Helsinki, Finland 2013.
- The allure of Light, Lahti Art Museum exhibition cataloque, 2012.
- Reality Bites, Kiasma exhibition cataloque, eds. Aija Aarnio and Patrik Nyberg. Helsinki, Finland 2012.
- The Mutual Factor of Extremes, Wäinö Aaltonen museum exhibition cataloque. Turku, Finland 2012
- Voices of Photography magazine. November / December 2011, Taiwan.
- FK-magazine, 7. November 2011, Latvia
- Photo RAW # 14, 2011. Finland
- Sguardi e voci giovani sull"Europa / Miradas y voces jóvenes sobre Europa. Book by Peliti Associati, Italy 2010
- Where are the people? Contemporary Photographs of Belfast, 2002 − 2010. Belfast Exposed 2010.
- Korean Monthly Photography Magazine, Vol. 511, August 2010
- Foto Kvartals (Latvia), No. 5(19) October/ 2009
- Rolling Stone Italia, n. 71, September 2009
- DUMMY magazine (Germany), Summer 2009: Menner
- VIEW − photography magazine (Belgium). No 14, 2009
- PLAZM magazine Online
- Variations on transcending the finiteness of human vision, FRAME 2008
- Publico (Portugal), 25.9.2008
- PHOTONEWS, Germany, October 2008
- Creative Review, August 2008
- OBSCENA, junho/julho 2008
- The art of humanity, Mänttä XIII art festival catalogue 2008.
- PHotoEspana 2008 Festival guide. Madrid: La Fabrica 2008.
- Battered − Harri Pälviranta. Exhibition catalogue. Århus: Galleri Image 2008.
- Rebus sic stantibus. Exhibition catalogue, Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ja Emil Filla Gallery 2008.
- ZEIT magazin Nr. 41, October 2007: Leben
- MOTIV magazine #11, June 2007: Home
- Catalogue for Backlight05, 7th International Photographic Triennial in Tampere, Finland. Tampere: Photographic Center Nykyaika (2005).
- Catalogue for ELÄMÄ-exhibition, Victor Barsokevitsch −center, Finland (2004).
- Catalogue Virne − Humour in finnis photography; Jaatinen, Olli (edit.). Helsinki: Musta Taide and Finnish Museum of Photography (2002).
- Catalogue PYLOS − On the Tracks of Our Cultural Progenitors. Feldkirch: Brunner/Fritsch Pädagogische Akademie (1999).

Radio interviews and other appearances in Radio YLE (Finnish National Broadcasting company), daily newspapers Helsingin Sanomat, Ilta-Sanomat, Turun Sanomat and Keskisuomalainen and several other Finnish newspapers and magazines. Also number of articles and interviews in Albanian media and in Spanish and Danish newspapers and radios. Critiques in several newspapers and magazines 1998−.



updated 11/2018