ABOUT
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Susanna Kesänen (1983, Elimäki) is a Helsinki based artist.
Her drawings and comics are often somehow related to photos and photo albums.

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CONTACT: susanna.kesanen(at)gmail.com

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CV

Studies
2017  Master of Arts, Photography, Aalto University School of Arts, Desing and Architecture, Helsinki
2016  Minor in Illustration, Aalto University School of Arts, Desing and Architecture, Helsinki
2015–2016 Minor in Comics, Aalto University School of Arts, Desing and Architecture, Helsinki
2014–2015  Exchange Studies, Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts, Krakow
2013  Bachelor of Arts, Photography, Aalto University School of Arts, Desing and Architecture, Helsinki
2010  Visual Artisan, Academy of Pekka Halonen, Tuusula

Exhibitions
2024    (Upcoming) - solo exhibition, Poriginal gallery, Pori
2023    Fluxunen - group exhibition, studio space, Helsinki
2023    Lumisade kesäyössä - solo exhibitionGalleria Rajatila, Tampere
2022    BOOKED 2022 - Artists Book Exhibition - group exhibition, MUU Helsinki Contemporary Art Centre
2021    Kosminen Spring Salon - group exhibition, Kosminen gallery, Helsinki
2019    FORWARD/REWIND - solo exhibition, Huuto gallery, Helsinki
2018    The Green House - solo exhibition, Photographic Centre Peri, Turku
2017    The Green House - solo exhibition, Photography Gallery Hippolyte Studio, Helsinki
2015    Deadline - group exhibition, Jukka Male Museum, Helsinki
2013    Summer School- group exhibition, Photographic Centre Peri, Turku
2013    Summer School - group exhibition, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki
2013    Secret in A Shadow - with Arja Orbinski, 00130Gallery, Helsinki
2010    Bare - group exhibition, Cable Factory, Helsinki

Publications
2022  Suru, kuolema ja luonto, picture book, self published
2021   Ja 10 muuta joita en muista, comic book, self published
2019   Antonovka kukkii, Kallioilla, Sano meille näkemiin, Takarivi -sarjakuvat, Kutikuti #52, ed. Matti Hagelberg
2017   Vihreä Talo, Master’s thesis, Aalto University
2016   Vihreä Talo, in Paikkoja joissa olen asunut, ed. Terhi Adler
2013   a book of lies: väritettyjä totuuksia, Musta taide, Aalto Photo books

Grants
2023  Kone Foundation
2023  The Finnish Comics Association
2022  Arts Promotion Centre Finland
2019   Arts Promotion Centre Finland
2017   Aalto University
2009  The Finnish Concordia Fund

Artist in residence
2023   Kuš! Comics Residency, Riga

Nominations
2022    Sarjakuva Finlandia – Finalist

Memberships
The Association of Photographic Artists
The Finnish Comics Association
Kutikuti

In media
2021  Helsingin Sanomat
2018  Turun Sanomat