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I am Helsinki-based (b. 1983, Elimäki) visual artist, working with photography, drawing and comics. 

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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


Upcoming
2023   Galleria Rajatila, Tampere

Exhibitions
2021   Kosminen Spring Salon, group exhibition, Kosminen gallery, Helsinki
2019   FORWARD/REWIND, Huuto gallery, Helsinki
2018  The Green House, Photographic Centre Peri, Turku
2017  The Green House, 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
2017   Vihreä Talo, Master’s thesis, Aalto University
2013   a book of lies: väritettyjä totuuksia, Musta taide, Aalto Photo books 

Grants
2022  Arts Promotion Centre Finland
2019  Arts Promotion Centre Finland
2017  Aalto University
2009 The Finnish Concordia Fund

Nominations
2022    Sarjakuva Finlandia – Finalist

Memberships
The Finnish Comics Association
The Association of Photographic Artists

In media
2021   Helsingin Sanomat
2018   Turun Sanomat