Pekka Niittyvirta

Works 2000 – 2017

Pekka Niittyvirta

Pekka Niittyvirta’s (b. 1974, Helsinki) work is often dealing with consequences of human actions, weather they are related with the society, technology, environment or the financial market. He mostly uses photography and video as a material in various ways to depict a situation or phenomena.

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Niittyvirta’s works do not necessarily rely on traditional imaging processes alone. Incorporating various digital, biological and chemical processes, they address such issues as the problems of technology and information society. Niittyvirta lives and works in Helsinki. In addition to his hometown he works with projects in various locations, ranging from Swedish Lapland to Eastern Africa and Mongolia. Niittyvirta has exhibited his work since 1999 in Finland and internationally in both solo and group shows.

 

Education

2003 – 2007 Master of Arts (photography), TAIK (Aalto University), Helsinki, Finland
1998 – 2001 Bachelor of Arts (photography), Kent Institute of Art and Design, Rochester, UK
1997 – 1998 College of further education (photography), Karis, Finland

Solo Exhibitions

2016 Galleri Format, Malmö, Sweden
2014 Gallery Oksasenkatu 11, Helsinki, Finland
2014 MUU Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
2013 Gallery Alkovi, Helsinki, Finland
2010 Galleri Sinne, Helsinki, Finland
2009 Northern Photographic Centre, Oulu, Finland
2009 Culture Centre “Annankatu6”, Pori, Finland
2009 Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, Finland
2007 Häme Galleria, Lahti, Finland
2007 Galleri Sinne, Helsinki, Finland
2006 Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, Finland
2005 Helsinki International Airport
2004 Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, Finland

Group Exhibitions (Selected)

2016 LAM360 – Mongolia Land Art Biennale, Ulaan Baatar/Altan Ovoo, Mongolia
2016 Art Vaasankatu, Helsinki, Finland
2016 Fotofinlandia 2016, Helsinki, Finland
2015 Serlachius Museums – Gösta’s Pavilion, Mänttä, Finland
2015 Galerii PIX.HOUSE, Poznan, Poland
2015 Mottisfont Abbey, Hampshire, UK
2014 The Jerusalem Show VII/Qalandiya International, Jerusalem/Ramallah
2014 Videoforma Festival – Kuryokhin Center of Contemporary Art, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2014 Tamper Art Fair, Tampere, Finland
2014 Es Baluard – Museum of modern and contemporary art, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
2014 Art-Athina, Athens, Greece
2014 3rd Art Prospect, St. Petersburg, Russia
2014 Backlight’14 Photo Festival, Tampere/Valkeakoski, Finland
2014 M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art/Kaunas Foto Festival, Kaunas, Lithuania
2014 Mänttä Art Festival, Mänttä, Finland
2014 Zingst Photo Festival, Zingst, Germany
2014 Kunstvlaai, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2014 Fotofinlandia 2014, Helsinki, Finland
2013 Mustarinda Art Center, Hyrynsalmi, Finland
2012 Kotka Photographic Center, Kotka, Finland
2012 Kallio Kunsthalle, Helsinki, Finland
2011 Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art, Vaasa, Finland
2011 Mustarinda Art Center, Hyrynsalmi, Finland
2011 Raseborg Photographic Centre, Karjaa, Finland
2011 Supermarket Artfair, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden
2010 Artists 2010, TR1/Art Centre Mältinranta , Tampere, Finland
2010 ArtParis – Stressed Beauty, Curated by Leevi Haapala, Grand Palais, Paris, France
2009 Young Artists 2009, Kunsthalle, Helsinki
2009 Kaunas Foto Festival, Kaunas, Lithuania
2009 Gallery Fluss, Wolkersdorf, Austria
2009 Studio Marangoni, Florence, Italy
2009 Victor Barsokevitsch Photographic Centre, Kuopio
2008 Art Helsinki, Wanha Satama, Helsinki, Finland
2008 Palazzo Pepoli Campogrande, Bologna, Italy
2008 Helsinki Biennale, Design Museum, Helsinki, Finland
2008 Lodz Art Center, Lodz, Poland
2008 Backlight’08 Photo Festival, Tampere/Valkeakoski, Finland
2008 Art Goes Kapakka, Helsinki, Finland
2008 Mänttä Art Festival, Mänttä, Finland
2008 Taidepanimo, Lahti, Finland
2007 Gallerie Elverket, Tammisaari, Finland
2007 Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland
2007 “Stadthaus”, Mölln, Germany
2007 Jukka Male Museum, Helsinki
2007 Seh(e)stücke, Pasewalk, Germany
2007 Luftschlosserei, Passentin, Germany
2007 Galleria Silta, Helsinki, Finland
2007 Historisches U, Pasewalk, Germany
2007 Jukka Male Museum, Helsinki, Finland
2006 Art Goes Kapakka, Helsinki, Finland
2006 The Fifth International Festival of Photography in Lodz, Poland
2006 Galerie Oljemark, Helsinki, Finland
2006 VB-Keskus, Kuopio, Finland
2006 Fotofinlandia 2006, Helsinki, Finland
2005 Beyond The Valley, Lontoo, UK
2004 Fotofinlandia 2004, Helsinki, Finland
2004 Hanki04, Helsinki, Finland
2003 Hanki03, Helsinki, Finland
2001 A and D Gallery, London, UK
2001 In-Motion, London, UK
2001 Zhandra Rhodes Gallery, Rochester, UK
2000 Association Of Photographers Gallery, London, UK

Prizes

2016 Fotofinlandia prize nomination
2014 Fotofinlandia prize nomination
2013 Environmental artwork of the year
2006 Fotofinlandia prize nomination
2004 Fotofinlandia prize nomination

Works in collections

Kiasma museum of contemporary art/Finnish National Gallery
HAM (Helsinki Art Museum)
Serlachius Museums
The Palestinian Museum
The Finnish State Art Collection
Art Society of Finland
Pro Artibus Foundation
Private collections: Finland & abroad