Perttu Saksa (b. 1977) is a visual artist based in Helsinki, Finland. He has graduated in fine arts (MFA) from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts and from photography (BA) from the Lahti University of Applied Science. Currently Perttu is working on his PhD in fine arts at Aalto University in Helsinki. Perttu’s photography and video works have been exhibited in various galleries and museums around Europe, including Stadtgalerie Kiel, Felleshus Berlin and Finnish Museum of Photography and Helsinki City Art Museum. His works can also be found in various public collections.

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Collections

State of Finland
Kiasma – Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
Museum of Photography, Helsinki
The Polaroid Collection, Paris, France
Bildens Hus, Sundsvall, Sweden
Jenny & Antti Wihuri Foundation
Kuopio Art Museum
Rovaniemi City Art Museum 
Helsinki City Art Museum
EMMA, Espoo Modern Art Museum
Mikkeli Art Museum
Saastamoinen Foundation Collection
Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki
Oulu City Art Museum
Northern Photography Center
Private Collections, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany

Education

2013-
Doctoral Studies, The Aalto University, Helsinki
2008
Master of Fine Arts, The Finnish Academy of Arts
2001
Bachelor of Arts, The Lahti University of Applied Science
1999
The Iceland Academy of Arts

Grants and Awards

Fotofinlandia 2014 (1st. prize)
Kordelin Foundation
Arts Council of Finland
Finnfoto ry.
Finnish Art Associaton, Young Artist Grant
Art Academy Scholarship
Finnish Cultural Foundation

Selected Private Exhibitions
2015
Helsinki Contemporary, Helsinki, Finland
2014
Gallery Hippolyte, ARCO, Madrid
A Kind of You, Ratamo Gallery, Jyväskylä, Finland
2013
Helsinki Contemporary, Helsinki, Fin
TR1 Art Hall, Tampere, Fin
Barsokevitch Photographic Centre, Kuopio, Fin
2012
Echo, Gallery Laboratory, Helsinki, Fin
2007
Mikkeli Art Museum, St. Michel, Fin
2006
Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki
Wait Until Dark,
Galeri Iron inc, Copenhagen 
2005
Forever, Rantagalleria, Oulu, FIN
2003
Finnish Museum of Photography

Selected Group Exhibitions
2017        
Mythical Journey, The Finnish museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland
Mythical Journey, Salo Art Museum, Salo, Finland
Kolga Tbilisi Photo, Tbilisi, Georgia
Animal and The Logic of Others, Exhibition Laboratory, Helsinki
2016        
Maiseman aika, Mikkelin Taidemuseo, Mikkeli
Viidakko Tulvii, Sinkka -Kerava Art Museum, Kerava
Festival of Political Photography, Helsinki
Still Life Studies, Jukka Male Museum, Helsinki
Sideways Festival, Suvilahti, Helsinki
2015
My Silence, Kuopio Art Museum, Kuopio, Fin
GuatePhoto, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Still Life, Jukka Male Museum, Helsinki, Finland
2014
Festival Horizonte, Zingst, Germany
Sand in Vaseline, Black Market, Berlin
Fotofinlandia Prize, Helsinki, Fin
Loviisa Contemporary, Loviisa, Fin
The Pleasure of Negative Emotions, Knipsu, Bergen, Norway
Loviisa Contemporary, Loviisa, Finland
2013
Reality Bites, Kiasma – Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
Black Market, Berlin
Traveling with the Artist, Kuopio City Art Museum, Kuopio, Fin
2012
Polaroid, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki 
Sin, Photographic centre Peri, Turku
 
Art Fair Suomi, Helsinki, Fin
2011
Galeri Passage Du Desir, Paris
Oulu City Art Museum, Oulu
Galleri Zebra, Karis
 2010
Art Fair Suomi
2009
New Generation, Etagi, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2008
New Generation, Finnish Museum of Photography
Collection Works, Helsinki City Art Museum
Whats up man, Kerava Art Museum
2007
From North, Museum St. Peter an der Sperr, Neustadt, Austria 
Northern Cities, Landesgalerie Eisenstadt, Eisenstadt, Austria 
IAW, Peace Museum, Chicago
, USA 
Northern Cities, Vorarlberger Landesmuseum, Bregenz, Austria
2006
Northern Cities, Felleshus, Berlin
Northern Cities, Troms Kulturforening, Tromso, Norway  
Sisu- Images from Finland, Gallery G4, Cheb, Chezch 
Collection Works, Oulu City Art Museum
2005
Swan Song, Holden Gallery, Manchester  
Stockholm Art Fair, Nordic Academies  
Northern Cities, Kerava City Art Museum  
Northern Cities, Oulu City Art Museum  
Northern Cities, Aine Art Museum
2004
How to Send a Message, Kalemegdan, Belgrad  
Someone Else's Problem, Balat, Istanbul
 
Art Hall Helsinki
Galerie Lichtblick, Koln
2003
Globalism- meetings, Plovdiv Festival, Plovdiv, Bulgary  
3/3, Bildens Hus Museet, Sundsvall, Sweden 
3/3, Sanomatalo, Mediatori, Helsinki 
3/3, Valokuvakeskus Peri, Turku
2002
Correlations, Fotoforum West, Innsbruck  
Rajamaat, Victor Barsokevitch Museum, Kuopio  
Correlations, Photo-Galeri Wien, Wien  
Dissonansies and collisions, 6.th Phototage Herten  
Aboa Ventus- Ars Nova, Turku
 
Light & Space, Art Hall, Helsinki 
Savonlinna Art Museum
 
Dissonansies & Collisions, Kiel Stadt Galeri, Kiel