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Perttu Saksa (b. 1977) is Finnish contemporary artist and photographer. He has graduated (MFA)in fine arts  from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts and from photography (BA) from the Lahti University of Applied Science and studied art in Icelandic Academy of Arts 1999.  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, Helsinki City Art Museum and Kiasma – Contemporary Art Museum of Finland. His works can also be found in various public collections.

Beside his artistic work, Perttu Saksa has been widely published and assigned for portraiture and advertorial work. Perttu Saksa lives and works in Helsinki and Hanko, Finland. He is available for selected commissioned work and portraiture. 

Copyright © 2001 – 2019 Perttu Saksa Photography.
All rights reserved.


State of Finland
Kiasma – Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
Museum of Photography, Helsinki
The Polaroid Collection, Paris, France
Bildens Hus, Sundsvall, Sweden
Niemistö Collection/
Hämeenlinna Art Museum
Jenny & Antti Wihuri Foundation
Kuopio Art Museum
Rovaniemi City Art Museum 
HAM, Helsinki City Art Museum
EMMA, Espoo Modern Art Museum
Mikkeli Art Museum
Saastamoinen Foundation Collection
Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki
Oulu City Art Museum
Väre Collection, Aalto University
Miettinen Collection /Salon Dahlman
Private Collections


Doctoral Studies, The Aalto University, Helsinki
Master of Fine Arts, The Finnish Academy of Arts
Bachelor of Arts, The Lahti University of Applied Science
The Iceland Academy of Arts

Selected Private Exhibitions

Helsinki Contemporary, Helsinki, Finland

Galleria Nuovo, Lahti, Finland


Helsinki Contemporary, Helsinki, Finland

Gallery Hippolyte, ARCO, Madrid
A Kind of You, Ratamo Gallery, Jyväskylä, Finland
Helsinki Contemporary, Helsinki, Fin
TR1 Art Hall, Tampere, Fin
Barsokevitch Photographic Centre, Kuopio, Fin
Echo, Galleria Laboratory, Helsinki
Valokuvia 2002 – 2007 Mikkeli Art Museum
Galleria Hippolyte, Helsinki
Wait Until Dark, Galeri Iron inc, Copenhagen 
Forever, Rantagalleria, Oulu, Fin
Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Fin

Public Art Work


KARTTA, The Burial Monument of Mauno koivisto
The President of Republic of Finland
Hietaniemi Cemetery, Helsinki, FIN

Selected Screenings


Animal Image, Institut Finlandais, Paris


Chart Art Fair, Copenhagen
Tampere Short Film Festival
DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival
Espoo Cine
Oulu Music Video Festival, Competition winner
Are Independent, Katowicke, Poland

Grants and Awards

Ars Fennica (Nominee 2017)
Fotofinlandia (1st. Prize 2014)
Kordelin Foundation
Arts Council of Finland
Finnfoto ry.
Finnish Art Associaton, Young Artist Grant
Art Academy Scholarship
Finnish Cultural Foundation

Selected Group Exhibitions

Spazio Nobile, Brussels
Art Fair Suomi, Cable Factory, Helsinki

Ars Fennica, Kiasma– Contemporary Art Museum, Helsinki, Fin
Myyttinen Matka, Pohjanmaa Museum, Vaasa, Fin
Myyttinen Matka, Rauma Art Museum, Rauma, Fin
Kemi Art museum, Kemi, Finland     
Mythical Journey, The Finnish museum of Photography, Helsinki
Mythical Journey, Salo Art Museum, Salo, Finland
Kolga Tbilisi Photo, Tbilisi, Georgia
Animal and The Logic of Others, Exhibition Laboratory, Helsinki
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
My Silence, Kuopio Art Museum, Kuopio, Fin
GuatePhoto, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Still Life, Jukka Male Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Festival Horizonte, Zingst, Germany
Sand in Vaseline, Black Market, Berlin
Fotofinlandia Prize, Helsinki, Fin
The Pleasure of Negative Emotions, Knipsu, Bergen, Norway
Loviisa Contemporary, Loviisa, Finland
Reality Bites, Kiasma – Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
Black Market, Berlin
Traveling with the Artist, Kuopio City Art Museum, Kuopio, Fin
Polaroid, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki 
Sin, Photographic centre Peri, Turku
Art Fair Suomi, Helsinki, Fin
Galeri Passage Du Desir, Paris
Oulu City Art Museum, Oulu
Galleri Zebra, Karis
Art Fair Suomi
New Generation, Etagi, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
New Generation, Finnish Museum of Photography
Collection Works, Helsinki City Art Museum
Whats up man, Kerava Art Museum
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
Northern Cities, Felleshus, Berlin
Northern Cities, Troms Kulturforening, Tromso, Norway  
Sisu- Images from Finland, Gallery G4, Cheb, Chezch 
Collection Works, Oulu City Art Museum
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
How to Send a Message, Kalemegdan, Belgrad  
Someone Else's Problem, Balat, Istanbul
Art Hall Helsinki
Galerie Lichtblick, Koln
Globalism- meetings, Plovdiv Festival, Plovdiv, Bulgary  
3/3, Bildens Hus Museet, Sundsvall, Sweden 
3/3, Sanomatalo, Mediatori, Helsinki 
3/3, Valokuvakeskus Peri, Turku
Correlations, Fotoforum West, Innsbruck  
Rajamaat, Victor Barsokevitch Museum, Kuopio  
Correlations, Photo-Galeri Wien, Wien  
Dissonansies and collisions, Phototage Herten  
Aboa Ventus- Ars Nova, Turku
Light & Space, Art Hall, Helsinki 
Savonlinna Art Museum
Dissonansies & Collisions, Kiel Stadt Galeri, Kiel

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