JOHANNA KETOLA

b.1978, Jyväskylä, Finland. Lives and works in Jämsä, Finland.

Education

2013 MFA, The University of the Arts Helsinki – Academy of Fine Arts/ Time-based Arts, Helsinki, FIN
2003 BA, Lahti Institute of Design/ Photography, Lahti, FIN
2002 Gerrit Rietveld Academie/ Photography, Amsterdam, NL
1997 Secondary school graduate, Tampere Arts-oriented Senior School

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2022 Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, FIN
2021 Monitoimitila O., Helsinki, FIN
2021 Pimento, Oulu, FIN
2017 Turku Art Museum, Turku, FIN
2016 Valley L447, Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, FIN
2015 The Structure of Sleep, Rappu, Pori Art Museum, Pori, FIN; curated by Anni Venäläinen
2015 Laakso L447, Jyväskylä Art Museum, Jyväskylä, FIN; curated by Leena Lokka
2015 Shine On You, Eevaliisa, Showroom Berliini, Berlin, DE
2014 Liikkuvat, Tampere, FIN; curated by Anni Venäläinen
2014 Shine On You, Eevaliisa, Galleria Ratamo, Jyväskylä, FIN
2014 Shine On You, Eevaliisa, Helsinki Art Museum, Kluuvi gallery, Helsinki, FIN
2012 An Image of a Landscape Broken in Two, Gallery 3h+k, Pori, FIN
2011 Euphoria of Mourning, Art goes Kapakka, Helsinki, FIN
2010 There Is No Snake in Our Forest, part 3: Cafe, performative installation
in public space, Helsinki, FIN
2008 In a Brown Living Room My Mother Saw a Forest Through Window,
together with Johanna Sipilä, Helsinki, FIN
2007 There Is No Snake in Our Forest, part 2, Galleria Jangva, Helsinki, FIN
2007 The Walls of My Hall, realized together with architect Jan Wolski,
The gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts Finland, Helsinki, FIN

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021 Outo Arki, Media art collection, HAM – Helsinki Art Museum online, Helsinki, FI
2018/20 Four Elements, Turku Art Museum, Turku, FI
2017 Silta – Terveisiä kahdesta tasavallasta, Virka- galleria, Helsinki, FI;
curated by Veikko Halmetoja
2017 Museosafari, Natural history museum, Helsinki, FI; curated by Laura Köönikkä
2016 S.O.S. Save Our Souls. Art in a Time of Urgencies, Seoul, KR;
curated by Pontus Kyander
2015 Uuden Polven Museo, Jyväskylä, FIN
2014 Mänttä Art Festival, Mänttä, FIN; curated by Minna Joenniemi
2012 Art Fair Suomi, Cable Factory, Helsinki, FIN
2012 Personal City, MUU Gallery, Helsinki Photography Biennial, Helsinki, FIN
2011 Within, together with Anna Estarriola, Spielart- festival, Munich, DE;
curated by Angelika Fink and Satu Herrala
2009 Time-Based Art Festival, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, US;
curated by Kristan Kennedy
2008 100% Finlande, Espace Croix-Baragnon, Toulouse, FR;
curated by Arlette Malie
2008 Mänttä Art Festival 2008, Mänttä, FIN; curated by Veli Granö
2008 Kuvataideakatemian kevätnäyttely, Galleria FaFa, Helsinki, FIN
2006 Make your own shadow, Holden Gallery, Manchester Metropolitan University, GB;
curated by Holden Gallery
2006 La Visite, L’infraction festival, Sète, FR
2006 Sammon Peijaiset, Kalevala Center, Kuhmo, FIN; curated by Antti Majava
2006 Blind Date, huone X, Ars 06, Contemporary Art Museum Kiasma, Helsinki, FIN
2006 Who are the new masters, Kaiku Galleria, Helsinki, FIN
2005/2006 Spirituality in Finnish Photography, Amos Andersson Art Museum, Helsinki
Jyväskylä Art Museum / Mikkeli Art Museum / Oulun Art Museum/ Rauma art Museum, FIN;
curated by Sari Poijärvi ja Nina Tuittu
2003 Today, Tomorrow, Photography Center Peri, Turku, FIN
2003 Now We Secretly Portray Cerubs – Final Show of Lahti Institute for Design,
Cable Factory, Helsinki, FIN
2002 Galleria 1927, Ateneo Cultural, Santiago de Cuba, CU
2001 Everyday, Häme Gallery, Lahti, FIN
2001 Museum of Cultures, Helsinki, FIN

Works in Collections

HAM – Helsinki Art Museum
Turku Art Museum

Prizes and Grants

2018 Arts Promotion Center Finland / Central Finland Art Prize 2018
2008 Anita Snellman Foundation prize for young artist

2022 Promotion Center for Audiovisual Culture
2022 Arts Promotion Center Finland
2021 Kone Foundation 1- year working grant
2020 Arts Promotion Center Finland
2019 Finnish Cultural Foundation 1-year working grant
2018 Arts Promotion Center Finland 1-year working grant
2017 Arts Promotion Center Finland
2016 Finnish Cultural Foundation
2015 Arts Promotion Center Finland 1-year working grant
2015 Arts Promotion Center Finland
2014 Arts Promotion Center Finland
2013 Promotion Center for Audiovisual Culture
2013 Arts Promotion Center Finland
2011 Arts Promotion Center Finland
2008 Arts Promotion Center Finland
2008 Promotion Center for Audiovisual Culture
2007 Arts Promotion Center Finland
2007 Promotion Center for Audiovisual Culture
2006 Arts Promotion Center Finland
2006 Academy of Fine Arts Finland
2004 Arts Promotion Center Finland
2002 Arts Promotion Center Finland
2002 Lahti Institute for Design
2001 Arts Promotion Center Finland
2001 Ministry for Foreign Affairs Finland
2000 City of Lahti
2000 City of Imatra

Memberships

Artists’ association Muu
Association of Photographic Artists