Aki-Pekka Sinikoski, Multi-creative working in Art, Design & Technology, Helsinki, Finland Aki Sinikoski is a multi-creative working in Art, Design & Technology. Sinikoski’s art has been exhibited worldwide. You might have seen his photographs also on different media like Vogue, The Guardian, or Finnish TV News. Sinikoski is also working as an author. His debut book Under the Moon (Kuun valossa/Under månen) publsihed by S & S and Schildts & Söderströms was nominated as one of the most exciting children's books of the year by Suomen Kuvalehti. Journalist Paavo Häikiö said in Finland's leading culture program in TV (KulttuuriCocktail) that Sinikoski's book is the best children's book he has read for many years. As an author, he is represented by Helsinki Literary Agency. Besides all the things listed above, Sinikoski has also built robots, made music videos and short films, built sound installations, played in a Gameboy Bigband, worked as an Art Director and A&R for different artists in the music industry. Sinikoski is also a founder, executive producer, and curator of the Helsinki Biennale exhibitions since 2006. In 2022 Aki started as Creative Director & UIX Designer at G.U.F.O. – Ghost University for Others. "I spent most of my childhood summers in the Finnish archipelago, where we lived in our old fishing boat. As a kid, I learned that if I make a campfire, people will gather around it. We traveled to a new island almost every night, and I did a campfire to meet new people and hear amazing stories of their lives. Every time I did a campfire, I got new stories. I just listened to and memorized these stories, and after the summer, I told the stories to my friends in the city. I think I'm still doing the same thing; collecting stories and telling them to others. Many of my photo works are about time, identity and change. I'm not looking for decisive moments but rather the stagnant feeling just after them." EXHIBITIONS New Ghosts, Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga, LV, 2022 New Ghosts. Meitar Award exhibition - Photo Is:rael, Nahariya, IL, 2022 New Ghosts. Kuala Lumpur Photo Awards, Kuala Lumpur, MY, 2022 New Ghosts. Meitar Award exhibition - Photo Is:rael, Kfar Yona, IL, 2022 I Love Dogs, Head On Photo Festival, Sydney, AUT, 2021 New Ghosts. Meitar Award exhibition - Photo Is:rael, Tel-Aviv, IL, 2021 New Ghosts, Turku Kunsthalle, Turku, FI, 2021 New Ghosts, Kranj Foto Fest, Kranj, SL, 2021 New Ghosts, Northern Photographic Centre, Oulu, FI, 2021 New Ghosts, Backlight 2021, The Sámi Cultural Centre Sajos, Inari, FI, 2021 I Love Dogs, VB-Photo Centre, Kuopio, FI, 2021 Last Machos, shortlisted, Best Shot, Kolga Tbilisi Photo Festival, GE, 2021 New Ghosts. Director’s Choice, photoSCHWEIZ, Zürich, CH, 2021 New Ghosts, Photo Vogue Festival, Milan, IT, 2020 New Ghosts, Hippolyte Gallery, Helsinki, FI, 2020 New Ghosts, Yeltsin Center, Yekaterinburg, RU, 2020 Finnish Teens, Revela't Festival, Barcelona, ES, 2020 New Ghosts, Backlight Photo Festival, Tampere, FI, 2020 New Ghosts, Galleria Ratamo, Jyväskylä, FI, 2020 New Ghosts, Head On Photo Festival, Sydney, AUT, 2019 New Ghosts, Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography, Moscow, RUS, 2019 New Ghosts, Off Bratislava, Bratislava, SK, 2019 Finnish Teens, Wiesbaden Fototage, DE, 2019 New Ghosts, More than 20 short term exhibitions & performances; USA, Frace, Spain, Andorra, Finland, 2017-2019 Last Machos, Creat Space Gallery, Helsinki, FI, 2017 Northern Encounters, Northern Photographic Centre, Oulu, FI, 2017 Last Machos, Galleria Vanha Kappalaisentalo, Porvoo, FI, 2016 Endless Summer, Ii, FI, 2015 What Future, Encontros Da Imagem, PT, 2012 Finnish Teens, Screening, Les rencontres Arles, FR, 2011 Finnish Teens, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, FI, 2011 Curating & Organising: Helsinki Biennale, Design Museum, Helsinki, FI, 2008 Square Minutes. International Photography Festival, Leipzig, DE, 2007 Curating & Organising: Helsinki Biennale, Myymälä2 Gallery, Helsinki, FI, 2006 Bye Bye Bergen (And I Won’t Miss Your Ladies), Bergen, NO, 2004 GRANTS Sinikoski’s artistic work has been supported by: Suomen kulttuurirahasto Taike (Arts Promotion Centre Finland) Frame Contemporary Art Finland Svenska kulturfonden Patricia Seppälän Säätiö Jokes Finnfoto Stiftelsen Finlandssvensk Bokkultur Konstsamfundet WSOY:n kirjallisuussäätiö SOME OF MY CLIENTS WWF Finland, New Yorker, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, GE, Le Monde, Ateneum, Kiasma, Bond, Zodiak, Helsinki Biennale, Designmuseo, Nokia, Suunto, TAF - Technology Academy Finland, Ruukki, Stockmann, Helen, Anima Boutique, Bob The Robot, TBWA, Family, Dynamo & Son, Blankblank, N2, Millenium Technology Prize, Global Blue, Telia Sonera, Posti, Kirkon Ulkomaanapu, No-Office, Suomen palloliitto, Matila Röhr Productions, Sakara Records, Suomen musiikki, Polyvinyl, EMI, Fried Music, Sony Music, Universal Music, Domino Reocrds, Moshi Moshi Records, Totally, Levy-Yhtiö, Young Aspiring Professionals, Warner Music Germany, Warner Music Finland, Kaskelotti Records, Lufthansa Magazine, Canadian Business, Helsingin Sanomat, WSOY, Alma 360, Stern, Sanoma, British Airways, Blue1, ST1, Botnia Print, Like, Otava Media, Oikeusministeriö, Patentti- ja rekisterihallitus, Hammasoskari, Fennia, Fellowland, Veikkaus, Sunhouse, Genelec, UMF, Dunderdon, Art Print, Aktia, Aalto University, YLE, University of the Arts Helsinki, S&S, Schildts & Söderströms, Tammi.