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) published 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 on 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.
"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."
New Ghosts, Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga, LV
New Ghosts. Meitar Award exhibition - Photo Is:rael, Nahariya, IL
New Ghosts. Kuala Lumpur Photo Awards, Kuala Lumpur, MY
New Ghosts. Meitar Award exhibition - Photo Is:rael, Kfar Yona, IL
New Ghosts. Meitar Award exhibition - Photo Is:rael, Zaki Diav, Tamra, IL
I Love Dogs, Head On Photo Festival, Sydney, AUT
New Ghosts, Turku Kunsthalle, Turku, FI
New Ghosts. Meitar Award exhibition - Photo Is:rael, Tel-Aviv, IL
New Ghosts, Kranj Foto Fest, Kranj, SL
New Ghosts, Northern Photographic Centre, Oulu, FI
New Ghosts, Backlight 2021, The Sámi Cultural Centre Sajos, Inari, FI
I Love Dogs, VB-Photo Centre, Kuopio, FI
Last Machos, shortlisted, Best Shot, Kolga Tbilisi Photo Festival, GE
New Ghosts. Director’s Choice, photoSCHWEIZ, Zürich, CH
New Ghosts, Photo Vogue Festival, Milan, IT
New Ghosts, Hippolyte Gallery, Helsinki, FI
New Ghosts, Yeltsin Center, Yekaterinburg, RU
Finnish Teens, Revela't Festival, Barcelona, ES
New Ghosts, Backlight Photo Festival, Tampere, FI
New Ghosts, Galleria Ratamo, Jyväskylä, FI
New Ghosts, Head On Photo Festival, Sydney, AUT
New Ghosts, Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography, Moscow, RUS
New Ghosts, Off Bratislava, Bratislava, SK
Finnish Teens, Wiesbaden Fototage, DE
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
Square Minutes. Ars Nova Gallery, Lodz, PO, 2007
Curating & Organising: Helsinki Biennale, Myymälä2 Gallery, Helsinki, FI, 2006
Bye Bye Bergen (And I Won’t Miss Your Ladies), Bergen, NO, 2004
Artist in the Picture, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, FI, 2004
The Black Jovos meet Stereo Kerava, Kerava Museum of Art, Kerava, FI, 2003
Black Jovos, Gallery Myymälä 2, Helsinki, FI, 2003
Sinikoski’s artistic work has been supported by:
Taike (Arts Promotion Centre Finland)
Frame Contemporary Art Finland
Patricia Seppälän Säätiö
Stiftelsen Finlandssvensk Bokkultur
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, G.U.F.O.