Aki-Pekka Sinikoski, Photographer from Helsinki, Finland
Aki-Pekka Sinikoski is known as a multi-faceted portrait photographer who’s works has been exhibited both in Finland and internationally. As a documentarist his best known photo series are Finnish Teens, MJ, and Last Machos. Sinikoski has also worked as an executive producer and curator of the Helsinki Biennale exhibitions since 2006.
Sinikoski often describes his artistic photo production methods as lengthy and time consuming. According to Sinikoski this is because of the exceptional scope of the documentary series but also due to his wish to capture the passing of time. He is not looking for decisive moments but rather the stagnant feeling just after these moments. Sinikoski has studied in Kunstakademiet at Kunsthøgskolen i Bergen, Norway and graduated as Master of Art from the Department of Media at Aalto University, Finland. His major subject is from the Aalto University's Institution of Photography and his minor subject from the Aalto University School of Business.
During the years Aki-Pekka 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, Stiftelsen Finlandssvensk Bokkultur, Konstsamfundet, and WSOY:n kirjallisuussäätiö.
Sinikoski's debut book Under månen is going to be published in the Spring 2020 by Schildts & Söderströms. As an author he is represented by Helsinki Literary Agency.
EXHIBITIONS / INSTALLATIONS / PERFORMANCES / SCREENINGS
Small selection of Aki-Pekka Sinikoski’s exhibitions, installations, and performances below; full CV can be sent on request
New Ghosts, Head On Photo Festival, Sydney, Australia, 2019
New Ghosts, Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography, Moscow, Russia, 2019
New Ghosts, Off Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia, 2019
Finnish Teens, Wiesbaden Fototage, Germany, 2019
New Ghosts, More than 20 short term exhibitions & performances, USA, Frace, Spain, Andorra, Finland, 2017-2019
Last Machos, Creat Space Gallery, Helsinki, Finland, 2017
Northern Encounters, Northern Photographic Centre, Oulu, Finland, 2017
Last Machos, Galleria Vanha Kappalaisentalo, Porvoo, Finland, 2016
Endless Summer, Ii, Finland, 2015
What Future, Encontros Da Imagem, Portugal, 2012
Finnish Teens (Thank You for Watching), Screening, Les rencontres Arles, France, 2012
Finnish Teens, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland, 2011
Production and curating: Helsinki Biennale 2008, Design Museum, Helsinki, Finland, 2008–2009
Square Minutes. International Photography Festival, Leipzig, Germany, 2007
Production and curating: Helsinki Biennale 2006, Myymälä2 Gallery, Helsinki, Finland, 2006
Bye Bye Bergen (And I Won’t Miss Your Ladies), Project Gallery, Bergen, Norway, 2004