Helsinki Contemporary (FI)
Sanna Kannisto & Eeva-Riitta Eerola
Helsinki Contemporary focuses on long term collaboration with both emerging and more established artists who take a physical, in-depth approach to their work. In the collaboration with the artist the gallery accentuates curatorial commitment and focus on the content of the art. The Gallery commits to supporting artists’ careers in the long term by working in close partnership with them and offering personalised professional expertise. Helsinki Contemporary opened its first exhibition in 2008 and today it represents 29 artists and produces 11 shows a year.
Sanna Kannisto (b. 1974) graduated from the University of Art and Design in Helsinki in 2002. In recent years, she has become one of the most successful photographic artists from Finland. She has exhibited around the world, in Europe, the USA and South America, e.g.: at Centre Pompidou in Paris, 2010; Le Château d’Eau, Toulouse, 2012; Aperture Gallery, New York, 2011; Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2013; and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, 2013. Kannisto’s work is represented in several public collections abroad, including the Centre Pompidou, Paris, and the Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland, and in numerous collections in Finland such as the Saastamoinen Foundation, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma and the Finnish Museum of Photography. In 2015 she was awarded the State Price for Photographic Art in Finland.
Eeva-Riitta Eerola (b. 1980) graduated from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2010 and also studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts de Paris. She has exhibited in several group and solo exhibitions in Finland and abroad, e.g. at Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen, in 2015 and Gallery Jaus, Los Angeles, 2014. Her work is represented in a number of Finnish public collections, such as those of the Saastamoinen Foundation, Sara Hildén Art Museum, and the Wihuri Foundation.