RAAKEL KUUKKA
Visual Artist, photographer

Born 1955 in Anjala
Lives and works in Helsinki

raakel.kuukka@kolumbus.fi
tel. +358405292392

STUDIES
1988 Master of Arts, Department of Photography, University of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011 Raakel Kuukka - Retrospective, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki
2010 Questions of Origin, Artpurha, Anjala, Kouvola, Finland
2009 Childhood Rooms , Kluuvi gallery, Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
2008 Rebekka and the National Dress, Photographic Center in South Eastern Finland,
Lappeenranta, Finland
2005 Rebekka, Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, Finland
2001 The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland
2000 Homes, Häme-Gallery, Lahti, Finland
1999 Homes, Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Finland
1996 Black Album, Järvenpää, Finland
1995 Black Album, Photographic Center of Mikkeli, Finland
1995 Black Album, Gallery Finnfoto, Helsinki, Finland
1993 Hearts Grave, Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, Finland
1992 Luukku Gallery, Joensuu, Finland
1987 Documents 1986 -1987, Gallery Finnfoto, Helsinki, Finland
1985 Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, Finland

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS

2011 Bodies, Borders and Grossings, Governors Island, New York, Usa
2011 Mäntän kuvataideviikot , Mänttä, Finland
2010 People in the Summer Night - A Small Episodic Exhibition, The Finnish Museum of
Photography, Helsinki, Finland
2010 It´s a Set-Up, Kiasma Collections, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki,Finland
2009 Calling Home, Lou Galopa, Paavo Halonen, Raakel Kuukka, Toos Nijssen, Outi Pieski,
Quartair, Haag, Holland
2009 Works, Deeds, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland
2009 Lume, Purnu, Orivesi, Finland
2009 Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Suomen kuvat - Homework, Lahti Art Museum, Lahti, Finland
2009 12.4.2009 Arctic Hysteria Onscreen, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary
2008 Video Lounge, Sao Paolo Biennal, Brazil
2008 15.9.2008 Arctic Hysteria Onscreen, Museum of Modern Art Moma, New York, USA
2008 Daily Life: Places + People, Video Lounge, Sao Paolo Biennal, Brazil
2008 Where There is Pressure There is Folkdance, Lauritz Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark
2007 Grey Matters - Photography is Thinking, The Finnish Museum of Photography,
Helsinki, Finland
2007 Our Land! Photographs from Finland, Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
2007 Our Land! Photograps from Finland, KUNTSI The Museum of Modern Art, Vaasa, Finland
2007 Sweet Punch, The Physics Room Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
2007 Sweet Punch, Wellington, New Zealand
2006 Art, Life and Confusion, 47th October Salon,Biennal, Serbia
2006 Where There is Pressure There is Folkdance- Frieze Art Fair, Embassy of Denmark,
London, England
2006 Sweet Punch, The Physics Room Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
2006 Sweet Punch, Te Tuhi, Pakuranga, Manukau City, Auckland, New Zealand
2006 Sweet Punch, Wellington, New Zealand
2006 Counter Narratives, Kerava, Finland and Oulu Art Museum, Oulu, Finland
2006 Intimacy, XI Mänttä Art Festival, Mänttä, Finland
2006 Moving in Margins, Vantaa Art Museum, Finland
2006 FotoGrafia-Festival International di Roma, Rome, Italy
2006 Fantastiskt Finskt, Skulpturens Hus, Stockholm, Sweden
2006 Short and Documentary Filmfestival VERA, Åland Islands, Finland
2005 A Good Day Today, Finnish Videoart, Ujazdowski Contemporary Art Center,
Warsaw, Poland
2005 A Good Day Today, Finnish Videoart, Laznia, Center of Contemporary Art, Gdansk, Poland
2005 A Good Day Today, Finnish Videoart, El Centro Cultural de Espana, Lima, Peru
2005 Venice Biennale, Open Air Screening, Campo di Santa Margherita. 9.6.2005, Italy
2005 Expo 2005, Club Aurora, Nagoya and Tokyo, Japan
2005 To Look or To See, In search of Meanings in Photography,
The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland
2005 Artists 2005, 110th Annual Exhibition of Finnish Artists in Kunsthalle, Helsinki, Finland
2004 Parallel Realities, Contemporary Video Art from Scandinavia,
College of Fine Arts and Design, Womens University, Soul, South-Korea
2004 The Eyes of a Woman , Maputo, Mozambique
2004 The Second Independent International Graphic Biennal in St Petersburg, Russia
2003 Ordinary Life,Vantaa Art Museum, Finland
2002 Artists 2002, 107th Annual Exhibition of Finnish Artists in Kunsthalle, Helsinki, Finland 2002 Popcorn and politics, - Aktivists of Art, Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art,
Helsinki, Finland
2002 Virne, Humour in Finnish Photography, Mikkeli, Hämeenlinna, Oulu, Finland
2002 Family, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland
1999 The Nordic Postmodernism, Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
1998 Ponte Movel, Artistas Pela Paz, Mozambique
1998 Suviniemi Summit, Vääksy, Finland
1997 MAP, Media.Art.Project 1997, Vantaa Art Museum , Finland
1997 40 Days in Wilderness - Photographic Art on Display in Churches , Jyväskylä, Finland
1996 Postmorality , Sofia, Bulgaria
1996 Raekuuro, Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, Finland
1996 Momentum, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland
1995 Angel, Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, Finland
1995 Postfem, Postmuseum, Helsinki, Finland
1995 Floating Forks, Gallery Fotokram, Jyväskylä, Finland
1993 Iisalmi Camera, Iisalmi, Finland
1992 Postmoral, I Triennale of Artists of Photography, Arthall, Helsinki, Finland
1991 Finnice - La Photographie finlandaise, 11 Biennale Internationale, Nizza, France
1991 Fotogallerie Wien, Austria
1990 La Photographie et La Philosophie, L´institut Finlandaise, Paris, France
1989 Most 13 - Silta 13, Moscow, Russia
1089 Closing Out The Eighties, University of Lowell, Lowell. MA, USA
1988 Questioning Europe, Fotographie Biennale Rotterdam, Holland
1988 Victor Barsokevitsch Photographic Centre, Kuopio, Finland
1987 Fotografie aus Helsinki, Fotogalerie Wien, Austria
1986 Contemporary Finnish Photography, Ganser Art Gallery, Pennsylvania, Usa
1986 La Photographie En Finlande, Arles , France
1986 Where? Finnish Photography 1842 - 1986, Arthall, Helsinki, Finland
1985 Award for Young European Photographers "85 Exhibition, Frankfurt, Germany

PUBLICATIONS

1998 Äidin kirja - Mother´s Book, Musta Taide, Helsinki, Finland
2011 Kirjeitä tyttärelle- Letters to a Daughter, Musta taide, Helsinki, Finland

PUBLIC WORKS

2004 Kustaankartano, Helsinki, Finland

WORKS IN COLLECTIONS

Museum of Contemporary Art, Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland
State of Finland
Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, finland
National Bibliotheque, Paris, France
The Wihuri Art Foundation, Rovaniemi Art Museum, Finland
The Saastamoinen Foundation, Espoo, Finland
Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku, Finland
Private collections

PRIZES

2005 Palokärki Prize, The Artists´Association of Finland
2004 Schakleton Fine Arts stipendium, Finnish Artists´Studio Foundation
1988 University of Art and Design
1987 Finnfoto Stipendium