Kimmo Metsäranta

Kimmo is a visual artist from Finland doing both artistic and commercial work.

Kimmo has done projects for numerous clients and magazines, including: Flow festival, HP, Sato, Elovena, De Lénclos, Ray, Stockmann, Reima, Wolt, Fazer, Nanso, Sampo Group, Parliament of Finland, Solar Films, Universal Music, REVS, Vice, Schön! Neue Journal, Teos publishing, Sicky -magazine, Fried music, S -magazine, Nasty, and Time magazine.

His work has been widely shown in exhibitions in Finland and abroad. He has also been nominated for several awards including twice for the Fotofinlandia and his directional debut, a film for the Parliament of Finland won a silver award in World Media Festival in Hamburg.

He has an M.A. from Aalto University, Helsinki

Selected Exhibitions 

2018    The Best of LensCulture Volume 2 Cour de l’Archevêché, Arles, Voies Off Festival

2018     Lens Culture, Klompching Gallery, New York

2017     Art Fair Finland, Cable Factory, Helsinki

2015     Notes on a Place, Bang Bang -gallery, Helsinki

2015     Sony World Photography Awards, Somerset House, London

2014     Masters of Aalto, Helsinki

2013     The Wait, Linnagallerii, Tallinna Art Hall, Estonia

2013     Summerschool, TR1, Tampere

2013     Art Fair Finland, Cable Factory, Helsinki

2013     Summerschool, Museum of Photography, Helsinki

2013     The Allure of Light, Lahti Art Museum

2012     Artist´s 2012, Kunsthalle, Helsinki

2012     Äärimmäisyyksien yhteinen tekijä, Wäinö Aaltosen Museum, Turku

2011     Nowhere, near, Gallery Kalleria, Helsinki

2011     Sense of Space, Gallery Uusi Kipinä, Lahti

2011     Sense of Space, Gallery Rajatila, Tampere

2011     Sense of Space, Northern Photography Center, Oulu

2011     Looking Forward, Vory –exhibition, Jukka Male Museum, Helsinki

2011     Encounters with Death, Peri, Center of Photography, Turku

2010     Encounters with Death, Gallery 12, Kuopio

2010     Encounters with Death, Cumulus, Shanghai

2010     Art Fair Suomi10, Cable Factory, Helsinki

2010     EmmaPrize2010, Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo

2009     Kuvataiteiden valtakunta, Tornio Art Museum

2008     Fotofinlandia, Sanomatalo, Helsinki

2008     Young Guns, Jukka Male Museum, Helsinki

2007     There´s Something Wrong with the View, Valokuvakeskus Peri, Turku

2007     There´s Something Wrong with the View, Jukka Male Museo, Helsinki


2018     LensCulture’ Emerging Talent Awards -finalist

2015     Sony World Photography Award -nominee

2012     Silver Award, World Media Festival, Hamburg

2011     Fotofinlandia –nominee

2010     EmmaPrize2010 -nominee

2008     Fotofinlandia –nominee


2019     Kone Foundation

2017     Arts Promotion Centre Finland

2013     Art Council of Finland

2013     Arts Promotion Centre Finland

2013     Finnfoto

2012     Visek

2012     Art Council of Finland

2011     Art Council of Finland

2011     Finnish Cultural Foundation

2011     Aalto University

2010     Finnfoto

2010     Aalto University

2008     Finnfoto

2008     C.V. Åkerlund Foundation

Works in publications

2015     Sony World Photography Awards -book

2013     A Book of Lies, Musta Taide

2013     The Allure of Light, Lahti Art Museum

2012     Äärimmäisyyksien yhteinen tekijä, Wäinö Aaltonen Museum

2009     Semi-Permanent 09 2 -book

2009     Semi-Permanent 09 -book

2009     Small dogs, tinder twigs -book, self published

2009     Kuvataiteiden valtakunta, Aine Art Museum

2009    Shots Directory -book