KIMMO METSÄRANTA (b.1978)

A visual artist from Finland working on artistic and commercial projects.

He has graduated (MA) from Aalto University in Helsinki and has a BA from Arts Academy at Turku University of Applied Sciences.

Kimmo´s work has been widely shown in exhibitions in Finland and abroad, including Klompching Gallery, New York, Tallinna Art Hall, Finnish Museum of Photography, Kunsthalle Helsinki and EMMA -museum.

He has also been nominated for several awards including Fotofinlandia, Emma prize and the Sony Photography Award.

Kimmo has done projects for numerous clients, including Fazer, Hewlett-Packard, Nokia, Flow festival, Wolt and Time magazine.

EDUCATION

  • 2015 AALTO UNIVERSITY, ARTS, FINLAND, Photography, MA
  • 2009 ARTS ACADEMY at TURKU UNIVERSITY of APPLIED SCIENCES, Photography, BA

PRIVATE EXHIBITIONS (selected)

  • 2015 NOTES ON A PLACE, Bang Bang -gallery, Helsinki
  • 2013 THE WAIT, Linnagallerii, Tallinna Art Hall, Estonia
  • 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
  • 2009 THE HEARTLAND, Peri, Center of Photography, Turku

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selected)

  • 2018 THE BEST OF LENSCULTURE VOL.2, Cour de L´archevéché, Voies Off festival, Arles.
  • 2018 LENS CULTURE, Klompching Gallery, New York
  • 2017 ART FAIR FINLAND, Cable Factory, Helsinki
  • 2015 SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS, SOMERSET HOUSE, LONDON
  • 2014 MASTERS OF AALTO, Helsinki
  • 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 ARTISTS 2012, Kunsthalle, Helsinki
  • 2012 ÄÄRIMMÄISYYKSIEN YHTEINEN TEKIJÄ, Wäinö Aaltosen Museum, Turku
  • 2011 DRESSING MIMIA DESIGN & ARTS , Logomo, Turku
  • 2011 ENCOUNTERS WITH DEATH, Jukka Male Museum, Helsinki
  • 2011 LOOKING FORWARD, Vory –exhibition, Jukka Male Museum, Helsinki
  • 2010 ENCOUNTERS WITH DEATH, Peri, Center of Photography, Turku
  • 2010 ENCOUNTERS WITH DEATH, Gallery 12, Kuopio
  • 2010 ENCOUNTERS WITH DEATH, Cumulus, Shanghai
  • 2010 ART FAIR SUOMI 10, Cable Factory, Helsinki
  • 2010 EMMAPRIZE2010, Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo
  • 2009 KINGDOM OF ARTS 09, The Aine Art Museum, Tornio
  • 2008 FOTOFINLANDIA 2008, Sanomatalo -gallery, Helsinki
  • 2008 YOUNG GUNS, Vory -exhibition, Jukka Male Museum, Helsinki
  • 2007 THE ART OF BASWARE, Sanomatalo -gallery, Helsinki
  • 2007 AMERIKKA!, Art Center Lovely, Heinola
  • 2007 NEW – UUTUUS!, Vory -exhibition, Häme-Gallery, Lahti
  • 2007 THERE´S SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE VIEW,, Jukka Male Museum, Helsinki
  • 2007 THERE´S SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE VIEW, Peri, Center of Photography, Turku
  • 2006 PIIRUSTUSKOULUN TÄHDET, Gallery Nefret, Turku
  • 2005 OPEN, Peri, Center of Photography, Turku

VIDEOWORK

  • CITYMAN : Never Gonna Dance (with Niklas Sandström)
  • KESÄ: Tulta tuijotin (with Niklas Sandström)
  • 2.4
  • AMERICATOWN
  • AI AI AI, with Leena Ylä-Lyly
  • COMMERCIAL VIDEOS (Director / DOP)
  • FAZER
  • HP
  • FINAVIA
  • PARLIAMENT OF FINLAND

AWARDS

  • 2018 LENSCULTURE, Emerging Talent Awards, Finalist
  • 2015 SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS, shortlist
  • 2012 SILVER AWARD, World Media Festival, Hamburg
  • 2011 LUMI PHOTOGRAPHIC ART AWARDS, shortlisted
  • 2011 FOTOFINLANDIA –NOMINEE
  • 2010 EMMAPRIZE2010 -NOMINEE
  • 2008 FOTOFINLANDIA –NOMINEE

GRANTS

  • 2022 FINNFOTO, grant for a publication
  • 2022 ARTS PROMOTION CENTRE FINLAND, working grant
  • 2021 ARTS PROMOTION CENTRE FINLAND, working grant
  • 2021 ARTS PROMOTION CENTRE FINLAND, working grant
  • 2020 ARTS PROMOTION CENTRE FINLAND, working grant
  • 2019 KONE FOUNDATION, working grant
  • 2017 ART COUNCIL OF FINLAND, working grant
  • 2013 ART COUNCIL OF FINLAND, working grant
  • 2013 ARTS PROMOTION CENTRE FINLAND
  • 2013 FINNFOTO
  • 2012 VISEK
  • 2012 ART COUNCIL OF FINLAND, Grant
  • 2011 ART COUNCIL OF FINLAND, working grant
  • 2011 FINNISH CULTURAL FOUNDATION, working grant, group
  • 2011 ARTS COUNCIL of HELSINKI METROPOLITAN REGION, grant, group
  • 2011 AALTO UNIVERSITY, grant
  • 2010 FINNFOTO, grant
  • 2010 AALTO UNIVERSITY, working grant, group
  • 2010 FINNFOTO, working grant, group
  • 2008 FINNFOTO, grant
  • 2008 C V ÅKERLUND FOUNDATION, grant

WORKS IN PUBLICATIONS

  • 2019 VUODEN HUIPUT, Grafia
  • 2018 THE BEST OF LENSCULTURE VOL.2, Schilt Publishing
  • 2015 SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS, -BOOK
  • 2013 A BOOK OF LIES – VÄRITETTYJÄ TOTUUKSIA, Musta Taide
  • 2013 VALON HOUKUTUS -KATALOGI, Lahti Art Museum
  • 2012 ÄÄRIMMÄISYYKSIEN YHTEINEN TEKIJÄ, Wam
  • 2009 SEMI-PERMANENT 09 2 BOOK
  • 2009 SEMI-PERMANENT 09 BOOK
  • 2009 KUVATAITEIDEN VALTAKUNTA, Aine Art Museum
  • 2007 SHOTS DIRECTORY BOOK

WORKS IN COLLECTIONS

  • PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

MEMBERSHIPS

  • THE UNION OF ARTISTS PHOTOGRAPHERS
  • FINNISH ART SOCIETY