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Emma Sarpaniemi is a visual artist using photography and performance as her main mediums. Sarpaniemi’s playful images explore different roles and her relationship with the people she is photographing with. Shooting analogue is an essential pathway to the deeper meaning of the photographic medium in Sarpaniemi’s work.


2016-2019    BA Photography, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
2016              Exchange, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
2013-2016    Lahti UAS, Institute of Design, BFA in Photography, Lahti
2012-2013    Foundation Studies in Digital Photography, Västra Nylands Folkhögskola, Karjaa


2019               When the Sun goes down We see Lemons, self-published, edition of 55 (forthcoming)
2018               NOUN presents Good Work, photobook, edition of 150
2017               Kiki – Perspectives on ballroom culture, zine & riso posters, Kujanpää & Sarpaniemi
2016               Home Alone, zine, edition of 50, Hyry & Sarpaniemi
2014               Yhdessä, photobook, edition of 200

                      Selected exhibitions

2019               Graduation Festival, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
2019               PUSH IT TO THE LIMIT, Melkweg Expo, Amsterdam


2015               Taas se aika kuusta, OHO-gallery, Helsinki
2015               Loneliness is waiting in the silence, Kitch Eat & Drink, Helsinki

2019               Glass Cycle, Trixie Gallery, The Hague
2016               Home Alone collective zine, Kosminen Art space, Helsinki

2018               fin.land, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki
2018               Generation, Jyväskylä Art Museum, Jyväskylä
2018               NOUN presents Good Work, The Grey Space in the Middle, The Hague
2018               New Year New Me (24 hour marathon), WORM S/ash Gallery, Rotterdam
2017               A Breath Of Fresh Air, KABK gallery Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
2017               Generation 2017, Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki
2016               Kakaduja ja Henkirikoksia, Galleria OYoy, Lahti
2016               Qershi dhe Lavazh—Photographs from Albania, Jukka Male Museo, Helsinki
2015               BLOOM, Lokal, Helsinki
2014               #Phoneography, Lasipalatsi, Helsinki
2013               The Easy Way, Galleri Zebra, Karjaa


2018              Grafia RY

                      Works in collections 

                       The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki