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SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2011 Raakel Kuukka – Retrospective, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland
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 Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, Finland
2001 The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland
2000 Häme-Gallery, Lahti, Finland
1999 Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Finland
1996 Järvenpäätalo, Järvenpää, Finland
1995 Photographic Centre of Mikkeli, Finland
1995 Gallery Finnfoto, Helsinki, Finland
1993 Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, Finland
1992 Luukku Gallery, Joensuu, Finland
1987 Gallery Finnfoto, Helsinki, Finland
1985 Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, Finland

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
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
2010 Photo Paradigm, Culture gallery – a digital showcase of contemporary creators from 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
2006 Fantastiskt Finskt, Skulpturens Hus, Stockholm, Sweden
2006 Short and documentary filmfestival VERA, Åland Islands, Finland
2005 Ujazdowski Art Center, Warsaw, Poland
2005 El Centro Cultural de Espana, Lima, Peru
2005 Venice Biennale, Campo di Santa margherita, 9.6.2005, Italy
2005 Expo 2005, Club Aurora, Nagoya and Tokyo, Japan
2004 Parallel Realities, Contemporary Video Art from Scandinavia, Soul, South Korea
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 The Eyes of a Woman, Maputo, Mozambique
2004 The Second Independent International Graphic Biennal in St Petersburg, Russia
2003 Vantaa City museum/ Visual Arts, Finland
2002 Artists 2002, 107th Annual Exhibition of Finnish Artists in Kunsthalle, Helsinki, Finland
2002/2003 Popcorn and politics - Aktivists of Art, Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, Finland
2002 Virne, Humour in Finnish Photography, Mikkeli, 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, Helsinki, Finland
1997 40 Days in Wilderness – Photographic art on display in churches, Jyväskylä, Finland
1996 Raekuuro, Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, Finland
1996 Momentum, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland
1996 Postmorality, Sofia, Bulgaria
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, Nizza, France and Kerava, Finland
1991 Fotogallerie Wien, Austria
1990 La Photographie et La Philosophie, L´institut Finlandaise, Paris, France
1989 Most13 – Bridge 13, Moscow, Russia
1988 Fotographie Biennale Rotterdam, Holland
1988 Victor Barsokevitsch Photographic Centre, Kuopio, Finland
1986 Contemporary Finnish Photography, USA
1986 Where? Finnish Photography 1842 – 1986, Arthall, Helsinki, Finland
1986 La Photographie En Finlande, Arles , France
1985 Award for Young European Photographers ”85”, Exhibition Frankfurt, Germany

BOOKS
1997 Äidin kirja – Mother´s Book, Musta Taide, Helsinki, Finland
2011 Kirjeitä tyttärelle – Letters to a Daughter, Musta taide, Helsinki, Finland

CATALOGUES AND PUBLICATIONS
Rovaniemi Art Museum, Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation Collection 1997 - 2001, 2002
Frames, Viewing Finnish Contemporary Photography, 1999
Valoa - Light, History of Finnish Photography, 1839 - 1999
The Finnish Museum of Photography, 1999
Valokuvan taide, The History of Finnish Photography 1992
Questioning Europe, Reinterpretations within Photography, 1988
Valokuva, Finnish Photography Magazine, 4/1997, 5-6/1997
La Photographie et La Philosophie,1990

PUBLIC WORK OF ART
Old People´s Home Kustaankartano, Helsinki, Finland, 2005

WORKS IN COLLECTIONS
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland
State Art Collection of Finland
Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland
National Bibliotheque, Paris, France
Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, Rovaniemi, Finland

PRIZES
2005 Palokärki Prize, The Artists' Association of Finland
2004 Schakleton Fine Arts Stipend, Finnish Artists' Studio Foundation
1988 University of Art and Design Helsinki
1987 Finnfoto Prize

 
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