EDUCATION

1971 - Graduation High School of Tapiola
1971 - 1975 - Photographer, University of Art & Design, Helsinki

PRIVATE EXHIBITIONS

1971 - La Boulangerie, Paris (Together with Pertti Pallasvirta)
1978 - The Photographic Museum of Finland, Helsinki
1978 - The Library of Karttula
1978 - Lietuvos TSR Fotografijos Meno Draugija, Vilna
1981 - Hippolyte -gallery, Helsinki
1984 - Hippolyte -gallery, Helsinki (Together with Jan Kaila)
1984 - Nykyaika -gallery, Tampere
1984 - Ranta -gallery, Oulu
1984 - Galleri Gauss - Stockholm
1985 - Finnfoto -gallery, Helsinki
1986 - Finnfoto -gallery, Helsinki
1987 - Fotogram -gallery, Jyväskylä
1987 - Hippolyte -gallery, Helsinki (Together with Jan Kaila)
1988 - Finnfoto -gallery, Helsinki
1988 - Museet for Fotokunst, Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense
1988 - Hobry Bibliotek, Hobry
1988 - Fotogalleriet, Lund
1990 - Finnfoto -gallery, Helsinki
1990 - The Photographic Center of Mikkeli
1990 - Harju -gallery, Lahti
1990 - Galleri Irving, Malmö (Together with Johan Metzer)
1991 - Galerie Ymage, Nice (Finnice)
1991 - Titanik - gallery, Turku (Together with Jan Kaila)
1992 - Galerie Suzel Berna, Antibes
1992 - Galerie Suzel Berna, Paris
1992 - Centre Photographique de Ile-de-France, Paris (catalogue)
1992 - Moderna Galerija Ljubljana (retrospective, catalogue)
1992 - Galerie le Parvis, Tarbes
1993 - WB -Center, Kuopio (retrospective, catalogue)
1993 - Zebra -gallery, Karjaa
1993 - Luukku -gallery, Joensuu
1994 - Hippolyte -gallery, Helsinki
1994 - Galerie Cons. Arc. Chiasso
1994 - Fotogalleriet, Lund
1994 - Fotogalleriet, Copenhagen
1994 - Image -gallery, Århus
1995 - Gallery 954, Chicago
1996 - Art Center Mestizo, Murcia
1996 - Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid (retrospective, catalogue)
1996 - Gallery Otso, Espoo (retrospective, catalogue)
1996 - The Photographic Museum of Latvia, Riga
1997 - Institut Finlandais, Paris (retrospective)
1997 - Fotogalleriet, Lund
1998 - Galerie de Parvis, Tarbes (together with F. Eln, catalogue)
1998 - Hippolyte -gallery, Helsinki
2000 - The Studio of Kunsthall, Helsinki
2000 - Gallery Kari Kenetti, Helsinki
2001 - Centrul Cultural Sindan, Cluj-Napoca
2001 - Space -gallery, Bucharest
2002 - Blue Sky -gallery, Hoyt, USA
2003 - Hippolyte -gallery, Helsinki
2003 - Gallery Yumiko Chiba, Tokyo
2004 - The Art Museum of Lönnström, Rauma (together with Stefan Bremer)
2004 - Image -gallery, Århus
2006 - EMMA, Espoo Museum of Modern Art (The Quiets, catalogue)
2006 - HIAP Exhibition Room, Cabel Factory, Helsinki
2007 - Lappeenrannan valokuvakeskus
2008 - Taik Gallery Berlin (together with Ulla Jokisalo)
2009 - The Photographic Museum of Finland, Helsinki (Días y Flores-video)
2012 Valokuvataiteen museo / The Finnish Museum of Photography: Outo rakkaus / Strange Love

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1968 - Köln (Photokina)
1975 - The Old Studet House, Helsinki
1980 - MIT, The Creative Photographic Gallery (North ans South of the Baltic)
1982 - The Old Studet House, Helsinki
1984 - Kunsthall, Helsinki (Young Artists)
1984 - Pori Art Museum (Varrella Virran)
1985 - Joe´s Gallery, Turku, (Self-portrait)
1985 - Canon -gallery, Tokyo (Contemporary Finnish Photography)
1985 - Hippolyte -gallery, Helsinki (The Ice Mountain I)
1986 - Kunshall, Helsinki (Minne)
1986 - Arles (The Slideshow of Finnish Photography)
1986 - The Ganser -gallery, Pennsylvania (Contemporary Finnish Photography)
1987 - Konsthall, Piteå (Nordiska Landskap)
1987 - Aine -Museum, Tornio (Nordiska Landskap)
1987 - Gallery Otso, Espoo (13)
1988 - Houston Photo (Directions)
1988 - Photochema -gallery, Praque (Taik)
1988 - WB -Center, Kuopio (New Stoneage)
1988 - Fotograficentrum, Stockholm (Hölttä, Jokisalo, Kaila, Kelaranta)
1989 - Hippolyte -gallery, Helsinki (Colour)
1989 - Okra -gallery, Vantaa (Colour)
1989 - Fotomost, Moscow (The Bridge)
1991 - The Photographic Museum of Finland, Helsinki (Fotofinlandia)
1991 - Iisalmi (Fotofinlandia)
1991 - Otso -gallery, Espoo (The Talking Eye)
1991 - Gallery Irving, Malmö
1991 - Stockholm (Planket)
1991 - The Oulainen Artmeeting, Oulainen
1991 - Zoo -gallery, Helsinki, (For Sale)
1991 - Heureka, Vantaa
1991 - WB -Center, Kuopio (Pinholes)
1992 - Eos Arte Contemporanea, Milan (Interpretazioni)
1992 - Galerie Suzel Berna, Paris
1992 - Amsterdam University (Minimal Relics)
1993 - Rotterdam University (Minimal relics)
1993 - Kerava Art Museum (Finnice)
1994 - Centrum Sztuki Wspolczesnej..., Warshaw (NordFotoArt)
1994 - International Center of Photography, New York (Stranger than Paradise)
1994 - Fotomuseum Winterthur (Stranger than Paradise)
1994 - Gallery 954, Chicago
1995 - Corporation Cultural, Santiago de Chile
1995 - Charlottenburg, Copenhagen (Stranger than Paradise)
1995 - Otso -gallery, Espoo
1995 - Cellier de Talant (Vents du Nord)
1995 - Moderna Museet, Stockholm (Inkopningar)
1995 - Kunsthall, Helsinki (The Script)
1996 - Square Bonnefe, Rodez (Hommage á Arnold Artaud)
1996 - Tampere Art Museum (Pro Patria, pro Pudore)
1997 - NCE -galerie, Paris (37 Photographies) >
1997 - Badisher Kunstverein, Karlsruhe (Unbekanntes Abenteur)
1997 - Stadtgalerie Kiel (Unbekanntes Abenteur)
1997 - Kunsthalle Rostock (Unbekanntes Abenteur)
1997 - Galerie Lichtblick, Köln (Jokisalo, Kaila, Kelaranta)
1997 - Latvian Embassy, Moscow (Nordwest)
1998 - Nk -galleriet, Lillehammer
1998 - The Cultural Center of Brazil, Mabuto
1998 - Kunsthall, Helsinki (What is Real)
1998 - Stockholm Metro (Under/Exposed)
1999 - The Art mUseum of Mikkeli (What is Real)
1999 - Skövde Konshall (Nordisk Foto ur Hasselblad Centers Samlingar)
1999 - Kiasma, Helsinki ( The Nordic Postmodernism)
1999 - Gallen-Kallela -museum, Espoo (The Drum and the Camera)
1999 - The Photographic Museum of Finland, Helsinki (Light)
1999 - The Center of Creative Photography, Jyväskylä (Floating Thoughts)
2000 - The Messcenter of Stockholm (Stockholm Art Fair)
2000 - Kunshall, Gardens of Töölö, Helsinki (The Labyrinth)
2000 - Gallery Kari Kenetti, Helsinki (Bremer, Kelaranta, Puranen)
2001 - Forum Box, Helsinki (Hokkarikukkia)
2001 - Bar Floréal, Paris (Les Métamorphoses)
2002 - Peri -gallery, Turku (The Boys)
2003 - The Art Museum of Kerava (Villa Karo)
2003 - The Art Museum of Vantaa
2004 - The Photogarphic Museum of Finland, Helsinki (30 by Taik)
2004 - Kulturhuset, Stockholm (30 by Taik)
2006 - The Photographic Museum of Finland, Helsinki
2006 - Jukka Male-museum (Under 21)
2006 - National Art Studio Changdong, Seoul (Contemporary Gossip)
2006 - Art Fair Berlin (30 by Taik)
2007 - Helsinki Art Museum (Oi Maamme!)
2007 - The Photographic Museum of Finland, Helsinki (Harmaa aines)
2008 - Art Fair Berlin
2008 - Galerie Baudoin Lebon, Paris (4 generations/Taik)
2009 - PhotoFair Madrid
2009 - The Photographic Museum of Finland, Helsinki (Works, Deeds)
2010 - EMMA - Museum of Modern Art, Espoo, Finland (The power of Africa)
2011 - Korjaamo-gallery (Korjaamo Editions)
2011 - Mois de la Photo, Paris
2012 - ViennaFair, Vienna
2012 - Photo Paris
2012 - Gent Art Fair

PRIZES ETC.

1976 - (since) many grants for photographic projects, among others:
1980 - 1 -year grant (State Committee for Photographic Art)
1985 - The Art Prize of the State
1987 - The Art Prize of Espoo City
1989 - 3 year grant (State Committee for Photographic Art)
1999 - Grant for a book (State Committee for Photographic Art)
1991 - The Art Prize of the State
1991 - Candidate for Fotofinlandia
1991 - Candidate for Albert Renger-Patsch Prize
1994 - 5 year Art Professorship of the State
1998 - Grant for printing, (Erna och Victor Hasselblad -foundation)
1999 - Grant for a book (State Committee for Photographic Art)
1999 - Grant (The Cultural Fund of Finland)
2001 - Grant to work in Villa Karo, Benin
2001 - 5 year grant (State Committee for Photographic Art)
2002 - Grant to work in Athens
2004 - Grant for a book (State Committee for Photographic Art)
2006 - Grant to work in Seoul (HIAP)
2006 - CEAAC grant to work in Strasbourg
2009 - 5 year grant (State Committee for Photographic Art)
2011 - Grand for Retrospective Exhibition (The Cultural Fund of Finland)
2012 - Pro Finlandia -medal

WORK IN COLLECTIONS

Museet for Fotokunst, Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense
The Art Collections of Finnish State
The Art Collections of French State
Kiasma, Helsinki
Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
The Contemporary Art Museum of Ljubljana
Galleri de Parvis, Tarbes
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris
The Wihuri -foundation / Rovaniemi Art Museum
The Art Collections of Espoo City
WB -Center, Kuopio
The Photographic Museum of Finland, Helsinki
The Art Museum of Oulu
The Art Museum of Helsinki
Alvar Aalto -museum
The Lönnström Art Museum, Rauma
Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg
The National Art Museum Mabuto, Mosambik (+ private collections)
Art Phielen Foundation

PUBLICATIONS

1990 - ´Prosesseja´ (published by the artist, text by the artist)
1992 - ´Poikia ja Naisia´ (Musta Taide, text by the artist)
1992 - ´Timo Kelaranta´ (Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, text by Jolanda Petelinkar)
1993 - The WB -exhition catalogue (published by the artist, (edition 50)
1996 - ´Bridgeworks II´ (Mestizo, Murcia & Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, texts by the artist and Alejandro Castellote)
1996 - ´Bridge for Lovers´ (published by the artist, texts by the artist and Timo Valjakka)
2000 - ´Sub-Images´ (Musta Taide)
2003 - Sojuzin pojat, short stories (published by WSOY)
2005 - ´Palanen taivasta´ (published by the artist, texts by the artist)
2005 - Musta Taide-portfolio (edition 10)
2006 - ´The Quiets´ (Musta Taide, text by the artist)
2009 - Paratiisi-novel (published by WSOY)
2012 - Strange Love (published and text by the artist)

EDUCATIONAL WORK

1975 - 1977 - lessons and workshops at Taik, Helsinki
1982 - 1989 - lector at Taik, Helsinki
1992 - 1994 - professor at Taik, Helsinki
1999 - 2001 - professor at Taik, Helsinki
2002 - - lessons and workshops at Taik, Helsinki

RESIDENCIES

Villa Karo, Grand Popo, Benin 2001
Athens, Greece 2002
Kökar, Åland 2003
Seoul, South Korea 2006
Strasbourg, France 2008
Marbella, Spain 2010

WORK AS A CURATOR

1987 - Curator of the exhibition ´13´, Otso -gallery, Espoo
1991 - Curator of the exhibition ´Talking Eye´, Otso -gallery, Espoo
1992 - Curator of the exhibition ´Decennium´, Photo Artists and The Foreign Ministery
1995 - Curator of the exhibition ´Elomuotojen näytelmä´, Otso- gallery, Espoo
2009 - Curator of the exhibition ´Works, Deeds´, The Photographic Museum of Finland
2010 - Curator of the exibition ´In Memory of Eeva Nikkonen´, together with Sini Kelaranta, Gallery Aarni, Espoo, Finland

PLUS

1968 - Working as a laborant in Filmitapio, Tapiola, Espoo
1972 - Working as a photographer during military service in Helsinki
1972 - 1975 Working as a laborant in the University of Helsinki
1974 - 1980 - Working as a photographer and designer at co-operative `Saftra` (Record covers for Love Records: Muska, Wigwam, Jim Pembroke, Finnforest, Punainen Lanka, HEC, Kari Rydman, Olli Ahvenlahti, Otto Donner & Juhani Aaltonen, Reijo Taipale, Reijo Frank, Sara Gonzales, Pablo Milanes, Manguare, Omara Portuondo & Martin Rojas, Carlos Puebla y sus Tradicionales, Paquito d´Rivera etc. Novadays also cd -covers for Markku Veijonsuo, Helander Blues Company, Kari Heinilä, Omara Portuondo & Martin Rojas etc.)
1978 - 1979 Working as a photographic lecturer at Vantaa School
1974 - 2005 Lectures of photography in Muurla-, Kokkola-, Turku-, Lahti- and Imatra-Schools
1979 - 1982 Member of the Exhibition Group of Hippolyte -gallery
1979 - since, member of The Photo Artists
1980 - 1992 Critics to Länsiväylä -newspaper
1980 - 1995 Critics and essays to Valokuva -magazine
1984 - 2000 Lessons about finnish photography in Praque, Reykjavik, Ljubljana, Stockholm, Bergen, Copenhagen, Warshaw, Gdansk, Calcutta, Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul
1995 - 1997 Member of the State Committee for Photographic Art
1997 - 1998 Member of the Foundation of The Photographic Museum of Finland, Helsinki
2002 - 2004 Member of the State Committee for Art
2009 - Exhibition Architecture 2008-2009 and 2012, The Photographic Museum of Finland