Born in Helsinki, Finland, 1968. Lives and works in Helsinki.


1997-2002 Master of Arts, University of Art and Design (renamed Aalto University), Helsinki
1992-1995 Turku School of Art and Communication, (renamed Arts Academy), Turku


2024 The Awe of the Arctic: A Visual History, The New York Public Library, USA
2024 Water and Life, Sinebrychoff Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland


2023 Le Groenland de Tiina Itkonen, Musée de Fécamp, Lumières Nordiques, France
2023 Anori – Silence of the Glacier, K1, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Finland
2022 Ice has a memory: Greenland´s Vanishing Song Lines, Persons Project, Berlin, Germany
2022 Piniartoq, Makasiini Contemporary, Turku, Finland
2021 Gare de Paris Montparnasse, France
2021 Arktikum, Rovaniemi, Finland
2016-17 with Inaugural Exhibition, Makasiini Contemporary, Turku, Finland
2013 Albert-Kahn Museum, Boulogne-Billancourt, France
2013 Gallery Taik, Berlin, Germany
2012 Korjaamo Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
2010–11 Galerie Kashya Hildebrand, Zurich, Switzerland
2009 The National Museum of Photography, together with Olaf Otto Becker, Copenhagen, Denmark
2008 Michael Hoppen Contemporary, London, England
2008 Forum für Fotografie, Köln, Germany
2008 Scott Polar Research Institute Museum, Cambridge, England
2008 Synart Art Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany
2008 Gallery Uusitalo, Helsinki, Finland
2007 Finnish-Norwegian Culture Institute, Oslo, Norway
2006 Galerie Kashya Hildebrand, Zurich, Switzerland
2005 Synart Art Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany
2005 Michael Hoppen Contemporary, London, England
2005 Galerie St Père, Paris, France
2004 Les Boréales, Musée de Normandie, Caen, France
2004 Nordatlantens Brygge, Copenhagen, Denmark
2003 Gallery Artina, Helsinki, Finland
2003 Gallery Nykyaika, Tampere, Finland
2001 VB- Photographic Centre, Kuopio, Finland
2001 Arktikum, the Arctic Centre, Rovaniemi, Finland
2001 Gallery Rantagalleria, Oulu, Finland
2001 Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, Finland


2022 Eternal Ice, Museum Sinclair-Haus, Bad Homburg, Germany
2022 Photo festival Baden La Gacilly, Austria
2022 Snowflakes and Other Surprises, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
2021 Paris Photo, France
2021 Photo festival La Gacilly, France
2021 New Perspectives Through Photography – 25 years of the Helsinki School Taidehalli (Kunsthalle) Helsinki, Finland
2021 Festival Photo La Gacilly, France
2021 Le Festival Photographique en Baie de Saint-Brieuc, France
2020–21 Home, Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Norway
2020–21 Extra tough: Women of the North, Anchorage Museum, Alaska, USA
2020 Chart De-centred, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
2020 A Fresh Breeze from the North! Kunsthalle St. Annen, Lubeck, Germany
2020 Galerie Hug, Paris, France
2019 Belonging here, Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway
2018 Aiviq and Nanuq, Anchorage Museum, Alaska, USA
2017 Human/Nature, Northern Photographic Centre, Oulu, Finland
2016–2017 Inaugural Exhibition, Makasiini Contemporary, Turku, Finland
2016–2017 Pakkaspäivät, Kuopio Art Museum, Finland
2016 Portraits of Place, Anchorage Museum, Alaska, USA
2015 On Ice, Anchorage Museum, Alaska, USA
2015 Vanishing Ice, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Canada
2015 Imaging the Arctic, Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, USA
2014-2015 Cabin Fever, Anchorage Museum, Alaska, USA
2014-2015 Vanishing Ice, The El Paso Museum of Art, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2014 Vanishing Ice, The El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso Texas, USA
2013-14 Neiges de Culture, Serre Chevalier, France
2013-14 Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art 1775-2012, Whatcom Museum, WA, USA
2013 New Wave Finland, Scandinavia House, New York, USA
2012 Breda Photo Festival, Breda, Holland
2011 Real Venice, Venice Biennale, Italy and Somerset House, London, England
2010 Daegu Photo Biennale, Daegu, South-Korea
2010 Biennale of Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
2010 WEISS – Ice/White, Kunstverein KISS, Kunst im Schloss Untergröningen, Germany
2010 Helsinki 10, Rogaland Art Museum, Stavanger, Norway
2009 Internal and External Landscapes, Helsinki School, Shiseido Gallery, Tokio, Japan
2009 New York Photo Festival, All over the place! curated by William A. Ewing, USA
2009 Marks of Honour – A Striking Library, Kaune Sudendorf Gallery, Cologne
2009 Marks of Honour, A Striking Library, Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam, Holland
2009 On Top of the Iceberg, New Photography from Finland, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany
2007 Photoquai Biennale, le Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, France
2007 Young Finnish Photography: Itkonen, Kannisto, Persson, Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany
2007 Photo Finnish, Steenersenmuseet, Oslo, Norway
2006 Galerie Kashya Hildebrand, New York, USA
2006 C/o Moderna Museet, Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg, Sweden
2005 Finnish Photography, Centrum Kultury Zamek. Galeria Fotografii PF, Poznan, Poland
2005 Helsinki School – A New Approach, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
2005 Helsinki School – Personally, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden
2004 30 by Taik, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland
2004 Fotofinlandia, Cable Factory, Helsinki and Oulu Art Museum, Oulu, Finland


2022 Finnish Cultural Foundation
2021 Art Promotion centre Finland, artist grant for 5 years
2020 Finalist, Rencontres Photographiques des Amis du Musée Albert-Kahn
2020 Finalist, Fondation Francois Schneider, Talents Contemporains
2020 Finnfoto
2019 The State Prize for Photographic Art
2019 Kone Foundation
2019 Finnfoto
2018 Finnish Cultural Foundation
2018 Patricia Seppälä Foundation
2016 Finnish Cultural Foundation
2015 Frame
2015 Art Promotion centre Finland, artist grant
2014 Fotofinlandia Finalist
2013 Art Promotion centre Finland
2012 Finnish Cultural Foundation, artist grant
2009 William Thuring prize
2008 Finnish Cultural Foundation
2008 The Arts Council of Finland: Quality Support for Publications of Photographic Art
2007 National Council for Photographic Art, artist grant
2004 Fotofinlandia Finalist
2003 Young Photographer of the Year Award


Modern Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
DZ-Bank, Frankfurt, Germany
Statoil Collection, Norway
Nicolai Tangen collection/Kunstsilo Museum, Norway
Anchorage Museum, USA
Spagnuolo Collection, USA
Pentti Kouri Collection, USA
International Finance Corporation, Washington, USA
Fundacio Foto Colectania, Barcelona, Spain
Ernst Basler & Partner AG, Zurich, Switzerland
Helsinki City Art Museum, Finland
Kuopio Art Museum, Finland
Oulu Art Museum, Oulu, Finland
Salo Art Museum, Salo, Finland
Fine Arts Association of Finland
Finnish State Art Collection, Finland
Carl Gustav Ehrnrooth Collection, Finland
Jenni and Antti Wihuri Foundation, Finland
Saastamoinen Foundation Art Collection/EMMA, Espoo, Finland
Swanljung Collection, Finland
Private collections (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA)


2023 Musee Fecamp, Tiina Itkonen | Groenland
2022 Ewiges Eis, Museum Sinclair-Haus, Stiftung Kunst und Natur
2021 Plein Nord, Festival La Gacilly
2020, Fondation Francois Schneider, Talents Contemporains, Les finalistes
2019 The Nature of Being, The Helsinki School, Hatje Cantz
2017 Below Zero, Gestalten
2016 Up Here, The North at the Center of the World, Anchorage Museum
2015 From the Past to the Future, The Helsinki School, Hatje Cantz
2014 Avannaa, Tiina Itkonen, Kehrer Verlag
2014 Exposure, USA
2013 Northern Initiative, Anchorage Museum
2013 Un Arriere-gout de Paradis, Allers Retours, Albert-Kahn Musée
2011 Real Venice, C Photo, Ivorypress
2011 A Female View, The Helsinki School, Hatje Cantz
2011 Real Venice, C Photo, Ivorypress
2010 Daegu Photo Biennale
2010 17th Biennale of Sydney, The Beauty of Distance, Thames and Hudson
2010 Kunstverein KISS, Kunst im Schloss Untergröningen
2010 Helsinki 10, exhibition cataloque, Rogaland Art Museum, Stavanger
2009 Neue Fotogr. aus Finnland, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, The Helsinki School, Hatje Cantz
2009 Earth, Prix Pictet, teNeues Verlag, Kempen
2009 Photography matters: The Helsinki School, Statoil
2009 Internal and External Landscapes, Helsinki School, Shiseido Gallery, Japan
2007 New Photography by TaiK, The Helsinki School, Hatje Canz
2007 Junge Finnische Fotografie, Ludwig Museum im Deutschherrenhaus Koblenz
2004 Inughuit, Tiina Itkonen, Libris, Finland


2024 XXI, portfolio, France
2023 Reponses Photo, interview, France
2023 Mother, volume 2, Sweden
2023 Helsingin Sanomat, interview, Finland
2023 Anna, interview, Finland
2022 Kotiliesi, interview, Finland
2022 Kaizen, portfolio, France
2021 Kamera, interview, Finland
2019 Iiittala Journal, portfolio, Finland
2018 Suomen Kuvalehti, interview, Finland 
2017 National Geographic Traveler, USA
2016 Lens Blog, New York Times, USA
2016 Le Point, Long cours, France
2016 Eyes Open, Italy
2016 View, Germany
2015 Seattle Times, USA
2015 Amica, portfolio, Italy
2012 Conde Nast Traveler Photographs, 25th anniversary collection, Assouline, USA
2011 Journal of Northern Studies, Vol 5, No 2, Umeå University, Sweden
2010 Exit, no. 38, Silent Landscapes, Madrid, Spain
2010 Nordcite, Éditions J’ai VU, Québec, Canada
2010 Scanorama, no. 03, “The Traveler, Breaking the ice with Tiina Itkonen”, Sweden
2009 Photographica, Summer Vol. 15 , Japan
2007 C international photo magazine 05/2007, Ivory Press, London, England
2005 The Times, Tiina Itkonen – Come into the cold, London, England
2004 Inughuit, Tiina Itkonen, Libris, Finland