Suomeksi
Martti Jämsä, photographic artist

Born 6 December 1959 in Jokioinen, Finland.
Lives and works in Helsinki.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022
Liquid Density Landscapes, The Ostrobothnian Photography Centre, Lapua, Finland

2021
Liquid Density, Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki
Darkroom photographs, Mikkeli Centre of Photography, Mikkeli Finland

2019
In the Darkroom, Galleria Forum Box, Helsinki

2017
Spring!, Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki

2016
N:o 6, Photographic Centre Nykyaika, Tampere
Snap Shots, Forssa Museum, Forssa

2015
Snap Shots, Galleria Ville, Nurmijärvi

2014
Neljä sarjaa (Four series), Galleria Heino, Helsinki
Valon aakkoset (Alphabet of Light), Söderlångvik Museum /Café, Kemiö

2013
Löytöjä (Finds), South-East Finland Centre of Photography, Lappeenranta
Helsinki - yötä päivää (Helsinki Day and Night), Virka galleria, Helsinkii

2012
Pallo (Ball), Galleria Luova.fi, Helsinki
Pinnakkaisia (Contact Prints), Rikart Artist’s Book Gallery Helsinki
Kirkasta valoa (Bright Light), Galleria Orton, Helsinki

2011
Löytöjä (Finds), Galleria Heino, Helsinki

2010
Kotka Polaroid, Kotka Centre of Photography, Kotka

2009
Mustavalkoisia valokuvia (Black and White Photographs), Hyvinkää Art Museum, Hyvinkää
OPS! Helsinki Polaroid, Luova.fi, Helsinki

2008
Valon aakkoset, (Alphabet of Light), Luova.fi, Helsinki.

2007
Tanssipaikka, (Dance hall) Galleria Heino, Helsinki

2006
Kesä (Summer) – Summer, Finnish Institute, Madrid, Spain
Kalla, Galleria Heino, Helsinki

2005
Lähde (Spring), Galleria Heino, Helsinki

2004
Hyrrä (Top), Galleri Leena Kuumola, Helsinki
Kesä (Summer), Varjogalleria, Rovaniemi
Kesä (Summer), Galleria Harmonia, Jyväskylä
Kesä (Summer), Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki

2000
Galleri Leena Kuumola

1999
VALOkuvia (PHOTOgraphs), Galleri Leena Kuumola, Helsinki

1997
Vennanniemi, Galleri Leena Kuumola, Helsinki
Rauhoitettu alue (Éspace intime), Mikkeli Centre of Photography
Rauhoitettu alue (Éspace intime), Galleri Zebra, Karjaa

1996
Rauhoitettu alue (Éspace intime), Laterna Magica, Helsinki

1995
Rauhoitettu alue (Éspace intime), Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki

1994
Vennanniemi, Galleria Uusikuva, Kotka

1993
Valokuvia (Photographs), Kluuvi Gallery, Helsinki

1992
Pyhäinhohde (Holy Glimmer), Galleria Okra, Vantaa
UlpukkaKesä (Summer), Valokuvakeskus Peri, Turkuu

1991
UlpukkaKesä (Summer), Finnfoto-galleria, Helsinki
UlpukkaKesä (Summer), Galleria Marianportti, Lahti

1990
Eeva, Galleria Nykyaika, Tampere

1989
Eeva, Finnfoto-galleria, Helsinki
Eeva, Titanik, Turku

1988
Pimeä huone (Darkroom), Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki
Pimeä huone (Darkroom), Fotokram, Jyväskylä

1987
Satumaa, Finnfoto-galleria, Helsinki

1986
Valokuvia (Photographs), Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki

1985
Aurajoki (The Aurajoki River) Joella-galleria, Turku

1982
Niin kauan kun riittää (As Long As It Lasts), Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki (chosen as a touring exhibition of the museum)

JOINT EXHIBITIONS

2021
Wait and see, Kunsthalle Turku (together with Jussi Eerola)

2021
ABC collection - sales collection, Gallery Heino, Helsinki

2020
Winter collection, Gallery Heino, Helsinki

2019
Place, Maa tila, Helsinki
Otso Kantokorpi, Galleria Live, Helsinki
Mosa Art Summer, Tapanila, Helsinki
3+7=Finland, CODEX Foundation, San Francisco, USA
Art Fair, International contemporary festival, Helsinki
Projection festival, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helinki

2017
Abstract! 100 Years of Abstract Photography, 1917–2071, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki
Art Fair Suomi, Helsinki

2016
I Love Heino, HAM, Helsinki
Harha (Illusion), Photographic Gallery, Helsinki

2015
Tieto (Knowledge), Theme exehibition, Galleria Hippolyte / Studio, Helsinki
Pimiö (Darkroom), Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki
Art Fair 2015, Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki
Kosketus (Touch) III, EMMA, Espoo Museum of Modern Art Nykytaiteen Museo

2014
Taiteilijakirjoja Suomesta (Artist’s Books from Finland), Klingspor Museum, Offenbach, German
Vaivaisukot Kerimäellä (Pauper Statues from Kerimäki), additional exhibition

2013
Valokuva taiteeksi (Photography as Art), Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki
Valon houkutus (The Allure of Light), Lahti Art Museum), Lahti

2012
Art Fair Finland 2012, Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki
Polaroid-ilmiö (Polaroid Phenomenon), Finnish Museuum of Photography, Helsinki
Unseen photo fair, Westergasfabriek / Amsterdam

2011
Kunnioita isääsi ja äitiäsi (Honour Thy Mother and Father), Mänttä Art Festival

2010
"Images from the North Country, GwinZegal, Bretange, Ranska

2009
Cold Horizons, Musei Di Nervi, Genova Nervi, Italia
Laterna Magica 20 vuotta - 20 taiteilijaa (Laterna Magica 2 Years – 20 Artists), Helsinki

2008
Nordic Moods-Landscape Photography of our times: Arken, Museum of Modern art, Tanska
A Europe of Photographs: Exhibition of the EU Commission touring in the member countries of the European Union

2007
Stereovalokuvan taika (The Magic of Stereo Photography), Mikkeli Centre of Photographys
Art Brussels: Brussels Expo

2006
Talvimaa; 5 valokuvataiteen kolmivuotisnäyttely (Winter Land, Fifth Triennial of Photographic Art) Salon Taidemuseo
EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art, opening exhibition

2005
Arjen murtumia (Fissures of the Everyday) ,Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Mänttä Art Festival, Mänttä

2004
Fotofinlandia-04, Helsinki kaapelitehdas, Oulu Art Museum
Contemporary Finnish Art, Olin and Smoyer Gallery, Salem, Virginia, USA

2003
Kesä (Summer), Kerava Art Museum

2002
Veljesten kesken (Among Brothers) Galleria Artina, Helsinki, together with Aarne Jämsä

2001
3 Artists From Finland, Silpakorn University Art Gallery, Bangkok

2000
Ajatuksen lento (The Flight of Thought), Galleria Harmonia, Jyväskylä

1999
Valoa (Light), permanent exhibition of the Finnish Museuum of Photography
Kaappi (Closet), Kunsthalle Helsinki Club
Vesi (Water), Ikaalinen Spa

1998
Suviniemi Summit, Vääksy

1997
Tango, Post Museum, Helsinki
Av-biennale (Audiovisual Biennial), Lahti
Valokuvataidetta kirkkotiloissa (Photographic Art in Churches), Jyväskylä

1996
Rakeita (Grains) , Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Galerie Anhava, Five Years, Helsinki
101st Finnish Artists Exhibition, Hyvinkää
Lux Sonor, Kunsthalle Helsinki i

1995
Enkelit -joulunäyttely (Angels, Christmas Exhibition) , Photographic Gallery Hippolyte
The Script - Käsikirjoitus, Kunsthalle Helsinki
Mänttä Art Festival
100th Finnish Artists Exhibition, Kunsthalle Helsinki
Floating F orks, Luovan valokuvauksen keskus – Centre for Creative Photography, Jyväskylä
Galleria Artina, Helsinki ( P. Karjula, J. van Ingen, M. Vuokola)
Mikkeli Art Museum ( P. Karjula, J. van Ingen, M. Vuokola)

1994
The Sixth Lahti Audiovisiual Biennial, Lahti
99th Finnish Artists Exhibition, Kunsthalle Helsinki
Valokuvaajan Albumi (The Photographer’s Album), touring exhibition in Finland and Sweden

1993
98th Finnish Artists Exhibition, Karkkila
Siivellä (Winging It), Ateneum/Studio N, Helsinki

1992
Photographic Notes, Mysore, Intia
Fotofinlandia
Valokuvan aika (The Time of Photography), Kuopio Museum
Rajoilla (Borderline), Regional Exhibition of Uusimaa Province, Merikaapelihalli, Helsinki
Audiovisual Biennial, Lahti Artists’ Association premises, Lahti

1991
Puhuva silmä (The Speaking Eye), Otso Gallery, Tapiola
Muu Media Festival, Vanhan galleria (Old Student House Gallery), Helsinki
Mesenaatti (Patron of the Arts), Oulainen, Young Artists Exhibition, Kunsthalle Helsinki
Vedosnäyttely (Exhibition of Prints), Galleria Zoo, Helsinki

1990
Audiovisual Biennial, Lahti

1989
Regional Exhibition of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area, Otso Gallery, Tapiolaa

1988
Valo- ja Aine (Light and Matter), Helsinki City Art Museum

1987
Minne! Kunsthalle Helsinki
Savitaipaleen KuvaKesä (Summer)

1986
Jäävuori II (Iceberg II), Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki
Valokuvataide-Arkitaide (Photographic Art – Everyday Art), Suomenlinna

1984
Young Photographers Exhibition, Vanhan galleria (Old Student House Gallery), Helsinkii

GRANTS

Koneen säätiö
The Arts Promotion Centre Finland
Stina Krooks Stiftelse
Alfred Kordelin Foundation
KSL Fund for Studies and Culture
Oskar Öfflund Foundationn
Arts Council of the Uusimaa Region
Paulo Foundation
Finnish Cultural Foundation
Uusimaa Region Fund of the Finnish Cultural Foundation
Finnish State Council for Photographic Art
Finnish–Swedish Cultural Fund
Finnfoto/Kopiosto grant -
City of Helsinki
Display Compensation Grant, Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
State Council for Photographic Art
Avek/Mediataide
Frame Visual Art Finand
Patricia Seppälä Foundation
Greta and William Lehtinen Foundation

PUBLICATIONS

2022 The Helsinki you probably have not noticed
2021 Free Runoff, together with Kaija Rantakari
2021 Kuoritumattomat, together with Antti Nylen
2020 Blue Honda Civic - short film 2. scriptwriter (director Jussi Eerola)
Agfa Summer 1962
Summer Polaroid, Musta Taide
2017 Spring!, Sémiosquare
2014 Snap Shot, Musta Taide
2014 Sydän ja Luoti (Heart and Bullet) Sémiosquare
2011 Löytöjä (Finds) Galleria Heino
2010 Ops! Helsinki Polaroid, Musta Taide
2003 Kesä (Summer), Musta Taide
1997 Vennanniemi, Musta Taide
1996 Rauhoitettu alue (Éspace intime), Graafiset Neliöt
1989 Eeva, Odessa
1986 Aurajoki, korttisarja (The Aurajoki River, card series) Forssan kustannus
1982 Niin kauan kun riittää (As Long as It Lasts), Johanna - kustannus
1987 Tyhjää (Void), 16mm film, duration, 11 min.

PORTFOLIOS

2020 Summer Polaroid, portfolio
Blue Honda Civic shortfilm 2. scriptwriter (director Jussi Eerola) Satumaa, portfolio
2019 Plate, portfolio
2017 Brushwood, portfolio
2016 Helsinki Close Ups, portfolio
2015 Nimetön maisema (Untitled Landscape), portfolio
2014 Lähimetsä (Nearby Forest), 12 photographs, wooden box, acrylic lid
2014 Pojat (Boys) 7 photographs, Kesä (Summer) book, text, portfolio
2013 Omenapuu (Apple Tree), 5 photographs, haikus, wooden box runoja
2013 Kun katulamput syttyvät (When the street lights are lit), 10 photographs, portfolio
2012 Pallo (Ball), 16 photographs, book
2012 Pinnakkaisia (Contact Prints). 7 photographs, portfolio
2011 Löytöjä (Finds), 16 photographs, book
2007 Valon aakkoset (Alphabet of Light): 10 photographs, text and folder
2006 Silmä näkee, muisti koskettaa (The Eye Sees and Memory Touches): 12 photographs, folder
2000 Yö (Night); 10 photographs, folder
1999 Kivi auringossa (Stone in the Sun), 12 photographs, folder
1998 Kivi (Stone): 5 photographs, text and portfolio
1 996 Rauhoitettu alue (Éspace intime): CD, book and box cd-levy

MY PHOTOGRAPHS HAVE ALSO BEEN PUBLISHED IN THE FOLLOWING BOOKS

2014 Luonnollisesti, Taiteilijakirjoja Suomesta: Parvis Publishing, Helsinki
2013 Valokuva Taiteeksi, Hannula & Hinkka -kokoelma: Musta Taide
2011 Liz Wells: Land Matters, I.B.Tauris
2011 Albrecht & Eskola (ed.): Silmin kosketeltavaa, Aalto-yliopisto
2009 Taneli Eskola (ed.): Valon aakkoset, Finnish Museuum of Photography
2005 Viljami Puustinen (ed.): 22 pistepirkko, Like
2002 Jukka Lindfors (ed.): Suomi soi, Tammi
1998 Seppo Bruun (ed.): Jee jee jee suomalaisen rockin historia, WSOY
1993 Marjatta Levanto (ed.): Siivellä, Valtion Taidemuseo
1992 Jukka Kukkonen (ed.): Valokuvan taide, SKS
1992 Peter Sandberg (ed.): Picture Finland, Otava
1991 Marja-Terttu Kiviranta (ed.): Koko hajanainen kuva, WSOY
1982 Lilli Riihiranta: Hyvinvointikakarat, W&G
1980 Leo Vossi: Tuotanto karjalauma, runoteos, Johanna

WORKS IN THE FOLLOWING COLLECTIONS

Amos Anderson Art Museum
Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art
Finnish Museum of Photography
Helsinki Art Museum
Wihuri Foundation
Saastamoinen Foundation
Lars Swanljung
Hannula & Hinkka
The Rikart Artist’s Book Collection
Raili and Rauno Heino
Parliament of Finland
Nurmijärvi City

PUBLIC WORK OF ART

2009 Valon aakkoset (Alphabet of Light), earth, water, air: Kontula Senior Citizens’ Centre, Helsinki

TEACHING WORK

Occasional courses of 1-2 weeks, lectures
Orivesi Institute
Maa Art School
Turku Academy of Art
Hyvinkää School of Visual Art for Children and Young People
University of Art and Design / Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki