Bio
Kari Pyykönen is an artist photographer, educator and researcher. Named ”Harcourt’s Holy Ampulla – exercises within the genre of black and white studio portraiture”, Pyykönen’s doctoral dissertation concentrates on the tradition and conventions of the photographic portrait with a glamour twist. In his artistic practise Pyykönen reconceptualises the myth of likeness in portraiture. 
Curriculum Vitae
Kari Pyykönen, (born 1966)
Lives and works in Helsinki, Finland
Education
-Doctoral candidate, 2011– 
-MFA, 1992
Solo exhibitions                                                                                                                                -Upcoming solo-show, Galleria Uusi Kipinä, December 2020
-Metanoia, Galleria Uusi Kipinä, 2016
-Aide-mémoire, Photographic Gallery Hippolyte Studio, 2009 
-Sentimentally Yours, Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, 2004 
-Incognito, Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, 2000 
-Photographs, Helsinki Artist’s society showroom Tieke ry, 2000 
-Promise, Gallery Klobben, 1998
-Habitus, Zone-gallery, 1997. East-Helsinki culture week, 1997
-Family, Photographic gallery Hippolyte, 1990. Valkeakoski-institute exhibition hall, 1991
Group exhibitions
-ArtFair Suomi 2017, 2019
-Harha, Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, 2016
-Polaroid, Finnish Museum of Photography, 2012
-Voyeur -the Hidden Photographer, Galerie Clairefontaine, Luxembourg, 2011 
-Angels, Photographic gallery Hippolyte, 1995
-Male Anxiety- 7 finnish photographers, Neue geschellshaft für bildende Kunst, Berlin, 1994
-Young roosters- male photographer’s comment on sex, Viaborg, Tenalji von Fersen, 1992
-Fotofinlandia- exhibition, Cable factory, 1992
-Stop, dreams and every-day life, Finnish Museum of Photography, 1992 
-See your environment, Iisalmi camera, 1991
-K 2 wait, Stockmann, 1991
Grants                                                                                                                                               -Finnish Cultural Foundation, 1991, 2004, 2018
-Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, 2011
-Arts Council of Finland, 1995, 1998, 2005
-Alfred Kordelin Foundation, 2003, 2020
-Arts Council of Uusimaa, 1995, 2000
-Helsinki City Cultural and Library Committee, 1998 
-Aalto University’s School of Art, Design and Architecture, 1990, 1992, 2010
Commissions
-Official portrait of Dean Eero Kasanen, Aalto University, School of Business, 2011
Collections
-Finnish Art Society
-Finnish State 
-Helsinki City Art Museum
-Kellokoski Hospital collections 
-Private collections
Memberships
-Photographic Artists’ Association
Teaching positions
-Lecturer: Aalto University’s School of Art, Design and Architecture , Degree Programme in    Photography, 2001–2015 . Head of the study programme, 2004–2011.
-Visiting lecturer: University of the Arts Helsinki, Academy of Fine Arts, 2014–. Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Institute of Design, 2016–. Helsinki polytechnic School Stadia, 1999–2007, Espoo- and Vantaa Polytechnic Institute, 1997.
-Part time teacher: Aalto University’s School of Art, Design and Architecture, 1993–. Art Education, 1998– Graphic Design, 2001– Fashion and Textile Design, 1994–1999 Open University, 1998.
Positions of trust
-Photographic Artists’ Association, member of the board, 1999–2004
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