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Visual artist. Photographer.


"Photography is one of my most important tools in artistic work. In my work, I study life from the perspective of an individual. My subjects spring from everyday life – ordinary observations, common experiences and unremarkable thoughts."

"There is a human being almost without exception in all of my photographs. Scars, scratches and flaws on skin are an inexhaustible source of inspiration. Yet a photograph contains so much more than just the visible – there could be a full family history there, not to mention the whole future with its achievements, setbacks, fears and dreams."

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Aini Pihlajaniemi was born in 1984 in Kajaani, Finland. She lives and works in Oulu, Finland.


2019 BA in Digital Arts
Lapland University of Applied Sciences – School of Visual and Media Arts, Tornio FI

2007 BA in Visual Communication
Oulu University of Applied Sciences – School of Dance, Music and Media, Oulu, FI

Solo Exhibitions

2021 Korjatut (Repaired), Gallery TASO, Oulu, FI

2018 Muista Elää (Remember You Are Alive), Northern Photographic Centre, Oulu, FI
2016 Muista Elää (Remember You Are Alive), Gallery KOOMA, Oulu, FI

Group Exhibitions

2021 Parsittu ja paikattu, Craft Corner, Helsinki & The Craft Museum of Finland, Jyväskylä, FI

2020 Välitila, Pikisaari, Oulu, FI

2016 Näkemys, Minerva, Tornio, FI

Other Artistic Projects

2018 Rakkauden Parsima (Darned by Love), Community artwork, Lumo Light Festival Oulu, FI
2012–20 Head of Venue Art, Qstock Festival, Oulu, FI

Works in Collections

Private Collections, FI

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