Karoliina Paappa (b. 1983) is an artist based in Helsinki, Finland. She graduated from Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Department of Fine Art (2012). She has also done photography studies in the Ontario College of Art and Design, Canada. She studies currently at the Aalto University School of Art, Design and Architecture in Helsinki. Her works have been exhibited e.g., in South Korea, Poland, Estonia, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Italy and Greece.   Paappa works mainly with photographic art and installations.

1983 Born in Janakkala, Finland

2002 Finnish Matriculation Examination, Savonlinna Senior Secondary School of Art and Music, Savonlinna, Finland

2009 Mobility exchange program (Photography), Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2012 Bachelor of Fine Arts, TAMK University of Applied Sciences School of Art and Media, Tampere, Finland

2015- Master of Arts, Aalto University School of Art, Design and Architecture in Helsinki

Curriculum Vitae

Solo Exhibitions (Selected)

2014 Photissima - International Photography Fair & Festival, Torino, IT

2014 Artist of the Year-exhibition, Oulunsalo, FI

2014 The Northern Photographic Centre, Oulu, FI

2014 The Photographic Centre Nykyaika, Tampere, FI

2014 The Finnish Museum of Photography (Project Space), Helsinki, FI

2012 Scholarship exhibition, Gallery Rajatila, Tampere, FI


Collective Exhibitions (Selected)

2015 Salo Art Museum, Salo, FI

2015 Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre, Manchester, UK

2014 Fotóhónap 2014, - Hungarian Month of Photography, Budapest, HU

2014 Third Space, Helsinki, FI

2014 Aulagallery, The Craft Museum of Finland, Jyväskylä, FI

2011 NEU/NOW: Young Talent of the Future 2011 festival, Tallinn, EE

2010 Daegu Photo Biennale -International Young Photographers Exhibition, Daegu, KR

2010 Inter-Cool 3.0, Hartware Medienkunstverein, Dortmund, GE


Film Festivals/ Screenings (Selected)

2015 Encontros da Imagem - International Photography Festival, Braga, PT

2015 Łódź Photofestival, Łódź, PL

2015 The Finnish Institute, St. Petersburg, RU

2013 Malmö Nordic 2013, Malmö, SE

2012 Reikäreuna Film Festival, Orivesi, FI

2012 Oulu Art Museum, Oulu, FI

2011 Swan Lake: Moving Image & Music Awards, Mittweida, GE

2010 Reikäreuna Film Festival, Orivesi, FI

2010, 2009 Future Shorts, Tampere, FI


Other Artistic Activities (Selected)

2014 Supermarket Art Fair, Stockholm, SE

2013 Art Athina 2013 Art Fair, Athens, EL

2012 WHAT A MESS! Art Fair, Frederikstad, NO

2012 Supermarket Art Fair, Stockholm, SE


Works in Collections

Arte Primo

Tampere Art Museum

Oulu Art Museum

Salo Art Museum


Complete Curriculum Vitae upon request.