Jaakko Kahilaniemi (b. 1989, Toijala) is a visual artist and photographer living and working in Helsinki, Finland. Kahilaniemi holds an BA in photography from Turku Arts Academy, Finland and he is currently finishing his MA in photography at Aalto University of Arts and Design, Helsinki Finland (graduating spring 2018). Kahilaniemi received Majaoja Foundation’s grand prize, MajaojaPrize/Backlight’17 in Backlight Photo Festival (9/2017). His recent work 100 Hectares of Understanding is his attempt to understand the forest he inherited and owns. Kahilaniemi is represented by Gallery Taik Persons, Berlin, Germany.
His work has been exhibited in a solo exhibition 100 Hectares of Understanding, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki (FI, 6/2016), and in various group exhibitions in Europe for example in Berlin, Budabest, Wolkersdorf, Copenhagen, Ljubljana, Zagreb, Wien, Paris and in London.