Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture
About Tiina Itkonen
Tiina Itkonen (b. 1968) lives and works in Helsinki, Finland.
Since 1995 Itkonen has travelled regularly to Greenland to photograph the polar landscape and its people. She has traveled more than 1 500 kilometers along the west coast of Greenland by dogsled, fishing scow, sailboat, helicopter, small plane, cargo ship and oil tanker and along the way spending time in small villages and coming to know the Greenlandic people.
Tiina Itkonen´s work has been exhibited at international venues including the 54th Biennale de Venezia; 17th Biennale of Sydney; Albert Kahn Musée, Anchorage Museum, Danish National Museum of Photography and Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg.
Her works are featured in collections including the Moderna Museet, DZ-Bank Collection, Statoil Collection, Anchorage Museum, Helsinki City Art Museum as well as numerous private collections throughout Europe, USA and Asia.
Itkonen’s first book, Inughuit, a selection of photographs of the lives of Inughuit, the world’s northernmost people, was published in 2004. Her second book Avannaa, about Greenland´s landscapes, was published in 2014, by Kehrer Verlag.