Aalto University School of Arts and Design, Helsinki, Finland
Finland Turku Arts Academy, Turku, Finland
About Ville Kumpulainen
Ville Kumpulainen is a Helsinki-based photographer who examines various visual realities through photograms, words, objects, and archival images. In his previous series of works (Out of Sight I and Out of Sight II, 2015–2018), Kumpulainen examined our unstable relationship with the past, and made use of photographs to fashion a speculative history for our present. The process laid the groundwork for the photographic book Out of Sight, published in 2017 by German publisher Hatje Cantz. Kumpulainen graduated with a master’s degree in photography from Aalto University in 2019. Since 2014, he has participated in several solo and group exhibitions in Finland and abroad. In 2019, Kumpula was awarded the CHART Art Fair’s Artproof Award and held two solo exhibitions of Eye and Idea at Persons Projects gallery in Berlin and Kunsthalle in Turku.