Sanni Saari

Sanni Saari (b. 1990 in Rauma) creates atmospheric installations through photography, video, text, light, and sound. Saari has a Master's degree in photography from Aalto University in 2022 and Bachelor of Arts degree from Tampere University of Applied Sciences in 2017. In her most recent projects, the artist has dealt with the materiality of dust, the reflections of a digital image, and the temporary nature of a moment and art.


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born in 1990 Rauma, Finland

lives and works in Tampere, Finland

email: sannisaariart(at)

+358 400 67 60 62


2022 Master of Arts (MA), photography programme, Aalto University, School of Art, Design and Architecture, FI

2021–2022 Minor studies, Sound in New Media programme, Aalto University, School of Art, Design and Architecture, FI

2017 Bachelor of Arts (BA), Fine Arts programme, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, FI

2015–2016 Berliner Technische Kunsthochschule, University of Art & Design in Berlin, DE


2024 Minor Glitches, Gallery 2, Pirkkala, FI

2023 A Visitor On The Set, Gallery Muuntotila, Tampere, FI

2022 The Blue Hour of Dust, Gallery Mältinranta, Tampere, FI

2021 23 Possible Ends of a Firefly, Gallery Huuto, Helsinki, FI

2020 Surrounded by Repetitive Echoes, Studio Mustanapa, Rovaniemi, FI

2019 Simulated Travel, Rajatila Gallery, Tampere, FI

2019 Paranormalization, together with Peppi Reenkola, Gallerie Pleiku, Berlin, DE

2019 (Perfect Circle), P-galleria, Pori, FI

2018 Attempts to Telepathy, together with Peppi Reenkola, Gallery Hieta, Tampere, FI

2018 The Call / Kutsuhuuto, Uusi Kipinä Gallery, Lahti, FI


2023 Uncanny Valley, Gallery Rajatila, Tampere, FI

2023 Uncertain & Obscure, Serlachius Residency Gallery, Mänttä, FI

2021 Vieras, Gallery Muuntotila, Tampere, FI

2020 Skool! The Centenary of the Tampere Artists’ Association, Tampere Art Museum, Tampere, FI

2020 Free Walkers, Väre Gallery, Espoo, FI

2020 Art Center Salmela, Mäntyharju, FI

2019 Free Your Neurons, together with Peppi Reenkola, Olohuone 306 Festival, Turku, FI

2017 Anatomy of Soul, OFF_festival Bratislava 2017, SK

2017 Turmoil, INTAC, Osaka University of Arts Gallery, JP

2017 Happy Ending, Photographic Centre Nykyaika, Tampere, FI

2016 Art Café Konstikas, Himmelblau, World of Tango Festival, Tampere, FI

2016 Desire, Photographic Centre Nykyaika, Tampere, FI

2016 Desire, OCAD University Transit Space, Toronto, CA

2015 Desire, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin, DE

2015 Intuition as Instrument, BTK University of Art & Design, Berlin, DE

2015 LOCUS Espacio Creativo, B-galleria media art exchange exhibition with galleria Yáveria, Bogota, CO

2015 Reality Television goes Art, Rajatila Gallery, Tampere, FI

2015 Revolution, Contact Photography Festival 2015, Open Gallery, Toronto, CA

2015 Revolution, Osaka University of Arts Gallery, JP

2014 Art Squatters, World of Tango Festival, Club Vastavirta, Tampere, FI

2014 Behind the Corner, Haihara Art Centre, Tampere, FI

2014 Seili Baltic Sea Film Festival, Seili, Nauvo, FI

2014 Do Not Cover, Ikuinen Gallery, Tampere, FI

2013 Artefact, City Museum of Pietarsaari, FI


2022 Arts Promotion Centre Finland, working grant

2022 Aalto University, The Department of Art and Media, project grant

2022 City of Tampere, scholarship for professional artists

2021 Alli & Allan Salo Foundation, exhibition scholarships

2021 Arts Promotion Centre Finland, working grant

2021 the Finnfoto Central Association of Finnish Photographic Organisations, project grant

2021 Arts Promotion Centre Finland, working grant

2020 Arts Promotion Centre Finland, working grant

2020 Alfred Kordelin Foundation, digital leap for culture grant

2018 The Paulo Foundation, project grant

2015 Greta and William Lehtinen Foundation, Reality Television goes Art -work group, project grant


The Serlachius Residency, Mänttä, FI

BEK – Bergen Centre for Electronic Arts, Sound and Video Studio residency, Bergen, NO

The Norpas Artist Residency, Kemiönsaari, FI

Kolin Ryynänen Residence for Artists, Lieksa, FI

Galerie Pleiku, Berlin, DE




Taku ry

Muu Artist Association

Tampere Artists’ Association

Rajataide ry