Perttu Saksa

Perttu Saksa (Finland, born 1977) is a contemporary photographer and filmmaker. He attended the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts (MFA) and the Icelandic Academy of Arts (1999). He is currently pursuing doctoral studies at Aalto University in Helsinki. Perttu Saksa is a recipient of the Fotofinlandia Prize (2014), the most important photography award in Finland. His photography and videoworks have been shown in numerous galleries and museums around Europe, including Stadt Galleri Kiel and Felleshus Berlin, the Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki City Art Museum in Finland and most recently at the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma as part of the Ars Fennica -candidates’ exhibition. His works can also be found in various public collections, e.g. EMMA Espoo Museum of Modern Art and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Saksa was nominated for the Ars Fennica -prize in 2017. In 2018 Saksa’s proposal won the design competition for President Mauno Koivisto’s monument.

Perttu Saksa: contemplative photography

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