About

My name is Ida Taavitsainen and I’m a photographer and occasional writer. I have lived in London and Tokyo and am currently based in my hometown Helsinki. I love my family, writing letters and a nice cup of tea.

The purpose of this blog is mostly just to let my family and friends know how I’m doing.

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Education

2012-2014, MA Photography, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2008-2011 BA (hons) in Contemporary Photographic Practice,
University for the Creative Arts, Rochester, UK
2007-2008 Västra Nylands Folkhögskola, Karis, Finland
1994-2007 Rudolf Steiner Skolan i Helsingfors, Helsinki, Finland

Selected Exhibitions 

2017 Stewarts Law RCA Secret, Dyson Gallery, RCA Battersea, London, UK (upcoming September 2017)
2017 Identiteedi Olemus, Saverna Rahvaraamatukogu, Saverna, Estonia
2017 Fotografia Europea (screening), Via Secchi 11, Reggio Emilia, Italy
2017 Young Portfolio Acquisitions, Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Kiyosato, Japan
2017 Art Fair Suomi, Helsinki, Finland
2017 Identiteedi Olemus, Põlva Keskraamatukogu, Põlva, Põlvamaa, Estonia
2017 Identiteedi Olemus, Lääne-Virumaa Keskraamatukogu, Rakvere, Estonia
2017 Identiteedi Olemus, Iisaku raamatukogu, Ida-Virumaa, Estonia
2016 Identiteedi Olemus, Museum of New Art, Pärnu, Estonia
2016 Identiteedi Olemus, Raegalleria, Saaremaa, Estonia
2016 Identiteedi Olemus, Aparaaditehas, Tartu, Estonia
2016 Stuarts Law RCA Secret Dubai, Art Dubai, UAE
2016  Sturats Law RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2015 Art Fair Suomi, Helsinki, Finland
2015 Pimiö – Darkroom, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland
2015 ISSP 2015 Exhibition, Kuldiga Town Exhibition Hall, Kuldiga, Latvia
2015 Knowledge – Summer Sales Exhibition, Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, Finland
2015 Never Mind the M*ss, A Space, Helsinki, Finland
2015 RCA Secret Dubai, Art Dubai, UAE
2015 Stuarts Law RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, London, England
2015 Hello Future! Talents Archive, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece
2015 KŌRYŪ 交流, Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo, Japan
2015 A Patchwork of Memories, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
2015 Freedom to Love, London College of Communication, London, England
2014 BlowUp, Angkor Photo Festival, Angkor, Cambodia
2014 Foto39, Christmas Steps Gallery, Bristol, England
2014 Night Contact, Brighton Photo Biannual, Brighton, England
2014 Black Cube Collective Annual Show, Edinburgh, Scotland
2014 ShowRCA, degree show, Royal College of Art, London, England
2104 A Sense of Things, Hockney Gallery, London, England
2014 Stuarts Law RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, London, England
2013 Splinter Photo Fair, Michael Hoppen Gallery, London, England
2013 Family Politics (with Photocopy Club), Jerwood Space, London, England
2013 Secret RCA, Royal College of Art, London, England
2013 Notes to Self, Royal College of Art, London, England
2013 Work in Progress, Royal College of Art, London, England
2012 ISSP 2012 Exhibition, Kuldiga Town Exhibition Hall, Kuldiga, Latvia
2012 The Organic Self: The Power of Value, Parlour Gallery, London, England
2011 Out of Fashion, Myymälä2, Helsinki, Finland
2011 Out of Fashion, Green Lens Studios, London, England
2011 Degree show, University for the Creative Arts, Rochester, England
2010 Transition, Zandra Rhodes Gallery, Rochester, England
2009 Other Faces, The Deaf Cat Gallery, Rochester, England
2008 Bra Bilder, Galleriet G18, Helsinki, Finland
2008 Vårutställning 2008 – VNF Fotokonst, Galleri Zebra, Karjaa, Finland

Publications

2017 Young Portfolio Acquisitions 2016 (exhibition catalogue), Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Japan
2017 PHaT Photo Magazine, #98, p. 43
2017 Terra Firma Magazine, #4, Colour Edition, p. 100-101
2015 Fanfare, #5, Norwegian, Japanese and English Editions, p. 40-41
2014 The Memory of My Wardrobe, Booth-Clibborn Editions
2014 Science & Fiction, edited by Rut Blees Luxemburg, Black Dog Publishing, p. 64-67
2011 Address – a Journal for Fashion Writing & Criticism, Issue 1, p. 68-73
2011 Out of Fashion, self-published with Siru Kivistö & Eeva Rinne
2011 Batch 44, BA Photography degree publication, UCA Rochester, p.138-142

Grants & Awards

2017 Travel grant, Taiteen edistämiskeskus, Finland
2017 Travel grant, Kulturfonden, Finland
2016 Young Portfolio, Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Japan
2015 Travel grant, Kulturfonden, Finland
2015 Shortlisted for Freedom To Love, Accademia Appulia Photographic Award, London
2014 Travel grant, Kulturfonden, Finland
2014 Windfall Bursary, UK
2013 Studiefonden, Finland
2013-14 Royal College of Art Bursary, UK
2012 Travel grant, Kulturfonden, Finland
2011 Kulturfondens ungdomsstipendie, youth art grant, Finland
2011 Nygréns Stiftelse, Finland

Workshops & Residencies

2015 Before Photography: Camera Obscura, workshop with Takashi Homma, International Summer School of Photography (ISSP), Latvia
2015 3331 Arts Chioyda artist residency, Tokyo, Japan
2014 Artist in Residence, Photography department, UCA Rochester, England
2012 From Diary to Fiction, workshop with Arja Hyytiäinen, International Summer School of Photography (ISSP), Latvia

Artist Talks & Lectures

2017 Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Kiyosato, Japan
2016 Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland
2015 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
2014 BA & MA Photography, UCA Rochester, UK
2013 BA Photography, Kingston University, UK
2012 BA Photography, UCA Rochester, UK

Collections

Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Kiyosato, Japan
Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece
Private collections in Finland, UK & UAE

Member of Photographic Artists’ Association, Finland and Helsingin Taiteilijaseura

If you have any enquiries please contact me here or via e-mail: ida.taavitsainen@gmail.com

Instagram: @idamariat
Twitter: @IdaTaavitsainen

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