Jaakko Pietiläinen



jaakko.pietilainen at gmail.com

Instagram: @jaaakko


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Jaakko Pietiläinen’s work includes videos, sculptures, installations, performances and scenographies in which he studies porous matters such as time, memory, power and the body. Pietiläinen’s works are often site and/or situation specific, operating in an interplay of the factual (or the real) and fictional narratives. A recurring interest in his work is capitalist technology and its subliminal effects on language, knowledge and perception. Pietiläinen is based in Helsinki, Finland. He has graduated from The Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki. He also holds two BA degrees from Aalto University Finland.


12 Jan 2024 – 12 Jan 2025, Feels Like Home, group exhibition, Kiasma, Helsinki


1 & 3 Mar 2024: Kasa, performance at SIC, Helsinki

19–29 Oct 2023: Screening Shrouds have no pockets, doclisboa

19 July – 19 Aug 2023: Solar Noon, group exhibition, Taattisten tila, Merimasku

14 April – 22 May 2023: Architectural Digest, solo show, Gallery Sinne, Helsinki

27 Aug 2022 – 15 Jan 2023: In Search of the Present, group exhibition, Emma Museum, Espoo

11 Jun – 25 Sep 2022: Rauma Triennale, Finland

19–25 May 2022: Video Art Festival Turku, Finland

2021 – Ongoing: Cuenta conmigo, mi amor. Online group show, Galería Santa Fe, Bogotá, Colombia

3 Dec 2021 – 30 Jan 2022: Ebb and Flow. Kuva/Tila Inaugural Exhibition, Helsinki

5 Nov 2021: Screening Shrouds have no pockets, Nordische Filmtage Lübeck

8 Sep 2021: Kasa, performance at Monitoimitila O, Helsinki, Finland. Working group: Hanna Ahti, Maija Mustonen, Jaakko Pietiläinen, Masi Tiitta, Riikka Thitz

11 Sep 2021: Kasa, performance at Onoma 25th anniversary exhibition “Täällä – Här – Here”, Fiskars

13–29 Aug 2021: Easy Fit!, group exhibition, Sörnäisten Rantatie, Helsinki

16 Jun – 29 Aug 2021: Haihatus Summer exhibition. Avantgardevekkula: Burning desire, Joutsa

2020 – Ongoing: Goblin doors, special group presentation organised by Sakari Tervo with text by Jussi Niskanen

21 Sep – 4 Oct 2020: Kasa, performance at Titanik gallery, Turku

10 Oct – 8 Nov 2020: Kuvan Kevät, Uniarts Helsinki’s Academy of Fine Arts MFA Degree Show

11 May – 29 Jun 2019: Krets I: Hypoderm, Galleria Pesula, Sipoo, Finland. Duo show with Corinna Helenelund.

13 Oct – 4 Nov 2018: Housing Fair, solo exhbition, Galleria Sorbus, Helsinki

6–13 Dec 2017: PET, performance, ARS 17, Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland, working group: Mikko Hynninen, Eeva Muilu, Jaakko Pietiläinen, Antti Salminen, Jani-Matti Salo, Riikka Thitz, Masi Tiitta, Elina Vainio

2015: Sibelius, solo exhibition, gallery Sinne, Helsinki