Santtu Laine is a Finnish multidiciplinary artist living and working in Helsinki, Finland. He is working with the mediums of installation, sculpture, images and sound. In his works he is often dealing with the subject of memory and the ambiguity and vagueness related to memories. In his art practice he's exploring alternative and sustainable ways of creating art. In his art Santtu combines creatively different techniques and materials and is constantly searching new forms of expression. He has completed Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Time and Space Arts, at The Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki. He has previously completed Bachelor of Arts in Photography from the BTK University of Art & Design, Berlin.




GROUP EXHIBITIONS // FEATURED

• 2024 - Claws and Connections – All the World’s Senses | Kuva/Tila Gallery | Helsinki
• 2023 - Open Studios | Scottish Sculpture Workshop SSW | Lumsden |Scotland
• 2023 - Time and Space Group Exhibition | Kuva Tila Gallery | Academy of Fine Arts | Helsinki
• 2021 - It has neither name nor place | OpusOne | Concertgebouw |Bruges| Belgium
• 2021 - Farmers Fetish | Taiteen Kotitalo | Kerava
• 2020 - How To Handle The New Apparatus | Exhibition Laboratory | Helsinki
• 2019 - It has neither name nor place | MFA Exhibition | Project Room | Helsinki
• 2018 - Eggplant, I Love You | Fondia Gallery | Helsinki
• 2017 - Toward The Blue Peninsula | Chickadee, My Mother, And The Oddities Of Nesting | Berlin
• 2017 - Fnder Magazine | NullToleranz | Berlin | Germany
• 2016 - Blurring the lines | Paris College Of Art | Lonely Moments | Paris | France
• 2016 - European Month of Photography | Null Toleranz | Berlin | Germany
• 2016 - SubZero | Traveling Exhibition | Finland, Germany, Monaco, Singapore
• 2016 - BUNKER Exhibition | Grünfläche 36 | Arles | France
• 2015 - Revolution | Contact Photography Festival | Toronto | Canada
• 2015 - Desire | INTAC | Fruits of Nature | Bethanien | Berlin | Germany
• 2015 - MAVIBLAU | Queens of Tarlabasi | Istanbul | Turkey
• 2015 - Revolution | INTAC | University of Arts | Osaka | Japan
• 2014 - Rundgang | BTK | 100 Famous Views of Ego | Berlin | Germany
• 2013 - Final Exhibition | (M)other Earth | Lahti | Finland


GRANTS // RESIDENCIES

• 2023 - Saastamoinen Foundation | Scholarship | Cove Park & Scottish Sculpture Workshop | Scotland
2022 - The Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike)
2021 - The Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike)
• 2021 - Frame Contemporary Art Finland
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2019 - Anita Snellman Foundation | Grant
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2018 - Winner of the Public Art Competition for the Helsinki University Hospitals HUS | Ukonvaaja
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2018 - Production Grant | Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki | Eggplant, I Love You
2016 - Bunker Exhibition | Residency | Arles | France
2016 - Subzero Scholarship | University of the Arctic | Oulanka | Finland
2015 - Subzero Scholarship | University of the Arctic | Oulanka | Finland
2014 - Subzero Scholarship | University of the Arctic | Oulanka | Finland

HONOURS

• 2018 - Winner of the Public Art Competition for Helsinki University Hospitals HUS | Ukonvaaja
• 2018 - IPA - Honorable Mention - Book | Chickadee, my Mother and The Oddities of Nesting
• 2017 - IPA - Honorable Mention - Digitally Enhanced | Béton
• 2016 - IPA - 3rd Prize Winner - Portrait Category | Lonely moments
• 2016 - IPA - Honorable Mention - People Category | Plane Heels


PUBLICATIONS // BOOKS

• 2017 - Chickadee, My Mother, And The Oddities Of Nesting