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HÄNNINEN, Nanna

PORTRAIT-HÄNNINENBorn in 1973 in Rovaniemi, Finland.

Lives and works in Kuopio, Finland.


Nanna Hänninen studied at the Lahti Institute of Design in Finland, the Höhere schule für Kunst und Gestaltung in Zürich and the University of Art and Design in Helsinki.

Nanna Hänninen’s works has been shown in several solo and group exhibitions. Many of her works are placed of national and international public collections as well as private ones. Hänninen has made two commissioned public artworks. Walks from Dusk till Dawn to Centralposthus Blåmannen (The National Property Board of Sweden) in Stockholm, Sweden (2008) and Jungle and Powerplant of Kuopio: version in Red to Kuopio employment agency in Kuopio, State Art Collections, Finland (2009). She has published also two artist monographs: Fear and Security (Forlaget Bjerggaard, 2003) and Recordings (Kojodi press, 2007). Mental and social structures as well as experiencing the culture are the basic themes of Hänninen’s work. Her interest in photography is the tension between rational and irrational subjects and ideas or reality and fiction, which is given by photography itself. Even if some images and themes seem unreal or chosen randomly the photograph makes to keep relationships with the reality.


Nanna Hänninen presented her work at the Rencontres d’Arles in 2007: The new landscapes, at the Atelier de Maintenance.