Kalle Kataila (b. 1978) lives and works in Helsinki. His work has focused on exploring concepts of landscape and how personal narratives attribute to our understandings of these spaces. In his recent works Kataila has been using both old technologies and new, crisscrossing boundaries and blending techniques to examine the shift with in the medium. His work has been exhibited internationally and he has mounted solo exhibitions in Finland, Estonia, Canada, Italy and Japan.


2006–2013 Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Photography MFA
1999–2004 Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Institute of Design, Photography BA

2001–2002 UCE University of Central England in Birmingham, Art and Design, Photography


Finnish State Art collections
Helsinki City Art Museum collections
Musée de l Elysée collections, Lausanne (Switzerland)
OP Bank Art collections (Finland)
Statoil Art collections (Norway)
Aperture Foundation Limited edition photographs (USA)
Paulo Foundation Art collections (Finland)
Private and corporate collections in Europe and in the United States


2014 Arts Promotion Centre Finland
2013 Alfred Kordelin Foundatian

2012 Arts Promotion Centre Finland
2011 Goldener Kentaur Münich - 2nd prize
2011 Arts Promotion Centre Finland
2010 Elysée Lacoste prize finalist and commision
2010 1st Prize at 4th Annual Westphoto Prize
2010 Aalto University grant
2010 Helsinki City cultural grant
2010 Oskar Öflund Stiftelse
2009 Prix Pictect nomination by Timothy Perssons
2009 Arts Counsil of Finland grant
2008 The Central Association of Finnish Photographic Organizations


2015 Between Clouds and Fossils (with Teemu Lehmusruusu), Gallery Myymälä2, Helsinki
2015 Displacement (with Rikala, Koljonen & Maijala), Gallery Taik Persons, Berlin, Germany
2012 European Eyes on Japan, Takanosu Akita, Japan
2011 A Reality Show, Gallery Alessandro Marena Projects, Turin, Italy
2011 European Eyes on Japan , Gallery Temnikova & Kasela, Tallinn, Estonia
2011 European Eyes on Japan, Maaherrantalo, Turku, Finland
2011 Landscape, Gallery Maaret Finnberg, Turku, Finlan
2010 Landscapes cognizance, Photography Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, Finland
2010 Landscapes and contemplations, Palazzo Marenco / Alessandro Marena Projects, Turin, Italy
2009 Landscapes and contemplations, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada
2008 Maiseman äärille (at the egde of Landscape), Gallery Kipinä, Lahti, Finland


2013 I have a Dream too, AMP Gallery, Turin, Italy

2013 New Wave Finland, Scandinavia House, New York
2013 Rural-Urban, Somerset House, London
2013 reGeneration2, Rosphoto, St. Petersburg, Russia
2012 Nature Romanticism, Tuusulan Taidemuseo – Art Museum
2012 Romanticism Test, Nevski Library, St. Petersburg, Russia
2011 UIPF Ulsan International Photography Festival, Korea
2011 One Hour Photo, Journees Photograhiques de Bienne, Switzerland
2011 4th Annual West Photo Prize, Freies Museum, Berlin
2011 Touching the Dream, National Museum of Photography Copenhagen, Denmark
2011 reGeneration2, Centro de las Artes, Monterrey, Mexico
2011 Fotofestival Horizonte, Zingst, Germany
2011 reGeneration2, Rencontres Internationales de la Photo, Fez, Morocco
2011 reGeneration2, Caochangdi PhotoSpring Festival, Peking, China
2011 Lacoste Elysée prize & reGeneration2 , Galerie Azzedine Alaïa, Paris, France
2011 reGeneration2, Aperture Gallery, New York
2010 reGeneration2, Centre Gallery, Miami Dade College, USA
2010 reGeneration2, Flash Forward festival Toronto Canada & Foto DC Washington USA
2010 4th Annual West Photo Prize , Ambika P3 Exhibition space, London UK
2010 Daugu International Photo Biennal, Korea
2010 reGeneration2, Pingyao international photography festival, China
2010 reGeneration2, Michaelis Galleries, Cape Town, South Africa
2010 Lacoste Elysée prize 2010 & reGeneration2, Galleria Carla Sozzani Milan, Italy
2010 reGeneration2, Rencontres ďArles, France
2010 reGeneration2, Musée de l Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
2010 One Hour Photo, American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Washington DC, USA
2010 Helsinki10, Rogaland Art Museum, Stavanger, Norway
2010 Urban Spaces, Gallery Taik, Berlin
2010 Helsinki School Now, Helsinki City Art Museum
2009 Photography matters, Statoil office, Oslo, Norway
2009 Young artists, Taidehalli- Kunsthalle, Helsinki
2009 Ulsan International Photography Festival, Korea
2009 New Finnish Photography, Loft Project, St. Petersburg, Russia
2009 Minun Pohjoiseni (My Nordic..), Suomenlinnan Rantakasarmi, Finland
2009 The Helsinki School, The Palais des Beaux-Arts of Lille, France
2008 Rose Boreal, Photographies de l École d Helsinki, École des Beaux Arts, Paris
2007 Dis/Connected, South Hill Park, Bracknell Berkshire, UK
2007 Dis/Connected, APT-gallery London
2007 Helsinki School, The Finnish Museum of Photography
2007 Space&Identity, Lume gallery, Helsinki
2006 USKO (Theme Faith) -in Finnish contemporary photography, Rauma Art museum, Finland
2006 Oulu Art museum, Finland, Mikkeli Art Museum and Jyväskylä Art museum, Finland
2005 Usko, Amos Andersson Art Museum, Helsinki