ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Rainio & Roberts have exhibited extensively in Finland and internationally. Their solo exhibitions include Luleå Kulturenshus, Sweden (2014), Peri Photography Gallery, Turku, Finland (2014), Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland (2012), Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis, USA (2010), and the Finnish Cultural Institute, Paris France (2009). Their works have also been presented in numerous group exhibitions, including ICPNA, Peru (2014), MEC, Montevideo, Uruguay (2014), Preus Museum, Norway (2013), Pori Art Museum, Finland (2013), Governer’s Island, New York (2011), Thionville, France (2008), Finnish Photography Triennial (2006), and Kiasma, Helsinki (2004). Their work has been selected for exhibition by renowned curators such as Kararina Gregos, Ritva Röminger-Czako, Andreas Vowinckel, Leena-Maija Rossi, Kari Soinio, and Marketta Seppälä.
Minna Rainio & Mark Roberts: Invisible Evidence, 2014,
a series of 6 photographs, a detail. (Photo: Timo Nieminen.)
Minna Rainio (b. 1974, Finland) is a researcher and visual artist working primarily with photography and video. Rainio began her artistic career by studying BA Photography in Surrey Institute of Art & Design in England, and MA Audiovisual Media Culture and Cultural History in the University of Lapland in Finland. She has recently completed her Doctorate in the Arts at the University of Lapland, and worked as a researcher in the Elomedia Doctoral School of Audiovisual Media in the University of Art & Design, Helsinki. Between 2009-2011she held the position of Visiting Associate Professor in Photography in the University of Minnesota between 2009-2011.
England) is a visual artist, photographer, and scriptwriter. Roberts
has BA in Photography from the Surrey Institute of Art and Design
(England), and an MA in Film Scriptwriting from the University of
Salford, Greater Manchester. His conceptual works employ photography,
video, text, and sound, often forming meta-narratives that explore
and challenge our relationship with images, spaces and other
MInna Rainio & Mark Roberts: How Everything Turns Away, 2014,
three-channel video installation. (Photo: Timo Nieminen.)