Arno Rafael Minkkinen


25.01.19 > 23.03.19

Published and exhibited worldwide - in over 30 countries to date - Minkkinen’s work can be found in the collections of the Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover; the Museum of Fine Arts Boston; the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design; the Center for Creative Photography in Arizona; the Museum of Fine Arts Houston; the High Museum in Atlanta; the Yale University Art Gallery; the Museum of Modern Art in New York; the Centre Pompidou, the Musée d’Art Moderne, and the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris; the Musée de l’Élysée in Lausanne; Kiasma, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Finnish Museum of Photography in Helsinki; and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, among many others.

Seven monographs on his work have been published: Frostbite (1978), Waterline (1994, winner of the 25th Rencontres d’Arles Book Prize), Body Land (1999), SAGA: The Journey of Arno Rafael Minkkinen, 35 Years of Photographs (2005), Homework: The Finnish Photographs (2008), Swimming in the Air (2009), and Balanced Equation (2010). A new monograph will be published this year.

Minkkinen was awarded the Finnish State Art Prize in Photography in 2006, the Lucie Award for Artistic Achievement in 2013, a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 2015, and the Pro Finlandia medal, Finland’s highest artistic distinction on the 100th anniversary of Finnish Independence in 2017.

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