Gallery Taik Persons is delighted to present Sanna Kannisto‘s second solo exhibition Wanderer, Observer and Conveyor as part of the European Month of Photography Berlin.
Sanna Kannisto works on the verge of experiences in nature. Sometimes that means windy weather on a rugged peninsula in Hanko, Finland, and at other times spending weeks in the rain forest on the other side of the Pacific. The force that urges her on is found in nature: birds, plants and landscapes. Sanna Kannisto has photographed animal, plant and landscape subjects over a couple of decades. She has developed her own methods of creating images, which are often titled taxonomically. Her works convey a sense of concentration and peace, which is a basic requirement for working with nature. Kannisto is interested in humankind’s desire to control nature and to study and gather information. She also sees herself as a kind of collector, who adds one species after another to her own collection. “In the past, scientists and artists were
sometimes the same person. I’m interested in working from both roles,” says Kannisto. As an artist, she has the freedom to embrace many species and many kinds of subjects. “The subject doesn’t even have to be particularly fine or colourful. The everyday and the ordinary are interesting. What’s essential is how you manage to take the picture,” Kannisto says.
Sanna Kannisto was born in Hämeenlinna, Finland, in 1974. She lives and works in Helsinki. Kannisto graduated from the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture in 2002. Her works have been exhibited in international institutions such as The Museum of Photography Seoul (Seoul, 2018), Whatcom Museum (Bellingham, WA, 2017), Ateneum Art Museum (Helsinki, 2017), Palais de Tokyo (Paris, 2013), Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art (Helsinki, 2013), and Centre Pompidou (Paris, 2010). Gallery Taik Persons will present her most recent works in a solo exhibition as part of The European Month of Photography Berlin in September 2018.