Nelli Palomäki Biography

Nelli Palomäki (b. 1981) lives and works in Isnäs and Helsinki, Finland. Nelli Palomäki’s photography focuses on the fragility and silence of the moment shared with her subject, as well as on the idea of the uncomfortable portrait. She is a graduate of Aalto University School of Art, Design and Architecture in Helsinki. Selected solo shows at Ordrupgaard Art Museum in Copenhagen, The Finnish Museum of Photography in Helsinki, Les Rencontres d’Arles (Discovery Award nominee), Kulturhuset in Stockholm and at Turku Art Museum. Nelli Palomäki’s photographs have been shown in several group shows including Helsinki Art Museum, Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Hasselblad Center in Gothenburg, Daegu Photo Biennale in South Korea, Fotografie Forum Frankfurt, MACRO Testaccio in Rome, The National Museum of Photography in Copenhagen, Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire in Paris and Aperture Gallery in New York. Nelli Palomäki is represented by Gallery Taik Persons (Berlin) and Galerie Les filles du calvaire (Paris).