Arno Rafael Minkkinen, ‘Maroon Bells Sunrise, Colorado’, 2012, Galerie Arcturus

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COLLECTIONS :
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover MA; Art Jonction, Nice, France; Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, France ; Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona ; Ville de Grenoble, France ; Ville de Nantes, France ; FNAC Champagne-Ardenne ; FNAC Paris ; Fondation Vincent Van Gogh, Arles, France Fotografiska Museet at Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Suède ; The Hallmark Collection ; The High Museum, Atlanta, Georgia ; Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland ; Maison de la Culture, Reims, France ; Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris, France ; Museum of Contemporary Art, Ateneum, Helsinki ; Museum of Fine Arts Boston ; Palais des Congrès, Le Mans, France ; Paris Audiovisuel, Paris, France ; Polaroid International Collection, Cambridge MA ; Porin Taidemuseo, Pori, Finland ; Princeton University, Minor White Archives, Princeton NJ ; Rhode Island College ; Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI ; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara CA ; Suomen Valokuvataiteenmuseo, Helsinki, Finland ; University of Ohio, Athens, Ohio Viktor Barsokevitch Seura, Kuopio, Finland ; Waino Aaltosen Museo, Turku, Finland
MAIN EXHIBITIONS
2013 : Arles, France, Rencontres Internationales de la Photo
Bruxelles, Octobre
Prague, Novembre
Bogota, Colombie, Mai
2012 : New York, Barry Friedman, Performing for the Camera - 40 Years of Self-Portraits
2011 : Paris, France, Galerie Agathe Gaillard
Cortona, Italy, Cortona on the Move: A Sentimental Journey, 40 years of Self-Portraits with Women
Cologne, Allemagne, In Focus Gallery
Lyon, France, La Biennale de Lyon, Galerie Vrais Rêves, Galerie Domus
Caen, France, Les Boréales de Caen/ L’Abbaye aux Dames,
Lodz, Poland, International Photography Festival, Out of Mind
Paris, France, Paris Metro
Seoul, Korea, Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul Art Center, Imagine Earth
2010 : New York The Hidden Self-Portrait, Yancey Richardson Gallery
Arles, France, Fondation Vincent Van Gogh,
Shanghai, China Kimu, Finnish Pavilion, Shanghai World Expo 2010
Beijing, China Salute to the Masters, SEE + Artspace Gallery
Dali City, China Dali International Photography Photography Festival and Exhibition
Turin, Italy
Kuhmo, Finland, Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, Juminkekko
Nantes, France, Galerie Confluence
2009 : Lahti, Finland, Lahti Art Museum
Suomen Kuvat/The Finnish Photographs, 1973 to 2008
2008 : Helsinki, Finland, SAGA: Thirty-Five Years of Photographs, Galerie
Reggio Emilia, Italy, Palazzo Magnani.
Winnipeg, Canada, Winnipeg Art Gallery
2007 : New York, Barry Friedman Ltd
Salo, Finland, Salo Art Museum
Paris Photo, Robert Klein Gallery, Galerie Anhava
Art Forum Berlin,Galerie Anhava
Fotografi i Fokus Festival
Malmö, Sweden,Malmö Museet.
Paris Art Fair 4, Sonia Zannettacci Gallery
Bielsko-Biala, Poland,Foto Art Festival.
Brussels Art Fair, Galerie Anhava
2006 : China, 2nd Lianzhou International Photo Festival
Bratislava, Slovakia, Palace of Art, Month of Photography
Bucharest, Romania, Museum of Contemporary Art
Quimper, Bretagne, Mai-Photographies
Galerie Saluden, Le Corps du Photographe
Palm Beach, Florida, Contemporary Art Fair, Barry Friedman
Paris Photo, Robert Klein Gallery
LA, Susan Spiritus Gallery
New York, AIPAD show, Barry Friedman, Robert Klein Gallery
Kristiansund, Norway, Nordic Light Festival
Charlotte, North Carolina,The Light Factory
ID, An Exploration of Self-Portraiture in Photography.
2005 : Lincoln, Massachusetts, De Cordova Museum and Sculpture Park
New York, Tibor de Nagy Gallery
Boston,Robert Klein Gallery
2003 : Chicago, Art Chicago
New York, AIPAD show, New York Hilton
2002 : New York, Aperture at 50
2001 : Caen, France, Église Saint Georges, Musée de Normandie
2000 : Tokyo, Japan: “The Body as an Expression of the Subconscious.”
Tokyo, Metropolitan Museum of Photography
Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum
1999 : Paris: Self-portraits, Maison Européenne de la Photographie
1998 : Paris, Mois de la photo
Helsinki, Gallen Kallela Museum
New York, “High Noon”, Barry Friedman
1997 : Paris, “Photographie au présent,” Bibliothèque Nationale
Montréal,“The Body in the Lens”, Musée des Beaux-Arts
1996 : Washington, Washington Center for Photography
1995 Caen, France, “Waterline”, Artothèque de Caen et Musée de Normandie
1989 : Arles, Fondation Vincent Van Gogh
1988 : Paris: “Splendor & Misery of the Body,” Musée d’Art Moderne de la ville de Paris
Paris, “15 Years in Front of My Camera”, Galerie Viviane Esders
Finlande, Oulu Art Museum
1987 : Madrid, Circulo de Bellas Artes
1984 : « Images/Imaginés”, Musée Rimbaud
Santa Barbara, Californie: “Photography as Phantasy”, Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Paris, Galerie Viviane Esders
Reims, France: Maison de la Culture
Helsinki: “Ten Years Inside the Photograph”,Photographic Museum of Finland

1978, Arno Minkkinen, Frostbite : photographs, Dobbs Ferry, N.Y, Morgan & Morgan
1994, Arno Minkkinen, Waterline, Paris, Marval
1995, European Photography no. 58.
1997, Body Land: Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Federico Motta, Milan, Monographie
1998, Arno Minkkinen, Body land, Paris, Nathan
1998, Ten Minutes Past Midnight, Musta Taide, Helsinki. Monographie
1998, Arno Rafael Minkkinen Tarvas, Musta Taide, Helsinki. Monographie
1999, « Arno Rafael Minkkinen. Autoportraits surréalistes », dans Réponses Photo, no 84, mars 1999
2005, Arno Minkkinen, Saga : the journey of Arno Rafael Minkkinen : thirty-five years of photographs, San Francisco, CA, Chronicle Books, 2005
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About Arno Rafael Minkkinen

Exploring the relationship between the body and the environment, Arno Rafael Minkkien’s photographs inhabit the space between self-portraiture and landscape photography. Minkkien, who was born in Helsinki but immigrated to the United States after World War II, studied with Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind in the early 1970s. The photographer’s unorthodox, black-and-white self-portraits feature stark nature scenes interpolated with isolated elements of his nude body. Minkkien’s images emit a timeless, surreal quality; his body appears like a natural feature of the scenery. “There is no age to the picture when it is just the landscape and the body,” he has said.

Finnish-American, b. 1945, Helsinki, Finland, based in Andover, MA, United States