Aapo Nikkanen
Lives and works in Paris, France and Kirkkonummi, Finland.


2013 MA Fine Arts
Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2011 BA Fine Arts
Haute Ecole d’Art et de Design, Geneva, Switzerland

2011 BA Fine Arts
Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Tampere, Finland


2014 Rupert Center for Art and Education, Vilnius, Lithuania

Solo (selected)

2016 Right to Forget, Such Gallery, Helsinki, Finland, curated by Jussi Koitela & Kimmo Modig
2016 Images:Images, Cosmos Carl, London/online, curated by Saemundur Thor Helgasun & Frederique Pisuisse
2014 Black Garlic - Food Makes You Live Longer, Café B, Paris, France, curated by Géraldine Longueville-Geffriaud
2013 Aapo Museum, P/////AKT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, curated by Bas Hendrix & Nienke Vijlbrief
2013 Coming soon, W139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, curated by Susan Kooi

Group (selected)

2017 Horse, 7x7 LA
2017 LA Art Book Fair (with the Community)
2016 Internet is Present III, Gallery Vriend van Bavink, Amstedam, The Netherlands, curated by Karolien Buurman and Florian Mecklenburg
2016 Being-in-the-World, The Community, Paris (group show)
2016 Vestibular, Contemporary Art Center (CAC) Vilnius, Lithuania (collaboration with Josefin Arnell)
2015 Invitation to the Blues, PuntWG, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, curated by Roi Alter
2014 Hoc Est Corpus (Hocus Pocus), Thomaskerk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, curated by Julia Geerlings
2014 Reykjavik International Movie Festival, Deep Blue-series, Reykjavik, Iceland, curated by Arnar Asgeirsson
2014 59e Salon de Montrouge, Paris, France, curated by S. Corréard & P. Cyroulnik
2014 Une Exposition avec de la Céramique, Portmanteau, Geneva, Switzerland, curated by Camille Besson & Vianney Fivel
2013 Chance of Condition, Width: 700px; Gallery, online, curated by Emma Siemens-Adolphe
2012 Kunstvlaai, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2012 Present Forever, Fat Form, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, curated by Ad de Jong & Manuel Klappe
2012 Three Artists Walk into a Bar... , de Appel Arts Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, curated by Antonia Alampi, Katia Krupenikova, Quinyi Lim, Sanne Oorthuizen, Alec Steadman & Ivana Vaseva)  
2012 Borderlines, Muro Gallerie, Geneva, Switzerland
2011 Borderlines, Emil Galleria, Tampere, Switzerland
2011 No space to move, Gallery Agent Double, Geneva, Switzerland
2011 Traces, Gallerie Souterrain (Fondation Hoffman), Berlin, Germany, curated by Elke Giffler
2011 P.S. Kuva ois kiva, Tampere, Mältinranta Art Center, Tampere, Finland
2009 TAF - Pumpulivallankumous, Werstas Museum, Tampere, Finland

Publications / Press

2017 YLE news Finland (TV interview)
2017 Radio Nova France (interview)
2015 "be me - a collection of greentexts" ebook (author), link
2015 "Aapo Nikkanen: be me - a collection of greentexts", DIS Magazine, link
2015 "In conversation with Aapo Nikkanen feat. Alex Bailey", The Art Markets, Sini Rinne-Kanto, link
2015 ">be me - a collection of greentexts by Aapo Nikkanen", O Fluxo, Nuno Patricio, link
2015 The Steidz Magazine, Maxime Gasnier, France
2015 "Specific Cheeses #3", contribution to the fanzine published by Nicolas Boulard (author), France
2014 "59e Salon de Montrouge", catalogue + text, Philippe Cyroulnik, France
2013 “Friends of Aapo Museum”, Art Papers, Kroot Juurak, United States
2012 ”The Swedish Dance History Ep.4”, a short story (author), Inpex, Sweden
2012 ”Kunst van der daag”, critique, Galeries NL, Co van Gasteren, The Netherlands
2012 ”Present Forever”, catalogue, The Netherlands
2011 ”The Swedish Dance History Ep.3”, a short story (author), Inpex, Sweden
2011 ”P.S. Kuva ois kiva”, catalogue, Finland

Grants, Prizes, Fellowships

2017 The Finnish Cultural Foundation fellowship
2015 Nordic Culture Point
2015 Kone Foundation
2015 Frame Finland
2014 Selected for 59ème Salon de Montrouge, Montrouge, France
2014 Nordic Culture Point
2012 Arts Promotion Centre Finland
2012 C.F. Ja Maria Von Wahlberg Foundation
2012 Paulo Foundation
2011 SVFF
2011 Oskar Öflund Stiftelse
2011 Finnish Cultural Foundation
2009 Creative Tampere