CURRICULUM VITAE

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Sami Funke
Born 1968 
Mikkeli, Finland

Exhibitions, publications, presentations (selection)
2022 Brinkkalan Galleria, Turku - 8D -group: Oktaedri
2021 Beethoven's Horse, 
Museum of Finnish Architecture, Helsinki, Finland
2021 Turku Artists' Association's 97th annual exhibition, Turun Taidehalli, Turku, Finland
2021 20x20 Mou(r)ning After, Galleria Jänis Turku, Finland
2021 Ruudun takaa - Taidekatu 2021, Pieksämäki, Finland
2021 Summertime, Walleniuksen Wapriikki, Juupajoki, Helsinki Finland
2021 Serlachius Residency, Mänttä-Vilppula, Helsinki Finland
2021 Galleri Kookos: Spirit of Spring exhibition, Helsinki Finland
2020 VarikkoGalleria, Seinäjoki Finland
2020 Galleria Napa, Rovaniemi Finland

2020 VillArte- festival, Italy, OnLine- (because of the corona situation)
2020 Kesäyön unelmia, Group exhibition, Poleeni, Pieksämäki Finland
2020 Galleria LUTS, Lohja Finland
2019 Galleria LUTS, Lohja Finland
2019 Photos to artist Taru Mäntynen: Kulkijan näyt- book  ISBN 978-952-731-324-4
2019 Picture book, summer exhibition in Nastola, Finland. Curator Veikko Halmetoja
2019 20X20, group exhibition. Studio 23, Hiirola, Finland
2019 20X20, group exhibition. Studio Katriina Kaija, Savonlinna, Finland

2019 Photos to artist Kirsimaria E. Törönen's Modelling Poses- catalog. ISBN 978-952-99888-8-4
2019 Sami Funke, Vesa Vuorela, Studio Wäkewä, Mikkeli, Finland
2018 Tienoo / Artists in their hood, group exhibition, Riihisaari - provincial museum of Savonlinna, Finland
2018 Mikkelin Poikateatteri theater group 10 year jubileum event, Mikkeli, Finland
2017 Etsimässä- catalog ISBN 978-952-99888-7-7
2017 Armo / Grace group exhibition, Culture center Poleeni, Pieksämäki, Finland
2016 Riihisaari - provincial museum Savonlinna
2016 Landscape as Inspiration, Green House gallery, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
2015 Landscape as Inspiration, Europa House Gallery Pilsen, Czech Republic
2015 Landscape as Inspiration, Finnish Cultural Center in Zihobce, Czech Republic
2015 Landscape as Inspiration, Gallery Klatovy / Klenová Granary, Czech Republic
2015 Landscape as Inspiration - Studio WÄKEWÄ Mikkeli, Finland
2014 Inspiration by Landscape, Riihisaari - provincial museum Savonlinna, Finland
2014 Hoodz, group exhibition, Studio WÄKEWÄ Mikkeli, Finland
2014 publication photography for Regional museum of South-Savo, Mikkeli art museum, Finland
2014 Lectures and public presentation in various schools in South-Savo, Finland
2014 Culture center Poleeni, library, Pieksämäki, Finland
2014 Dialogue group show, Galleria Ars Nova Savonlinna, Finland
2013 Eye of the storm, exhibition and lecture, Mikkeli university of applied science
2013 Mikkeli Center of Photography, Finland
2013 LOVE & DEATH group show, Studio WÄKEWÄ, Mikkeli, Finland
2009 Mikkeli center of photography, 20 year jubileum group exhibition, Mikkeli, Finland
2008 Porrassalmi- South-Savo Year Book of Culture, publication photos
2005 3x Funke (Stephan, Ismo & Sami Funke) group show, Mikkeli center of photography, Finland

Upcoming exhibition
Exhibitions here

Grants
2021 Finnish Cultural Foundation's South Savo Regional Fund (start 1.1.2022)
2020 Finnish Cultural Foundation's South Savo Regional Fund
2019 Finnish Cultural Foundation's South Savo Regional Fund
2017 Finnish Cultural Foundation's South Savo Regional Fund
2015 Arts promotion center of Finland, South-Savo
2014 Arts promotion center of Finland, South-Savo
2013 Arts promotion center of Finland, South-Savo

Associations, positions of trust
2016 - 17 Mikkelin Kameraseura ry, vice president
2007 - 15 Mikkelin Kameraseura ry president
2004 - 06 Mikkelin kameraseura ry secretary and vice president
2004 - 06 Mikkelin Valokuvataide ry (Mikkeli center of photography) member of board

Publications, commisions
Länsi-Savo, Itä-Savo, Etelä-Saimaa, Uutisvuoksi, Kymen Sanomat, Prima, Mikkeli- lehti, Tammenlastuja, Kameralehti, Wella Trend News, Pinni, Ultra VW (GB), Volkkari, Mli:n Kaupunkilehti, Viikkoset (Mli), Photos to book of Mikkeli Art Museums Triennale 2014 and 2017, Porrassalmi- books (South-Savo culture yearbook), Mikkeli Theatre and Työväen näyttämöpäivät handbill. ESSOTE websites etc.

Residencies and symposiums
- 2021 Serlachius- residence, Mänttä Finland
- 2020 Villa Nelimarkka, Nelimarkka Museums Artist Residence, Alajärvi Finland
- 2020 Källskär Artist Residence, Ålands Kulturdelegation
- 2015 GKK - Galerie Klativy-Klenova, art museum of West Bohemia, Czech Republic

- 2014  Inspiration by Landscape- symposium Sulkava, Finland

Education (selection)
2021 Bachelor of Culture and Arts: Degree Programme in Fine Arts, Turku University of Applied Sciences
2018 PROway- course Boudoir photography, VVI, Tampere
2016 PROway- course Hollywood Glamour photography, VVI, Tampere
2012 PROway- course Classic portraiture in B/W, VVI, Tampere
2006 Degree in photography, photography artesan, VVI institute, Tampere, Finland

Work experience (selection)
2019 - Photographer (assistant), Kaakon Viestintä Oy
2019 - independent photography artist
2007-2019 Hospital photographer, Mikkeli Hospital, South-Savo