CURRICULUM VITAE

English

Sami Funke
Born 1968, Finland 
Mikkeli, Finland
puh. 050 527 6996
studio.funke@gmail.com
www.studiofunke.fi

Exhibitions, publications, presentations (selection):
- 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; Armo, Beethovenin Hevonen, Lakes & Rivers and Myrsky- series. ISBN 978-952-99888-7-7
- 2017 Armo / Grace group exhibition, Culture center Poleeni, Pieksämäki, Finland
- 2016 Eye of the storm, solo exhibition, 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 Eye of the storm lectures and public presentation in various schools in South-Savo, Finland
- 2014 Eye of the storm, 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 Eye of the storm, solo exhibition, 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 exhibitions:
Exhibitions here

Grants:
- 2019 Finnish culture foundation, South-Savo
- 2017 Finnish culture foundation, South-Savo
- 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:
2015 GKK - Galerie Klativy-Klenova, art museum of West Bohemia, Czech Republic

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