Minna Pöllänen

Lecturer in Photography, UCA Farnham

Academic, School of Fine Art | Photography and Visual Communication

Minna is a Lecturer in Photography at UCA Farnham, where she teaches both theory and practice.

Minna Pöllänen is a visual artist based in London. Minna has an MA with Distinction in Photography from London College of Communication (2011) and a BA (Hons) from the same institution (2004). She is starting an MPhil/PhD by project in the School of Arts and Humanities in Royal College of Art in 2019.

Minna exhibits internationally, and her works have recently been shown in Studio Frontiera in Palermo, curated by Archipelago Projects (2018), Gallery Forum Box in Helsinki (2017), Queens Museum in New York (2016), Gallery HIAP Augusta in Helsinki (2016) and Galerie Projet Pangée in Montreal (2016).

Minna's website www.minnapollanen.com
Minna's Instagram www.instagram.com/minna_pollanen
Specular Assembly http://www.specularassembly.com/
Night Schoolers www.nightschoolers.org

The School of Fine Art and Photography's website https://fineartandphotography.uca.ac.uk





Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy

External examination:

2019 External advisor, University of East London, revalidation of Art and Design subject area (Art and Design Foundation, BA Photography, BA Graphic Design, BA Illustration, BA Fine Art and MA Fine Art).

Awards, Grants and Commissions:

Residency awards:
2017 Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
2015-2016 HIAP Suomenlinna, Helsinki
2015 Triangle Arts Association, New York
2015 Kone Foundation Saari group residence with Lintutorni collective, Mynämäki
2015 Mustarinda residency, Hyrynsalmi, Finland
2014 Skaftfell Center for Visual Art, Iceland
2014 Arts Promotion Centre Finland residency, Matera
2014 Yinka Shonibare Guest Projects, London
2013 Finnish Society of Bioart, Field_Notes-Deep-Time residency, Kilpisjärvi
2013 Kone Foundation Saari residence, Mynämäki


Selected grants:
2016, 2017, 2018 Arts Promotion Centre Finland, work grant
2012, 2014, 2016 Frame Contemporary Art Finland, travel bursary
2015 Paulo Foundation, work grant
2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 Arts Promotion Centre Finland, production grant
2013 Finnish Arts Association Emerging Artist Grant