Education
2012-2014 MA Photography, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2008-2011 BA(hons) in Contemporary Photographic Practice, University for the Creative Arts, Rochester, UK
2007-2008 Analogue Photography, Västra Nylands Folkhögskola, Karis, Finland
1994-2007 Rudolf Steiner skolan i Helsingfors, Helsinki, Finland

Selected Exhibitions
2019 De Odödliga – tingens minne, Lovisa Stads Museum, Loviisa, Finland
2019 Art Fair Suomi, Helsinki, Finland
2019 Muilla Mailla, Taidelainaamo, Helsinki, Finland
2018 Identiteedi Olemus, Tallinna t 1/11, Viljandi, Estonia
2017 Sinivalkoinen, Taidelainaamo, Helsinki, Finland
2017 Identiteedi Olemus, Keila Kultuurikeskus, Keila, Estonia
2017 Identiteedi Olemus, Pärnu Keskraamatukogu Trepigallerii, Pärnu, Estonia
2017 Identiteedi Olemus, Tapa Linnaraamatukogu, Tapa, Estonia
2017 Stewarts Law RCA Secret, Dyson Gallery, RCA Battersea, London, UK
2017 Identiteedi Olemus, Saverna Rahvaraamatukogu, Saverna, Estonia
2017 Fotografia Europea (screening), Reggio Emilia, Italy
2017 Young Portfolio Acquisitions, Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Kiyosato, Japan
2017 Art Fair Suomi, Helsinki, Finland
2017 Young Portfolio, Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Kiyosato, Japan
2017 Identiteedi Olemus, Lääne-Virunmaa Keskraamatukogu, Rakvere, Estonia
2017 Identiteedi Olemus, Iisaku raamatukogu, Tartu mnt 62, Ida-Virumaa, Estonia
2016 Identiteedi Olemus, Haapsalu Kultuurikeskus, Haapsalu, Estonia
2016 Identiteedi Olemus, Museum of New Art, Pärnu, Estonia
2016 Identiteedi Olemus, Raegalleria, Kuressaari Kultuurikeskus, Saaremaa, Estonia
2016 Identiteedi Olemus, Trükimuuseum, Aparaaditehas, Tartu, Estonia
2016 Stewarts Law, RCA Secret Dubai, Art Dubai, UAE
2016 RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, London UK
2015 Art Fair Suomi, Helsinki, Finland
2015 Pimiö – Darkroom, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland
2015 ISSP 2015 Exhibition, Kuldiga Town Exhibition Hall, Kuldiga, Latvia
2015 Knowledge – Summer Sales Exhibition, Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, Finland
2015 Never Mind the M*ss, A Space, Helsinki, Finland
2015 RCA Secret Dubai, Art Dubai, UAE
2015 Stewarts Law RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, London, England
2015 Hello Future! Talents Archive, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece
2015 KŌRYŪ 交流, Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo, Japan
2015 A Patchwork of Memories (solo exhibition), 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
2015 Freedom to Love, London College of Communication, London, England
2014 BlowUp!, Angkor Photo Festival, Angkor, Cambodia
2014 Foto39, Christmas Steps Gallery, Bristol, England
2014 Night Contact Screening, Brighton Photo Biennial, Brighton, England
2014 Black Cube Collective Annual Show, Edinburgh, Scotland
2014 ShowRCA, degree show, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2104 A Sense of Things, Hockney Gallery, London, UK
2014 Stewarts Law RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2013 Splinter Photo Fair, Michael Hoppen Gallery, London, UK
2013 Family Politics (with Photocopy Club), Jerwood Space, London, UK
2013 Secret RCA, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2013 Notes to Self, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2013 Work in Progress, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2012 ISSP 2012 Exhibition, Kuldiga Town Exhibition Hall, Kuldiga, Latvia
2012 The Organic Self: The Power of Value, Parlour Gallery, London, UK
2011 Out of Fashion, Myymälä2, Helsinki, Finland
2011 Out of Fashion, Green Lens Studios, London, UK
2011 Degree show, University for the Creative Arts, Rochester, UK
2009 Transition, Zandra Rhodes Gallery, Rochester, UK
2009 Other Faces, The Deaf Cat Gallery, Rochester, UK
2008 Bra Bilder, Galleriet G18, Helsinki, Finland
2008 Vårutställning 2008 – VNF Fotokonst, Galleri Zebra, Karjaa, Finland

Books
2014 The Memory of My Wardrobe, published by Booth-Clibborn Editions

Selected publications and features
2019 AM/PM – Millennium Images Catalogue VI, Millennium Images, UK
2018 Die Handlungsfähigkeit des Kleides: Ein Dialog zwischen Ida Taavitsainen und Swantje Martach, Philosophie.ch, CH
2018 The Memory of My Wardrobe, Fashion Revolution Zine, Issue #2: Loved Clothes Last, UK
2017 KMOPA Young Portfolio feature, PHaT Photo Magazine, Issue #98, JP
2017 Love from Afar, Terra Firma Magazine, Issue #4 (Colour Edition), AUS
2017 Young Portfolio 2016 catalogue, Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, JP
2015 Special Feature: ISSP 2015 Final Projects #5Yet Magazine online, CH
2015 Vandrende bilder, Fanfare, Issue #5 International edition, NO
2014 Science & Fiction, Black Dog Publishing, UK
2011 The Memory of My Wardrobe, Address – Journal for fashion criticism, Issue #1, UK
2011 Out of Fashion, self-published with Siru Kivistö & Eeva Rinne, FIN/UK
2011 Batch44, University for the Creative Arts in Rochester 2011 BA students catalogue, UK

Awards and nominations
2016 Young Portfolio recipient, Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Japan
2015 Shortlisted for Freedom to Love, Accademia Appulia Photographic Award, London, UK

Grants
2017 Travel grant, Taiteen edistämiskeskus, Finland
2017 Travel grant, Kulturfonden, Finland
2015 Travel grant, Kulturfonden, Finland
2014 Travel grant, Kulturfonden, Finland
2014 Windfall Bursary, RCA, UK
2013 Studiefonden, Finland
2013-14 Royal College of Art Bursary, UK
2012 Travel grant, Kulturfonden, Finland
2011 Kulturfondens ungdomsstipendie, youth art grant, Finland
2011 Nygréns Stiftelse, Finland

Workshops and residencies
2015 Camera Obscura: Before Photography – a workshop with Takashi Homma, International Summer School of Photography, Latvia
2015 Artist-in-residence, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
2014 Artist-in-residence, University for the Creative Arts, Rochester, UK
2012 From Diary to Fiction –  a workshop with Arja Hyytiäinen, International Summer School of Photography, Latvia

Collections
State Art Deposit Collection, Finland
Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Kiyosato, Japan
Talents archive, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece
Private collections in Finland, UK & UAE

Memberships
Photographic Artists’ Association, Finland
Helsingin Taiteilijaseura, Finland