Ananya Tanttu (b. 1994) is a photography and video artist based between Helsinki, her hometown, and the United Kingdom. Attending to the primal relationship between human and land is a central focus in her artistic research, as much as it is a form of personal catharsis. Her creative process oscillates between careful construction and spontaneous observation.


Self-reflective at its core, her personal work illustrates a yearning for an element of the sublime in her immediate reality. She sincerely, yet also playfully, attempts to depict a visual narrative on both metaphysical and material layers of existence. In seeking out a subjective symbolism, she creates a personal mythology of sorts. By bringing these frames into being, she aims to silently participate in the co-creation of a world which is, to her, fuller, deeper and denser.















Exhibitions:

2022    Grandmotherhood (uncountable), group exhibition
            Laurenz space, Shabla, Bulgaria

2022    Altar, solo exhibition
            Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki
2022    Hidden, group exhibition
            The Copper Smithy, Fiskars
2020    Gathering, group exhibition
            Lokal, Helsinki
2019    My Mortality is Killing Me, group exhibition
            Mariankatu 23, Helsinki
2018    The Lives of Others, book release exhibition,
            Gallery Factory, Seoul
2018    Sisterhood, joined exhibition
            Lokal, Helsinki
2017    Generation, group exhibition
            Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki
2014    SELF, joined exhibition
            Unknown Cargo, Helsinki
2013    Fragments (Of you and I), solo exhibition
            Unknown Cargo, Helsinki
2011    Three Generations, group exhibition
            Laterna Magica, Helsinki