Elina Heikka

Elina Heikka

Director at The Finnish Museum of Photography in Helsinki, Finland

Bio

Elina Heikka is Museum Director at The Finnish Museum of Photography in Helsinki (2007-). The Museum, founded in 1969, is the leading photo museum in the Nordic countries, www.valokuvataiteenmuseo.fi. Heikka holds MA in art history. She was editor and editor-in-chief in Valokuva – Finnish Photography magazine from 1994 to1998. After that she worked as a researcher at the Finnish Museum of Photography and as a special researcher at the National Gallery / Central Art Archives from 2001 to 2007. She has published widely on contemporary photography, history of Finnish photography, contemporary art and visual culture and she has curatorial experience since 1996 from a photo gallery and museums. She is most familiar with photographic art and documentary projects.

Languages spoken: Finnish, Swedish, English, French