Sini Pelkki (b. 1978 Helsinki) works with photography, moving image and installation. Pelkki is interested in the subjectivity of seeing, introspective lives of spaces within spaces; landscapes, figures, and objects turn into layered narratives that lead to various paths and ambiguous readings. In recent years her work has been going towards different kinds of collaborations, that have taken the form of moving image, performance, and events. Sini Pelkki gained her Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art and Design, London (UK) in 2002 and an MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki in 2008.

Contact: sini.pelkki(at)gmail.com



Improvisation, communication, disconnect / EDIT / Sini Mononen (in Finnish)

Sheet No4 / HAM / EDIT/Sanna Lipponen (in Finnish)
Embarkation / Eleanor Wright/Sam Watson: Continuous material / text by Josh Wilson /
Dimensions of Sharing / Overgaden / Privately Exposed by Elina Suoyrjö
Echo for Two / Photographic Gallery Hippolyte / Mustekala journal / Saara Hacklin (in Finnish)



Departing Shadow is included in the exhibition Tanssi! Liikettä kuvataiteessa 1880-2020 /

Dance! – Movement in the visual arts 1880–2020 at HAM Helsinki Art Museum

25 March – 11 September 2022.                                                                                                                                    

Curated by art and culture historian Hanna-Reetta Schreck and curator Arttu Merimaa.





17 March 2022 at 6pm and 7pm

A Dim light blinking really far away in the distance

Screening at Titanik Gallery curated by Jordan Loeppky-Kolesnik


Rindon JohnsonDiana Said… (2019) | Ozhopé CollectiveRow 1 (2017) | Abigail LucienGentle Treatment I (2018) | Vijay Masharani: Command | Plea (2021), Thunder scene (2021) | Jordan Loeppky-Kolesnik & Coco Klockner: Jane Eyre, Los Angeles (2021) | Justine Melford-Colegate: ambition, suspensions, broken chord (2020) | Sini Pelkki: Length (2016) | Lewis Teague Wright: TOYOTA00 (2018) 





at Cité internationale des arts Paris, Petite Galerie

21 January – 20 February 2022



ergs, Sar, igs

with Timo Andersson, Elina Autio, Maria Duncker, Miko Hornborg, Eetu Huhtala, Mikko Jalavisto, Saija Kivikangas, Tuomo Laakso, Benjamin Orlow, Sini Pelkki, Antti-Ville Reinikainen, Pentti Sammallahti, Astrid Strömberg, Marja Viitahuhta, Niina Villanueva, Laura Wesamaa

Glasshouse Helsinki  18 November 2021 – 8 January 2022

Curated by artist Anna Tuori

Sini Pelkki: A Replacement (2013)




meaningful meanings

Solo exhibition at Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki 3-26 September 2021

Sini Pelkki: Exit, 2021. Installation photograph: Milla Talassalo




February 2021

Sini Pelkki & Jani Ruscica: Screen Test (For a Living Sculpture), 2012, 16mm Film, silent, duration 00:03:00. Installed from the collection HAM Helsinki Art Museum to Helsinki City Hall


December 2020

Meet the Artist – Sini Pelkki 

AV-arkki’s series of artist interviews. AV-arkki is the Distribution Centre for Finnish Media Art. 


Departing Shadow

Monitoimitila O.

A Space for Contemporary Art, Helsinki

28th November to 20th December 2020 – extended to 10th January 2021. 


Sheet No4 at Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin 2020,

Exhibited at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin on Sunday 30th August

additionally there will be an online screening of the programme.

Sheet No4 in “Protocol”, streamed on Sunday 30th August at 3pm (CET) . Free entry/access

Screening: Protocol / Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin


Embarkation as a Visual Overture, The Media Wall of Helsinki Music Centre.

Screenings: 6/11/12/20/25/26 March at 6.30

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Visual Overture


Sheet No4 selected for Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin 2020,

Screening on Wednesday 26th February  6pm at Grand Palais auditorium

Screening: Protocol / Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin


Visual Overture, The Media Wall of Helsinki Music Centre, November 2019. Jani Ruscica & Sini Pelkki: Screen Test (For A Living Sculpture)
Helsinki Music Centre


Film screening: Relational Capacities
9 September 2019
Bio Rex, Helsinki
Films by Azar Saiyar, Laure Prouvost, Nazli Dincel, Sini Pelkki, Jacqueline Goss, Colectivo los Ingravidos. Curated by Rachael Rakes.
Frame Contemporary Art Finland / Rehearsing Hospitalities

Cafe OTO, London (UK) / 9 June 2019
A REPLACEMENT – Interactions and reflections by
Emma Hammarén / David Toop / Ashley Paul / O Yama O
Cafe OTO, London

Aller Park Studios / 14 June 2019
Film Screening and conversation
Aller Park Studios, Dartington, Devon, UK

Sheet No4
EMAF-European Media Art Festival No32, Osnabrück, DE 24.-28.4.2019
EMAF-Film Programme
Arranged Lines (2018) Photographic works in book form.
The Artists Book was released at Bookies 2018 held 23-25 November 2018 at PUBLICS, Helsinki

Sini Pelkki
Sheet No4
HAM  Helsinki Art Museum / HAM-galleria
18th January – 25th February 2018

Body Building
Artor Jesus Inkerö, Essi Kausalinen, Reija Meriläinen, Sini Pelkki & Jani Ruscica, Aurora Reinhard, Iiu Susiraja, Niina Tervo, Masi Tiitta, Anna Torkkel, Salla Tykkä
Curated by Piia Oksanen
Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku FI
20th October 2017 – 14th January 2018

Sini Pelkki
SIC, Helsinki FI
28th April – 15th May 2017

Sini Pelkki
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, Turku FI
23th September – 20th November 2016

Eleanor Wright/Sam Watson: Continuous Material
Incorporating works and contributions by Eric Bainbridge, Paul Becker, Ralf Brög, Aleksandra Konopek, Sini Pelkki, Josh Wilson
Drop City, Newcastle UK & Durham Castle Museum, Durham UK

27th April – 24th May 2015

Yhdeksän elämän museo / The Nine Lives Museum
Maija Blåfield, Happy Magic Society, Mikko Kallio, Pasi Mäkelä, Sini Pelkki & Emma Hammarén, Pia Sirén, Miroslav Varga ja Ilona Valkonen

Guidebook to Yhdeksän elämän museo

29th November – 21st December 2014