Timo Aho (b. 1980, Finland) works with site-specific installation, sculpture, and intervention. In his work, he uses a wide range of materials and media, often including ephemeral elements such as light and air. His artistic practice investigates our environment through societal structures and belief systems. Examining the fine line between reality and fiction, Aho disentangles these topics with subtle gestures.

Aho has exhibited internationally since 2014. His recent group exhibitions include: Lumiere Durham, Durham, England (2021), On The Air, Kerava Art Museum Sinkka, Finland (2021), Uncertain Horizon, WAM Turku City Art Museum, Finland (2021), Ars Electronica, In Keplers Gardens, Paris, France (2020), UNTITLED ART, Miami FL, USA (2019), Sandstorm, Yyteri, Finland (2019), Lines, Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Art Centre, North Uist, Scotland (2018), Agora, Tuin Zuidas Amsterdam, Netherlands (2018) and New Contemporaries, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland (2017).

His solo exhibitions include Paradise Lost, Exhibition Laboratory┬┤s Project Room, Helsinki, Finland (2021), Some Forces Unknown, VS Gallery, Fiskars, Finland (2019), The Cross, The Ladder and The Cloud, Cleland Lane Arches, Glasgow, Scotland (2016) and Enlighted, Gallery 3H+K, Pori, Finland (2014).

Aho studied in both The Glasgow School of Art (Scotland) and The University of the Arts Helsinki (Finland) where he received his MFA in 2021. Aho lives and works in Helsinki.

Photo: Petri Summanen