Maija Tammi

artist, filmmaker

Helsinki, FI


Maija Tammi (b. 1985) is a Finnish artist and Doctor of Arts, whose photographs and videos examine the liminal areas of mortality and immortality, science and art. She regularly collaborates with scientists and musicians. Her newest video The Problem of The Hydra combines biology, history and philosophy. 

Tammi’s work has been exhibited extensively internationally, among others in Paris, Berlin, Rome, London, New York, and Tokyo, and she has four published books. Tammi’s artworks are for example in the collections of Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, USA, Contemporary Art Museum Kiasma in Helsinki, Finland, and National Portrait Gallery in London, UK. Tammi currently holds the title Artist Professor for the years 2020–2024.

Tammi’s background is in photojournalism. She has a Masters in visual journalism and she worked as a photojournalist for six years before her artistic career. She completed her practice-based doctorate from Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture in 2017.