EDUCATION AND BACKGROUND
• Born 29/03/1966 in Savonlinna Finland
• Spent childhood and youth in Asia and Africa (1971–85)
• Graduated from International School Moshi Tanzania in 1985
• Graduated from the Helsinki University of Technology (now Aalto University) department of Architecture in 1995

POSTS AND MERITS  (selected)
• member of AV-arkki, the Distribution Centre for Finnish Media Art (2015–)
• Founded design studio Jaakko Pesonen in 1999
• Visiting artist in Aalto University Department of Media Crucible Studio 2008–2012
M2Hz Media Artist of the month 2012

EXHIBITIONS  (selected)

• Solo exhibition Å-gallery, Turku 2018
• Solo exhibition “Restricted portraits” together with circus artist Henna Kaikula, Huvila Gallery, Helsinki 2017
• Solo exhibition “The Lines on my Palms Have Been Rubbed Out” Silence Festival, Kaukoinen 2017
• Solo exhibition “Human Class” Peri Photograhic Centre, Turku 2016
• Solo exhibition “Antikythera installation” based on Saila Susiluoto’s poem application, Observatory, Helsinki 2015
• Solo exhibition “Pet/Pensioner/Prisoner” Mediaboxi, Helsinki 2015
• Group exhibition, “Restricted Portrait version 1” Kone Foundation Saari Residence, Mynämäki 2015
• Group exhibition, Media Lab 20 years, Aalto University, Helsinki 2014
• Group exhibition “Northern Soul” Space Station Sixty Five, London 2014
• Group exhibition “Pride and Prejudice” Werstas Museum, Tampere Finland 2013
• Solo exhibiton “Man Machines”  Forum Box, Helsinki Finland 2012

Placc -festival, Budapest Hungary 2012
Night of the Arts -festival, Helsinki Finland 2012
• Solo exhibition “Guests of Honour” The National Library of Finland, Helsinki Finland 2011
• Group exhibition “Colorito” Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Florence Italy 2010
• Group exhibition “Game!”  Salo Art Museum, Salo Finland 2009

EXHIBITION DESIGN (selected)
"Sibelius & Images of Finland", Helsinki airport, 2015
• “Faces of Power” Helsinki City Hall, Helsinki 2013
“The invisible Lady” Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki 2013
•  “Boutique” Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki 2013
• “The Literary Middle Ages” & ” Luther” The National Library of Finland, Helsinki Finland 2012
“Aho & Soldan”  Helsinki City Hall, Helsinki 2011
• “Age of Elegance – Claire Aho” Kunsthalle Helsinki 2011
• “Plants – the cities clothes” Laituri, Helsinki 2009
• “Alvar Aalto in Helsinki” Laituri Helsinki 2009 & Berlin Finnish Embassy 2010
• “Cranbrook” Hvitträski 2008
• “Mikkeli Illustration Triennale” Mikkeli Art Museum 2008 & 2011
• “Obsession” Kiasma, Helsinki 2006
• “A Passage to India” Museum of Cultures, Helsinki 2006
•  “Call of the Minaret” Museum of Cultures, Helsinki 2005
• “Finnish Red Cross 125 years” Post Museum, Helsinki 2002

SET DESIGN (selected)
”Aino” Aki Suzuki spirits, 2013
• “My Name is Finger-radio” concept, costumes and set, Finnish National Ballet 2010
• ”Patients” concept, costumes and set, Finnish National Ballet 2008
• “Me Me Me” Gruppen Fyra 2005
• ”Reverse Side” concept, costumes and set, Finnish National Ballet 2005
• ”Turism” Gruppen Fyra 2004
•  ”Pirjo” concept, costumes and set, Finnish National Ballet 2001

GRANTS & RESIDENCIES (selected)
Silence Festival residense, 2016
Arts Promotion Centre Finland, project grant 2012, 2015, 2016
Avek, the Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture, project grants 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2016
• Kone Foundation residence, 2015
Arts Promotion Centre Finland, one year media artist grant 2015
Arts Promotion Centre Finland, half year media artist grant 2014
Arts Promotion Centre Finland, travel grant, 2006, 2013, 2014
Ministry of Education and Culture, grant for exporting works to London and Budapest 2012
Jenny & Antti Wirurin Foundation, part of group for project grant 2004
Finnish Cultural Foundation, part of group for project grant 2005

ARTICLES (selected)
•Tuomola, Mika Lumi; Korpilahti, Teemu; Pesonen, Jaakko, Alan01 - Slivers of Color, Media and a Soul
ACM Multimedia 2010 Conference Proceedings and Catalogue, 2010
• Tuomola, Mika Lumi; Korpilahti, Teemu; Pesonen, Jaakko; Villa, Robert; Swamy, Punitha; Feng, Yue; Jose, Joemon, Concept, Content and the Convict
Accociation for Computing Machinery (ACM) Multimedia, 2009

TEACHING (selected)

• Guest lecturer, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad India, 2006, 2013
• Guest lecturer, Aalto University of Art and Design, 2014
• Guest lecturer, University of Architecture Rome Italy, 2012
• Visiting artist in Aalto University Department of Media Crucible Studio 2008–2012