Född 1972 i Finland, lever och arbetar i Finland och internationellt.
Elina fick i slutet av Januari 2017 det prestigefulla franska priset Carte Blanche PMU.
Elina Brotherus lives and works in Helsinki, Finland and Avallon, France. She has an MA degree in Photography from the University of Art and Design Helsinki (2000) and a MSc in Chemistry from the University of Helsinki (1997). She started exhibiting internationally in 1998 while still in art school. Recent solo exhibitions include Le Pavillon Populaire, Montpellier ; Fotohof, Salzburg (2016) ; gb agency, Paris ; Martin Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen (2015) ; The Wapping Project Bankside, London (2014) ; Optica center for contemporary art, Montréal (2013) ; Bloomberg SPACE, London (2010). Recent group exhibitions include Neue Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin ; Serlachius Museum, Mänttä, Finland ; Finnish National Gallery Ateneum, Helsinki (2015) ; Belfast Exposed ; Fotografie Forum Frankfurt ; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago ; Tri Postale, Lille (2014) ; The Photographers’ Gallery, London ; Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki (2013) ; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark ; Bozar Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels (2012).
Her works are in public collections like the Centre National des Arts Plastiques (CNAP), France, Fondación ARCO, Madrid, Fondation Kadist, Paris, Hasselblad Center, Gothemburg, Koç Foundation, Istanbul, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo (MAXXI), Rome, and The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki. She has received several awards among which are the Prix Niépce in France 2005 and the Finnish State Prize for Photography in 2008.
Elina Brotherus' work has been given prominence in numerous art and photography books and reviews. Her new monograph Carpe Fucking Diem was published in November 2015 by Kehrer Verlag. Previously she has released five monographs: 12 ans après (Sémiosquare/self-published, Helsinki 2015), Artist and her model (Le Caillou bleu, Brussels 2012), Études d'après modèle, danseurs (Les éditions Textuel, Paris 2007), The New Painting (Next Level, London 2005), and Decisive Days (Kustannus Pohjoinen, Oulu 2002). Läs mer på http://www.elinabrotherus.com/bibliography