Kaarina Kaikkonen (Iisalmi, 1952) lives and works in Helsinki.     

Among her recent solo shows: Kaarina Kaikkonen, KUNSTEN Museum for Modern Art Aalborg, Denmark (2018); Kaarina Kaikkonen, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Caen, France (2017); Kaarina Kaikkonen, Uppsala Art Museum, Sweden (2017); Kaarina Kaikkonen, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland (2017); Falling Light, Blooming Spirit, Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland (2016). Among her recent group shows: Finnish Wave, Busan Art Museum, Busan, Sud Corea (2019); Nordic Views, Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen, Denmark (2018); ITSENÄISYYS Uppsala Art Museum, Sweden (2017); Donne di colore, Torre dei Lambardi, Magione (PG) (2017); Suloisessa Suomessamme, Iisalmi birch alley, Iisalmi Finland (2017); Dreamaholic, Museum for Contemporary Art, Weserburg, Germany (2017); Extension.fi, Victoria Gallery, Samara, Russia (2017); Extension.fi, Triumph gallery, Mosca, Russia (2017).

Her works are in important public and private collections, amongst others: Albright – Knox Art Gallery; State of Finland; Maramotti Collection, Reggio Emilia; MAXXI - Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo, Rome; Foundation of Jenny and Antti Wihuri; Malmö Art Museum; Helsinki Art Museum; Borås Art Museum; Wyoming University Art Museum; Kuopio Art Museum; City of Iisalmi; Lapinlhati Art Museum; Oulu Art Museum; EMMA Museum for Modern Art; Kiasma Museum for Contemporary Art; Collection Swanljung; Joensuu Art Museum; Mikkeli Art Museum; Aine Art Museum; City of Pieksämäki; Sara Hildén Art Museum; Collection Kaisa Blomstedt.