Nanna Susi is a Finnish artist who was born in 1967 in Asikkala, Finland. Susi graduated with a Master of Arts from the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki in 1999, and studied painting at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen.

In 1998, Susi painted the altarpiece for the St. Andrew’s Church in Rekola, Vantaa. She has had exhibitions in several countries around the world and in 2000, she was chosen as a Young Artist of the Year in Finland. After that and the related exhibition at the Tampere Art Museum, her works became known nationwide. The Beato Angelico Prize was awarded to her in Rome in 2005.

In 2012-2013, Susi had a large private exhibition at the Helsinki City Art Museum/HAM. In 2014, she was awarded a golden Helsinki-Medal which is the highest acknowledgment given for actions benefiting the city of Helsinki.

Susi is the co-founder of the Blue&Red Art project whose goal is to deepen the intercultural understanding and networking between China and Finland. In 2018-2023, Susi had eight private art museum exhibitions: in TangBo Art Museum and X’ian Art Museum, China and in Salo Art Museum Veturitalli, Jyväskylä Art Museum, Joensuu Art Museum Onni, Finland, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, Rovaniemi Art Museum Korundi, and Lahti Museum of Visual Arts MALVA.

Nanna Susi has lived in Rome and in Helsinki since 1999. She works both in Rome and in the Kallio district of Helsinki, which is also the location of her studio and art event room nanna susi studio. She has an Italian-Finnish son, Raffaello, who was born in 2004.

Susi is Finnish for wolf. The roots of Nanna Susi are in Karelia where old surnames are often the names of animals.

The exhibition is part of Institut finlandais’ Ensemble ! programme exploring the theme of togetherness in the spirit of the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. It takes place from 26 April 2024 to 14 September 2024. Inauguration on 25 April, 2024, from 6pm to 8pm.

Learn more about the exhibition here.

Artist webpage: NANNA SUSI