Ville Lenkkeri (born in Oulu, Finland in 1972) has studied film theory and practice at the Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) in Prague 1994-96. During the years 1998-2001 he fulfilled the Bachelor Degree in Photography at FAMU and returned then to Finland to complete the Masters of Arts degree in Photography in 2002-06 at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki (UIAH). In 2005 Lenkkeri moved to live and work in Stockholm, Sweden.
During and after the MA studies Lenkkeri has taken part in a number of national and international art and photography shows and has also held a number of one-man exhibitions.
It is in Lenkkeri’s interest to survey by the means of photography and text the phenomena of representation in its myriad of forms. Cinema remains a strong influence in Lenkkeri’s work. His photographs are often to be seen as scenes from the borderlands of the real and staged. Searching and encountering the unfamiliar are repeated working methods as well as themes in Lenkkeri’s approach.
Ville Lenkkeri has published three monographs, Reality in the Making, 2006 (Hatje Cantz), The Place of no Roads, 2009 (Hatje Cantz) and Existence Doubtful, 2014 (Kerber Verlag).