Erica Nyholm (born in 1982) is photographer based in Helsinki, Finland. She gained her Master of Arts in Photography from Aalto Univeristy in 2013.

In her mise-en-scene based practice she focuses on family relationships. Her works have been exhibted in Finland and abroad.

In 2015 Nyholm was selected as a winner of spanish photography prize called The VIII Pilar Citoler International Biennal Prize for Photography.


2008-2013 MA in Photography, Aalto University, School of Art and Design, Helsinki, FI

2009 Exchange in Photography, Hongik University, Seoul, KR

2004-2008 BA in photography, Arts Academy at Turku University of Applied Sciences, Turku, FI


2018 We are Temporary Reality a solo show in Helsinki


2018 VIII Pilar Citoler International Prize for Contemporary Photography - solo exhibition in Sala Vimcorsa, Cordoba, ES

2018 17 LA QUARTA PARETE, Visionarea Art Space, Rome, IT

2015 Sininen näyttämö, Northern Photographic Centre, FI

2014 Sininen näyttämö, Kluuvin galleria, Helsinki, FI

2012 A Room of One´s Own II, Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, FI

2010 A Room of One´s Own, Photographic centre Peri, Turku, FI


2017 Minän Teatteri, Ars Nova & Aboa Vetus, Turku, FI

2016 Scene with Saana Wang in Photographic centre Peri, Turku, FI

2016 VIII Pilar Citoler International Prize for Contemporary Photography - group show in Sala Vimcorsa, Cordoba, ES

2015 Nuoret 2015, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Helsinki, FI

2015 Gesture towards the self, TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, curated by Harri Pälviranta ES

2015 Kuvan täydeltä, Purnu, curated by Pessi Rautio, Purnu, FI

2014 Pole Nord, l`ésam Caen/Cherbourg-site de Caen, curated by Didier Mouchel, FR

2014 Hope & Faith, Encontros da Imagem Festival, PT

2014 Festival Circulation(s), Paris subway, Paris, FR

2014 Festival Circulation(s), Centquatre, Paris, FR

2014 London Art Fair, MC2Gallery, London, UK

2013 Summer School - Kesäkoulu, Lahti, FI

2013 Summer School - Kesäkoulu, Valokuvataiteen museo, Helsinki, FI

2013 Three (Talents) in a Boat, MC2 Gallery, Milano, IT

2013 Valon houkutus, Lahden kaupunginmuseo, Lahti, FI

2012 SFR Young Talent, Paris Photo 2012, Grand Palais, Paris, FR

2012 Next Design exhibition, Shanghai, CN

2012 Photomeetings Luxembourg, Galerie Beim Engel, Luxembourg, LU

2012 The Art of Basware, Sanomatalo, Helsinki

2012 Moa 2012, Year Show, Jätkäsaari, Helsinki, FI

2011 Art Fair Suomi, Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki, FI

2010 Taiteilijat 2010, TR1 Taidehalli, Tampere, FI

2009 Nuoret 2009, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Helsinki, FI

2009 Post Photo 17th, Gallery Topohaus, Seoul, KR

2008 Secured Area, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, MY

2007 Future Image, Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dublin, IE

2007 Uutuus-Nyhet, Lahden Taidepanimo, Lahti, FI

2007 “There´s somethong wrong with the view”, Jukka Male museo, Helsinki, FI

2007 “There´s somethong wrong with the view” , Valokuvakeskus Peri, Turku, FI

2006 Piirustuskoulun Tähdet, Galleria Nefret, Turku, FI

2006 Neljä Elementtiä, B-Galleria, Turku, FI

2005 Auki, Photographic centre Peri, Turku, FI


2016 Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, FR

2015 Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Arenys de Mar, ES

2013 Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, FR

2013 Pole image Haute-Normandie, Rouen, FR

2007 Asia-Europe Forum for Young Photographers, Cork, IE


2018 Working grant from SKR

2017 Working grant from Arts Council of Finland

2016 Arts Council of Finland

2016 Working grant from Alfred kordelin Foundation

2016 Arts Council of Finland

2016 Frame

2015 The Young Artist Grant of Finnish Art Society

2015 Paulo Foundation

2015 Arts Council of Finland

2014 Arts Council of Finland

2014 Frame

2014 Konstsamfundet

2014 Arts Council of Finland

2013 Alfred kordelin Stitfelse

2013 Arts Council of Finland

2012 Stipend of Aalto University, School of Art and Design

2012 Finnfoto

2012 Frame

2012 Finnish Cultural Foundation, Uusimaa Regional Fund

2012 Arts Council of Finland

2011 Finnfoto ry

2011 Arts Council of Finland

2010 Majaoja Foundation

2010 Oskar Öflunds Stiftelse

2010 Arts Council of Finland

2009 Finnfoto ry

2008 Stipend of Arts Academy at Turku Polytechnic


State of Finland

Jenny ja Antti Wihurin rahasto

The Finnish Museum of Photography

Private collections, Finland and France


2016 Nominated, First prize, VIII Pilar Citoler International Prize for Contemporary Photography

2015 Shortlisted: Foam Paul Huf award

2015 Shortlisted: Athens Photo Festival 2015

2013 Nominated: SFR Young Talent Paris Photo (Juried exhibition in Grand Palais, Paris. Jury: Julien Frydman, Jean-François Dubos, Christian Caujolle and Françoise Paviot)


2017 Monograph of VIII Pilar Citoler International Prize for Contemporary Photography


2016 VIII Pilar Citoler International Prize for Contemporary Photography

2014 Hope & Faith, Encontros da Imagem, publication of the exhibition, Pages 86-89

2014 Festival Circulation(s), Festivalde la jeune photographie européenne 2014, ISBN 978-2-36744-051-4, Pages 60-61

2013 Nordic Now, Special issue published by Filter, Objektiv and Photo Raw with Musta Taide, ISSN 0788-2467, Pages 122-125

2012 Portfolio SFR Jeunes Talents Paris Photo 2012, Shot N 11, Pages 14-19


The Union of Artist Photographers

The Union of Journalists in Finland