born 1978, Savonlinna, Finland 

currently lives and works in Helsinki

Education:

2003-2007 Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki (MFA Fine Art) 

1999-2002 Chelsea College of Art and Design, London (BA Fine Art) 
1998-1999 Camberwell College of Arts, London (Diploma in Foundation studies)

Residencies:

2015 Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris 

2012 Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris 
2010 Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris 
2009 Camden Arts Centre, London 
2007 Location 1, New York 
2006 De Ateliers, Amsterdam 
2003 NIFCA, Leirvik, Faroe Islands

Individual Exhibitions:

2016 

'Conversation in Pieces' Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki 
'T for Terracotta' Galerie Anhava, Helsinki

2014 
'Screen Test' Otto Zoo, Milan
'Travelogue' Suburban PS, Rotterdam 

2013 
'Space Release#16 - Scene Shifts, in six movements' CIRCA Projects, Newcastle 
'Conversation in Pieces (Pt.1)' Galerie Anhava, Helsinki 
'Lighthouse' Aboa Vetus Ars Nova, Turku, Finland 

2012 
'Scene Shifts' Hilary Crisp, London 

2011 
'Scene Shifts' Gallery Forum Box, Helsinki 

2010 
'Parallel Acts' Otto Zoo Gallery, Milan 
'Travelogue’ Camden Arts Centre, London 
‘Parallel Acts’ Turku Art Museum, Turku, Finland 
‘Parallel Acts’ Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki 

2009 
‘Evolutions’ Reinier van Ewijk Projects, Amsterdam 

2008 
‘Evolutions’ Helsinki City Art Museum, Kluuvi Art Gallery 
'Tapis, coussins et video – Jani Ruscica' 36th international La Rochelle Film Festival, La Rochelle, France curat. Brent Klinkum 
'Short Profile – Jani Ruscica' 37th International Rotterdam Film Fesival, Rotterdam curat. Sacha Bronwasser 

2007 
'Beatbox alternate take’ Kunsthalle studio, Helsinki
‘Five Variations on a Theme’ Gallery Huuto, Helsinki 

2006 
'Contrapuntal' VAE10, Visual Arts Gallery of the Cultural Center of Ricardo
Palma University, Lima, Perú (cat.) 

2005 
'Swan Song' Rauma Art Museum, Rauma, Finland 
 
2004 
‘Medley’ Finnish Academy of fine arts gallery, Helsinki

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2017
'Body Image' Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku, FI, curat. Piia Oksanen
'Triple Point of Matter' Fondation Fiminco, Paris, curat. Matthieu Lelièvre

2016
'Passengers' Salon Dahlman, Berlin, curat. Christine Nippe
'Discovery Award 2016' MAC - Museu d'Art de Cerdanyola, Catalonia, Spain

2015 

'Family Guys’ Otto Zoo gallery, Milan
'Wohin gehen wir?' Videokunst zur Stadtgesellschaft, Motorenhalle, Projektzentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Dresden  

2014 
‘A View from the Other Side’ Moonshin Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea, kurat. Seihee Shon & Jinhee Na 
‘Shifting Identities’ MACRO Testaccio, Rooma, curat. Ludovico Patresi 
‘Festival of Positive Misunderstanding’ Gallery Augusta, curat. Diego Bruno & Mikko Kuorinki 

2013 
'I See You' Kunsthalle Detroit, Museum of Contemporary Art, curat. Tate Osten 
'Shadows of a Doubt' Tallin Art Hall, curat. Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk 
'Cumulus Olympia' Kunsthall Grenland, Porsgrunn, Norway, curat. Tom Hovinbøle & Laura Köönikkä 
'Truth, Beauty, Freedom and Money - Art After Social Media Era' K11 Art Space, Shanghai, curat. Li Zhenhua & Marita Muukkonen 
'Found in Translation, Chapter M, at Natalie's Place' Art Brussels, curat. Emmanuel Lambion 
'After the arc – an island: Findings by Team B' Botkyrka Konsthall, Tumba, Sweden, curat. Joanna Sandell 
'After the arc – an island: Findings by Team B' The Finnish Institute Gallery, Stockholm, curat. Joanna Sandell 
'Time Space / Poker Face' Be-Part Platform Voor Actuele Kunst, Waregem, Belgium, curat. Sofie Van Loo 

2012 
'Sounding Selves' Dalhousie University Art Gallery, Halifax, Canada, curat. Heather Anderson 
'Travelogue' Louis Vuitton Store, Rome 
'Me, you, we and the others' Museo Civico di Reggio, 7th European Photography Festival, Reggio, Italy, curat. Julia Draganovic & Claudia Loeffelholz 
'William Lamson, Jules Marquis, Jani Ruscica' West, Den Haag, curat. Marie-José Sondeijker 
'Ventotto' Otto Zoo Gallery, Milan 
'No Exit - Helsinki Photography Biennial 2012' Helsinki City Museum, curat. Jari Harju, Ari Kakkinen, Marko Karo, Harri Pälviranta, Kari Soinio, Hanna Weselius 
'Aboard the Heart of Gold' Museo Universitario di Palazzo Poggi, Bologna Art First, Italy, curat. Julia Draganovic 

2011 
'Believe It or Not - New Works from the Collection' Helsinki Art Museum Meilahti, curat. Jari Björklov & Satu Oksanen 
'Found in Translation - Chapter L' Casino Luxembourg, Forum d'art contemporain, Luxembourg, curat. Emmanuel Lambion 
'The Limits' Kitchener and Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, CAN, curat. Crystal Mowry 
'Nordic Art Today: Conceptual Debts, Broken Dreams and New Horizons' Loft Project Etagi, St Petersburg, Russia, curat. Anna Bitkina, Kari J. Brandzaeg, Birta Gudjonsdottir, Aura Seikkula, Olesya Turkina, Simon Sheikh, Power Ekroth 
'START/PLAY' Museo Pecci, Milan, curat. STARTMILANO 
'Architecture in Words Only' Hilary Crisp, London 

2010 
'International 10: S.Q.U.A.T. Liverpool' 6th Liverpool Biennial, curat. NLE Asher Remy-Toledo 
'Highlights from the KunstFilmBiennale' KUNST-WERKE BERLIN, Institute for Contemporary Art 
'The New Black 'n' White' Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin, curat. Laura Köönikkä 
'Arrivals and Departures' Fondo Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona, IT. curat. Andrea Bruciati and Walter Gasperoni 
'Cosmogonia' Museo Cappelini, Bologna, IT. curat. Agenzia 04 

2009 
‘Life Forms’ Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, curat. Sara Arrhenius 
‘Favoured Nations’ 5th Momentum Biennial, Moss, Norway
 curat. Stina Høgkvist and Lina Dzuverovic 
'Coping with Contingency: Seven Methods' Art Moscow, Moscow 
‘Variations on the finiteness of human vision’ Riga Art Space, Riga, curat. Marita Muukkonen 
‘Ecology of Emotion’ The 14th Mänttä Art festival, Mänttä, FI curat. Tuula Karjalainen 
'Tracking traces... 10th exhibition of works from the collection’ KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
 
‘Urban Research’ PICTURA, Dordrecht, Netherlands, curat. Klaus W. Eisenlohr 
‘Continuous present’ galleri Studio 44, Stockholm, curat. Emma Hammarén and Joel Hurlburt 

2008
‘Tangential documentaries’ Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki curat. Jenny Yurshansky and Jacqueline Nguyen 
‘Wenn Wissenschaft zur Kunst wird’ Synart Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany 
‘Five Variations on the finitness of human vision’ Cultural Center Belgrad, Artget Gallery, curat. Marita Muukkonen, (cat.) 
‘Continuum’ Art Centre Retretti, Punkaharju, Finland curat. Anu Liivak and Maisa Tikkanen, (cat.) 
‘Like a man’ Agenzia04, Bologna, Italy, curat. Elisa del Prete 
‘Maan Asema/La Position de la Terre’ CRAC Alsace, Centre Rhenan d’Art Contemporain Altkirch, France curat. Sophie Kaplan (cat.) 
‘Festart08’ TR1, Tampere Art Museum, Tampere, Finland 

2007
‘Nine International Artists’ Location 1, New York, USA, curat. Nathalie Angles 
‘In Search of the Miraculous’, 5th Triennial of Finnish Art, Kunsthalle, Helsinki curat. Luigi Fassi (cat.) 
‘Offspring’ De Ateliers, Amsterdam, Nehterlands curat. Maxine Kopsa (cat.) 

2006
‘Omasta takaa’, Kuopio Art Museum, Kuopio, Finland 
‘Suspended E-motions’, Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania, curat. Laima Kreyvite (cat.)
'The Metaphysics of Youth' Ex Cofa, Fuori Uso, Pescara, Italy curat. Luigi Fassi & Irina Zucca (cat.) 
'Young Artists 2006' Kunsthalle Helsinki (cat.) 

2005
'Small Heaven' Young Artists Biennale, Kunsthalle Helsinki, curated by Henna Paunu (cat.) 
'Polyfonia' Jetty Barracks gallery, Helsinki, curat. Sini Pelkki and Jani Ruscica 
'Graduate exhibition' Kuvataideakatemian galleria, Helsinki 
‘Swan Song’ Holden gallery, Manchester, UK, curat. Pavel Büchler and Ian Rawling 

2003 
‘Young Artists 2003’ Kunsthalle Helsinki