Maija Tammi (b. 1985) is a Finnish artist and Doctor of Arts, whose photographs, sculptures and installations converse on topics around disgust and fascination, science and aesthetics. She regularly collaborates with scientists and musicians. Tammi’s work has been exhibited in Paris, Berlin, Rome, London, New York and Tokyo, and she has three published books Leftover/Removals (Kehrer Verlag, 2014), White Rabbit Fever (Bromide Books, 2017) and Sick Photography (Aalto Arts Books, 2017).
At the end of 2017 Tammi was awarded Third Prize in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize and the John Kobal New Work Award for a photographer under 35, for her portrait of a Japanese android called Erica (exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery, UK). This is the first time that a shortlisted photographer has also won the John Kobal New Work Award.
Title: Untitled #4. From the series Leftover. Date: 2014. Format/Materials: Archival pigment print. Dimensions: 60 x 65 cm. Picture Credit: Maija Tammi.