I often start from memories of my boy room in Strandnäs, on the Åland Islands. I explore from different angles cultural and traditional ways of expressing masculinity. One of the goals is to open up new perspectives on the traditionally familiar and persistent images of masculinity. The portraits from the various series create a whole like the chapters of a book.

Kenneth Bamberg (born 1981 in the Åland Islands) graduated with an Master of Arts from the Aalto University in Helsinki in 2011. He has exhibited extensively in solo and group exhibitions in Finland and abroad. Bamberg has held soloshows in The Finnish Cultural Institute in Madrid and at Gallery VU in Quebec City. He has participated in groupshows in The Museum of National History in Copenhagen as welll as in The Photography Museum Winterthur in Zurich. He has received numerous esteemed awards and grants, including two, three year long working grants from The Finnish Cultural Foundation and The Kone Foundation.

  
Education:
2008 - 2011 Master of Arts, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland
2009 - 2010 Deparment of Photography, Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan
2003 - 2007 Bachelor of Arts, Novia University, Pietarsaari, Finland
           2005 Karel De Groote Hogeschool, Photography, Antwerp, Belgium

Selected Solo Shows:
2019 Gallery Skarpans, Mariehamn, Finland
2019 Åland's Hunting and Fishing Museum, Eckerö, Finland
2019 Galleria Live, Helsinki, Finland
2019 Luckan, Helsinki, Finland
2018 The Finnish Cultural Institute in Madrid, Madrid, Spain
2016 Gallery VU, Quebec City, Canada
2015 Gallery Kant, Copenhagen, Denmark
2015 Photographic Centre Peri, Turku, Finland
2014 Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, Finland
2014 Rättvik Art Gallery, Rättvik, Sweden
2014 Gallery Jangva, Helsinki, Finland
2014 Gallery Zebra, Karjaa, Finland
2012 Kakelhallen Art Gallery, Mariehamn, Finland
2012 Laboratory, Helsinki, Finland
2011 Åland Art Museum, Mariehamn, Finland
2011 Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, Finland
2011 Gallery Zebra, Karjaa, Finland
2009 Gallery Kenno, Lahti, Finland
2009 Kakelhallen Art Gallery, Mariehamn, Finland
2008 Sinne Art Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
2007 Kakelhallen Art Gallery, Mariehamn, Finland
2007 Gallery Korjaamo, Helsinki, Finland

Selected Group Shows:
2020 Wow, what a great view, ISSP Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2019 Ars Libera, Kuopio, Finland
2019 VB Photographic Centre, Kuopio, Finland
2018 Considering Finland, Port25, Mannheim, Germany
2018 PhotoEspaña 2018, Botanical Garden, Madrid, Spain
2018 Printmaking in Riga 2018, Exhibition space 9, Riga, Latvia
2018 Nude, Gallery Elverket, Ekenäs, Finland
2017 Spazi Aperti, Accademia di Romania in Roma, Rome, Italy
2017 Mänttä Art Festival, Mänttä, Finland
2016 Contain, Emmaus, Mariehamn, Finland
2015 Man Cave, Photographic Centre Peri, Turku, Finland
2015 Copenhagen Photo Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark
2015 The Island Show, Gallery Kant, Fänö, Denmark
2015 Kräftskivan, Vaasa City Art Gallery, Vaasa, Finland
2014 Mänttä Art Festival, Mänttä, Finland
2014 Kräftskivan, Gallery Elverket, Ekenäs, Finland
2014 The Eckerö Mail & Custom's House, Eckerö, Finland
2014 Pop Up Art House, Helsinki, Finland
2013 Portrait Now, Ljungberg Museum, Ljungby, Sweden
2013 Portrait Now, The Museum of National History, Denmark
2013 People and Memories, Norrtälje Town Hall, Norrtälje, Sweden
2013 Props for Thoughts, Nau Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
2012 Art is so Gay, Forumbox, Helsinki, Finland
2011 4th Annual Wesphoto Prize, Freies Museum, Berlin, Germany
2011 Art Fair Suomi 2011, Cablefactory, Helsinki, Finland
2011 Master of Arts 2011, Salmisaarentalo, Helsinki, Finland
2009 AHNE 2009, Tallinn, Estonia
2008 Darkside, Photomuseum Winterthur, Zurich, Switzerland
2007 Vory, Häme Gallery, Lahti, Finland
2007 Temporary meetings, Tobaksmagasinet, Jakobstad, Finland
2006 X, Gallery Zebra, Karjaa, Finland
2006 Sekvenser, Gallery G18, Helsinki, Finland
2004 Framtidsminnen, City Art Gallery, Vasa, Finland

Grants:
2020 The Norwegian-Finnish Cultural Foundation, Travel grant
2020 The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, Travel grant
2020 The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, Project grant
2019 The Swedish-Finnish Cultural Foundation, Travel grant
2019 Svenska Konstsamfundet, Project grant
2019 The Eugène, Elisabeth and Birgit Nygrén Foundation, Project grant
2019 The Åland Cultural Delegation, Project grant 
2019 The Greta och Alfred Runebergs Foundation, Project grant
2019 The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, Project grant
2019 The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, Travel grant
2018 The Kone Foundation, 3-year working grant 
2018 The Eugène, Elisabeth and Birgit Nygrén Foundation, Project grant
2018 The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, Project grant
2017 Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Project grant
2017 Svenska Konstsamfundet, Project grant
2016 The Oskar Öflund Foundation, Project grant
2016 The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, 2-year working grant
2016 The Åland Cultural Delegation, Project grant
2015 The Eugène, Elisabeth and Birgit Nygrén Foundation, Project grant
2015 Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Project grant
2015 The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, Project grant
2015 The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, Travel grant
2014 The Oskar Öflund Foundation, Project grant
2014 Svenska Konstsamfundet, Project grant
2014 The Swedish-Finnish Cultural Foundation, Project grant
2014 The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, Project grant
2014 The Eugène, Elisabeth and Birgit Nygrén Foundation, Project grant
2013 The Oskar Öflund Foundation, Project grant
2013 The Patricia Seppälä Foundation, Project grant
2013 The Finnish Cultural Foundation, 3-year working grant
2012 The Åland Cultural Delegation, Travel grant 
2011 The Eugène, Elisabeth and Birgit Nygrén Foundation, Project grant
2011 The Oskar Öflund Foundation, Project grant
2011 The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, 1-year working grant
2011 Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Project grant
2010 The Central association of Finnish photographic organisations, Finnfoto, Project grant
2010 The Alfred Kordelin Foundation, Project grant
2010 The Åland Cultural Delegation, Project grant
2009 Svenska folkskolans vänner, Education grant
2009 Svenska Studiefonden, Travel grant
2008 The Grönqvist Foundation, Project grant
2008 The Åland Cultural Delegation, Project grant
2007 The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, 1-year working grant
2007 Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Project grant
2006 The Åland Cultural Delegation, Project grant
2005 Erasmus, Travel grant
2005 The Åland Cultural Delegation, Project grant

Performances:
2014 "Diskoteka", Artists Assoc. MUU, Cable Factory, FIN
2011 "Save the Males", Cultural Night, Kakelhallen, FIN
2010 "Sweet and savory", Art Contact Helsinki, FIN

Artist Residencies:
2020 Svenska litteratursällskapet i Finland, Drakamöllan, Sweden
2019 Arenys de Mar Association, Arenys de Mar, Spain  
2018 ISSP Riga Residency, Riga, Latvia
2018 Arenys de Mar Association, Arenys de Mar, Spain  
2017 Waav Residence, Saint-Louis, Senegal
2017 Circolo Scandinavo, Rome, Italy
2016 Le Centre Méduse, Québec City, Canada
2016 Källskär Artist Residence, Kökar, Finland
2015 Villa Bergshyddan, Stockholm, Sweden
2012 Villa Karo, Grand Popo, Benin

Selected Publications:
2018 Causette, #87, France
2018 Foam International Photography Magazine, #47, The Netherlands
2017 ELSE #13, Photography Magazine, The Musée de l'Elysée
2017 Séparée, #14, Germany
2015 Magasinet KUNST, Denmark
2015 Copenhagen Photofestival 2015, Denmark
2015 Wonderland, #11, Denmark
2014 Kräftskivan, The Pro Artibus Foundation, Finland
2014 Puss & dra åt helvete, 9 konstnärer - nio verk, PQR, Finland
2014 Side/Bond, Musta Taide, Aalto Photo Books, Finland
2013 PHOTO+, #7, South Korea
2011 Photo Raw, #14, Finland
2009 Foam Album 08, Photography Museum Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2009 Darkside 1, Steidl, Germany
2008 Foam International Photography Magazine, #16, The Netherlands

Awards:
2011 The Stina Krook Foundation
2010 Westphoto Photography Price

Works in Collections:
The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland
The Pro Artibus Foundation, Finland
Åland Art Museum, Finland
Cloud Nine, Sweden
Private collections

Memberships:
Ordinary member, Union of Artist Photographers in Finland
Deputy member, Åland Government Arts Council