Hannu Karjalainen (born 1978) is an award winning visual artist, filmmaker photographer, and composer based in Helsinki, Finland.
Karjalainen’s experimental films, video installation work, photography and sound art have been exhibited internationally, including UMMA University of Michigan Museum of Art, International Biennale of Photography Bogota, Scandinavia House New York, Fotogalleriet Oslo and Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art Helsinki.
Karjalainen’s latest album Railo was released on Helsinki based Signature Dark in March 2021. His next audiovisual work LUXE is being released by Berlin based Karaoke Kalk in late 2021. The 2017 album A Handful of Dust Is A Desert was included on many Best of 2017 charts such as A Closer Listen’s Top 20 Albums list. Karjalainen has collaborated with Simon Scott (of Slowdive), Dakota Suite and Monolyth & Cobalt among others.