Anni Leppälä’s artistic work does not consist of separate series, but the more recent images expand the already existing entity of works. This ongoing process also conducts the situation of photographing and binds together the experienced visual word and the world of images. Through photography Leppälä is looking for elements of the visible reality which could be recognized as conveyors for an experience or an atmosphere and which could also create connections with her already existing works.
The connections between the images are essential for Leppälä’s artistic work. She is interested in the way how the images affect each other when they are displayed and how something like an associative "third image" could emerge between existing images. Each exhibition installation combines images in a new form and allows the viewer to create new interpretations and to uncover different narratives.
Leppälä’s works has been exhibited internationally since 2006, including group exhibitions at Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (2006), Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg in Germany (2009), Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid (2011), Les Rencontres d´Arles in France (2012) and Scandinavia House in New York (2013).
Her recent solo exhibitions have been at the Kunstverein Schwäbisch Hall, Germany (2017), Centre d´art Gwinzegal, Guingamp, France (2016), Photo Festival Ghent, St Peter's Abbey, Gent, Belgium (2015), Turku Art Museum in Finland (2014), Galerie les Filles du Calvaire in Paris (2014), Purdy Hicks Gallery in London (2014) and she has exhibited her works at solo exhibitions at Gallery TaiK Persons (2016), Gallery AMA in Helsinki (2013), Barbara Gross Galerie in München (2011) and at the Gallery TH13 in Bern (2011).