RIIKO SAKKINEN was born July 2, 1976 in Helsinki. After graduating from Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki in 2002, he moved to Spain, where he lives in Cervera de los Montes, a tiny village in the province of Toledo. He is married and has a daughter.
Riiko Sakkinen does A4 standard size drawings and exhibits them in colored wall installations. He also does paintings, objects, photographs, videos, actions, interventions, texts, and concepts.
Riiko Sakkinen has put on several solo shows in Europe and the United States since 1996. His work has been displayed at numerous group shows around the world and is included in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and Helsinki City Art Museum.
Every Sunday, Riiko Sakkinen picks boletus edulis in the forest with his one-year-old daughter. He likes Sefardi cuisine and supports Real Madrid.
（quoted from his website)