Laureline Tilkin-Franssens (b. 1991, Leuven) is a multidisciplinary artist, focusing mostly on photography and video-based in Helsinki. She investigates the concept of identity by reflecting upon different cultures and communities. Tilkin-Franssens’ works have been exhibited in different exhibitions around Europe. She holds an MA in photography (Catholic University College Limburg) and an MA in Visual Culture and Contemporary Art (Aalto University, School of Arts, Design, and Architecture). Tilkin-Franssens is also proficient in (content) marketing and communications, public relations, music journalism and promotion, and social media management.


2021 Sourcing Administrator, TELUS International, Tampere, Finland
2021 Project Coordinator, Lionbridge, Tampere, Finland
2020 QA Specialist, Lionbridge, Tampere, Finland
2020 Freelance Content Specialist, ToaC-Solutions, Boutersem, Belgium
2017 Founder of Tuonela Magazine, Helsinki, Finland (present)
2010 Freelance Photographer (present)
2018 Co-founder, Cerulean Midnight, Helsinki, Finland
2018 PR & Event Manager, Rebound Crypto, Helsinki, Finland
2017 Marketing & Communications Intern, Inventshift, Espoo, Finland
2016 Digital Content Producer, FundYou, Helsinki, Finland
2016 Music Journalist, Tempelores Magazine, The Netherlands
2013 Assistant at Pascal Baetens Photography, Lovenjoel, Belgium
2008 Music Journalist, Vampire Magazine, The Netherlands


2016 – 2017 Minor in Communications, Master of Business, Aalto University
2014 – 2017 Master of Arts in Visual Culture & Contemporary Art, Aalto University
2013 – 2014 Master of Arts in Photography, Catholic University College Limburg, Belgium
2013 – 2014 Finnish A1, Language Centre Catholic University Leuven – Leuven, Belgium
2013 Exchange semester in Fine Arts, Tampere University of Applied Sciences
2010 – 2013 Bachelor of Arts in Photography Catholic University College Limburg, Belgium


2019 “It’s not a phase mom”: Private Venue – Helsinki, Finland
2018 ‘I Used to Listen to Britney Spears’: Third Space Gallery – Helsinki, Finland
2017 The Night’s Imaginarium: Arthouse, Otaniemi – Espoo, Finland
2017 The Night’s Imaginarium: Node Gallery – Helsinki, Finland
2017 The Night’s Imaginarium: PC’ke – Tienen, Belgium
2014 “PES”: Boutersem, Belgium


2019 “It’s not a phase mom”, Huuto Galleria, Helsinki, Finland
2019 “I used to Listen to Britney Spears” Henrys Pub, Kuopio, Finland
2018 “I used to Listen to Britney Spears” Third Space Gallery, Helsinki, FInland
2017 “Where do we go now but nowhere?” Space Invaders, Tampere, Finland
2017 “The Night’s Imaginarium” Experimental Event – Pori, Finland
2016 “Route 51” Space Invaders, Matinkylä, Finland
2016 “Smaken van Hasselt: Ceramics & Stadsmus” – Stadsmus, Hasselt, Belgium
2016 “Blue” Arthouse Disclosed, Arthouse, Espoo, Finland
2015 “Improvisation Karaoke” – Space Invaders, Espoo, Finland
2015 “Improvisation Karaoke” Mediums and Dimensions, Arthouse, Finland
2015 “Traces” – Seminar “The Rock”, Otaniemi, Finland
2015 “Waiting for the rain” Lantern park, Lux Festival, Helsinki, Finland
2014 “PES” Exit ‘14, Genk, Belgium
2014 “(Re)Tracing Memories” Campus Bokrijk, Bokrijk, Genk, Belgium
2012 “Architecture in Genk”, public library, Genk, Belgium
2012 “Beatrijs Lombaerts” Eden, Art Gallery Coalface, Genk, Belgium


2016 Coordinator of art festival Arthouse Disclosed, part of Aalto Festival, Otaniemi, Finland


2020 COVID-19 project grant from Taike Arts Promotion Centre Finland
2019 Startup grant
2018 Startup grant
2013 Erasmus grant


2013 Photograph “84” of “PES”, private collection, Belgium
2013 Photograph “57” of “PES”, private collection, Belgium
2013 Photographs “Tuoro 1 & 2” of “PES”, private collection, Italy
2016 Photographs from series “Ceramics” and “Stadsmus”, Stadsmus, Hasselt
2019 Photograph “Untitled” of “It’s not a phase, mom”, private collection, Helsinki


2019 Workshop about basics of photography, Helsinki, Finland
2017 Workshop about Photoshop, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland
2014 Private tutor for basics of photography, Helsinki, Finland


2017 Master Thesis: “The Night’s Imaginarium: on the hyperreality of Sleep Paralysis”
2015 365 artists, 365 days
2015 D!NG Magazine: MAD-faculty Issue: “Vaeltaja Suomessa”
2014 Master Thesis: “PES”
2014 Stampsy: Online publication: “PES”
2014 SNOR Magazine: Graduation Issue: “PES”
2014 D!NG Magazine: Anniversary Issue: “PES”
2014 Positive Magazine: featured story: “PES”
2014 Master Thesis: “PES”