Timo Saarelma (b.1977 Turku, Finland) studied photography and videography in Oslo National Academy of Arts in Norway, and completed his studies receiving his Master in Fine Arts degree in 2009.
Saarelma's works have been exhibited in various exhibitions in Finland and other countries. In 2015 he worked as a resident artist in an artist-in-residence program in Oaxaca City, Mexico. In 2016 he received an International Rainbow Cultural Workers award diploma for outstanding LGTB cultural contribution.
Timo Saarelma is mainly focused on photography in his artistic work. The contexts of his works often refer to questions related to human interactions in urban space, otherness and queer issues.
Timo Saarelma lives and works in Los Angeles, California.