Image: Jussi Virkkumaa / New Performance Turku Festival 2018

I have worked as an artistic director of the New Performance Turku Festival since it was established in 2012. It was an international festival for performance and live art, organized annually around Turku, Finland.  The New Performance Turku Festival changed into New Performance Turku Biennale in 2022 and the next biennale will be organised in 2023. I am curating the program together with María Villa Largacha.

Association organizing the New Performance Turku Festival is an active contributor in the discussion promoting performance and live art, both locally and internationally. This is done by developing sustainable production and touring structures and working methods.

See here the latest New Performance Turku Biennale news. You can find the earlier festivals in the Archive.

Other selected curatorial works:

Member of the curatorial team of Mad House Production House for Performance in Helsinki (2015-2017), Floating Platforms -encounters between performance art and science, team member of planning, organizing and curating the project, Turku, Finland (2015), Curating Here and Now. Performance Art in Finland exhibition together with Silja Lehtonen, Ars Nova Contemporary Arts Museum, Turku (2013), Curating the annual exhibition of Turku Arts Association together with Heini Aho, Köysirata gallery, Turku (2012), Curating the Fluxee Contemporary Art Clubs 4 times a year together with Aapo Korkeaoja, TEHDAS Theatre, Turku (2010-2013), Curating and organizing annual Performanssi on the Road –events, Varsinais-Suomi, Finland (2012-2014), curating various performance art events and clubs around Finland (2005-2012).