Roi Vaara (FI)

Roi Vaara Roi Vaara is one of the most internationally recognized performance artists in Scandinavia. He was born in 1953 in Moss (Norway), but grew up in Helsinki, Finland, where he has caused constant controversy in the art world since the early 80s. His critical point of view is not to attract public sensation but to challenge the way we are looking at things. At Kulstof 15 he presented the performance “Wet Paint Handshake” Vaara studied in the University of Art and Design in Helsinki (1972-75)  and went on to study in Jyvaskyla University (1976-77). He is one of the founders of Muu ry (1987), an artist-run interdisciplinary association in Finland […]

Black Market International

Black Market International Black Market International is a performance artist collective with international members, each one with an established and independent practice as a solo performance artist. Since 30 years, the influential group has presented durational collective performances worldwide. In 2014, the group consists of twelve regular members: Jürgen Fritz, Germany; Norbert Klassen, Switzerland (died in 2011); Miriam Laplante, Italy; Alastair MacLennan, UK; Helge Meyer, Germany; Boris Nieslony, Germany; Jacques Maria van Poppel, Netherlands; Elvira Santamaria, Mexico; Marco Teubner, Germany; Julie Andree T., Canada; Roi Vaara, Finland; Lee Wen,Singapore. The movement was founded under the name Market project in 1985 in Poznan (Poland) with founders Boris Nieslony, Zygmunt Piotrowski, Tomas Ruller […]

Tero Nauha (FIN)

Tero Nauha Tero Nauha studied at Lahti Art Institute (1990-1995), Poznan Art Academy, Poland (1995-96) and in Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam (1999-2000). At the moment, he pursues a PhD in Performance Art and Theory in The Theatre Academy in Helsinki, Finland. For Samtalekøkkenet, December 2012, Tero Nauha will present a performance in his series about capitalism from a residency in a small polish mining town: “Life in Bytom”:

Søren Thilo Funder (DK)

Søren Thilo Funder Søren Thilo Funder (1979) graduated 2008 from the Royal Danish Academy of Arts and also studied at The School of Art and Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago. For Samtalekøkkenet September 2012, he presented “Rites of Passage (Keep alive)”: We also invited him for the Turku Biennial 2013, of which we curated the Danish participation under the theme of Idyl:

Leena Kela (FIN)

Leena Kela Leena Kela is a performance artist who also works with performance art pedagogy, photography and video. In her work she wants to approach the other and the concept of otherness. How does a human being, an animal, nature or even self manifest itself as other? For Live Art for Børn 2016 she presented “Performance-alfabetet”: Leena Kela presents materials and objects typical for performance art ordered and presented after letters of the alphabet. For Live Art for Børn she also presented a work developed with Mark Harvey called Pssst! For Samtalekøkkenet, November 2012, she presented “Performance Performance”; a recipe for inventing and creating a performance from scratch in 30 minutes.

Essi Kausalainen (FIN)

Essi Kausalainen Essi Kausalainen studied performance art in Turku (BA) and in Helsinki (MA), Finland. For Samtalekøkkenet September 2012, Essi presented “I and other Letters” For “Live Art for Kids” i Kristiansstad (Oct 31st, 2015) og Ystad (Nov 1st, 2015), she presented a work about plants and their communication. After the performance we asked the kids to draw the performance as a starting point for discussion