News: Academy of Fine Arts / Art and Education Program

From now on I’ll be working as a University Assistant (equivalent of „lecturer“ in many other countries) at The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna / Institute for Education in the Arts / Art and Education Program in the superb team of Prof. Elke Krasny – it seems that I have landed at a place where I can combine all of my key professional interests (doing own artistic and research projects + teaching and planning practical and theoretical courses, exhibitions and events) at one of the oldest and most renowned art universities in the world.
I will be able to realize projects with external partners and outside the academia too; all current project plans are still valid. That is, in the coming years there will be a lot going on both within the institutional walls and beyond them — stay tuned!

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About Joonas Lahtinen

Joonas Lahtinen (* 1984, FIN/A) is a performance artist, director and researcher who lives and works in Vienna and Helsinki. His performances are often site-specific and have a strong installational character. In his works, he explores the politics of space and of the everyday from perspectives that are both humorous and disturbing. Joonas has studied Performance at Queen Mary, University of London and he is writing a PhD thesis about the problematic of “emancipatory” participative art at the University of Helsinki. Since 1995, he has performed in various Live Art, theatre and TV productions both in Finland and abroad.
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