Author Archives: Joonas Lahtinen

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.

R.I.P. SERVICES in Vienna in January 2019!

I’m pleased to inform that our performance/installation R.I.P. SERVICES will premiere in Vienna in early January 2019 – more info to follow! Our collective onemorequestion devised and realized the project for URB 16 Urban Art Festival organized by Kiasma Theatre/Finnish … Continue reading

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Akademierundgang 25.-28.01.18 !!

I and my dear colleague team at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna – Jakob Lena Knebl, Valerie Lange and Claudia Lomoschitz – have been busy with coordinating and planning the yearly week of open doors (Akademierundgang) at the Institute … Continue reading

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How to (Counter) Act at Kunsthalle Wien

Our team at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna will co-host workshops and lectures today at Kunsthalle Wien at Museumsquartier — hope to see you there! The event is convened by Prof. Elke Krasny and Curator Vanessa Joan Müller of … Continue reading

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UNSETTLING FEMINIST CURATING 01.12.2017

  Welcome to the one-day symposium UNSETTLING FEMINIST CURATING on Friday 01. December 2017 at the Atelierhaus of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna!! The conference is curated by my dear colleagues Prof. Elke Krasny and Barbara Mahlknecht together with Lara Perry and … Continue reading

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Paper at “ACT.MOVE.PERFORM” conference in Dresden on 08 October

I have been invited to present a research paper at the “ACT.MOVE.PERFORM.” conference at the University of Technology Dresden (TU Dresden / Institute of Art and Music, Department of Art Education) on Sunday 08 October 2017. My presentation is entitled … Continue reading

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My first semester as a teacher at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

My first semester as a University Assistant (equivalent to “Lecturer” in many other countries) at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna has come to an end — I took care of two exhibitions (display&management), taught my first art course, took … Continue reading

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YLE radio interview about my life as a Finnish-Austrian artist in Vienna

One of the main Finnish radio stations YLE PUHE interviewed me about my life as an artist and researcher living in Vienna and Helsinki, and about the differences between the two cities and countries (sorry, in Finnish only). The interview series is … Continue reading

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