Bio


Annette Arlander is an artist, researcher and a pedagogue, one of the pioneers of Finnish performance art and a trailblazer of artistic research. She is educated as theatre director, Master of Arts (philosophy) and Doctor of Art (theatre and drama). Arlander was the first to be awarded a doctorate from the Theatre Academy, Helsinki (in 1999). In 2001 she was invited as professor of performance art and theory to instigate the MA degree program in performance art and theory (or Live Art and performance studies, as it is called today) a position she held until 2013. In 2007-2009 she was also head of the research department or Performing Arts Research Centre (Tutke) at the Theatre Academy. In 2015-2016 she was professor of artistic research at the University of the Arts Helsinki Theatre Academy and (temporary) vice dean for research there, as well as visiting professor at Stockholm University of the Arts. In 2016 she was professor of artistic research at Academy of Fine Arts University of the Arts Helsinki and since 2017 a visiting researcher there. In 2017 Arlander is a postdoctoral fellow in the arts at Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies and principal investigator of the Academy of Finland funded research project How to Do Things with Performance. She is member of the editorial board of JAR (Journal for Artistic Research) and Ruukku, co-convenor of the Performance as Research Working Group of IFTR (International Federation for Theatre Research) and of the Artistic Research Working Group of PSI (Performance Studies International). Arlander’s research interests are related to artistic research, performance-as-research, performance studies, site-specificity and the environment. Her artwork is focused on performing landscape by means of video or recorded voice, and moves between the traditions of performance art, video art and environmental art.
 
CV here
 
The AVEK prize 2014 AVEK prize_press release
 
Contact
email: Annette Arlander (at) uniarts.fi
tel. +358 (0)405320676
 
Links to websites
University of the Arts Helsinki
Profile on Research Catalogue (for artistic research)
Video works in AV archive
academia.edu
Old homepage on Harakka Island
Finnish Artist’s Association
Performance Art Bank
Contemporary performance network
 
Research projects and networks
How to do things with performance funded by the Academy of Finland, with timeline on the Research Catalogue
Performing with Plants funded by Kone and Vetenskapsrådet
Performance as Research Working Group of IFTR (International Federation for Theatre Research)
Working Group for Artistic Research at PSI (Performance Studies International)
Performance philosophy network

Annette Arlander makes notes on work in progress and archives her previous work