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Joonas Lahtinen (* 1984, A/FIN) is a Vienna-based performance scholar, performance and installation artist, and Lecturer-Researcher in Art and Education at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. He has studied  Theatre Research at the University of Helsinki (BA 2007, MA 2010, PhD expected 2020) and Performance at Queen Mary, University of London (MA in Performance, 2009). Joonas has published numerous theatre research and popular articles in Finnish and English. He has cooperated with institutions such as the Finnish National Gallery/Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art/Kiasma Theatre, brut Wien, and WUK performing arts Vienna, and with festivals such as  imagetanz Vienna, Freischwimmer-Festival (DE/A/CH), SOHO in Ottakring Vienna, URB Urban Arts Festival Helsinki, HomeFest Bucharest, and STAGE Helsinki Theatre Festival.

Live Art/performance art, performance analysis, participatory art, installation art, practice-as-research, problematic of "political art”, visual culture, performance and feminism, performance and identity construction, continental philosophy and critical theory, performance and urban experience

PHD PROJECT (expected 2020):
MAKING SENSE OF PERCEPTION AND POWER IN PARTICIPATORY PERFORMANCE. Horizons of change and politics of the sensible in Lois Weaver’s “What Tammy Needs to Know”, Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen’s “Complaints Choir”, and Claudia Bosse’s “dominant powers. was also tun?” (Theatre Research, University of Helsinki, Finland)


2017 – Lecturer-Researcher in Art and Education, Institute for Education in the Arts, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna: courses on art practice (transmedia art, installation, individual practical project); art theory and analysis; art history; portfolio devising; co-supervision of Masters Diploma dissertations

2017 Guest Lecture session “Parts that matter – contemporary critical discourses and the politics of participatory art practice” at the course Relational, Immersive and Participatory Activities, University of the Arts Helsinki / Theatre Academy

2016 Teacher of the MA-level course “Emancipation through participatory art? Politics of the body in contemporary performance and installation” (5 ECTS) in Theatre Research, University of Helsinki

2013 "Katsomisen taide – esityksen havainnoinnin ja esitysanalyysin problematiikasta" (5 ECTS) in Theatre Research, University of Helsinki

2012 "Esitys, yleisön osallistaminen ja politiikka" (5 ECTS) in Theatre Research, University of Helsinki

Joonas’s research work has been endorsed by the Finnish Cultural Foundation, The National Doctoral Program of Music, Theatre and Dance in Finland, Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, and University of Helsinki Celebration Fund.

Joonas’s artistic projects have been endorsed by the SHIFT Funding programme (Basis.Kultur.Wien/City of Vienna), the Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Frame Visual Art Finland, Finnish Cultural Foundation/Uusimaa Regional Fund, the City of Vienna Department for Cultural Affairs (MA7), Austrian Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture (BMUKK), Austrian Federal Chancellery (BKA), Austrian Cultural Forum Bucharest, the Finnish Institute in Germany, Austrian Embassy Helsinki, ESKUS Performance Center Helsinki, City of Helsinki Cultural Office, ASFINAG (Austrian federal agency for motorways and expressways), and the European Union Youth Program.

Joonas’ artistic and research projects have featured on TV, in newspapers, magazines and on the radio: ORF1 TV/Wien Heute (Austria), W24 TV (Austria), Radio Ö1 Kulturjournal (ORF/Austria), Radio FM4 (ORF/Austria), RBB Kulturradio Berlin-Brandenburg (Berlin), YLE Radio 1/Kultakuume (Finland), YLE Radio Puhe/Puheen Aamu (Finland), Der Standard (Vienna), Die Presse/Schaufenster (Vienna), Tages-Anzeiger (Zurich), Westdeutsche Zeitung (Dusseldorf), (Vienna), Teatteri&tanssi+sirkus (Helsinki), Nyt-liite/Helsingin Sanomat (Helsinki), Kansan Uutiset (Helsinki), esitys (Helsinki), Aamulehti (Tampere), (Helsinki)

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Externa befattningar

Lecturer-Researcher in Art and Education, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien)

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