Tero Nauha

Tero Nauha is a professor in Live Art and Performance Studies at Uniarts Helsinki, and a performance artist. In 2007 he co-created with political economists and artists the mollecular organization, which researched for experimental forms to rethink value and organization in the context of cognitive capitalism and knowledge production.

He defended his doctoral thesis on schizoanalysis and artistic practices at the Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts in Helsinki in January 2016.

He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Academy of Finland funded postdoctoral research project, How To Do Things With Performance, and a postdoctoral fellow at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies in 2017.

His primary research interest is in the relationships between economics, artistic research, performative practices, and writing.

He is a member of the Performance Philosophy Network, Performance Studies International Association, and the International Federation for Theatre Research.

In 2015, he published his first fiction novel, Heresy & Provocation, for Swedish publishing house Förlaget. He has worked in various fields of contemporary art since 1995 and presenting extensively in Europe, Americas and Asia, in such places as the Frankfurter Kunstverein, Theatrediscounter in Berlin, CSW Kronika in Bytom, Poland, and Performance Matters in London.

He has actively collaborated with sound artists, performance artists, and in theatre in various contexts globally. In his artistic practice he focuses on the interstices between intangible forms and material cultures. Nauha’s researches the complex narratives that tie together global financialization, its effect on the social sphere, and the cultural knowledge production that takes place in institutions.

    Author's blog posts

  • Who am I? Where am I? Where am I going?

    Xiaole Wang started studying at LAPS in 2023. Since she arrived at Uniarts Helsinki, the cultural and contextual differences have been obvious. This article presents some thoughts and reflections on encountering cultural differences.

  • Unorthodox friendships, catholic guilt and queer resolutions

    LAPS MA student George Rallis writes as a genderqueer person on their experience of the energy in Helsinki and their collaboration with artist Kajetan Wójcik in workshop in Oronsko, Poland.

  • LAPS grad­u­ates re­ceive Kone Foun­da­tion working grants

    LAPS programme has reason to gratulate Stefanía Olafsdottír and Onur Tayranoğlu who received a grant from Kone Foundation to develop and continue their artistic practices in 2024 and 2025.

  • New LAPS MA students 2023

    New LAPS MA students started their journey in September 2023. The autumn has been busy and the first time this year’s cohort has been able to find a moment together on camera was at the end of a course with students from the Academy of Art Szczecin in Warsaw in December.

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