Tero Nauha

Tero Nauha is a professor in Live Art and Performance Studies at Uniarts Helsinki, and a performance artist. 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. He defended his doctoral thesis at the Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts in Helsinki in January 2016. 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. His performance art projects have been presented at 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.