Annette Arlander is an artist, researcher and a pedagogue. She is one of the pioneers of Finnish performance art and belongs to the trailblazers of artistic research. She was professor of performance art and theory at the Theatre Academy, Helsinki 2001-2013 and professor of artistic research at the University of the Arts Helsinki 2015-2016. Arlander’s art work is focused on performing landscape by means of video or recorded voice. Her research interests include performance as research, performance studies, site specificity, landscape, and the environment.
Arlander is educated as theatre director, Master of Arts (philosophy) and Doctor of Art (theatre and drama).