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Leena Kela

Bio

Leena Kela is a performance artist who also works with video and photography. In her work she wants to approach the other and the concept of otherness. How does a human being, an animal, nature or even a self manifest itself as an other? Her performances have been presented in a number of contexts in Finland and internationally in performance art festivals in Europe, Russia, and North America.
Currently she works as a regional artist of performance art at the Arts Promotion Center in South West Finland and as an artistic director of New Performance Turku Festival.

Education

MA in performance art and theory, The Theatre Academy, Helsinki (2010), BA in Performing Arts, Crossing Borders in Performing Arts, Turku Arts Academy (2003), Art Teacher Pedagogical qualification, Lahti Polytechnic, Institute of Design, Lahti (2007)