I am a performance artist whose work evolves from observing everyday life and phenomena. I have been working with performance art since year 2000 and currently I am doing my doctoral studies at the Academy of Fine Arts, University of the Arts Helsinki. In my ongoing artistic research I focus on methods, phases and languages in collaboration processes between myself as a performance artist and experts and scientists from various disciplines, i.a. cosmologist researching dark energy.

I have presented my performances in a number of contexts in Finland, and internationally in performance art festivals, events and conferences across Europe as well as in Russia, Northern and Southern America, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. I work as co-artistic director of the international New Performance Turku Festival, organized annually in Turku Finland. I also curate other performance art events in Finland and abroad. Currently I am on artist grant awarded by Arts Promotion Centre Finland (years 2015-2019).

Leena Kela CV 2017 (Finnish)