Annette Arlander

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b. 1956, Helsinki
Visual Artist, Media Artist, Performance Artists
Residence: Helsinki

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Finnish State Prize for multidisciplinary art 2018


Annette Arlander (1956) is an artist, researcher and a pedagogue. She is one of the pioneers of Finnish performance art (in the 80s) and belongs to the trail blazers of artistic research (in the 90s). Arlander is educated as theatre director, Master of Arts (philosophy) and Doctor of Art (Theatre and drama). During the years 2001-2013 she was professor of performance art and theory at Theatre Academy, Helsinki. In 2018-2019 she was professor of performance, art and theory and Stockholm University of the Arts. Arlander’s art work is focused on performing landscape by means of video or recorded voice.