Artists: Leena Kela

Posted on May 15, 2011

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Leena Kela (1979, Finland)

Leena Kela (1979, Finland) is a performance artist who also works with performance art pedagogy, photography and video. In her work she wants to approach the other and the concept of otherness. How does a human being, an animal, nature or even self manifest itself as other?

Kela has studied at the Crossing Borders in Performing Arts BA degree programme in Turku Arts Academy (2003) and is just finishing her studies at the Performance Art and Theory MA degree programme at the Theatre Academy in Helsinki (2009). Currently she works as a regional artist of performance art at the Arts Council of South West Finland in Turku.

Her performances have been presented in a number of contexts in Finland and internationally in performance art festivals in Great Britain, Canada, Russia, Spain, Germany, Poland, Belgium, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Estonia.

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