Dana Michel is the 2019 Winner of ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art

  Dana Michel was announced as the 2019 winner of ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art on Saturday 14th September. Dana Michel was revealed as the 6th winner of the prestigious prize during the ANTI Prize Party in Kuopio, Finland. The 2019 shortlist comprised of four celebrated artists from across the globe: Cuqui Jerez […]


Four essays on four Live Art Artists

Shortlist LIVE! publication provides comprehensive texts on the careers and practices of this year’s ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art. Cuqui Jerez, Dana Michel, Keijaun Thomas and Mammalian Diving Reflex were asked to suggest authors to write about their careers and practices. Each writer responded “yes” to the writing invitation. As a result, we […]


One Week to ANTI Festival 2019

Starting in one week on Tuesday 10th September 2019, ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival traces various iterations of death in an attempt to open-up thinking around our relationship to it and to the many sets of phenomena that surround it. The presentations and events of ANTI Festival are free for the audience, but some events […]


Future DiverCities Lab 2019

ANTI Festival hosts the fourth Future DiverCities Lab in Kuopio in 2-15 September 2019. The Lab will be based in an urban room – a pop-up store in the centre of town titled The End, which will act as a space for people to meet, make and discuss. It can be used and visited by […]


Live Art Prize Nominees Compete for 30 000€

ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival 2019 builds up to a thrilling weekend as the nominees for The ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art present their work in Kuopio Finland as part of the new Shortlist LIVE! programme. The new Shortlist LIVE! concept change the way the winner selection process is handled, but also provides […]


ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art Jury 2019

ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival, the Finnish Theatre of the Year, is proud to present the the jury for the ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art 2019. ANTI Festival’s artistic directors Johanna Tuukkanen and Gregg Whelan expect a thrilling week as “for the first time the Shortlist LIVE! programme will bring these remarkable artists […]


New Trailer for Anna-Liisa Nesterval!

Nesterval (AT): Anna-Liisa Nesterval Trailer 2 from ANTI Festival on Vimeo. ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival is rapidly approaching! The 2019 festival is in 10-15 September. Get a taste of the 2019 programme through the new Anna-Liisa Nesterval trailer. Nesterval, who have gained massive popularity in Wien, will present their immersive theatre piece three times […]


One Month to Festival

ANTI Festival Starts in a Month – Celebrated Live Artists in Kuopio, Finland ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival 2019 is getting closer as the festival opens on 10th September 2019 in Kuopio, Finland. We have invited internationally celebrated, award-winning artists from around the world to present their projects. The theme and focus for the 18th […]


The ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art Shortlisted Artists 2019

For the first time ever, ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival is proud to present the shortlisted artists of The ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art during the 2019 Festival in Kuopio where each shortlisted artist/collective performs their work. Shortlist LIVE! is a completely new and unique entity of events around the prize in which […]


Uutiskirje 3/2019

Sonya Lindfors Returns to Kuopio 1.-7.4.2019 Galleria Ars Libera | Suokatu 30, Kuopio The winner of the ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art Award 2018, Sonya Lindfors, returns to Kuopio as she will start working on her piece for ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival 2019 with a gallery residence in Galleria Ars Libera 1.-7.4.2019. […]