Shortlist & Jury 2020

Shortlist 2020

South Korea-born artist Geumhyung Jeong is a choreographer and performance artist whose practice began in the theatre and has extended to encompass installation and film. In her work, she constantly negotiates the relationship between the human body and the things surrounding it. Read more ▸

W A U H A U S is a Helsinki-based multidisciplinary arts collective that was formed in 2016. The collective creates contemporary theatre, performance art, and dance productions, as well as social choreography, lectures and workshops. The works of W A U H A U S are situated between different genres of art and take place at various venues from small black box theatres to urban sites, large stadiums, and the main stages of established theatre houses. Read more ▸

Ingri Midgard Fiksdal is a choreographer based in Oslo, Norway. In 2019, she finished a PhD in artistic research at Oslo National Academy of the Arts titled “Affective Choreographies”. This research took shape as six performances and three books. Ingri’s work on affect has in recent years taken her into discourses on perspective and privilege. She is currently working on a number of projects addressing the intersection between the post-anthropocentric and the decolonial from a feminist perspective. Ingri is concerned with how practise and theory are entangled in her work in a way where neither is perceived as anterior to the other. Read more ▸

Brian Fuata works in the improvisation of performance and objects employing the image of the ghost as a structural device. His live works are in situ timed pieces that vary in period blocks. They integrate multiple genres and registers of performance and public speaking, to engage a new narrative that he makes in/of each site incorporating his material surrounds as potential subject matter. Read more ▸

Shortlist & Jury 2020

Jury 2020

The Chair of Jury 2020 is Kira O’Reilly, an Irish visual artist based in Helsinki.

Her practice, both willfully interdisciplinary and entirely undisciplined employs performance, installation, biotechnical practices and writing with which to consider speculative reconfigurations around The Body. Read more ▸

João Laia is the chief curator for exhibitions at Kiasma – National Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki. Recent projectsinclude Máscaras (Masks) co-curated with Valentinas Klimašauskas and 10000 Years Later Between Venus and Mars (2017-18) at Oporto City Hall Gallery,  In Free Fall (2019) at CaixaForum, Barcelona,  Read more ▸

Fiona Winning has worked across contemporary performance, theatre, dance and festivals. She is currently Director, Programming at Sydney Opera House and prior to that was Head of Programming at Sydney Festival 2012-17. Read more ▸