hanna ohtonen

Hanna Ohtonen (b. 1978) is a curator and writer based in Helsinki, Finland. She is one half of a feminist curatorial duo called nynnyt, who are currently working on a research project ‘What Can Feminism Do?’. In addition to this, Ohtonen is investigating the un-referential attributes of the relationships between contemporary art, language and vulnerability. She has previously written for the Finnish art magazine Taide as well as for several galleries, artists and online publications and has, since 2008, been part of several collectives organising exhibitions and events around art in Helsinki. 

Ohtonen has graduated from Aalto University in Helsinki with an MA in Curating, Managing and Mediating Art (2015), writing her thesis about contemporary museums as public spaces. Prior to this she has received an MA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins in London (2006) and worked for eight years as a photographic artist in Finland and the UK.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS
Aamukahviklubi at Frame Finland with artist Tiina Raitanen, 2016
Ihme Festival of Contemporary Art, 2016
​What Now My Love? Exhibition Laboratory, Helsinki, 2015
Conjunctions of Curating and Art Education, Bratislava, 2015
Sibelius Academy, Contemporary Museums as Public Spaces, 2015
OTHER
Programme Coordinator, Frame Finland, 2016-2017
Course teacher in writing about art, Aalto University, 2015-2016