Tero Nauha is a professor in Live Art and Performance Studies (LAPS), Uniarts Helsinki and a performance artist. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Academy of Finland funded postdoctoral research project ‘How To Do Things With Performance?’ (2016-20), and a postdoctoral fellow at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies in 2017.
He defended his doctoral research at the Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts in Helsinki in January 2016. His primary research interest is the relationships between economics, artistic research, performative practices and writing. Nauha’s research interest are focused on the complex narratives that tie together global financialization and its effect on the social sphere and the cultural knowledge production that takes place in the institutions.
He is the member of Performance Philosophy network, Performance Studies International association and the International Federation for Theatre Research. In 2015, he published his first fiction novel Heresy & Provocation for a Swedish publishing house Förlaget. With Annette Arlander, Hanna Järvinen and Pilvi Porkola, Nauha was the main editor of the first book in Finnish that collected texts on Performance Philosophy (2020), including Karen Barad and François Laruelle.
His performance art projects have been presented at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, Theatrediscounter in Berlin, CSW Kronika in Bytom, Poland, Performance Matters in London, and at the New Performance Festival in Turku, among other venues.