Artist & researcher

Tero Nauha is a professor of Live Art and Performance Studies at Uniarts Helsinki and a performance artist. In 2007 he co-founded the mollecular organisation with political economists and artists to explore experimental forms of rethinking value and organisation in the context of cognitive capitalism and knowledge production.

He defended his Ph.D. thesis on schizoanalysis and artistic practices at the Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts, Helsinki, in January 2016. 

He was a postdoctoral fellow in the Academy of Finland funded postdoctoral research project, How To Do Things With Performance, and a postdoctoral fellow at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies in 2017. 

His main research interests are the relationships between economics, artistic research, performative practices and writing. 

He is a member of the Performance Philosophy Network, the Performance Studies International Association, and the International Federation for Theatre Research. 

In 2015 he published his first fiction novel, Heresy & Provocation, for the Swedish publishing house Förlaget. Since 1995, he has worked in various fields of contemporary art and has presented extensively in Europe, America and Asia, including at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, Theatrediscounter in Berlin, CSW Kronika in Bytom, Poland, and Performance Matters in London. 

He has actively collaborated with sound artists, performance artists and in theatre in various contexts worldwide. His artistic practice focuses on the interstices between immaterial forms and material cultures. Nauha’s research explores the complex narratives that link global financialisation, its social impact and the production of cultural knowledge in institutions.

Tero Nauha
b. 1970
Lives and works in Helsinki, Finland
Email: teronauha(at)gmail.com