Ilmari Paananen: Maiseman Aika (Performance photo). Kuninkaansaari, 2020. Photo by Kevin Buy
Riikka Thitz is a Helsinki-based curator of contemporary performance and visual arts. Her curatorial projects explore the forms of public presentation of visual and performing arts as well as their overlaps, ranging from exhibitions and performances to site-responsive projects. Thitz’s practice is informed by dramaturgical tools and especially by the concept of landscape dramaturgy.
In 2021-2023, she is a member of the curator team for the Helsinki City Theatre’s Stage for Contemporary Performance. Together with harpsichordist Marianna Henriksson and choreographer Anna Mustonen, she is a founding member of arts association i dolci.
Thitz holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Exhibition Studies from the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki (2021) as well as a Master of Arts double degree in Euroculture (2008) from Rijksuniversiteit Groningen and Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.
During the HIAP residency I’ll be working on a mobile series of works that follows the temporalities and rhythms of the bodies of water in Eastern Finland. The starting point for each of the works is the bodily experience of a landscape – and what a performance could be and where it could take place.