Riikka Niemelä


+358 29 450 4091

+358 50 594 5819

Arcanuminkuja 1


Office: A310/99

ORCID identifier: https://orcid.org/https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1763-3643

Areas of expertise
Art history, contemporary art, live art, media art, phenomenology


I work as a university teacher (temp) in Art history. I began my postdoctoral research in 2020 in the art & science project “A Sacred Place? Discourses and Place Embeddedness of Finnish human-nature relationship" at the Department of Bio- and Environmental Sciences at University of Jyväskylä. I have previously worked at the University of Turku in Art history from 2008 to 2009.

I graduated with a Ph.D. degree in June 2019 with research on the history of performance and media arts in Finland. Since 2009, I have held various classes at the Open University of Turku, the Academy of Fine Arts and the School of Fine Arts at the Turku Academy of Arts and the School of Fine Arts in Turku.


Editor in chief of Tahiti journal for Art History 2021-, board member of The Society for Art History in Finland 2021-, editorial board member of Tahiti journal for Art History 2019-, editorial board member of Utukirjat Publishing 2010-2014.


I teach basic studies courses in Media Studies, Musicology and Art
History (Basic Study Skills, Changing Art and Culture, Approaches to Sounds and
Images) and BA Seminar in Art History.

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