Frame has a new Board of Directors

The Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture has appointed a new Board of Directors to oversee the work of the Frame Foundation for a three-year term from 2024 to 2027. The new board started their work in April.

Seven members were appointed to the Board of the Frame Foundation. Professor Hanna Johansson, artist Tellervo Kalleinen, Executive Director Oskari Nokso-Koivisto and Museum Director Anni Venäläinen will continue from the previous term. New board members are Managing Director Outi Kuittinen, artist James Prevett and PhD researcher Anna Talasniemi.

“Frame’s board changes every three years. I would like to express my warmest thanks to the previous Board, which has provided extensive expertise and support to Frame over the past years,” says Frame’s CEO Raija Koli.

“The incoming fifth Board of Directors of Frame represents a broad range of expertise from different sectors of contemporary art and society. The board members bring together insights from the visual arts field, from artistic work, art education, museums and foundations. Members also have a strong background in organisational development, arts funding, and social responsibility,” Koli continues.

Frame Contemporary Art Finland (Frame Foundation) is an expert organisation and information centre for contemporary art. Frame strengthens the position of Finnish contemporary art and promotes cooperation between Finnish and international contemporary art professionals.

Frame’s board of directors for the period 2024–2027:

Hanna Johansson is Professor of Research of contemporary art at the Academy of Fine Arts of the University of Helsinki. She has extensive knowledge of contemporary art and has studied, for example, the relationship of Finnish contemporary art to ecology. Johansson is an Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Helsinki, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Uusimaa Fund of the Finnish Cultural Foundation.

Tellervo Kalleinen is a contemporary artist who bases her practice on creative collaboration. Kalleinen graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki and studied at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg and Braunschweig in Germany. Kalleinen has worked with Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen since 2002. The duo was awarded the AVEK Media Art Prize in 2012 and Ars Fennica in 2014 and has had numerous exhibitions around the world.

Outi Kuittinen is the CEO of RELEX Foundation for a Better Future. The foundation focuses in particular on biodiversity conservation, combatting climate change and preventing inequality. Prior to RELEX Foundation, Kuittinen worked at the think tank Demos Helsinki. She has worked extensively with organisations from different sectors in Finland and internationally in strategy work, innovation and organisational development. Kuittinen has served on the boards of Demos ry, Dodo ry and Ekosäätiö.

Oskari Nokso-Koivisto is the Executive Director of the Aalto Economic Institute, a research and policy cooperation institute at the Department of Economics at Aalto University. The Institute aims to bring economics knowledge into the decision-making process. Nokso-Koivisto has co-founded the Helsinki Graduate School of Economics, a joint economics unit of Aalto, HY and Hanken, and currently serves as secretary of the Helsinki GSE board.

James Prevett is a British artist and teacher based in Helsinki since 2013. He is a lecturer in sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts of the University of the Arts Helsinki. His artistic practice intersects studio-based making and social practice, both of which revolve around sculpture and its social relations. Prevett has had numerous exhibitions around the world and his work is in the collections of Kiasma and the Finnish National Gallery. In 2021, he was awarded the first Linnamo Prize for Visual Arts.

Anna Talasniemi is a professional in the fields of arts, culture and foundations. For almost 10 years, she was the director of the Kone Foundation supporting arts and academic research. Currently, Talasniemi is working on her PhD in art education at the University of Jyväskylä. Talasniemi has extensive experience in administrative processes, strategy building and management. She is Vice-Chair of the Boards of Baltic Circle ry and Wauhaus ry. Talasniemi is also a member of the Nordic Norm Critical Leadership Network, which promotes equality in the arts and culture field. Anni Venäläinen is the Director of the Pori Art Museum. She is also a member of the management team of the Cultural Department of the City of Pori’s Department of Culture and the board of the Maire Gullichsen Art Foundation. In addition to her museum work, Venäläinen has been a guest lecturer, freelance curator and writer.

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Raija Koli, Director