CAA Contemporary Art Archipelago

Taru Elfving, Photo (c) Noora Lehtovuori(c) Noora Lehtovuori

Taru Elfving is a curator and writer based in Helsinki focused on nurturing undisciplinary and site-sensitive enquiries at the intersections of ecological, feminist and decolonial practices. As artistic director of CAA Contemporary Art Archipelago, Elfving is currently leading the research residency programme Spectres in Change on the island of Seili in the Baltic Sea in collaboration with Archipelago Research Institute of Turku University. Previously she has worked as Head of Programme at Frame Contemporary Art Finland and HIAP Helsinki International Artist Programme.

Her curatorial projects include Earth Rights (Kunsthalle Turku 2019), Hours, Years, Aeons (Finnish Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2015), Frontiers in Retreat (HIAP 2013-18), Contemporary Art Archipelago (Turku 2011 European Capital of Culture), and Towards a Future Present (LIAF Lofoten International Art Festival 2008). She has co-edited publications such as Contemporary Artist Residencies. Reclaiming Time and Space (Valiz, 2019) and Altern Ecologies (Frame, 2016).

Taru joins us for the onAIRISM - interaction and connectivity conference in November 2022

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