Dr. Joonas Lahtinen


recent & coming up next:
Feb 23 Tutke Lecture for Doctoral Students (UniArts Helsinki/Theatre Academy)
Sept 22 Tactics for a Collective Body (performance, Het Bos, Antwerp)
May 22 Soup Session/Love Letters (installation/talk, AP Arts, Antwerp)
Nov 21-Jan 22 From nowhere to now-here (lab, Schauspielhaus Wien)
Aug-Sept 21 Earth and Water (group exhibition, MUDS/La Contrada Trieste)

website currently being updated
meanwhile, you might like to visit:

participatory performance/installation
WUK performing arts Vienna 2019
URB 16 Festival / Kiasma Theatre / Finnish National Gallery 2016

Dr. Joonas Lahtinen (A/FIN, *1984)
performance and installation artist, researcher
Lecturer-Researcher at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

PhD Theatre Research
(Univ. of Helsinki, January 2021)
MA Theatre Research
(Univ, of Helsinki 2010)
MA Performance
(Queen Mary, Univ. of London 2009)
BA Theatre Research
(Univ. of Helsinki 2007)

International publications + advisory and review activity in the fields of performance, practice-as-research, theatre studies, and exhibition studies
Here you can download the Press Review of Joonas Lahtinen’s artistic projects (PDF, 35 MB)
Advisor and Collaborator in the artistic research project Tactics for a Collective Body at AP Schools of Art, Antwerp, Principal researchers: Renata Lamenza and Stefania Assandri
YOYO – You are On Your Own
brut Wien, Vienna 2015
URB 14 Festival / Kiasma Theatre / Finnish National Gallery 2014
HomeFest Festival Bucharest 2015
in the photo: performer Mikko Niemistö
Freischwimmer performance festival 2012-2013: Sophiensaele Berlin, brut Wien, Gessnerallee Zurich, Mousonturm Frankfurt, FFT Dusseldorf, Kampnagel Hamburg
STAGE Helsinki Theatre Festival 2013
SOHO in Ottakring Festival Vienna 2016
From nowhere to now-here
Artist lab / installation on resources and care in art practice 
with students of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
at Schauspielhaus Wien, Vienna
out there – explorations into place, landscape, imagination
exhibition series in public space
by Laussegger/Lahtinen
Altes Landgut, Vienna 2019
commissioned by SHIFT/City of Vienna
artistic research project/ installations/performances
part of the “Soup Session” at the
Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp
(RAFA) in May 2022,
short videos featured in the 
WUK performing arts Facebook 
Lockdown Calendar in Spring 2021, participatory installation in public space in Vienna planned for Autumn 2023
performance / live audio play
Kiasma Theatre/Finnish National Gallery 2016
imagetanz Festival/brut Wien, Vienna 2014
in the photo: performer Harald Jokesch
PhD Dissertation in Theatre Research,
University of Helsinki
Public Defence in December 2020
Graduation in January 2021