Jussi Koitela is a curator currently moving between different projects in France, Norway and Finland. He has since 2012 been working on and with artist’s responses to economical structures and discourses in the context of Skills of Economy curatorial research. Koitela is interested in developing curatorial, institutional and discursive practices that merge together different areas of an artistic practice, a research and politics in holistic forms.
Recent curatorial work include Agency for De-development in Tromsø at Vårscenefest Festival, Mattering City at SixtyEight Art Institute, City Agents at Estonian Museum of Contemporary Art (EKKM), Skills of Economy Sessions at Finnish Theatre Academy, Baltic Circle Festival and Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art and Untitled (two takes on crises) – You Must Make Your Death Public at de Appel arts centre. Koitela edited Finnish Art Policy Handbook, published by Checkpoint Helsinki and Baltic Circle Festival 2015. During 2015/2016 Koitela was participant of De Appel Curatorial Programme.